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Tuesday, March 31, 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.

Musical beer-ter! Thespians staging ‘Urinetown’ in a bar

And you can take part! Comment.
Prospect Heights

Sketch artist: Brooklyn Museum to exhibit Basquiat’s notebooks

Eight of the late Park Slope-born artist’s notebooks will be on display to the public for the first time ever. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Locals push back against Emmons Avenue condo design

The design for the new seven-story condo building set to replace Emmons Avenue’s iconic El Greco diner has some residents calling for the developers to go back to the drawing board. Comment.
Gerritsen Beach

Wildfire in Gerritsen Beach

The fire department is investigating a mysterious brush fire that erupted in a field in Gerritsen Beach on March 29. Comment.
High School Sports

A-OK: Big fourth quarter sends Nazareth to Federation ‘A’ crown

ALBANY – There were plenty of times Nazareth could have given up on its season, hung its heads and said, “wait ’till next year.” A state Federation championship is the Lady Kingsmen’s prize for not doing so. Comment.
High School Sports

Bobcats’ late charge falls short in Federation ‘B’ semifinals

ALBANY – The press was both friend and foe to the Bobcats. Comment.
High School Sports

Vikings fall in Federation semis despite record 46 points from Fraser

ALBANY – Even an historic performance from Brianna Fraser was not enough to secure a state title for South Shore this year. Comment.

Monday, March 30, 2015

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.

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 (5).

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.

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.

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.

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