Monday, June 25, 2012

Borough-wide

It’s a congressional smackdown! Who will you choose — Jeffries or Barron?

Before you go out to vote tomorrow, make sure you check out our handy guide on the race between Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries and Councilman Charles Barron. Comment.
Cyclones

Remembering Warner Fusselle: Reflections on a career in the Catbird Seat

Dozens flocked to MCU Park on Friday to remember announcer Warner Fusselle, the voice of the Brooklyn Cyclones — a voice that was silenced on June 10 when the 68-year-old succumbed to a heart attack. We asked former Brooklyn Paper columnist Ed Shakespeare to tell us about working with the keeper of the Catbird Seat. Comment.
Borough-wide

The definitive guide to used book shopping

It’s not hard to find literature in its pulpy prime. Comments (1).
Park Slope

Fact to fiction — financial reporter writes Wall Street thriller

After 25-years of hard facts, a little fiction goes a long way. Comment.
Marine Park

Cops: Shopper tried to sneak out with stolen clothes

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

Sunday, June 24, 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.
Letters

Councilman Fidler: Your report is inaccurate

This week, Councilman Lew Fidler gives us an earful about our Marine Park tennis court coverage. Comments (1).

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Big Screecher

Carmine says don’t believe the interweb!

This week, Carmine says he’s learned a valuable lesson the hard way: don’t believe what you read on the internet! Comments (1).

Friday, June 22, 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.
BoroBeat

CNG’s ‘Women of Distinction’ gala makes a big splash at the NY Aquarium

We can’t stop singing their praises. Comments (2).
Windsor Terrace

Popped water balloons are a tot lot choking hazard, parents claim

Big kids with water balloons have turned a Prospect Park tot lot into a choking hazard for toddlers, say concerned Brooklyn parents. Comments (2).
Mill Basin

Gastastrophe! Planters say Floyd Bennett pipeline won’t make their garden grow

Neighborhood diehards say the proposed Transco Pipeline will destroy Brooklyn’s only federal park. Comments (3).
Weekend Watch

It’s going to be a sweet weekend on the subway

It’s going to be another beautiful weekend on the rails — giving you every reason to keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comment.
A Britisher’s View

Deport ‘Jaafarious’ Syrian — ASAP

Syrian henchman Bashar al-Assad’s former aide is now studying at Columbia University, which puts her in the same class as anti-American PS 90 Principal Greta Hawkins, and unpatriotic schools chief Dennis Walcott, our columnist says. Comment.
BoroBeat

Come for the food, stay for the facts

Kids and families were treated to the Family Fun Festival on June 16, where they took part in good food, games, and some facts on helpful services. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Thief scoops up woman’s jewelry

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

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Marine Park

Ballooning city permit prices creating tennis cheats

What a racket! Comments (2).
Kensington

Hog wash! Residents want Coney Island Avenue business to clean up its act

A neighborhood car wash is stopping traffic on Coney Island Avenue, critics say. Comments (1).
Red Hook

Surf and turf: Red Hook crab shack and minigolf course putts it all on the table

A rustic new crab shack in Red Hook is serving up mini-golf alongside buckets of fresh fare — and seafood loving Brooklynites are already shelling it out for the new summertime destination. Comment.
Bay Ridge

CB10 votes for calmer cars

The board voted to reduce accidents along the commercial corridor after rejecting a similar city proposal twice in the past year. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Sheepshead Bay Road merchants will pay for more customers

Sheepshead Bay Road’s struggling merchants want to form a business improvement district to draw more shoppers and compete with other commercial corridors — but critics blasted the idea as simply a ploy to squeeze more dough out of them for city services they already pay for. Comments (1).
Coney Island

Clones lineup comes alive!

The Cyclones win three straight as they pound the hated Staten Island Yankees 7–2 on the Rock. Comment.
Bensonhurst

Thug slugs man in face, takes cash

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

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Bay Ridge

Ridge residents: Prince Hotel is a royal pain

Residents of 93rd Street are calling on the city to shutter a controversial hotel that they say is a hotbed of crime — but the building’s 83-year-old owner says nothing illegal is going on at his spotless neighborhood inn. Comment.
Coney Island

Cha Cha’s amusement park held back by red tape

A Coney Island carny booted from the Boardwalk in favor of more upscale businesses says his trumpeted comeback to the People’s Playground has been stalled — thanks to bureaucratic red tape. Comments (1).
Coney Island

Cyclones do it again

Superb pitching carries the Cyclones to victory over the hated Staten Island Yankees. Comment.
Borough-wide

Boro’s newest elected starts Albany career by trying to ban gay marriage

Newly elected state Sen. David Storobin has a message for his gay constituents: you shouldn’t be allowed to marry each other. Comments (4).
Cyclones Confidential

Meet the new kids on the mic

Three baby-faced college students will by calling Cyclones games as they try to fill the late, great Warner Fusselle’s shoes. Here’s a preview on what you’ll be hearing from the catbird seat this summer. Comment.
BoroBeat

Berry binge in Ditmas Park

Hungry kids and adults sunk their faces into heaping piles of strawberry shortcake at the Cortelyou Greenmarket on Sunday in hopes of being crowned Brooklyn’s king of cake eaters. Check out our slideshow for all the messy fun. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

Will they start this trial already!

This week, our columnist says its time to get the trial of Khalid Skeikh Mohammed moving. Comments (1).
Gavel to Gavel

Lawsuit: School didn’t stop anti-gay assault

A brutal bias attack at Roy H. Mann Junior High School leads this week’s Gavel to Gavel. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Cops: Man arrested for Gerritsen Beach attack

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

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Ditmas Park

Big rig rumble leaves Ditmas Park shaking

Big rig drivers love to keep on truckin’ — right through two bucolic Flatbush neighborhoods. Comments (11).
Coney Island

Ruby’s changes sign, Coney faithful mourn

Call it a sign of the times. Comments (5).
Coney Island

Cyclones topple hated Yanks in opening day win

Coach Rich Donnelly should be proud — his team of teens played some good clean baseball. The Yankees, however, did not. Comment.
Canarsie

Grinders flip over new skate park

Skaters cheered the opening of the new skate park by jumping, swerving, and grinding their way through the course. See our slideshow for all the rad moves. Comment.
Atlantic Yards

Barclays bar fray: Neighbors angry about Jay-Z bar’s late last call

Rap mogul Jay-Z will open a sprawling, high-end sports bar inside the Barclays Center — but neighbors have 99 problems with a plan to serve booze until 2 am at the posh lounge. Comment.
Coney Island

Pets suit up for ‘wagging rights’

Pets paraded the Boardwalk dressed in their best and wackiest outfits all in hopes of winning great prizes in the second annual Pet Day Costume Contest. See our slideshow for all the costumed craziness. Comment.
Speak Out

Lou’s back! And he’s speaking out about his days in the military

Lou Powsner returns with a tale of his days in the Air Force. Comments (1).
Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge celebrates U.S. Army’s birthday

The U.S. Army is 237 years young! Comment.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Gravesend

Feds slam Gravesend Bay’s big bang theory

The Army Corps of Engineers claim the unexploded munitions that many say are lining the bottom of Gravesend Bay won’t blow up if they start dredging for a new waste transfer stations — but critics are already covering their ears. 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.
Coney Island

Baby hitters club: Youthful ‘Clones prepare for new season

The boys of summer are back — and this year, they really are just boys. Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

America by the numbers

This week, our columnist spells it out for you — then adds it all up! Comments (3).

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Link

Park Slope beauty named Miss New York!

Brownstone Brooklyn bombshell Mallory Hagen beat out 25 other contestants for the coveted Miss New York tiara last night. The Daily News has the story. Comment.

Friday, June 15, 2012

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.
Link

Rep. Grimm gives lawyers $321,000 as probe into Israeli donor scandal continues

The Bay Ridge legislator is paying big bucks to defend himself against allegations that he accepted campaign donations from foreigners, as well as bullied followers of a celebrity Jewish mystic into giving $500,000 to his 2010 campaign. Our friends at City and State have the story. Comment.

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