Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013

24/7

Watch your mouth: Language expert exposes history of sexual words

“After he g--------- her for over an hour, George suspected Sally didn’t want to s---- and so he went to the kitchen for a bowl of cereal instead.” Comments (1).

Monday, Feb. 25, 2013

Bay Ridge Courier

Ballet with bits: Artist makes computer program that makes art

Park Slope artist Ranjit Bhatnagar can’t paint and he can’t sculpt — but he knows how to make ones and zeroes into something beautiful. Comment.
Borough-wide

Brooklyn wins again!

We’ve got Miss America — and we’ve got America’s best supporting actress! Comment.

Sunday, Feb. 24, 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

Stan remembers Holo-horrors so we won’t forget

Diversity washes our soapbox, as readers take the opportunity to air their opinions on a wide range of issues — from the Holocaust, cash solicitations at store checkouts, and the ghostly B37 bus, to parking hogs, the Second Amendment, and Mayor Ed Koch. Comment.

Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013

Big Screecher

Carmine’s cheering on this year’s Parent of the Year!

This week, the Screecher begins his annual tribute to those he admires most. Comments (1).
Carroll Gardens

Do the write thing: Oscars watching party gives to literary charity

Forget winners and losers — everyone knows the Oscars is really about doing good old-fashioned charity work and saying thanks to the “little people.” Comment.
Crown Heights

Tassel building

Pamper yourself with some pasties. Comment.

Friday, Feb. 22, 2013

A Britisher’s View

No, Jews did not have their say at Brooklyn College

At last check, this was America — not the West Bank or Gaza — writes our columnist about the anti-Israel event at Brooklyn College that delivered a lesson on forbiddance, not free speech. Comments (5).
Park Slope

A full house: Here’s your chance to play poker against Ira Glass

On this episode of “This American Life,” playing poker with Ira Glass. Comment.
BoroBeat

Golden Jubilee ticket

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes and his wife joined the ranks of Brooklyn’s couples married for more than 50 years — and celebrated at the annual Brooklyn Sweethearts Celebration on Feb. 14. Comment.
Greenpoint

Sounds, sights of ’80s

It’s like if Marty McFly and Doc Brown were conceptual artists. Comment.

Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013

Borough-wide

Reclaiming memories: Volunteers will retouch Sandy-damaged photos

When Hurricane Sandy tore up boardwalks and soaked basements, it also swept away memories — in the form of thousands of irreplaceable photographs damaged by floodwaters. A group of volunteers calling itself the Cherished Albums Restoration Effort, or CARE for Sandy, is working to repair that damage by scanning and digitally retouching family photos soaked by the storm. Comment.
Bushwick

Guitar Center’s end is nigh, two artsy indie rockers claim

Two rockers have a vision of the future of music — and there aren’t any guitars. Comment.
Park Slope

These circus performers have some snake oil to sell you

It’s the cure for all ailments, including gingivitis, the common cold, and even that pesky cancer, depending on which huckster you ask. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Grimm news for Democrats?

Southern Brooklyn Republican leaders say Councilman Domenic Recchia’s decision to run for Congress in 2014 will guarantee Rep. Michael Grimm’s re-election — and even Democrats in the district are afraid that the term-limited city pol will wreck their chances of recapturing the seat. Comments (5).
Mill Basin

Army stops burning Sandy debris at Floyd Bennett Field

Ladies and gentleman, Floyd Bennett Field is burning — no more! Comment.
Joe Knows

For South Shore, a chance for greatness

This year, South Shore High School girls basketball team has its best shot an winning a championsip, says our columnist. Comment.

Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013

Borough-wide

Coach says league has it in for player

By Joseph Staszewski Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

Let’s scale down the meanness

This week our columnist wonders when we got so darn mean. Comments (1).
Coney Island

Neighbors: No more beds at mental home!

Coney Island residents say that a plan to expand a W. 33rd Street home for the mentally ill is just plain crazy! Comment.
High School Sports

Cancer stricken St. Edmund girls hoops coach stepping down at season’s end

St. Edmund girls basketball coach Dan Doelger will step down at the end of the season because his battle with leukemia has become too physically draining for him to endure the rigors of coaching, he told this paper. Comments (1).

Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013

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).
Canarsie

Assemblyman wants Council seat

Assemblyman Alan Maisel wants to quit Albany to replace Lew Fidler on the City Council. Comments (2).
Brooklyn Heights

Rats raid roadsters

Some Brooklyn Heights motorists are discovering a creepy, costly surprise under the hood of their cars this winter: an infestation of rats. Comments (1).

Monday, Feb. 18, 2013

Mean Streets

Hit the brakes! Mayoral candidates talk bike lanes

Forget soda bans, term limits, and high-rising development — Mayor Bloomberg’s biggest contribution to the city is the proliferation of bike lanes. But what will happen when Hizzoner’s time in office comes to an end? Comments (3).
Borough-wide

Motown goes hardcore

Motown has never been so hardcore. Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan remembers Mayor…uh…uh…Koch

This week, our columnist looks back fondly on our deceased mayor. Comments (2).
High School Sports

Xaverian can’t slow down Hayes on Senior Night

The Clippers couldn’t keep up with the Cardinals Friday night. Comment.
High School Sports

Nazareth, minus suspended top player, beats first-place Christ the King

Nazareth’s best player is our for the season, so others stepped up to earn the team a big win. Comment.

Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013

Bay Ridge

Brooklyn Dems drink to Obama in Bay Ridge

Mayoral and borough president hopefuls gathered with the Bay Ridge Democrats to have a pint and watch the State of the Union on Feb. 12. Comment.
Borough-wide

LICH clings to life

Don’t write the obituary of Long Island College Hospital just yet. Comment.

Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013

Gerritsen Beach

FEMA centers shut their doors

All but one of FEMA’s Brooklyn disaster recovery centers will close at 3 pm today, leaving the Coney Island location at MCU Park as the agency’s last outpost in the borough. Comment.

Friday, Feb. 15, 2013

Borough-wide

The Kings County speech: Mayor’s last lecture lavishes praise on boro legacy

Mayor Bloomberg chose Brooklyn as the centerpiece of his legacy during his 12th and final State of the City address delivered on Thursday at the Barclays Center — touting the gleaming arena as the reward for three terms of large-scale development and bashing critics as naysayers who tried, but failed, to stand in his way. Comment.
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.
Williamsburg

Artist’s garage brings ‘art cars’ to Brooklyn

A Williamsburg garage is turning out high-end art cars to benefactors in the city made by a recent West Coast transplant. Comment.
Borough-wide

Sitting at the front of the Cyclones — Donnelly to lead team for third year

It’s one, two, three seasons he’s in, for old Rich Donnelly. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Marty Golden’s aide wants Councilman Gentile’s job

John Quaglione checks in and tells us why he is the man who should represent Bay Ridge. Comments (12).

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