Thursday, July 25, 2013

Fort Greene

Cirque de macabre

Fans of Edward Gorey’s art should check out this unique presentation of the Lost Circus. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Fuming! Smoke-eaters clean up ammonia mess in Bay Ridge

Turns out, you can be too clean! Comment.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Art

Untitled artists

The revolution will be anonymous — and funny, too. Comment.
Cinema

Cartoon characters

Beavis and Butt-head meet Felix the Cat at this upcoming animation festival. Comment.

Sunday, July 21, 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’ — a lively sounding board for the topics of the day

Want a good read? Check out our readers’ thought-provoking opinions on the most effusive soap box around. Comments (1).

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Big Screecher

Here’s the pitch: Screecher goes to a game

This week, Carmine and the gang head to MCU Park and have the time of their lives! Comments (2).

Friday, July 19, 2013

Bay Ridge

Four Bay Ridge restaurants are robbed in less than a month

Burglars using strikingly similar methods have raided four Bay Ridge restaurants in the past month and made off with thousands of dollars worth of loot. Comments (1).
Williamsburg

Video game rock stars

Bet you’ve never heard a sick Gameboy solo. Comment.
Flatbush

Blackout coaching staff engages new fans with anti-bullying workshop

The Brooklyn Blackout’s coaching staff headed to the Madison Square Boys and Girls Club in Prospect Park South to teach kids how to prevent bullying. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

Squealing Edward Snowden is headed to the curbed world — where he belongs

Edward Snowden sold out his nation like a puffed-up stool pigeon, but he is about to discover the harsh realities of living in a truly oppressed land, if he hunkers down in Venezuela, Nicaragua, or Bolivia, all of which have offered the traitorous American asylum, writes our columnist. Comments (5).

Thursday, July 18, 2013

BoroBeat

Celebrities play softball for a good cause

MCU hosted a game of celebrity softball on July 12, featuring New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck, heavy-weight boxing champ Evander Holyfield, singer Nelly, and “Jersey Shore” star Vinny Guadagnino. Comment.
Gowanus

Girl power!

It’s scary, it’s sporty, and it’s posh — it’s a Spice Girls singalong. Comment.
Standing O

Standing O welcomes a new vitamin shop

Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting Everyday Vitamin, a new natural supplement store in Bensonhurst. Comment.
Borough-wide

Comedy troupe raises cash to make TV series

Plenty of young Brooklynites call themselves budding filmmakers, but a group of borough-based comedians are actually working to make their dreams a reality by raising more than $85,000 to cover the costs of producing their own independent television series. Comment.
Joe Knows

Loughlin’s Williams proves he’s elite with Rutgers commit

Mike Williams will get his chance to prove all the doubters wrong and show that he’s fit for a Division-I team in a major conference. Comments (1).

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Bay Ridge

At Hinsch’s, the signs they are a’changing!

Hinsch’s legendary luncheonette iconic neon signs have been taken down by new ownership. Comments (6).
Marine Park

Brooklyn environmentalists protest proposed Rockaway pipeline

A coalition of gardeners and environmentalists protested a proposed natural gas pipeline that will run along Flatbush, and its accompanying metering station, at a demonstration along Flatbush Avenue on Sunday. Comments (11).
Not for Nuthin’

We need more truth in the news

Ever since man decided to write the day’s events and post it on a pole in the fork in the road, we the public have had an unhealthy fascination with all things news. What once let us know how many ruts there were in the road and how to avoid them has become a giant media circus with huge corporations running the show and vying for the number-one spot. Comment.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Midwood

Fidler fingers ‘mole’

A bombshell letter lobbed into a crowded Council race has raised eyebrows and prompted contradictory denials. Comment.
Transit

G train to get streamlined timetable, better publc address system

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority finished its review of the G train and agreed to make many changes, but it still needs money to increase service. Comment.
Politics

DA challenge: Thompson says George will seal Hynes victory

One of the two candidates battling to replace District Attorney Charles Hynes is demanding his empty-pocketed opponent drop out of the race because he doesn’t have enough money to win. Comments (1).
Bensonhurst

Senior run down

A 79-year-old woman was struck by a car and killed while crossing Bay Parkway a block away from her Bensonhurst home on July 13. Police, fire fighters, and paramedics rushed to the accident near 72nd Street after witnesses called 911 at 9:07 pm, where they found 79-year-old King Fong lying in the street unconscious. Comment.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Bay Ridge

Beware the Zombtrees!

If the city doesn’t take care of its dead-tree problem, then the dead trees are going to take care of us. Comments (2).
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.
Bay Ridge

Stroll lotta love! Third Avenue prepares for second year of pedestrian plaza

Third Avenue’s Summer Stroll is back this year, and amped up in every way. Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan empties his wallet and learns a little about himself

“What’s in your wallet?” I seem to hear that question every time I flip on the TV. Comments (4).
High School Sports

The Courier’s Top 10 Brooklyn high school teams of 2013

The Brooklyn high school sports season produced numerous champions and historic runs. There were great players, great games and exceptional teams. Who had the best year of them all? Comment.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Bay Ridge

Police sting shuts 12 sketchy massage parlors for alleged prostitution

Cops raided 12 Southern Brooklyn spas and arrested 19 people on July 10 for an array of charges including prostitution. Comments (4).
Music

Vampire movie at twilight

Classic “Dracula” gets live soundtrack at outdoor screening under the Prospect Park band shell. Comment.
Nightlife

Bill would require house party planners to notify police

A push to require house-party planners to notify the police in advance of ragers has ruffled the feathers of Brooklynites who say they will fight for their right to party. Comment.
Brighton Beach

Brighton Beach ambulance company ‘fesses up to Medicaid fraud

A Brighton Beach ambulance company took the state for a ride — and now it will have to pay the fare. Comments (2).
Borough-wide

Brownsville native Walker working for second chance at NBA dream

Erving Walker is looking for a second chance to play in the NBA. Comment.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Crown Heights

Police searching for five thugs who tied up, robbed elderly woman

Police are hunting for five gun-wielding crooks who tied up an elderly woman and robbed her in her Crown Heights home last month. Comment.
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.

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