Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Williamsburg

Men of longing

They’re men and they love Leonard Cohen. Comment.
Bay Ridge

BayFest plays through the rain

BayFest, the Bay Improvement Group’s annual spring concert, is a rain or shine event, proven when the assembled bands played right through the down pour. Comment.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Fort Greene

Tall tales: New book shows off artist’s work with stilt dancers

Lauren Anderson Barbata has friends in high places. Comment.
High School Sports

Duran, Duran: Improved senior outfielder powering Wolves hunt for repeat crown

Santo Duran was a singles hitter who batted eighth in a loaded Grand Street Campus baseball lineup last season as a junior. That fact, along with him being a singles hitter, was good enough then, but wasn’t going to be enough this year if the Wolves were to repeat as Public School Athletic League Class A champs. Comment.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Big Screecher

Carmine references Star Wars

This week, the Screecher pulls out all the stops in an attempt to get hits on his web page by mentioning the hit move “Star Wars” and two of its characters. Comment.
Boerum Hill

Meat, skin, and fat: Mile End sandwich is a decadent delight

It is, amazingly, a chicken salad sandwich to brag about. Comment.
Red Hook

Chili firemen

Brooklyn firefighters are getting ready to bring on the heat. Comment.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Borough-wide

Cooperative violence: Stage combat group gathers for battle

The only locally sourced product you’ll get at this co-op is a spring-steel knife to the gut. Comment.
Borough-wide

The color of money: New exhibit features artists’ cash, money

New works rethink the value of currency. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

Benghazi proves that President Obama should be impeached

The Benghazi terror attacks, and the federal cover-ups that marked their atrocious aftermath, are proof that President Obama needs to step down — or face impeachment — writes our columnist. Comments (2).

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Borough-wide

If Knishes could tawk: Documentary explores the New York accent

“Hey! I’m talkin’ here!” Comment.
Midwood

Seniors speak

There’s treasure, there are treasure troves, and then there are senior centers. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Albanese: Police inspector general idea shot full of holes

Hizzoner hopeful Sal Albanese says mayoral rival Council Speaker Christine Quinn’s bill to create an inspector general for the NYPD is a cop out. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Movie prices hit $14 in the Bay

You might want to leave the family at home the next time you catch a flick in Sheepshead Bay. Comment.
Standing O

Police Athletic League youngsters are ‘eggscelent’

Standing O shouts out to big fry at the Brownsville’s PAL Beacon Center. Comment.
Joe Knows

Fontbonne a contender for historic title

The Fontbonne Hall softball team is closing in on history. The Bonnies have won the Brooklyn-Queens regular season title, and now are the favorite to win the school’s first diocesan crown. Comment.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Mean Streets

Barrier Ridge — New city traffic plan includes pedestrian fencing

Manhattan-style pedestrian barricades could come to Bay Ridge if a city plan comes to fruition. Comments (1).
Dyker Heights

Game of thrones! Residents and community leaders demand city restore Dyker Beach Park bathrooms

The long-closed bathrooms in Dyker Beach Park near Bay Eighth Street have residents and Community Board 10 getting antsy — and the city says what’s going on inside the locked-up loos isn’t pretty. Comment.
Borough-wide

Teenager survives hit by Q train

A 19-year-old hit by the Q train at the Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center station early this morning is expected to live. Comment.
Mill Basin

GOP bash hosts Catsimatidis, Reagan

Two things were certain no matter who you asked at the Brooklyn Republican Party’s Abraham Lincoln Dinner at El Caribe in Mill Basin Thursday night: the food was great and John Catsimatidis will be the next mayor of New York City. Comment.
Marine Park

Civic War

Who would have thought politics could be so uncivil in a civic association? Comments (1).
Sheepshead Bay

Cash for Chaim

Deutsch has made his mark. Comments (1).
Not for Nuthin’

Hiring the handicapped to beat the lines at Disney is an abomination

This week, Joanna wonders how far the rich will go to beat the system. Comment.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Coney Island

Coney pastor aims move from pulpit to Council seat

The latest of the candidates flocking to replace term-limited Councilman Domenic Recchia is a longtime shepherd of the Coney Island community. Comments (1).
BoroBeat

Old-time fun at Shore View Nursing Home

The Shore View Nursing Home celebrated its grand re-opening on May 2 — six months after sustaining damage from Hurricane Sandy. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Sinkhole opens on Gravesend Neck Road, blocking Homecrest

Gravesend Neck Road got a little more down to Earth Friday afternoon, when six feet of pavement disappeared, swallowed by a large sinkhole. The destruction, attributed to a small sewer break, blocked motorists and residents from traveling up Homecrest Avenue for hours. Comment.
High School Sports

Zapata, Poly blank Fieldston to seize Ivy League lead

Andrew Zapata had several reasons to bring the heat in Poly Prep’s match up against Fieldston on Friday, and he didn’t disappoint. Comment.
High School Sports

Telecom comes back to best Madison, takes division crown

Telecommunications had a strong first season as a Class A team last year, but the Yellow Jackets still couldn’t beat division rival James Madison. Comment.
High School Sports

Poly Prep girls lacrosse sees comeback fall short against Fieldston

The Poly Prep girls lacrosse team blew a big chance to move into a second place tie in the standings by losing Friday’s home game to the Fieldston Eagles, 14-10. Comment.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Coney Island

Coney isn’t the ‘one and only’

Coney Island — the Wonder Wheel, the Cyclone, the River Runner?! Comment.
Williamsburg

There can only be one: New W’burg whiskey bar is the Scotch spot to top

It’s like drinking whisky in “Highlander.” Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan’s Weiner poll: Let me know your opinion!

This week, Stan tells you where he stands on Anthony Weiner. Now tell him where you stand. Comments (9).
Bushwick

Bushwick gets rough new art space

Peter Hopkins, a promoter known for creating neighborhood arts centers, is preparing to open a new one in Bushwick called 299 Meserole. The uninitiated might mistake it for a crumbling warehouse, but that’s by design. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Arrested development — Cops cuff 18- and 21-year-old brothers in Fifth Avenue shooting

Cops arrested two young men for assaulting and shooting a man near the corner of 69th Street and Fifth Avenue on April 24. Comment.
Borough-wide

Why stay in a hostel when there’s AirBNB?

With the recent demise of Williamsburg’s Zip112 Hostel, it appears Brooklyn has become more hostile to hostels. Comment.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Bay Ridge

Embattled Eric Adams a no-show at Bay Ridge Democrats meeting

His name was named, and state Sen. Eric Adams missed his meeting with the Bay Ride Democrats. Comment.
Marine Park

Hopeful hip hop

The venerable Dance With Me Dance Center in Marine Park hosted a well-attended charity recital called “Hip Hop for Hope,” raising nearly $2,000 that will be donated to four different charities. Comment.
Cobble Hill

Momstrosity in jail after failing to repay stolen school funds

The former PTA treasurer who looted $82,000 from a Cobble Hill elementary school was jailed Wednesday for failing to make scheduled court-orderd restitution payments. Comments (5).
Marine Park

Bicycle benefactor bogus?

The youth and senior activity programs in Marine Park just got 20 new bicycles, but the organization that runs the programs isn’t sure how they’re going to be paid for. Comments (1).

Friday, May 10, 2013

High School Sports

Suspended Bishop Ford girls hoops coach leaves for Medgar Evers

Suspended girls basketball coach Mike Toro has left Bishop Ford to become a co-coach at Medgar Evers with athletic director Keisha Lewis, he told the Courier. Comment.
Gowanus

Impressions of Gowanus: Painters make the canal, warehouses subject of art show

Just look at the way this painting captures the hastily scrawled graffiti over peeling paint. Comment.

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.

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