Monday, Oct. 22, 2012

Midwood

Midwood Gramps runs for Assembly as write-in

A retired Wall Streeter with no political experience claims he’s the man to unseat Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz next month. Comments (3).
Bay Ridge Courier

Paulie drops the gloves!

Paulie “Magic Man” Malignaggi has a message for the naysayers: I won. Comments (1).
Music

The band electric: Synth-heavy musicians are live wires

Tech virtuosos take live jam sessions to a sublime level. Comment.

Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012

A Britisher’s View

East is East and West is West.

It’s time for a global convention on Islam and its human timebombs, claims out columnist. Comment.

Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012

Big Screecher

Carmine’s got a new printer — and it don’t work!

In this week’s screech, Carmine says can’t stand his new printer, but loves going to neighborhood events where the food is free. Comments (2).
Kensington

Good times roll at Kensington fair

Kensington residents celebrated their bustling enclave with a rollicking street fair, complete with all the bells and whistles. Comment.
Letters

Reader says new supermarket is Aldi-riffic news

I was delighted to read that an Aldi food market, already open in Queens, Manhattan, and the Bronx, will finally be coming to Brooklyn (“The shuttered Pathmark on Nostrand Avenue will soon get a tenant, sources say,” online Oct. 9). Comment.

Friday, Oct. 19, 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.
Borough-wide

Ida’s picks: Take ’em or leave ’em

We recommend taking ’em. Comment.
Midwood

City: Midwood truancy center is here to stay

The city admitted that it it did not notify the community before it opened a truancy center in Midwood — but says the widely panned facility will stay exactly where it is despite the neighborhood’s battle to stop it. Comment.
Fashion

Brooklyn’s upstart fashionistas join forces

In fashion, smaller is better. Comment.
BoroBeat

Singing senior wows judges

Seniors belted it out at Xaverian High School on Saturday in hopes of being dubbed Senior Idol. For all the performances, see our slideshow. Comment.
Gavel to Gavel

Court tosses out conviction in infanticide

A mom convicted of killing her newborn wasn’t to blame, rules appeals court. Comment.
Gowanus

Pot topic: Stoners come to Gowanus to share ‘Marijuana-logues’

Some people eat Chinese takeout when they smoke marijuana and some people watch Star Trek reruns, but not this comedic trio — they monologue. Comment.

Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012

Borough-wide

DUMBO director’s documentary tells true story behind ‘Argo’

In Hollywood, it’s based on a true story. In Brooklyn, it is a true story. Comment.
Park Slope

City: Park Slope’s pink brownstone will lose its pink

Park Slope’s famous pink brownstone will lose its polarizing, Pepto-Bismol hue, city officials decided on Monday. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Brook-Krasny: I support the Sheepshead Bay mosque

The assemblyman may be hurting his re-election bid by supporting the mosque, claim civic leaders Comments (6).
Kensington

Residents hail Kensington’s new Parasian plaza

Vive la Paris! Comments (3).
BoroBeat

Dynamite time!: Walkers raise awareness for youth treatment center

Families and friends didn’t let harsh weather stop them from walking in the 15th annual Dynamite Youth Walk-a-thon in Bay Ridge on Sunday. Comment.

Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012

Borough-wide

Libraries lure kids with PlayStations, Nintendo

The Brooklyn Public Library is reeling in children with their favorite pasttime — and it ain’t books. Comments (9).
Marine Park

Cops: Suspect stole man’s jewelry

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

Costumed canines compete for best dressed

Bay Ridge’s pooches came out in their finest Halloween costumes for the annual Canine Costume Contest at the Narrows Botanical Gardens’ Harvest Festival on Sunday. For all the fall festivities, see our slideshow. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

Mexico is the place for Orlando Orea

This week, our national affairs columnist sounds off on the murder of Michael Jones. Comments (3).
Crime

Thief knocks man out, takes cash

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

Police: Gun-toting teen robs man

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

Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012

Borough-wide

City snuffs Midwood’s make-out lane

Teenagers borough-wide might be pissed, but residents of the once-again quiet block say they are overjoyed Comment.
Courts

Time out! Election screw-ups can’t save this candidate

Bloopers by the Board of Elections prevented nearly half of the 45th District’s independents from voting for him in the primary last month, charged still-smarting Russell Gallo, a former military cop in the Middle East who says he’s seen better managed elections in war-torn Iraq. Comment.
Borough-wide

Brooklyn takes strides against violence

Marine Park takes a walk to help stop domestic abuse. Comment.
High School Sports

Madison Knights suffer homecoming loss

McKee-Staten Island Tech Seagulls’ running back Andrew Blandino proved himself a home-wrecker on Saturday night, crushing the Madison Knights’ hopes of a homecoming victory with three touchdowns in the Staten Island school’s sweeping 22–0 victory. Comment.
High School Sports

Xavier Knight’s lance Falcons, 17–14

Jimmy Wolfer’s 24-yard field goal in overtime handed the Bishop Ford Falcons its second straight loss this season against Manhattan’s Xavier Knights, who pulled out a 17–14 win in a Catholic High School Football League Class AA-A game at Aviator Sports Complex on Saturday night. Comment.
High School Sports

Bishop Ford’s Chaz Williams not short on talent

The Brooklyn basketball product wants to lead U-Mass to an Atlantic 10 championship — and an NCAA birth — this year. Comment.
BoroBeat

Tasters choice in Sheepshead Bay

Foodies come out to get a “Taste of Sheepshead Bay.” Comment.

Monday, Oct. 15, 2012

Bergen Beach

National Grid: Paerdegat Basin is cancer free

Environmentalists are questioning the clean bill of health National Grid is giving Paerdegat Basin, claiming that the company being accused of dumping up to 1,400 gallons of oil and gasoline into the waterway shouldn’t be taking part in the investigation. Comment.
Fort Greene

Twitters in the Arab Spring

MoCADA’S new exhibit connects Occupy and the North African revolutions. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Feds: Gun-running cops getting two years

Three Bay Ridge cops who sidelined as gun runners will be spending the next two years in a prison cell, federal prosecutors announced last week. Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan finds wisdom buried in his pockets

This week, Stan finds his notes to himself, and writes them all down for you. Comments (4).

Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012

High School Sports

St. Edmund Prep coach: We’ll win soccer championship

Hey Joe Namath and Mark Messier, meet Dan Magano. Comment.
Flatlands

E. 51st Street man convicted of killing building handyman

A 62-year-old Flatlands man accused of knifing his building superintendent to death is facing life in prison now that he’s been convicted of second-degree murder. Comment.
High School Sports

Injured Bonnies drop Molloy match

The Bonnies put up a good fight despite being without key players. Comment.

Friday, Oct. 12, 2012

Borough-wide

Babs plays Brooklyn in first-ever show in home borough

Brooklyn’s native son opened the Barclays Center — and the borough’s favorite daughter made it feel like home. Comment.
Bensonhurst

Cops: Help us find violent robbery suspect

Cops have connected a 21-year-old Gravesend resident to two violent crimes in Southern Brooklyn, officials said. Comment.

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