Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013

Bushwick

Back to black

It’s the battle of the unicorn paintings. Comment.
Borough-wide

Readers get briefed on news from the past month

Our monthly review helps readers catch up on the headlines they missed in July. Comment.

Monday, Aug. 5, 2013

Coney Island

Man vows to stop deadly trees

A Coney Island man is on a mission from god, and he just might be the only thing standing between mankind and the zombie treepocalypse. Comments (4).
Park Slope

Like a prayer

She kissed a girl — and got in trouble for it. Comments (1).
Williamsburg

Going ‘om’ … then ‘yum’

Instead of dinner and a movie, try dinner and a meditation. Comment.
Bay Ridge Courier

Sampling Shuggie

The Paper checks in with cult-legend and guitarist. Comment.

Sunday, Aug. 4, 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

Readers offer their unique take on current affairs. Comment.

Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013

Big Screecher

For Carmine, it would have been good to be the king

This week, the Screecher wonders what it would have been like to be royalty on the other side of the pond. Comment.
Music

Motive to dance

They sound like they’re crying, but really they’re loving life. Comment.

Friday, Aug. 2, 2013

Bushwick

Packing a punch

A new restaurant is bringing Korea Town flavor to Bushwick. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Ramadan Kareem! Fifth Avenue store serves up free dinner

Ramadan in the Ridge! Comments (1).
A Britisher’s View

A Brooklyn woman remembers the bombing of Hiroshima

Tuesday commemorates the 68th anniversary of the atomic bombing that altered the course of history. A Britisher’s View interviews a Flatlands woman, who survived the attack that birthed the age of nuclear terror. Comments (1).

Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013

BoroBeat

Bike tour gives cyclists epic view of borough

Some 750 bike lovers skirted the edge of the borough from Greenpoint to Rockaway Beach in Queens on Saturday to promote a unified Brooklyn waterfront bike path. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Dream boat! Ferry to provide temporary relief to R train riders

Call it Bay Ridge’s ferry godmother. Comments (2).
Standing O

Mazel tov to the bride and groom

Standing O is sending Italian toasts of congratulations and good wishes to the happy couple. Comment.
Joe Knows

Brownsville native Brown still underrated

Brownsville native Rhamel Brown has a chance to become a household name. Comment.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Bay Ridge

Wave of desecration! Vandal tags Ridge houses of worship

A blasphemer armed with red spraypaint vandalized half a dozen religious buildings in Bay Ridge overnight on July 29 — and police sources say they have brought the likely culprit in for questioning. Comments (1).
Midwood

Board backs bizarre building

Homecrest residents and local leaders are crying foul over a decision by an obscure city board allowing construction to move forward on an absurd tower on E. 12th Street — a ruling many see as proof that the agency is more concerned with politics than justice. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

Chaucer, Joanna, and Access-A-Ride

This week, our columnists tries to find a new way to work. Comment.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Brighton Beach

Homeless get alfresco living room

Not every living room requires a room. 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.
Borough-wide

Brooklyn-based Bonnie Rams baseball team headed to national tournament

Brooklyn’s Bonnie Rams college all-star baseball team had one goal this summer: to win the nearly seven-decade-old All-American Amateur Baseball Association tournament in Johnstown, Pa. Comment.
Borough-wide

Brooklyn native Landesberg preparing for second chance at making the NBA

Sylven Landesberg enjoys playing pro hoops in Israel, but he still hopes to reach the holy land of the NBA. Comment.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Park Slope

Fashion world returns to Prospect Park for Summer Soiree

Hundreds of young fashion-forward do-gooders flocked to Prospect Park’s historic boathouse Wednesday night for the annual gala benefitting Brooklyn’s backyard. Comment.
Dining

Gowanus going gourmet

Delicious things have unappetizing beginnings. Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan has the answers when he meets with ‘one of those’

This week, our columnists is prepared for the type of person how speaks without knowing enough about the subject at hand. Comments (4).
Transit

Friendly R-eminder — MTA to cut train service to Manhattan Aug. 2

Starting on Aug. 2, the Metropolitan Transit Authority will cut off R train service between Bay Ridge for more than a year to repair damages from Hurricane Sandy. Comment.
Fort Hamilton

Brooklyn native awarded Bronze Star at age 87

World War Two veteran and Brooklyn native Eugene Gagliardi was awarded the Bronze Star Medal by the United States Army July 25 at Fort Hamilton for putting his life on the line during the infamous Battle of the Bulge. Comment.
Bay Ridge

B37 service to return to the Ridge

The B37 is back in bus-iness! Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Plumb Beach Bike Path to remain open for rest of summer

Brooklyn’s bikers have swayed the world’s strongest military with a few well-penned letters. Comments (2).

Friday, July 26, 2013

Bay Ridge

Suspect in Ridge restaurant raids under arrest

Police arrested a man they think is responsible for a recent wave of restaurant invasions after he was caught on video burglarizing a Fifth Avenue eatery. Comments (5).
Bedford-Stuyvesant

Can do no Kong

Musical comedy’s take on classic tale of giant ape has no giant ape. Comment.
The Greatest Story Ever

In Coney Island, ocean a fine alternative to still-closed toilets

Come on in! The water is … a little bit warmer than it should be! Comments (1).
Borough-wide

‘Bye George! Abe drops out of district attorney race

And then there were two! Comment.
Development

Bill would help turn vacant lots into parks, gardens

Public gardens and pop-up parks may soon dot the borough’s landscape if a plan to give vacant-lot owners a new tax break comes to fruition. Comment.

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