Courier Life’s

Friday, May 29, 2015

Bergen Beach

Noise is off

The city hopes a new noise barrier will silence complaints from Bergen Beachers near the Belt Parkway two years after a bridge reconstruction project tore down the line of trees serving as a natural muffler — but locals doubt the flimsy fence will make a difference. Comment.
Bay Ridge

‘Hoodlinked: Do-it-yourself Internet network reaches Ridge

A group of techies aiming to build a citywide, community-owned WiFi network is making inroads into Bay Ridge. Comment.

Grave end in Gravesend

One man is dead and another is in critical condition after someone shot them in the deceased’s Stillwell Avenue apartment on May 26. Comment.
Bay Ridge Nights

Find your Fifth element in Bay Ridge!

We’re pleading the Fifth — Fifth Avenue, that is! Comment.

Waste warriors: Locals clean Bensonhurst streets

They turned out to take the trash out. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Board bashes building boost.

The city has launched a charm offensive to sell a controversial plan to ease height and parking requirements on new construction, but after grilling agency reps, Sheepshead Bay leaders were just offended. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

Pope Francis is jumping on the anti-Israel bandwagon with an ungodly Pales-whine

Pope Francis and other world leaders should act to expose and overturn the repugnant morality that teaches Palestinian children to hate Jews, admire martyrs, and support jihad, instead of ratifying it. Comment.

Thursday, May 28, 2015


Fatal hit-and-run in Canarsie

A Flatlands man was killed on May 22 when a driver struck him on Glenwood Road near Rockaway Parkway in Canarsie and then fled the scene. Comments (1).
Coney Island

Plunder-bolt: Luna Park looter on the loose

Cops are searching for a killjoy who is stealing purses from cubbies at Luna Park in Coney Island. Comment.
Coney Island

Open water: Beach season begins in Coney

Life’s a beach for Brooklynites. Comment.

Gestation sensation! A pregnancy-themed variety show in Gowanus

This show is all in the delivery. Comment.

Thrill-seekers spin, drop, and fly at Kings County Fair

The Kings County Fair entertained Brooklynites with stomach-turning roller coasters, wild attractions, and plenty of funnel cake from May 14 to 25 at Aviator Sports and Events Center. Comment.
Standing O

Local legal eagle soars!

Standing O is shouting it out for the new president of the Women’s Bar Association. Comment.
Coney Island

Cops: School safety agent drove drunk

Police arrested an off-duty school safety agent for drunk driving right in front a police station on W. Eighth Street in Coney Island on May 22. Comment.

Wheelin’ in the years

Amusement ride buffs gathered at Deno’s Wonder Wheel for a celebratory ride when it turned 95 years old on Monday. Comment.

UPDATED: Vets call for reopening of Downtown monument

Borough President Adams has now pledged $1 million to help restore the Cadman Plaza World War II memorial. Comment.
High School Sports

Karn-age: Senior’s walk-off hit, arm send Madison to semifinals

Christopher Karnbach single-handily advanced James Madison to the semifinals. Comment.
Joe Knows

Public missed chance to suggest PSAL improvments

People complain in the background all the time about the workings of the Public School Athletic League, from parents to coaches to referees. Those people missed a rare chance to say it right to the PSAL’s top executives last week. Comment.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Brighton Beach

Dancing their way to safety

The students of PS 253 won $10,000 last week for strutting their stuff in the name of safety. Comment.

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Harbor Watch


Fort Hamilton Army Base welcomed sailors entering New York Harbor with a pre-Fleet Week “Salute to Ships” on May 20. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

Jo reminds Kuby why he can yak on the radio

Recalling her own hippie past, our columnist tells a certain radio host to grow up and show some gratitude. Comments (1).

Living on video: Bushwick filmmaker stars as himself in new flick

Talk about a meta narrative. Comment.

Argument ends in 14-year-old slashed on hand

Get ready for your weekly run down of crimes from Bensonhurst’s 62nd Precinct. Comment.
High School Sports

Poly Prep rally falls short in softball title game

Poly Prep just fell few hits short. Comment.
High School Sports

Grand Street hits dead end in playoff loss to Cardozo

Grand Street Campus hurt itself more times than it could overcome last Friday. Comment.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Bay Ridge

Young guns start door-to-door gym service in Ridge

They’re here to pump — you up! Comments (1).

Where to drink boozy slushies this summer

They’re the hottest cold drink around! Comment.

Where to watch outdoor movies in Brooklyn this summer

Brooklyn’s outdoor film festivals don’t show the latest blockbusters, but who needs the new “Star Wars” movie when you can see real stars? Comment.

Blaze of glory: FDNY ambulance crews battle it out in EMS competition

They’re the best of New York’s Best. Comment.

Float your boat! Learn to kayak and canoe in Brooklyn this summer

Find your sea legs at one of these borough boating clubs. Comment.

Oliver tapped to turn around Blackbirds women’s hoops program

The first thing the new Long Island University women’s basketball coach wants to do is remind the long-suffering Lady Blackbirds why they love to play the game. Comments (1).

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