Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013

Dyker Heights

Album tracks

The New York City subway, more than any underground train, has always equated big city grunge. Comment.
BoroBeat

West Indian Day Parade kicks off for 46th year

There was no shortage of booming steel drum beats or bikini-and-feather-clad dancers at Monday’s popular parade along Eastern Parkway. Comments (1).

Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013

Bay Ridge

The old country

A new book about a Sicilian family in Brooklyn takes readers on historical journey. Comment.
Flatbush

Flatbush inferno

Firefighters raced to quench an all-hands fire at a Nostrand Avenue apartment building in Flatbush on Tuesday, which sent two residents and one of New York’s Bravest to Kings County Hospital suffering from smoke inhalation. Comment.

Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013

Borough-wide

Back-room rhythms

The Slavic Soul Party must go on. Comment.
Borough-wide

Between the lines

Don’t just listen to the music, read along, too. Comment.
Marine Park

Candidate gets unusual mailing — cockroaches

What began as a tit-for-tat over ducking debates ended with a disturbing revelation about a special delivery — of cockroaches. Comments (5).

Sunday, Sept. 1, 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 soapbox and then some!

Check out your neighbors’ take on the topics of the day. Comment.

Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013

Big Screecher

Carmine’s birthday is ruined again!

When will people remember that the biggest day of the year is the day we remember when Carmine was born? Comment.
Fort Greene

Front stage story

An opera coming to BAM tells of tabloid queen Anna Nicole Smith’s life. Comment.

Friday, Aug. 30, 2013

Coney Island

End of an era: Coney mainstay James McCullough dies

James McCullough — the great-grandson of legendary Steeplechase Park founder George Tilyou, and the former owner of Coney Island institutions like the B & B Carousell and McCullough’s Kiddie Park — passed away on Aug. 19. Comment.
Bushwick

Speak easy

Go to Bushwick to see experimental music, art, and now — pontificating. Comment.
BoroBeat

Toda! Kosher food giveaway in Bensonhurst

The Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty gave out more than 700 packages of kosher food at the Bensonhurst Council of Jewish Organizations on Aug. 22, ahead of the Jewish New Year next week. Comment.
BoroBeat

Kids take a swing at golf

Junior high schoolers tried their hand at golf as part of a partnership between Millenium Development and Marine Park Golf Course. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

A Britisher’s View is on vacation

Columnist Shavana Abruzzo will be back in September. Comments (4).

Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013

Coney Island

Ouch! Man stabs self in face to celebrate new art expo space

Coney Island just got a little freakier! Comment.
Bensonhurst

Nice serve! City Parks Foundation and Lacoste clean up Bensonhurst tennis courts

It’s “love all” in Bensonhurst! Comment.
Mill Basin

Locked out! City boots CB18, changes locks

Mayor Bloomberg has made good on his threat to boot Community Board 18 from its city-owned digs on Bergen Avenue — going so far as to change the locks on the doors. Comments (2).
Standing O

Standing O is at it again!

Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment.
Joe Knows

Brooklyn is perfect site for national hoops events

Brooklyn was front and center in the national high-school hoops scene this offseason — and it delivered in a big way. Comments (1).

Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013

Sheepshead Bay

Buried alive! Worker rescued from pit

New York’s Bravest got their hands dirty rescuing an injured construction worker who was buried up to his chest in the backyard of an E. 23rd Street home on Monday. Comment.
BoroBeat

Buona festa! 18th Avenue Feast returns

The Festa di Santa Rosalia — also known as the 18th Avenue Feast — kicked off on Aug. 22. Comment.
Borough-wide

Brooklyn loves surveillance! Borough residents want more cameras despite ominous warnings

Does it always feel like somebody’s watching you? There’s a reason for that. Comments (1).
BoroBeat

Pols play stickball at Borough Hall

A handful of political candidates tried to see who could hit the ball the farthest outside of Brooklyn Borough Hall on Tuesday. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

Miley Cyrus’s achey breaky performance got me sick

This week, our columnist wonders what Billy Ray’s daughter was thinking Comments (2).
Borough-wide

Councilwoman Gonzalez vows not to debate challenger Menchaca

Councilwoman Sara Gonzalez is accusing challenger Carlos Menchaca of distorting the nature of the work he did in her district following Hurricane Sandy — and is vowing not to engage with her rival unless he comes clean. Comments (3).
High School Sports

Fresh-faced Brooklyn Tech squad looks to keep program on the rise

Brooklyn Tech football coach Kyle McKenna is optimistic about this season, despite graduating the stable of talented seniors who brought the team to the quarterfinals of the Public School Athletic League championship division last year on the crest of a seven-game winning steak. Comment.

Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013

Construction Update

Atlantic Yards goes public! Ratner puts a major chunk of the project on the chopping block, but vows to keep control

Developer Forest City Ratner is shopping around a major chunk of the controversial Atlantic Yards development, but the company says that the project will continue as planned no matter what. Comment.
BoroBeat

Free exchange! Stop ‘N’ Swap at Ridge Jewish Center saves old stuff from garbage dumps

Some 300 people turned their trash into somebody else’s treasure — or vice versa — at the Bay Ridge Jewish Center’s Stop ‘N’ Swap event on Aug. 18. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Motorcycle Mayhem

Southern Brooklyn saw two nasty motorcycle accidents last weekend, one in Canarsie and another on the Belt Parkway in Sheepshead Bay, sending one man to the hospital in cardiac arrest and sending a tragically young woman to an early grave. Comment.
High School Sports

Defending champion Erasmus Hall hungry to repeat

Erasmus Hall isn’t planning on taking any bows for its championship run as the football team begins its title defense. Comment.
High School Sports

Boone glad to be back in city

Elisha Boone was tired of being far from home. Comment.

Monday, Aug. 26, 2013

Borough-wide

City goes to war against zombtree menace

The city Parks Department has responded to the sweeping zombtree infestations plaguing storm-racked sections of Brooklyn, and plans to cull the arboreal undead horde. Comment.
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.
Borough-wide

City goes to war against zombtree menace

The city Parks Department has responded to the sweeping zombtree infestations plaguing storm-racked sections of Brooklyn, and plans to cull the arboreal undead horde. Comment.
BoroBeat

Encore!

Music lovers said this year’s Marine Park Summer Concert Series finale on Aug. 21 was a rockin’ good time. Comment.
Politics

For whom the bridge tolls?

Is it a bridge toll too far? Comments (2).
It’s Only My Opinion

When will we die? Stan doesn’t want to know.

This week, our columnist questions those who want to know exactly when they will leave this planet. Comments (4).

Friday, Aug. 23, 2013

Canarsie

Thief hijacks armored car

A brazen thief hijacked an armored car in Canarsie on Thursday, making off with half a million dollars, according to police. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Pure imagination! Narrows Community Theater brings Willy Wonka to life

It’s scrumdiddilyumptious! Comment.

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