Courier Life’s

Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015

Rhymes with Crazy

New York City Slang for a new generation

This week, the Screecher is sick so our guest columnist defines the new words she heard around the Big Apple. Comment.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Park Slope

V-Gay Day! Slope’s Excelsior should reopen on Wednesday

Beloved Park Slope gay bar Excelsior is finally set to open its new Fifth Avenue spot next week, a year after shutting the doors to its longtime location down the street, and the owners are just as relieved as their thirsty clientele. Comment.

Beep Adams in talks to put 3D printers in all Brooklyn schools

He wants to be the prince of prints. Comments (2).

Individual ‘Ayn-them’: Ayn Rand adaptation aims for middle ground

The theater is getting a little Rand-y. Comment.
Bay Ridge Nights

Bay Ridge attacks the weekend

Free flicks, tons of music, and a party in the park are waiting for you in Bay Ridge this weekend. Comment.

‘Hunger Games’ appetizer

If you’re hungry for a taste of “Mockingjay,” head over to Prospect Park on Wednesday. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

Forced shunning a silent killer

Faigy Mayer committed suicide because her ultra-religious family shunned her — a form of aggression that is pervasive and virtually ignored, writes our columnist. Comments (2).

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Coney Island

Name change! Courier and Councilman rush to Lou’s rescue

“Louis Powsner Way” would have been on the wrong block in Coney Island, if the Courier and Councilman Mark Treyger hadn’t got on the city’s case. Comment.

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Gerritsen Beach

Claw-Back: The Sequel

Months after Sandy victims fended off a push by federal agencies to claw back relief payouts from those who got help from more than one source, the government is making another grab. Comment.
Standing O

Standing O is at it again!

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

In the market for convenience: Brighton Beach seniors clamor for supermarket

Brighton Beach’s senior citizens have not had an American supermarket for nearly three years — and they are hungry for some convenience. Comment.
Fort Greene

Sound of violence: Anti-lynching play uses audio footage of Eric Garner

In this play, the present haunts the past. Comment.
Coney Island

Agency wants to move Coney flood barrier up the creek

Could Coney Island Creek become the Great Barrier Creek? Comment.
Joe Knows

Former Ford star set to put hoops career back on track

Chaz Williams is ready to move past a forgettable start to his professional basketball career. Comment.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015


Loading zone out: City quietly nixes parking spots on 5th Ave.

It’s a communication gap so big you could park a truck in it. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Dabka dance party in the Ridge

The 9th-annual Arab American Bazaar at Shore Road Park in Bay Ridge on July 26 marked the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan with a celebration Arab heritage. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

Joanna is on Team April after latest ‘Sharknado’

Some people may think that three spins in the Sharknado is enough. But our columnist answers, “Oh hell no!” Comment.
Harbor Watch

Sailors claim softball victory

Fort Hamilton Army Base hosted the fifth annual First Responders Picnic and Softball Competition, pitting military teams and cops and firefighters against each other. Comment.

Top Flight: Aviator youth hockey program reaches Tier 1

The city’s best young hockey players no longer need to leave the five boroughs to play at the highest level. Comment.

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