Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012

Flatbush

Cops: Attacker smashed bottle over a man’s head

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

Luna Park caught using public fireplug to fill water ride

Workers from Coney Island’s Luna Park were caught on camera apparently stealing water from the city, filling up its log flume ride with H2O from a nearby fire hydrant. Comments (12).

Monday, Aug. 6, 2012

Ditmas Park

Airborne event! Check out the independent broadcast that seizes Ditmas Park’s airwaves

Once a month, Dan Bodah’s WMFU show broadcasts remotely from the Castello Plan. Comment.
Coney Island

Johan Santana leads Clones to victory

The Mets ace paved the way in a blowout win for Brooklyn’s boys of summer. Comments (1).
Fort Greene

Run away and join the circus at this Fort Greene party

It would be a pity to let those juggling skills get rusty. Comment.
Park Slope

Have the time of your life! Ballet tribute to Patrick Swayze

A friend of the late actor Patrick Swayze is bringing the star’s passion for dance to the Prospect Park bandshell. Comments (1).
Bay Ridge

Cops: Creep on bike snatches woman’s purse

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

Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012

Letters

‘Kudos’ to ‘gutsy’ Jo-Jo

It’s rare, but every now and again our readers sing our columnist’s praises. Comment.

Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012

Big Screecher

It’s official, Carmine’s a hoarder!

This week, the Big Screecher comes to terms with the fact that he can’t throw anything out, but that’s okay, because he’s Carmine! Comment.

Friday, Aug. 3, 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.
Bensonhurst

Medical Examiner: Murdered 86th Street shopkeeper was shot and stabbed

Investigators say that someone shot, then brutally stabbed merchant Isaac Kadare on Thursday, before leaving him for dead on the floor of his 86th Street 99-cent store. Comment.
Midwood

Meet Abraham Tischler, the 21-year-old challenger to Simcha Felder

The Borough Park native says Felder wouldn’t know which way to vote if you told him. Comments (1).
A Britisher’s View

Ooooh-lympic fever!

The Olympics are so great that even sports haters love ‘em, our columnist says. Comment.
Greenwood Heights

Neighbors: Ted Nugent’s son’s bar is turning Greenwood Heights into giant urinal

Boorish booze hounds are peeing on property, having sex in cars, and tossing used condoms onto Greenwood Heights sidewalks, say the grossed-out neighbors of a massive new beer garden that was opened by the son of rocker Ted Nugent. Comments (1).
Weekend Watch

You won’t be railing at the rails this weekend

It won’t be a bad a weekend on the rails out all out there, folks, so those of you who’ve already used up your vacation time or money (or both) should have an enjoyable staycation. Comment.
Prospect Heights

Tomorrow! Haitian fusion music will cast a spell on you

These tunes will cast a spell on you. Comment.
Bensonhurst

Knife-wielding thugs rob woman

Get ready for your weekly run down of crimes from Bensonhurst’s 62nd Precinct. Comments (2).

Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012

Bay Ridge

Sinkhole nearly swallows car whole!

Once again, Bay Ridge is getting that sinking feeling. Comment.
Link

Report: Leiby Kletzky’s killer to get 40 years

Murder suspect Levi Aron will take a plea next week to spare Kletzky’s parents from going through a heartbreaking trial. The New York Post has the story. Comment.
Ditmas Park

Multi-racial Ditmas Park mural being torn down in gentrification push, residents claim

A landlord who wants to make Ditmas Park more upscale is covering up a community mural, angry neighbors claim. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Doctor: Maniac attacked me inside Ridge bistro

A neighborhood physician claims he was attacked inside the Cebu Bar and Bistro on Friday. Comments (19).
Sheepshead Bay

Z Best Car Wash owner: We’re not ‘blowhards’ anymore

The owner of an embattled Coney Island Avenue car wash hit with numerous noise violations has muzzled the ear-splitting blowers residents and civic leaders have called a neighborhood nuisance — and we have the proof! Comments (4).
Windsor Terrace

Windsor wages Walgreens war

Windsor Terrace residents have a less-than welcoming message for their neighborhood’s newest business: feed us or leave! Comments (6).
Gowanus

Lazy man’s Heisman: Gowanus sculptor molds fantasy sports trophies

The world’s most talented armchair quarterbacks are thanking a Gowanus sculptor for creating a real-life reward for fantasy sports. Comment.
Coney Island

Clones squeeze past Tigers thanks to fielding error

Brooklyn’s boys of summer bested their rivals from Connecticut thanks to a botched play in the fifth. Comment.
Gavel to Gavel

Feds: Sex abuse suspect took minor to New Jersey

The case leads this week’s Gavel to Gavel. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Cops: Would-be burglar scared off

Get ready for your weekly run-down of crimes from Sheepshead Bay’s 61st Precinct. Comment.

Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012

Ditmas Park

City in limb-o over dead Ditmas Park tree, residents claim

A sickly-looking white birch in Ditmas Park is a disaster waiting to strike unsuspecting pedestrians, claim outraged residents who want the city to tear the dying tree out of the ground before it keels over. Comment.
Flatbush

Chatting with Mindy

Flatbush state senate candidate Mindy Meyers says the state senate is probably bored up in Albany — so they should welcome her with open arms. Check out our interview with the “magenta yenta.” Comments (12).
Manhattan Beach

CB15 delaying plans for Manhattan Beach bark park, activist claims

The planning board is dragging its heels on a $500,000 project to turn a dog run into a community garden, activists claim. Comments (1).
Marine Park

Knife-mare on 57th Street

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

Troupe reinforcement! The Public Theater brings ‘Richard III’ to Fort Hamilton

The Public Theater is on the march — and its marching right to Fort Hamilton. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Junior performers bring Broadway to Bay Ridge

Brooklyn kids put their own twist on Broadway shows in the Narrows Community Theater’s revue, “Broadway in Bay Ridge.” See all the talent in our slideshow. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

A transit jobs is a thankless occupation, until now

This week, Joanna sings the praises of our transit workers. Comment.
Coney Island

Cops: Man bites opponent at hospital

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

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Bay Ridge

City: Ridge raccoon house to be demolished

The city said it will tear down a delapidated 79th Street home its neighbors have nicknamed the raccoon house because it has become an unwelcome shelter for squatters and a menagerie of unwanted critters. Comment.
Mill Basin

CB18 backs away from Kings Plaza car service fight

A Mill Basin civic group opposed to a car service’s bid to operate from inside the Kings Plaza Mall said it will end its fight against the livery cab company — ending what the car service owner says has been years of political roadblocks constructed by disgraced former state Sen. Carl Kruger. Comments (3).
Coney Island

Coney mayor: Chain restaurants should come, furniture stores should go

The unofficial Mayor of Coney Island had a few more thrills up his sleeve for the People’s Playground during his annual State of Coney Island address. Here’s a rundown. Comment.
Midwood

She minds the gap: Activist says there’s too much space between trains and platforms

Midwood straphanger Michele Kaplan often gets stuck on the train, but unlike many commuters, it’s not delays or track work that slow her down — it’s the space between the subway car and the platform. Comments (18).
Mill Basin

Kings plaza converted into tie-dye factory

Kids had a pretty groovy time tie-dyeing T-shirts at the Kings Plaza on Saturday. See all the fun in our slideshow. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

98-year-old runs for president of nation’s largest labor group

Harry Kelber talks about his campaign for president of the AFL-CIO, his life, his views on labor, and the era when a pony ride cost about the same as a haircut. Comment.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Coney Island

Zigun to city: Use eminent domain to take ‘disgraceful’ Shore Theater from its owner

The city should use its power of eminent domain to seize the crumbling Shore Theater and turn it into the palace it once was, the unofficial mayor of Coney Island decreed last week. Comments (1).
Event

G train safari explores changing borough

The “G” on this train stands for gentrify. Comment.
Borough-wide

It’s over before it begins! Malignaggi won’t be fighting the Kosher Kid at Barclays, promoters say

Barclays Center boxing promoters have given the title match of their Brooklyn Pride night to two pugilists with no connection to the borough. Comments (4).
Midwood

Prisoners of love! Olean Street sexcapades are getting out of control, residents say

The city must take Olean Street back from the sex-crazed teens who have turned the lush country lane into their personal love shack, say outraged residents who are tired of having their quiet block turned into a troublemaker’s playground. Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

To flush or not to flush? Stan provides the wisdom

This week, Stan waxes poetic on the climate, Sen. Schumer, and his favorite mayor, Ed Koch. Comment.
Coney Island

He’s Captain Nimmo! Clones star leads Brooklyn to victory

Brandon Nimmo’s batting helped Brooklyn sink the Scrappers. Comment.
Borough-wide

Who’s who? Aspiring DA Abe George vs. retired judge Abe Gerges

One man wants to be Brooklyn’s next district attorney. The other used to be a Brooklyn supreme court judge. Thankfully, Brooklyn Daily is here to help you remember which one is which. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge welcomes new colonel

Fort Hamilton Army Base held a change of command ceremony as Col. Eluyn Ginestakes charge of the Bay Ridge base. Comment.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Coney Island

Boyd error sets stage for Scrapper’s winning two-run homer

The Clones started strong, but lost their momentum during the grueling back-and-forth bout in the Buckeye State. Comment.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Coney Island

Clones bats absent in loss

The pride of Coney Island couldn’t get it done in the batter’s box. Comment.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Bensonhurst

18th Avenue Feast will return this year, organizers say

It’s back! 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.

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