Monday, July 15, 2013

Williamsburg

Busking in the lime light

Some of the best of the streets and the subways are coming to the stage. Comment.
BoroBeat

Kids get special day in Luna Park

Children of deceased police officers were treated to an annual day of fun in the People’s Playground on July 9. Comment.

Sunday, July 14, 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 make the headlines on ‘Sound off to the Editor’

Check out our fantastic letters’ page for your neighbors’ take on the topics of the day. Comment.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Big Screecher

Carmine’s television has gone ka-plooey!

This week, the Screecher tries to figure out what to do now. Comment.
Greenpoint

Wood you be my neighbor?

You won’t hear shouts to get off these lawns — because they’re actually sidewalks. Comment.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Music

Vampire movie at twilight

Classic “Dracula” gets live soundtrack at outdoor screening under the Prospect Park band shell. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

No re-Morsi for Egypt’s ousted president

Booted Mohammed Morsi was a failure as president of Egypt, but the country is doomed to more grim repercussions if Egyptians don’t get their act together, writes our columnist. Comment.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Coney Island

Beep’s Childs plan threatens to uproot community growing space

Coney Island’s Boardwalk Garden — a community growing space — could disappear if Borough President Markowitz’s plan to convert the neighboring Childs Building into an amphitheater goes through. Comments (1).
BoroBeat

Fourth of July picnic celebrates freedom with free rock concert

Brooklyn’s most patriotic neighborhood rang in the 237th anniversary of America’s birth with its sixth annual Fourth of July picnic in Shore Road Park. See our slideshow for all the patriotic fun. Comment.
Cobble Hill

Fifteeen arrested for protesting LICH closure in front of SUNY office

Fifteen protestors, including Councilman Steve Levin and Public Advocate Bill DeBlasio, were arrested July 10 for disorderly conduct at a midtown Manhattan rally to save Cobble Hill’s Long Island College Hospital. Comment.
Joe Knows

Nets taking big risk with mega trade

The Nets’ blockbuster trade with the Boston Celtics will likely help the team’s chances of bringing an NBA championship to Brooklyn right now, but could seriously damage the organization’s prospects over the longer term. Comment.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Coney Island

Luna Park’s Astro Tower is taken down amid fears it would fall

Amid fears that the defunct rotating observation tower would topple over, Luna Park and the city on July 4 tore down the pole that stood 270 feet tall. Comments (1).
Dyker Heights

Ay Caramba! Morton’s empty space to be filled with Mexican restaurant

Brooklyn appears to be erupting with Mexican food restaurants. Rocco’s Tacos and Tequila Bar, and potentially Chipotle Mexican Grill, will be opening new outposts Downtown. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

Stop the blame game and start educating

Here we go again. Comments (1).
Brighton Beach

AT&T gives beaches solar-powered charging stations for cell phones

Ladies and gentleman, the sun will now charge your phone — for free. Comment.
Fort Greene

Entrepreneurial journalist starts site for untold stories

In the age of Twitter, quick-shot blog updates and 24-hour cable news headlines, one journalist wants to step back and take the long, slow view. Comment.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Gerritsen Beach

Golden aide extinguishes blaze in backyard of home

If Anthony Testaverde doesn’t win the City Council race, at least he’s got a future in firefighting. Comments (9).
Midwood

Driver killed, two injured in Midwood car crash

A 20-year-old driver was killed and his two passengers were injured after his car slammed into a tree on Ocean Parkway early Sunday, authorities said. Comment.
High School Sports

Brooklyn native Calhoun narrows field of scholarship suitors

Phoenixville, Pa. – Brooklyn native Sierra Calhoun is moving closer to choosing one of the nation’s top women’s basketball programs. Comments (1).
High School Sports

Best of Brooklyn Baseball

Brooklyn featured some of the best baseball in New York City this year. Here are our choices for the borough’s best players. Comment.
Nets

Nets will play Hawks in London

Brooklyn will play a regular season game against the Atlanta Hawks January 16 in London’s O2 Arena as part of the NBA Global Games. Comment.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Coney Island

Jet ski mishap ends in double drowning on Independence Day

A man and woman drowned Independence Day following a jet ski accident in the waters north of Kaiser Park. Comment.
BoroBeat

Thousands celebrate the Fourth in Coney

Thousands of people from all over swarmed Coney Island to celebrate the Fourth on Thursday by eating at Nathan’s, playing in Luna Park, and escaping the heat with a dip in the water. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Fidler gives Parks $450,000 to fix Plumb Beach bike path

Councilman Lew Fidler is giving the Parks Department $45,000 to fix up the Plumb Beach bike path. Comments (1).
Bay Ridge

Cops hunt thieves in Bay Ridge

The 68th Precinct released a pair of “Wanted Posters” depicting two suspected criminals — one wanted for burglary, the other for shoplifting. Comments (1).
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan warns you about more scams

Be aware of trickery lurking on the internet. Comments (1).

Friday, July 5, 2013

Park Slope

Fill’er up! New fountains in Prospect Park let water-lovers top-off bottles

Brooklyn’s backyard plans to replace some standard drinking fountains with six new fountains specifically designed to fill up bottles to the top. Comments (2).
Crown Heights

NY Liberty players take 35 underprivileged kids to children’s musuem

New York Liberty players took a break from basketball on June 18 to take 35 underprivileged youngsters to the Brooklyn Children’s Museum. Comment.
Coney Island

Use it or lose it! Nelson takes unused money from nursing home to give to hospital

Councilman Michael Nelson revoked $1.1 million from a Manhattan Beach retirement home after watching it stagnate for four years, and reallocated it, plus additional funds, for a total of $1,816,000 to Sandy-wrecked Coney Island Hospital so that it can purchase heavy-duty medical equipment and make other improvements. Comment.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Coney Island

Cyclone, Luna Park shut down, may remain closed July 4

Luna Park, which operates the iconic Cyclone roller coaster, was closed late July 2 and will remain closed until Independence Day morning — and possibly longer — as crews inspect and seek to stabilize the defunct Astro Tower. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Wicked Monk’s Michelangelo returns to complete mural

Painter Igor Korotash updated the Bay Ridge standby’s signature ceiling mural last month — 20 years and two avenues after he first began. Comment.

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