Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012

Art

Spots illustrated: Adrian Tomine draws the boro you know and love

A contemporary cartoonist has captured everyday life in the city that never sleeps — and he’s bringing some of his finest work to the borough where he rests his head at night. Comment.
Politics

Fidler: Vito Lopez helped me get a new lease on life

Embattled Assemblyman Vito Lopez rushed to the aid of Councilman Lew Fidler when the Marine Park Democratic district leader was misdiagnosed with leukemia in July, the grateful city legislator said this week as he warned colleagues not to judge a book by its cover — even one being investigated for sexually harassing female staffers. Comments (4).
Flatbush

Police: Attackers beat and rob man

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

Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012

Atlantic Yards

Barclays Center will have 1 am last call

Spectators and club-goers at the soon-to-open Barclays Center won’t be able to score booze after 1 am thanks to a state decision that residents are calling a small win for the neighborhood. Comments (1).
Ditmas Park

Locked out! Parents say city keeps tot lot open all night and closed during the day

The Parks Department is turning the Lt. Federico Narvaez Tot Lot on Cortelyou Road into haven for night owls, say Ditmas Park parents who claim city officials leave the park wide open all night, then keep the gates locked for most of the morning. Comment.
Fort Greene

‘County of Kings’ comes home

The “County of Kings” is finally going on stage — in the County of Kings. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Cops: Sneaky thief swipes purse off driver’s lap

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

Monday, Sept. 3, 2012

Midwood

A foot in the door: Midwood sculptor hopes contest will land her in Brookyn Museum

A borough-wide open studio for artists is giving one Midwood resident a chance to show off her shoes. Comment.
Parenting

Lunch for the little gourmet

Everyone’s a foodie these days, even your kids. Comment.
Marine Park

Cops: Suspect attacks man for cellphone

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

Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012

Letters

‘Dollar vans should be barred from Flatbush Avenue’

The dollar vans that zip up and down Flatbush Avenue shouldn’t be allowed on the road, our reader says. Comments (3).

Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012

Big Screecher

Carmine falls prey to interweb fallacies

This week, the Big Screecher learns why his editor gets the big bucks — and it isn’t pretty. Comments (1).

Friday, Aug. 31, 2012

Coney Island

Blunder wheel! City shouldn’t put observation ride in Staten Island, Coney Islanders say

A massive observation wheel slated for Staten Island should be built in Coney Island, claim People’s Playground boosters who say the amusement district should be home to anything remotely amusing in the city. Comments (16).
Weekend Watch

Get ready for a train-ache!

This could quite possibly be the worst weekend on rails — ever. Comment.
Williamsburg

Tomorrow! Pfight for your right to party

Being surrounded by lab coats isn’t how you want to end your night out — but it’s exactly how this party at an old Pfizer factory is getting started. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

Happy birthday to the internet!

The electronic highway turns 43 years old on Sunday — and our columnist reflects upon its virtues and vices. Comment.
Gavel to Gavel

Federal court judge: Poker is legal

The ruling leads this week’s Gavel to Gavel. Comments (1).
Coney Island

Loss leaves Clones clinging to one-game lead in wild card race

The once untouchable Paul Sewald gave up a two-run homer in the top of the ninth — leaving the Clones just one game ahead of the surging Batavia Muckdogs in the NY–Penn League’s wild card race. Comment.
Bensonhurst

Cops: Thug beats woman on W. First Street

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

Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012

Bensonhurst

Saints alive! Statue has a heartbeat, residents say

The statue of Saint Anthony of Padua standing in front of a 62nd Street home in Bensonhurst is so lifelike, it actually has a pulse, neighborhood Catholics claim. Comments (8).
Coney Island

Teenager disappears after visiting Coney Island

A worried New Jersey family is desperately searching for their missing daughter who was last seen soaking up the sun in Coney Island. Comment.
Politics

Who will be the next party boss? Rival Dems vie to replace Vito Lopez

Rival politicos from liberal Brownstone Brooklyn and old school Southern Brooklyn are fighting to become Brooklyn’s new boss now that scandal-scarred Assemblyman Vito Lopez will not seek reelection as party chairman due to allegations that sexually harassed Albany employees. Comments (1).
Flatbush

‘Gloves not guns’ takes off in Flatbush

An after-school program is betting that boxing is better than bullets. Comment.
Coney Island

Clones top division-leading Hudson Valley Renegades

Big hits from right fielder Maikis De La Cruz and first baseman Jayce Boyd let the Cyclones come back from a deficit and rack up an important win against their division-leading rivals the Hudson Valley Renegades. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Cops: Slasher attacks man on E. 26th St

Get ready for your weekly run-down of crimes from Sheepshead Bay’s 61st Precinct. Comments (2).

Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012

Bay Ridge

Drug dealers have taken over 73rd Street, residents say

Residents of 73rd Street say cops are doing nothing to stop the hoodlums who have turned their street into a hotspot for drug activity and violence. Comments (1).
Sheepshead Bay

Akselrod: Cymbrowitz won’t debate me

Democratic Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowtiz is afraid to debate, the legislator’s challenger claimed this week as he lashed out against the six-term incumbent for not participating in a primary face off so he can attend a Russian film festival instead. Comments (5).
Politics

The party’s over! Lopez to step down as Democratic chairman next month

Embattled Assemblyman Vito Lopez will give up his powerful post as Brooklyn Democratic party boss amid allegations that he groped and attempted to kiss two employees. Comment.
Coney Island

Hand-in-hand! Gowanus couple show strength in arm-wrestling championships

Brooklyn’s arm-wrestling power couple placed in Sunday’s Brooklyn-Kingsborough Arm-Wrestling Championships. Comment.
Brighton Beach

Brighton rocks! Neighborhood enjoys music and food fest

Sunday’s Brighton Jubilee drew thousands of visitors from around the city. Comment.
Coney Island

Clones top IronBirds in extra innings

Crucial RBIs by Cyclones third baseman Dimas Ponce and catcher Kevin Plawecki broke a tie game in the 11th inning, leading to a mini-Mets sweep of the Aberdeen IronBirds in Maryland. Comment.
Coney Island

Police: Suspect beat man to death

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

Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012

Bay Ridge

DA: Ridge hate crime suspect faces 15 years

An unhinged man who shouted racial obscenities as he stabbed a black male with a fork inside a Bay Ridge diner will be facing 15 years in prison once he’s indicted on hate crime charges later today, District Attorney Charles Hynes said. Comments (3).
Mill Basin

Color collision!

Amateur athletes flocked to Aviator Sports Center last weekend to participate in the Color Run. See all the vibrant, paint-splattered pictures in our slideshow. Comment.
Midwood

Cops: MB Vineyards thieves wanted for two other heists

The crooks that robbed MB Vineyards in Midwood last month have been keeping busy, police say. Comment.
Manhattan Beach

Hot-button issue: Jewish residents say they can’t cross Oriental Boulevard on the Sabbath

Oriental Boulevard’s pedestrian-activated stoplight at Ocean Avenue is designed to slow down cars, but it’s also bringing religious Jews trying to cross the Manhattan Beach thoroughfare to a complete halt on the Sabbath, residents claim. Comments (9).
Bensonhurst

Festa di Santa Rosalia Feast resurrected — with pictures!

The 18th Avenue Feast is in full swing. Check out all the fun in our slideshow! Comments (4).
Coney Island

Coney Minor Leaguers play for quarters — literally

The Cyclones bullpen wants to test your arm — and collect your spare change. Comment.
Flatbush

Greener pastures for a greener Flatbush

The area is getting another community garden and farm, thanks to several organizations and community members. Comment.
Coney Island

Boyd’s the word! Homer by mini-Mets prospect seals Clones win

A dinger by first baseman Jayce Boyd pushed the Clones past the Aberdeen IronBirds. Comment.

Monday, Aug. 27, 2012

Ditmas Park

Tot Lot where ‘sheriff’ was fired is being overrun by drug dealers, parents say

A Cortelyou Road play space where an octogenarian gatekeeper was fired for following city rules too strictly has become a hangout for drug dealers and drunks, according to outraged parents. Comments (5).
Williamsburg

Imagine Guns N’ Roses — in fishnets

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

Library officials: ‘Tumble’ will stand the test of time

The Brooklyn Public Library’s first community-sourced artwork won’t come off the Cortelyou Road branch until it falls off, officials say. Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

In politics, life imitates the Junior High School

This week, Stan takes on childish politicans, and Mayor Bloomberg, too. Comment.
Coney Island

Loathed Staten Island Yankees crush the Clones

The loathed Staten Island Yankees demolished the Clones to take two out of three against Brooklyn’s boys of summer in a matchup on the Rock. Comment.

Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012

Coney Island

Clones destroy the hated Staten Island Yankees

The Clones came off Friday’s embarrassing loss and shut out the hated Staten Island Yankees in a blowout win in the People’s Playground. Comment.

Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012

Coney Island

Hated Staten Island Yankees crush Cyclones relievers

The spectacular eighth inning collapse of the Cyclones bullpen led to a horrific loss at the hands of Brooklyn’s hated cross-Narrows rivals the Staten Island Yankees. Comment.

Friday, Aug. 24, 2012

Politics

Vito Lopez groped and tried to kiss workers, Albany ethics panel says

Brooklyn Democratic party boss Vito Lopez is in hot water after staffers claim he sexually harassed them — and forced them to write glowing letters about how great he is, according to an Assembly ethics investigation. 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.
Sheepshead Bay

Marshalls madness! Hundreds flock to department store’s grand opening

A line started forming outside the new Sheepshead Bay Marshalls as early as 6 am, workers say. Comment.

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