Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013

DUMBO

Poetic pups

The Paper talks to a Brooklyn dog about life in the city, literature, and sniffing stuff. Comment.
Bay Ridge Courier

Drawing inspiration

Grand Central art competition shows off the works of designers and architects. Comment.

Monday, Aug. 19, 2013

Fort Greene

Jiminy crickets

Bring your own puppet to life in Fort Greene. Comment.
BoroBeat

World-famous Rockettes high-kick their way to Park Slope

Dressed in sparkling showgirl outfits, the long-legged Rockettes passed out ice pops in front of Union Street’s People’s Pops on Tuesday. Comment.

Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013

The Newsstand

Brooklyn papers are 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

Our readers tackle some of Brooklyn’s pressing issues. Comment.

Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013

Big Screecher

Jeopardy! Carmine can’t believe what he saw!

This week, the ol’Screecher has a few more words for arch nemesis, Alex Trebek. Comments (1).
Fort Greene

Of dice and men

A journalist’s new book tells the story of how a set of 20-sided dice, a character sheet, and a monster manual known as Dungeons and Dragons changed the world. Comment.
Fort Greene

New kids on the rock

The band members might all be in their teens, but between them, they have several decades of musical knowledge. Comments (2).
24/7

Last heat until fall

Don’t look back on summer, yet. There’s much to do. Comment.

Friday, Aug. 16, 2013

Williamsburg

Classroom antics

A Williamsburg comedy event is part show, part tell. Comment.
BoroBeat

Family fun in Flatbush

Families were treated to good food, good fun, and some great talent at the 12th annual Family Day event at Paedergat Park on Saturday. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

A Britisher’s View is on vacation

Columnist Shavana Abruzzo will be back in September. Comment.

Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013

BoroBeat

Arabian day — Shore Road Park hosts seventh annual bazaar

Some 3,000 Middle Eastern-Americans flocked to Shore Road Park on Aug. 11 for the seventh annual Arab-American Bazaar. See our slideshow for all the fun. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Stroll on a roll! Rain doesn’t stop Ridge pedestrian plaza

It may have rained, but the organizers behind Bay Ridge’s third Summer Stroll of 2013 say the event was anything but a wash-out. Comment.
Fort Greene

Marching to history

Through a new two-week film series, BAMcinematek is tracing the history of one of our country’s hottest, most consequential summers. Comment.
Standing O

Standing O is at it again!

Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment.
The Greatest Story Ever

Brooklyn invades Sweden

They gave us delicious meatballs and Ikea. Now, Brooklyn is giving Sweden an injection of indie rock and artisanal eats. Comment.
Joe Knows

Lincoln’s Whitehead embraces role as face of New York City hoops

Abraham Lincoln’s Isaiah Whitehead was more than just a participant in the Big Strick Classic high-school basketball all-star game last weekend. The rising senior was the de facto host and the face of New York City basketball at the event that drew some of the top players in the country to take on the metro area’s best talent. Comments (1).

Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013

BoroBeat

World of wonder — Deno’s Wonder Wheel hosts Coney throwback

Thousands of visitors turned back the clock at the third annual Coney Island History Day at Deno’s Wonder Wheel Park on Saturday. See our slideshow for all the fun. Comment.
BoroBeat

Coney kids play in MCU Park — and even meet Santa!

Youngsters who weren’t able to enjoy Christmas last year thanks to Hurricane Sandy were treated to games, food, and even a visit from Santa Claus on Aug. 9 at MCU Park. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

What the flip is Flipping?

This week, our columnists weighs in on selling stolen dogs on CraigsList. Comments (1).
Bay Ridge

Last call! 93 Lounge loses its booze

The state dealt a deathblow to controversial Ridge nightspot 93 Lounge on Aug. 13 — but the knock-out punch was a bit of a left hook. Comments (10).
Bensonhurst

Gun-toting thugs rob fisherman

Get ready for your weekly run down of crimes from Bensonhurst’s 62nd Precinct. Comments (2).
Borough-wide

Beloved doctor, personal physician to Carmine Santa Maria, passes away

Carl Strauss, a beloved physician, family man, and philanthropist, died Aug. 6 from natural causes. He was 92. Comment.
Borough-wide

Former Boys & Girls guard Nixon powers Sean Bell to Nike Pro City crown

Zamal Nixon is taking the New York City streetball scene by storm. Comment.

Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013

Sheepshead Bay

The spy who phoned me

The name’s Kagan, Ari Kagan. Russian-speaking Democrats living in 48th Council District have recently been receiving disturbing automated phone calls, in which a woman speaking Russian accuses Kagan of having links to the long-abolished spy service of the former Soviet Union — the notorious KGB. Comments (35).
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).
BoroBeat

Blackout tryout

Brooklyn’s up-and-coming basketball squad held its second round of tryouts at Aviator on Aug. 10. Comment.
Bensonhurst

Feast fear! 18th Avenue fair faces second cancellation

The seven-decade-old street fair could be called off this year and insiders say they might outsource the festival organizing, too. Comments (33).
High School Sports

Brooklyn-native Calhoun verbally commits to Duke women’s basketball

Christ the King rising senior wing Sierra Calhoun, a Brooklyn native, has verbally committed to play women’s basketball at Duke University. Comment.
High School Sports

Nazareth’s Fay overcomes injury to earn college hoops scholarships

Some Division I colleges took some convincing to believe Nazareth’s Jen Fay could play at that level after she missed time as a sophomore because of a torn ligament. Comment.
High School Sports

Brooklyn hoops stars help NYC earn bragging rights at Big Strick Classic

The Big Strick Classic was more than just another all-star basketball game for Abraham Lincoln guard Isaiah Whitehead and his teammates. Comment.

Monday, Aug. 12, 2013

Politics

Wait, did Anthony Weiner just call us cockroaches?

He said he meant it as a compliment, but I still couldn’t believe my ears. Comments (3).
Bensonhurst

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

Call ’em cop blockers. Comments (6).
Brighton Beach

DA: Rich lady scammed program for the poor

You might say she’s a real welfare queen. A Brighton Beach woman who lives in a beach-front penthouse and owns three luxury cars has made taxpayers pay for her family’s healthcare for the past decade by defrauding the state’s Medicaid program that funds medical care for the poor, according to an indictment handed down by the District Attorney’s office. Comments (4).
Brighton Beach

New sand for Brooklyn’s beaches

The Army is going to be storming the beaches of Southern Brooklyn. Comments (1).
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan’s questions don’t need answers

This week, our columnist queries himself, and gets little response. Comments (3).

Friday, Aug. 9, 2013

Coney Island

Bridge abridged! Aquarium span scrapped

The long-neglected pedestrian bridge over Surf Avenue finally got some attention from city workers Wednesday — who took it down overnight. Comments (3).
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.
Coney Island

Tea Partier helps Dem Mobley stay in Coney council race

A cup of Tea really can perk you up. Comments (1).

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