Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Bushwick

Musical pieces: Musician makes his own modular instruments

Matthew Regula is a real live wire. Comment.
Coney Island

Lost at sea

An hour-long, joint FDNY and NYPD sea-borne rescue effort ended in frustration on Saturday, after emergency divers and boaters failed to find a wayward swimmer who plunged into the bay for an early evening dip, never to return. Comment.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Bushwick

Beat the brush! Bob Ross-inspired painting takedown challenges Bushwick’s best

Bushwick artists are at the cutting edge of contemporary art, but can they paint a happy tree? Comment.
24/7

OMG! BK BBQ — Brooklyn is smoking up a brisket storm

Barbecue in Brooklyn right now is about as ubiquitous as the bicycle. Comment.
Manhattan Beach

Find out what it’s like to be a Broadway actor

Even Broadway musicals have bloopers. Comment.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

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. Check it out, along with our other local editions! Comment.
Letters

Stan did great remembering Koch

Fond Koch-era memories, slaps for a “Catholic-bashing” columnist, and a NIMBY shout-out to a drug detox facility were among the hot-button issues Courier readers tackled on our well-lathered soapbox. Read on for more! Comment.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Big Screecher

Carmine rails against change — for the worst!

I’m madder than a caterpillar that had a big meal, made himself a nice bed, fell asleep, and woke up in a whole new body with wings that he never asked for over the fact that no matter what I do, I can’t stop the constant change that interrupts our lives over and over and over again. Comment.
Prospect Heights

Lords of the rings: Ringling Bros. circus comes to Barclays Center

The Greatest Show on Earth is coming back to Brooklyn. Comment.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Cobble Hill

Second opinion: State now admits LICH real estate was on the table

They denied it for weeks, but State University of New York officials have finally admitted that real estate was on their mind while determining what to do with the struggling Long Island College Hospital, court filings reveal. Comment.
Fort Greene

Zombies teach kids life lessons in existential play

It’s like “Waiting for Godot.” But for kids. With zombies. Comment.
DUMBO

Striking a chord: Boxing and chamber music duke it out at Gleason’s

It’s a battle of the band. Comment.
DUMBO

Heart in the right place

Hurricane Sandy devastated Brooklyn, but a new work of public art proves the storm couldn’t break the borough’s heart. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

Hugo’s curtain call no ‘Chavesty’

Another one bites the dust, much to the delight of our columnist who celebrates the final exit of Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez. Comment.
Borough-wide

Train on!

Smooth subway sailing this weekend in another one of the greatest weekends on rails, ever! Comment.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Mill Basin

Cops: We’ve nabbed the dognappers

Talk about a Shih Tzu thing to do. Comments (1).
Bay Ridge

Watch out, drug dealers

They’re mad as hell and they’re not going to take it anymore! Comments (6).
Bay Ridge

Emergency! Ridge, Hurst leaders rally for return of Victory

Could Southern Brooklyn get another shot at Victory? Comment.
Standing O

Never forget

Students remember, lest we forget. Comment.
Dyker Heights

Ceremony honors heroic youth

Heroes come in all sizes. Comment.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Borough-wide

Homes Under Water

Brooklyn’s coastal skyline is poised to grow taller — or face sky-high insurance rates. Comment.
Borough-wide

Madness! Blackbirds dancing again thanks thrird-straight conference title

Long Island University is heading to the NCAA tournament. Comment.
Midwood

Tough chew

This sandwich is tough to chew, but it’s anything but stale. Comment.
Bensonhurst

Bensonhurst burner convicted

A Brooklyn jury handed down a searing judgment on the man who set fire to an 86th Street tenement in 2010. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

Jo’s kiss off: keep it simple, stupid!

This week, our columnist goes off on the creators of Facebook and aluminum foil! Comment.
Bay Ridge

Making change — Brooklyn-based lender moves to new Bensonhurst location

Give credit where credit’s due! Comment.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Park Slope

Au revior, dairy! Slope French bistro goes kosher

When in Park Slope’s newest French restaurant, eat as observant Jews do. Comments (5).
Bay Ridge

Stepping up? Gentile promises to be in Council leadership if re-elected

After seven years of fearlessly helming the City Council sub-committee on libraries, Vincent Gentile is ready to move up! Comment.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Sheepshead Bay

Z Best buddies

The embattled Z Best Car Wash enjoyed overwhelming support from Community Board 13 Wednesday night, when the panel voted unanimously to approve the business’s latest variance hurdle. Comments (4).
Williamsburg

Taxidermist stuffs rodents, poses them to look like people

Say hello to the real-life Stuart Little. Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

When Stan cruises, he eats … a lot!

This week, our columnist breaks down his itinerary for his days on the high seas or in various ports-of-call. Comment.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Bensonhurst

Arrivaderci Bensonhurst, ciao Italy!

Forget the charter bus — 20 Bensonhurst high schoolers hopped aboard a plane on Feb. 14 for a week-long field trip to Italy! Comment.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Borough-wide

Checkout postponned

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has extended its Transitional Sheltering Assistance Program for an additional two weeks at the behest of the Governor Cuomo. Comment.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Bay Ridge

My big, fat Greek … Hinsch’s?

Hinsch’s is about to get some Greek flavor. Comment.
High School Sports

Loughlin trounces Stepinac to reach Catholic ‘AA’ boys hoops final

Bishop Loughlin coach Ed Gonzalez preached the importance of a fast start against an Archbishop Stepinac team coming off an upset victory in the quarterfinals. His squad more than delivered by putting the game away in the first quarter. Comment.

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