Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012

Marine Park

Police: Teen steals, then totals, car

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

Simba’s back! Wandering Persian returns home

He may not look it, but Simba is happy to be home — and he has our paper to thank for his safe return. Comment.

Monday, Oct. 8, 2012

Borough-wide

New play brings Navy Yard ghosts to life

A new immersive play brings the Navy Yard and its ghosts to life. Comment.
Midwood

Driver flips minivan on Ave. I

A Flatbush driver narrowly escaped death when his minivan ended up on its roof on Oct. 4, witnesses say. Comment.
Music

Family drama: A raucous folk band brings the theatrics

A gathering of kinfolk is liable to stir up a scene. Comment.
Bensonhurst

Cops: Gun-wielding trio robs resident

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

Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012

Letters

‘Get one thing straight, Shav!’

One of our letter writers doesn’t like our columnist’s take on U.S.–Middle East relations. Comment.

Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012

Big Screecher

Carmine’s had it with Michelle Obama’s food policy

In this week’s screech, Carmine says the federal government shouldn’t starve school children! Comments (2).
High School Sports

Leon Goldstein forces Fort Hamilton into a tie — with six seconds remaining!

Soccer phenom Rorie St. Lawrence stole a victory from the undefeated Tigers on Thursday. Comment.
Borough-wide

Ida has no faith in the Saints!

Our gridiron gal takes a peek into the future so you don’t have to. Comment.

Friday, Oct. 5, 2012

Park Slope

Yarn tootin’ — borough’s first big-time knit show comes to Park Slope

The knits are about to hit the fans. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

Hate speech is free speech in the U.S.

One person’s hate speech is another’s free speech, according to our columnist. Comment.
Weekend Watch

MTA scrambles the schedule this weekend

You might not want to plan your weekend around a subway ride. Comment.
Park Slope

Kicking up dust: Depression–era Guthrie sings in Park Slope

Woody Guthrie walks — and apparently he sounds a bit like the Boss. Comment.
Gavel to Gavel

Housing officials plead guilty to accepting bribes

The plea leads this week’s Gavel to Gavel. Comment.
Crime

Cops: Deadbeat diner attacks restaurant owner

Get ready for your weekly run-down of crimes from the 61st Precinct. Comment.

Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012

Bay Ridge

Doo-doo debacle! Lack of trash bins is turning Ridge into a dumping ground, dog lovers say

Dog-owners are foaming at the mouth over the lack of corner trash cans — a state of affairs they claim has given them no place to put their best friend’s doo-doo bags. Comments (2).
Mill Basin

Civics join fight against illegally parked truckers

Cops in Mill Basin and Bergen Beach have a generous ally in their battle against illegal parked trucks — local civic leaders who have agreed to buy the 63rd Precinct an auto immobilizer. Comments (1).
Midwood

Residents bash Midwood’s new hooky home

Midwood residents are lashing out at the city’s plans to put a truancy center next to a private all-girl’s school on Ocean Avenue — demanding that the city should put its bad apples in another basket. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Kagan on Kagan

Ari Kagan, the Russian-American journalist who beat incumbent Democratic district leader Michael Geller at the polls, gives us the lowdown on how he plans to unify Southern Brooklyn Democrats. Comments (6).
Atlantic Yards

Barclays Center concession will serve organic, gluten-free food

Judging by the menu, it really is Brooklyn’s arena. Comment.
Greenpoint

Artists bring light to closed-down skatepark

An old factory-turned-skate park is once again finding new life serving as the venue for a month-long series of art installations, music, and parties. Comment.
Coney Island

Cops: Teen steals man’s cash

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

Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012

Politics

Borough president’s first foray into politics revealed!

Borough President Markowitz cut his political teeth fighting for the little guy — literally! Comment.
Bensonhurst

Bay Parkway corner is trash’s last stop, residents say

Residents say that everything from construction debris to dirty diapers have been dumped at the MTA-owned lot. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Attorney general: Ridge car dealership bilked customers

A Bay Ridge car dealership will have to pay more than $500,000 in penalties now that a state judge has ruled that the business bilked several customers. Comment.
Gerritsen Beach

Have you seen Simba?

A grieving family is hoping you have. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

Step right up and get your Orgreenic!

This week, our columnist lets us praises of a new stick-free pan. Comment.
DUMBO

Secret garden: Art show in flower shop merges city life and plant life

A new art exhibit in DUMBO unites nature photography and design — and it does so inside a flower shop-turned-art gallery. Comment.
High School Sports

Coach: I’m putting all my eggs in Fontbonne’s basket

Coach Victor Popovsky couldn’t coach soccer at both Sheepshead Bay High School and Fotbonne Hall, so he’s decided to run with the Bonnies. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Brute robs delivery boy at knife-point

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

Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012

Manhattan Beach

Manhattan Beach residents slam bark park move

Dog lovers would like to see a new bark park in Manhattan Beach, but residents say the city should spend the money set aside for the plan on two-legged taxpayers. Comment.
Bergen Beach

Paerdegat oil spill may be harmful to our health, residents say

A noxious gas and oil spill at Paerdegat Basin that multiple government agencies are scrambling to stanch has left nearby residents wondering if their health is in jeopardy. Comment.
High School Sports

Coach: I was axed for defending slain student

Bishop Loughlin’s varsity basketball coach was let go during a heated discussion with officials from the Fort Greene school — but the instructor says he was merely defending a murdered basketball star. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Ragamuffin Parade a rousing ride for Ridge rugrats

The 46th annual Ragamuffin Parade drew young Ridgites dressed as butterflies, bees, lions, and more to Third Avenue on Saturday. See all of the creative costumes in our slideshow. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Ridgites: Third Avenue fair better than Atlantic Antic

Thousands flocked to Third Avenue on Sunday for what organizers insisted was the biggest and best street fair in the borough. See all the fun in our slideshow. Comment.
High School Sports

Sheepshead Bay upsets Jefferson

It was an exciting week for high school football. Check out all the Brooklyn scores right here. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Old time fun! Stickball still a neighborhood sensation

Warriors of the broom handle gathered on Saturday to keep the hallowed rite of stickball alive. Comments (1).

Monday, Oct. 1, 2012

Bay Ridge

State officials: Amnesia owner draws a blank when it comes to worker’s compensation insurance

The owner of the controversial Bay Ridge nightspot Amnesia forgot to get worker’s compensation insurance for his employees, say state officials who shut the club down last month. 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).
It’s Only My Opinion

This week, Stan lets you fill in the blanks

Stan went to see “2016: Obama’s America,” and wants to know if you can read his mind. Comments (3).

Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012

Link

Breaking: More than 1,000 gallons of oil spills into Paerdegat Basin

National Grid says that a mixture of gas and oil spilled into the waterway, which feeds into Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, as the utility worked on a pipe. Our pals at the Wall Street Journal have the story. 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.

Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012

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.

Friday, Sept. 28, 2012

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).
Bay Ridge

Get your glad rags ready! Ragamuffins will take over Third Avenue tomorrow

For Bay Ridge residents, fall isn’t just about football, a new school year, and the Yankees making the playoffs — it also means the return of two of the neighborhood’s most beloved annual events. Comments (1).
Ditmas Park

High-tech holy days: Ditmas Park shul beams Yom Kippur services to your iPad

It’s the year 5773, so it should come as no surprise that Jewish services can be streamed online. Comments (1).
Sheepshead Bay

Restaurateurs sue CB15 for denying liquor license request

A community panel and two neighborhood politicians led a biased smear campaign against an Avenue U restaurant that prevented the eatery from getting its liquor license, the disgruntled restaurateurs claim. Comments (7).

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