Monday, Oct. 7, 2013

24/7

UrbanGlass reopens as a ‘treehouse’

This forest is more at risk of breaking than burning. Comment.
Gowanus

Experience swine dining at this battle of the bacon concoctions in Gowanus

When you’ve got 15-pounds of bacon, anything is possible. Comment.

Sunday, Oct. 6, 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

Sound Off to the Editor

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

Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013

Bushwick

Teddy Roosevelt and Elvis collide in this surreal buddy comedy

The surreal buddy comedy rocks, rolls, and does ballet. Comment.

Friday, Oct. 4, 2013

Mill Basin

Teachers, parents rally against charter co-location

A group of Mill Basin parents thinks “Success” could mean failure for their children’s school. Comments (4).
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).
DUMBO

Maison Bric: Arts organization unveils refurbished theater in Ft. Greene

The refurbished Strand Theater will be an all-arts venue for the first time since the 1950s. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

Focusing on Islam, Part III: What tomorrow holds

In the final installment of her three-part series, “Focusing on Islam,” our columnist writes about a global future, where a quarter of all world citizens will be followers of Islam, predict world watchers. Comment.
Borough-wide

Keep Brooklyn wired: City to bring free public wifi to Downtown, BAM, Brownsville

Picture a bunch of Brooklynites standing around in public places, thumbing their smartphones and tablets. Now picture the city spending $900,000 to try to get them to do it more. Comment.

Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013

Bay Ridge

Quag-mire! Gentile and rival trade blame at first debate

The challenger came out swinging against the incumbent at the first debate to determine who will represent Bay Ridge in the City Council. Comments (9).
Marine Park

Blackout run over by New Jersey Express

The Brooklyn Blackout basketball team narrowly lost its inaugural game against the reviled Express from New Jersey 79–71 at the Aviator Sports and Event Center on Sunday night — but with only three practices under its belt, the rookie club could have done far worse against the 2013 American Basketball Association North-East Division champs. Comments (2).
Gravesend

Low blows! Parents, pols, teachers, and kids blast charter school plan

Families and teachers from Seth Low Intermediate School decried a city plan to install a controversial charter school chain in the building at the corner of W. 12th Street and Avenue P during a raucous public hearing on Sept. 30. Comments (1).
Joe Knows

Femiano shines at Poly Prep

Brenden Femiano is establishing himself as one of the city’s top football players, and one of the biggest reasons for Poly Prep’s perfect start. Comment.
24/7

Wunderbar! Where to take the final sips of Oktoberfest in Brooklyn

This weekend is the chance to party like a German — Oktoberfest style! Between sausage tastings and stein-holding contests, it can be hard to pick which party is right for you. That’s where we come in, helping you decide which bretzel and bier spot to head to and break out your favorite lederhosen. Comments (1).

Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013

Politics

Letitia James wins public advocate run-off and likely the office

Come January, James will in all likelihood go from Fort Greene’s three-term councilwoman to a heartbeat away from the mayor’s office. Comments (1).
High School Sports

Fontbonne’s rally falls short

A dramatic comeback attempt wasn’t enough to please Fontbonne Hall volleyball coach Linda Strong. Comment.
Politics

Raucous caucus! Golden and Eaton collide at Brooklyn GOP Convention

Every Republican was seeing red at the Brooklyn GOP convention on Sept. 30, as a faction led by state Sen. Marty Golden tried — and failed — to boot party chairman Craig Eaton. Comments (12).
Marine Park

Government Shutdown shuts Aviator

Aviator Sports Complex is closed indefinitely as a result of the shutdown of the federal government, which shuttered all national parks — including Gateway National Recreation Area, where Aviator is located. Comments (1).
Not for Nuthin’

Get the wooden spoon out for the parents — and the kids!

In this week’s dispatch, Joanna points out that sometimes, kids get what they deserve. And now is one of those times. Comment.
High School Sports

Short-handed Grand Street settles for tie with Telecom

A dominant first-half performance turned into a disappointing tie for Grand Street. Comment.

Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013

Marine Park

Aviator shuttered!

Aviator Sports Complex is closed today as a result of the shutdown of the federal government, which closed down all national parks — including Gateway National Recreation Area. Comment.
Gerritsen Beach

Gerritsen Library shows off $1.5 million fix

The Gerritsen Beach Library has been renewed. Comments (1).
BoroBeat

‘Tunnel to Towers’ retraces the fearless footsteps of 9-11 Firefighter Steven Siller of Park Slope

Thousands of runners from across the world upheld the memory of tragic 9-11 fireman Steven Siller on Sunday. The Squad One smokeeater ran through the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel to the burning World Trade Center, never to return home. Comment.
BoroBeat

Aviator’s fall open house introduces mom, dad, and the kids to a family playpen in their backyard

Interactive games, giveaways, and the lowdown on classes, clinics, and more, capped Aviator Sports and Events Center’s fall open house on Sunday. Comment.
High School Sports

Parker’s big day leads Poly Prep football to homecoming win

Not even a banged up shoulder and a mishandled punt could spoil Chris Parker’s day. Comments (1).
High School Sports

Reenergized Fort Hamilton remains undefeated

It’s safe to say the Fort Hamilton football program has offically put last season behind it. Comment.

Monday, Sept. 30, 2013

Canarsie

Canarsie car carnage: High-speed collision sends six to hospital

A catastrophic crash in Canarsie destroyed a brick wall, totalled two cars, and sent six people to the hospital in the early hours of Sept. 27, all because a driver fled a traffic stop, according to police. Comments (2).
Bensonhurst

Utility agrees to resurface profane pavement

Turns out nothing is set in stone — at least not when Brooklyn Daily is on the case. Comments (2).
Manhattan Beach

Cash for Kingsborough

Storm-wracked Kingsborough Community College will receive the lion’s share of a $7-million federal grant for new job-training programs. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Sheepshead Bay Library wins $10K grant

They’ve been lending more than books at the library in Sheepshead Bay — in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the branch also lent a hand to the surrounding community, depite getting flooded itself. Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan finds more stuff in his pockets

This week, our columnist once again digs deep and finds gold. Comments (6).

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013

Big Screecher

Carmine can’t believe how bad the road is on this sidewalk

This week, the Screecher sounds off on a terrible sidewalk he has dubbed the White Cliffs of Dover! Comment.

Friday, Sept. 27, 2013

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.
Marine Park

Tower takedown: Locals win fight against mondo condo

An infamous Kimball Street building that Marine Park residents have dubbed “the Monstrosity” may finally be cut down to size now that the owners have filed for permits to demolish the three upper floors, giving hope to locals who have fought the developers for nearly a decade. Comments (2).

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