Brooklyn Courier

Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011

Brooklyn Courier

A ‘hole’ new station

Neighbors of the Avenue J station say its Swiss-cheese fence is making the MTA bad neighbor. Comment.
Gowanus

Are tree pits a ‘quick fix’ for Gowanus stink?

No — the just-installed, $16,000 “bioswales” can’t retain enough water to keep the poop out of the canal. Comment.

Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011

Williamsburg

Spirit is willing — and the flesh is full of gin!

Brooklyn’s newest craft distillery is churning out the hooch with the spirit of a Prohibition-era bootlegger. Comment.
BoroBeat

Wiener wolfer Joey Chestnut judges ‘hottest dog’ contest

The new PetSmart in Carroll Gardens celebrated its grand opening with a tail-wagger tourney for Brooklyn’s most wag-tastic hound — thing is, she’s from that other state across the Hudson River! Comments (1).
Prospect Heights

The orchid cheat? Botanic Garden mega-flower in bloom — thanks to fertilizer!

You gotta get to the garden to see this massive orchid. Comment.
Park Slope

A very Muppet party — for adults — at Union Hall

Enter “The Muppet Vault” on Nov. 20 — weeks before the new Muppet movie opens. Comment.
Williamsburg

What, pray tell, is gin, old chap?

There’s more to this elusive tempress than just soaking neutral spirits in juniper berries. Comment.
Fort Greene

Hi, ‘Five’! Irondale stages ‘Henry V’ as part of a two-year ‘1599 Project’

Get ready to party like it’s 1599! Comment.
Carroll Gardens

Ugly thieves ambush man in Coffey Park

Plus all the crime from Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Red Hook’s 76th Precinct. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Another iPhone theft

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

Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011

Construction Update

‘Betrayed’ workers to sue Ratner today

A group of unemployed construction workers is suing Atlantic Yards developer Bruce Ratner to recover lost wages for jobs that they claim they were promised but never received at the $5-billion Prospect Heights megaproject. Comment.
Williamsburg

A great adventure — without ever leaving the five boroughs

Xxplore the depths of the sewer system, a labrynth of abandoned subway tunnels or a condemned mental institution on the outskirts of town — without getting dirty next week at Union Docs. Comment.

Monday, Nov. 14, 2011

Williamsburg

Attack was not a hate crime — but pols, Jews rally anyway

A big Sunday protest to call for more NYPD patrols — though cops say that Friday night’s attack on a Hasidic man was not a bias crime. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

The height of stupidity

Somebody needs to get the Department of Transportation a tape measure so it can figure out how high this overpass is! Comment.

Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011

Brooklyn Courier

Country station at a city price

Beautiful Avenue H station reopeneds — $48-million later. WITH SLIDESHOW! Comments (1).

Friday, Nov. 11, 2011

Brooklyn Courier

Anti-Semites ‘celebrate’ Kristallnacht in Midwood

Rascist thugs torched three cars and scrawled hateful graffiiti in the normally placid neighborhood on Comments (3).

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