Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Bedford-Stuyvesant

Pieing the competition: Bed-Stuy Saraghina’s coppa pizza joins the greats

Outside of Naples, Italy, the fiercest contest for best pizza is right here in Brooklyn. Comment.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Dance

That sinking feeling

A dance perfromance revisits the Titanic. Comment.
High School Sports

Threepeat! Maldari pitches Poly to third-straight baseball crown

Phil Madari went the distance and shortstop Anthony Prato drove in the lone run as the Blue Devils beat Fieldston 1–0, earning their third-straight Ivy League crown. Comment.

Sunday, May 26, 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.
Borough-wide

Coney, once rail crossroads of the world

Readers “Sound off to the editor” with their takes on topics of the day. Comment.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Big Screecher

Carmine goes where no Carmine has gone before

This week, the Screecher has an adventure he’ll never forget, and learns a valuable lesson in the process. Comment.
Mean Streets

Woman trapped for 20 minutes of terror in flipped over ambulance

Firefighters rescued a woman who was trapped inside a flipped ambulance on Friday morning. Comment.
Theater

Master at work

His character may be wrapped up in illusory aspirations, but John Turturro remains grounded in his performance at a play at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Comment.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Canarsie

National parks to demolish former Canarsie Pier eatery

The top brass at the Gateway National Parks and Recreation Area can’t find anyone interested in filling the long-vacant structure that formerly housed the Abbracciamento’s restaurant on Canarsie Pier, so they plan on bulldozing it. Comments (3).
Williamsburg

Chain, chain, chain: Bike Fetish day returns

These freaks will do anything for a good Schwinn. Comment.
Park Slope

Paved Brooklyn could escape cicada ‘swarmaggedon’

Might “swarmaggedon” - the oft-reported cicada orgy coming to the northeast for the first time in 17 years miss Brooklyn entirely? Comment.
Williamsburg

Souping up business: Hipster bringing the bacon to Brooklyn

Not content to bring bacon soup only to the people of Williamsburg, a Williamsburg chef has rented a commercial kitchen in Bedford-Stuyvesant and partnered with an online food seller to bring his delectable dishes borough-wide. Comments (1).
A Britisher’s View

Shavana: Scandal is the poison of choice for the Renouncer-in-Chief

Chronic denials, scandals, and kerfuffles are the hallmarks of the Obama Administration, writes our columnist. Comment.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Sheepshead Bay

Once agian, homeless find a home under Belt Parkway, residents want them gone

A flock of homeless men have come into Sheepshead Bay to squat along a favored stretch of Ocean Parkway, and some residents want them to leave. Comments (1).
BoroBeat

Vikings Invade Bay Ridge!

The annual Viking Fest and the Norwegian Independence Day Parade both thrust onward through wet weather last weekend like a mighty Norse longship against the tide. Comment.
Borough-wide

Don’t stop the music: Gowanus party invites Robyn fans to get weird

She’s the Swedish pop star you didn’t know you missed. Comment.
BoroBeat

You can build it — Boardwalk tour teaches kids about construction careers

Meet the builders of tomorrow! Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Destroyed a week before opening, Jumpin’ Bean finally opens

The Storm of the Century couldn’t stop this bean from jumpin’! Comments (3).
High School Sports

Serrantino’s walk-off blast delivers Fontbonne Hall historic softball title

Maria Serrantino’s game-winning, two-run homer lifted Fontbonne Hall to a thrilling 6–4 win over St. Francis Prep. Comment.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Park Slope

Vendors: Googa cancellation cost us moolah

Mother Nature wiped out the final day of the controversial Great GoogaMooga in Prospect Park, and some say they took a hit because of it. Comment.
Coney Island

Nowhere to go! Coney bathrooms won’t be ready for Memorial Day

The beach will be ready — but the bathrooms won’t! Comment.
BoroBeat

LIU’s graduation day is a slam-dunk at Barclays Center

Students from Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus held their graduation day at the home of the Brooklyn Nets. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

The great gravy debates ends now

This week, our columnist rules: it’s gravy, not sauce. Comments (5).
BoroBeat

Hundreds brave rain for Park Slope’s Fifth Ave. Fair

Brooklynites flocked to Park Slope’s annual Fifth Avenue Fair Sunday despite the stormy weather. Comment.
BoroBeat

Greek rush! Bensonhurst students compete in Spartan Race

Approximately 1,000 high school students tested their mettle in the Spartan Race — a grueling obstacle course worthy of Ancient Greece. Comment.
BoroBeat

Run, Brooklyn, run! From Prospect Park to the Boardwalk — joggers run the borough

About 22,000 joggers — including New Zealand Olympian Kim Smith — pounded 13-plus miles of pavement between Prospect Park and Coney Island on May 18, wrapping up in front of Ruby’s Bar on the Boardwalk. It was all part of the Brooklyn Half, an increasingly popular run designed to boost business in the most populous borough. Comment.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Coney Island

Trading races: Ridge Republican moves campaign to Coney

A Tea Party Republican is making the move from Bay Ridge to Coney Island in hopes of finding a smoother ride into the City Council. Comments (64).
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.
Canarsie

Fished in! Canarsie Pier reopens

The National Parks Service reopened Canarsie Pier after an engineering study concluded it won’t be falling into the ocean anytime soon. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Heat comes down — alleged Bay Ridge burglar in custody

Police busted a man they say burglarized four Bay Ridge businesses in an 11-day blotter-dominating reign of terror. Comment.
High School Sports

Udewitz pitches Berkeley Carroll to playoff win

Jacob Udewitz pitched a complete game shutout to lead the Lions. Comment.

Monday, May 20, 2013

It’s Only My Opinion

Yes, Stan knows all about denial

Mommies and daddies can learn a lot from our columnist — or so he thinks. Comments (1).
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.
High School Sports

Meola homers twice to power Xaverian past Molloy for division crown

Nick Meola’s future with Xaverian’s top team was in jeopardy after a hitless fall season had Clippers coach Frank Del George considering leaving the sophomore on the junior varsity. Comment.
BoroBeat

Dinner and dancing New York Methodist gala

Staff at New York Methodist Hospital were treated to cocktails, food, and a raffle at the medical center’s bash, held at the Brooklyn Museum. Comment.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Gerritsen Beach

Suspect arrested in grisly Gerritsen Beach murder

Cops have arrested a man from Maine for the murder of a 14-year-old girl in Flatbush, whose burnt and buried body was found on Brooklyn’s southern coast in Gerritsen Beach over four-months ago. Comment.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Williamsburg

Lopez resigns, will still seek council seat

Embattled Williamsburg and Bushwick Assemblyman Vito Lopez has resigned from the Assembly, but he still plans on running for the City Council later this year. Comments (3).
Boerum Hill

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

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

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