Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013

Manhattan Beach

Broadway does Brooklyn: Musical stars sing for their supper

Broadway is coming to Manhattan Beach. Comment.
BoroBeat

Ho, ho, go: Park Slope kickstarts the holidays with small biz bash

Hundreds of Fifth Avenue boutiques and restaurants kicked off the winter holidays on Saturday with music, morsels, and — as the season would dictate — many chances to shop. Comment.

Monday, Dec. 2, 2013

Williamsburg

Thrown to the wolves: Live wolf will be special guest at film screening

It will be a diplomatic summit of wild proportions when New York’s top wolf ambassador visits Videology in Williamburg. Comment.

Sunday, Dec. 1, 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

Catch up on what your neighbors are thinking on the best soapbox in town. Comments (1).

Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013

Big Screecher

It’s the holiday season, and Carmine is paying the price!

In this week’s Screech, Carmine laments the fact that toys today aren’t as much fun as they were when he was a kid — and they cost too darn much! Comment.

Friday, Nov. 29, 2013

Greenpoint

Mercury rising: Heavy metal legends play tribute to Queen on World AIDS Day

There will be several little silhouetteos of a man at Saint Vitus on Dec. 1. Comment.
BoroBeat

Slice of life! Bake-off at Bay Ridge Greenmarket

A Bay Ridge teen took home top prize in the Bay Ridge Greenmarket’s apple pie bake-off on Nov. 23. Comment.
Books

Booked in: Authors to sell their own books at borough stores

Authors across Brooklyn will don employee badges at their favorite indie bookstores on Nov. 30 as part of a nationwide movement to support small businesses. Comment.

Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013

A Britisher’s View

Let everyday be ‘Thanksgiving’ in the land of the free and the home of the brave

Be thankful for living in the greatest nation on earth, writes our columnist. Comments (1).
High School Sports

Lincoln blows past Flushing into city final

Undefeated Abraham Lincoln overpowered Flushing for a semifinal win, but may have taken a big loss of its own in the process. Comment.
High School Sports

This should be Loughlin’s year

Bishop Loughlin’s Mike Williams felt he let down backcourt teammate and friend Khadeen Carrington when he was too sick sign their National Letters of Intent side by side. Comment.
Standing O

Standing O is at it again!

Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment.

Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013

Bensonhurst

Bensonhurst man: I’m the source of the mystery Emmy, but I’m no TV star

A man has stepped forward claiming to be the previous owner — but not the original owner — of the Emmy that a Bensonhurst singer and construction worker found in the trash near his 28th Avenue home two months ago. Now that the search for the statue’s source has sparked a media storm, the supposed former award-holder has a case of tosser’s remorse. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Batter up! Robicellis take another swing at baking success in Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge’s cupcake power couple are making another bid to taste storefront success. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Kings Bay Y celebrates Hanukkah

The Kings Bay Y celebrated the Festival of Lights early this year with its Hanukkah Extravaganza on Nov. 24, where the community center treated kids to games, crafts, snacks — and a Mickey mitzvah. Comment.
Borough-wide

Tiger in your tank: Family finds cat trapped in engine during drive

A smelly engine could mean anything, but, when your car starts meowing, you know you’ve got problems. Comment.
Marine Park

Brand new bocce! Marine Park courts to get makeover — finally

The bocce boys of Marine Park have scored a hard-won victory! Comments (2).
Shopping

To market we go! Your definitive guide to Brooklyn’s holiday shopping markets

Shopping for handmade jewelry, terrariums, or vegan pies this festive season? The borough’s extensive array of pop-up holiday markets have got you covered. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

Obama is disrespected because he is the worst

This week, our national affairs columninst investigates a concept put forth by Oprah Winfrey that determined the president gets attacted because he is black. Comments (9).
High School Sports

Nazareth seniors: Championship or bust

Bianca Cuevas stepped to the podium and produced more tears than words as she began to speak. Comment.
High School Sports

South Shore cruises to second straight PSAL Bowl championship

The offensive juggernaut that is South Shore showed just how explosive it could be in the Public School Athletic League Bowl title game. Comment.

Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013

Bensonhurst

Bensonhurst man finds Emmy in trash, wants to return it

A local actor and singer who found an Emmy in a garbage can near his Bensonhurst home says he’s bringing the award to the premiere of a film in Manhattan, hoping that the television award’s owner will show up to claim the prize. Comments (1).
Bay Ridge

Football at Fort Ham! Big game promo comes to base

The New York-New Jersey Super Bowl Host Committe rolled ou the “Huddle Shuttle” — a mobile practice center — at Fort Hamilton on Nov. 23. Comment.
Flatlands

Hit and run in Flatlands

A coward in a car mowed down a 47-year-old man on Flatbush Avenue on Nov. 22, taking the victim’s life and then fleeing the scene. Comment.
BoroBeat

Let there be light

Santa Claus and kids — and a little holiday magic — turned on Kings Plaza’s Christmas trees on Saturday’s lighting. Comment.
Bay Ridge Courier

Bedford-Stuyvesant Baptist pastor sworn in as new fire chaplain

Brooklyn’s religious leaders are on fire. Comments (1).
Williamsburg

Riot act: Brooklyn filmmaker profiles riot grrrl Kathleen Hanna in new doco

New documentary “The Punk Singer” celebrates a feminist punk rock icon. Comment.
High School Sports

Brooklyn Tech shorts out in first ever semifinal

For Brooklyn Tech, its youth was its undoing. Comment.
High School Sports

Erasmus Hall falls short of second straight city title

Curtis Samuel had to watch from the sideline as his high school career at Erasmus Hall came to an end. Comment.
High School Sports

Midwood claws past Wagner to reach first final since 2001

Midwood’s celebration was a long time coming. Comment.

Monday, Nov. 25, 2013

Coney Island

Sand fight! Coney and Brighton residents demand dunes just like the Rockaways

The city needs to build sand dunes off Brooklyn’s beach-lined shorefront to shield residents from the next Hurricane Sandy-like storm — just like it’s to doing for the Rockaways in Queens — claim residents who fear the city’s fix is recipe for disaster. Comments (2).
Coney Island

UPDATE: Coney Island History Project to land Astroland Rocket in Wonder Wheel Park

Don’t be fooled by its looks. This rocket is ready for lift-off! Comment.
Mean Streets

Signed up! Protesters line Prospect Park West with 20-mile-per-hour speed limit signs

A crew of road safety activists sick of waiting for the city to lower speed limits took matters into their own hands on Saturday night, stringing up faux speed limit signs along Prospect Park West, where a 12-year-old boy was killed by a van in early October. Comment.
Manhattan Beach

A dummy goes to college: Kingsborough’s new medical mannequins can vomit — and cry

It takes a couple of dummies to make to make Brooklyn’s next batch of emergency medical technicians smarter. Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan navigates his veterans’ charities

This week, Stan shows you who you should give your money to — and who you shouldn’t. Comments (5).

Sunday, Nov. 24, 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.

Friday, Nov. 22, 2013

Bay Ridge

Fire breaks out in Ridge apartment following National Grid work

New York’s Bravest snuffed out a blaze in a Ridge Boulevard apartment on Nov. 20 — shortly after workers from gas company National Grid left the flat. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

A very Danish Christmas!

Gløgg and pancakes galore at the Danish Seamen’s Church Christmas fair. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Armed robber terrorizes Sheepshead Bay bodegas in monkey mask

You can call him the Smoking Monkey Bandit. Comment.

Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013

Dining

Gobble grub: Get Thanksgiving to-go at these Brooklyn eateries

Forget cooking that green-bean casserole — Brooklyn is serving up a cornucopia of unique Thanksgiving eats this year. Comment.
Dining

Gobble grub: Get Thanksgiving to-go at these Brooklyn eateries

Forget cooking that green-bean casserole — Brooklyn is serving up a cornucopia of unique Thanksgiving eats this year. Comment.

Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013

Books

What to read this week

Neighborhood booksellers give their recommendations. Comment.

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