Monday, Feb. 11, 2013

Fort Greene

Plays show little has changed since Matthew Shepherd’s murder

The true story of one of America’s most notorious hate crimes will come to Brooklyn in an epic five-hour production. Comment.
Gerritsen Beach

Destined to drown: Gerritsen Beach man dies after fourth plunge into channel

In death, an elderly Brooklyn seaman fulfilled his destiny, according to the Gerritsen Beach man who saved his life — twice. Comment.
DUMBO

Meet the parent: Talk show host invites guests to chat with his dad

How would your dad’s jokes fare on late night? Comment.

Sunday, Feb. 10, 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.
Gowanus

Morrissey fans get what they want

If you’re planning on spending Valentine’s Day locked inside your bedroom crying and listening to Morrissey croon, remember — misery loves company. Comment.

Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013

Big Screecher

Carmine can’t believe what that hack did to his column

I’m madder than one of my throngs of loyal readers who was left scratching his head last week when some hack rewrote my column without my permission or approval. Comment.
Meadows of Shame

On thin ice: Rickety Prospect Park rescue ladders a danger, activists claim

Damaged emergency rescue ladders around the banks of Prospect Park’s frozen lake put lives in jeopardy, park watchdogs claim. Comment.
Gowanus

The writing’s on the skin: Historians share tales of tattoos, love, and tragedy

Diamonds are forever, but ink is more specific. Comment.
Ditmas Park

Valentine’s nay: Ditmas musician’s concert of heartbreak

For every romantic Valentine’s Day, there’s the day after. Comment.

Friday, Feb. 8, 2013

Cobble Hill

Romance unleashed: Women and their dogs get together for Valentine’s day

Grab your heart-shaped kibbles, there’s puppy love in the air. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

Tawana Brawley can run, but she can’t hide from the truth

The teenage girl whose name became synonymous with racial tensions and lies is now a woman who needs to ‘fess up to her falsehoods, writes our columnist. Comments (2).
Park Slope

Boogie tights: Funky vintage shop party comes to Park Slope

It will be like shopping for an episode of “Mad Men” — directed by John Waters. Comment.
Borough-wide

Library fund-raiser is one for the record books

Reading is fundamental — and fund-raising is instrumental! Comment.
Borough-wide

Love bites: Five great Valentine’s Day ideas

Five Brooklynites tell you where to take your lover on the ultimate in feel-good holidays. Comment.

Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013

Borough-wide

Brooklyn in the spotlight: College showdown draws sharp views from around the globe

The controversy over a talk on a pro-Palestine movement at Brooklyn College gains international attention. Comments (1).
Borough-wide

Brooklyn Tech wins second city wrestling title in three years

The Brooklyn Tech wrestling team established itself as a city power by winning its second Public School Athletic League duel meet title in four years. Comment.
Bay Ridge

No place like home — Sandy refugees plan to leave Ridge

Bay Ridge is great, but it ain’t the beach. Comments (1).
Bay Ridge

Stabbed in the backside! Perp knifes bouncer in the buttocks at scandal-scarred lounge

It’s Bay Ridge’s edgiest nightclub! Comments (1).
Borough-wide

Senior duo paces Bishop Loughlin past Mary Louis

Bishop Loughlin seniors Jasmine Alston and Imani Tate helped the Lions bounce back from consecutive losses with a key league win that keeps them in contention for an appearance in Catholic Class AA state playoffs for the first time. Comment.
Borough-wide

Face-paced Fieldston runs past Poly in second half

Poly Prep appeared on its way to a defensively dominant victory, but things changed quickly after halftime. Comment.

Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013

Midwood

Hearts of gold and a bag of cash

Bingo! Comment.
Williamsburg

Money maker: Artist gives Williamsburg and Greenpoint their own form of currency

Mary Jeys is carrying a torch for a time when money was spent locally. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

Joanna rates the Super Bowl commercials

Talk about your firsts. Sheesh. Comments (2).
Gerritsen Beach

Nothing’s better than something!

Sometimes nothing is better than something. Comments (3).
Politics

Albanese on the offensive!

Mayoral candidate Sal Albanese is blasting hizzoner’s budget and two of his campaign rivals for failing to secure vital funding for city services. Comment.
Borough-wide

Robert Morris snaps LIU’s streak

The Long Island University men’s basketball team was one play away from extending its winning streak to seven and moving into a tie for first place. Comment.

Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013

Sheepshead Bay

Curbside medical check saves man’s life

A Sheepshead Bay man volunteering with a local flu-shot drive saved his own life when he opted for a spur-of-the-moment blood-pressure check. Comment.
Borough-wide

Pulitzer-winning poet Tracy K. Smith talks about literary life in Brooklyn

This Brooklyn literary star doesn’t have name recognition of Paul Auster, the book sales of Jonathan Safran Foer, or notoriety of Amy Sohn — but she has one thing those esteemed borough scribes covet: a Pulitzer Prize. Comments (1).
Bensonhurst

Gunmen pull men from car and drive off

Get ready for your weekly run down of crimes from Bensonhurst’s 62nd Precinct. Comment.
Park Slope

City: Slope salon ran gambling ring

One Park Slope salon has had a brush with the law. Comment.

Monday, Feb. 4, 2013

Features

POLL: Who was the best leader of the Big Apple?

Mayor Koch is gone, and that got us wondering who was the best mayor in the history of New York City. 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.
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan unloads on gun haters

This week, Stan wonders how safe his guns are from the government. Comments (10).

Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013

Sheepshead Bay

Sandy blows away critics

An illegally operating Emmons Avenue market is enjoying the community’s support for the first time in years, and its all thanks to one event that changed everything — Hurricane Sandy. Comment.

Friday, Feb. 1, 2013

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.
Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn Heights Synagogue shelter opens to men

The respite bed shelter at the Brooklyn Heights Synagogue is getting a sex change. Comment.

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