Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013

Coney Island

Twilight with torque

A modern tribute to the cult classic “The Warriors” put a Coney Island filmmaker in touch with actors from the original. Together, they made a movie about vampire bikers. Comments (3).

Monday, Aug. 12, 2013

Park Slope

Sounding funny

There’s nothing more unfunny than someone who sings well. Comment.
Bensonhurst

Above the law! Cops’ cars block bus stops and hydrants with impunity

Call ’em cop blockers. Comments (6).

Sunday, Aug. 11, 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. 10, 2013

Big Screecher

Carmine cleans out his filthy office

Look, at some point you gotta just throw stuff away. Comment.
Williamsburg

Who will be the next Miss Lez?

Beauty is only skin deep, so thank god for glitter. Comment.
Park Slope

The great bard on tap

Fair is foul and foul is a hangover. Comment.

Friday, Aug. 9, 2013

Marine Park

Parcel thief walks!

An ambulette-driving alleged package thief was apprehended on July 23 through the combined efforts of the Flatbush Shomrim, the NYPD, and a family whose Marine Park home was hit twice by the mail crook — but he was soon back on the streets thanks to a sweet-heart plea deal, and the Hebrew heroes who brought him to justice are not pleased. Comments (2).
Bushwick

One last Yes

House of Yes’s days on Maujer Street are numbered, but the groundbreaking performing arts space isn’t leaving without one last big blowout. Comment.
Gowanus

Who watches the watchmen?

Watching cats ride Roombas or goats sing Taylor Swift songs isn’t time wasted. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

A Britisher’s View is on vacation

Columnist Shavana Abruzzo will be back in September. Comment.

Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013

Coney Island

Vandal defaces Jackie Robinson statue with neo-Nazi graffiti

A vandal scrawled neo-Nazi slogans and racist slurs on the statue of Dodger great Jackie Robinson outside MCU Park in Coney Island Tuesday night, and cops are scouring the borough for the culprit. Comment.
Marine Park

‘Love’s’ labor’s lost

There’s a little less “Love” to go around now in Marine Park. Comments (1).
BoroBeat

Locals play softball for fallen Brighton Beach friend

Brighton Beach residents and out-of-towners gathered for the annual Anthony Senisi Memorial Softball Game on Sunday, where they reminisced about their late friend. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Sick swan warns of pollution

They got the lead out of the bird — but who’s going to get the lead out of the bay? Comment.
BoroBeat

Kids, cops connect in Marine Park at annual Night Out Against Crime

Marine Park kids got to spend some personal time with New York’s Finest during this year’s Night Out Against Crime, held on Tuesday night in the neighborhood’s park. Comments (1).
BoroBeat

Feast of faith

Thousands came out for St. Bernard Church’s annual Fest of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, held Friday through Sunday in Bergen Beach. Comment.
Joe Knows

Rodriguez gives back to Brooklyn

Frank Rodriguez is giving back to the place where he got his start. Comments (1).

Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013

Bay Ridge

The Heat melts Ridge ice cream truck man

Those aren’t sprinkles! Comments (2).
BoroBeat

Play on! First-ever Brooklyn Shakespeare Fest hits Bay Ridge

The main knoll of Owl’s Head Park became an Elizabethan wonderland on Aug. 3, as two Ridge theater companies put a festival honoring the Bard. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Testing the water! Ferry pilot program launches from Brooklyn Army Terminal

More than 120 people rode the ferry from the Brooklyn Army Terminal into Manhattan on Aug. 5, the first day of a four-week pilot program — but authorities could not say whether that number is high enough to keep the boat afloat past Labor Day. Comment.
Mill Basin

Serial robber targeting seniors

Cops are hunting a robber who’s been holding up older men in Mill Basin, East Flatbush, Flatlands and Canarsie, and is suspected in 14 crimes perpetrated over the course of 21 days. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

Stop making excuses about gun violence

“I’m not saying that he’s the best one,” said Shanise Farrar, the mother of 14-year-old Shaaliver Douse, who police shot and killed after he allegedly failed to put down the gun he used to squeeze off a number of shots. “But he’s my angel.” Comment.

Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013

Coney Island

Coney Council candidate blasts rival for real estate ties

The race to replace term-limited Coney Councilman Domenic Recchia is getting real … estate. Comments (16).
Bushwick

Back to black

It’s the battle of the unicorn paintings. Comment.
High School Sports

Medgar Evers grad to compete at track and field world championships in Moscow

Kadecia Baird will compete at the highest level of track and field at International Association of Athletics Federations World Championships in Moscow to cap to her tremendous senior year at Medgar Evers. Comments (4).
High School Sports

Brooklyn Collegiate’s McKenzie, Tripp set to turn summer lessons into breakout junior seasons

Two rising juniors at Brooklyn Collegiate are proving that raising the bar can help you jump higher. Comment.

Monday, Aug. 5, 2013

Sheepshead Bay

Aldi replaces Pathmark in Sheepshead Bay

The German-based Aldi supermarket chain celebrated the debut of its first Brooklyn franchise inside Nostrand Avenue’s old Pathmark building on Thursday, where a line of early bird shoppers stretched around the block to get the scoop on Sheepshead Bay’s newest grocery store —and maybe some generic-brand ice cream. Comments (2).
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).
Coney Island

Fire at will! Historic shooting range opens in Coney

It’s open season in Coney Island! Comments (1).
Coney Island

Become your own action figure!

Why just take a picture of yourself in Coney Island when you can be shrunk down to six inches and placed in a miniature model of it to be put on display for all the world to see? Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

Vacationers are standing their ground in Florida

This week, Stan says it is going to be tough to get people to boycott Florida — and orange juice. Comments (3).
High School Sports

NYC Varsity League set to give city baseball players unique experience

The NYC Varsity fall baseball league is aiming to build the brand of New York City baseball. Comment.

Friday, Aug. 2, 2013

Sheepshead Bay

Candidate accused of ‘hate crime’ against disabled man

The owner of a Brighton Beach drug rehabilitation clinic lashed out at Community Board 15 chairwoman and Council candidate Theresa Scavo, saying she’s exploiting his disability to frustrate his plans to relocate the practice to Sheepshead Bay. Comments (7).
Bay Ridge

Ramadan Kareem! Fifth Avenue store serves up free dinner

Ramadan in the Ridge! Comments (1).
Bergen Beach

Kidnap attempt in front of Community Board 18 building

Cops are on the hunt for a would-be kidnapper who attempted to abduct a young woman at gunpoint outside of the Community Board 18 building on Bergen Avenue on July 22. Comment.
Bedford-Stuyvesant

Interfaith Medical Center to close, may join LICH in legal limbo

Somebody call 911! Brooklyn hospitals are dropping like flies. Comment.

Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013

Bay Ridge

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 and Manhattan for more than a year to repair damage from Hurricane Sandy. But short-term relief is in store for Aug. 5, with a one-month trial of ferry service from 58th Street in Sunset Park. Comment.
Bay Ridge

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

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

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