Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Park Slope

Jamming in your boots

She’s a songstress bringing pizzazz to a pizza parlor in Park Slope. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Man run down in Sheepshead bay

A 61-year-old woman fatally struck a man with her PT Cruiser late on Saturday night as he attempted to make his way across Nostrand Avenue in Sheepshead Bay. Comment.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Dining

Gowanus going gourmet

Delicious things have unappetizing beginnings. Comment.
24/7

It’s for the kids

A street theater coming to Brooklyn combines family-friendly hijinks with topical world issues. Comment.

Sunday, July 28, 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’ about what’s on their minds

Check out our letters’ page for unique takes on topics of the day. Comment.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Big Screecher

Atlantic City is trying to kill Carmine!

This week, our hero agian heads to Atlantic City, and again almost dies a horrible death. Comments (2).
Fort Greene

Striking a pose

New documentary at BAM tells story behind famous photos that defined a generation. Comment.
Music

Checking in with Dan Deacon

The wildly creative musician chats with the paper. Comment.
24/7

Editor’s picks

What to do this week. Comment.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Bedford-Stuyvesant

Can do no Kong

Musical comedy’s take on classic tale of giant ape has no giant ape. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

Affronted masses should respect the George Zimmerman verdict

Race-baiting mobs tarnished Trayvon Martin’s memory, when they looted, rioted, and dissed cops in the days after George Zimmerman’s acquittal, writes our columnist. Comment.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Bay Ridge

Rock and Stroll! Third Avenue street fair draws big crowd

Thousands defied last Friday’s heat and came out for the first of four “Summer Strolls” — a street fair that kicked the cars off Third Avenue and transformed a stretch of the thoroughfare between 80th and 90th streets into a European-style pedestrian plaza. Comment.
Bay Ridge

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

Turns out, you can be too clean! Comment.
Bay Ridge

Lone Ranger

An army vet is the main character of this new spy novel, and he’s going back into action — this time, solo. Comment.
Standing O

Standing O is at it again!

Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting Bridge Street Development Corp., for aiding Canarsie’s financially stranded homeowners. Comment.
Sea Gate

Cops stop pickup truck carrying 1,000 gallons of gasoline

Seagate police stop a truck carrying 1,000 gallons of gasoline in the bed of a pick-up truck. Comment.
Gerritsen Beach

When is a shared driveway not a shared driveway?

One couple in Gerritsen Beach has taken it upon themselves to redefine what a shared driveway means by claiming “their half” for storing garbage and junk, thus blocking any kind of traffic — and making their neighbor’s life a living hell. Comments (62).
Joe Knows

Medger Evers’ Broughton could be city’s next track star

Medgar Evers is losing one of the nation’s top track and field athletes in the country in Kadecia Baird. Luckily, as the Nebraska-bound sprinter exits, a new star has emerged, in rising sophomore Shayla Broughton. Comment.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Cinema

Cartoon characters

Beavis and Butt-head meet Felix the Cat at this upcoming animation festival. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

Food fight? I’d rather put that on my BLT

This week, our columnist wonders why people make poor use out of a perfectly good tomato. Comment.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Sheepshead Bay

Death of recent saplings doesn’t stop Parks from planting more

The Parks Department is sentencing countless innocent saplings to death. Comment.
Mill Basin

Bird gets stuck in tree

A hapless owner’s vain attempts to coo down his three-month-old tropical bird from 18 hours in a tree Saturday evening ended with a call to the New York’s Bravest, who valiantly retrieved the wayward fowl the next day. Comment.
Mill Basin

Floyd Bennett Field gets saucy

The Aviator Sports and Events Center played host to the first-ever NYC Tomato Battle on Saturday, where dozens of paying contestants drove from far and wide to pummel each other with ripe, red missiles plucked from a massive stockpile of tomatoes. Comments (1).
High School Sports

Nazareth hoops duo picks Manhattan College

Samson Usilo’s college choice was made a lot easier by Nazareth teammate Samson Akilo. Comment.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Manhattan Beach

Sandy may have created air pockets under streets, buildings

Retreating floodwaters from superstorm Sandy created underground air pockets just waiting to become sinkholes beneath streets, buildings and backyards across Southern Brooklyn, and most people aren’t aware of the danger under their feet, say local architects and companies specializing in subterranean scans. Comment.
Nets

Being a Net slowly sinking in for Pierce after 15 years in Boston

The Barclays’ lack of banners will take some getting use to, but Paul Pierce has made it his mission to make sure the Nets have more banners by the time he leaves. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Cymbrowitz gets state, city to halt construction of drug treatment center

Construction on a Sheepshead Bay substance-abuse treatment center was halted after Assemblyman Steve Cymbrowitz and Community Board 15 chairwoman Theresa Scavo took state officials to task for approving the rehab facility to locate in an apartment building on E. 21st Street filled with children. Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan gets all Larry King on you

To the readers who enjoy the many thoughts that are scribbled on those tiny scraps of paper I find when I empty the pockets of my shirts and trousers — these are for you. Comments (12).

Friday, July 19, 2013

Borough-wide

New Nets driven to bring title to Brooklyn

Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry are in Brooklyn for only one reason — to bring the Nets a championship. Comment.
Williamsburg

Video game rock stars

Bet you’ve never heard a sick Gameboy solo. Comment.
Borough-wide

Off the hook! Southern Brooklyn gets short end of city Wi-Fi deal

A new city plan will extend wireless Internet service to four parks in southern Brooklyn, but in a far reduced capacity compared to the program rolled out in northern Brooklyn in 2011 Comment.

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