Monday, Jan. 23, 2012

Williamsburg

Not your average cup of joe — W’burg cafe treats java as art

There are coffee houses — and then there’s Toby’s Estate. Comment.
Coney Island

More to remember: Coney museum grows

A grassroots group is expanding its operations to accomodate more artificats and oral testimonies. Comment.
Clinton Hill

Sign of the brines!

Pat Fairhurst sells pickles the old way at a new shop on Classon Avenue — and she’s keeping the classic New York-style pickle alive. Comment.

Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012

Sunday Read

SUNDAY READ: Brooklyn’s ‘Nucky Thompson’ had his own Boardwalk Empire

This week, we take you back to the days when gambling and graft were business as usual on Coney Island. Comment.
Letters

Hey Stan, Christmas war run by extremists!

Our letter writers have some final thoughts on the holidays. Comment.

Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012

Big Screecher

Same old same old for Carmine, and he’s not happy about it

This week, Carmine realizes that everything old is new again — much to his chagrin. Comment.

Friday, Jan. 20, 2012

A Britisher’s View

Clean up your act, Papa Jay-Z!

It’s time for the former crack dealer to become a man. Comments (11).
Standing O

Sock it to ’em!

That’s right, Standing O is back to honor Brooklyn’s biggest boosters. Comment.
Boerum Hill

Who will be held prisoner?

The city plans to reopen the Brooklyn House of Detention in Boerum Hill next month — and area residents are up in arms. Below are two views on the controversial jail.
Borough-wide

The Ida file: She picked this year’s playoffs back in 1976!

Our pigskin prognosticator reveals who will be going to the big dance. Comment.
Weekend Watch

Take the N and R at your own risk

The N and R will be skipping Court Street and Jay Street-MetroTech this weekend. You’ve been warned! Comment.

Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012

Bensonhurst

MTA project is cracking up! Long-awaited work on D line is already falling apart.

First they had rats. Now they have cracks! Comment.
Bay Ridge

All in the family! Son of disgraced congressman runs for his dad’s seat

Mark Murphy, son of former Rep. Jack Murphy, says he’s going to take on Rep. Michael Grimm in November. Comments (3).
Brooklyn Courier

Cops: Anti-Semitic vandal could be Jewish

Midwood suffers from yet another wave of anti-Semitic attacks. Comment.
BoroBeat

‘We do!’ Brooklyn pulls off its first same-sex wedding expo!

You knew we would be the first! Comment.
Bay Ridge

‘Bad’ landlord loses seven homes

A notorious Bay Ridge landlord has more than a half dozen properties in foreclosure — a move that has neighborhood preservationists cheering. Comment.
Marine Park

Cops: Dummy accidentally shoots friend

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

No brrr-avehearts at Occupy Wall Street vigil!

A frosty rally in Pigeon Park draws a hanful of OWS supporters, who ran away to warm up as soon as they could. Comments (3).
Cobble Hill

The land of milk and movies!

Israel Film Festival brings cinema to the synagogue Comment.
Bensonhurst

Goons snatch woman’s jewelry from house

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

Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012

Coney Island

The contest: School offers prizes if kids hold it in

A teacher in a Coney Island grammar school is handing out awards to students who don’t leave class to wee-wee, and now parents are screaming ‘Let our children go!’ Comments (47).
Coney Island

He went under the Boardwalk — to die

A man was found hanging from a support beam this morning, police say. Comment.
Coney Island

A kinder, gentler Cyclone

Plans to update the Coney Island Cyclone have coaster fans worried that changes could take away some of its thousand points of fright. Comments (7).
Canarsie

Hakeem Jeffries announces bid for Congress — doesn’t mention opponent

The coy legislator declared he will run for Congress in a speech that did not once name Rep. Ed Towns, the veteran politician he will face. Comments (3).
Not for Nuthin’

Mayor Bloomberg hits another homer

Mayor Bloomberg is back in Joanna’s good graces — and it only took three terms. Comments (1).
Bay Ridge

To beat, or not to beat?

That is the question in Bay Ridge-based Genesis Repertory’s racy BDSM re-imagining of Shakespeare’s classic. Comment.
Cobble Hill

A ‘Pig’ fit for Kings!

A bourgeois staple comes to Cobble Hill. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Knife-wielding thugs attack man on Third Avenue

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

Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012

Brighton Beach

Fidler kicks off senate run

The Marine Park lawmaker ends months of speculation and gets into the ring. Comments (7).
Marine Park

Ticket trickery: Bogus ambulance sits at expired meter — but doesn’t get a summons!

A decommissioned emergency vehicle that now hauls construction equipment has been sitting at an expired meter for more than a week, outraged merchants claim. Comment.
Fort Greene

BAM’s Martin Luther King, Jr. tribute draws visitors — and protesters

There were equal parts of angst and admiration at the 26th annual tribute to the legendary civil rights leader. Comments (1).
Coney Island

State: No exorcism for Coney Creek ‘ghost ships’

The waterway is a dumping ground for vessels from the past — and the state is washing its hands of them. Comment.
Downtown

Carlo cashes in: Scissura breaks fundraising records

The Borough Hall hopeful raises $127,000 in three months Comment.
Canarsie

No pain, no gain: Injured hoopster helps South Shore beat St. Anthony

South Shore defeated St. Anthony on Jan. 15 — but the 46–45 victory was a painful one for senior post Fannisha “Box” Price. Comment.

Monday, Jan. 16, 2012

Mill Basin

Abor-rent behavior! Vandals deface community garden with swastikas

The vandalism at Floyd Bennett Field was one of two anti-Semitic attacks investigated in the borough this weekend. Comment.
Borough-wide

Brooklyn gone wild!

We’ve all experienced the wonders of nature through the expert lens of the thoroughly British documentary superstar Sir David Attenborough, but what happens when your average Brooklynite comes face-to-face with the oft’ majestic, and sometimes dangerous, forces of the wilderness? Comment.
Brighton Beach

GOP: Let’s turn southern Brooklyn red!

Borough Republicans say they will do everything possible to get David Storobin elected to disgraced state Sen. Carl Kruger’s seat. Comments (12).
Link

In case you missed it...Mad Max confesses to more murders!

Maksim Gelman, the man convicted of killing four people during a Sheepshead Bay murder spree, had a lot to say during a jailhouse interview with the New York Post. Check it out! Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan looks at the numbers, and does the math

This week, Stan breaks down America one digit at a time. Comments (2).
Brooklyn Courier

Dog lovers: Loose pit bulls are terrorizing Midwood

Vicious strays are responsible for at least two dog attacks, residents say. Comments (3).
Mill Basin

Aviators bash the Dashers in 3–1 rout

A spirit-lifting win caps off Community Newspaper Group’s free cooler bag night. Comment.

Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012

Mill Basin

Hot news! Free CNG cooler bag giveaway tonight!

The first 500 fans coming to watch the Aviators dash the Dashers will get a free cooler bag. How cool is that? Comment.

Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012

Mill Basin

Aviators suffer Friday the 13th slaughter!

Brooklyn’s bad luck continues with a 7–3 loss to the New Jersey Outlaws. Comment.

Friday, Jan. 13, 2012

Brooklyn Courier

Police: Midwood firebombing wasn’t hate crime

The NYPD says the vandals who scrawled anti-Semitic graffiti and torched three cars on Ocean Parkway were carrying out an elaborate insurance scam — yet Midwood residents remain skeptical. Comment.
24/7

Drink up — it’s game time!

Our guide to the best sports bars in Brooklyn Comment.

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