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Monday, Aug. 22, 2011

Fort Greene

Seeing Green! Cee Lo headlines this weekend’s free Afro-Punk Festival

You’d be foolish to pass up this two-day music extravanganza at Commodore Barry Park. Comment.

Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011


Marathon swim washes up at Coney

Six swimmers reenact a 17-mile swim on the 100-year anniversary of endurance swimmer Rose Pitonof’s historic swim. Comment.

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Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011


Street games

Kids spend the day playing games, enjoying food and making friends at the Police Athletic League’s Summer Play Streets program. Comment.

Friday, Aug. 19, 2011

Coney Island

Bye-bye bialys! Brooklyn-baked buns on backburner

Beloved for years from Canarsie to Greenpoint, the bialy — a once-ubiquitous Brooklyn-made breakfast treat that’s not quite bagel and not quite roll — is going the way of the dodo. Comment.

Tell us your memories of 9-11

The Community Newspaper Group is looking for your 9-11 story for our commerative issue! Comments (1).
The Newsstand

This week’s Courier Life Newspapers are online

Brooklyn Daily is proud to present the latest print editions of our Courier Life newspapers. Comment.

Home invasion in Mill Basin

Plus all the crime coming out of the 63rd Precinct this week. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

Bklyn wall remembers 9-11 heroes

Brooklyn’s Wall of Remembrance tops Manhattan memorial by providing a timely tribuite to 9-11 heroes. Comment.
Weekend Watch

It’s a G-saster!

Pretty clear sailing — unless you ride the most-important train in the system, the G. Read on for all the transit news that affects your weekend plans. (Saturday, August 20 at 12:01 am to Monday, Aug. 22 at 5 am unless otherwise noted). Comment.

Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011

Standing O

This week’s Standing O!

Our columnist salutes this week’s heroes! Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Brooklyn: Bob’s our new Weiner

Brooklyn loves Bob! Comments (2).

Fry guy goes postal!

A gun-toting McDonald’s employee tops the list of police blotter items from the 60th, 61st and 62nd precincts. Comment.

The ship has hit the fan! Kayakers brave Newtown Creek

The North Brooklyn Boat Club has its second-ever flotilla. Comment.

Teens take out the trash

Bensonhurst teenagers clean up their neighborhood park with Assemblyman William Colton. Comments (1).

Dog daze! ‘Hipster Puppies’ invade DUMBO

Bearded, plaid-wearing hipsters are coming to DUMBO this month — but don’t worry, these ones won’t lock you into a conversation about Slavoj Žižek or Animal Collective. Comment.

Roller derby teams battle at the airstrip

In a triple-header, three New York City teams socked it out at Aviator Sports and Events Center on Saturday. Comments (2).

Man slashed on E. 105th Street

An attack by a knife wielding goon leads this week’s Canarsie police blotter. Comment.

Ditch covered — but residents are still blowing their tops

The city’s attempt to secure and cover a half-block wide ditch ripping across Avenue K in Georgetown is about as helpful as putting perfume on a pig, outraged residents said this week. Comment.

Xaverian’s Martir verbals to Maryland

Brooklyn now sends two to the ACC school. Comment.

Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011

Bergen Beach

Who’s on guard? Residents question security at school where teen fell

The tight-lipped Department of Education won’t say how it was guarding an under-construction Bergen Beach middle school the night a 15-year-old boy plummeted to his death from atop the building’s roof — and residents say that there is little security at the scaffolding-covered school after work crews go home, making it a prime target for another tragedy. Comment.

Who is stealing the dogs of Brooklyn?

A playful little Yorkshire Terrier has been stolen — the third dognapping in recent weeks. Is it a trend? Well, it’s been three... Comment.

Library chief squeezes union workers to add Saturday hours

The Brooklyn Public Library will restore weekend hours at more than half of its branches this September thanks to a rule change that will make union employees do basic work when the library’s actually open, not during overtime. Comment.
Mill Basin

BBQ throwdown in Old Mill Basin!

Guess who gets to decide who has the best barbecue in Mill Basin? Me. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Cut and run! Theives strike and councilman’s grandkids bris

It’s the unkindest cut. Comment.

Woman groped on Avenue R

Plus all the other crimes happening in Homecrest and along Kings Highway and Avenue U. Comment.
Brighton Beach

Brighton Beach’s streetlight saga!

Residents say city has failed to fix a faulty lamppost for more than seven months. Comment.
Gavel to Gavel

Bath Beach cop killer to be set free

A conviction against a man who allegedly killed his wife, an NYPD cop, gets overturned and a mobster who worked in Lucali’s Pizzeria in Carroll Gardens hammers out a plea deal with the feds in this week’s Gavel to Gavel column. Comment.

Cops ticket ‘ticket-fighting’ car

Someone call the irony police! Comment.

Dozens salute the summer at Paerdegat Park

Dozens of kids happily saluted the summer season on Saturday with a day of fun in the sun at Paerdegat Park, sponsored by the Citizens for a Better Community. Comment.
Park Slope

Fourth Avenue floods over — and city can’t fix it until 2013

It’s raining, it’s pouring, the city is snoring, say Fourth Avenue business. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Last chance to drink beer and look at Jackie Robinson’s sweaty jersey

Enjoy the Brooklyn Historical Society’s beer garden party one last time on Aug. 25 Comment.

Ford star ends stellar summer with St. John’s offer

Things are in Aaliyah Lewis’s court. Comment.

Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011


It’s on! 18th Ave. fest to go off without a hitch

Bensonhurst’s beloved 18th Avenue Festival is on — and, yes, it will be 10 days long. Comments (21).
Coney Island

It’s a wash! Coney water slide park axed

Coney Island’s blow-up park is officially deflated. Comment.

Big-box problem! Restauranteur says business is being killed by storage containers

Talk about a big-box lawsuit! Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

The heck with romance, give me a dry basement.

Could Joanna’s basement withstand the biggest rainstorm of the year? Comments (1).

Report: Alleged child killer a schizo

Doctors say alleged child kidnapper and killer Levi Aron is a schizo whose family has a history of mental disorders, according to a psychological analysis obtained by the Associated Press. Comment.

Home again: Breukelen Friends and Family Day a hit

Former residents of the Breukelen Houses return for the annual event, featuring old friendships and good memories. Comments (1).
Park Slope

The boy from aahhs! Kiwi chef Mark Simmons opens his own place

The former “Top Chef” competitor now has his own New Zealand-themed joint. Comment.

Play on!

The Police Athletic League celebrates the end of summer with games, sports and plenty more. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Karaoke club owner speaks!

And he says his Crown KTV club — where five were stabbed over the weekend — is a plus for the community. Comment.

Up on the roof! New troupe does Shakespeare under the stars

A new theater company devoted to performing Shakespeare’s classics in unexpected places is starting off on the right foot — with a production of “The Tempest” on a Greenpoint rooftop. Comment.
Crown Heights

Balled over! Get out your tux — and add some red — for this party

Nightlife gurus Gemini and Scorpio are at it again. Hope you like Bauhaus. Comment.
Fort Greene

Brooklyn’s finest! Fort Greene Park hosts literary heavyweights this Saturday

Rick Moody, Bryonn Bain and Bernice McFadden are just some of the writers who’ll represent at an annual literary festival. Comment.

Team-first, stronger Brown readies new era at Manhattan

The former East New York Transit Tech star is still making waves. Comment.

Monday, Aug. 15, 2011

It’s Only My Opinion

Stan takes aim at the FAA, and has a TEA Party

Here’s a perfect example of government waste and how, as it so often does, it applies to the inefficiencies of both political parties, Mr. Raisman. Comments (2).

Coney welcomes the smallest brewery in the world

The freak show just got another freak show. Comment.

Kaboom! Battle Week begins this weekend

The annual commemoration of George Washington’s retreat from Brooklyn — heroic or cowardly, you decide — is upon us. Comment.

This week’s tasty — but less filling! — food gossip

Williamsburg wins the “Hot Restaurant Opening” of the week, Park Slope is the queen of caffeine, and Clinton Hill makes a play for Brooklyn’s newest dining destination. Comment.
Ditmas Park

Catch a true jazz legend — and his seven-string guitar — on Thursday

Charlie Hunter hits Sycamore. Comment.

Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011

Big Screecher

Carmine enjoys another landmark party

Carmine has a blast at Cookie’s 75th birthday party! Comment.

Friday, Aug. 12, 2011

Marine Park

Remembering Nicholas: Dozens honor fallen 15-year-old

Dozens of Bergen Beach teens flocked to Roy H. Mann Junior High School on Wednesday evening for a memorial of 15-year-old Nicholas Gryak, who died the night before after falling from the school’s roof. Comment.

Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011

Coney Island

Big top fold up! Mom-and-pop stand in for Ringling Bros closes six weeks early

Vidbel Circus abruptly closes before its lease is up because the crowds did not materialize. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Two injured in Midwood car accident

Four cars damaged in collision on E. Ninth Street and Avenue L. Comment.

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