Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Bay Ridge

Bandit swipes pricey camera equipment

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

Back court bonanza! Brooklyn welcomes Nets all-stars to borough

Brooklyn’s new all-stars are finally here! Comment.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Marine Park

NYPD: Driver wrecks man’s car

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

Is Church Avenue the next Cortelyou Road?

A hip new Ditmas Park cafe is bringing a bit of Cortelyou Road style to a stretch of Church Avenue known more for budget-friendly shopping than posh coffeehouses. Comments (3).

Monday, July 16, 2012

Park Slope

Folk-punk group comes to Brooklyn

Cobalt and the Hired Guns are coming to Union Hall in Park Slope — and they’re bringing their patented folk-punk style with them. Comment.
Dining

New bar names itself after putrid waterway

Drinking from the Gowanus Canal is a Brooklynite’s worst nightmare, but that hasn’t stopped the fetid waterway from inspiring a new Carroll Street watering hole and other trendy hangouts. Comment.
Bensonhurst

Police: Purse snatcher drags woman away during robbery

Get ready for your weekly run down of crimes from Bensonhurst’s 62nd Precinct. Comments (1).

Sunday, July 15, 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

Abruzzo IS ‘Sar-serious,’ our readers say

Our Courier commentariat is in fine form this week, with opinions ranging from Linda Sarsour’s appointment to Community Board 10 to this summer’s heatwave. Happy reading, folks! Comment.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Big Screecher

The Screecher gives you the numbers on cucumbers

This week, the Screecher let’s you in on a little-known fact: cucumbers are awesome. Comment.
Coney Island

Tonight! Roller derby finds new home in Coney Island ice rink

It’s the perfect Coney Island marriage. Comments (1).

Friday, July 13, 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.
Coney Island

Preservationists sue to stop Boardwalk’s concrete makeover

Preservationists hoping to stop the city’s plan to concrete over the Boardwalk are taking their fight to court. Comment.
Coney Island

Roller derby finds new home in dry Coney Island ice rink

It’s the perfect Coney Island marriage. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

Nets can’t bank on Barclays

Hoop fans trying to stay afloat in rough economic seas might be hard-pressed to patronize a sports venue named after a greedy one-percenter, says our columnist. Comments (2).
Bensonhurst

Welcome to Southern Book-lyn

A literary lone wolf plys his prose on the streets of Bensonhurst and Sheepshead Bay. Comment.
Coney Island

Clones top Tigers, ending losing streak

Brooklyn’s boys of summer broke out of a four-game slump with a win in Connecticut. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Cops: Man stole from store — then ran over employee’s foot

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

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Bay Ridge

Senior: I can fix that foul Owl’s Head stink!

A green pigment found in flowers could kill the foul odors coming out of a Bay Ridge sewage treatment plant, claims a Community Board 10 member who is so confident that his air freshener plan will work he’s willing to pay for it with his own Social Security check. Comments (8).
Standing O

Check out these sensational Seapuppies!

This week, or borough’s biggest booster distributes some extra-special pats on the back. Comment.
Ditmas Park

Picket Fence pinch! Thieves continue to prey on Ditmas Park

A bandit raided a Cortelyou Road restaurant on July 9 — the latest incident in a Ditmas Park crime spree that’s left residents and merchants on edge. Comment.
Gerritsen Beach

Vandal peppers Gerritsen Beach with swastikas — and cops won’t investigate!

Someone peppered a Gerritsen Beach corner with swastikas — but no one in the secluded community seems to care, police sources say. Comment.
Meadows of Shame

Invasive species coats Prospect Park lake in green sheen

An invasive pond fern has taken over the Prospect Park lake, and nature lovers fear the verdant gunk will choke out aquatic life and make turtles blind. Comment.
Cyclones Confidential

Clones left fielder on a hot streak

Cyclones left fielder Stefan Sabol is on a tear — but he wouldn’t even know it if his father hadn’t tipped him off. Comment.
BoroBeat

Funds — and roof — raised at Salty Dog

Ridgites united at the Salty Dog Bar and Grill to raise funds for families displaced by a massive fire last month. Comments (1).
Bay Ridge

East meets West at sixth annual Arab-American Festival

The annual bazaar in Shore Road Park featured music, craftwork, and cuisine from across the Middle East. See our slideshow for all the fun. Comment.
Coney Island

Clones lose again

The Connecticut Tigers shutout the Cyclones — giving Brooklyn’s boys of summer their fourth straight loss. Comment.
Gavel to Gavel

Assistant District Attorney in ‘Rasta’ flap

The incident leads this week’s Gavel to Gavel. Comments (1).
Coney Island

Woman attacked on Cropsey Avenue

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

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

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.
Sheepshead Bay

Residents: Can E. 15th Street recycling center

A controversial E. 15th Street recycling center is a smelly roach magnet that’s clogging up the sidewalks and driving away neighborhood shoppers, say angry merchants and residents who want the repugnant business canned. Comment.
Bay Ridge

$10,000 offered for Bay Ridge killer

Civic leaders are offering 10,000 reasons to identify the man responsible for killing a Fifth Avenue merchant. Comment.
Bushwick

Kobayashi actually ate 58.5 hot dogs on July 4 — not 68.5!

Talk about a disappointing meal. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

Ban the donuts and full speed ahead

This week, our columnist wonders what Mayor Bloomberg should prohibit next. Comments (4).

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

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).
Borough-wide

New water meters cause meteoric water price surge, Brooklynites say

The city’s new water meter readers are drowning the borough in undeserved bills, say angry Brooklynites who are now paying as much as eight times more for water than they did before. Comment.
Speak Out

Yes, yes, yes … I am going to rehab!

This week, Lou sings the praises of the Sheepshead Bay Rehabilitation Center. Comment.
Marine Park

Maniacs invade Floyd Bennett Field

Thousands of mud-caked runners battled it out in the Rugged Maniac 5K at Aviator Sports and Events Center. Comment.

Monday, July 9, 2012

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).
Midwood

Devilish deception! Brothers dress up as Orthodox Jews to swipe silver synagogue shawls, cops say

Two thieves accused of swiping silver-laden prayer shawls from a handful of Midwood synagogues were fitted for another accessory last week — a pair of NYPD-issued steel handcuffs. Comment.
Flatlands

Cops: Four wanted in Flatlands homicide

Police are looking for four suspects who may have played a role in the July 4 execution-style slaying on E. 48 Street where a man was shot twice in the face. Comments (7).
Bensonhurst

Tireless community leader Fran Amorosa dead at 66

Bensonhurst activist Fran Amorosa — a masterful Jill of all trades who could cater a community party for 400 at a moment’s notice in between raising a family and going to college — lost her battle with Parkinson’s disease on July 5. She was 66. Comments (2).
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan goes fast and furious with his questions

This week, Stan has more than a few queries about how Washington is run. Comments (3).

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Coney Island

Clones owned by Jammers

Brooklyn ace Luis Mateo suffered his first loss of the season in a disappointing outing against the Jamestown Jammers. Comment.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Coney Island

Cyclones snag extra-inning victory on a walk

The Cyclones grabbed an extra-innings victory against the Williamsport Crosscutters on a walk given up by Crosscutters closer James Birmingham — a poor showing in a game punctuated with wild pitches. Comment.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Ditmas Park

Have you seen the muffin man?

Thieves have struck Ditmas Park once again — this time hitting a bustling cafe. Comment.
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.
Sheepshead Bay

Two injured in NYPD SUV crash

An off-the-showroom floor NYPD vehicle was sent right back to the shop after it collided with a white Toyota SUV at the corner of Ocean Parkway and Avenue Z. Comments (1).
Coney Island

Clones lose in play at the plate

The Crosscutters got the best of Brooklyn’s Boys of Summer, ending a six-game winning streak. Comment.

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