Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012

Event

Support the troops — with burlesque!

Hey, burlesque beats Bob Hope any day. Comments (2).
Gowanus

Ghouls come to Gowanus gallery

Some grown-ups will find any excuse to get dressed up in a fun costume — they’ll even go to an art gallery. Comment.

Monday, Sept. 24, 2012

Borough-wide

Free Barclays Center tickets going to non-profits

Underprivileged Brooklynites will be able to see top-notch entertainment at the Barclays Center thanks to a partnership between a Downtown neighborhood group and the arena that will make sure folks without the funds get passes to a number of anticipated stadium events. Comment.
Park Slope

Tonight: Everybody chicha!

Partying on Monday night sounds as inconceivable as shimmying to Wagner — but a six-piece “chicha” band is doing both in Park Slope. Comment.
Event

Christine Ebersole survives her swan song

It’s the end of the world as we know it — but you’ll feel fine at Christine Ebersole’s show at Onstage at Kingsborough! Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Cops: Thieves punch and rob sleeping straphanger

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

Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012

Letters

Walmart — still a ‘smart’ option

Walmart may not be coming to Southern Brooklyn, but our letter writers are still singing the big-box chain’s praises. Comments (4).
High School Sports

Payback! Flying Dutchmen sack Bulldogs 26–12

Erasmus Hall’s victory over Campus Magnet High gives the Dutchmen a 3–0 record — and all they had to do was give running back Khalil Lewin the ball. Comment.

Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012

The Newsstand

The Barclays Center is here!

Check out our comprehensive coverage of Brooklyn’s premier sports and entertainment destination. Comment.
High School Sports

Xaverian’s defensive line fails to halt Vikings’ aggressive ground game

Senior quarterback Zach Kearney threw for 135 yards and three touchdowns — and ran in two additional touchdowns himself — but the Clippers’ defense made sure none of it mattered. Comment.
Big Screecher

It’s a cornucopia of Carmine for your enjoyment!

This week, the Big Screecher casts it out there — and you’ll swallow it hook, line, and sinker! Comment.
Borough-wide

Ida still likes the Jets!

Our gridiron gal about town makes a few holy picks during a holy time. Comments (1).

Friday, Sept. 21, 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.
Atlantic Yards

It’s open! Ceremonial ribbon-cutting marks Barclays Center debut

Developers and city officials marked the opening of the Barclays Center arena with a symbolic ribbon cutting on Friday, touting it as a “big win” for Brooklyn — but mask-clad protesters slammed those same big wigs for failing to provide enough jobs to residents in the borough. Comment.
Event

Priestesses preside

A different kind of siren is going to stop motorcyclists in Williamsburg on Saturday. Comment.
Weekend Watch

Very few trains will be running properly this weekend

Now that riding the subway — and waiting for trains at a subway station — is actually bearable again, the MTA has decided to find another reason for you not to ride the rails this weekend. Comment.
Books

Website helps struggling writers get the words out

Rivals are often the toughest critics — but Brooklyn’s unpublished and unappreciated scribes are putting their differences aside and joining forces to attract the one thing that all writers crave: readers. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

Where is the Muslim outcry over the anti-US mob attacks?

Four Americans, including an ambassador, have been killed in anti-U.S. violence spanning more than 20 Muslim-majority nations, yet Muslims Americans remain deafeningly silent. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Burglar hits jackpot at 14th Ave. apartment

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

Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012

Politics

Brooklyn’s new Democratic boss is Frank Seddio

The new boss of the Brooklyn Democratic party is Frank Seddio — a member of the old guard Thomas Jefferson Democratic Club and a longtime ally of scandal-scarred Assemblyman and former party leader Vito Lopez. Comments (2).
Coney Island

Can you dig it? New ‘Warriors’ film finally gets to Coney Island

A second Warriors movie has made the arduous journey to Coney Island. Comments (7).
Bensonhurst

Spoiled rotten! Grocery leaves 18th Avenue a stinky mess, residents say

A Bensonhurst market that the city has tried to shutter since 2008 has turned 18th Avenue into a rotten fish and produce-strewn stretch, residents claim. Comments (6).
Books

Here’s a Witt-y take on the Atlantic Yards controversy

Stephen Witt wrote hundreds of stories about Atlantic Yards during his years as a Courier Life reporter — now he’s written a novel about it, too. Comment.
Prospect Heights

Brooklyn artist reinvents Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman was born on Paradise Island, but her life as a comic book heroine has been hell. Comments (1).
Gavel to Gavel

Gang members charged in massive criminal sweep

The indictments lead this week’s Gavel to Gavel. Comment.
Bensonhurst

Mugger attacks man at his front door

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

Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012

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).
Borough-wide

Critics: Walmart’s not going to leave Brooklyn alone

Walmart announced last week that it won’t be opening a store off the Belt Parkway, but the big-box store’s plans for Brooklyn are not over. Comment.
Manhattan Beach

Cops: Faberge egg swiped from Manhattan Beach home

Two crooks burglarized a woman’s Manhattan Beach home on Sept. 16, taking a Faberge egg worth more than $6,000. Comment.
Midwood

City: Dorman Square is D.O.A.

The city’s plan for a pedestrian plaza on Elm Avenue in Midwood is officially dead, Department of Transportation said last week as they pulled the plug on a project that drew sharp opposition from many factions in the community. Comments (1).
Not for Nuthin’

Gulp! I can’t stand the mayor’s soda ban!

This week, our columnist lets us know that banning Super Big Gulps is just another useless exercise. Comments (2).

Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012

Sheepshead Bay

Residents must join the war on crime, new police commander says

The new sheriff of the 61st Precinct wants to tame the growing lawlessness in Sheepshead Bay — and he wants to deputize neighborhood residents to do it. Comment.
Flatbush

Flatbush Frolic brings crowd, businesses to Cortelyou

The food and fun-filled festival on Cortelyou Road reached has reached new heights, participants said. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Ridge Runners race to honor fallen hero

Athletes took the streets of Bay Ridge to honor fallen police officer and Xaverian High School grad Chris Hoban. Comment.
High School Sports

Tate’s hard work pays off with scholarship

Imani Tate, the who led Bishop Loughlin’s girls basketball team to a state championship last year, is headed to Albany. Comment.

Monday, Sept. 17, 2012

Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge Towers: We need more parking spaces

Bay Ridge Towers residents are blasting a city proposal to remove eight public parking spots from Fourth Avenue at 65th Street, claiming that they use the spaces when their 300-car lot is filled to capacity. Comment.
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.
Midwood

Acclaimed Di Fara Pizza up for rent — for $30 a head

Di Fara Pizza has a solution for foodies and slice lovers who want to avoid the acclaimed eatery’s legendary lines: rent the place out for a private party. Comments (3).
Flatlands

Four injured as van crashes through vet’s office

A wayward van rammed into a Flatlands veterinary clinic following a car accident on Kings Highway last week, pinning a hapless victim against a wall, officials said. Comment.
Coney Island

Metro PCS marauders responsible for at least four heists, police say

The gun-toting thieves who knocked over a Homecrest Metro PCS store on Aug. 15 have been quite busy, say police, who claim the two suspects are now responsible for at least three other cellphone store heists. Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

Man, how things have gotten worse since 5769!

This week, Stan lets you know why Obama must go. Comments (9).

Friday, Sept. 14, 2012

War-Mart

BREAKING: Walmart won’t open on Belt Parkway

The retail giant said it was backing out of plans to open a store in Brooklyn. Comments (2).
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).
Sheepshead Bay

Victory! Cymbrowitz wins by super-slim margin

Assemblyman Steve Cymbrowitz is one step closer to winning a seventh term in Albany after winning Thursday’s Democratic primary — one of the closest elections he’s faced in his political career. Comments (9).

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