Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Flatbush

Cops: Teen snatches purse from woman

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

Sweet revolution! High schoolers fight Syrian oppression with pastries

Two Bay Ridge teens are fighting oppression in Syria — one cupcake at a time. Comment.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Gowanus

Brooklyn designers dream of the stars — and build space suit to get there

A pair of Gowanus innovators are trying to build an outfit for astronauts on a budget. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

It’s history! Resident’s fear beautiful Sheepshead Bay Victorian will be turned into condos

Residents say the Frank P. Clair home should be landmarked because it was built by the late Circle Line co-founder. Comments (6).
Bay Ridge

Brutal thieves beat up woman for iPhone

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

Monday, July 9, 2012

Music

Road trippin’ parents play Brooklyn

Living out of a trailer and touring the country, musical duo Hymn for Her is part one-man-band, part mexican wrestling. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Gardeners want to protect green space from highway noise

Bay Ridge gardeners tending the Narrows Botanical Gardens in Shore Road Park are so sick of the sound of cars zipping along the nearby Belt Parkway that they’re willing to have their beloved greenspace walled off — a move some say will kill the park’s views of the harbor. Comments (1).
Gowanus

Put this on your wall

Music may have gone digital long ago, but the art of rock and roll gig posters still lives on, with many skillful silk screeners continuing to produce strong works, on display at the Gowanus Print Lab now. Comment.
Marine Park

Cops: Woman swiped T-shirts from store

The theft leads this week’s 63rd Precinct police blotter. Comment.

Sunday, July 8, 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.
Letters

Linda Sarsour is a perfect choice for CB10

Our readers chime in on Borough President Markowitz’s decision to appoint conroversial Muslim leader Linda Sarsour to a Bay Ridge community panel. Comments (1).

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Big Screecher

Carmine dines with Mermaids!

The Mermaid Parade was two weeks ago, but Carmine’s still talking about all the food he ate at the celebration. Comment.

Friday, July 6, 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.
Bay Ridge

Col. Gould: Thanks for everything, Brooklyn

Departing Col. Michael Gould spent a night saluting neighborhood luminaries he worked with during his two years in Bay Ridge. Comment.
Midwood

Folk music master keeps Midwood close to his heart

Andy Statman won one of the most prestigious folk music awards in the country, but he’s still a good Midwood boy who plays clarinet at his local shul. Comment.
Transit

G train is musical muse: Write a subway-inspired song, win trip to Sweden

The G train will feel more like the soul train thanks to a new songwriting contest rewarding crooners inspired by the Brooklyn Local. Comment.
Weekend Watch

Hell on wheels!

The subway is to be avoided at all costs this weekend. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

Wimbledon made me a pro!

Our columnist started out wanting to be a tennis writer — here she waxes about her first assignment at the famed courts. Comment.
Bensonhurst

Chase on Belt Parkway leaves two injured

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

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Bay Ridge

Left out! Neighborhood parks and playgrounds exclude disabled, activist claims

Brooklyn’s parks and playgrounds are no fun for the handicapped, according to a disabled civic leader who wants the city to make the borough’s recreation areas more wheelchair accessible. Comment.
Marine Park

Nostrand Avenue restaurateur remembered at street renaming

The city’s grueling street co-naming process was no match for one man’s legacy. Comment.
Ditmas Park

Westminster Road residents: Armed thieves are targeting our homes

Armed thugs have raided three Westminster Road homes in the last month — a string of crimes that have put residents of the bucolic Ditmas Park street on edge. Comments (3).
Bay Ridge

Finishing school daze! Some favor Golden’s ‘walk like a model’ seminar

State Sen. Marty Golden’s decision to cancel a panned 1950’s finishing-school-style seminar where participants would learn to “walk up the stairs elegantly” and “sit, stand, and walk like a model” is getting an “F” from some Bay Ridge residents who claim young women could benefit from being more ladylike. Comments (6).
Coney Island

Heavy hitters: Big bats lead Clones to sixth-straight victory

Strong hitting earned the Clones another win. Comment.
Standing O

Can you dig it?

Standing O is back with another round of ‘atta boys! Comment.
Park Slope

Tonight! Skate and sing to ‘Xanadu’

If you build a roller disco, they will come. Comment.
Gavel to Gavel

Cop shooter facing 25 years

The arraignment of Norman Vanigas leads this week’s Gavel to Gavel. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Cops: Man caught drinking and weaving

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

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Coney Island

Sonya Thomas makes history at hot dog contest

Sonya Thomas set a new world record for female gluttons in another stunning Nathan’s showing. Comment.

Happy 4th of July!

We at Brooklyn Daily want to wish all of our readers a wonderful Fourth of July. In between barbecues, fireworks, and finding out who won this year’s Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Comptition, take a minute to read our true-blue tribute to this great nation. Comment.
Coney Island

Clones win again!

Brooklyn’s Boys of Summer notched their fifth straight victory last night, putting the first-place squad three games ahead in the McNamara Division. Comment.
Dyker Heights

Patriotism on parade

New York’s oldest Independence Day parade might not be on the Fourth of July, but it’s still pretty patriotic! Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

America is beautiful — but these guys aren’t

This week Joanna celebrates America, and bashes the politicians who let us down. Comment.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Coney Island

It’s a genre jumble! Joan Jett, Village People, and Gladys Knight to perform at Coney summer concert series

The Seaside Summer Concert Series will again be inside a cramped Coney Island lot this summer — but no one gives a damn about its bad reputation. Comments (1).
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.
Bensonhurst

Firework fanatics make an explosive donation

The 62 Precinct station house was packed this weekend — with explosives! Comments (1).
Coney Island

Torres a toothy tornado at Coney cupcake-eating contest

Talk about a major sweet tooth! Comments (1).
Flatbush

Varmints invade E. 23rd Street — and the city won’t do anything about it!

A family of raccoons is the newest — and most unwelcome — addition to a Flatbush block. Comments (7).
Coney Island

Oh, Boyd! New Cyclone makes a lasting first impression at MCU Park

People are going to be talking about Jayce Boyd for some time. Comment.
Coney Island

Cops: Teen steals woman’s iPhone

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

Monday, July 2, 2012

Ditmas Park

Ditmas Park girl is a true ‘hair-oine’

Eight-year-old Morgan Chan is doing something miraculous for her birthday this year. 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.
Bay Ridge

Longtime tenants: Prince Hotel is no toad

Longtime tenants of the embattled 93rd Street inn are defending the hotel they call home. Comments (2).
Marine Park

Kings Plaza kids have spirit

Kids at the Marine Park shopping center learned how to flip and cheer during a special cheerleading demonstration. See all the stunts in our slideshow. Comment.
Coney Island

Mateo is magical in Clones shutout

Clones hurler Luis Mateo was dominant on the mound in a shutout victory over the Renegades. Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan knows who really won last year’s Wisconsin labor fight

This week, Stan gives the final word on last year’s collective bargaining fight in Wisconsin. Comments (6).

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Coney Island

Call him Captain Nimmo! Clones star hits grand slam

Top prospect Brandon Nimmo hit a grand slam in a Cyclones win over the Aberdeen Ironbirds Comment.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Coney Island

Clones bring the lumber in 5–2 victory over Ironbirds

A massive two-run homer by Cyclones shortstop Philip Evans gave the Mini Mets an early lead in Friday’s 5–2 victory over the Aberdeen Ironbirds — a lead pitcher Rainy Lara refused to relinquish. Comment.
Marine Park

Cops increase patrols to find swastika vandal

Police are beefing up patrols in Marine Park after a swastika was found painted on Avenue S — just paces from a neighborhood yeshiva. Comments (1).

Friday, June 29, 2012

Coney Island

Plunk party! Clones hit three Ironbirds in poor showing

The Cyclones fell to the Aberdeen Ironbirds 5–2 at MCU Park on Thursday, thanks to a pitching staff that couldn’t find the plate. Comment.
BoroBeat

Happy Mardi Gras!

Midwood held its annual Mardi Gras on Avenue M on Sunday, treating families to live entertainment, shopping, and rides. See all the fun in our slideshow. Comment.

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