Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Music

Enter Kool Keith’s weird world

He’s called himself Dr. Octagon, Dr. Dooom, and Black Elvis — now he says he’s the King of New York. Comments (1).
Flatbush

Cops: Woman’s purse full of poultry

Get ready for your weekly run down of crimes from the 70th Precinct. Comment.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Bay Ridge

New Italian market opens in Bay Ridge

A new Italian specialty store is coming to Bay Ridge this August. Comment.
Nightlife

Stayin’ alive! Roller disco comes to DeKalb Market

Monthly event brings hundreds of people together for a night of summer fun on four wheels. Comment.
Park Slope

See a burlesque variety show and get a boozy manicure — at the same time!

Park Slope’s salon-themed bar is getting even more girly. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Crooks hit jackpot at Duane Reade

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

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Letters

Our readers ask: ‘Who watches the watchers?’

Our letter writers are spouting off on a number of issues this week — from the spy cameras coming to Midwood to Mayor Bloomberg’s plan to ban Super Big Gulps. Comment.
Borough-wide

Blind bicyclists to race through borough today

Two visually-impaired Israeli athletes with a lot to prove will be joining today’s 50 Mile Bike Run. Comment.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Big Screecher

Carmine shows his soft side at Kingsborough

This week, we learn that the Big Screecher sometimes breaks down and cries for no good reason! Comment.
Ditmas Park

Mural makeover! New artwork wraps around Cortelyou Library

Kathryne Hall’s online-funded mural will be unveiled today. Comment.

Friday, June 8, 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.
Marine Park

Community event showcases Marine Park kids’ talents

Kids showed off their talens in Marine Park on Monday during the neighborhood’s annual Community Youth Showcase. See all the fun in our slideshow. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

It’s time to cut off aid to Pakistan

Our columnist says no American taxpayer dollars should go to a nation that has zero interest in capturing the bad guys. Comments (3).
Weekend Watch

Normal weekend headaches ahead

If you take the Q, your trip is going to be a lot faster this weekend. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Success and setbacks at yearly street fair

Ridgites flocked to Fifth Avenue for the annual Fifth Avenue Festival on June 3. Check out all the fun in our slideshow. Comment.
Marine Park

Police: Teens swipe man’s phone on E. 49th Steet

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

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Park Slope

‘Everything changes in a moment’

A woman who was groped on 16th Street — and claims that police set her attacker free — shares her story with Brooklyn Daily. Comments (2).
Coney Island

Logo lunacy! Carny king says he’ll sue Duane Reade over Mermaid Parade artwork

The unofficial mayor of Coney Island claims the pharmacy giant used the Mermaid Parade’s logo without his permision — which he sees as an obscene attack against Brooklyn’s bawdiest march. Comments (7).
Marine Park

Marine Park Civic fracturing over field house

Maria De Lisandra’s father Carmine Carro establlished the Marine Park Civic Association — and the embattled field house will be named in her father’s memory — but she’s quitting the group her pop held dear. Comments (3).
Flatlands

NYPD: Help us find bank robber

A man armed with a threatening note made a huge withdrawal at a Flatlands HSBC, police say. Comments (1).
Sheepshead Bay

Kicked off! Students lose to teachers in PS 52 rubber game

PS 52 teachers and staff won the annual teacher vs. student game, but kids still had a great time. See our slideshow for photos of all the action. Comment.
Dyker Heights

The Bard’s the thing at school festival

Students at IS 201 celebrated the work of William Shakespeare at their annual Shakespeare Festival where they turned their school into a Renaissance fair. Check out all the fun in our slideshow. Comment.
Ditmas Park

Graffiti be gone!

A good-natured gang of volunteers took to Church Avenue on Saturday to rid the thoroughfare of unsightly trash and vandalism. Check out the photos in our slideshow. Comment.
Bensonhurst

Knife-wielding thug robs man — in his home!

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

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Bay Ridge

Illegal benches become welcome ‘a la cart’ seating

The pair of controversial benches illegally bolted onto Fifth Avenue to displace a gyro cart have become welcome lunchtime seating, say food vendor customers who want to relax while they eat their chicken on rice and falafels. Comments (1).
BoroBeat

Bicyclists invade Bay Ridge

A swarm of cyclists made its way through Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst, and Dyker Heights on June 3 for the first time in the annual Tour de Brooklyn. Comment.
Coney Island

Delay at summer’s dog day

Coney Island’s hotdog eating contest is going from high noon to high tea. Comment.
Gravesend

Boaters to city: Sanitation plan a bunch of garbage

Boaters using a Bath Beach marina fear that they’ll be sailing through a minefield of garbage if the city anchors a waste transfer station at the mouth of Gravesend Bay. Comments (3).
Marine Park

NYPD: Man arrested for race-fueled attack

Police say a 33-year-old man hurled racial epithets and bricks at a black waiter at Tea for Two Lite. Comment.
Gavel to Gavel

Feds: City officials arraigned for alleged bribe receiving

The arraigment leads this week’s Gavel to Gavel. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

Banning the Big Gulp in the Big Apple

This week, our columnist takes aim at the Mayor’s “waste” size. Comments (1).
Sheepshead Bay

Cops: Man caught slashing tires

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

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Kensington

Old Glory is back — with fangs

Scott LoBaido repainted his flag mural in Kensington, but added a message for the person who vandalized it. Comments (1).
BoroBeat

Enterprise sets sail

Brooklynites were treated to a rare sight on Sunday as a barge pulled Enterprise space shuttle past the Kings County shoreline. See photos of the voyage in our slideshow. Comment.
Midwood

Courage under fire: Murrow HS band wins competition after losing instruments in bus fire

The school’s bus caught fire — but the band played on to win! Comment.
Coney Island

Coney Island time capsule! Photog opens 50-year retrospective

An amateur shutterbug showcases never-before-seen photos of the People’s Playground. Comments (2).
DUMBO

See the newest addition to the DUMBO skyline

An artist is turning an under-appreciated Brooklyn icon into a statement about finding beauty in gritty urban environments. Comment.
BoroBeat

They’ve got the golden ticket! Students perform ‘Willy Wonka’

Students at IS 226 in Bensonhurst treated parents, teachers, and staff to a world of pure imagination with their version of the beloved story. See our slideshow for all the fun. Comments (7).
BoroBeat

PS 236 kids take a look under the sea

Marine photographer and author Michael Patrick O’Neill taught students at the Mill Basin school about the creatures of the deep-blue sea. Comment.
Crime

Cops: Knifepoint robbery on W. Fifth Street solved

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

Monday, June 4, 2012

Fort Greene

Retiring Rep. Ed Towns endorses Charles Barron in House race

Councilman Charles Barron landed the endorsement of retiring Rep. Ed Towns, giving the charismatic and controversial Canarsie politician a major boost in his House race against state Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries. Comments (1).
Manhattan Beach

Goodbye terriers, hello tulips! Gardeners eye dog run takeover

The Manhattan Beach dog run may be no more if a group of green-thumbed residents get their way. Comments (2).
Sheepshead Bay

Storobin’s senate victory is a big win — but a bigger net loss

Talk about seeing red! Comments (8).
Borough-wide

Malignaggi wants Barclays to host Brooklyn boxing brawl

The first boxing match at the Barclays Center will be a battle between Brooklynites — if Bensonhurst-born World Boxing Association welterweight champion Paulie “Magic Man” Malignaggi gets his way. Comment.
Mill Basin

World Kid victorious after eighth-round KO

Sadam Ali dazzled a standing-room-only crowd at Aviator Sports and Events Center. Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan’s trippin’ about the month of June

This week, our columnist warns you about the Post Office, and considers the meaning of the sixth month of the year. Comments (8).
Bay Ridge

Thief swipes woman’s credit cards at restaurant

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

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Letters

There’s a street meat smackdown on our letters page

Readers spout off on everything from food carts in Bay Ridge to Coney’s ongoing boardwalk wars. Comment.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Link

In case you missed it: Three Kings Highway banks robbed in 30 minutes

A bank robber had a banner day on Kings Highway yesterday. The New York Times has the details. Comment.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Bay Ridge

Roll ‘em! Cyclists to converge on Bay Ridge this Sunday

Get ready, Bay Ridge — 2,000 bicyclists will be pedaling your way this Sunday. Comments (3).
Link

Probe: James Madison High School teacher had sex with 16-year-old student

In case you missed it: Another James Madison High School educator has been accused of having sex on school grounds. Our pals at the New York Post has all the saucy details. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Fidler: I lost

Brooklyn’s version of Florida’s Bush vs. Gore election is finally over. Comments (1).
Mill Basin

‘World Kid’ comes home to give boxing career a shot in the arm

The former Olympic boxer says he’s ready to take on anyone — except Paulie “Magic Man” Malignaggi. Comment.

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