Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012

Flatbush

Cops: Man stole cleaning supplies from building

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

Ridge beer garden owner gets ready for neighborhood’s ‘hipster invasion’

Hipsters are preparing to take Bay Ridge over — and barman Tommy Casatelli is ready for them. Comments (5).

Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012

Art

Autobiography of a cartoonist

BY NATALIE O’NEILL Comment.
Bay Ridge

Cops: Thug pistol-whips Bay Ridge man

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

Monday, Sept. 17, 2012

Cinema

Two film fests, one weekend

The line between Williamsburg and Greenpoint continues to blur, but two film festivals are bringing the two nabes head-to-head on one weekend this month. Comments (1).
Williamsburg

Finally! Bad movie panel will give ‘Gigli’ the respect it deserves

The Ben Affleck flop tops an impressive list of Hollywood stinkers we love to hate. Comment.
Marine Park

Police: Man takes screwdriver to car

Plus a host of other crimes from Marine Park’s 63rd Precinct. Comments (1).

Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012

The Newsstand

Brooklyn Weekly is now online

Courier Life is proud to present the latest print edition of Brooklyn Weekly, which can be found each Sunday in the New York Post.
Letters

‘Can’t-put-down’ article about deer hunter

A letter writer thanks us for a great article, then gives us lip for not giving her enough info about Brooklyn deer hunter Steven Rinella. Comment.

Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012

Big Screecher

Carmine says he pays his own way

This week, the Big Screecher lets you know what he thinks — just like he does every week! Comment.
Pigskin Prognosticator

Ida’s going with the Jets again

Ida Eisenstein is the pigskin prognosticator — she demands your respect. Comment.

Friday, Sept. 14, 2012

Coney Island

McCarthy trounces Regina-Potter in GOP primary

The Republicans have picked their flag bearer in the GOP’s invasion on Coney Island. Comments (4).
Gowanus

Shiny! ‘Firefly’ fans to hold sci-fi all nighter tomorrow

Suit up and stay up to watch your favorite sci-fi TV series. Comments (1).
Williamsburg

Deja vu! Restler district leader race too close to call

Williamsburg’s Democratic district leader fight was too close to call on Thursday night thanks in part to Assemblyman Vito Lopez, the embattled party boss who political insiders say got Northern Brooklyn’s Orthodox Jewish communities to come out in droves and vote for Chris Olechowski, the candidate he hand-picked to take out one-term incumbent — and longtime Lopez critic — Lincoln Restler. Comments (5).
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.
Coney Island

Central Amusements poised to light up Parachute Jump, sources say

The famed Parachute Jump will receive a $2 million necklace of new lights. Comment.
Manhattan Beach

City: Councilman Nelson may lose Manhattan Beach

Councilman Mike Nelson is poised to lose his grip on Manhattan Beach, according to city officials remapping Brooklyn’s council districts — and residents of the tony community say they can’t wait to see the legislator go. Comment.
Weekend Watch

Get ready for a train-ache

Get ready for the pain, Brooklyn. Seven train lines are going to be worked on this weekend. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

‘I joined a cult to see if I could be brainwashed’

The death of the Rev. Sun Myung Moon had our columnist remembering her brief stretch as an aspiring cultist — for the sake of a story, of course! Comments (2).
Bensonhurst

Cops: Thief swipes purse from cabbie

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

Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012

Sheepshead Bay

Ex-presidential candidate’s Plumb Beach hideaway

An ex-presidential candidate who most people think is homeless has launched a campaign to clean up Plumb Beach as he wiles away his afternoons in a makeshift tent replete with a beach chair, sun umbrella, and a small grill. Comments (3).
Midwood

Car goes flying off Coney Island Avenue — and motorist survives!

A car struck a cyclist and smashed through a wooden fence surrounding a Coney Island Avenue construction site before plummeting into a 30-foot deep ditch, said rescuers who are amazed that the woman survived. Comment.
Manhattan Beach

Musical chairman meeting: Lopez successor vote moved to Southern Brooklyn

Brownstone Brooklyn Democratic district leaders say the unexpected meeting location switch to the wilds of Manhattan Beach will disenfranchise them. Comment.
Dyker Heights

Revolutionary party in Southern Brooklyn!

Gravesend neighbors celebrated the birthdays of two of its leading members with an 18th-century-themed party in full costume. Check out our slideshow for all the fun! Comment.
Standing O

Standing O does it again!

No one cheers on Brooklyn like Standing O! And this week, we do it again! Comment.
Coney Island

Cops: Teen found with stolen jewelry, pot

Get ready for your weekly run-down of crimes from Coney Island’s 60th Precinct. Comment.

Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012

Borough-wide

Brooklyn remembers 9-11

Hundreds of somber Brooklynites attended memorial services held across the borough, paying tribute to the men, women, and loved ones who perished in the attacks on 9-11. Comment.
Coney Island

Internet fund-raisers swoop in to save hero bus driver

A hero city bus driver who seriously injured his hand grabbing a 7-year-old girl from a fall in Coney Island this summer and can no longer make ends meet is getting a helping hand from big-hearted internet users. Comment.
Coney Island

Departing Clones tweet their regards to Brooklyn

Before heading back to their distant homes, the 2012 Brooklyn Cyclones Tweeted a few heartfelt, and not so heartfelt, goodbyes to their team, MCU Park, and their fans. Comments (1).
Bensonhurst

Lady of Sorrow touches down in Bensonhurst

Even though the Lady of Sorrows procession was rained out, the show still went on at Saint Athanasius Church in Bensonhurst. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

The nest is empty, and this mama bird is feeling fine!

This week, our columnist lets us know how she’s been doing since her little one flew the coop. Comment.
Mill Basin

Spelling smarties go head-to-head

Children participating in our spelling bee at Kings Plaza’s Back-to-School Expo impressed everyone with their skills. See all the fun in our slideshow. Comments (1).

Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012

Coney Island

Wonder Wheel operators shoot down Coney Island observation disk plan

There isn’t enough room in Coney Island for two big wheels, the owners of the landmarked Deno’s Wonder Wheel said this week as they lashed out against some thrill seekers’ plans to bring a new 600-foot observation disk to the People’s Playground. Comments (1).
Bensonhurst

Lane closure: Community panel endorses plan to raze Maple Lanes

A last ditch strike against plans to turn Brooklyn’s largest kingpin haven into a massive housing complex ended in a gutter ball on Monday night as a community panel took its first steps toward making the large-scale project a reality. Comments (1).
Coney Island

Clones end 2012 season with shutout loss to Hudson Valley

Two runs surrendered in the first inning ended the Cyclones’ 2012 season on Monday as the Hudson Valley Renegades shutout Brooklyn’s boys of summer in a playoff clincher to determine who would go on to the New York-Penn League championships. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Amnesia is leaving Bay Ridge residents with a sense of deja vu, critics claim

Amnesia is living up to its name, say community leaders who claim that owners of the Bay Ridge Brazilian steakhouse accused of bringing pounding music, rowdy customers, and illegally parked cars to Fourth Avenue has forgotten the terms of the deal they hammered out earlier this year to get their liquor license renewed. Comment.
Mill Basin

Two-wheeled salute: Motorcycle run honors fallen

Members of Bikers for America’s Bravest honored the victims of 9-11 on Sunday, riding from Floyd Bennett Field to the World Trade Center site. Comments (2).
Bay Ridge

Saint Patrick preserve us! Ridge celebration of all things Irish moves to Third Avenue

Saint Patrick’s Day parade revelers will be sportin’ the green on Third Avenue instead of Fifth Avenue next year as march organizers follow a new route set by the annual Norwegian Constitution Day Parade. Comments (8).
Borough-wide

Shelter smash! One hospitalized after bus crashes into its own bus stop

Talk about getting too close for comfort! Comment.

Monday, Sept. 10, 2012

Fort Greene

One killed, four injured following Carlton Avenue collapse

A construction worker was killed and four others were injured — one seriously — on Monday morning when the Carlton Avenue building they were working on collapsed underneath them. Comment.
Williamsburg

Model citizens: Williamsburg Fashion Weekend nixes runway for the stage

In a neighborhood known for its sometimes-schizophrenic style sensibilities, a carnival fashion show is just right. Comment.
Flatbush

Police: Flatbush murder suspect turns himself in

The 21-year-old is accused of killing Fatima Gordon and wounding three others, including a 13-year-old boy, investigators say. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Ridge sinkhole repairs are wreaking havoc on 92nd Street, residents claim

Repair work on the 92nd Street sinkhole is causing stinky floods and taking up cherished parking spots, blasted furious residents who are demanding that construction on Bay Ridge’s not-so-grand canyon be completed as soon as possible. Comments (2).
It’s Only My Opinion

Turn off WALL-E and turn on Stan’s numbers

This week, Stan does the math so you don’t have to. Comments (6).
Coney Island

Hudson Valley crushes Clones

A poor showing by the Cyclones pitching staff helped the Hudson Valley Renegades rout Brooklyn’s boys of summer in the second day of post-season play — jeopardizing the Coney Island squad’s shot at a New York-Penn League crown. Comment.

Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012

Borough-wide

Food with a view! Smorgasburg market gets second home in DUMBO

BY NATALIE O’NEILL Comment.
Coney Island

Clones playoff game postponed

The Cyclones were ready to clinch the opening round of the NY-Penn League playoffs, but Mother Nature had other plans. Comment.

Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012

Coney Island

Post-season surprise! Superb pitching gives Clones shutout victory over Renegades

Hansel Robles’s amazing arm helped the Clones grab a post-season victory over Hudson Valley. Comment.

Friday, Sept. 7, 2012

Bay Ridge

Ridge Dems toast Bam at convention bash

True blue Brooklynites cheered on President Obama as he accepted the Democratic nomination on Thursday, holding a mini-Democratic National Convention in GOP-controlled Bay Ridge. Comment.

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