Friday, Oct. 4, 2013

Fort Greene

Smog alert! Rock doc follows gloomy songsmith on tour

This guy has his head in the clouds — and it is making him cough. Comment.
Gowanus

Tank you very much! Feds’ final Gowanus Canal clean-up plan calls for giant sewage containers over city’s objections

It’s signed, sealed, and delivered! Comments (1).

Sunday, Sept. 29, 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.
Fort Greene

What’s shakin’? Cocktail fest allows boozehounds to sample a mix of the borough’s mixology

These thirsty Brooklynites want their drinks shaken, and stirred. Comment.
Borough-wide

Sound Off to the Editor

Our commentariat sounds off on one of the best soapboxes around! Comment.

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013

Ditmas Park

All the right notes! Ditmas Park pub-guitar store strikes a chord

Brooklyn is already home to a combination yoga studio and bar, a bike shop that doubles as a boozy cafe, and Barcade, but it turns out it was missing a place where guitar lovers could shop vintage axes while pouring back pints. Comment.

Friday, Sept. 27, 2013

Bay Ridge

My big, fat Greek Cultural Festival!

The 10th-annual Greek Cultural Festival on Ridge Boulevard drew thousands of Greek-Americans and Hellenophiles from around the five boroughs between Sept. 20 and 22— and even garnered visitors from as far away as Florida and Detroit. Comment.
Coney Island

Threatening scrawl triggers bomb scare at Lincoln High School

A bogus bomb threat forced the evacuation of Coney Island’s Abraham Lincoln High School on Sept. 25. Comment.
Bay Ridge

‘Les Miz’ comes to Brooklyn!

They dreamed a dream — and then it came true! Comments (1).
A Britisher’s View

Focus on Islam, Part II — an interview with an apostate

The second part of A Britisher’s View’s three-column series, “Focusing on Islam,” features an interview with a Brooklyn woman who renounced her Muslim upbringing. Comment.

Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013

Midwood

Child struck in Midwood

A man driving a speeding van mowed down a 12-year-old boy crossing Bedford Avenue on Tuesday night, sending the boy to the hospital in critical condition. Comments (1).
Mill Basin

Lambchopped! Lamborghini cut in half in Mill Basin accident

Is this Mill Island, or the Daytona 500? Comment.
Coney Island

Mural of the story! Artists and Coney kids bring new vision to Sandy-struck garden

Fifteen Coney girls teamed up with three artists to help bring beauty back to a Mermaid Avenue community garden nearly destroyed by Hurricane Sandy — in the form of a dazzling new mural. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

The path to Nirvana and house cats

This week, our colunist ponders life’s mysteries, and figures it must be great to be a cool kitty. Comment.
Coney Island

Hundreds hit Boardwalk to battle Alzheimer’s

Call it a walk to remember. Comment.
Joe Knows

Lincoln coach Morton leaves door open for exit

Abraham Lincoln hoops coach Dwayne “Tiny” Morton didn’t duck the subplot that he will be joining Railsplitters star Isaiah Whitehead at Seton Hall. He didn’t exactly take it head on either, but credit Morton for speaking when others would have run. Comment.

Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013

Coney Island

Board spanks Marty’s Childs play

Borough President Markowitz’s controversial plan to convert Coney Island’s historic Childs Building into a concert venue was trashed by residents during a public hearing for the second time in a week on Monday night. Comments (1).
Sheepshead Bay

Rehab center suffers withdrawal — of approval

The state is having second thoughts about First Steps. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Save the schnitzel!

Forget Oktoberfest — celebrate Schnitztemberfest this weekend by raising a stein to save Bay Ridge’s own German beer hall! Comment.
Greenpoint

Shut up and eat! Greenpoint restaurant serves meals in silence

Picky foodies do not have to worry about patrons talking with their mouths full at this restaurant. Comment.
Manhattan Beach

Manhattan Beach is the next stop for Broadway queen Faith Prince

Broadway queen Faith Prince has conquered the stage and screen — and now she is set to wow audiences at Kingsborough Community College with her one-woman show. Comment.
Prospect Heights

To health with it! The Brooklyn street fair gets well

There were no funnel cakes or sausage-and-pepper sandwiches to be found at this street fair. Comment.
High School Sports

Jones heads to Bergtraum, commits to Fordham

Former Bishop Ford girl’s hoops star Aaliyah Jones found both her current and future homes all in the same week. Comment.

Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013

Park Slope

Cops: Man found dead in Prospect Park

Cops found the body of the man, whose name has not been released, lying in a wooded area directly behind the park’s Litchfield Villa, just off of Prospect Park West, on Sunday night, cops said. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Biker and driver collide on Third Avenue

The streets are running red in Bay Ridge. Comment.
Bay Ridge

‘Les Miz’ comes to Brooklyn!

They dreamed a dream — and then it came true! Comment.
Crown Heights

Open sesame! Central Library gets pricey new doors

Notice something different at the main branch of the Brooklyn Public Library? Good, you shouldn’t. Comment.
BoroBeat

Wyckoff House Museum harvests fun fall party

The Wyckoff House Museum celebrated the harvest season with its second-annual Country Fair on Sept. 21. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Traffic controller! Community board member has alternate plan for Ridge’s dysfunction junction

The intersection of 86th Street and Fourth Avenue is about to become the site of another collision — between the Department of Transportation and Community Board 10 member Allen Bortnick. Comment.
High School Sports

Jefferson football returns with moral victory, gridiron loss

Thomas Jefferson’s return to the football field after a tumultuous off-season was a victory for the program, even if it wasn’t quite a win for the team. Comment.
High School Sports

Lincoln runs past Tottenville for statement win

Abraham Lincoln’s football players have talked about putting last year’s playoff loss to Tottenville behind them, but it was apparent they hadn’t forgotten. Comment.

Monday, Sept. 23, 2013

Sheepshead Bay

Companies cleaning up Coney Island Hospital after Sandy bilked workers, state says

The company repairing Coney Island Hospital had to turn its head and cough up more than half a million dollars in back wages after its subcontractors allegedly underpaid their employees, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced on Sept. 19. Comments (3).
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan finds these gems in his pockets

This week, our columnists let you know the things he’s thinking about when he has time to write it all down. Comments (3).
High School Sports

Poly Prep girls’ volleyball team aims for state title

Poly Prep understands how much the players on its team have changed — but knows their goal hasn’t. Comment.
High School Sports

Lincoln hoops star Whitehead snubs St. John’s for Seton Hall

Isaiah Whitehead wants to continue to be the center of attention once he leaves Abraham Lincoln. Comments (1).

Friday, Sept. 20, 2013

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).

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