Monday, Feb. 4, 2013

Coney Island

Wild ride — new documentary takes viewers through tangled Coney revitalization process

Will Bredderman: So, congratulations on the film finally opening — but why not in Brooklyn? Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Turning the page on the Brooklyn Heights library

The Brooklyn Public Library wants to cut off its nose to save its face. Comment.

Sunday, Feb. 3, 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.

Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013

Big Screecher

Carmine never goes out of style

Henceforth, Carmine will be an absolute pleasure to read. Comment.
High School Sports

Brooklyn Collegiate deserves respect

It’s time to give the Brooklyn Collegiate girls basketball team the respect it has earned. Comments (1).

Friday, Feb. 1, 2013

DUMBO

Bookish attractions

What does $5 get you in a DUMBO cathouse — a poem job. Comment.
Borough-wide

Koch in black and white

We have dug through our massive photo archives and found a bunch of pictures of Mayor Ed Koch, who died today of congestive heart failure at the age of 88. Check them out, and let us know your remembrances on the man who led New York City back from oblivion during his reign as mayor from 1978 until 1989. Comment.
Park Slope

Park Slope kids excel at improv

A hip theater company may be training the kids to be the poor struggling actors of tomorrow, but they’re all having a good time doing it. Comment.
Mill Basin

Stranded boat falls through the cracks

Flatbush Avenue’s newest roadside attraction — an abandoned motorboat — could be there to stay. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

Brooklyn College is no place for an anti-Israel rally

Brooklyn College is in a lowly class of its own for welcoming pro-Palestinian, anti-Israel rabble-rousers on campus, writes our columnist. Comments (6).
Prospect Heights

True grit at the museum: New sculptures pay tribute to Williamsburg Murals of ’30s

When the going gets tough, the tough get sculpting. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Fender defender! Gentile fights to keep board chair parking perk

Councilman Vincent Gentile is gearing up for a head-on collision with the mayor over parking permits for community board chairs — questioning hizzoner’s grip on reality — and civilian parking advocates are on the Bay Ridge pol’s side! Comments (3).
Weekend Watch

The F express makes a surprise return!

MTA throws a few curves, gives a few gifts for Superbowl weekend. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Locals: Redistricting Commission whitewashed dissent

The aim is to create a “Super Russian” Council district in Sheepshead Bay, but some locals say the tactics smack of the old Soviet Union. Comment.
DUMBO

Chocolate maker moving

Parting is such sweet sorrow – especially when it’s Jacques Torres who’s leaving. Comment.
Flatbush

Pols lash out at pro-Palestine event at Brooklyn College

A college-sponsored lecture with two prominent Palestinian-rights advocates is ruffling feathers in Flatbush Comments (3).
Borough-wide

Middle school spellers

Middle school scholars competed at the Bay Academy’s district-level spelling bee on Jan. 28, with nine E-X-C-E-L-L-E-N-T students spelling their way to the city-wide championship. Comment.

Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013

Borough-wide

Owner: Hinsch’s will stay open — later than ever!

It’s Hinsch’s 3.0! Comments (9).
Gowanus

Don’t call it a fake-off: Bakers compete in vegan bake-off

It may be a vegan contest, but expect the competition to be bloodthirsty. Comment.
Brighton Beach

Kingsborough student takes off after slashing schoolmate on bus

Authorities are seeking a college slasher after he assaulted a fellow student on the bus. Comments (2).
Not for Nuthin’

Deck the living room — all year long!

Yule be glad that you left the Christmas tree up, sez our columnist, hoping to start a new, year-round trend. Comment.
Standing O

A big Standing O ‘Hello’ to TD Bank on Kings Highway!

Yippee, a new TD Bank has opened, the 100th no less, and guess who was on hand to celebrate? Standing O and Borough President Markowitz. Comment.
Mill Basin

Neighbors blast loud bar, lame authorities

Who does the State Liquor Authority answer to? Not the people, according to Mill Basin residents who have been complaining about the same bar and lounge for five years. Comment.

Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013

Borough-wide

King’s big fourth quarter not enough for St. Edmund

St. Edmund’s Altine King is not quite fit to rule over the court — at least not yet. Comment.
Borough-wide

Demoted Xaverian football faces tough rebuilding process

Recently hired Xaverian football coach Mike Jioia faces a rebuilding job in a new league format because of losses to graduation and more key players potentially leaving the school. Comment.

Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013

Bay Ridge

Brooklyn DA: No plea deal for drivers in 93 Lounge rundown

The drunk drivers who allegedly ran down four other revelers early on New Year’s Day outside a controversial Ridge nightclub won’t get off easy, says Brooklyn’s top lawman. 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.
Bay Ridge

Brooklyn bigwigs converge on Bay Ridge

The biggest names in the borough paid tribute to the growing Bay Ridge Community Council at the civic association’s annual luncheon on Jan. 26. Comment.
Park Slope

Escaped murder suspect nabbed

A Park Slope homicide suspect’s day-long bathroom break is over, police said. Comments (1).

Monday, Jan. 28, 2013

It’s Only My Opinion

Cruise ships, Key West, and Hillary Clinton

This week, our columnist discusses Hil’s spill. Comments (9).
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).
Borough-wide

DA Hynes: Six million counterfeit cigarettes from China seized

Detectives with the Brooklyn district attorney’s office seized more than 30,000 cartons of counterfeit cigarettes from a Borough Park warehouse Thursday night. Comment.
Borough-wide

Feel Disney on Ice!

Kids from Helen Keller Services for the Blind got to truly experience the Barclays show Comment.
Borough-wide

Green-Wood time capsule yeilds soggy stash

A time capsule found at Green-Wood Cemetary held a stash of books – all ruined by water damage. Comment.

Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013

Borough-wide

Feds: Apply for assistance before Feb. 27

Superstorm Sandy victims have another month to register for government assistance. Comment.
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.
Harbor Watch

Fort Hamilton honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with march on grounds

Army personnel and civilians honored Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with march on base grounds on Jan. 17. Comment.

Friday, Jan. 25, 2013

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.
Marine Park

Marine Park’s ad-hoc loo attacked!

The pipes froze inside Marine Park’s temporary, and oft-vandalized bathrooms, but experts say this time wild animals are to blame, not humans. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Ex-Presidential candidate, Sheepshead Bay outdoorsman dies

Who will clean up Plumb Beach now that Sherlock Litter is gone? Comment.
DUMBO

Tech mate! DUMBO’s tech incubators hatch the next generation of boro entrepreneurs

Forget storks: this is where techies come from. Comment.
Flatbush

The ‘Kings’ is coming back! Really!

Kings County will again have a theater fitting of its name Comment.
Park Slope

The dough rises! Leske’s Bakery to open second location in Park Slope

Park Slope is about get a taste of Bay Ridge. Comments (2).
Borough-wide

Blackbirds bounce back against Terriers

Long Island University came back against rival and host St. Francis College to pull off a 78–68 victory. Comment.

Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013

Prospect Heights

Cops: Murder suspect on the loose!

An alleged murderer escaped from police custody this morning. 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.

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