Friday, Oct. 25, 2013

Borough-wide

Freak out! Union Hall show spotlights lives behind the stilettos

At “Unmasked,” a new monthly variety show debuting at Union Hall on Oct. 28, the freaky queens in tights and stilettos will bare more than just flesh — they’ll offer a rare glimpse at the real-life personalities behind their pervy personas, revealing there are at least two sides to every lady in drag. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Fecal Matters: This book has the scoop on poop

A Midwood author’s new book is full of fascinating facts about your excrement. Comment.

Sunday, Oct. 20, 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 readers sounds off on one of the best soapboxes around! Comments (1).

Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013

Big Screecher

Carmine is tired of the sporting life

This week, the Big Screecher worries that kids are playing too many sports too early. Comments (1).

Friday, Oct. 18, 2013

A Britisher’s View

President Obama sweeps dead American war heroes under the rug

Uncle Sam left it to up to a veteran’s charity to pick up the burial costs of dead U.S. war heroes during the federal shutdown, dealing a terrible morale blow to U.S. troops still battling the enemy on the frontlines, writes our columnist. Comment.
Gravesend

‘Love Vandal’ strikes again!

There’s new “Love” in Gravesend. Comments (1).
Prospect Heights

From catwalk to museum

On Oct. 25, a retrospective of legendary desinger Jean Paul Gaultier lands at the Brooklyn Museum. Comment.

Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013

Mill Basin

Panel approves charter school co-locations despite pleas from parents, teachers, students

The city is breaking the highest law in the land by forcing a Mill Basin public school to share its space with a privately run institution, claim parent and politicians who rallied at a city hearing on the plan Tuesday night. Comments (1).
BoroBeat

Students roll up sleeves and pick crops from school garden

Students at PS 276 celebrated a Harvest Day Festival on Oct. 15 by picking veggies and fruits out of their schoolyard garden. Comment.
24/7

Burlesque show goes ape!

Exotic dancers and a giant ape — what could possibly go wrong? Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Unwelcome guests take drugs, leave needles

Forget about drug dens — vestibules are the new place to shoot up in Sheepshead Bay. Comment.
Carroll Gardens

Festivale Des Soupes returns to Smith Street

Twenty-five Cobble Hill and Carroll Gardens eateries will lay their soup on the line for the annual fund-raiser Festivale Des Soupes along Smith Street on Oct. 19. Comment.
Cobble Hill

Atlantic Avenue’s Long Island Restaurant to open this week

The iconic neon sign above Atlantic Avenue’s Long Island Restaurant is set to buzz again. Comments (1).
Standing O

Happy B-day to Dorothy

Shout outs to Dorthy Fund on celebrating 106 years young. Comment.
Joe Knows

Nazareth football takes big step forward

Nazareth taking the field as a Catholic High School Football League team again shows just how far the program has come since a year ago. Comment.

Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013

Coney Island

Timely news! Our papers placed in Coney time capsule

Courier Life is making history! Comments (4).
Park Slope

Googled! Prospect Park trails now found on digital maps

Finally! You can walk through Prospect Park from the comfort of the Tea Lounge. Comment.
BoroBeat

Autumn harvest! Narrows Botanical Garden celebrates season with pups and pumpkins

Ridgites brought their kids and pooches to the Narrows Botanical Garden’s annual Harvest Fest on Oct. 13, for pumpkin painting and a canine-costume contest. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

Thanksgiving: Just another day to shop

This week, our columnist wonders what happened to the good ole days, when all you did on Thanksgiving was eat, watch football, and sleep. Comment.
High School Sports

Brooks’s kick-return scores help Fort Hamilton rebound

Fort Hamilton bounced back from its first loss of the season thanks to two long kick returns for touchdowns from Michael Brooks. Comment.

Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013

Coney Island

Freakshow Creepshow: ‘Coney Island Criminals’ tells the story of the original Boardwalk empire

Celebrate this Halloween with the ghosts of old Coney Island. Comment.
High School Sports

FDR hands Bayside first loss

Franklin Roosevelt running back Tristan Thomas took a handoff on the first play from scrimmage up the middle and scampered 89 yards for a touchdown. Thomas and FDR never looked back. Comment.
Bensonhurst

Vivo Columbus! Parade takes 18th Avenue

They don’t call it Cristoforo Colombo Boulevard for nothing! Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Grate and Barrel

Residents of Avenue Z in Sheepshead Bay have been complaining for a year about a dozen traffic barrels that have been cluttering their block since before Hurricane Sandy — and nobody seems to know who is responsible for the blaze-orange obstacles. Comments (1).
High School Sports

Usta scores twice in Fort Hamilton win over Telecom

Fort Hamilton was able to exact revenge on Telecommunications, the only team to beat them this year, on the strength of two goals from senior Cansu Usta. Comment.
Borough-wide

Star goalkeeper leading St. Francis forward

Now that goalkeeper Jack Binks is finally back in the box, the junior from Darlington, England, has become a real force for St. Francis College in net. Comment.

Monday, Oct. 14, 2013

It’s Only My Opinion

Stan loves Fox News, including the liberals

This week, our columnist points out that his favorite news channel isn’t as right as it could be. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Dawn of the dead facts: Quiz-master couple whips up macabre trivia night in time for Halloween

It’s like a mausoleum in here. Comment.
Books

Pack a blanket! Book traces Prospect Park’s history from picnic haven to Lakeside Center

Did you know that, during the late 1800s, picnics were illegal in Central Park but allowed in Prospect Park? Comment.

Friday, Oct. 11, 2013

Bensonhurst

Authorities nab suspects in Bath Beach gang murder

Cops have cuffed four men they say brutally beat and murdered a man in Bath Beach this past June. Comment.
Gowanus

They’re darn tootin’! Street music fests puts saxophone-playing rabbits center stage

Honk if you love flugelhorn solos. Comment.
Borough-wide

Woman dead after jumping in front of subway at the Barclays Center: Authorities

A woman was killed after she jumped in front of an oncoming B train at the Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center subway station on Thursday afternoon, authorities said. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Ridgite to chair central bank

A daughter of Bay Ridge is set to become the first woman to helm the nation’s central bank — making her arguably the most powerful woman in the history of the world. Comment.

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