Monday, Aug. 27, 2012

Bedford-Stuyvesant

Do or Dine chef wins TV show, our hearts, and our stomachs

A young Bedford-Stuyvesant chef has staked his reputation on something as boring as a Caesar salad — and it worked. Comment.
Williamsburg

Imagine Guns N’ Roses — in fishnets

It’s exactly like Guns N’ Roses — except with panty-hose. Comment.
Prospect Heights

Prospect Heights inventor designs shiny, light-up bike helmet for cycling safety

Shine on you crazy cyclists. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Jerk rips gold chain from man’s neck

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

Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012

Letters

Marty shouldn’t gamble on Coney casinos

Borough President Markowitz shouldn’t turn the People’s Playground into the next Atlantic City, our readers say. Comments (1).

Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012

Big Screecher

Look, Carmine exaggerates for effect

This week, Carmine wonders what he has to do to get his grandkids to pay attention to him — especially since running them over is not an option. Or is it? Comment.

Friday, Aug. 24, 2012

Borough-wide

Markowitz: Senior citizens should retire in Downtown

Forget Florida — Downtown has a future as Brooklyn’s retirement community, according to Borough President Markowitz. Comment.
Greenwood Heights

Green-Wood Cemetery vandalized!

Vandals tore through Green-Wood Cemetery with a twisted vengeance on Monday night, causing more than $100,000 worth of damage as they toppled and shattered 150-year-old tombstones and statues, employees said. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Way off Broadway! Manhattan theater troupe hits Bay Ridge

Why go off-Broadway when you can go off-Ridge Boulevard? Comments (1).
Weekend Watch

Think you know how to get around town by subway? Think again

Eight train lines are going to be rerouted this weekend, so plan ahead before stepping through that turnstile! Comment.
A Britisher’s View

Marriages cooked up by elders — not love - are a match made in hell

Switzerland is criminalizing compulsory nuptials — a move set to stir a hornet’s nest of troubles, according to our columnist. Comment.
Coney Island

Crushing extra-innings loss for Clones at home

The Tri-City ValleyCats squeaked past the Cyclones in an intense extra-innings bout that capped off a three-game home stand against the league-leading team. Comment.
Bensonhurst

Cops: Brute chokes car mechanic over high estimate

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

Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012

Marine Park

Tonight! Marine Park to be blanketed with pesticides

Mosquitoes buzzing about Marine Park, Flatlands, and Georgetown will want to be dining somewhere else tonight. Comment.
Midwood

Police: Gunmen raid cellphone store

Cops are on the hunt for two gun-wielding bandits who raided a Midwood Metro PCS last week. Comment.
Link

Remembering one dog of a day

In case you missed it: Yesterday marked the 40th anniversary of the bank robbery that inspired the movie “Dog Day Afternoon” — a heist that took place in Gravesend. The Daily News has the story. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

Pilot to co-pilot, we are ready for take-off

This week, our columnist ships her only child to college — and tries to deal with an empty nest. Comment.
BoroBeat

Ridge runs to remember

Hundreds came out on Saturday to remember the soldiers who died protecting our country during the annual Run for the Fallen event. See our slideshow for all the action. Comment.
Coney Island

Clones maul ‘Cats

The scrappy Brooklyn offense — combined with three crucial errors and a wild pitch — lifted the Clones over the Tri-City ValleyCats in the second night of a three-game series in Coney Island. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Cops: Crook smashes his way into apartment

Get ready, people! Here’s your weekly rundown of crimes from the 61st Precinct. Comment.

Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012

Bay Ridge

Sammy gets a Vendy! Controversial gyro seller is a halal hero, cart advocates say

The Middle Eastern Halal Cart manager who fought to stay on Fifth Avenue will receive a “Most Heroic Vendor” award from the Street Vendor Project this September. Comments (2).
Marine Park

Bocce bummer! City is sitting on $50,000 to fix Marine Park courts, players say

Members of the Marine Park Bocce Club say they are fit to spit over the fact that the Parks Department hasn’t done anything with the $50,000 former Assemblyman Frank Seddio allocated to fix up their courts more than seven years ago — leaving them no choice but to make their own repairs to the broken down play space. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Rep. Grimm denies any connection to busted fund-raiser

Rep. Michael Grimm is distancing himself from a former fund-raiser nabbed on immigration fraud charges — a political operative many claim collected illegal campaign donations for the former Marine and FBI agent. Comments (1).
Coney Island

Bloomberg: Casinos in Coney Island are a bad bet

Mayor Bloomberg says he’s against opening up gambling halls in Coney Island — a position that is putting him in direct conflict with Borough President Markowitz. Comments (1).
Dyker Heights

Golf pro hits Dyker Heights links

Two-time Professional Golfers Association champion Rory McIlroy swung into Brooklyn on Monday to help a lucky group of young golfers hone their skills. Comments (1).
Gavel to Gavel

Former Public Advocate staffer suing city for ‘false’ detainment

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

Bad pitching and poor hitting lead to loss for Cyclones

Brooklyn’s bats fell silent after the third inning while Coney ace Rainy Lara squandered a two-run Cyclones lead as the team dropped the first of three games in the People’s Playground to the NY–Penn League-leading Tri-City ValleyCats. Comment.

Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012

Borough-wide

Colton to Bloomberg: Smash the digital divide!

If a park-goer in hoity-toity Brownstone Brooklyn can surf the net while sitting in a public park, then a Southern Brooklynite should too, Assemblyman Bill Colton says. Comment.
Bensonhurst

The Big Screecher’s appetite isn’t big enough! Bensonhurst rival out-eats Courier columnist

Carmine met his match on Sunday when he lost the annual Ice Cream-Eating Contest at L&B Spumoni Gardens. See our slideshow for all the brain-freezing action. Comment.
Midwood

City: Lovers’ lane getting a makeover

The city has finally started cleaning up a rambunctious Midwood Street — and residents say it’s about time Comment.
Ditmas Park

Residents: Bobby’s Department Store is getting away with aborcide

The city is treating Bobby’s Department Store with kid gloves, claim outraged neighbors who are slamming the Parks Department for not fining the store for systematically killing all the greenery around the Church Avenue shop — then cementing over the tree pits to prevent more trees from being put in. Comments (7).
Coney Island

Friends swallow fire for friends

Freaks gotta stick together. Comment.
Coney Island

Clones swing for the fences in big win over Lake Monsters

The Clones wrapped up a six-day road trip with a bang by topping the Vermont Lake Monsters in the rubber match of a three-game series. Comment.

Monday, Aug. 20, 2012

Coney Island

Hooters on the menu in Coney Island?

Two national restaurant chains will be opening in Coney Island next year, and a real estate insider hinted that one could be a Hooters. Comments (9).
Books

Brooklyn gets its own batch of superheroes

And yes, one of them is named the Hypst’r. Comment.
Flatlands

Cops: Club 9ja Villa bouncers end shooting spree

Two brave bouncers have been credited for stopping a bloody shooting spree that left one man brain dead early Saturday morning, police said. Comment.
Coney Island

GOP wave crashes on Coney! Republicans: Brook-krasny the next Democrat to fall

Two Republicans are duking it out to see who will take on the six-term incumbent in November. Comments (4).
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan’s random thoughts aren’t so random

This week, Stan writes about some things that happened to pop into his mind, like Killadelphia. Comments (3).
Coney Island

Powerful Plawecki goes deep twice against Lake Monsters

Solo blasts by catcher Kevin Plawecki powered Brooklyn past the Vermont Lake Monsters for a shutout victory in Burlington. Comment.

Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012

Link

Police: Five injured in Flatlands shooting spree

Investigators say a 19-year-old has been arrested in connection with a series of botched robberies that led to a bloody night of terror. The Daily News has the story. Comment.
Coney Island

Late season loss puts Clones three games out of first

The Vermont Lake Monsters shut down Brooklyn’s batters and shattered star reliever Paul Sewald’s flawless 0.00 ERA — leaving the team struggling for traction in the season draws to a close. Comment.

Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012

Coney Island

We’re going to need bigger sharks: Coney aquarium to build massive ‘Ocean Wonders’ exhibit

Shark Week is coming to Brooklyn — and it’s going to last all year long. Comments (2).
Link

FBI: Congressional fund-raiser for Rep. Grimm arrested

The FBI says it has arrested Ofer Biton, an aide to a popular Manhattan rabbi who some claim collected illegal campaign contributions for Rep. Michael Grimm in 2010. The New York Times has the story. Comment.
Coney Island

Clones go batty against ValleyCats in huge win

The pride of Coney Island prevented a Tri-City ValleyCats sweep with an offensive outburst in which every Cyclone batter crossed the plate at least once. Comment.

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