Monday, Sept. 16, 2013

Event

Running scared

On your marks, get set — run for your lives. Comment.

Monday, Sept. 9, 2013

Bedford-Stuyvesant

Brooklyn wine tour

Wine-lovers and foodies rejoice! A festival of savory eats and gourmet wines will soon make a plaza in Bedford-Stuyvesant feel like wine country. Comment.

Sunday, Sept. 8, 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.

Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013

Big Screecher

Damn Newton! Carmine can’t handle gravity!

This week, the Screecher battles his arch nemises — the force that keeps him from floating away. Comments (1).
Gowanus

Brewhaha

What’s happening? Wort’s happening. Comment.
Bedford-Stuyvesant

Change of art

The storefront gate of a new art gallery has the Star of David on it, and its previous owners’ sum signage was simply “African Hair Braiding.” Comment.

Friday, Sept. 6, 2013

Williamsburg

I spy music

This band has the power of avant garde. Comment.
Gravesend

Toy helicopter kills owner in Gravesend

A 19-year-old’s remote control helicopter spiraled out of control and sliced open his head, killing him, at Calvert Vaux Park on Sept. 5. Comment.
BoroBeat

Diamond dogs! Cyclones fans get to bring pups to park

Cyclones fans brought their pooches to MCU park for the annual “Bark in the Park” event on Aug. 28. Comment.
Borough-wide

We brief readers on news from the past month

Our monthly review helps readers catch up on the headlines they missed in August. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

Shavana is back, and she is cheering on America

Our columnist has a 9-11 message for America’s sworn enemies — look up at One World Trade Center, on your way down to hell! Comments (2).

Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013

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).
Coney Island

Developers weigh in on Coney Council race

Two developer-backed groups supporting Coney council candidate Mark Treyger have launched an ad campaign blasting his rival, John Lisyanskiy, for what they claim are crooked fund-raising practices. Comments (14).
Not for Nuthin’

An old man dies, and nobody cares

This week, Joanna looks for the outrage after a senior is killed in Spokane, Washington, but doens’t find it. Comments (2).
Politics

Hynes and Thompson tangle over absences from debates

District Attorney Charles “Joe” Hynes and challenger Ken Thompson battered each other for skipping debates in the weeks leading up to the Sept. 10 Democratic primary. Comment.
Standing O

Standing O is boosting bigger than ever

Standing O shouts out the best of the borough with a welcome to TD Bank’s new veep at its Canarsie branch. Comment.
Joe Knows

Father-son combo can lead Bishop Ford to big season

Bishop Ford football coach Jim Esposito told James that their relationship would be different on the field even before his son put on a Falcons’ uniform. Comment.
High School Sports

Proud Fort Hamilton aims for redemption

You can sense the frustration about last season when you mention it to Fort Hamilton quarterback Adrian Maldonado. The senior lost nearly his entire junior season to a concussion in what was an injury-plagued campaign for a proud Tigers program. Comment.

Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013

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.
High School Sports

Berkeley Carroll ace Miller picks Harvard

Ian Miller has made a career of proving doubters wrong. The Berkeley Carroll rising senior ace had do it one more time to earn a place at the college of his dreams. Comment.
High School Sports

Poly Prep eyes big season on gridiron

Poly Prep two-way lineman Jay Hayes is a pretty upbeat kid already, but his smile gets a bit wider when the Notre Dame-bound senior is asked about the potential for his team this year. Comment.
High School Sports

Thirteen is Lincoln’s lucky number

To most, the number 13 means bad luck. But for the football program at Abraham Lincoln High School, it’s a number you only get to with lots of practice, determination, and no small amount of good luck on the side. It’s the number of games a team will play if its reaches the championship. Comments (4).

Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013

Politics

Year of the bear! Russians to conquer council in 2013

Brooklyn will give the city its first Russian-American councilman this year, thanks to an increasingly politically active community of immigrants from the former Soviet Union in the districts of two term-limited representatives, experts say. Comments (6).
Borough-wide

Back-room rhythms

The Slavic Soul Party must go on. Comment.

Monday, Sept. 2, 2013

It’s Only My Opinion

Stan talks Oprah, and the Trackchair

This week, our columnist lets you know that looks matter, and that it time to give to a worthy cause. Comments (7).

Friday, Aug. 30, 2013

Sheepshead Bay

Bad wife busted in ‘hit man plot’ paid in stamps: cops

Cops busted a Manhattan woman who they say asked an undercover detective for help killing her husband in Sheepshead Bay in exchange for a big payout — of vintage stamps. Comment.
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.
Mill Basin

Danger zone: Locals say school zone is plagued by reckless drivers

A motorist flipped his car near PS 203 in Mill Basin on Tuesday, setting off a domino effect of collateral damage, and block residents say this wasn’t the first time a reckless driver caused an accident at the nearby grade school. Comment.
Letters

‘Sound off to the Editor’ — a soapbox and then some!

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

Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013

Cyclones

Finally! Cyclones grab first place

The Cyclones sit alone atop the McNamara Division thanks to a 1–0 win over the Tri-City Valley Cats last night. Comment.
Bensonhurst

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

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

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