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Monday, March 30, 2015

Coney Island

Terror at 85 feet

When Luna Park’s Cyclone roller coaster stalled near the top of its first hill during the second ride of the season on March 29, trapping a dozen riders 85 feet above Coney Island, nobody at the amusement park bothered to contact the police or fire department. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Gutterball! Owner of former Maple Lanes backspins on promised parking

Developers bowled over Maple Lanes in Bensonhurst last week to make way for an apartment complex, but they are mum on details about the project — including why they suddenly changed designs and why they aren’t providing any parking for the 128-unit development. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Solving for XX: Ridge schools encouraging girls in science

Two Bay Ridge parochial schools are melting the glass ceiling and turning it into beakers. Comment.
Gowanus

Friends with benefits: W’burg duo White Hills attracts famous fans

Fame is fleeting, but an experimental rock album is forever. Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan looks at Hillary’s record

In which our columnist compares the former New York senator’s record for upstate job creation to Gov. Cuomo’s. Comments (3).

Sunday, March 29, 2015

The Newsstand

Courier Life’s Brooklyn papers are 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

Sound Off to the Editor

Catch up on what your neighbors are thinking on the best soapbox in town. Comment.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Big Screecher

Carminvalanche! The Screecher gets buried

How many times has this happened to you: You buy so much stuff on the line, have no place to put it, and then end up buried in it? Comment.
Borough-wide

Russell’s ‘A’ game powers Nazareth into Federation final

Erkyah Russell watched from the sidelines as Nazareth’s commanding, 16-point, first-quarter lead disappear in the second frame, and she knew she had to come in and make a difference. Comment.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Canarsie

Cops searching for missing 13-year-old girl

Police Department are asking the public’s help finding a 13-year-old Canarsie girl who disappeared from her East 82 Street home on March 25. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Rezone could put end to low-rise Ridge

A citywide rezoning scheme threatens to unravel Bay Ridge’s small-town feel, preservationists say. Comment.
Coney Island

Special feature

Acclaimed filmmaker Darren Aronofsky dropped by his old middle school, Mark Twain IS 239 in Coney Island, to be inducted into the school’s Alumni Hall of Fame. Comment.
Bay Ridge Nights

Bay Ridge is still going green

It is a bona-fide four-leaf clover — welcome to week four of Bay Ridge Nights’ exhaustive Saint Patrick’s Day coverage! Comments (1).
A Britisher’s View

HIllary Clinton lied in Canarsie

Possible presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton once worked a rope line in Canarsie — but looped around the truth — writes our columnist, who was there to document the fib. Comments (2).

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