Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012

Flatbush

Cops: Woman stabs man with pencil

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

Ditmas Park dominates ‘greenest’ block competition

The leafy neighborhood got some long overdue recognition from the Brooklyn Botanical Garden when it took home two of the Garden’s six “Greenest Block in Brooklyn” awards. Comment.

Monday, Aug. 13, 2012

Mean Streets

Thieves poach Brooklyn’s ghost bikes for parts

Looters are stealing the parts from ghost bikes, desecrating the white-painted memorials to cyclists killed on the borough’s streets, according to angry bicycle activists. Comment.
Theater

Drink like a rhino

This must be what college was like for theater kids. Comment.
Music

Playing a Parton

If you want Dolly Parton, a Brooklyn band has got her covered. Comments (2).
Marine Park

Police: Teen takes man’s iPhone

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

Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012

Sunday Read

Pineapple express: How one man changed Brooklyn produce forever

In this week’s Sunday Read, learn how 84-year-old Daniel Spitz brought exotic fruit to Brooklyn, and changed the borough in the process. Comments (4).
Letters

Hey, Stanley! I have an opinion too!

Columnist Stanley Gershbein isn’t the only one with an opinion. Our readers have a few of their own to share. Comments (1).

Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012

Big Screecher

Carmine’s in a rush to get to the Taj Mahal

This week, the Screecher makes the mistake of eating and drinking too much while en route to Atlantic City! Comment.

Friday, Aug. 10, 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.
Borough-wide

Barclays goes for Olympic gold

They’ve already earned a spot on a Wheaties box, but now a team of Olympians are going to face their toughest judges yet — the crowd at Brooklyn’s new Barclays Arena. Comment.
Mill Basin

Critics: No pipeline until Floyd Bennett Field pumps are repaired

Dead fire hydrants at Floyd Bennett Field will make it impossible for the Fire Department to put out a conflagration caused by a proposed gas pipeline there, say frustrated park-goers who want the federal government to kill the controversial plan to run a fuel line under the protected green space. Comments (4).
A Britisher’s View

Shame on the International Olympic Committee

Our columnist gives the International Olympic Committee a tarnished bronze medal for treating Saudi Arabia with kid gloves. Comment.
Coney Island

Clones’ bats absent in loss to Lowell

Brooklyn’s offense didn’t show up once again. Comment.
Weekend Watch

Major changes on the rails — but only after midnight

You know what they say about gift horses, right? We’re thinking the same thing about the rails — we’re greeting the weekend with cautious optimism. Comment.
Gerritsen Beach

Thousands flock to Gerritsen Beach Games

There was something for everyone at the annual street festival. See all the fun in our slideshow. Comment.
Bensonhurst

Cops: Fiend swipes woman’s cellphone in horrific attack

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

Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012

Borough-wide

Commuters: The Q may be king, but we’re not being treated like royalty

Longtime Q-train riders are disputing the Straphangers Campaign’s decision to name the Southern Brooklyn subway line the king of the rails last week, claiming that the Brighton local is far from perfect. Comment.
Bay Ridge

How sweet it is! Leske’s reopens on Fifth Avenue

Scores of kringel-craving Brooklynites cheer the return of a beloved Scandinavian pastry shop. Comments (2).
Sheepshead Bay

Vandal targets Holocaust Memorial

Cops are looking for a vandal who marred Sheepshead Bay’s Holocaust Memorial Park with anti-Semetic graffiti early Wednesday morning. Comments (1).
Mean Streets

Brooklyn Bridge too narrow, pols say

The borough’s most iconic landmark deserves a makeover to appease crowds of speeding cyclists and ambling tourists who frequent it every day, two councilmen say. Comments (3).
Gavel to Gavel

DA: Medicaid freeloader could get 15 years

The case leads this week’s Gavel to Gavel. Comment.
Coney Island

Spinners take Clones for a spin

The Cyclones didn’t show up at the plate — or on the mound. Comment.
Borough-wide

Cops arrest the whole borough — with fun!

Families across Brooklyn played games and barbecued with New York’s Finest on Tuesday during the annual National Night Out Against Crime. See all the fun in our slideshow. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Cops: Man attacked over a debt

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

Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012

Bay Ridge

Residents: Ridge streets are caving in

Bay Ridge is dangerously close to collapsing in on itself and being swallowed up by the earth, say residents and civic leaders who are demanding that the city repair the broken century-old sewer and water pipes they say have created a number of sinkholes and collapses on neighborhood streets. Comments (1).
Coney Island

Update: Luna Park admits to taking water from johnny pump

Luna Park acknowledged that it siphoned thousands of gallons of city water from a nearby fire hydrant without permission and has offered to pay for what it took — but only confessed to the heist after Brooklyn Daily posted a photo of a hose transporting the H2O to its water flume ride. Comment.
Bensonhurst

Cops: Couple wanted in 99-cent store killing called 911

The mystery couple police say know the identity of man who gunned down two Southern Brooklyn shopkeepers is the pair that found Isaac Kadare’s blood-soaked body inside his 86th Street 99-cent store last Thursday, a police source told Brooklyn Daily. Comments (3).
Flatbush

Residents: Cops won’t lock up Parkside Playground

Cops from the 71st Precinct promised baby-sit the violence-scarred Flatbush park, but residents say the park is still left open at night. Comments (1).
Coney Island

Clones win pitching duel

An amazing performance from hurler Gabriel Ynoa helped the Clones pick up their fifth consecutive victory. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

Gun control won’t stop those that want to kill

This week, Joanna says banning guns isn’t the answer. Comment.
Coney Island

Handball players descend on Coney Island

It was handball hysteria at the People’s Playground as hundreds of rubber-ball slappers vied for a championship title. See all the fun in our slideshow. Comments (1).
Coney Island

Cops: Teens shoots into crowd, hits man

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

Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012

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).
Bensonhurst

Cops: Couple sought in 99-cent store killing

A young couple with information about the murders of Bensonhurst 99-cent store owner Isaac Kadare and Bay Ridge clothing merchant Mohammed Gebeli could blow this darkening double slaying wide open, say police who are hoping to locate and question the duo as soon as possible. Comments (2).
Coney Island

The bat of Nimmo! Top Mets prospect now in the swing of things

Brandon Nimmo has been swinging for the fences — ever since he actually started swinging at pitches. Comment.
Canarsie

Cops: One dead, one in critical following Canarsie shooting

Cops are searching for the gun-toting suspects who killed one man and seriously wounded another during an apparently unprovoked shooting on E. 84th Street. Comments (1).
Speak Out

Lou saw the light — and it fought crime

This week, Lou Powsner remembers how he and a bunch of Coney Island merchants took their streets back from criminals in the 1960s. Comment.
Ditmas Park

Chicken run! Hen that flew butcher’s coop finds sanctuary in Ditmas Park

Ditmas Park became a hen haven for one adventurous chicken that escaped a Kensington butcher’s blade and wandered the streets of Brooklyn until the plucky fowl found a new home on Cortelyou Road, according to the animal lover sheltering the refugee in her backyard. Comment.

Monday, Aug. 6, 2012

Sheepshead Bay

GOP leader to Chick-fil-A: Open a Brooklyn restaurant

A Brooklyn GOP head wants Chick-fil-A owner Dan Cathy, who came out against gay marriage last week, to open up a franchise in Southern Brooklyn, claiming that residents would welcome his eatery with open arms. Comments (6).
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).
Sheepshead Bay

Brooklyn Daily gets action: ‘Disgusting’ recycling center closes

The owner of a controversial E. 15th Street recycling center that nearby residents and merchants said was attracting roaches and mice, but driving shoppers away, closed up his shop following this paper’s report on his center’s squalid conditions. Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

Smith & Wesson, meet Stan the Man

This week, Stan tells it like it is, but it’s only his opinion! Comments (5).

Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012

Coney Island

Clones have good day against Doubledays

When Auburn’s bullpen fell apart in the seventh, the pride of Coney Island took advantage. Comment.

Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012

Link

Cops: 99-cent store killing linked to Ridge murder

Police say that the gun used to kill an 86th Street shopkeeper on Thursday evening was used to kill Bay Ridge merchant Mohammed Gebeli last month. The New York Post has the story. Comment.
Coney Island

Clones give up just two hits in home win

Great pitching kept the Connecticut Tigers off the board — and off the bases — in a Brooklyn victory at MCU Park. Comment.

Friday, Aug. 3, 2012

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.
Bensonhurst

The Big Screecher’s riding the rails again!

Courier columnist Carmine Santa Maria hasn’t taken a subway in more than 25 years because he couldn’t get his trusty scooter onto the el at Bay Parkway. But that accursed curse was finally lifted yesterday. See how his wondrous adventure to the People’s Playground unfolded in our slideshow. Comment.
Coney Island

Tigers maul Clones

The pride of Coney Island fell to Connecticut, and it was ugly. Very, very ugly. Comment.

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