Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Flatlands

Kids shine on the dance floor

Young students at PS 207’s Early Childhood Center celebrated the end of the year by thrilling parents and teachers alike by cutting a rug. Comment.
Coney Island

Freak show! Mr. and Mrs. LEGO get married on the Boardwalk

Students from three Coney Island schools unveiled a massive replica of Luna Park on the Boardwalk, replete with a LEGO bride groom married by our beloved Courier columnist Lou Powsner. Comment.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Williamsburg

Video game theater series gives audience the controller

The players are on stage — and in the seats, too. Comment.
Music

Toad the Wet Sprocket to play Brooklyn!

Get out your hankies: Toad the Wet Sprocket are about to unload two decades of emotional honesty on our borough. Comment.
Flatbush

Cops: ‘Swordsman’ attacked driver

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

Sunday, July 1, 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

Simmering Ridge food vendor wars boil over

Readers offer some food for thought about the ongoing battle between street kitchens and brick and mortar restaurants. Comment.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Big Screecher

Carmine breaks down the back of a buck

This week, the Screecher shows you why he loves America, but hates parting with dollar bills! Comment.

Friday, June 29, 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

Cops: Fork over your fireworks

Call it a pyrotechnic pardon. Comment.
Marine Park

Manzola: Civic is breaking its own rules

A man who was booted from the civic’s executive board for being argumentative now claims he was denied his right to be re-nominated. Comments (2).
Coney Island

Clones star has new glove in his life

It takes time to get over your first glove — just ask Cyclones first baseman Cole Frenzel. Comment.
Weekend Watch

Will this be your lucky weekend on the rails?

Trains at a distance have every man’s wish aboard. But for some, they never arrive. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

Is Borough President Markowitz Sar-serious?

This week, our columnist questions Borough President Markowitz’s decision to appoint a controversial Arab American civic leader to a Bay Ridge community panel. Comments (4).
Marine Park

Police: Man scares off would-be robbers

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

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge: We need to lock up Pigeon Park

Drifters are taking over the park after dark, claim angry dwellers who want the greenspace closed. Comment.
Canarsie

Unicyclists unite! Free-wheelers band together to fight one-wheeled bias

A man who beat the rap for riding his unicycle lawfully on a sidewalk reached out to a fellow rider slapped with a similar violation. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Turner loses senate bid

Rep. Bob Turner’s days in Washington are officially numbered. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Trash talk: Merchants say Sheepshead Bay Road has become a garbage dump

Sheepshead Bay store owners say they are sick of walking past overflowing corner garbage cans. Comments (1).
Coney Island

Clones get up, stay up against Renegades

Brooklyn’s boys of summer secured an early lead and held onto it. Comment.
Standing O

Self-taught musician is one of a kind!

Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting to the beat! Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

World War II vet gets his degree — at 85!

A Sheepshead Bay freedom fighter becomes one of Kingsborough Community College’s oldest grads. Comment.
BoroBeat

Students show off LEGO chops at PS 188

Students at the Coney Island school put their construction skills to the test during a fun — and educational — event on June 23. See their masterpieces in our slideshow. Comment.
Gavel to Gavel

DA Hynes drops charges against accused sex abusers

It leads this week’s Gavel to Gavel. Comment.
Bensonhurst

Thief ransacks man’s bedroom

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

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Borough-wide

Landslide! Jeffries trounces Barron at the polls

He’s our new Towns! Comments (1).
Bay Ridge

Making rounds to stop cancer in its tracks

Brooklynites came out to fight cancer during the 13th annual Relay For Life, held on Fort Hamilton High’s track on Saturday. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Controversial Arab-American activist appointed to community board

Bay Ridge community leaders are lashing out against Borough President Markowitz’s decision to appoint a controversial Arab-American activist to a neighborhood advisory panel, claiming that a woman who’s admitted to having loose connections to Islamic extremist groups should not have been given the job. Comments (17).
Sheepshead Bay

Kruger heads off to prison — without bosom buddy Michael Turano!

Saying goodbye is never easy — especially when you’re going to separate minimum-security prisons. Comment.
Midwood

Unholy act: Silver bandits fleece shuls of $400 shawls

Ceremonial shawls covered in precious metal are disappearing left and right in Midwood. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Ridgites band together to help 81st Street fire victims

Merchants of Third Avenue President Bob Howe, his family, and his neighbor’s family lost their homes in a fire over the weekend. This week, Ridgites are doing everything they can to help these families in need. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

Fast and Furious? How about Dumb and Dumber?

This week, Joanna takes a bite out of stupidity and duplicity. Comment.
Coney Island

Cyclones throw away a win

Two Cyclones throwing errors allowed the Hudson Valley Renegades to take a two-point lead in the seventh, giving the Baby Rays a 4–2 win at Dutchess Stadium. Comment.
Crime

Police: Man threatens woman with needle

Get ready for your weekly run-down of crimes from Sheepshead Bay’s 61st Precinct. Comment.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Coney Island

Hot dog switcheroo! Nathan’s contest start time changed … again

Get ready for an early lunch: the Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest will start at noon, not 3 pm, as planners had previously announced. Comment.
Coney Island

Zigun won’t forget this year’s Mermaid Parade

Scantily-clad mermaids, nymphs, and mermen came out in full force on Saturday for the 30th annual Mermaid Parade, and celebration founder Dick Zigun will actually remember it this year! See all the wacky fun in our slideshow. Comment.
Flatlands

Fire sale! ‘Hot sheet’ hotel opponents will help developer sell property

If you can’t beat ‘em, help ‘em find a buyer. Comments (1).
Coney Island

Renegade rout! Cyclones’ pitchers leave Hudson Valley scoreless

The Clones pitching staff blanked the Hudson Valley Renegades at home in Coney Island on Monday night, continuing the team’s winning streak and once again lifting them to the top of the McNamara division. Comment.
Kensington

Teens battle to see who will be named Iron Chef — and who will be chopped

Students at PS 230 in Kensington joined the borough’s foodie frenzy on Saturday, wowing judges with their culinary creations. Comment.
Dyker Heights

Piano students bring down the house at senior citizen home

Residents at the Norwegian Christian Home were treated to a piano recital with tunes from all genres and generations. Comment.
Coney Island

Cops: Knife-toting attacker slashes man

Get ready for your weekly run-down of crimes from Coney Island’s 60th Precinct. Comment.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge to city: We want our own bike lane plan

Talk about going off the grid! Comments (1).
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.
Brighton Beach

Cat hoarder evicted

A Brighton Beach woman who had 45 cats has to move out of her apartment by July 31 — even though she downsized her brood to just two kitties. Comment.
Coney Island

Mini Mets have big bats: Cyclones offense unstoppable in Aberdeen

An explosive offense gave the Cyclones the edge for the second night in a row, securing a Brooklyn victory in the rubber match of a three-game road series against the Aberdeen Ironbirds. Comment.
Brighton Beach

Trump Towers is the new ‘Oz’

Students from PS 100 staged the classic musical for seniors at the Brighton Beach complex. See our slideshow for all the fun. Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan sorts through the scraps of paper on his nightstand

This week, our columnist talks about the little bits of trivia sitting near his bed — and his addiction to 99-cent stores. Comments (2).

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Coney Island

Power play! Heavy hitting helps Clones topple Ironbirds

Brooklyn’s boys of summer came out on top — thanks to the long ball. Comment.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Cyclones

Cyclones fall to Ironbirds, 6–1

The Clones lose the first of a three-game road trip to Maryland. Comment.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Coney Island

Let them eat cupcake! New eating contest comes to Coney

Competitive eating in Coney Island just got a bit sweeter. 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).
Coney Island

Loathed Staten Island Yankees stomp all over the Cyclones

This one hurt! Comment.

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