Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012

Marine Park

Cops: Burglar swipes electronics

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

Monday, Oct. 1, 2012

Borough-wide

Watch the 2012 presidential debate — at a bar!

Brooklynites hail from diverse places and backgrounds, but a few common traits bind nearly all of us together: the lack of a television and a desire to enjoy most major events at a bar. Comment.
Manhattan Beach

No truce in sight between Manhattan Beach’s Hatfield and McCoy-style feud

Everyone wants to mediate the ongoing rivalry between the Manhattan Beach civic groups, but the leaders of the two camps are singing the same tune: it’s not us, it’s them. Comments (1).
Books

New book tells forgotten tale of Brooklynite who founded Marvel Comics

The Brooklynite who founded Marvel Comics only got a one-paragraph tribute from the company he created when he died in 1992 — but now the incredible story of his life and achievements is getting the recognition it deserves. Comment.
Event

Here’s how you can get a rare glimpse inside the Brooklyn Army Terminal

The historic Brooklyn Army Terminal is one of dozens of Brooklyn sites that will be on display as a part of OpenhouseNY’s 2012 tour weekend. Comment.
Bensonhurst

Cops: Knife-wielding thug holds up cyclist

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

Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012

Letters

‘Moses booted Dem Bums from Bklyn’

This week, our letter writers blame Robert Moses for the Dodgers’ exodus from Brooklyn. Comment.
High School Sports

Flying high! Key interceptions help Falcons soar over Eagles

Bishop Ford’s Falcons end its eight-game losing streak to the gridiron squad from the Rock with a hard-fought win. Comment.
Books

Thirst is everything

Ever wonder if you could take on a vampire in a fight? Wonder no more. Comment.

Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012

Big Screecher

It’s Carmine, freestyle style!

In this week’s screech, Carmine writes whatever comes into his head! Comment.
Atlantic Yards

Jay-Z opens Barclays Center to sold-out crowd

Legendary rapper Jay-Z played the first-ever show at the Barclays Center on Friday night, packing the new arena with a hometown crowd eager to welcome the native son back to Brooklyn. Comment.
Borough-wide

Ida says the Chargers will take it

Our pigskin prognosticator picks the winners so you don’t have to. Comment.

Friday, Sept. 28, 2012

Mill Basin

Washington passes gas plan: Senate approves pipeline for Floyd Bennett Field

The U.S. Senate approved a plan to run a gas pipeline through Floyd Bennett Field this week — a move environmentalists say will sound the death knell for Brooklyn’s only national park. Comments (6).
Bensonhurst

Markowitz: Spare Maple Lanes

The Borough President is siding with bowlers poised to lose Brooklyn’s largest bowling alley — encouraging developers who want to raze the building to keep the kingpin haven intact. Comments (6).
Sheepshead Bay

Ex-pol wants to create a new political party

Hey, smarty! Wanna join a new party? Comments (2).
A Britisher’s View

Obama is clueless on radical muslims

Muslim riots spell disaster for world freedom, and President Obama’s bid for re-election, says our columnist. Comments (1).
Weekend Watch

All aboard the MTA express!

Most of Brooklyn’s trains will be in tip-top shape, so get out there and enjoy the weekend. Comment.
Gavel to Gavel

Bonanno crime boss sentenced to 18 months

The sentencing leads this week’s Gavel to Gavel column. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Cops: Thief steals cigarettes from moving truck

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

Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012

Coney Island

Land baron: Thunderbolt could roar again for $90 million

All the city needs to do is pony up the cash, a major Coney Island land owner declared this week. Comment.
Midwood

Rightward ho! Simcha Felder moves toward the GOP

Insiders say the pol has nothing to lose by courting the GOP while remaining a Democrat. Comments (1).
Bay Ridge

Ridge community leaders: We want to choose where bike lanes will go

Community Board 10 drew their own bike lane map for Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights in response to the city’s plan to install bike routes on both residential and commercial streets. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Neighbors: Xaverian must stop taking our parking spots

Residents living around Xaverian High School are banding together to make sure that the Catholic school doesn’t take up any more of their cherished parking spots. Comments (1).
Borough-wide

Join the Darkside! Rapper will freestyle about whatever you’re carrying

This “rabbi” worships the god of dance. Comment.
Bensonhurst

Teens fight for trash-free Bensonhurst

Teens showed their dedication to keeping Bensonhurst trash-free when they took a Sunday afternoon to pick up litter in the neighborhood. Comment.
Coney Island

Cops: Woman hurls coffee pot at opponent

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

Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012

Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge Avenue spa is a house of ill repute, residents say

Residents say a Bay Ridge massage parlor is rubbing everyone the wrong way. Comments (2).
Greenwood Heights

Green-Wood cemetery vandalism suspect caught on camera

Cops released video of a fence-hopping man who they believe destroyed dozens of monuments and tombstones inside Green-Wood Cemetery on Aug. 25. Comments (3).
Bensonhurst

It’s hip to be square! Bensonhurst legend coming to Barclays

Bensonhurst’s famed L&B Spumoni Gardens is moving Downtown — by way of the Barclays Center. Comments (1).
Columbia St Waterfront

Columbia Street puppet theater on last legs

Who’s cutting the strings on this puppet theater? Comment.
Bay Ridge

Greeking out in Bay Ridge!

The annual Greek Cultural Festival drew thousands of visitors, who enjoyed traditional food, music, and entertainment. See all the fun in our slideshow. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

Man, did the Emmys bite the big one

This week, our columnist says Jimmy Kimmel should stick to late night — because he is not funny, and she’s never awake when he is on. Comment.
High School Sports

Poly Prep volley girls spiked with injuries

Poly Prep has plunged into a three game losing-streak following an injury sustained by senior star Jacquie Kennedy, the first lady of city hitters, who sprained her ankle when she landed during an early-season match. Comments (1).
Bay Ridge

Cops: Brutes brutalize man for iPhone

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

Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012

Sheepshead Bay

Realtor: Randazzo couldn’t hack Sheepshead Bay’s sandwich war

The realtor who rented a Sheepshead Bay Road storefront to the heirs of the iconic Randazzo Clam Bar on Emmons Avenue say it wasn’t an electrical problem that forced the fledgling hoagie hub to close. Comments (1).
Event

Support the troops — with burlesque!

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

C-Town workers: Paint a mural on our new wall

Ditmas Park residents outraged by the loss of a four-year-old community mural now have a chance to put a new painting where the old one once stood. Comment.
Canarsie

Inventor wants to pimp your stroller

A Brooklyn entrepreneur is rolling out “Pimp My Ride”-style strollers complete with speakers, flashing headlights, and an alarm system to scare off thieves. Comment.
Marine Park

Kids enjoy last drop of summer fun

Kids and parents kicked off the school year in style thanks to a Back-to-School Festival held in Marine Park on Saturday. See all the fun in our slideshow. Comments (5).
High School Sports

Aiken scores eight touchdowns in two games!

Get ready for your weekly rundown of Brooklyn high school football games. Comment.

Monday, Sept. 24, 2012

Midwood

Silver scream! Residents preparing for Yom Kippur blast movie production

Observant Jews in Midwood are outraged that the city will let a movie be filmed near Avenue M a day before the holiest day of the Jewish calendar. Comments (1).
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.
Bay Ridge

Ridge residents: Vandals are tagging up our trees

A group of teens spray-painted more than a half dozen trees on 70th Street in Bay Ridge earlier this month — apparently not caring that neighbors saw them mark up the sycamores and ash trees that lined the block from their windows. Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan explains those quotes you might, or might not, have heard

This week, Stan gives his opinion on some of the things people say. Comments (1).

Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012

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

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.
Bay Ridge

Civic cans ‘great debate’ scheduled for Yom Kippur

A Bay Ridge civic group has cancelled the neighborhood’s largest political debate — a heated back and forth between four pairs of candidates that stunned Jewish residents for being scheduled on Yom Kippur. Comment.

Friday, Sept. 21, 2012

Dyker Heights

Dyker Heights church gets pulled into Muhammad video controversy

Police are keeping an around-the-clock post outside the Coptic Orthodox Church of Saint George in Dyker Heights amid fears that the widespread violence in the Middle East triggered by a controversial anti-Muslim video will erupt in Brooklyn. 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.
Canarsie

Cops: Firefighters ‘smoked’ out of their own station house

Firefighters usually run towards danger. But, sometimes, danger knocks on their station house door. Comment.

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