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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Coney Island

Joey Chestnut aims to beat Nathan’s hot dog record with 7th win

Joey “Jaws” Chestnut, the six-time champion of Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest will look to defend his title and set a record of seven straight championships at Coney Island on the Fourth of July. Comment.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Williamsburg

Flavor factory

Sausage ice cream anyone? Comment.
Gowanus

Pip boy included

Video game festival goes apocalyptic with “Fallout”-inspired play. Comment.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Park Slope

Disco fever

A party pays tribute to John Travolta’s “Stayin’ Alive.” Comment.

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Dining

A pig-headed dish

Williamsburg Fatty ’Cue encourages you to get your hands on some pork face. Comment.

Sunday, June 30, 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

Readers ‘Sound Off to the Editor’

Readers take to our weekly soapbox about the mayor’s composting plan, to laud our columnists, and to trash a local diner, among other buzz-worthy gems on the best letters page around. Read on for more food for thought.. Comment.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Big Screecher

Face it, you won’t see Carmine on the carousel

This week, the Screecher heads to Coney Island to check out a light show. Comment.
Gowanus

Pinups and pompadours

Festival features rockabilly burlesque dancer, bands, photobooth. Comment.

Friday, June 28, 2013

24/7

Tracks to the past

Lots of trains go slow, but this one actually takes you backward in time. Comment.
BoroBeat

FDNY visits local preschool

Students at a Coney Island preschool learned about fire safety on Monday — and then were allowed inside a fire truck. Comments (1).
Midwood

Midwood Mardi Gras draws big crowd

The Midwood Development Corporation’s 36th Mardi Gras street festival had one of the best showings since the event’s inaugural bash in 1977. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

Happy Birthday to the land of the free and the home of the brave

On Thursday, July 4, the U.S. turns 237 years old, giving liberty lovers everywhere an opportunity to salute her incomparable contributions to humanity, writes our columnist. Comment.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Gerritsen Beach

City releases new hurricane evacuation maps with more people in worst zone

Gerritsen Beach and 600,000 more residents now reside in the city’s most dangerous flood areas, according to the new hurricane evacuation zones released by the city on Tuesday. Comments (2).
Bensonhurst

Businessman cracking up over fee city demands to fix sidewalk damage

A Bensonhurst auto shop owner says the Department of Transportation and Metropolitan Transportation Authority want him to pay $30,000 to replace the fractured sidewalk in front of his business — pavement he claims the MTA destroyed. Comments (3).
Standing O

PS 128 teacher earns an A-plus

Brooklyn elementary school teacher Cartherine Downey is in a class of her own, after winning the first citywide Big Apple Award. Comment.
Joe Knows

Poly Prep’s Stapleton hopes to make UConn new destination for city’s football talent

Cameron Stapleton thinks he can strike gold at UConn. Comments (1).

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Gerritsen Beach

Mayor: Don’t worry, build higher

The city is planning for a higher skyline. Comment.
BoroBeat

Mermaid Parade floats down Surf Avenue for 30th year

Hundreds of marine-themed floats, half-naked revelers, and cavorting dance crews flooded Coney Island to see the annual Mermaid Parade on June 22. See our slideshow for all the fun of the swimsuit-clad spectacle. Comment.
BoroBeat

Army’s got talent! Soldier Show performs at Fort Hamilton

Soldiers celebrated the birthdays of Fort Hamilton Army Base and the Army with a special show. See our slideshow for some of the performances. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

Joanna breaks out the Kleenex again!

My Facebook page was full of graduation news this week — from high schools, colleges, kindergartens, pre-ks, elementaries, and middle schools, all the way up to graduate schools, family and friends celebrated the flying diplomas, caps, and tassels. Comment.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Greenpoint

Cops seek suspect in Greenpoint rape

Police have released a sketch and a video of a man they believe was responsible for a knifepoint rape in Greenpoint earlier this month. Comment.
Coney Island

Here’s the bling: New, brighter lights for Parachute Jump

The neighborhood’s iconic Parachute Jump came back to life in full glittering glory, as the tower’s new $2-million lighting system came online. Comments (2).
Gerritsen Beach

Salt from Sandy is creating treepocalypse across county

Neighborhoods along Kings County’s storm-battered coast are mourning the deaths of hundreds of trees, and experts blame the pandemic on the salt water dumped on Brooklyn shores by Hurricane Sandy. Comment.
High School Sports

Stephenson’s Railsplitters jersey retired

Lance Stephenson has officially joined the pantheon of great basketball players to come out of Abraham Lincoln High School. Comment.
High School Sports

Thompson, Ndiaye both win Wingate award for wrestling

Keanu Thompson of Grand Street Campus High School and Cheick Ndiaye of Brooklyn International High School both won for wrestling the Public School Athletic League’s Wingate award, given to the top senior in each sport. Comment.
Bensonhurst

Maimonides bone and joint cener opens on Bay Parkway

Maimonides Medical Center celebrated the grand opening of its Bone and Joint Center’s new Bay Parkway location on June 20. Comment.

Monday, June 24, 2013

BoroBeat

Mural of the story!

Talk about leaving your mark! Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan’s got nothing to hide, so here’s his secret recipe

This week, our columnist spills the beans on his family’s famous cholent. Comments (6).
Borough-wide

Yo, Adrian! Paulie loses in split decision, belt goes to non-Brooklyn boxer

Paulie Malignaggi believes he should still be champion — but the judges said otherwise. Comments (7).
High School Sports

City team loses third straight Empire Challenge

Jefferson’s Thomas shines in city team’s lopsided loss to Long Island in Empire Challenge all-star game. Comment.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Coney Island

Third-party endorsement could take Coney race to the wire

This party won’t be over in September! Comments (2).
Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge Community Council celebrates community pillar at annual dinner

The Bay Ridge Community Council singled out James McHugh, one of the area’s native sons, for its 2013 Civic Award. Comment.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Bay Ridge

Wild pitch — Joe Torre’s daughter saves child on Third Avenue

Her father first made a name for himself as a catcher — now she has too! Comment.

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