Friday, Nov. 9, 2012

Borough-wide

Moby Dick heads to read classic tome nonstop

Moby Dick marathon challenges borough’s listeners, readers. Comment.
Art

Sandy’s dance with the Gowanus Ballroom

Sandbags weren’t the only line of defense against Hurricane Sandy. Comment.
Marine Park

Remember Halloween?

A little something called Hurricane Sandy prevented us from writing about Itty Bitty Adventures Pre-School’s Halloween bash. But you can still see all the ghoulish fun in our slideshow! Comment.

Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012

Marine Park

Police: Suspect shoots at driver

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

Monday, Nov. 5, 2012

Politics

Hurricane crashes Congress race

The race to replace retiring Rep. Ed Towns will wrap up next week, but no one seems to care about it right now — the candidates included. Comment.
Coney Island

Federal aid comes to Coney Island

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has opened up shop here, but not everyone is singing its praises. Comments (2).
Bensonhurst

Man murdered on Bath Avenue

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

Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012

Manhattan Beach

GOP challenger: Cymbrowitz is a debate dodger

Assemblyman Steve Cymbrowitz refuses to debate as election day nears, his GOP challenger claims. Comment.
Borough-wide

Brooklyn Nets triumph in borough’s first home game since 1957

The Nets kicked off a new era with a victory over the Toronto Raptors in the first pro sports home game in Brooklyn since 1957 — providing a moment of respite for a borough still reeling from Hurricane Sandy. Comments (1).
Letters

Brooklyn sounds off against Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy left Brooklyn battered and bruised, but unleashed a squall of sound bites from our cyber commentariat, check it out! Comment.

Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012

Big Screecher

Carmine finds solace in family and food

Carmine spent the day before the storm of the century like he does just about every weekend: eating with his family. Comment.
Borough-wide

Gas pains! Fuel shortage leaves borough on edge

Hurricane Sandy’s aftermath has created a gas shortage for the ages that’s disrupting commuters and businesses throughout the borough, motorists say. Comments (1).
Features

Ida’s memories are frozen in time

Here’s Ida’s thoughts — and football picks — for the week. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Men’s Club of Bay Ridge strikes again!

Women from the Men’s Club of Bay Ridge’s Ladies Chapter held a charity bash to raise $2,000 for new bowling shirts for the Guild for Exceptional Children’s team. Comment.

Friday, Nov. 2, 2012

Coney Island

Aquarium under the sea: If power isn’t back soon, maritime menagarie may leave boro

Brooklyn’s aquatic inhabitants may need to find a new home if power isn’t restored soon at the New York Aquarium. Comment.
Coney Island

Sandy in Coney: Storm puts dunes on Boardwalk

Hurricane Sandy lived up to its name in Coney Island. Comments (1).
Borough-wide

National Guard floods Brighton Beach

Somebody should tell Mayor Bloomberg that the National Guard is already here — even though he doesn’t want them marching through Brooklyn. Comment.
Coney Island

Sandy hates history

Sandy destroyed a piece of Coney Island history. Comment.
Brighton Beach

Hurricane holdouts: We made the right choice

Dozens of residents living in Brooklyn’s evacuation zones braved the storm — and at least two stalwart survivors say they have no regrets. Comment.
Crime

Thief’s playground! Cops round up Coney Island looters

Coney Island was the scene of widespread looting from Sunday afternoon into early Monday morning, while shopkeepers shut their gates and sought shelter from Hurricane Sandy. Here’s a sampling of what happened. Comment.
Ditmas Park

Bodega braves storm to sell Ditmas Parkers milk, cigarettes, beer

Neither rain nor gale-force winds nor falling trees stopped one Ditmas Park bodega from supplying the neighborhood with water, milk, smokes, and six-packs. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

Sheepshead Bay woman relives Sandy’s horror

She ignored a mandatory evacuation order, and was left homeless by the storm of the century. Here she relives the horror. Comments (1).
Bay Ridge

Police: Man grabs and steals cellphone

The theft leads this week’s 68th Precinct police blotter. Comments (1).

Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012

Borough-wide

Mayor slams Marty’s National Guard request!

Mayor Bloomberg tossed Borough President Markowitz’s plea National Guard plea out the window on Wednesday, saying the hurricane-ravaged borough doesn’t need any extra protection. Comments (4).
Borough-wide

Sandy: The aftermath

The damage Hurricane Sandy wrought on the borough was on everyone’s minds, cameras, smart phones, and anything else with a lens and shutter yesterday. Here’s an eye-popping glance at Hurricane Sandy’s aftermath. Comment.
High School Sports

Bad sport! Hurricane Sandy forces high school leagues to call a time out

Hurricane Sandy has wreaked havoc on high school sports. Comment.
DUMBO

Pulped fiction: DUMBO’s bookkeeper finds his store under water

Hurricane Sandy is one for the books — and the unprecedented storm went straight for the books, too. Comment.
High School Sports

Blue Devils stick a fork in Ontario

Poly Prep quarterback Chris Parker scored four touchdowns and had two interceptions — winning a friendly rivalry with his brother. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Army retirees taught the ancient art of reiki

Hundreds of U.S. Army retirees showed up at Fort Hamilton last week to get a much-deserved pat on the back. Comment.

Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012

Borough-wide

Limited subway service will begin tomorrow; Nets home opener postponed

Some subway service will return to Brooklyn on Thursday — but due to the limited transit access officials have reportedly postponed the much-hyped Nets home opener at the Barclays Center. Comment.
Borough-wide

Snapshots of Sandy

Our photographers, reporters, contributors, and readers captured some amazing photos of the storm and its aftermath. Here are some of their best shots. Comment.
Borough-wide

Beekeepers’ honey-making plan ruined by Sandy

A million bees living on the banks of the East River met a horrible end on Oct. 29 when Hurricane Sandy tore their hives apart. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

How I prepared for the storm, or Oreos are delicious

This week, our columnist goes on a quest to get the essentials necessary to weather a storm. Did she succeed? You decide. Comment.
Bedford-Stuyvesant

Thirst quencher: Wine shop delivers well into storm

Many Brooklynites stocked up on the essentials before Sandy’s arrival — but some still ran out of necessary fluids. Comment.

Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012

Link

Day 2: The aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

The storm has passed — now it’s time to survey the damage. 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.
High School Sports

Witherspoon helps New Utrecht secure a victory against Canarsie High

Get ready for your weekly Brooklyn high school football roundup! Comment.

Monday, Oct. 29, 2012

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.
Bay Ridge

Sweet relief! Leske’s Bakery celebrates Sandy’s arrival with blackout cake contest

Here’s one hurricane-related blackout you’ll actually enjoy! Comment.
Borough-wide

Staying put! Stalwarts refuse to leave evacuation areas

Many residents in low-lying areas are refusing to evacuate, claiming they’d rather face Hurricane Sandy surrounded by the comforts of home. Comments (1).
Bay Ridge

Golden: I’m not a ‘spy’ guy

State Sen. Marty Golden’s re-election bid is turning into a poorly written spy thriller. Comment.
Mill Basin

World Kid: I want to fight at Barclays

Sadam “World Kid” Ali says he’s ready to box at the Barclay’s Center. He just needs the right breaks — and the right opponent to break. Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

A little bit of this and a little bit of that

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

Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012

Borough-wide

Brace for it! Evacuations ordered as Hurricane Sandy nears

Mayor Bloomberg is giving residents of Coney Island, Manhattan Beach, Gowanus, Greenpoint, and Sheepshead Bay just a few hours to pack up and leave town. Comments (2).

Friday, Oct. 26, 2012

Coney Island

Judge: Lawyers chomping at bit to cash in on Coney Boardwalk trip-and-falls

New plastic and concrete sections of the Coney Island Boardwalk could be land mines for the city — and a financial boon to slip-and-fall lawyers — a judge warned on Thursday. Comments (2).
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).

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