Courier Life’s

Friday, July 3, 2015

Coney Island

Gut check: Runner-up ready to beat Chestnut at hotdog-eating contest

He says there will be a new top dog-eater in town. Comment.

Fired up!

It’s news you can fuse! Comment.
Coney Island

Coney Island eats!

Nathan’s Famous Comment.
Manhattan Beach

It’s Gee-nius!: George Gee Swing Orchestra kicks of concert series

Don’t rain on his parade! Comment.
Bay Ridge Nights

Bay Ridge goes off with a bang

Food, tunes, and fireworks — nobody does Independence Day like Bay Ridge! Comment.
Coney Island

Major minors: Here’s our All-Cyclones MLB team

Plenty of Cyclones have made it to the show, but these guys did it better than most. Comment.
Harbor Watch

Changing over

The outgoing US Army Recruiting Battalion commander ceremoniously passed the flag over to his replacement at Fort Hamilton Army Base on June 26. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

Happy Birthday, America — you look great at 239!

There are at least 239 reasons to celebrate the United States of America — one for each year of its glorious existence, writes our true-blue columnist. Comment.

Thursday, July 2, 2015


Rover rescue

They say cats have nine lives, but nine puppies in Gravesend could have lost the only lives they have if not for some generous animal rescuers from the neighborhood. Comment.
Coney Island

Costume catastrophe! Times Square plague afflicts our beloved Boardwalk

The invasion long dreaded by denizens of the People’s Playground has finally come to pass, as costumed characters driven out of Times Square by a police crackdown have descended onto the Coney Island Boardwalk. Comment.

Flag razing: Old Glory pulled down by thief

Just days after prevailing against the city’s attempt to pull it down, the star-spangled banner on display outside the Flatlands Volunteer Ambulance Corps was stolen right off the pole by flag-hating fiend. Comment.
Standing O

Welcome to Big Apple Bank

Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment.

Industrial-strength drinks: Industry City gets a vodka tasting room

If you build it, they will come. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Cherry Hill celebrates independence — America’s and its own

Cherry Hill Market threw an early July Fourth party last week, celebrating both America’s independence and its own freedom from a long-standing legal threat that could have put the market out of business. Comment.
Joe Knows

Family inspired Fort Hamilton’s Papadakos to excell in flag football

Football was in Maria Papadakos’s blood long before she became Fort Hamilton’s flag football quarterback. Comment.

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 (2).

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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’


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. Comments (4).

Opening BID: Sunset Park business group celebrates 20 years

They got down to bid-ness. Comment.

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.

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.

New nest for the Nets

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

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.

Afro-centric!: Photo show celebrates natural hair

This show has locks to love. Comment.

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