Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013

Park Slope

In small packages: Slope gallery proves bigger isn’t always better

At 440 Gallery’s annual “Small Works Show,” size really does not matter. Comment.
Fort Greene

Kwanzaa extravaganza: Dance studio to hold musical holiday celebration

Long-time observors and newcomers alike can celebrate the history and culture of Kwanzaa through song, dance, and percussion. Comment.

Monday, Dec. 23, 2013

Park Slope

Master of puppets: Marionette maven puppetizes classic kids’ stories

Expect some very wooden performances at this Park Slope holiday show. Comment.

Sunday, Dec. 22, 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.
Books

What to read this week

Neighborhood booksellers give their recommendations. Comment.
Letters

Sound Off to the Editor

Catch up on what your neighbors are thinking on the best soapbox in town. Comment.

Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013

Big Screecher

Carmine borrows deep thoughts from acclaimed author

This week, the Screecher falls back on cut-and-paste to make his word count. Comment.

Friday, Dec. 20, 2013

BoroBeat

Tree lights up Marine Park kids and seniors

Families ushered in the Yuletide with the eighth annual tree lighting at the Carmine Carro community Center on Dec. 12. Comments (3).
Nightlife

’Twas the nights before Christmas

There are only five more nights left to wear ugly sweaters and sing silly songs. Make the most of it with our guide to the best Christmas events in Brooklyn. Comment.
Coney Island

Council approves, but Coney gardeners may still bury Marty’s amphitheater plan

The Council voted to approve Borough President Markowitz’s dream of constructing an amphitheater in Coney Island’s Childs Building — but technicality could still derail the plan, say the keepers of a garden the project would uproot. Comments (1).
Crown Heights

Extreme cartoon collector to screen vintage holiday animations

A local projectionist and animation archivist will show off his horde of ancient holiday-themed cartoons on Dec. 21. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

Remember this holy season that Christians have made the world a better place

Christmas is a time to celebrate the birth of Christ — and remember how Christianity has been an unmatched force for goodness for more than 2,000 years, writes our columnist. Comment.

Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013

Dyker Heights

In the endzone! Kid football players wrap up season

These kids are all eligible receivers! Comment.
Crime

The blackout continues: Why you are still getting next to no crime news

The police department’s blotter blackout has continued into a second week, but a few cracks are starting to show. Comment.
Park Slope

Funny photos: Greenpoint photographer captures comedians in the act

Seth Olenick spent seven years photographing the likes of Weird Al, Judd Apatow, and Zach Galifianakis for his new book, “Funny Business.” Comment.
Joe Knows

Moore’s heart helps write fitting end to career

Javon Moore scripted an ending worthy of the best and final season of his high school career. Comment.
Bushwick

Bushwick native featured in documentary of lost promise

A new documentary chronicling the rise and fall of a Bushwick basketball phenom offers a cautionary tale about squandered potential. Comment.
High School Sports

Abraham Lincoln football star Holley picks Penn State

Abraham Lincoln’s Thomas Holley had two new destinations to speak of this week. One will be where he will call home, and the other where he’ll play his college football. Comment.

Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013

Marine Park

Fireball in Marine Park

A residential gas explosion in Marine Park sent two people to the hospital in critical condition early Tuesday morning. Comment.
BoroBeat

My breakfast with Santa

Dozens of little ones from across the borough joined Santa and Radio Disney for breakfast and a dance party at Aviator Sports and Events Center on Dec. 15. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

I’m letting Food Network go

Who would have thought that admitted drug use passes for acceptable behavior these days. Comment.
BoroBeat

Let there be light! Scandinavian celebration breaks the winter darkness

The Scandinavian East Coast Museum held its 10th annual Santa Lucia Day celebration on Friday — honoring the blinded Sicilian-born martyr who became a symbol of brightness in the Nordic nations. Comment.
Music

Marching music: Brooklyn parades break out boom boxes and bike bells

Get ready to make some noise! Comment.
Brighton Beach

Grandma lives! Beloved clown returns in Brighton Beach

New York’s favorite geriatric clown, Grandma, has left Manhattan’s Big Apple Circus for the bright lights of Brighton Beach. Comment.

Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013

Gowanus

Whole-hearted embrace at Whole Foods’ first day — almost

Some kale seekers at the gourmet grocer’s opening said they will be trading trips to their old standby stores for the one-stop-organic-shopping experience alongside the fetid Gowanus Canal. But skeptics say they will have to wait and see what greens may come. Comment.
Midwood

Midwood crash sends livery passengers to Lutheran

Three cars — one of them a livery cab — slammed into each other on Ocean Avenue near the corner of Avenue K in Midwood on Dec. 15. Comment.
Bedford-Stuyvesant

Homecoming king: Mike Tyson gets a hero’s welcome in Bedford-Stuyvesant

Iron Mike has come home for the holidays. Comment.
BoroBeat

Brooklyn Real Property celebrates Christmas with a kids’ party and staff awards

Christmas cheer was on the playbill when Brooklyn Real Property kicked off Yuletide festivities with a children’s party at its Boerum Hill office, and an employee awards ceremony at Greenhouse Cafe in Bay Ridge. Comment.
High School Sports

Lincoln’s deep bench blows past Brooklyn Collegiate

Even after Abraham Lincoln star Isaiah Whitehead was benched with foul trouble, the Railsplitters’ lead kept growing. Comment.
High School Sports

Refocused Nazareth, Belk power past Molloy

Nazareth’s Yazmine Belk displayed how she’s grown as a player last Thursday night, much to the chagrin of Archbishop Molloy. Comment.
Borough-wide

Jones leads St. Francis College to win over Canisius

The St. Francis College men’s basketball team rewarded the loyal crowd that braved the snowy weather over the weekend with a skid-snapping victory. Comment.

Monday, Dec. 16, 2013

Marine Park

City golf course gets green from state

The city’s largest public golf course has gotten a grant from the state to help keep its greens green. Comment.
Park Slope

A show that makes fun of wrestling, by the people who love it most

Can you smell what Union Hall is cooking? Comment.
BoroBeat

Lions and lambs! B’hurst club throws holiday bash for special-needs kids

The Bensonhurst Lions Club hosted a party for hundreds of special-needs students on Dec. 10. See our slideshow for all the fun — and special characters who decided to drop in. Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

It’s Stan’s anniversary, so celebrate!

This week, our columnist cheers himself, his colleague, and the rest of us! Comments (1).
Bay Ridge Courier

Flatbush Avenue tower inches toward reality

They’ll de-pave a parking lot, but will the tower they put up be paradise? Comment.

Friday, Dec. 13, 2013

Bay Ridge

Light in the blotter blackout

Bay Ridge’s 68th police precinct allowed a reporter in on Wednesday after our first report on the ongoing blotter blackout. Only this time, instead of cops there providing crime reports to written form, an officer read incident summaries aloud, leaving out some basic information. Comment.
Mill Basin

None dare call it arborcide!

Overzealous city workers are chopping down healthy trees when they should only be carting away those claimed by Hurricane Sandy, claim arbor-loving residentsin Mill Basin. Comments (2).

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