Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Bushwick

Brooklyn calling: Karaoke night is for punk rock lovers

Celine Dion is not welcome at this karaoke night. Comment.
Borough-wide

Big Brother has it ‘E-Z’: City now tracking cars through local streets thanks to E-ZPass

The city has quietly installed electronic devices at busy intersections that use E-ZPass technology to collect data on cars — and possibly their drivers — as they pass below, The Brooklyn Paper has learned. Comments (5).

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Crown Heights

Falling for a work of art: Plants knocked down in hurricane used for tree house

If a tree falls in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, give it to an artist. Comment.

Monday, May 6, 2013

24/7

Riding, reading through Brooklyn: Cyclists can hit up all 60 of the borough’s branches

In a borough where bikes and books are ubiquitous, the Brooklyn Public Library’s daylong bike tour through the Kings County’s 60 branches is a match made in heaven. Comment.
Brighton Beach

Now with in-store parking!

You can call it vehicular mannequin slaughter. Comments (2).
Williamsburg

Fried chicken the Brooklyn way: New W’burg eatery serves up waffles, vegan option

A touch of Southern charm has landed on Bedford Avenue. Comment.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Letters

Board of Ed vs. the Lord of Ed

Our weekly soapbox features the best critics around — Courier readers. Comment.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Big Screecher

Carmine’s had it with fishing!

This week, the Screecher wants everyone to know that despite what theat e-mails says, he is not stuck in the Phillipeans! Comment.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Books

The return of the fanboy: Free Comic Book Day hopes to regain lapsed readers

In case you haven’t picked up a comic book in ten or twenty years — local shops are giving them out for free. Comment.
Park Slope

And I am telling you: Park Slope production of ‘Dreamgirls’ is dream come true

A girl’s got to dream. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

Muslims ho hum after Boston

Prominent Muslim Americans are keeping typically mum about Islam’s terrorists after the marathon bombing, writes our columnist, adding her media survey confirms her suspicions. Comments (1).

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Dyker Heights

Blacktop jungle — educators say reckless drivers endanger students

This is one educational fast track you don’t want your kids to be on! Comment.
Coney Island

Sandy in Coney — again!

Coney Island has a gritty reputation, but this is ridiculous! Comment.
Williamsburg

Movie madness: Filmakers raise $18K to get flick in can. Meanwhile, their subject gets charged with rape

Two young female filmmakers who became infatuated with an overweight, often shirtless Williamsburg eccentric while filming a movie about his life, have convinced the masses to donate thousands of dollars to help them finish their masterpiece — while its temperamental subject sits in cell on Rikers Island convicted of menacing his neighbors. Comment.
Borough-wide

GOP hizzoner hopefuls hitch wagons to anti-foodcart movement

The Republican contenders for mayor say they are fed up with food carts — a declaration that drew applause from Bay Ridge business leaders who battled controversial halal wagons, and boos from mobile vendor advocates. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Frightening Fourth claims another victim

Bay Ridge’s Fourth Avenue once again became a scene of roadway carnage April 30 when a driver struck and killed an elderly woman crossing the thoroughfare. Comments (18).
Bay Ridge Courier

Collage garbage: Artist makes works of art with discarded everyday items

One woman’s old lingerie is another woman’s art. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Tea time! Anti-tax speakers rock Salty Dog

People usually go to the Salty Dog to drink beer, but on April 25 dozens of right-leaning Ridgites poured into the popular Third Avenue bar for a taste of tea. Comments (21).
Standing O

100 bowers of flowers for Rose D’Anna

Standing O blows out the candles for centenarian Rose. Comment.
Joe Knows

Overlooked Berkeley Carroll making people take notice

The underdogs are kings of the yard now. Comment.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Brooklyn Heights

Report: Heights playground to be named for Beastie Boy

Fight for your right to party — at a park named after a Beastie Boy. Comment.
Gravesend

Play ball! Gravesend kids march on little league opening day

Put ‘em in coach — they’re ready to play! Comment.
Mill Basin

Zumba for life

It’s the Latin invasion! Comments (1).
Sheepshead Bay

Entrees ahoy!

Emmons Avenue celebrated the grand opening of its first floating restaurant on Sunday, the Amberjack V. And if the locals have anything to say about it, the new seafood eatery won’t raise anchor anytime soon. Comment.
Borough-wide

Former Xaverian lineman Aboushi takes off with Jets in NFL draft

The fact that the New York Jets drafted him hasn’t quite sunk in yet for former Xaverian lineman Oday Aboushi. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

Jo on America: Love it or don’t come to it

This week, our columnist suggests that people who don’t like this country should stay out of it. Comments (3).
Crime

Redbull raid at gunpoint

Find out what else Sheepshead Bay’s no-goodniks have been up to. Comment.
Mill Basin

Warm welcome for frozen treat shop

The health-minded brothers behind the Gourmet Grill, a Mill Basin diner, have expanded from entrees to dessert with the opening of their new frozen-yogurt joint, Frozen Planet. Comment.
High School Sports

Poly Prep lineman Hayes nominated for Army All-American Bowl

Poly Prep defensive lineman Jay Hayes is a step closer to being an All-American. Comment.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Borough-wide

Saving Sunny’s days

The iconic Red Hook bar is making one last push to raise enough money to reopen, with a benefit concert at the Bell House in Gowanus. Comment.
Marine Park

City agency wants bocce boondoggle

Usually the thing that stalls park improvements is lack of funding, but for the Marine Park bocce courts, the hang up appears to be insufficient beauty. Comment.
Park Slope

Girl Scouts troop fights to save Pacific branch library

A passionate troop of Girl Scouts has taken matters into their own adorably tiny hands. Comments (2).
Borough-wide

Brownsville’s Judah loses title fight decision to Garcia at Barclay’s Center

Brooklyn’s own Zab Judah can’t call himself champion again quite yet. Comment.
High School Sports

Xaverian baseball climbs into first place with win over St. Francis Prep

After a rocky start, with just one win in six games of division play, Xaverian’s baseball team has finally gotten its groove back. The Clippers are now in a three-way tie for first place in the Brooklyn-Queens Class AA Division. Comment.
High School Sports

Severe Fixes on Fordham

New York State’s top senior basketball player and Bushwick’s own Jon Severe is staying close to home at Fordham University. Comment.
High School Sports

Hornets sting Dolphins at Aviator

Command and control were the keys to the second-half comeback that led to Midwood’s girls lacrosse victory last Thursday — and a rare defeat for a formidable opponent. Comment.
High School Sports

Xaverian baseball climbs into first place with win over St. Francis Prep

After a rocky start, with just one win in six games of division play, Xaverian’s baseball team has finally gotten its groove back. The Clippers are now tied for first place in the Brooklyn-Queens Class AA Division. Comment.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Sheepshead Bay

Nelson staffer wants his seat

La Chaim! Comments (13).
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan has a plan for bomber

This week, Stan suggests justice the old-fashioned way. Comments (13).

Sunday, April 28, 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.
Bay Ridge

Guardians of the Ridge

Meet Bay Ridge’s greatest defenders! Comment.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Borough-wide

Brownsville’s Judah hopes to claim title at Barclays bout

Brownsville native Zab Judah plans to silence his critics — along with unbeaten champion Danny Garcia when the two clash at the Barclays Center Saturday night. Comment.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Cobble Hill

LICH lives!

It’s alive! Long Island College Hospital may stay open after all — at least in some form — now that the State University of New York has withdrawn its controversial closure plan for the troubled institution. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Shooting on Fifth Avenue

A man was shot on Fifth Avenue Wednesday along the corridor where politicians are demanding police surveillance cameras to combat drug dealing. Comment.
Marine Park

The business of schmoozing: Chamber of Commerce parties travel across the globe — of Brooklyn

The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce visited the Aviator Sports and Events Center in Mill Basin April 17 for an afternoon of networking amongst the borough’s business elite, who toured the recreational facility and met the wildly attired acrobats of the Kings County’s own UniverSoul Circus. Comment.

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