Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Ditmas Park

Cajun crustaceans!

If you have a hankering for mudbugs, don’t fret — Sycamore’s throwing a Louisiana-style crawfish boil. Comment.
Greenpoint

Tale of Kentucky’s ‘King of Pot’ hits Greenpoint

The true story of a cartel of Kentucky-fried marijuana growers who fell prey to the largset weed bust in Comment.
Canarsie

Bat attack on E. 103rd Street

The assault leads this week’s blotter from the 69th Precinct. Comment.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Borough-wide

Flute attack!

This isn’t your Daddy’s flute music! Flutronix merges hip-hop, classical and electronic music for a futuristic sound. Comment.
BoroBeat

Oh, say, can you see? Ships parade under Verrazano to kick off Fleet Week

Nearly 2,000 people welcomed sailors to New York at the 10th annual Salute to Ships at Fort Hamilton. See all the festivities in our slideshow. Comment.
Art

Roulette’s nature-centric audio art is a nod to Mother Earth

A sound artist is transforming a Japanese dancer trained in butoh to tune in on the sounds of nature. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Cops: Cash thief caught

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

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Big Screecher

Here’s why Carmine is worried about the economy

This week, the Screecher sounds off on the delivery service’s inability to bring him a package. Comment.
Borough-wide

Summer roundup, Day 6: Are you ready for some baseball?

The Cyclones are back, baby! They’re back! Comment.

Friday, May 25, 2012

The Newsstand

This week’s Courier Life Newspapers are online

Brooklyn Daily is proud to present the latest print editions of our Courier Life newspapers. Comment.
Borough-wide

Summer roundup, Day 5: Cool off this summer — with coffee!

When you’re sweating it out this summer, make sure you hit these spots for some iced caffeine. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

Kennedy suicide reminds us of the silent killer

This week, our columnist discusses suicide — and how to prevent it. Comment.
BoroBeat

Remembering heroes and victims of 9-11

Middle schoolers at William McKinley spent months creating a 150-foot tribute to the World Trade Center attacks so they would never forget that fateful day. Comments (1).
Marine Park

Cops: Woman attacked man for cellphone

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

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Brighton Beach

Feds fine contractor behind deadly Brighton Beach building collapse

One worker died and four others were injured during the November collapse — which federal authorities now say was a Midwood-based construction company’s fault. Comment.
BoroBeat

NYPD reaches out to Muslim youth

Officials from the NYPD, the FBI, and the Department of Homeland Security showed off their gear to Muslim students for the second year in a row. Comments (7).
Music

Bieber to play Barclays!

You better Beliebe it! Comment.
Borough-wide

Summer roundup, Day 4: Drink up — responsibly!

There will be a lot of drinking this summer, but that doesn’t have to mean you have to get loaded! Check out these five non-alcoholic summer treats. Comment.
Gavel to Gavel

Man gets 41 years for posing as dead mom

The sentencing leads this week’s Gavel to Gavel. Comment.
Bensonhurst

Man robbed by fake cops

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

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Kensington

Red, white, and boo!

Someone defaced a Kensington flag mural painted by patriot-in-chief Scott LoBaido — and the artist wants the vandal to be charged with committing a bias crime! Comments (2).
Coney Island

Boardwalk war! Rockaway repairs have Coney faithful spitting nails

A city decision to repair an outer-borough boardwalk with wood has opponents of the Coney Island Boardwalk’s upcoming concrete makeover accusing the Parks Department of turning back on its word. Comments (3).
Flatlands

Owner: No ‘hotel no tell’ for Farragut Rd.

Councilman Jumaane Williams flat out lied when he claimed a new building slated for Foster Avenue was going to be a hot-sheet hotel, said the Long Island developer overseeing the project, who claims that he has no intention of renting rooms by the hour. Comments (4).
Borough-wide

Summer roundup, Day 3: Don’t miss these six summer concerts!

Music will be exploding all over the borough this summer. It’s up to you where you want to shake your groove thing. Comment.
BoroBeat

Vikings invade Bay Ridge

The neighborhood celebrated its Scandinavian roots with the annual Viking Fest and Norwegian Independence Day Parade. See our slideshow for all the fun. Comment.
BoroBeat

Sheepshead Bay celebrates Memorial Day early

The annual parade brought out more than 450 residents who paid tribute to the service members who made the ultimate sacrifice. For all the red, white, and blue festivities, see our slideshow. Comment.
Bensonhurst

Cops: Teen nabbed for blowgun barrage

Police arrested a 15-year-old teen who they say targeted pedestrians from the roof of an 86th Street apartment — with a blowgun — on May 20. Comments (2).
Not for Nuthin’

‘House’ finale leaves Joanna high and dry

This week, Joanna reviews the final episode of House. Comments (6).
Sheepshead Bay

Cops: Tire popper hit E. 27th Street

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

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Bay Ridge

Swastika scratcher targets Bay Ridge

A vandal carved swastikas into six cars parked on 74th Street in Bay Ridge early Sunday morning, leaving residents on the leafy block on edge — even though they do not believe they’re victims of a hate crime. Comments (4).
Bay Ridge

Kara-OK! New sing-along spot to replace notorious V Lounge

A shuttered Bay Ridge Karaoke club with a history of violence will re-open as a new sing-along spot — with the blessing of Community Board 10’s Police and Public Safety Committee. Comment.
Borough-wide

Summer roundup, Day 2: Places where you can fish, frisbee, and fly a kite like a king

In this installment of our countdown to summer, we cover the three F’s — and it’s not what you think! Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

GOP T-shirt maker: I’m going to succeed Rep. Ed Towns

A Republican Sheepshead Bay T-shirt maker has his sights set on taking over a longtime Democratic congressional seat that now contains conservative-leaning neighborhoods such as Marine Park and Bergen Beach. Comment.
BoroBeat

Record number of visitors flock to BayFest

Visitors flocked to Emmons Avenue to see bands, party with neighbors and friends, and enjoy Sunday’s perfect weather. For all the fun, see our slideshow. Comments (2).
Mill Basin

Kings County is the fairest of them all

Brooklynites flocked to Floyd Bennett Field for good weather, cotton candy, and carnival rides at the Kings County Fair. Comments (2).
BoroBeat

PS 52 students jump around for a good cause

Youngsters at the Sheepshead Bay school put their jump rope skills to the test to raise money for the American Heart Association. Check out the fun they had in our slideshow. Comment.
Borough-wide

DA Hynes wants you to fight bullying — on video!

District Attorney Charles Hynes doesn’t like bullies, and he wants to honor kids who fight bullying on all fronts. Comment.
Coney Island

Cops: Vandals trash woman’s apartment

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

Monday, May 21, 2012

Dyker Heights

Doggone shame! Doo-doo gooders forced to maintain city dog run

Pooch-lovers who routinely visit the Dyker Beach Dog Run say the city isn’t maintaining the leash-free lot, leaving the task of emptying overflowing, poop-filled trash bins to a bunch of neighborhood doo doo-gooders. Comments (10).
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.
Kensington

Senior attacked over double parking!

Police arrested a man they say attacked an 86-year-old Kensington shop owner on Thursday — during a spat over double parking, the hospitalized victim claims. Comment.
Ditmas Park

Beverly Road Sears named a Brooklyn landmark

The golden era of department stores may be over — but a symbol of its heyday is being preserved on Beverly Road. Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

You want gripes? Stan’s got gripes.

This week, our columnist discusses the little things that drive him nuts. Comments (5).
Canarsie

Let’s hear it for mom!

Mother’s Day was more than a week ago, but Canarsians are still honoring the ladies that brought them into this world. Comment.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

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).

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Flatlands

NYPD: Top Taco shooting may have been gang related

The May 15 shooting outside of a Flatbush Avenue taco restaurant that left an 18-year-old dead could have been gang related, police say. Comments (4).

Friday, May 18, 2012

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.

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