Monday, June 18, 2012

Coney Island

Jokester named king of 30th Mermaid Parade

This Coney Island parade is gaining in years, but isn’t losing its sense of humor. Comment.
Gowanus

Have a whale of a time at this science talk

Scientist Joy Reidenberg talks about what it’s like to dissect deep-sea beasts. Comment.
Canarsie

Kids give peace a chance

Kids know what war’s good for — absolutely nothin’. Comments (1).
Fort Greene

Radiolab goes from audio to visual with show at BAM

Everyone’s favorite pop-nerds are bringing their show to Brooklyn. Comment.

Sunday, June 17, 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.
Sunday Read

Coney Island Atlas immortalized on Brooklyn street corner

In this week’s Sunday Read, we remember Joe “the Great” Rollino, a strongman whose heart was larger than his extra-large biceps. Comments (1).
Letters

‘Unpatriotic’ PS 90 Principal Greta Hawkins shows her true colors

Our readers send out a big “red, white, and BOO” to the Coney Island principal who banned “God Bless the U.S.A.” and other national songs on her school’s graduation day because she didn’t want to offend anyone’s cultural sensibilities. Comments (2).

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Big Screecher

Look, Carmine wants the damn B64 bus back!

This week, Carmine demands the MTA return a much-needed bus line. Comment.
Coney Island

Coney merchants: The Shore Theater has become a homeless hangout

A group of homeless men who harass Coney Island beach-goers and urinate in public has turned a landmarked building across the street from Nathans into their private camp ground, claim outraged merchants who want the vagrants gone. Comments (6).
Cyclones Confidential

Cyclones 2012 roster heavy on hurlers

You better bring an extinguisher to Coney Island this summer — the Brooklyn Cyclones plan to bring a few flamethrowers to MCU Park. Comment.

Friday, June 15, 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.
Bensonhurst

DA: Building owners to blame for 86th Street ‘deathtrap’

The five people killed in a 2010 fire may have survived if building owners hadn’t added extra living spaces to maximize their profits, investigators claim. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Storobin: I’m ready to move on

Sheepshead Bay’s newly minted state senator is preparing to jump ship — after just ten days in office. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Golden rival pushing for more bike lanes in Bay Ridge

State Senate candidate Andrew Gounardes wants to see more bicycles in Bay Ridge — setting the wheels in motion for a showdown with Republican state Sen. Marty Golden, who opposes bike travel on major thoroughfares. Comment.
Weekend Watch

Come on ride the train!

This could possibly be the greatest weekend ever on rails. Comment.
Bensonhurst

PS 226’s country fair a rollickin’ good time

The Bensonhurst school experienced some country livin’ at the annual outdoor festival. See all the fun in our slideshow. Comments (4).
Borough-wide

Money, cash, shows: Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival needs your help raising funds

It’s mo’ money, mo’ problems for the organizers of the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival. Comment.
Crime

Man found stabbed to death on W. 15th Street

A bloody stabbing kicks off a quick run-down of crimes from the 60th, 61st, and 70th precincts. Comment.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Marine Park

No love for Marine Park tennis courts

Tennis buffs are lobbing vitriol-fueled volleys at the city for failing to fix Marine Park’s ailing tennis courts, claiming that the play space is in varying states of disrepair and needs to be overhauled. Comments (3).
Park Slope

Get hooked up! ‘Community supported fishery’ connects fishermen to foodies

Farm to table? Try ocean to table. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

A true-blue tribute to Flag Day

Today is Flag Day. It’s a time to honor the Stars and Stripes, whose might and right should be hailed every day, our columnist says. Comments (2).
Marine Park

Marine Park patriots celebrate Old Glory’s birthday

Hundreds of Marine Park residents celebrated the U.S. flag’s birthday with a concert on June 10. See our slideshow for all the patriotic fun. Comment.
Standing O

Everything is so green!

Standing O is back, telling you why Brooklyn is so awesome! Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Who loves Israel more than Sheepshead Bay?

Southern Brooklynites celebrated all things Israel at the annual celebration hosted by the Kings Bay Y. See our slideshow for all the fun. Comment.
Park Slope

Sweat victory: Lover of ‘hot yoga’ achieves 1,000-day Bikram streak

An unbelievably positive and fiercely devoted Park Slope yoga student has overcome a serious physical disability to finish a jaw-dropping marathon of hot yoga — and he’s just getting warmed up. Comments (1).
Marine Park

Thieves steal man’s cash and phone

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

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Bay Ridge

City: Controversial cart is operating illegally

The gyro seller that has become the symbol of Bay Ridge’s brewing food-vendor battle is operating illegally, this paper has learned — and now brick-and-mortar businesses are demanding the controversial food cart be booted from Bay Ridge for good. Comments (13).
Sheepshead Bay

He knows how to fold ‘em — with video!

A Sheepshead Bay bodega owner has figured out a way to make all of his Lotto customers winners. Comments (1).
Flatbush

What happened to Bobby’s trees?

Church Avenue greenery lovers claim an expanding neighborhood business had two locust trees yanked out of a public sidewalk in a clear-cut case of aboricide — then covered up any evidence of its deed with cement. Comments (17).
Mill Basin

Classic cars park at historic airstrip

The annual Antique Automobile Association of Brooklyn’s car show proved classic vehicles are still around. Comments (1).
Not for Nuthin’

The What a Good Job You Did Generation gets a lesson in reality

This week, our columnist applauds David McCullough for telling it like it is. Comments (1).
Gavel to Gavel

Brett-Pierce gets 32 years for killing daughter

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

Bensonhurst festival puts diversity on display

The annual Bensonhurst festival attracted a wide range of vendors and visitors for Sunday’s event. See our slideshow for all the fun. Comment.
Bensonhurst

New Utrecht Avenue attack

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

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Coney Island

Warner Fusselle, voice of the Brooklyn Cyclones, dies at 68

The veteran broadcaster was preparing his 12th season with the Brooklyn minor-league team when he died, friends said. Comments (2).
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).
Coney Island

Cyclones take hipsters out to the ballgame with ‘Williamsburg Night’

The Brooklyn Cyclones are courting the borough’s hippest baseball fans by shattering an unwritten rule of hipster branding: never openly market to them. Comments (1).
Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge kicks up its heels

The Bay Ridge Community Council honored neighborhood leaders at its annual bash, and passed the torch from three-year president to incoming president. Check out our slideshow for all the fun. Comments (1).

Monday, June 11, 2012

Ditmas Park

Pedal push! Cyclists want more bike lanes in Ditmas Park

A group of Ditmas Park cyclists are clamoring for more bike routes on their side of Prospect Park — and they’re recruiting neighborhood businesses to help them increase the borough’s bike lane network. Comments (2).
Canarsie

To L and back! MTA adds new trains to North Brooklyn line

Getting the L is about to get a bit easier thanks to an MTA plan to add more trains to the overcrowded North Brooklyn line. Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan’s take on famous one-word answers

This week, our columnist reminds us of some famous one-liners. Comments (2).

Sunday, June 10, 2012

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.
Boerum Hill

‘Dean’ of boro journalism Dennis Holt dead at 77

Dennis Holt, the grandfather of Brooklyn journalism who doggedly covered Downtown’s renaissance, died on June 7 from complications after suffering a fall. Comment.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

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

Kings Highway

Cops: Lightbulb eater not a bright bank robber

It’s official: eating lightbulbs doesn’t pay. 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.
Sheepshead Bay

What’s the holdup? Massive Belt Parkway repair project begins

Get ready to hit the brakes, Brooklyn. Comment.

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