Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013

Politics

‘Shadow campaigns’ undemining city’s election-finance laws

A select few of Brooklyn’s City Council candidates competing to replace no fewer than eight term-limited lame ducks in November have been singled out by a group of real estate big wigs to receive tens of thousands of dollars of support completely outside the city’s campaign finance regime — and it’s enough to make even the beneficiaries blush. Comments (4).
Borough-wide

Back-room rhythms

The Slavic Soul Party must go on. Comment.

Monday, Aug. 26, 2013

Williamsburg

Domino show

What better way to cap off the summer than with an outdoor display of everything Williamsburg is famous for: local bands, local cinema, and local food from local vendors — all in the nabe’s newest local park. Comment.
Fort Greene

Holographic bodies

These dancers are light on their feet. Comment.

Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013

The Newsstand

Courier Life’s 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

Want a good read? Check out our readers’ thought-provoking opinions on the liveliest letters’ page around. Comment.

Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013

Big Screecher

With Dr. Strauss gone, who’s going to keep me alive?

In a very special screech, Carmine says goodbye to his favorite doctor. Comment.
Prospect Heights

The artists are present

At night, the museum comes alive. Comment.
Art

It’s pine art

An art gallery is turning into a public park. Comment.
Williamsburg

He’s a big tipper

Clueless film detective gives advice in a web series. Comment.

Friday, Aug. 23, 2013

Mill Basin

Bloomberg to boot board

Members of Community Board 18 might find themselves convening in a parking lot when they resume their monthly meetings following the summer recess, after the Mayor’s Office unilaterally decided to lend CB18’s Bergen Avenue meeting room to a federal program that helps people rebuild their storm-damaged homes and businesses. Comments (1).
Bay Ridge

Pure imagination! Narrows Community Theater brings Willy Wonka to life

It’s scrumdiddilyumptious! Comment.
Greenpoint

Fitted bicycles

Getting a new bike is a lot like getting a new suit. Comment.
BoroBeat

Bushwick big on ‘Buck’

It comes as no surprise that Pinebox Rock Shop, Bushwick’s diveiest bar that serves only vegan drinks, is also the Big Buck Hunter capital of New York — racking up 285 more games in a month than its closest competition. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

A Britisher’s View is on vacation

Columnist Shavana Abruzzo will be back in September. Comments (1).

Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013

Bay Ridge

Big wheel keep on turning! Ridge commuter ferry to last through Jan. 2014!

Bay Ridge’s ferry is staying afloat — for a few more months, at least. Comment.
BoroBeat

‘Battle Week’ kicks off with commemoration of heroic Maryland 400

Brooklynites kicked of Battle Week on Sunday to commemorate the Maryland 400, who died in the first real battle of the Revoluntionary War. Comment.
Bensonhurst

Feast not famine! City grants last-minute approval to Bensonhurst fair

It’s an immovable Feast — for now, at least. Comment.
Standing O

It’s a wheeling engagement

Standing O shouts out happy engagement to Bryan and Jaimie. Comment.
Politics

One-way street! Sunset challenger uses incumbent’s absence to push bikes, traffic calming

A Tuesday City Council candidates debate in Sunset Park became a one-man show when incumbent Councilwoman Sara Gonzalez (D-Sunset Park) failed to show up. Comment.
Joe Knows

Catholic school girl’s leagues take big step toward intersectional format

Girls’ sports in the Catholic High School Athletic Association league are heading for a long-overdue change. Comment.

Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013

Borough-wide

Cancer survivor Jacobs drops veteran Lorenzo to win middleweight title

The only thing Danny Jacobs remembers about the biggest punch of his career was how enraged he was when he threw it. Comment.
BoroBeat

Sand fight! Sculptors compete in beach grit-molding battle

Hundreds of artists descended on the People’s Playground for the annual Sand-Sculpting Contest on Saturday. See our slideshow for all the sandy fun. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

Mega-phone! Joanna can’t wait for her big Galaxy

This week, our columnist salavates over the Galaxy Mega. Comment.
Sea Gate

‘Gate crasher! One dead as vehicle collides with two buildings

A sport utility vehicle careened out of control and struck two houses in Seagate on Aug. 15 — killing the under-the-influence driver and sending his passenger to the hospital. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Goons choke, rob man on Senator Street

The attack leads this week’s 68th Precinct police blotter. Comment.

Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013

BoroBeat

Kids audition to be mini Brooklynettes

Hundreds of boys and girls auditioned for the Brooklyn Nets Kids Dance Team on Wednesday, giving them a chance at the coolest after-school job in the world. Comments (1).
Bay Ridge Courier

Drawing inspiration

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

Coney Island feels the ‘Power of Love’

Huey Lewis and the News performed in Coney on Thursday, entertaining the crowd with hits off the album “The Heart of Rock and Roll,” and the well-known song from the ’80s hit “Back To The Future.” Comments (2).
High School Sports

Jefferson players boycott gridiron in support of ousted coach

Stephen Edwards has been fired as Thomas Jefferson High School’s head football coach after six seasons because of a weight room accident back in March, and the move may prevent the Orange Wave from fielding a true varsity team this season. Comments (5).
High School Sports

Brooklyn guards spark New York City to Nike Tournament of Champions boy’s hoops title

Bishop Loughlin guards Khadeen Carrington and Mike Williams did the grunt work at the Nike Tournament of Champions, sparking their New York City boy’s hoops team back from a 21-point halftime deficit, while Abraham Lincoln star Isaiah Whitehead struggled to find his scoring stroke. Comment.

Monday, Aug. 19, 2013

Bay Ridge

Authorities search for missing Ridge teen

Cops need your help to track down a Bay Ridge teen. 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.
Gravesend

Special Delivery!

Let’s hope he wasn’t carrying anything fragile. Comments (1).
Marine Park

Korean performers wow, warm Jewish audience

Korean Christians staged a free exhibition of cultural performances in front of a mostly Jewish audience at the Kings Bay Y on Wednesday, in a show that expressed the ethnic and religious group’s solidarity with people of the other faith and their support of Israel’s struggle to maintain its sovereign hold on the Holy Land. Comment.
Prospect Heights

Firefighters save woman from Prospect Heights blaze

The fire engulfed the top floor of an Underhill Avenue apartment building and the owner of a neighborhood pizza joint watched the dramatic rescue of his former roommate. Comment.
Marine Park

Man struck by big-rig truck

A 60-year-old man was sent to Kings County Hospital in serious, but stable condition after he was hit by an 18-wheeler while crossing Flatbush Avenue on Friday. Comments (1).
It’s Only My Opinion

Face it. Hillary Clinton is a liar

This week, Stan says he can’t wait to see the how many lies will show up in all the movies about Hillary Clinton. Comments (9).

Friday, Aug. 16, 2013

Coney Island

Five-year-old injured on Coney Island children’s roller coaster

A five-year-old boy suffered a severe leg injury after falling out of a small rollercoaster at Deno’s Wonder Wheel Park — and then having the cars roll over him. Comment.
Williamsburg

Classroom antics

A Williamsburg comedy event is part show, part tell. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Ride the new Brooklyn local — while it lasts

Straphangers commuting along the R in Brooklyn are enjoying quicker trips and brighter, cleaner, more modern trains thanks to the closure of the line’s link to Manhattan — but it won’t last, according to the Metropolitan Transit Authority. Comments (1).
Politics

Law and disorder! District Attorney debate devolves into slam-fest

The Aug. 14 debate between District Attorney Charles Hynes and challenger Ken Thompson at Saint Francis College in Brooklyn Heights turned into a Pier 6 brawl, with both candidates landing nasty, below-the-belt blows. It was hard to pick a winner, so instead we picked the top 10 hits of the night. Comment.
Flatbush

DA: Thief stole merchandise to sell in own store

Talk about passing your savings on to customers. Comment.

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