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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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).
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.