Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012

Borough-wide

Be kind, rewind, sip wine

Videology, one of Brooklyn’s most beloved video rental joints, has found a timeless formula for keeping its business open: booze. Comment.

Monday, Nov. 19, 2012

Music

Vinyl variety show

Scratch if you’ve got an itch for a good time. Comment.
Marine Park

‘Wildman’ Steve Brill: Marine Park is better than any grocery store

No matter what natural disaster looms around the corner, there remains one habitat in Brooklyn where residents can literally live off the land — Marine Park! Comments (1).
Borough-wide

Come and check out the electric slide

The MTA’s interactive subway exhibit will give you the lowdown on what’s going on underground. Comment.
Marine Park

NYPD: Teen tricks man out of cash

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

Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012

The Newsstand

Brooklyn Weekly is now online

Courier Life is proud to present the latest print edition of Brooklyn Weekly, which can be found each Sunday in the New York Post. Comment.
Art

A femur for a good cause

Throw them a bone! Comment.
Letters

She’s got a finger or four for Gershbein!

Our letter writers chime in on President Obama’s reelection, and tell our columnist Stanley Gershbein what he can do with his prognostications. Comment.
Harbor Watch

Fort Hamilton welcomes new chaplain and chaplain assistant

Chap. (Maj.) Jamison Bowman and Staff Sgt. Faheem Blount, chaplain assistant, arrived practically back-to-back and they’re prepared to mix things up a little — in a good way, that is. Comment.

Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012

Big Screecher

Carmine can’t wait for il Centro to open!

This week, the Screecher celebrates the completion of a new building 30 years in the making! Comment.
Pigskin Prognosticator

Ida’s got this week’s winning NFL picks

Our football fairy godmother demands your respect. Comment.

Friday, Nov. 16, 2012

Borough-wide

Critics: Bam let Brooklyn down

President Obama skipped Brooklyn in his tour of Hurricane Sandy-slammed neighborhoods on Thursday, outraging residents in the borough that cast more votes for the commander in chief than any other part of the city. Comments (8).
Gavel to Gavel

DA storms at Hurricane Sandy filchers

District Attorney Charles Hynes has empanneled a special grand jury to investigate price gouging in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Comment.
High School Sports

Poly Prep defensive lineman: I’m gonna fight for the Irish!

Poly Prep junior defensive lineman Jay Hayes has agreed to play football at Notre Dame. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

Bam’s herd of voters

President Obama can credit his re-election to a lack of American sensibilities, sez our columnist. Comments (1).
Music

It’s Fat Tuesday on a Saturday!

“Joy now” is a pretty good mantra. Comment.
Borough-wide

Brooklyn knight rises

The Nets’ new mascot is a dark knight — and the team’s owner, none other than Bruce Wayne. Comment.
Bensonhurst

Cops: Man found stabbed to death in Stillwell Ave. apartment

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

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012

Williamsburg

Man killed in hit-and-run

Cops are hunting for the motorist who ran into a man and a woman crossing Borinquen Road early this morning. Comment.
Mill Basin

Sight-seeing swan goes on road trip

A water fowl took a wrong turn and ended up on the Belt Parkway yesterday, leading police on a wild goose chase. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Fontbonne sticks it to Sandy by playing

Fontbonne Hall’s volleyball team may have lost its semifinal match, but to the Hurricane Sandy-scarred squad — in which 10 out of 11 players were left homeless for weeks — playing was more important than winning. Comment.
Williamsburg

Did Sandy take down a tree planted by Geraldo Riveria?

The story of a tree planted by the famously mustachioed reporter being knocked down by Hurricane Sandy has gone viral, but did Geraldo really sow McCarren Park’s soil? Find out what our expert says. Comment.
Mill Basin

E. 66th Street residents to city: Give us a speed bump

Motorists with the need for speed are treating E. 66th Street in Mill Basin like the Indy 500, say residents who are demanding that the city put in a road block that will rip the undercarriage right out from under these hot rods: a speed bump. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Rock ‘n’ relief! Borough musicians hold concert for Sandy victims

These rockers have the best medicine for the Hurricane Sandy blues. Comments (7).
Cinema

A neurotic vampire: ‘Shmoikel’s Twilight’ mockumentary shows making of ‘Twilight’

Twilight fans — your vampire hunk Edward could have been a neurotic Jew named Shmoikel! Comments (1).
Standing O

Here it is! A special Hurricane Sandy Standing O

Standing O is back — and doing good never felt so good! Comment.
High School Sports

Twin terrors! Sisters hope to win volleyball crown together

Twin sisters Ashley and Jessica Rice, the Long Island University women’s volleyball team’s double threat, have a chance to snatch a northeast conference crown this week — even if one isn’t on the court. Comment.
Crime

Cops: Thugish trio attacks delivery guy

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

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012

DUMBO

Tonight! Win Markowitz’s voice at DUMBO fund-raiser

If you always wanted Borough President Markowitz to record your outgoing voicemail greeting, you better go to this fund-raiser! Comment.
Prospect Heights

WATCH: Bieber fever runs wild on Dean Street

Ladies and gentlemen, Justin has left the building — and now the neighborhood’s a mess. Comments (3).
Transit

Alternate-side parking is back — at least for some parts of Brooklyn

The city announced that alternate-side parking will be back in effect on Wednesday, except for those neighborhoods still recovering from Hurricane Sandy. Comment.
Coney Island

Zigun: Sandy creamed soft serve shop

Denny’s Ice Cream Shop has hit a rocky road. Comment.
Mill Basin

Shattered Mill Basin poles left dangling from wires for weeks, residents say

Hurricane Sandy snapped two power towers on E. 55 that Con Edison left hanging by its wires cables for nearly two weeks, residents claim. Comments (2).
Coney Island

Wonder of wonders, Coney wheel spins again

Coney Island’s beloved Wonder Wheel has survived its wildest ride: Hurricane Sandy Comments (1).
Sheepshead Bay

Tonight! The feds come to Sheepshead Bay

Councilman Lew Fidler is bringing the Federal Emergency Management Agency to the Kings Bay Y to answer Hurricane Sandy victim’s questions. Comment.
Coney Island

Schools in for Coney kids, just not in Coney

School’s out in Coney Island, but the learning continues. Comments (1).
High School Sports

Soaring Eagles! St. Edmund soccer squad beats St. John’s

Sophomore Maura Bellone scored the sweetest goal of her career on Monday as she gave St. Edmund’s a title victory over St. John’s Prep. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

Don’t gobble up this last tradition

This week, our columnist says it’s not cool to go Christmas shopping on Thanksgiving. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Cops: Trio cons woman out of $6,000

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

Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012

Sheepshead Bay

Storm-damaged Gyro shop finds time for charity

Talk about some chicken soup for the soul! Comment.
Coney Island

Hand-in-hand! Volunteers work to pull Coney Island and Brighton Beach through catastrophe

Thousands of volunteers poured into Coney Island and Brighton Beach on Nov. 10 to help cleanup efforts. Comment.
Coney Island

Coney handyman is a hero with a hammer, merchants say

Surf Avenue won’t remain a washed-up disaster zone for long — not if Alberto Rodriguez has anything to say about it. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Hellenic helpers! Something Greek brings something special to storm victims

These Greeks are bearing gifts no one is wary of. Comment.
Borough-wide

Dressed to fill! Relief workers say they’ve got too much clothing

Hey Brooklyn, not even hurricane victims want to wear your old mom jeans! Comments (2).
Borough-wide

Poster boys! Occupy Wall Street poster printers become pamphleteers

When the power goes out, there’s nothing more powerful than the printed word. Comment.

Monday, Nov. 12, 2012

Borough-wide

Markowitz to Barack: You need to see what Sandy did to Brooklyn

When President Obama touches down to tour New York’s hurricane-ravaged neighborhoods, he better be Brooklyn bound, borough leaders say. 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).
Coney Island

Sandy spares Cyclone

The cyclone didn’t hurt the Cyclone! Comment.
Midwood

State Sen. Storobin’s days are numbered

Soon to be ex-State Sen. David Storobin says he regrets nothing he’s done in his 11 days in Albany — including putting in legislation that would repeal same-sex marriage in New York. Comments (2).
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan on Sandy, Libya, and the news cycle

This week, our columnist wonders how things get pushed off the front page. Comments (9).
Kensington

Brooklyn mourns toddlers killed by Hurricane Sandy

Hundreds lined Parkville Avenue to bid a sorrowful farewell to little Brendan and Connor Moore — the two boys who were ripped from their mother’s arms and drowned as Hurricane Sandy hit Staten Island. Comment.

Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012

Bay Ridge

Cops: Help us find attempted rapist

Cops are searching for a man they say mugged and tried to sexually assault a Bay Ridge woman on Nov. 3. Comment.
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.

Friday, Nov. 9, 2012

Politics

O’ yeah! Barack enjoys big Brooklyn win

The numbers are in — and Brooklyn is still Barack-lyn. President Obama won his second term in the White House with 81 percent of the borough’s vote. Comment.
Art

Sandy’s dance with the Gowanus Ballroom

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

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