Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Borough-wide

Conversation with Swamp Thing

Comic book characters live and die by the writers who are trusted with their fates. Comment.
Borough-wide

‘Eat cops! Need a dining recommendation? Ask an officer

Cops know the ins and outs of every neighborhood in Brooklyn — so it’s no surprise they know where to find the best grub. Comment.
Borough-wide

Ground on fire

Take a walk on the warm side. Comment.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Bushwick

Music to time travel to

Some songs are perfect for the car stereo — but this Brooklyn band performs music meant to be blasted in a time machine. Comments (1).

Monday, March 4, 2013

Park Slope

Lit flicks: Comic readings of movie novelizations

They might be movie classics — but literary masterpieces they ain’t. Comment.
Marine Park

What a relief!

The city cut the ribbon Friday on Marine Park’s long-awaited Carmine Carro Community Center, the $16-million bathroom and meeting facility that’s been in progress since 2003. Comments (3).

Sunday, March 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.
Letters

Met building in Brighton Beach a mold depot after Sandy

Readers chew over the fat about mold, the Second Amendment, Shavana Abruzzo, store solicitations — and more — on the most talk-tastic letters page in town. Comment.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Big Screecher

Carmine can’t take acronyms!

This week, the Screecher unloads letters that mean nothing, and he honors BWECCs! couple of the year! Comment.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Mill Basin

Drawbridge up for good

The Belt Parkway’s only drawbridge is being raised — permanently! As part of a sweeping reconstruction project along the Belt Parkway, the Mill Basin Drawbridge is being replaced by a wider and — more importantly — higher bridge. Comments (1).
Flatbush

Original gentrifiers: Eat and drink like our Dutch forefathers at city’s oldest house

The Dutch were into fresh bread, local beer and farm-raised pork belly before it was cool. Comment.
Red Hook

Red Hookers share their Sandy stories in oral history project

Residents and merchants of Hurricane Sandy-slammed Red Hook can share their stories about the storm — and help their neighborhood the next time disaster strikes. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

The Pope’s exit not divine

Pope Benedict’s resignation is nothing to sanctify, says our columnist, who feels he should have hung in there till the bitter end to guide, direct, and deliver justice to the faithful. Comment.
BoroBeat

Kids write, direct, and score musicals at Murrow High School

Students at the Midwood high school took part in the annual school-wide competition, SING!, to compose and perform their own plays. Comments (3).
Weekend Watch

Brooklyn rides free

It’s the rarest of rare moments: Manhattan — not Brooklyn — is getting hell on rails this weekend. So stay off the trains if you decide to cross the West River this weekend. Comment.

Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013

Bay Ridge

The Bay Ridge 500 — Fourth Avenue a racetrack south of Gowanus Expressway underpass

The Gowanus Expressway underpass is a green light for motorists heading into Bay Ridge on Fourth Avenue to put their foot on the gas, an investigation by this paper found — and some residents argue it’s time for police to put the brakes on the roadway’s rubber-burners. Comment.
Borough-wide

Great one! Hockey legend visits Coney Island

Warm hearts are helping Sandy-impacted youth hockey players get back out on the ice. Comment.
Gowanus

Brooklyn Buddha

Eddie Pepitone has struggled to find happiness his entire life. Comment.
Greenwood Heights

Same clean results, now organic: Soap-maker helps you craft an all-natural bar

Make your own soap from scratch like the early pioneers did — plain, unadulterated, and not loaded with phony fragrances. Comments (1).
Coney Island

Dolphin dies at Coney

Brooklyn — where dolphins go to die. Comments (6).
Standing O

Standing O is at it again!

Mama Mia! That’s a whole lot of scarolla! Comment.
BoroBeat

Super bowl!

Big-hearted alley cats bowled to raise money for cancer research at Maple Lanes on Feb. 24. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Candy, Costumes, and Customs!

Here’s the whole Megillah! Comment.

Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013

Carroll Gardens

Bankruptcy may do what Prohibition couldn’t: Stop the beer from flowing at P.J. Hanley’s

Brooklyn’s oldest watering hole could go the way of the trolley car after it is sold at auction next month. Comment.
Gravesend

Chinese fusion — traditional Asian dance meets hip-hop at I.S. 228 lunar New Year fest

It may be the year of the snake, but David Boody students’ lunar New Year performance drew no hisses. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

On Oscar night, MacFarlane was the boob

Finally! Joanna gives her take on the Oscars! Comments (4).
Borough-wide

FEMA extends aid deadlines

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has again extended deadlines for post-Sandy assistance. Comment.
Borough-wide

Bishop Ford falters

The Bishop Ford girls basketball team has endured significant changes from the last time it had a chance to secure first place, with the suspensions of head coach Mike Toro and star Aaliyah Jones. The result, however, remained the same — a disappointing loss. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Chairwoman makes Council bid

Community Board 15 chairwoman Theresa Scavo has declared herself a Democratic candidate in the race to replace term-limited Councilman Michael Nelson (D–Midwood). Comments (1).
Coney Island

Sleds on the beach!

Brooklyn Cub and Boy Scouts competed in the annual Klondike Derby at the Coney Island Boardwalk on Saturday. Comment.

Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013

Borough-wide

Assemblyman Dov Hikind dons blackface for Purim

The Assemblyman defended the decision on a blog post claiming, “It’s Purim,” before partially apologizing at a hastily organized press conference yesterday afternoon. Comment.
Bay Ridge Courier

Blackbirds fall to Wagner on late putback

Long Island University fought back from a double-digit deficit in the final minutes, but a last-second put-back by Kenneth Ortiz handed the Blackbirds a heartbreaking 94–92 loss to Staten Island’s Wagner College on Sunday on the Rock. Comment.
High School Sports

Third-quarter woes doom Loughlin in diocesan title game loss

The third time was not a charm, and the third quarter became a nightmare for Bishop Loughlin Friday night. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Fort Hamilton recalls black civil rights struggle

Fort Ham honored Black History Month by inviting Bronx dance troupe INSPIRIT and African-American poet Sean Ingram to perform for soldiers, base employees, and civilian families. Comment.
Borough-wide

Jefferson boys wins public school indoor track title

Lesley Clervil went from worst to first and, in the process, led Thomas Jefferson to the Public School Athletic League boys indoor track and field title Sunday. Comment.

Monday, Feb. 25, 2013

Borough-wide

Brooklyn wins again!

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

Siren song! Ambulance services back at Coney Island Hospital

Coney Island Hospital announced that its emergency department is now open and taking 911 calls, four months after Sandy swamped its lower stories and left it in critical condition. Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan brings you America by the numbers

Our columnist is back with the percentages that get you thinking. Comments (1).

Friday, Feb. 22, 2013

Borough-wide

Bishop Ford’s coach Toro, ADs suspended

Bishop Ford athletic directors Pete Goyco and Eileen Egan and head girls basketball coach Mike Toro have been suspended as the school investigates possible improper financial assistance to members of the girls basketball team, the school announced in a statement last Wednesday. Comment.
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.
Windsor Terrace

Windsor Terrace wins! Walgreens to share former Key Food space with Key Food

A new, smaller Key Food will open in the Prospect Avenue space where a beloved Key Food closed last summer, marking a huge win for Windsor Terrace activists who threatened to boycott the incoming drugstore tenant if their grocery needs went unmet. Comment.
Canarsie

Execution in Canarsie

A cold-hearted goon murdered a man — execution style — on a Canarsie sidewalk in the pre-dawn hours on Wednesday, according to police. Comments (8).
Bay Ridge

New Embrace Winter Festival kicks off in Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge finally got to embrace winter on Feb. 16, after recovering from winter’s embrace. Comment.

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