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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Bay Ridge

Idol v. Idol

The letter from lawyers for “American Idol” threatening legal action if Bay Ridge’s Senior Idol singing contest doesn’t change its name raises the question of whether the two really could be confused. Check out this slide show and you tell us. Comments (1).
Coney Island

Cyclones battle bullying

Bullying just got thrown out at the plate. Comment.
Bridge ‘Park’

Hands-on experience: Park sculpture says “Please Touch the Art”

Crime

Fleece of mind: Lawman says Brooklyn ‘psychic’ scamed Iowans

He should have seen this coming. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

Finallly, Jo weighs in on same-sex marriage

This week, Jo weighs in on same-sex marriage. Comment.
BoroBeat

Opening BID: Sunset Park business group celebrates 20 years

They got down to bid-ness. Comment.
Nets

Inside the Nets draft-day moves

We’ve thought about this for a week, and now, without further ado, we present our analysis of the Nets moves! Comment.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Bay Ridge

‘Idol’ threat: TV talent show says Ridge competition stole its tune

In a desperate attempt to reverse plummeting ratings, “American Idol,” a network television talent show, is seizing on the coattails of one of Bay Ridge’s most popular institutions — Brooklyn Senior Idol. Comments (2).
Mill Basin

Help for homeowners

Neighborhood Housing Services of East Flatbush hosted a free “Help for Homeowners” event at the American Legion Hall on Avenue N in Mill Basin on June 20. Comment.
Borough-wide

Happy Lunar New Year!

The city has added another new holiday to the school calendar. Comment.
Park Slope

Singers with chops: Piper Theatre serves up bloody ‘Sweeney Todd’

Call him the demon barber of Third Street. Comment.
Borough-wide

New nest for the Nets

Brooklyn’s home team previewed its unfinished Sunset Park practice facility. Comment.
Borough-wide

Highway to swell: Federal designation may unlock grants, sink private plans for waterfront

Two waterfront shipping facilities are now part of America’s Marine Highway System, expanding availability of federal grants for the publicly owned sites, Mayor DeBlasio announced on June 29. Comment.
Bedford-Stuyvesant

Afro-centric!: Photo show celebrates natural hair

This show has locks to love. Comment.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Brooklyn Heights

Car squawk! Uber slams councilman over livery law

The internet taxi service sent out an e-mail going after Councilman Steve Levin’s plan to limit the company’s car count. Comment.

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Dyker Heights

Bill please: Mayor holding up ‘illegal home conversion’ bills

Legislation to combat illegal home conversions that Borough President Adams and two Brooklyn councilmen promised months ago is still on the drafting table because of a legal snag. Comments (1).
Carroll Gardens

All that may become a man

All the world’s a stage, and all these men and women are equal players. Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan looks at the U.S. — by the dollars

In which our columnist uses dollar figures to consider the national debt, charities, and the cyclical paradox of state lotteries. Comments (1).

Sunday, June 28, 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.

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