Monday, May 21, 2012

24/7

The Notorious MSG say they’re no joke

Their geri curls may be wigs, but these rappers insist they’re the real deal. Comment.
Coney Island

Everything you need to know about Coney Island this summer

The ocean-side escape seemed fixed in time for decades — but now it’s in the middle of a major renaissance. Comment.
Williamsburg

Celebrate Brooklyn’s riding obsession at Bicycle Fetish Day

It’s a fetish fest — but the only chains you’ll find are the ones attached to bicycles. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Quick thieves swipe bus rider’s laptop

The theft leads this week’s 68th Precinct police blotter. Comment.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

The Newsstand

Brooklyn Weekly is now online

Courier Life is proud to present the latest print edition of Brooklyn Weekly, which can be found each Sunday in the New York Post. Comment.
BoroBeat

Fore! Greener pastures ahead for Marine Park Golf Course

Borough President Markowitz lauded the renovations of the “green jewel” of Southern Brooklyn at a reception celebrating the city’s largest public golf course on May 15. Comments (1).
Letters

Boardwalk War of 2012 rages on our letters page

It’s your page and you know it! Boardwalk fans rush to defend the famed walkway from getting a concrete makeover. Comments (1).

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Big Screecher

Carmine chimes in on the Relay for Life, and dog poop

This week, Carmine says he’s had it up to here with people not following the pooper-scooper law. Comments (4).

Friday, May 18, 2012

Brooklyn Heights

France says ‘merci’ to Heights veteran — 68 years after the fact

Better late than never. Comment.
Brighton Beach

Kitty hoarder on the hunt for new pet-friendly digs

A Brighton Beach cat hoarder about to be evicted from her apartment for having too many kitties is hunting for a new home with a pet-friendly policy. Comment.
Weekend Watch

It’s going to be a beautiful weekend for straphangers

How sweet it is to be loved by the MTA, folks. You can look forward to some smooth cruising out there this weekend! Comment.
A Britisher’s View

Good riddance to Mr. Facebook — for dumping U.S.

The social netrowk titan jumped ship to Singapore to avoid paying capital gains taxes — ahead of his company going public. It’s a beastly bit of insider trading, sez our columnist. Comments (1).
Marine Park

Cops: Man arrested in bat attack

Plus a host of other crimes from Marine Park’s 63rd Precinct. Comment.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Coney Island

Booted Boardwalk bar owner to open his own amusement area

Call it Cha-Cha’s revenge. Comment.
Prospect Heights

Horseshoe seating for hockey puts Barclays on thin ice

The Barclays Center will debut an unconventional horseshoe-shaped seating configuration for a preseason hockey game this fall — raising questions about whether the undersized arena could truly accommodate an NHL franchise. Comments (3).
Flatlands

Man gunned down on Flatbush Avenue

Cops say a Brooklyn Avenue teen was shot repeatedly minutes after he entered the Top Taco on Flatbush Avenue. Comments (1).
Bay Ridge

Bused in! Dogs from Park Slope, Ditmas Park sent to Dyker Beach Dog Run, critics charge

Dyker Beach is going to the dogs, but very few are from the neighborhood, dog-lovers say. Comments (23).
Mill Basin

Aviator — the new training ground for Spartan sports

Floyd Bennett Field is now home to Spartan races — and all the sore muscles, fun, and feasting that go with them! Comment.
Park Slope

J.J. Byrne gains ground against ol’ George

A popular Park Slope playground reopened last week with a new name honoring a long-forgotten borough president — marking a minor victory for the barely remembered politico over the landmark-hogging forefather who snatched away his legacy. Comment.
BoroBeat

Light fire with fire!

Lag BaOmer celebration lit up Midwood last week as marchers paraded down Ocean Avenue. Comment.
Bensonhurst

Robber hits 86th Street bank

Get ready for your weekly run down of crimes from Bensonhurst’s 62nd Precinct. Comment.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Sheepshead Bay

Ooh, that smell! Residents say Sheepshead Bay stinks to the high heavens

When it rains in Sheepshead Bay, residents say they hold their noses. Comments (2).
Midwood

MCA remembered in mural

Fans of recently deceased rapper Adam “MCA” Yauch showed their gratitude to the legendary Brooklyn-born Beastie Boy by painting a mural in his honor. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Public Advocate fires up Ridge restaurant wars

Bill de Blasio tossed himself into the fire raging between restaurants and sidewalk food carts. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

‘Girls’ stinks, but Mother’s Day brunch was delicious

This week, our columnists tells you about the good and bad of Mother’s Day weekend. Comments (1).
BoroBeat

Here’s mud in your eye!

More than 400 tossed tractor tires and slogged through the muck during the Metro Dash at the Aviator Sports and Events Center. See all the pictures in our slideshow. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

No bike share south of Atlantic Avenue this year

The city will install 148 bike share stations in DUMBO, Williamsburg, Greenpoint, Fort Greene, Brooklyn Heights, and Downtown — but Park Slope, Prospect Heights, and Cobble Hill will be left out in the cold until next year. Comment.
Gavel to Gavel

Horror mom guilty of starving daughter

The verdict leads this week’s Gavel to Gavel. Comment.
BoroBeat

Stars rock out for New York Methodist Hospital

New York Methodist Hospital’s surgeons, physicians, nurses, and guests rocked out with stars at the Brooklyn Museum for the medical center’s annual fundraiser on May 12. Comments (1).
Crime

Cops: Drunk driver arrested after bad parking job

Get ready for your weekly run-down of crimes from the 61st Precinct. Comment.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Coney Island

Seaside Summer Concert Series will return to cramped Coney lot

Borough President Markowitz’s Seaside Summer Concert Series will once again be held in a W. 21st Street lot one third the size of Asser Levy Park, critics say. Comments (5).
BoroBeat

Ten-hut! Recruits get a taste of Army life at Fort Hamilton

New recruits and their families got a sneak peak at their future in the Army with a day of competitions and exhibitions at the base. Comments (6).
Fort Greene

Jimmy Kimmel says Brooklyn isn’t a punch line — chew on that, Portland!

The late-night star, and Mill Basin native, is bringing his show to Brooklyn, so we decided to pester him about the borough where he was born. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

The votes are in — and Fidler loses!

David Storobin has retaken the lead in the race to replace prison-bound ex-pol Carl Kruger — and this time it might stick. Comments (6).
Bensonhurst

Manhole cover swiper nabbed, cops say

Police arrested a man they said swiped manhole covers for a living — until he was nabbed for the string of thefts on May 9. Comments (1).
Williamsburg

Romeo and Juliet survive in modern take on Shakespeare’s classic

Spoiler alert: in this adaptation of “Romeo and Juliet,” the star-crossed paramours live to love another day. Comment.
Coney Island

NYPD: Man arrested for swiping jewelry and cash from home

Get ready for your weekly run-down of crimes from the 60th Precinct. Comment.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Midwood

Shul showdown in Midwood!

Avenue N residents say a proposed new synagogue that could be three times larger than anything else on the block will give them headaches. Comment.
Downtown plan

Century 21 will open on Fulton Mall

Discount chain Century 21 will become the first new department store on the Fulton Mall in nearly 90 years when it sets up shop in a massive space at the planned City Point development in 2015. Comment.
Midwood

Felder: There’s nothing ‘super’ about new senate seat

Former Councilman Simcha Felder says he’s running as a Democrat for Midwood’s new state senate seat, but says he will work with whoever’s in charge so he can “bring home the pastrami.” Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Name game! City rechristens Sheepshead, Dewey high schools

The city is overhauling two failing Southern Brooklyn high schools — starting with their names! Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan the Man give us the digits

This week, our columnist examines some of the nation’s most intersting phone polls. Comments (1).

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Bay Ridge

Ridge food vendor war could end up in court

Halal cart workers say they’re being harassed because they’re Middle Eastern — and threatened to sue the city if they’re forced to leave Bay Ridge. Comments (11).

Friday, May 11, 2012

Marine Park

DA drops case against accused pedophile priest

A grand jury failed to indict Monsignor Thomas Brady on sex abuse charges, stopping the criminal case against the Good Shepherd Church spiritual leader in its tracks. Comments (50).
Flatbush

How to support yourself, and others, as an artist in Brooklyn

These Flatbush artists have found the secret to living at home — while providing for their family, too! Comment.
Canarsie

NYPD: Fake cop held up family at gunpoint

Police say a man wearing an NYPD jacket and sporting a gold shield robbed a Canarsie Road family earlier this week. Comment.

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