Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Cinema

Gentri-film-cation: Brooklyn’s filmmakers turn the lens on development

Brooklyn’s thriving community of filmmakers has discovered it needs to look no further than the surrounding blocks to find a good story. Comment.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Boerum Hill

Not another falafel

The lowly falafel sandwich doesn’t have the Brooklyn rep of the bagel or the pizza slice, but when it’s done right it very well might be the borough’s best cheap eat. Comment.
Williamsburg

Stay up and eat up: Manhattan late-night eatery comes to Williamsburg

Drunk and hungry? A new Williamsburg eatery can solve one of those problems. Comment.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Bushwick

Vagina Monologues for Bushwick: Neighborhood residents react to violence against women

A new rendition of “The Vagina Monologues” is countering a spate of violence against women in Bushwick. Comment.

Sunday, March 24, 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

Not for Nuthin’ Jo, ‘Nanny’ Mike’s a reader’s main man

From local to national — readers chew the fat over the health of New Yorkers, NIMBY for an area drug rehab facility, and immigration. That’s among the food for thought dished on the most widely read letters page in town — ours! Comment.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Big Screecher

Carmine met an angel, and his name is Sid!

This week, the Screecher cheers on Sid Schatzman, in his own words. Really, they are Sid’s words. Comment.
Greenpoint

Tapping into beer at Torst

There’s more than 99 bottles of beer at this new Greenpoint brew bar — but you’re not going to see any of them on the walls. Nor will you see any decoration, for that matter. Comment.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Williamsburg

Striking a wooden pose

An artist is putting a chainsaw to his portraits of New Yorkers. Comment.
DUMBO

Three-piece groove: Trio bring Afrobeat and hip hop to classical

This one time at band camp, we listened to some R. Kelly. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

Rioting disgraces Kiki’s death

Community leaders like Councilman Jumaane Williams should have decried rioting in the wake of the shooting death of Kiki Gray, instead of using “anger” as an excuse for the lawlessness, says our columnist. Comments (1).
Borough-wide

Come on ride the train

Weekend MTA service is spotty, but hey, it’s still the weekend Comment.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Coney Island

Coney’s back? Not according to new group

Many of the People’s Playground’s attractions are due to re-open this weekend, just five months after getting swamped in Hurricane Sandy, but some Coney residents say they’ve been hung out to dry. Comment.
Gowanus

Telling the pole story: Dance-off isn’t just for flips, competitors tell stories

It is a truth universally acknowledged that pole dancing is not considered a narrative art form. Comment.
Manhattan Beach

Storm Purge: Rent-stabilized tenant told to wait three years for Sandy repairs

A long-time Manhattan Beach resident whose rent-stabilized apartment was completely flooded during Hurricane Sandy has been living in a friend’s storage room ever since the storm — and she has no prospect of moving back into her home anytime soon. Comment.
Standing O

Kristen smoked the competition

Standing O is singing Brooklyn’s praises again. Comment.
Borough-wide

End game: Bishop Ford eyes historic Federation title to cap playoff run

Bishop Ford wants to continue making history. Comment.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Marine Park

Big tow: Illegally parked 18-wheelers impounded

The 63rd Precinct made good on its promise to crack down on illegally parked 18-wheelers on Monday night when it requisitioned one of the police department’s few tow trucks heavy enough to haul the big rigs, and dragged two of them away. Comments (6).
Bay Ridge

Big bash at Nouveau! Party-goer suffers fractured skull

A thug cracked a Long Island visitor in the back of the head outside Ridge nightclub Nouveau on Feb. 22, fracturing his skull and causing cerebral bleeding, the victim reported to police this week. Comment.
Borough-wide

Fire hydrant flood

Residents living along Kings Highway awoke to an early morning flood on Saturday, after a car crash popped the top on a fire hydrant, sending water and mud gushing into garages and basements for two blocks east of Flatbush Avenue. Comments (1).
Not for Nuthin’

I believe there should be promsequences!

This week, our colomnist says proms shouldn’t take place unless all kids graduate. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

High school at new low

The city has begun the process of “phasing out” Sheepshead Bay High School following a March 11 vote by the Panel for Education Policy. Comments (1).

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

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.
Bay Ridge

Industrial revolution! Brooklyn Industries coming to Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge residents must no longer travel all the way to Williamsburg to get skinny jeans and T-shirts adorned with the word “Brooklyn.” Comments (2).
Bay Ridge

Camera shy

Councilman Steve Levin says there is one roadblock keeping speed cameras from New York City intersections — and that obstacle is state Sen. Marty Golden. Comments (2).
Marine Park

They’re gonna live forever!

Middle school kids from Filmore Academy at PS 207 in Marine Park debuted their stellar, on-stage rendition of the film “Fame” on March 14, and the critics agree — it was better than the movie! Comments (4).
Bay Ridge

Tragedy on Third Avenue

A 34-year-old woman was the victim of a brutal accident near the corner of 86th Street and Third Avenue on March 13. Comment.
Coney Island

Foward thinking at Lincoln

Star guard Isaiah Whitehead is the face of Lincoln boys basketball right now — the big name at the big-time basketball school. But he was just one part of the team that put the Railspliters back on top of the Public School Athletic League. Comments (1).
Borough-wide

Out of reach

South Shore put a heck of a scare into Murry Bergtraum with a second half comeback, but ultimately fell 48–43 in the Public School Athletic League Class AA girls basketball final at Madison Square Garden Saturday morning. Comment.
Borough-wide

End of the line

Every improbable playoff run comes to end, some in celebration, others disappointment. The no. 19-seed Wingate boys basketball team faced the later — one win short of a title. Comment.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Borough-wide

Motorists to NYPD: Let us get away with double-parking

Pro-car activists in Williamsburg and Greenpoint are asking cops for the legal greenlight to double-park. Comments (1).
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.
Red Hook

Protect Brooklyn’s coastline with … Navy ships?

A team of mad designers want to chop up the Navy’s “ghost fleet” to recreate a marshland in Brooklyn, annexing Governor’s Island in the process and protecting the borough from future floods. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Rehab reprieve

Following a change of heart, a Sheepshead Bay landlord decided not to void his contract with an embattled drug counseling center, despite community pressure — and reports to the contrary. Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan’s vocabulary keeps on growing

This week, our columnist learns some new words. Comments (1).
Midwood

School’s out!

Patrons of Midwood’s Young Israel Senior Services are breathing a sigh of relief now that the city has nixed its plans to build an elementary school on a tiny lot adjacent to the dining and event center for the neighborhood’s seniors. Comments (2).

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Bay Ridge

Quag attack!

John Quaglione, long-time aide to state Sen. Marty Golden (R–Bay Ridge), kicked off his campaign to take down Councilman Vincent Gentile (D–Bay Ridge) on March 11, laying down a searing judgment on the 10-year incumbent and claiming that the Democrat has failed the Bay Ridge-to-Bensonhurst district. Comments (1).

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Borough-wide

Protesters take to the streets for fourth night after fatal NYPD shooting

There appeared to be more cops than demonstrators on the streets of East Flatbush on Thursday night, where protesters rallied for the fourth straight evening following the police shooting of 16-year-old Kimani Gray 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

Coney Island

Coney toilets to get a boost

Call it a bathroom over troubled waters. Comments (7).
Fort Greene

Zombies teach kids life lessons in existential play

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

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