Monday, Feb. 27, 2012

Ditmas Park

Rum: it’s not just for pirates anymore!

The swashbuckling swill is the latest to attract the borough’s smart drinkers Comment.
Fort Greene

Dancers make their ‘Mark’ on BAM

The Mark Morris Dance Group comes to Brooklyn for a dual performance set to two beloved pieces of music. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Jerk steals coat from woman on Third Avenue

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

Theatrical journalism at the Heights Players

‘The Laramie Project’ hits the stage. Comment.

Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012

Big Screecher

Carmine has a thing or two to say about typos

This week, our columnist goes off on those little mistakes that drive us mad, then has some nice things to say about Connie Hamilton. Comment.
Brighton Beach

Teen dies in massive Brighton Beach fire

A second victim of the afternoon blaze was left with serious injuries, an FDNY spokesman said. Comment.

Friday, Feb. 24, 2012

Marine Park

Woman bashes man with clock

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

Brighton Beach cat lady: I want to keep my 45 kitties!

A Brighton Beach woman will be kicked out of her home if she doesn’t whittle her pride down to two cats. Comments (16).
A Britisher’s View

Free Ryan Jerome, DA Vance!

Our columnist demands that Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance do the right thing and toss out the trumped-up gun possession charges against the retired, third-generation Marine. Comments (5).
Op-Ed

A ferry good idea, or are boats to Southern Brooklyn dead in the water?

At his State of the Borough address, Borough President Markowitz said he wants to expand ferry service along the East River to Southern Brooklyn. Yet the city says expanding the ferry service would be too costly. We asked two Southern Brooklyn community leaders to weigh in on the feasiblility and practicality of the proposal. Click below for two views. Comment.
Weekend Watch

What the L?

This weekend looked pretty good – until the MTA shut down the L train. Comment.
Gavel to Gavel

Shallow end for commodities pool operator

A good ole’ fashioned ponzi scheme leads this week’s Gavel to Gavel column. Comment.

Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012

Marine Park

Raccoons take over vacant Marine Park construction site

Furry squatters are the latest wrench for the problem-plagued project. Comment.
Flatbush

A ‘pole’ new world!

Verizon says it will yank out the pole it illegally put in Fiske Terrace last year and replace it with a smaller cable box — but residents remain unimpressed with the telecommunications giant’s promises. Comment.
Bensonhurst

BB gun-wielding thief attempts to rob store

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

Jump around! Kids hop to it to raise money for hearts

Students at PS 197 in Midwood put their best foot forward to skip rope — and class — for a good cause: the annual jump rope marathon to raise money for the American Heart Association. Check out our slideshow to see the students’ fancy footwork. Comment.
Greenpoint

‘Black’ comedy

Funnyman Michael Ian Black reads in Greenpoint — with Meghan McCain! Comment.

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012

Bay Ridge

Senior to city: Sell me the parking spot in front of my home!

A disabled activist wants the city to rent him the space in front of his Bay Ridge building. Comments (12).
Not for Nuthin’

Joanna breaks down her TV week

This week, our columnist fills you in on what’s good, and not so good, on her favorite networks. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Police: Goon robs man on Coney Island Avenue, then brags about it

Plus an assortment of other crimes from Sheepshead Bay’s 61st Precinct. Comments (1).
BoroBeat

Aviators score big with visits to kids at SUNY Downstate and PS 212

Star members of the Brooklyn hockey team spent two days off the ice to read with children at a Downtown hospital and lead a skills clinic with students at a Gravesend school. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Adelphi employee arrested for child assault

An administrator allegedly roughed up a 12-year-old, parents charge Comments (5).

Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012

Borough-wide

Dog gone! Midwood hell hounds have a two-legged accomplice

Someone is springing the traps the city set for the vicious pit bulls that have preyed upon Midwood residents, helping them avoid capture, resident say. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Sheepshead Bay on off-Broadaway

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

Marine Park is fuming over proposed gas pipeline

National Grid wants to run a new gas pipeline down Flatbush Avenue and through Floyd Bennett Field — but residents are blasting the idea. Comments (11).
It’s Only My Opinion

How we dealt a blow to Delta Airlines

This week, Stan learns how to fly to the “occupied Palestinian territory.” Or is that Israel? Comments (2).
Mill Basin

A federal offense: A’s lose to Outlaws, 3–1 — on President’s Day!

The Brooklyn Aviators were shot down — and nearly shut out — during what was supposed to be a special match honoring Washington’s birthday. Comment.

Monday, Feb. 20, 2012

Midwood

Cops cut cheese theft spree short

A gouda-grabber who made a business of stealing and reselling high-end cheeses from a Midwood grocery store has weaseled his last wheel, police say. 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).

Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012

Features

‘Shavana Abruzzo is an American patriot’

Our readers take a minute to cheer, then jeer, our Britisher’s View column. Comments (1).
Mill Basin

Aviators crash and burn against the Akwesasne Warriors — again!

Brooklyn’s boys of winter outshot the Warriors at every turn, but still lost, 5–3. Comment.

Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012

Mill Basin

Aviators fall to Warriors, 4–3

The A’s lead was all but secured — until the Warriors went on the attack in the last period. Comments (2).

Friday, Feb. 17, 2012

Sheepshead Bay

A-paw-ling! Pack of abused sheepdogs found in two filthy ‘hoarder’ homes

City animal rescuers pulled the mistreated canines from two garbage-strewn addresses owned by the same dog-hoarding couple on Thursday. Comments (11).
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).
Bay Ridge

All aboard! Golden wants city to fund southern Brooklyn ferry service

State Sen. Marty Golden (R–Bay Ridge) wants the city to expand ferry routes to southern Brooklyn, but a city report says it would be a losing proposition. Comments (3).

Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012

Bay Ridge

Former community affairs cop admits to running guns

Police Officer Marco Venezia, a Bay Ridge community affairs officer, was honored by the community repeatedly — but no one knew that he was running guns on the side. Comments (5).
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).
Bay Ridge

NYPD bruise! Off-duty cop in Kettle Black brawl betrayed the badge, defense lawyers say

Attorneys representing Daniel Golden — state Senator Marty Golden’s nephew — say an off-duty officer in the fight sparked the 2010 melee, then tried to hide evidence of his guilt. Comments (4).

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