Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012

Flatbush

Cops: Pistol-toting suspect robs bank

Get ready for your weekly run down of crimes from the 70th Precinct. Comment.
Kensington

It’s Chanukaaahhhhh!

Chanukah has become a festival of frights for residents of Windsor Terrace and Kensington. Comments (1).

Monday, Dec. 10, 2012

Shopping

Oh Christmas tree, how organic are your branches?

Christmas trees come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and hues — but are they organic? Comments (1).
Bay Ridge

Stumped no longer!

The Bay Ridge family who couldn’t use their car since Hurricane Sandy because a stump from a toppled tree blocked their driveway are on the road again — and they have Brooklyn Daily to thank. Comment.
Shopping

The definitive guide to shopping for handmade holiday gifts

Brooklyn is the borough we love, but it’s also the brand we love, too. Comment.
Marine Park

Cops: Women nabbed in shoplifting attempt

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

Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012

Park Slope

Tomorrow! Grandaddy rocker hits Brooklyn to sing about robots and milkshakes

Jason Lytle hates touring, he hates waiting around between shows, and he hates answering the phone — when it’s nice out. Comment.
Letters

Listen up, electeds, and do your job

Ian Randal Strock has a message for our representatives in Washington. Comment.

Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012

Big Screecher

Carmine warns: Don’t bite and drive

This week, Carmine can’t believe that a woman got a ticket for biting her nails while driving! Comments (1).
Borough-wide

Ida’s taking names, picking teams, and giving numbers

Our pigskin prognosticator stands at the well of the future while sipping from the fountain of the past. Comment.

Friday, Dec. 7, 2012

Prospect Heights

‘Rolling Stones’ rock, roll at Barclays Center

A controversial rhythm and blues band from Britain is coming to Brooklyn. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

Pearl Harbor should be a lesson for Bam

President Obama, being probed by the State Department for his mishandling of the Benghazi terror attacks, could learn a lot from the way another deadly assault on an American facility was handled by the commander-in-chief 71 years ago. Comment.
Weekend Watch

Get ready for a great weekend on the rails

The MTA can make the sun shine underground — at least this weekend. Comment.
Bensonhurst

Cops: Brutes beat man for phone, sunglasses

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

Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012

Sheepshead Bay

Select bus service will take our parking spots, Sheepshead Bay residents claim

A community panel is blasting the MTA’s plan to bring select bus service along Nostrand Avenue between Sheepshead Bay and Williamsburg. Comments (4).
Borough-wide

Beats, rhymes, tykes: Nets youth dancers are stars at Barclays Center

The young talent at the Barclays Center has won the borough’s support thanks to theatrics on the hardwood — and the most amazing thing about this new crop of stars is that they’re all under the age of 14. Comment.
Flatbush

G train catch-22

Riding the G train might seem like a trip into Dante’s “Inferno,” but subway boosters claim it’s straight out of a Joseph Heller novel. Comments (1).
Mill Basin

Mill Islanders: Sandy hit us pretty hard

Waterfront homes and senior citizen facilities suffered the brunt of Hurricane Sandy’s wrath, residents say. Comment.
Canarsie

PS 115 kids get free school supplies!

Students at PS 115 received free school supplies on Monday in response to the impact Hurricane Sandy has had on them. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Rockin’ around the army base

The United States Army band spread the Yuletide spirit to its brothers- and sisters-at-arms with a holiday concert at Fort Hamilton on Nov. 30. Comment.
Coney Island

Cops: Teen, bites woman, hits her with cart

Get ready for your weekly run-down of crimes from Coney Island’s 60th Precinct. Comment.

Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012

Sheepshead Bay

Retired cop accidentally shoots self outside Petco, police say

A retired cop female cops accidentally shot herself at a Sheepshead Bay Petco store this afternoon, officials say. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Stumped! Ridge family unable to use driveway since Sandy

Try getting to the root of this problem! Comment.
High School Sports

Victorious! Dutchmen snag title game in nail-biter

A crucial two-point conversion kept the Erasmus Hall Dutchmen flying toward a city title on Tuesday night. Comment.
Coney Island

Light fight! Sandy victims pan $2 million plan to re-bling Parachute Jump

The city wants to spend $2 million to illuminate Coney Island’s iconic Parachute Jump, but some residents say they would rather see the money used to keep the lights on in communities left powerless by Hurricane Sandy. Comments (1).
Coney Island

Panel: We need a Boardwalk environmental study

A Coney Island community panel is backing Boardwalk preservationists who want an environmental review before the span’s iconic wooden beams are replaced with slabs of concrete. Comments (2).
Bay Ridge

Ridge decks Shore Road Park with Christmas spirit

More than 300 people braved the chilly air for the annual Christmas tree lighting on Nov. 28. Comment.
High School Sports

Bathroom break helps Blackbirds soar

Julian Boyd had 20 points and 10 rebounds to help the Long Island University Blackbirds extend its home winning streak to 29 games, but his run on the boards didn’t begin until after a much-needed bathroom break! Comment.
Canarsie

Cops: McDonald’s fry guys busted in grease fight

Two Rockaway Parkway McDonald’s employees were arrested for throwing hot grease at each other, investigators say. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

Judge Joanna rules on ‘nanny murder’

Not for Nuthin, but we all know she’s guilty! Comments (12).
Bay Ridge

Trio attacks, robs man on 72nd Street, cops say

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

Cops: Employee hurls calculators at boss

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

Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012

Politics

Attorney General looking into Marty’s super storm relief fund

The state’s top lawman is keeping his eye on Borough President Markowitz’s Hurricane Sandy relief fund. Comments (1).
Sheepshead Bay

Cross-species assistance!

A Sheepshead Bay paramedic came to the rescue of a wounded falcon found on the Belt Parkway last week. Check out all the high-flying action in our slideshow. Comments (1).
Kings Highway

Rolling rehab center finds new home

A drug rehab center shot down by Gravesend residents who didn’t approve of the facility’s clientele has found a new home 17 blocks away from its original location. Comments (3).
Coney Island

Historic Shore Theater marquee won’t return, owner says

The signs, they are a-changin’! Comment.
Gerritsen Beach

Greek Orthodox church brings aid to Sandy-ravaged Gerritsen Beach

The Three Hierarchs Greek Orthodox Church organized a relief effort for victims of Hurricane Sandy in Gerritsen Beach. Comment.
Borough-wide

Legendary Texas dinner-and-movie joint to open on Fulton Mall

Brooklynites won’t have to travel far to mess with Texas when the Alamo Drafthouse — Austin’s legendary dinner-and-a-movie joint — opens an outpost on the Fulton Mall. Comment.

Monday, Dec. 3, 2012

Mill Basin

Pipeline approval will destroy our crops, gardeners say

It’s full steam ahead for plans to run a controversial natural gas pipeline through Floyd Bennett Field — a move members of the Floyd Bennett Gardeners Association say will kill their crops. Comments (2).
Flatbush

Jack Katz, longtime director of the Flatbush Avenue Business Improvement District, dies at 87

Katz oversaw the Flatbush Avenue business improvement district during a period of massive change in the neighborhood, merchants say. Comment.
High School Sports

Hornets sting Wings in nail-biter

A steal with 15 seconds of game time left seals the win for Midwood High School’s girls basketball squad. Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan steers you to the Charity Navigator

This week, Stan talks about the best charities around. Comments (2).

Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012

High School Sports

Orange Wave shakes up its winning dynamic

The Orange Wave doesn’t have a dynamic duo anymore — it has a dynamic trio. Comment.

Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012

Mill Basin

Cops: Help us find missing woman

Michele Gonzalez-Wheeler has been missing since Nov. 28, police say. Comment.
Coney Island

Trotting for a good cause

More than $4,000 was raised during the Boardwalk run for Hurricane Sandy victims. Comments (1).
High School Sports

Railsplitter rout! Lincoln basketball squad sets tone for season

Lincoln High School junior guard Isaiah Whitehead scored 32 points, including eight 3-pointers, in the 102–64 victory. Comment.

Friday, Nov. 30, 2012

Flatbush

Cops: Man shot in face on Flatbush Avenue

A gunman shot and killed a 26-year-old man inside a Flatbush Avenue apartment building near Cortelyou Road last night, police said. Comment.

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