Monday, Sept. 16, 2013

Williamsburg

Indie power

Festival aims to level the playing field for filmmakers. Comment.
Event

Running scared

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

Sunday, Sept. 15, 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.
Borough-wide

Aldi’s in Sheepshead Bay maximizes profits at shoppers expense, according to an angry reader

The community page that lets you have your say on the topics of the day. Comment.

Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013

Big Screecher

Carmine contemplates the unthinkable after making a mess

This week, the Screecher tries to avoid the wrath Sharon after he makes a mess of her beloved kitchen. Comment.
Dyker Heights

A stacked day

Home to some of the best independent bookstores in the city, Brooklyn is once again hosting its famed Book Festival. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Hoodie harmony

The Brooklyn Philharmonic has teamed up with a rapper to perform “Blues For Black Hoodies,” an original song about the perils of being young and black. Comments (2).

Friday, Sept. 13, 2013

Dining

Food for thought

Some important questions: is chicken making a come-back? Why is coffee in some restaurants so bad? Comment.
BoroBeat

These colors do run!

Aviator sports was the home to this year’s color run! Click above to find out what it was all about! Comment.
A Britisher’s View

America needs to stay out of the Syrian civil war

Accusations of neo-imperialism and neo-colonialism are around the corner, if the U.S. enters the Syrian conflict, writes our columnist. Comments (1).

Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013

Fort Greene

Grindhouse films

BAM cinema presents film series about skateboard culture. Comment.
BoroBeat

Thousands revel in wigs, platform heels at Bushwig

The annual festival of drag performances known as Bushwig drew dozens of performers and more than a thousand fans to event space Secret Project Robot on Saturday. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Southern twang

Heights Players take on Horton Foote’s “Dividing the Estate.” Comment.
Coney Island

Fire at home for the mentally ill in Coney

New York’s Bravest had to contain a blaze atop the Surf Manor home for the mentally ill in Coney Island on Sept. 7. Comment.
Features

Charles Hynes’ dramatic rise and fall — a retrospective of the borough’s former top prosecutor

The ousted district attorney made a career out of prosecuting criminals and political adversaries, alike. Comment.
BoroBeat

Coyle Street hosts annual stickball game

Former neighbors and old friends from across the country flocked to Coyle Street on Saturday for the annual stickball game and reunion. Comment.
Joe Knows

Erasmus shows it’s more than just two stars

Even Curtis Samuel and Kahlil Lewin’s teammates at Erasmus Hall are tired of hearing about them. Comment.

Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013

Politics

Brooklyn candidates sweep the primaries

Residents of the County of Kings won three of the hottest races in the city, with Park Sloper Bill DeBlasio claiming the Democratic nomination for mayor, Brooklyn Heights boy Joe Lhota grabbing the Republican line, and Carroll Gardens state Sen. Daniel Squadron and Fort Greene Councilwoman Letitia James heading into a runoff for Public Advocate. Comments (3).
Politics

New order in the court! Brooklyn boots 23-year District Attorney Hynes

Brooklyn primary voters rendered a stunning verdict on six-term District Attorney Charles “Joe” Hynes — and sentenced him to retirement. Comments (2).
Politics

Results for Southern Brooklyn Council races

Voters in the 48th Council District delivered an upset in Tuesday’s primary, selecting Flatbush Shomrim founder Chaim Deutsch over two Russian-speaking candidates in a district that was recently redrawn along ethnic lines to be a so-called “Super Russian District.” Comments (3).
Bushwick

Vito vetoed! Reynoso beats Lopez by wide margin in Democratic primary

Former state assemblyman and Brooklyn Democratic boss Vito Lopez lost his council bid to challenger Antonio Reynoso at Tuesday’s primary. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

A hate crime is a hate crime no matter what race you are

Shocker, the New York Times got it wrong again. Comments (12).
Gravesend

Colton came late to garbage war

Assemblyman Bill Colton (D–Bath Beach) has made a signature issue of fighting a proposed garbage transfer station at the end of Bay 41st Street — but this paper has learned that in fact, the prominent opponent was for the project before he was against it. Comments (15).
Borough-wide

Men-shocka! Challenger Carlos Menchaca unseats Sara Gonzalez in Sunset Park council primary

Woody Allen once said that 80 percent of life is showing up. Carlos Menchaca says he proved it last night, pointing to his presence over the last few months as the secret to his surprise Sunset Park council win. Comments (3).
Bay Ridge

Board backs speed cameras

It’s not picture day yet, but Community Board 10 wants cameras at Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights schools. Comment.

Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013

Bay Ridge

Authorities shutter five more Brooklyn spas

They rubbed people the wrong way — and now they’re getting padded down! Comment.
Bay Ridge

Burned Ridge! Fire torches two homes on Dahlgren

A blaze obliterated two Bay Ridge homes and six cars parked behind them in the early hours of Sept. 9. Comment.
Mill Basin

Standing by her man — in cuffs!

A 22-year-old man was arrested at his girlfriend’s Mill Basin home for allegedly trying to pillage an automatic teller machine in Sheepshead Bay, and then cops arrested his girlfriend — and her mother — after they allegedly shoved officers during the raid. Comment.
BoroBeat

Historical occasion! Fort Hamilton museum re-opens

Fort Hamilton Army Garrison cut the ribbons on its Harbor Defense Museum on Sept. 5, after a year-long closure for renovations. Comment.
High School Sports

Gutsy fourth-down call pushes Erasmus past Tottenville for season-opening win

Having running backs Kahlil Lewin and Curtis Samuel on the field made it easy for Erasmus Hall coach Danny Landberg to go for it — even on fourth down and two with his team clinging to a one-point lead. Comment.
Speak Out

Lou recalls South Dakota — and Coney Island

Who knew that Lou Powsner slept on an egg crate as a child? Lou Powsner, that’s who. Comment.
High School Sports

Bonnies aim to reclaim past glory with new coach, playing style

Fontbonne Hall is changing its strategy from speed to smarts under first-year head coach Francesco Sarrica. Comment.

Monday, Sept. 9, 2013

Borough-wide

It’s back to school for Brooklyn kids!

Sharpen those pencils and get ready to hit the books — school is back in session! Comment.
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.
Crime

Jailhouse hanging

A 29-year-old man facing charges of drug possession was found hanging by a T-shirt inside a 61st Precinct jail cell early in the morning of Aug. 30, and died six days later. Comments (3).
Sheepshead Bay

Locals watch for Hollywood fireworks

Ed Harris and the production crew working on a modern-day film adaptation of Shakespeare’s Cymbeline gave a crowd of Sheepshead Bay onlookers quite a show on Thursday. Comment.
Bushwick

Meow-chicka-meow-meow! Subway cats find a different kind of stardom in the world of kitty porn

The good Samaritan who has taken in the two kittens that gummed up Brooklyn subway traffic last week is now getting them ready for their close-up. Comment.
Coney Island

One of a kind! Unicycle Fest takes Coney Island

Talk about Coney Island Wonder Wheels. Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

On Sept. 11, we became Americans

This week Stan remembers where he was and how the attack on America affected him. Do you? Comments (4).

Friday, Sept. 6, 2013

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.
Bay Ridge

Time out! Cops seek clock-snatcher

Watch out — cops need your help to cuff a suspected clock thief in Bay Ridge. Comment.
High School Sports

Poly Prep soccer aims to reclaim private school state title

Poly Prep’s Levi Stern has a new role that places him front and center on the field, and the senior midfielder is embracing the goal-scoring expectations that come with it. Comment.

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