Brooklyn Courier

Friday, March 6, 2015


A final turn of the key: Downtown cops leave slain officers’ lockers as memorials

The lockers once used by Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, the Downtown police officers murdered in Bedford-Stuyvesant in December, have been packed with mementos and sealed up for good, never to be used by another cop. Comment.

Make-up test! Comics battle it out at new improv contest

Improv comedy is usually a collaborative team activity — but this event has turned it into a sport that pits comedians head-to-head. Comment.

Thursday, March 5, 2015


Mock meat! Comedians spoof Brooklyn restaurants in new book

Brooklyn’s hottest restaurant is Fuds. This place has everything... Comment.
Carroll Gardens

Band book-ers: Teens organize rock concerts at the Carroll Gardens Library

These teens are fighting for their right to party — in the library. Comment.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Red Hook

Battery recharge: Tunnel to half-close overnight for three years

One of the two tubes that comprise the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel will be closed every night, and sometimes for entire weekends, until 2018 so crews can fix Hurricane Sandy damage, transit honchos announced on Tuesday. Comment.
Clinton Hill

A-Rod-inspired bodega tentatively accepts slugger’s apology

They’ll take this hero with a grain of salt. Comment.

Artists destroy their own work for new exhibit

See it while you still can. Comment.
Fort Greene

NYPD: Daycare employee pulled out 3-year-old’s hair in anger

Daycare horror Comment.
Red Hook

Man shot in Red Hook Houses, won’t talk

A masked gunman shot a man in the lobby of a Red Hook Houses building on Hicks Street on Feb. 25, according to police. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Bandit swipes purple bike on Court Street

Plus all the other crime from Brooklyn Heights and Downtown’s 84th Precinct blotter. Comment.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015


Veterans turn their old uniforms into works of art

This is a serious change of clothes. Comment.

Monday, March 2, 2015


Brooklyn author demystifies contemporary art

You don’t need an art degree to understand contemporary art — just this book. Comment.

Friday, Feb. 27, 2015


EXCLUSIVE: Landlord trying to evict rent-stabilized tenant took public-housing money, judge says

The brother of a murdered Williamsburg landlord may have grown fat off government money meant for those who cannot afford Brooklyn’s skyrocketing rents, and the proof appears to have surfaced while he was trying to evict a low-rent tenant in white-hot Bushwick. Comment.

Slum diary: Reporter recounts life as tenant of landlord now in the news

I lived in a Bushwick apartment owned by Al Stark (I would later find out his real name is Aron) for one year starting in July, 2012. Comment.

Gentrification blues: Tenants, lawyer, contractor describe ‘cycle’ of landlord abuse

Between long-time renters and starry-eyed new arrivals, when it comes to Bushwick real estate, everyone is getting screwed. Comment.

Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015

Fort Greene

Wendell Pierce stars in Fort Greene play about gentrification

The stars are out! Comment.

Cash only! Annual Johnny Cash celebration adds kids’ show

The Johnny Cash Birthday Bash is turning 10 — and now 10-year-olds can actually attend. Comment.

Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015

Fort Greene

Opera reconstructs 17-ton ancient Chinese temple inside BAM

Talk about a weighty performance! Comment.

Sketch comedy! Cartoonists and comedians team up for Gowanus comedy night

We are calling it a draw. Comment.
Fort Greene

Cold school! Fort Greene play is set in chilly New England winter

Think New York is cold right now? Comment.
Fort Greene

Brightly clad crook attacks straphanger

Plus more relentless crime from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comment.
Carroll Gardens

Gunmen hold people at gunpoint, take cash and phones

Plus a smattering of other crimes from the 76th Precinct in Carroll Gardens. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Schemers trick man out of thousands

Plus all the other crime from Brooklyn Heights and Downtown’s 84th Precinct blotter. Comment.

Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015


Chefs will crank out all-you-can-eat sausages in Bushwick

It is a sausage fest — literally. Comment.

Monday, Feb. 23, 2015


Dead-ford Avenue! Murder mystery author sets new book in Williamsburg

Mystery is afoot in Williamsburg. Comment.

Friday, Feb. 20, 2015

Brooklyn Heights

So long, Siggy’s

The Henery Street health food restaurant has shuttered. Comment.

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