Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012

BoroBeat

Rotarians put the ‘fun’ in fundraising with Coney fashion show

The Rotary Club of Verrazano held a fashion show at Gargiulo’s Restaurant to raise money for the underprivileged. See all the fun in our slideshow. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Sheepshead Bay on off-Broadaway

Hometown playwright’s new play hits the stage. Comments (1).

Monday, Feb. 20, 2012

Gowanus

Don’t lay off this ‘Whisky!’

Alex Battles and the Whisky Rebellion pay homage to Johnny Cash. Comments (1).
BoroBeat

Best in sniff: Nosy service dogs put on a show at PS 163

Students at the Bath Beach school were visited by the trained canines, who demonstrated the power of their snouts. Comments (2).
Prospect Heights

The Brooklyn Museum is redecorating

The museum is lending its historic period rooms as canvases from modern artists. Comment.
Flatbush

Note-passing bandit hits Chase

Plus an assortment of other crimes from Midwood, Flatbush and East Flatbush. Comment.

Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012

Big Screecher

Carmine’s got no gripe with Priscilla

This week, the Screecher cheers a wonderful young lady. Comment.

Friday, Feb. 17, 2012

The Newsstand

This week’s Courier Life Newspapers are online

Brooklyn Daily is proud to present the latest print editions of our Courier Life newspapers. Comment.
Parenting

Coffee … for kids! ‘Babyccinos’ are espresso shots for tots

They grow up so fast. Coffee shops around Brooklyn are reaching a whole new generation of cafe-goers. Comments (6).
A Britisher’s View

Our troops are heroes — not zeroes!

There aren’t enough ticker tape parades in the world to thank our freedom fighters — but a few would at least let them know their efforts weren’t in vain. Comment.
Bensonhurst

Robbers take laptop, video games from Bay 32nd Street home

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

To light the Parachute Jump, or not to light the Parachute Jump?

Borough President Markowitz wants the city to spend $2 million to improve the lighting on the Coney Island Parachute Jump — in addition to the $1.4 million that has been already spent on it — so the shuttered attraction “can be seen from space.” The Parachute Jump is a Coney Island treasure, but some think the money should be spent on something other than a broken ride. Below are two views.
BoroBeat

Groovy! Ateret Avot keeps seniors dancing like stars!

A “Dancing With The Stars” contest had golden oldies movin’ at the Midwood residence. Comment.
Weekend Watch

Happy rails to you!

Good news! There shouldn’t be many surprises for subway riders this weekend, though the J train will skip a few stops and the Q train remains out of commission. Comment.

Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012

Sheepshead Bay

Storobin says Fidler should play fair — even when his campaign volunteers won’t

State senate candidate David Storobin wants Councilman Lew Fidler to stop playing dirty in the race to replace state Sen. Carl Kruger, but his own people don’t mind throwing biased remarks around at public events. Comments (6).
Flatbush

Another hit-and-run — this time in Flatbush

A 71-year-old man was struck down by two vehicles on Flatbush Avenue, the same way Noah Foxman was killed. Comment.
Marine Park

Police: Teen attacks senior on Brooklyn Avenue

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

Classic Kushner play ties Reagan to Hitler

An early work by the man who brought you ‘Munich’ comes to Brooklyn College Comments (1).
Red Hook

Shipping-wrecked: Pols and longshoremen say feds killing Red Hook port

A plan to end hand inspections of containers shipped to Red Hook will hurt business, say waterfront stakeholders. Comment.

Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012

Midwood

Graveyard to truckers: Leave us in peace

Midwood’s illegally parked big rigs are drawing the ire of the living at Washington Cemetery. Comments (3).
Sheepshead Bay

Weed strewn Brigham Street lot to become park

The city is finally doing somethng with the vacant spot, but it’ll be a stripped-down version of what was promised years ago, officals say. Comments (1).
Not for Nuthin’

Verizon’s being deducted from my good list

This week, our national issues reporter haggles with a sales rep over iPhone insurance. Comments (4).
Flatbush

Nazareth High School’s final exit

Debt and dwindling enrollment has forced the school to shut its doors at the end of June. Comment.
Dining

It’s a Bath Beach pork party

The other white meat takes center stage at Carnevale. Comment.
Gavel to Gavel

Redistricting judge ordered to handle partisan bickering

The legal fight over the controversial state redistricting maps leads this week’s Gavel to Gavel column. Comment.
Bay Ridge

BMW on Shore Road set ablaze

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

Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012

Bay Ridge

Trial against Golden’s nephew begins this week

Daniel Golden is accused of breaking a cop’s jaw during a brawl at the Kettle Black bar. Comments (3).
BoroBeat

Brooklyn’s sweethearts celebrate 50-plus years of wedded bliss

Droves of couples married for 50 years and more turned out for the annual Brooklyn Sweethearts, right in time for Valentine’s Day. For photos of the love fest, see our slideshow. Comment.
Marine Park

‘Monster’ Kimball Street developer fights to keep overgrown building

Developers of a controversial Kimball Street condo project the city wants cut by two floors — and neighbors call an overgrown eyesore — is making a last ditch pitch to keep its out-of-scale project whole. Comments (1).
Bensonhurst

Parking cave in! City gives Bensonurst developer freedom to take away spots.

The developer building the Calko Medical Center on Bay Parkway is supposed to provide 231 parking spots, but the city is letting him get away with just 177, angry residents claim. Comment.
Speak Out

When the state should have rolled the dice on Coney Island

This week, our columnist says the People’s Playground — and other parts of New York — should have made gambling legal years ago. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Ridge Raid! Xaverian burns Bishop Loughlin in grand fashion

The Clippers clip Bishop Loughlin’s hoop dreams, defeating them 64–60. Comments (2).

Monday, Feb. 13, 2012

Bay Ridge

Critics: Third Ave. piazza will be a haven for drunks

Merchants say a car-free boulevard could drum up business, but some residents have problems with the bold plan. Comments (3).
Sheepshead Bay

Pier-trastophe! Troubled party boat to move near senior citizen facility

A troubled Sheepshead Bay party boat is set to sail to a new berth — and residents of the Sunrise Assisted Living center are not happy about it. Comments (1).
Flatbush

State Sen. Eric Adams wants to be next Borough President

State Sen. Eric Adams wants your vote this fall — and next fall, too. Comments (4).
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan says these people have quite a nerve

Ever hear of chutzpah? This week, our columnist defines it for you through the actions of those who have it. Comments (3).

Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012

Features

Not for Nuthin,’ but Jo-Jo’s in a class of her own!

Our columnist has people talking — and writing letters. Comments (4).
Link

In case you missed it: Tire vandal attacks Midwood

Our pals at Flatbush Scoop is reporting that someone slashed the tires to more than 13 cars near E. Seventh Street and Avenue M on Saturday night. Check it out! Comment.

Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012

Link

In case you missed it...Video footage exonerates ‘reckless’ MTA worker

The NYPD said Sheepshead Bay resident John Hockenjos tried to run a cop over with his car, but a surveillance camera at the scene recorded something entirely different. The Daily News has the video. Check it out! Comment.
Midwood

Reward offered for Midwood hit-and-run driver

Noah Foxman’s family wants the person who ran the father of three over on Coney Island Avenue to turn himself in — and give his grieving children some closure. Comment.
Mill Basin

Flighty Aviators fall to Whalers, 3–1

Brooklyn slams the brakes on a three-game winning streak with yet another loss to Danbury. Comment.

Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012

Kensington

Hate comes to Kensington: Anti-Muslim graffiti smeared on business

Neighborhood Muslims fear that the vandalism could be some kind of retaliation against a spate of anti-Semitic attacks in Midwood. Comment.
BoroBeat

Brooklyn’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade is ready to roll with grand marshal induction

The men and women selected to lead the 37th annual parade were installed at a dinner dance at St. Patrick’s Church — where else? Comment.

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