Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013

Fort Greene

Cantor can’t stop, won’t stop

Cantor Helfgot is bringing Jewish music to the Barclays Center — and he’s rolling deep with violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman. Comment.
Coney Island

New park brings action-packed amusements — and alcohol — to People’s Playground

A new high-intensity funzone called Big Mark’s Action Park will open this season in Coney Island, featuring a 50-foot rock climbing wall, an obstacle course, a skydiving simulator — and its own bar. Comments (1).

Monday, Feb. 18, 2013

Borough-wide

Motown goes hardcore

Motown has never been so hardcore. Comment.
Gowanus

Giving a sip: Red Hook distillery lets drinkers sample new small-batch whiskey

Next blizzard, don’t get stuck at home with regular whiskey. Comment.

Sunday, Feb. 17, 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.
Letters

Our letters are back, and better than ever!

Thank you, Shavana Abruzzo (“A Britisher’s View”) for your column on the Tawana Brawley hoax and fiasco (“Time to come clean, Tawana,” Feb. 8). Comment.

Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013

Big Screecher

Carmine has a life insurance story for you

This week, the Screecher thinks he’s found a way to pay for his funeral, but has the rug pulled out from under him by a game show host! Comment.
Williamsburg

The naked truth

Who says it’s bad manners to kiss and tell? Comment.

Friday, Feb. 15, 2013

Fashion

Candy coated couture: Greenpoint jeweler crafts wares from fruit, candy

A Greenpoint jewelry studio is taking a page from Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. Comment.
Gerritsen Beach

Murder that mold

All most of us know about mold is that it’s bad. Here’s an explainer on how to clean it and how to kill it. Comments (1).
Williamsburg

It’s radio for the eyes!

These performers are giving a face to radio. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

Christian persecution — the forgotten epidemic

Violence against Christians living in Muslim lands is ignored by Islam’s faithful who are too busy crying wolf, sez our columnist. Comment.

Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013

Gerritsen Beach

Locals blast FEMA’s bleach advice

Government advice to use bleach to clean up mold could leave Gerritsen Beachers in a bad spot, experts say. Comments (1).
Williamsburg

The play’s the movie!

It’s a play within a movie within a play. Comment.
Joe Knows

New public school athletic eligabilty standards step in the right direction

This week, our columnist looks at the city plan to make sure student athletes do better in the classroom. Comment.
Williamsburg

Man Man overboard: Pop goes the experimental rock group

Man Man leader Ryan Kattner swears that he’s just trying to write the next great pop song, yet he boasts about how the band’s sound is completely different compared to anything else in contemporary music. Comment.
Coney Island

People’s Playground’s poet laureate creates Coney comeback carol

The spirit of Coney Island — and of one-time resident Woody Guthrie — lives on in the latest song by the poet laureate of the People’s Playground, Amos Wengler. Comments (2).
Standing O

Mr. Honka goes to Washington

Ronald Honka, Jr. was invited to attend the second inauguration of President Barack Obama. Comment.
Coney Island

Coney City Council candidates clash

The candidates vying for Domenic Recchia’s City Council seat seem to agree on everything — especially that their opponent is totally unqualified. Comments (61).

Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013

Music

Brooklyn now has two all-female Guns N’ Roses cover bands

The battle between Brooklyn’s all-female Guns N’ Roses cover bands is turning into an all-out civil war that’s pitting musical prowess against a---less chaps. Comment.
Borough-wide

Brooklynites moving to Poconos for cheap real estate, fresh air

Forget East Williamsburg — realtors say the hottest new neighborhood for Brooklynites looking to relocate is East Stroudsburg. Comments (4).
Not for Nuthin’

A bad review for Rex Reed

This week, our columnist unloads on the famous movie critic for making fun of an actor’s weight. Comment.

Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013

Borough-wide

Free book boxes keep fiction afloat outside waterlogged libraries

Mini-libraries are letting storm-shattered neighborhoods turn the page on Hurricane Sandy. Comment.
Borough-wide

Sandy disaster loan deadlines extended

The Small Business Administration has extended its deadlines for Sandy-hit small businesses and homeowners to apply for disaster loans — and it’s offering application help from the experts. Comment.
Coney Island

No quarter! Coney arcade kicked out

It’s game over for the Coney Island Arcade. Comment.
Speak Out

Lou rambles about the Gamblings

This week, our columnist goes on and on about his favorite radio station — and program — which he’s listened to since the 1920s. Comment.
Borough-wide

Blackbirds fend off St. Francis surge

Long Island University nearly watched a 14-point first-half lead get away, but fended off St. Francis 83–75 in the Battle of Brooklyn at the Barclays Center Sunday afternoon. Comment.
Borough-wide

Bishop Ford misses chance to claim first-ever title

The Bishop Ford girl’s basketball team narrowly missed their chance to make school history and clinch its first-ever Brooklyn-Queens Division I regular season title. Comment.
Borough-wide

Vikings vanquished by St. Mary’s

The South Shore girls basketball team hadn’t played basketball together since Thursday, thanks to the winter storm that hit the area — and it showed. Comment.

Monday, Feb. 11, 2013

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.
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan writes about the Holocaust, so we remember the Holocaust

This week, our columnist reminds us of what did happen. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Not in our backyard!

A drug counseling center is suffering from withdrawal of community approval, after its new location in Sheepshead Bay was okayed by the community board, but then rejected by the community — and now even its landlord. Comment.
Kensington

New life for Kensington lot

Developers have released plans for a seven story, 73-unit building on Caton Place. Comment.
High School Sports

Xaverian two-sport star headed to Indiana

Xaverian running back Laray Smith struggled with choice between playing football or running track at a high level in college, but now that he’s committed to Indiana University, he’ll do both. Comment.

Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013

Coney Island

Whitehead, Lincoln hold off South Shore to claim division title

Abraham Lincoln’s Isaiah Whitehead was eager for redemption as he was fouled with 19.9 seconds remaining and headed back to the line, with first place up for grabs, and his team up by just one point. 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

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.
Bay Ridge

Train switch! Albanese calls for mayor-run transit system

Hop on the Sal train! Comments (1).

Friday, Feb. 8, 2013

Cobble Hill

Long Island College Hospital set to close

The board of the State University of New York voted to close Long Island College Hospital after years of financial trouble. Comment.
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.
Midwood

Politicians flip-flop on Brooklyn College’s pro-Palestine lecture

A heavily publicized Brooklyn College lecture on boycotting Israeli goods didn’t differ much from the run-of-the-mill discussions commonplace at universities around the world — and the borough politicians who turned it into international news wound up looking as impressionable as first-semester freshmen when it was all said and done on Thursday night. Comments (2).

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