Tuesday, June 18, 2013

24/7

Ira and George

A one man musical tells the story of Gershwin siblings. Comment.
Gowanus

Dive in! Gowanus Canal race a success

Floating dead rats and decomposing human feces couldn’t stop 50 fearless boaters from racing in the Gowanus Canal. Comment.
24/7

It’s a magical mystery sing-along

All you need is a love of Paul, John, George and Ringo to come together with all the lonely people of Brooklyn to enjoy Union Hall’s Beatles Sing-Along. Comment.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Park Slope

From Boston, with laughs, with love

Comedy show benefit supports marathon bomb victims. Comment.

Sunday, June 16, 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

‘Sound Off to the Editor’ — where readers take to the soapbox

Check out the liveliest letters page in town, as readers wax off about the mayoral race, Sheepshead Bay’s homeless, Hurricane Sandy’s wreckage, Iraq, and other topics of the day. Comment.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Big Screecher

Carmine gets the respect he commands

This week, the ol’Screecher gets thanked for his hard work as a cake judge at this year’s Relay for Life in Bergan Beach. Comment.
Theater

A woman in a man’s world

An actress is taking on the role of Julius Caesar in a new production of the Shakespeare classic. Comment.
Nightlife

Animal farm

A lecture night is all about how to raise your own chickens in the city. Comment.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Bay Ridge

Storefront displays

Bay Ridge art walk joins business owners and artists. Comment.
Borough-wide

The rookie: Kidd hopes to turn Nets into consistent winners

Jason Kidd believes he is ready to be a head coach in the National Basketball Association and so do the Brooklyn Nets. Comment.
Dining

Cookie dough talk

The paper chats with Christina Tosi, the chef and founder of Momofuku Milk Bar. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

On Flag Day, show your true colors!

The Stars and Stripes exemplify the unique, American identity — and Flag Day is an opportunity to pay tribute to the most famous banner in the world, says our columnist. Comment.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Bay Ridge

Bad touch! Ridgites complain of outbreak of sketchy massage parlors

These massage parlors are making people anxious! Comments (14).
Sheepshead Bay

Judge rules city agencies must review permits for monstrosity

Two Homecrest neighbors won a hard-fought victory in their legal battle against the owner of a bizarre, unfinished building after judge ordered the Board of Standards and Appeals to rereview the permits. Comment.
High School Sports

Eduard Nogay’s lesson for us all

Eduard Nogay’s fighting spirit and joy for life should provide inspiration and a learning experience for all of us. Comment.
Midwood

Neighbors complain one-family home contains three unruly families

A bitter feud has erupted between the owner of a one-family Midwood home being rented out to no fewer than three families, and the neighbors who complain these families constantly party, come and go at all hours of the night, and smoke marijuana in front of neighborhood children. Comments (4).
BoroBeat

Sunday School Union turns 184

The annual Sunday School Union of eight borough churches marched for the 184th time on Sunday. Comment.
Brighton Beach

Downstaged! Asser Levy bandshell a wreck, residents say

The music died — and neighbors fear the venue will too. Comments (3).

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Coney Island

Thunderbolt to roar again in People’s Playground

Luna Park owner Zamperla announced plans to build a new Thunderbolt roller coaster — named for the famed attraction the city razed in 2000, next to where its predecessor once stood. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Community Board approves plan to slow down Fourth Avenue

Community Board 10’s traffic panel voted to approve the entire city proposal for reforming the Fourth Avenue corridor — except for one thing. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

Sir Paul was a blast in Brooklyn

This week, our columnist reviews Paul McCartney’s concert in Brooklyn. Comment.
BoroBeat

Journey to the East in McKinley Park

More than 1,000 people gathered in Dyker Heights on June 9 for the 11th annual Pan-Asian Heritage Celebration. See our slideshow for all the fun. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Slam dunk! Sunset Hoops Summer Season Starts in Leif Ericson Park

More than 120 kids in the Sunset Hoops youth basketball league hit the courts in Leif Ericson Park on June 8, opening up the summer season with an assist from the borough’s professional team. Comment.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Coney Island

Anchors away! Business group pushing ferry from Manhattan to Coney

Coney Island could get a new kind of water ride if a business group gets its way - a ferry service to bring people from Lower Manhattan to the Playground of the World. Comments (5).
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.
Coney Island

Coney Island hosts handball’s grand slam

Coney Island saw 96 of the city’s best male and female handball players play in the third annual Red Bull Slaps handball tournament on June 8. Comments (1).
High School Sports

Telecom scores first-ever city baseball title

Telecommunications took home its first-ever city baseball title on Sunday by playing, and winning, as a team. Comment.
High School Sports

Heavy-hearted Fort Hamilton falls in second-straight flag football final

Fort Hamilton’s day began and ended with tears. Comments (1).

Monday, June 10, 2013

Mean Streets

Victims cry: Slow down Fourth!

Victims of deadly Fourth Avenue’s raceway-like atmosphere showed up in force on Wednesday night to convince car-friendly members of Community Board 10 that they should approve a plan aimed at significantly slowing down traffic on the dangerous boulevard. Comment.
Bay Ridge Courier

Nets’ dance team is holding open auditions

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

Hooked swans rescued in Prospect Park

Three swans that call the Prospect Park Lake home were found stuck with barbed hooks last weekend. Comments (3).
Borough-wide

Brooklyn congratulates the Class of 2013 with pomp-filled ceremonies

Brooklyn high schools aced graduation day, with ceremonies across the borough. See our slideshow of some of the ceremonies. Comment.
Gerritsen Beach

Gerritsen Beach invaded by 500 volunteer builders on anniversary of D-Day

Call it “Saving Gerritsen Beach.” The storm-battered, working class neighborhood was invaded June 6 by an army of more than 500 volunteers, who swept in to replace fallen fences, repaint battered walls, and retile the flooded floors of homes and civic structures that were devastated by Hurricane Sandy, exactly 69-years after D-Day, when the U.S. swept into France in World War II and sent the Nazis hightailing it to Berlin. Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan teaches lessons learned the hard way

This week, our columnist has some nifty advice for the Class of 2013. Comments (1).

Sunday, June 9, 2013

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).

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Borough-wide

Summer fun for kids with different tastes

Not that lanyards and kickball aren’t great, but Brooklyn campers deserve something different. Comment.
Art

Monsters ink, paint

Gallery celebrates 10 years of ghoulish art. Comment.
Marine Park

Seniors swing to Dixieland jazz

Marine Park was abuzz with dancing and singing June 4 at Councilman Lew Fidler’s 11th annual Concert in the Marine Park, which featured Brooklyn-based jazz band the Dixie Rascals. Comment.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Transit

GRRR! Train tunnels to be closed for repairs

The R train’s link to Manhattan will be out of service for more than a year, and the G’s link to Queens will be closed for 12 weekends between July 6 and Dec. 15. Comments (5).
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).
Sheepshead Bay

Swan song: Rescued bird suffering from lead poisoning

A sick swan rescued near E. 19th Street in Sheepshead Bay was diagnosed with lead poisoning by wildlife rehabilitation experts in Manhattan. Comments (1).

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