Brooklyn Courier

Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011

Brooklyn Heights

Ring in New Year’s with a case of the blues

But don’t worry: This performance by blues musician extraordinaire Arthur Neilson will anything but a bummer. Comment.
The Greatest Story Ever

Time cops! Fancy watch maker wages war against Rolex Deli

It was a matter of time! Comment.

Friday, Dec. 16, 2011

Fort Greene

Fried and glory! Latke cookoff features Brooklyn’s best chefs on Monday

Talk about grate expectations. Comment.
Downtown

Opinion: Fulton Mall gentrification is only good for some

We asked the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership and a Downtown activist group for dueling op-ed pieces about the gentification of Downtown’s main shopping strip. Only the activists accepted our invitation. Too bad. Comments (2).
Downtown

Fulton Mall is getting better

After too many years of decline, Fulton Mall is undergoing a historic transformation. This area brings back so many memories for me, and I’m sure for many of you here tonight who are of a “certain age.” I can still remember my mother dragging me to stores like Mays, Martin’s, E.J. Korvette, A&S, Chock Full o’ Nuts and Needicks. Comments (1).
Williamsburg

Woman raped in S. Fourth Street apartment

Plus all the other dastardly news from Williamsburg’s 90th Precinct. Comment.

Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011

DUMBO

This camping stove helps you answer the cell of the wild

At last, you can get away from it all on a camping trip to the wilderness — but still charge your iPhone! Comment.
BoroBeat

Canines bark up a storm at park carol-fest

Brooklyn’s pooches are a dab paw at holding their own during a holiday howl-fest, and FIDO’s annual man-dog carol-fest at Prospect Park proved the point. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Burglar nabbed

A 29-year-old is arrested for breaking into an E. 15th Street home, plus a smattering of other crimes from Midwood’s 70th Precinct. Comment.

Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011

Columbia St Waterfront

Tunnel vision! Railway legend, Bob Diamond, sues city over trolleys

The city broke its promise to let a railway enthusiast build a trolley service from Downtown to Red Hook that would have passed through a shuttered subway tunnel under Atlantic Avenue, a bombshell $160-million lawsuit charged last week. Comments (2).
Carroll Gardens

Typical Italian food? Nein!

This Italian restaurant has a German accent. Comment.
Greenpoint

Beer gets classy: Greenpoint bar makes brew into cocktails

Some say, “Beer with liquor, never been sicker,” but not these guys! Comment.
Prospect Heights

Mix and match: Find your next roommate — or apartment — at this boozy mixer.

This matchmaking event aims to land you a partner who’s willing to commit — to signing a lease. Comment.
Greenpoint

Beer and liquor cocktails? Make ’em yourself

Here are two recipes from the new One Stop Beer Shop in Greenpoint. Comment.
Carroll Gardens

The Grinch was working Carroll Gardens

Plus all the crime from Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Red Hook’s 76th Precinct. Comments (1).
Park Slope

Beaten outside Lucky 13

Plus the other crime from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct. Comment.
Greenpoint

Punched out on N. Henry Street

Plus all the other crime from Greenpoint’s 94th Precinct. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

It’s beginning to steal a lot like Christmas

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

Crack dealer — yes, a crack dealer — collared

Plus the other crime in Prospect Heights’ 77th Precinct. Comment.

Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011

Park Slope

Bike stolen? One Park Slope family simply stole it back

And this Wild West story even includes a ride off into the sunset. Comments (1).
Williamsburg

All’s well at Allswell

You’ll have an offal good time at Allswell — chef Nate Smith’s new soup-to-guts gastropub in Williamsburg. Comments (1).
Brooklyn Courier

The Midwood Mensch: Saving shoppers from parking tickets

A 72-year-old do-gooder helps make the city’s inconvenient parking rules easier on Avenue M motorists. Comments (1).
DUMBO

Our Santacon coverage is ‘Claus’ for celebration

Hundreds of Christmas-costumed revelers celebrate Santacon in DUMBO on Saturday morning before crossing the Brooklyn Bridge in the first leg of the hipster Triple Crown. Comment.
DUMBO

DUMBO florist is having a White (House) Christmas

Emily Thompson has a new client: President Obama. Comment.
DUMBO

Five holiday decorating tips from a White House-worthy florist

Emily Thompson, DUMBO’s florist extraordinaire, took her talents to the White House last month — transforming the East Room into a wooded wonderland for the holidays. Here’s five quick and all-natural tips on decking Brooklyn’s halls. Comment.

Monday, Dec. 12, 2011

Greenpoint

Into the dustbin! Preservation group dumps Greenpoint historic district bid

An expansion of Greenpoint’s current historic district was dealt a possibly fatal blow last week when an influential Manhattan preservation group announced it would no longer back the bid, citing lack of public support. Comment.

Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011

Park Slope

That’s so ’snice! BID holds tree lighting at Fifth Ave. cafe

Festive frolickers ignite Yuletide cheer at a swell-named eatery. Comment.

Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011

Williamsburg

A holly jolly affair: 94th Precinct cops bring Santa to Williamsburg

Brooklyn’s big hearts helped to make the holidays brighter for underprivileged children by distributing gifts at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Comments (2).

Friday, Dec. 9, 2011

Boerum Hill

Blast off! Space stamp creator sends PS 261 kids into orbit

The Brooklynite responsible for the US Postal Service’s “space” stamps landed Boerum Hill to have a lofty visit with art-smart students. Comment.

Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011

Brooklyn Courier

Porn to be mild! Come for the smut, but stay for the classics

At Cinema Kings Highway, you can watch “Shaving Ryan’s Privates” and then hop upstairs to watch the adult classic’s inspiration. Comments (1).

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