Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012

Music

Yiddish rockstars

Mazel tov! Comment.
High School Sports

Dutchmen defense crashes down on Orange Wave 34–14

It’s official: Erasmus Hall has the best gridiron squad in Brooklyn. Comment.

Monday, Oct. 29, 2012

Dance

It’s deca-dance!

Rich folk sure know how to throw a party. Comment.
Link

Hurricane Sandy vs. Brooklyn: The definitive live blog

Our pals at the Brooklyn Paper are running a moment-by-moment live blog on what’s happening throughout the borough as Hurricane Sandy charges toward us. Click above to find out how Sandy’s treating your neighborhood right now! Comment.

Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012

Big Screecher

Carmine remembers the first World Trade Center attack

This week, Carmine gets some sad news, and the memories come rusing back. Comments (1).
Borough-wide

Mermaid in the Hudson

The Little Mermaid lived under the sea, but she wouldn’t dare go into the Hudson. Comment.
Letters

Brooklyn ‘never stops loving’ Babs

That, and other letters from our mailbag. Comment.

Friday, Oct. 26, 2012

Borough-wide

Ida’s picks: Take ’em or leave ’em

We recommend taking ’em. Comment.
BoroBeat

PS 115 revels in the fall

Kids, parents, and teachers had a great time celebrating all things fall at the school’s first Fall Festival. See all the fun in our slideshow. Comments (3).
24/7

Drinks on the White House!

Never talk politics at a bar — just let the color of your drink speak for itself. Comment.
Dining

Butchering the competition

A restaurant in Fort Greene is offering a class on butchering large, medium, and small animals. Comment.
Weekend Watch

UPDATE: ‘Frankenstorm’ halts most weekend service changes

Everything you read about weekend service changes is now false. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

U.S. terror outrage ‘not optimal’

American outrage to war on terror is “not optimal,” according to our columnist. Comment.
Marine Park

Big sale at Kings Plaza — whole mall changes hands for $751 million!

There’s new ownership at the Kings Plaza Shopping Center Comments (1).

Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012

Standing O

Standing O is back and cheering on Brooklyn!

It was a tough trek over hills and dales in a strange place called Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx, but our girls at Bishop Kearney High School ran rings around the other schools at the New York City Mayor’s Cup Race. More than 48 teams, comprised of public and private schools, competed in the annual event, but guess who came out on top? Comment.
Music

A zombie version of Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash famously sang he shot a man just to watch him die — but did he eat the guy’s brains? Comments (1).
Gavel to Gavel

Auxiliary cops on wrong side of the law

A teen auxiliary cop was nabbed for wrongly accusing a Brownsville bodega worker of hawking hootch to a minor during a phony bust in April, said authorities. Comment.

Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012

Borough-wide

THE PUCK DROPS HERE

The New York Islanders have signed a 25-year lease with the Barclays Center, moving the team from the suburban portion of Long Island to the urban. Comments (1).
Borough-wide

Picture this: Our baby walrus!

The New York Aquarium released photos — and a video — of it’s newest resident, Mitik the baby walrus! Click above to see them! Comment.
Coney Island

Bump your a-- off, one last time!

Friday may might be your last chance to bump your a-- off! Comment.
Bay Ridge

Golden claims not to support mosque spying, but letter says otherwise

State Sen. Marty Golden is all for spying on mosques — except when he’s not. Comments (2).
Marine Park

Fidler: City won’t let me cover bocce players on the cheap

Councilman Lew Fidler is demanding the city’s aesthetic gatekeepers provide bocce players in Marine Park with an inexpensive pre-fabricated awning instead of costing taxpayers 10-times as much on a custom-built sunscreen. Comments (2).
Not for Nuthin’

A sob story — right up until the end.

This week, our columnist wonders if the banks will ever learn their lesson. Comment.
BoroBeat

Pick a pumpkin: PS 130’s fall fest is a blast for families, kids and pumpkin lovers

Think you could guess the weight of a giant pumpkin? Comment.
BoroBeat

Kaiser Park becomes underwater wonderland

Students in the Coastal Classrooms program at John Dewey High School celebrated the inaugural and very-successful launch of their robotic submarine on Oct. 20. Comments (1).
Bay Ridge

Big bash! Vehicles almost destroyed in auto accident

Two cars collided at the intersection of Fourth Avenue and 86th Street on Saturday — sending one driver to the hospital. Comment.

Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012

Coney Island

Carney: City snipped my zipline

A old-school Coney Island carney is barking mad because he thinks the city is trying to stifle competition in the People’s Playgound. Comments (3).
Bay Ridge Courier

Learning to fear the bomb: Atomic survivors teach Brooklyn students the horrors of war

Two survivors of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic attacks — and the grandson of the man who ordered the bombings — moved a classroom of high school students to tears with an impassioned plea to bring an end to the nuclear age. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Sen. Marty Golden butts heads with rival Andrew Gounardes regarding education

The two contenders all but drew blood at their third meeting before the November election. Comment.
BoroBeat

Fight breast cancer — in style

Women flocked to Third Avenue’s Pilo Arts Day Spa & Salon to lace their hair with pink extensions — proceeds of which went to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Comment.

Monday, Oct. 22, 2012

Bay Ridge Courier

Paulie drops the gloves!

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

Hoops fix-up delay

The overhaul of the basketball courts at Manhattan Beach Park which was supposed to begin this fall has been pushed back to spring, and politicians and neighbors are wondering what is taking so long. Comment.
Manhattan Beach

The debate over the debate

Manhattan Beach Community Group President Ira Zalcman claims Assemblyman Steven Cymborwitz is ducking a debate because the legislature thinks the civic council is biased against him. Comments (6).
High School Sports

Erasmus defense knocks down two-point play, beats Lincoln 27–26

A blocked pass on the final play of the game earns the Dutchman the win. Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan says PBS isn’t worth funding

This week, our columnist figures Sesame Street is too big to be subsidized, and that Joe Biden has a big mouth. Comments (12).

Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012

High School Sports

Xaverian routs Holy Trinity

Running back Laray Smith’s three first-half touchdowns led the Xaverian Clippers to a 53–18 rout of the Holy Trinity Titans on Friday night at Aviator Sports Complex. Comment.
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.

Friday, Oct. 19, 2012

Bensonhurst

WATCH: Perp torches Bensonhurst couple’s trash can, urinates on their car

Talk about a rude awakening! Comments (2).

Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012

Mill Basin

Female corpse found floating in Mill Basin

The body of an unidentified woman in her late 20s was discovered floating in Mill Basin. Comment.
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.

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