Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013

Borough-wide

Jilted jokesters

They’ve been rejected by Hollywood — and love. Comment.
Williamsburg

La Gringa Taqueria to host screening of “Romeo + Juliet” on Valentine’s Day

Nothing says “I love you” like tacos and dual suicide. Comment.

Monday, Jan. 28, 2013

Cobble Hill

It’s the house special

New restaurant Battersby is fine dining in the living room. Comment.
High School Sports

Lions tamed late by Christ the King

Bishop Loughlin’s loss to the Royals on Friday night was a tough one for the team to swallow. Comments (1).
Gowanus

King’s County fair

Roosevelt Dime to headline country music festival. Comment.

Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013

The Newsstand

Brooklyn Weekly is 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

Indiana reader wants lowdown on Coney

My class is reading “A Walk Across America,” a book about Peter Jenkins walking across America to learn about the country. We decided to pick a state and learn about it, just like Peter. I picked New York for the state, and Coney Island as my “city.” Comment.

Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013

Big Screecher

Oh, man. Carmine has really had it with Sovereign Bank

This week, Carmine reiterates his disdain for Sovereign Bank. Comments (1).
Canarsie

Bus strikes, kills woman in Canarsie

A bus driver ran down a woman in Canarsie this morning, killing her instantly as her loving husband looked on. Comment.
Williamsburg

Dumb love

Sometimes, all you need is stupid. Comment.
DUMBO

Granny power! New book highlights activist grandmothers

They don’t call her grand for nothing. Comment.

Friday, Jan. 25, 2013

Cobble Hill

From Craigslist to the book list

Writer Rebecca Dana pens her first book, inspired by a unique living situation with a jujitsu-practicing rabbi she met through, where else? Craigslist. Comment.
Borough-wide

Dolphin swims into — then dies in — Gowanus Canal

Our pals at BrooklynPaper.com have the whole story on today’s terrible dolphin death. Check it out. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

France takes on radical Muslims

The United States is a multicultural monarch, but its head is in the sand when it comes to radical Islam, leaving nations like France to act against shariah-shriekers looking to gain ferocious footholds across the globe, says our columnist. Comment.
BoroBeat

Peace and quiet! Ridge religious groups hold candlelight vigil for Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dozens of Ridgites gathered at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church on Monday to remember Dr. King, Jr. and pray for peace. Comment.

Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013

Fort Greene

‘The Suit’ at BAM

Apartheid-era South Africa is the true leading character in this tale of a husband and wife torn apart. Comment.
BoroBeat

Disney characters thrill young hospital patients

Kids at Brooklyn Hospital Center’s Pediatric Hematology and Oncology unit got a big treat when Disney on Ice stars Mickey and Minnie stopped by on Jan. 23. Comment.
Standing O

Standing O is at it again!

Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than usual Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

E-readers- Nook, line and sinker

This week the Nook hooked our columnist. Comment.
Prospect Heights

Cops: Hanson Place bank robber escapes with cash after passing holdup note

Cops want the public’s help catching a brazen crook who knocked over a Carver Federal Savings Bank on Hanson Place on Jan. 22. Comment.

Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013

Borough-wide

Albanese: Bloomberg failed city schools

The former Bay Ridge councilman, who is looking to replace Mayor Bloomberg, says he will do better than hizzoner at the negotiating table. Comment.

Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013

Borough-wide

Parking perk poached: No more free parking for community board chairs

Chairs of community boards will have to park like the rest of us humble folk, after City Hall pulled their freebie parking permits. Comments (3).
Coney Island

Fantasy team! Cyclones to host Te’o-inspired ‘Fictitious Friday’

Mark the date! Expect a night of “real” fun when the Brooklyn Cyclones lampoon sports stars on June 21. Comment.
Speak Out

The Mayor, the Boardwalk, the Radio, and Lou Powsner

This week, Lou recalls a radio a recent radio broadcast, and his time on the air. Comments (2).
High School Sports

Sick player recovers to shoot Loughlin past Xaverian

Bishop Loughlin guard Mike Williams was feeling so light headed and dizzy that Lions coach Ed Gonzalez sat him to start the third quarter and considered not playing him again. Comment.
High School Sports

Xaverian names new football coach

Xaverian High School has fired its varsity football coach after a 2–7 season and replaced him with a former Clippers assistant. Comment.

Monday, Jan. 21, 2013

Borough-wide

Jeffries: If push comes to shove, I will ‘get Brooklyn’ on Rep. Paul Ryan

When you’re the new guy trying to get respect in the big House, you go after the craziest person in there. For freshman Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D–Fort Greene), that man is Rep. Paul Ryan (R–Wisconsin). Comment.
Greenpoint

The low down on getting high

Heroin’s a hell of a drug. Comment.
Borough-wide

Parkside plaza a possibility, if neighbors will fund maintenance

The city has finally agreed to build a plaza outside the Parkside Avenue Q station — but the neighborhood activists who have long fought for the public space will be the ones footing the bill. Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

Once again, Stan’s got the numbers

This week Stand provides the statistics Comment.
Park Slope

C notes for Slope music school: Amy Winehouse charity gives $25K

The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music is singing the praises of the late Amy Winehouse after the Grammy-winning crooner’s parents donated $25,000 to the Park Slope arts academy. Comments (3).
BoroBeat

Prep rally! School raises $6,000 for charity with dance show

Students at Poly Prep High School raised money for special-needs charities with the annual Afternoon of Student Choreography show on Jan. 13. See our slideshow for all the fun. Comment.
High School Sports

Bishop Ford tops All Hallows after slow start

Bishop Ford broke out after a lethargic first half and earned a comfortable 51–38 win over visiting All Hallows Catholic boys basketball Wednesday night. Comment.
High School Sports

Bonnies top rival Kearney

Fontbonne Hall’s Cindy Henderson had to slow down to deliver the Bonnies an important win. Comment.

Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013

BoroBeat

St Edmunds transforms civic meeting into symphony

This band is more than meets the eye. Comment.

Friday, Jan. 18, 2013

Bay Ridge

Golden under the gun — Brooklyn Republicans blast GOP pol for assault rifle vote

Brooklyn Republican leaders are up in arms over state Sen. Marty Golden’s support for New York’s tough new gun law. Comments (1).
BoroBeat

Lego-mania! Lego robots duke it out Downtown

Kids trade pirates for robots but keep the Legos Comment.
Borough-wide

Miss America is leaving the borough!

But Mallory Hagan, Brooklyn’s latest success story, promises she will be back. Comment.

Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012

High School Sports

Blocked shot: The story that couldn’t be told

Our columist argues that everyone benefits when reporters write about high school sports. Comment.
Midwood

O Captain! My Captain! Midwood man’s search for beloved parrot coming to a stage near you

Alan Kirson hasn’t rested since he lost he his Amazonian parrot nearly two months ago. Comments (3).

Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012

Gowanus

Brooklynites toss old electronics at e-waste recycling drive

That giant desktop computer and 17-inch monitor you bought in 2003: $2,200 Comment.

Monday, Jan. 23, 2012

Sheepshead Bay

Sandy hit ‘em hard — but they’re back and ready to serve you once more!

Emmons Avenue is beginning to take shape again, with some businesses re-iopening along the Sandy-scarred waterfront. Comment.
Coney Island

More to remember: Coney museum grows

A grassroots group is expanding its operations to accomodate more artificats and oral testimonies. Comment.

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