Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Bay Ridge

Brutes viciously attack woman for iPhone

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

Monday, July 30, 2012

Event

G train safari explores changing borough

The “G” on this train stands for gentrify. Comment.
Theater

Sci-fi spoof shows robots enslaving humanity using Facebook

The evil robots are taking over — one Facebook update at a time. Comment.
Marine Park

NYPD: Teen beat man for backpack

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

Sunday, July 29, 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

‘Thank you fellow Brooklynites!’

A reader tells us how a simple act of kindness from her fellow borough commuters renewed her faith in the universe. Comment.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Big Screecher

Guess what? Carmine’s not happy about Bloomberg’s sugary drinks ban

This week, Carmine blasts Mayor Bloomberg for trying to take away his bucket of Seven-Up. Comment.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Bensonhurst

Halal hold up! Bensonhurst Middle Eastern food carts robbed, police say

Armed thugs are holding up food carts in Bensonhurst, police say. Comments (3).
Flatbush

Lots of photos from yesterday’s Flatbush blaze

More than 50 people were injured as firefighters scrambled to put out yesterday’s seven-alarm inferno. Get a play-by-play of what happened with our slideshow. Comment.
Dining

London Olympics guide: How to root for Brits in Brooklyn

We’re all very proud of Michael Phelps and the other Americans heroically competing in sports we don’t normally care about, but it wouldn’t be the Olympics without cheering guiltlessly for some other country’s team. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Protestors: Golden doesn’t know what women want

Protestors rallied in front of Golden’s office on Tuesday to blast the legislator’s ‘walk like a model’ seminar, even though the class was cancelled weeks ago. Comments (2).
A Britisher’s View

A rogue-cop case reminds us of Gerard Papa’s violent run-in with the NYPD

Bensonhurst resident Gerard Papa’s encounter with officers from the 60th Precinct changed the face of cop-civilian controversies forever, our columnist says. Comment.
Weekend Watch

Coney’s back on the map this weekend!

To you, fair beach-goers and Cyclone aficionados, we can say this: Coney Island-bound service is mostly restored, ending one of the MTA’s cruelest long-running jokes. So get out there, dear readers! Comment.
Coney Island

Clones sully Muckdogs in another road win

Brooklyn’s boys of summer continued their strong play when they’re out of town. Comment.
Mill Basin

The Olympics come to Brooklyn — starring kids!

Brooklyn children had a blast playing in Aviator Sports’ Olympic Sports Festival on July 22. See our slideshow for all the fun. Comment.
Bensonhurst

Cops: Dinner party goes horribly wrong

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

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Coney Island

Coney’s Shore Theater is a ‘disgrace’ of a landmark, say activists

Derelicts, pigeons, and rats are taking center stage at the legendary Shore Theater, critics stay. Comments (1).
Flatbush

Flatbush residents to city: Turn our drab corner into a lush greenspace

Parkside Avenue residents are pushing the city to bring a stately new plaza to what they say is a neglected intersection. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

‘Blowhard’ car wash too noisy, pol says

A Bay car wash is operating above legal city noise levels, angering residents who want him to mute his ear-ripping blowers. Comments (4).
Link

Battle of the boroughs: Nets to take on Knicks in home opener

The Nets first home game will be against their soon-to-be hated rivals. The New York Post has the story. Comment.
Park Slope

Muppets invade Propspect Park

Bring your kids, but only if they have good taste in singing puppets. Comment.
Coney Island

Back-to-back blasts clear path for Clones victory

Brooklyn’s boys of summer kick off their six-game road trip in style. Comment.
Gavel to Gavel

DA: Midwood couple busted for bilking Medicaid

The case leads this week’s Gavel to Gavel. Comment.
Crime

Cops: Gun-toting teens rob man

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

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Bay Ridge

Gardeners: We’re under seige

Vandals have attacked a group of flowering trees at the Narrows Botanic Gardens — the second wave of destruction in the last two weeks to hit the southern tip of a green oasis directly across the street from residents who have clashed with the garden’s leadership. Comment.
Coney Island

Artists take to the beach to show off their sand-molding skills

The annaul Sand Sculpting Conest brought artists of all ages out to Coney Island on Saturday, turning the sandy beach into masterpiece after masterpiece. See the works of art in our slideshow. Comment.
Coney Island

Cha Cha workers: The homeless are attacking us

The homeless problem is taking a violent turn in the People s Playground, according to neighborhood bar employees. Comment.
Flatlands

DA: Father and son indicted for killing black cat

A Flatlands father and son accused of beating a black cat to death inside their E. 39th Street home have been indicted on animal cruelty charges — but the family attorney says his clients will be vindicated of all charges. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Storobin joins quixotic fight against Sheepshead Bay mosque

State Sen. David Storobin has joined the hopeless fight against a mosque being built in Sheepshead Bay — a battle that’s been repeatedly quashed in the courts and has left political insiders believing that the newly minted legislator is more concerned with winning votes than helping mosque opponents. Comments (11).
Mill Basin

CB18: Kings Plaza car service must go

A car service wants the city to make its trial gig at the shopping center a permanent one. Comments (2).
Not for Nuthin’

Why is the question that we can’t answer

How far down the rabbit hole does a society have to go to produce an individual that harbors such intense violence? And how bad does the violence and madness have to be before the society wakes up and smells the coffee? Comment.
Coney Island

Cops: Man steals Coney elevator rider’s cellphone

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

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Mill Basin

Aviators hang up their hockey sticks

Head coach Rob Miller says Brooklyn’s boys of winter are no more. Comment.
Borough-wide

Checkin’ in with: Miss New York Mallory Hagan — a Park Slope pageant queen

Newly crowned Miss New York Mallory Hagan checks in with The Brooklyn Paper, and tells us why she should be Miss America and why she won’t ride a bike in Brooklyn. Comments (1).
Brighton Beach

Kruger should give up his campaign cash, critics say

Political watchdog groups are calling on disgraced former state Sen. Carl Kruger to give up the $400,000 in campaign funds he’s still sitting on as he cools his heels in a minimum security prison in New Jersey. Comment.
Coney Island

Home field disadvantage! Cyclones struggle in Coney

The Cyclones are having trouble at home. Comment.
BoroBeat

Summer Stroll strolls on despite rainy weather

Merchants and pedestrians braved the rain for the first-ever Third Avenue Summer Stroll on Friday. See the fun in our slideshow. Comment.
Coney Island

Clones offense strikes out against Aberdeen

The bottom-feeding Aberdeen IronBirds kept the Cyclones off the scoreboard, knocking Brooklyn down to second place in the division in a shutout at home. Comment.
Speak Out

Alas, the bar is raised too low on Coney Island

This week, Lou laments Mayor Bloomberg’s plan for the People’s Playground. Comment.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Bay Ridge

City shoots down gardeners’ hopes for sound wall

The city has spoken, and green-thumbed Ridgites won’t be getting the sound wall they’ve been clamoring for. Comments (1).
Williamsburg

Discover cool music at this concert series — held inside a maze!

Make like Pac-Man in this a-maze-ing month-long concert series. Comment.
Borough-wide

Monday musing: Would you vote for Anthony Weiner if he ran for office again?

Disgraced Rep. Anthony Weiner resigned from office last year after tweeting lewd pictures of himself, but he still has $4.5 million in campaign funds waiting to be used. Insiders say he’s primed for a political comeback, but would anyone vote for him? Leave us your thoughts in our comments section below. Comments (10).
Kings Highway

Cops: We’ve nabbed Kings Highway iPhone thief

Police say they have arrested a man accused of shaking down a Q-train commuter for his iPhone. Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan has the numbers, you do the math

This week, Stan tells it like it is, but it’s only his opinion! Comments (2).

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Coney Island

Yanks stomp Clones, despite Glenn’s dinger

Jeffrey Glenn hits a homer, but the rest of the Cyclones’ offense fails to live up to his example during an embarrassing outing at MCU park. Comment.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Link

In case you missed it: Federal prosecutors probing Rep. Grimm’s fund-raising practices

A Brooklyn grand jury is looking into allegations that Rep. Michael Grimm received illegal contributions during his 2010 run. The Daily News has the story. Comment.
Mill Basin

Free-wheeling flyers! Van picks up Aviator Sports guests anywhere on Flatbush Avenue

Aviator Sports and Events Center is closer than ever — thanks to a commuter van advertising the athletic complex. Comments (1).
Coney Island

Yanks spank Clones

Hated cross-Narrows rivals the Staten Island Yankees pounded Clones starter Luis Mateo as the pride of Coney Island fell at MCU Park. Comment.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Bensonhurst

It pays to screech! MTA restores Courier Life columnist’s favorite bus route

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority heeded the demands of Courier Life columnist Carmine Santa Maria on Thursday, announcing that it was going to bring the Big Screecher’s beloved B64 bus back to Harway Avenue. Comment.
Bay Ridge

People’s Playground painter brings works to Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge residents won’t have to go far to get to Coney Island this summer. Comment.
Flatbush

Residents: Refurbished Parkside Playground needs more security

A shooting took place inside a refurbished Flatbush playground that’s only been open for a month — and concerned residents say they knew something violent was going to happen there. Comment.
Coney Island

Clones top Yanks in squeaker

The pride of Coney Island bested their hated rivals in a Thursday night nail biter. Comment.

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