Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Books

Chimeras gone wild

‘Scientist’ mixes man with animals in illustrated novel. Comment.
Bensonhurst

Former New Utrecht star helps Molloy College to historic season

Nicolette Sinagra, New Utrecht’s former star shortstop, became the lead-off hitter for the Molloy College softball team, and in the process led the Lions to its best season in history. Comment.

Monday, June 10, 2013

24/7

Southern wrap: Eatery serves grits rolled into one great dish

Sweet-sounding restaurant Ted & Honey on Clinton Street serves up one of the best savory breakfasts in Brooklyn. Comment.
Bay Ridge Courier

Nets’ dance team is holding open auditions

The Brooklynettes - the Nets’ dance team- is holding auditions for new members. Comment.
Advertorial

Rapid Realty experiences huge growth in 2013

Rapid Realty, the Brooklyn-based apartment rental agency in New York City, is expanding by leaps and bounds. New offices have just opened in Boston, New Jersey and Long Island, the company just won a couple of impressive awards, and it also leads the way in the number of…company-related tattoos sported by employees! Comment.

Sunday, June 9, 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.
BoroBeat

Babies ’r’ us! Coney Island Hospital natal nurses throw party for kids

Coney Island’s neonatal intensive care unit held a tea party on June 5 to bring together the staff and the children they helped bring into the world. Comments (2).
Letters

‘Sound Off to the Editor’ — the best letters page in town

Our readers are on-point, once again, offering their opinions on a pepper-spray incident in a local school, Anthony Weiner’s mayoral aspirations, the new teacher evaluation system, One World Trade Center, and more. Read on for other gems on “Sound Off to the Editor.” Comment.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Big Screecher

Carmine eats his way through Bob’s Discount Furniture!

Yep, the ol’Screecher knows where to find free food wherever it is. Comment.
Art

Monsters ink, paint

Gallery celebrates 10 years of ghoulish art. Comment.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Manhattan Beach

Weiner honored in Manhattan Beach

Anthony Weiner was honored for the first time since he sent photos of his private parts over the internet, then lied about it, then apologized for it, then quit Congress, then ran for mayor. Comments (4).
Marine Park

Game of Kings in Marine Park

The Elizabeth Leary Public School hosted its first in-school chess tournament on May 31, and teachers say the kids from grades second through seventh displayed a focus and dignity uncharacteristic of their age. Comments (1).
Theater

The stages of hell

It’s hell-month in Williamsburg. Comment.
Red Hook

That loud noise on Sunday morning? That’s a building on Governor’s Island being blown to bits

Governors Island’s tallest building will be imploded on June 9, but the demolition should not affect the island or the surrounding areas. Comment.
BoroBeat

Midwood Idol

Students at the Anne Sullivan Public School wowed parents, peers, and teachers at the annual talent show on May 30. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

Hate mail isn’t always what it’s cut out to be

Mayor Bloomberg and President Obama are in fine company when it comes to being the target of loons, according to our columnist, who reminisces about this newspaper’s brush with “poisonous” hate mail. Comment.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Gowanus

Revered meat joint will finally open after a year of starts and fits

Renowned barbecue restaurant Dinosaur Bar-B-Que will soon open in Gowanus, finally satisfying the mouth-watering longing of Brooklyn meat fans. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Motorcyclist escapes Belt accident with minor injuries, bike explodes into flames

A motorcyclist walked away with minor injuries from a Belt Parkway accident, although the same couldn’t be said about his bike, which erupted in smoke and flames. Comment.
Sea Gate

Tax dollars to restore Seagate’s private beaches

Congress has allocated $30 million to restore the depleted beaches of Seagate — even though the private community’s new shoreline will remain shut off to the general public. Comment.
Development

Maple leaves! Bowlers say goodbye to beloved lanes

Bowlers struggled to keep their spirits out of the gutter at Maple Lanes’ last night on June 2. Comments (4).
Theater

Flying high with Pan

A new adaptation of the tale about a boy who never grows up is grown-up in unexpected ways. Comment.
Dyker Heights

Dyker kids race against cancer

These kids are running for lives. Comment.
Midwood

Boyfriend charged with Midwood murder after failed suicide leap

Cops arrested a suspect in the murder of a Midwood woman, finding him in a Brooklyn psychiatric facility after a failed suicidal leap before a subway train and a note linking him to the crime. Comments (2).
Marine Park

Testaverde seeks to tackle taxes, water bills

Anthony Testaverde, a long-time Marine Park resident, last week revealed himself as a Republican contender in city council race. Comments (2).
Joe Knows

Upstart New Utrecht provides memorable playoff upsets

The New Utrecht baseball team’s short playoff run should always be remembered. The Utes won just two post season games, but they were historic ones. Comment.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Coney Island

Marty’s Childs play! Plans to convert Coney landmark into outdoor music venue revealed

The city has unveiled a plan to transform the landmark Childs Restaurant and an adjoining lot on the Coney Island Boardwalk into an amphitheater and public park. Comments (4).
BoroBeat

Marine Park kids excel in science fair

Students at Marine Park Junior High School took two of the top three trophies for their informative projects. Comments (1).
Williamsburg

Guns N’ Roses to play Brooklyn Bowl

They say the show will go on Thursday night at 11 pm, but you know how Axl is. Tickets are $150. Comment.
Mill Basin

Relay for Life finds new home in Mill Basin

The battle against cancer has a new base in Mill Basin. Comments (3).
Not for Nuthin’

Game, set, match for ‘Game of Thrones’

This week, our television afficionado gives you the lowdown on HBO’s “Game of Throwns.” Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Emmons Ave. 10-year-long face lift nears completion

The Parks Department last week kicked off the third and final phase of the Emmons Beautification Project by planting a row of trees along the watery end of the avenue. Comment.
High School Sports

Medgar Evers, Jefferson claim city outdoor track titles

Medgar Evers senior Kadecia Baird finished her last league meet with a first. Comment.
High School Sports

Fordham Prep ends Xaverian baseball’s playoff run

Xaverian let a three-run lead, and its season, slip away against Fordham Prep. Comment.
BoroBeat

Thousands brave heat for Fifth Avenue Spring Festival

The mercury neared 90 degrees at the Fifth Avenue Spring Festival, but that didn’t stop thousands from coming out. Comment.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Borough-wide

Library advocates to host a 24-hour read-a-thon to protest proposed budget cuts

A group of bookworms who fear the city will cut funding to the Brooklyn Public Library next year will hold a “read-in” at the Central Branch this weekend to get the word out that it takes green to keep free books flowing. Comment.
Columbia St Waterfront

Pok Pok perfection

These sweet, sticky chicken wings fly out the kitchen. Comment.
Canarsie

Bike, kayak rentals to come to Jamaica Bay parks

If you’ve ever wanted to ride a bicycle built for two, or eight, for that matter, then head on out to some Brooklyn parks along Jamaica Bay later this month. Comment.
High School Sports

Grand Street baseball knocked out of playoff semifinals

The Grand Street Wolves baseball team played what may have been its worst game of the season Saturday, when it needed most to be at its best. Comment.
High School Sports

Telecom thumps Wagner to reach first city title game

The Yellow Jackets’ offense clicked at just the right moment, powering the team to its first city title game. Comment.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Bay Ridge

Church statues defaced

The graffiti vandal who was caught on camera painting a large letter “X” on two statues outside St. Anselm’s Church and now has a price on his head. Comment.
Coney Island

Mermaid Parade grows legs

Fans have thrown a lifeline to this floundering mermaid. Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

You’ve got comments, and Stan has answers

Regular readers of this column know that I close every episode with my e-mail address, inviting readers to submit to me their thoughts. And many of you do. Comments (1).
Borough-wide

Mixed martial arts promoter Aaron Banks dead at 85

Martial arts great grandmaster Aaron Banks brought combat sports into the entertainment arena, and continued to promote events in Brooklyn just before his death last month. Comment.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

High School Sports

Fort Hamilton returns to flag football title game

Fort Hamilton Tigers beat Lehman Lions 55-51 to go to the girl’s flag football title game Comment.
BoroBeat

Children’s museum celebrates children and Brooklyn

The Brooklyn Children’s Museum hosted a gala, themed “Ignite the Imagination,” on Wednesday night. Comment.

Friday, May 31, 2013

Coney Island

Assemblyman to pull back controversial beach bill

Steven Cymbrowitz says he will not go ahead with his contoversial plan to give the city complete control of its public beaches — something it now shares with the state. Comments (3).
High School Sports

Fontbonne Hall ends historic season with loss in title game

Fontbonne Hall Academy’s historic softball season came to an end when a screaming line drive in the Catholic league’s state championship game smacked pitching ace Nicolette Trapani in her throwing hand. Comment.
Manhattan Beach

Albanese: Thompson flip-flopped on Muslim monitoring

Tempers flared when former Bay Ridge Councilman Sal Albanese accused former Comptroller Bill Thompson of flip-flopping on the NYPD’s policy of planting informants in mosques. Comment.
Borough-wide

Eye spy! Police cameras coming to Southern Brooklyn

The NYPD plans to install 11 of its lamppost-mounted surveillance cameras in Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst, and Coney Island over the next three years — to the applause of some and the confusion of others. Comments (5).
Sheepshead Bay

Treybich drops out of Council race

And then there were four. Michael Treybich has dropped out of the race to replace Michael Nelson as councilman in the 48th District. Comments (1).

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