Sunday, Sept. 22, 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.

Sound Off to the Editor

Readers chew the fat over the news stories of the day — on one of the top soapboxes around! Comments (2).

Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013

Big Screecher

Treyger wins, proving Carmine is right again!

This week, a guy Carmine once honored became a councilman, proving the Screecher was right all along. Comments (14).

Friday, Sept. 20, 2013

Coney Island

Living history — Museum founder who recorded Sandy as it happened to premier proof at Coney film fest

Hurricane Sandy soaked Coney Island — now a new film on the superstorm is making a splash at the neighborhood’s film fest. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Cherry Hill Gourmet bounces back!

Cherry Hill Gourmet is back open just a day after a two-alarm fire in Sheepshead Bay’s the historic Lundy’s building forced an evacuation on Thursday. Comments (1).

Beautiful Sunset! Festival takes Fifth Avenue

The Fifth Avenue Festival filled the corridor between 59th and 44th streets with families, food, and fun for the 14th year in a row on Sept. 15. Comment.
Marine Park

Marine Park Halloween Walk canceled!

Sorry kids, Halloween isn’t happening this year. Comments (3).
Meadows of Shame

Slimed! P’Park lovers say Nickelodeon kid fest has no place in Brooklyn’s backyard

An upcoming Nickelodeon festival that is going to pack Prospect Park with screaming children will be the latest in a long line of big-ticket events to trash Brooklyn’s backyard, claim park preservationists who refuse to give the kids’ network a pass. Comments (1).
Bay Ridge

Sal’s not finished yet! Former candidate to carry on fight for good government

The primary may be over, but Sal Albanese said his fight is far from done. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

Britview focuses on Islam, Pt. 1

A Britisher’s View kicks off its three-part series, “The Muslims,” with an overview of Islam and its believers. Comments (10).

Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013

Coney Island

Coney residents slam Marty’s Childs Building plan

Looks like getting Borough President Markowitz’s latest amphitheater plan built won’t be Childs play after all. Comments (23).

Pics in a box

Who let the art out? Comment.
Bay Ridge

Hit runs family out of Bay Ridge

A hit-and-run driver sent a 14-year-old Ridgite to the hospital on Sept. 11 — and is sending his family out of the neighborhood. Comments (7).
Mill Basin

Alleged cash-machine bandit busted again

A 22-year-old Mill Island man who was arrested at his girlfriend’s Mill Basin home earlier this month, has been cuffed once again on similar charges — breaking into automated teller machines. Comment.
Joe Knows

Jefferson players must put controversy behind them

The moment the Thomas Jefferson football team takes the field for its first game, it needs to move past all the events that led up to it. Comment.

Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013


Murder mystery in Canarsie

A Canarsie man’s early morning stroll took a turn for the macabre when he discovered a young man lying dead on E. 99th Street with gunshot wounds to the head Tuesday morning. Comment.
Dyker Heights

Bus stop bust up: Out-of-control pick-up kills elderly man at B4 bus stop

The driver of a pick-up truck collided with another vehicle and went hurtling through a Dyker Heights bus stop where it hit an elderly man on Sept. 17. Comment.
Carroll Gardens

Heads up! Smith-Ninth subway station scaffolding falls onto dump truck, backing up train and car traffic

Stand clear of the falling floors, please. Comment.

Race of remembrance — Fort Hamilton holds annual Run for the Fallen

More than 100 soldiers and civilians honored soldiers killed in the line of duty with the annual Run for the Fallen in Bay Ridge on Sept. 15. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

Joanna needs a haven from “Haven”

How long did it take you to figure out what happened on “Haven?” For Jo, it took four screenings. Comment.
High School Sports

Bishop Loughlin guard Carrington picks Seton Hall

Khadeen Carrington can see things changing for the better at Seton Hall, and the Bishop Loughlin guard wants to be there when it happens. Comment.
High School Sports

High school football roundup: Harris powers Fort Hamilton to second straight win

Fort Hamilton has already exceeded its win total from a year ago. Comment.

Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013

Mill Basin

Muddy run supports military, challenges civilians

People will buy anything — take a crawl through mud for example. Comment.
Mill Basin

Blackout ready to light up the court

The Brooklyn Blackout basketball team presented its final picks for the club’s premier roster on Sunday and is on track to play its debut game in a pre-season match against Jersey next week. Comment.
High School Sports

Wright stuff: Receiver, quarterback combo lead New Utrecht over Canarsie

New Utrecht coach Alan Balkan said he considered having junior starting quarterback Angelo Carrera and receiver Richard Wright split time under center after Carrera threw two interceptions early in their season opening game. Comment.
High School Sports

O’Neil kicks defending champion St. Edmund past rival Bishop Kearney

Kellie O’Neil wasn’t going to be kept off the board a second time. Comment.
High School Sports

Bishop Ford can’t finish the job in loss to Cardinal Hayes

Bishop Ford was more upset with its poor execution than the questionable spot on the game’s final play. Comment.
High School Sports

South Shore’s Fraser commits to Maryland

Brianna Fraser couldn’t wait to pick a college. Comment.

Monday, Sept. 16, 2013

Greenwood Heights

Going Green-wood! City rolls out compost pick-up in Greenwood Heights, Windsor Terrace

Apartment dwellers who want to go green can soon count on curb-side service for their rotting leftovers. Comments (2).

Running scared

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

Sawed off! Greenpoint car part thieves cause catalytic catastrophe

A rash of thefts of an obscure car part that helps filter exhaust is dirtying the air in Greenpoint and has cops and victims, well, fuming. Comment.
Greenwood Heights

Borough’s lively president honored at Brooklyn’s biggest cemetery

He’ll be a Brooklynite to the end — and beyond! Comment.
Bay Ridge

Over the limit? Gentile seeking third-term, but won’t say why

We talked with the Councilman about why he’s seeking a third term, and what he hopes to do for his Southern Brooklyn district. Comments (2).
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan on Iraq, Syria, and the dead rapists

I was not thrilled when America went to war in Iraq. I remember answering the question, “Don’t you feel sorry for those poor people over there?” Comments (6).

Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013

Prospect Heights

Don’t duck and cover! The disaster at the Barclays Center tonight is only a drill

Residents can expect to see military vehicles, emergency personnel in full hazardous material suits, and actors made up to look like disaster victims near Dean Street between Flatbush and Sixth avenues. Comment.
Bay Ridge Courier

A stacked day

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

Friday, Sept. 13, 2013


Street eats feast! Vendys hit Sunset Park

A Red Hook food truck took home the top honors at the Ninth Annual Vendy Awards — the Oscars of the sidewalk dining world. Comment.

Food for thought

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

Republican challenger looks to unseat Bensonhurst councilman

Conservative Republican Joseph Hayon is running for office again, promising to be more responsive than Councilman David Greenfield (D–Bensonhurst) — and he says that just by being on the ballot, he makes entrenched incumbents more attentive to constituents. Comment.

Not forgotten: Brooklynites mark Sept. 11 at ceremonies throughout the borough

They said to never forget — and we haven’t. Comment.

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