Monday, Nov. 12, 2012

Art

Mantis style, Brooklyn style

Your kung fu is strong — now taste my Tiger Style! Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Sheepshead Bay desperate for electricity

Major sections of Hurricane Sandy-ravaged Sheepshead Bay still don’t have electricity, heat, or hot water, say residents and merchants who are spending their third week repairing damaged homes and storefronts. Comments (1).
Music

Jam from the past

Friends who play together, stay together. Comment.

Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012

Letters

Plea for Veteran’s Day — no more war!

Our letter writers remember our veterans as well as those left rattled by Hurricane Sandy. Comments (1).
High School Sports

Railsplitters battle back from Sandy’s wrath

The Railsplitters bested Campus Magnet High School 44–14 on Saturday — a victory the team hopes will bring a modicum of cheer to its Hurricane Sandy-ravaged school. Comment.

Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012

Big Screecher

Kids plus candy equals one happy Carmine

This week, Carmine recounts how he and the Harway moms pulled off an impromptu Halloween party! Comment.
Bushwick

Chaotic performance artists to leave Brooklyn disoriented

Chaos begets creativity — or is it the other way around? Comment.
Borough-wide

Ida’s on fire this week!

Our pigskin prognosticator has the hot hand. Comment.

Friday, Nov. 9, 2012

Bay Ridge

Fontbonne storms on! Volleyballers lose homes to Sandy, vow to keep playing

Hurricane Sandy has left most of Fontbonne Hall’s varsity girls volleyball team — and its coach — homeless, but the athletes say the games must go on. Comment.
Art

Sandy’s dance with the Gowanus Ballroom

Sandbags weren’t the only line of defense against Hurricane Sandy. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

Are Americans chopped liver?

Uncle Sam pours bilions into foreign aid while Sandy’s ravaged victims continue to suffer in silence. Comment.
High School Sports

Kennedy picks hardwood over nets

Poly Prep’s Jacquie Kennedy’s days as a three-sport athlete has come to an end. Comment.
Gavel to Gavel

Courts back on track one week after Hurricane Sandy

The item leads this week’s Gavel to Gavel. Comment.

Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012

Borough-wide

Fill up now! Gas rationing to hit Brooklyn

You better check your license plate before fill your car up tomorrow — because if you don’t have the right number, you’re not going to get a drop of gas. Comments (1).
Canarsie

Ten injured as fire trucks collide

Two fire trucks collided at E. 103rd Street and Avenue J in Canarsie today, propelling both trucks through a man’s brick wall and sending 10 of New York’s bravest to local hospitals in serious conditions. Comment.
Coney Island

Cement Boardwalk couldn’t weather Sandy’s wrath, advocates say

Hurricane Sandy proved Boardwalk advocates’ claims that wood is good — especially during major storms. Comments (1).
Standing O

Standing O is back and cheering Brooklyn on!

We’re boosting Brooklyn one boost at a time. Comment.
Theater

Playwrights find new home in Bath Beach

Southern Brooklyn theater’s got bite. Comment.
BoroBeat

Monster mash! Kids have creepy fun at Sandy-delayed Halloween walks

Ridge and Dyker tots were treated to two Halloween events as Brooklyn rebounded from Hurricane Sandy. See the slideshow for all the spooky fun. Comment.
Bensonhurst

Cops: Thug robs woman in building lobby

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

Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012

Gerritsen Beach

Bloomberg to Gerritsen Beach: Get out now!

Mayor Bloomberg is pleading with residents of hurricane-ravaged Gerritsen Beach to get out of their low-lying homes now before today’s nor’easter brings another dangerous tidal surge. Comment.
Coney Island

Surf Avenue businesses: Sandy crippled us

Surf Avenue merchants say Hurricane Sandy flooded their stores and damaged supplies — and at least one Coney Island merchant is considering abandoning his beloved People’s Playground forever. Comments (1).
Midwood

Call him senator Felder

Former Councilman Simcha Felder grabbed hold of the new, so-named “super Jewish district” with both hands on Tuesday as he secured more than 65 percent of the vote. Comments (3).
Manhattan Beach

Manhattan Beach: Bloomberg, we need help!

Manhattan Beach should be treated the same as Manhattan, Hurricane Sandy-ravaged residents said on Monday as they waylaid Mayor Bloomberg on his way to a neighborhood press conference, demanding the city restore power to houses of worship and protect homes from looters. Comment.
Gerritsen Beach

Flatlands vollies help first responders in need

Brooklyn’s first responders are helping their own. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

Thank goodness they cancelled the Marathon

This week our columnist vents about the Marathon. Comment.
Gerritsen Beach

Sandy drives us to drink!

This floating bar was a welcome windfall for Sandy’s victims. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Thief steals bar safe

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

Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012

Borough-wide

Sandy puts presidential election into a tailspin

Residents in Sandy-scarred Southern Brooklyn say they don’t know where they’re going to vote — and may opt out of exercising their Democratic right altogether. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Vandal hits car wash with swastika during Hurricane Sandy

Sheepshead Bay’s Z Best Car Wash has more to clean than just cars. Comments (1).
High School Sports

Samuel soars, but Badgers in title hoops game

South Shore’s Terrence Samuel scored 19 of his 21 points in the second half, but it wasn’t enough to claw out a win against the New York Panthers. Comments (1).
Speak Out

Hurricanes, power loss, transistors, and Lou Powsner

Lou remembers the days of radio, and how it continues to speak out! Comment.
High School Sports

Storm-ing ahead! The sky’s the limit for Shenneika Smith

Canarsie native Shenneika Smith hit a game-winning three-pointer to give St. John University’s Red Storm its first win over UConn since 1993 — breaking the Huskies stunning 99-game winning streak — and she has former coach Apache Paschall to thank. Comment.

Monday, Nov. 5, 2012

Sheepshead Bay

Sandy forces El Greco, Cherry Hill to toss out tons of food

Emmons Avenue’s businesses are frozen without refrigeration. 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).
Sheepshead Bay

Don’t believe the tweets! Roll ‘n Roaster survives Sandy’s onslaught

Tweets of Roll ‘n Roaster’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. Comments (1).
Bay Ridge

Grimm opponent ignoring Ridge, political watchdogs say

Democrats are raging over the virtual invisibility of congressional contender Mark Murphy as his race against Rep. Michael Grimm (R–Bay Ridge) comes down to the wire. Comments (2).
Borough-wide

Prospect Park reopens

Brooklyn’s backyard is back. Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan has had it with polling

With the election just a day away, Stan tries his best to write a neutral column. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Moneyball — Golden bringing home state money to seal election win, political insider says

State Sen. Marty Golden is shoring up his re-election chances in the home stretch by bringing big money to his district, a New York political insider says. Comment.

Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012

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).

Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012

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).
Bay Ridge

Bringing out the big guns! Coast Guard vessel arrives in Narrows to assist in Hurricane Sandy recovery

Bay Ridgites have a new neighbor: a heavily armed 270-foot U.S. Coast Guard Cutter harbored near the 69th Street Pier. Comment.

Friday, Nov. 2, 2012

Mill Basin

Kings Plaza joins Sandy recovery effort

Kings Plaza has become Southern Brooklyn’s port in a Frankenstorm. Comment.
Coney Island

Sandy in Coney: Storm puts dunes on Boardwalk

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

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