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Friday, Nov. 18, 2011


Eat this!

Our food writer turned 30 — so she found the borough’s 30 tastiest dishes! Comment.

Monday, Nov. 14, 2011

Prospect Heights

Nude awakening! Brooklyn Museum shows work that was banned in D.C.

The most controversial art exhibit in America is coming to Brooklyn on Nov. 18. Comment.

Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011

Big Screecher

Carmine’s stomach meets its match at niece’s wedding

This week, Carmine learns he can’t always get through the main course at a wedding! Comments (1).

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More recess, please! PS 212 cuts ribbon on new playground

Students and teachers celebrated the opening of their new play space at the Gravesend school on Monday. Comments (2).

Friday, Nov. 11, 2011

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.
A Britisher’s View

Hajj — a spiritual journey to Hell

As believers from across the world perform one of Islam’s holiest rites — Hajj — our columnist sheds light on the perilous pilgrimage. Comments (29).
Marine Park

Tire shop takeaway

A break in at a Ralph Avenue tire shop leads this week’s 63rd Precinct blotter. Comment.
Gavel to Gavel

Carroll Gardens DJ killer’s murder trial begins — for the second time

The murder trial against alleged teenage butcher John Katehis has begun anew — and prosecutors are pulling out all the stops to convict the would-be killer. Comment.
Marine Park

It’s official: There are 3,000 ‘active’ seniors in Marine Park

Talk about a senior moment! Comment.

Scratch-off goon loses freedom

The arrest of a sinister scratch-off stealer leads his week’s 62nd Precinct police blotter. Comment.

Millennium Development ushers in fall with family funday

Mom, Dad and the kids welcomed the golden season with a harvest festival at the John Malone Community Center in Bergen Beach on Saturday. See all in the fun in our slideshow. Comment.
Standing O

Hooray to this week’s Best of Brooklyn

It’s our weekly Standing O to all you heroes out there. Comment.
Bay Ridge

The Champagne Diet! New book says you can drink bubbly and get fit

A Bay Ridge woman swears by a dietary supplement that comes from a liquor store. Comment.

Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011

Speak Out

The Ravenhall Baths and the downfall of Coney

Tragedy struck the Coney Island’s mighty Ravenhall Baths in the 1960s. Comments (8).
Coney Island

Man pistol-whipped on Stillwell Avenue

Plus a smattering of other crimes from Coney Island’s 60th Precinct. Comment.

Cops nab pharmacy raider

A pharmacy goon’s arrest leads this week’s 70th Precinct blotter Comment.
Park Slope

Bottle of write! Women share stories of booze at Old Stone House

It’s all part of “Make Mine a Double,” a reading next week. Comment.

Vollie grimebusters make a clean sweep of Mermaid Avenue

Have you noticed how Mermaid Ave. between Stillwell Avenue and W. 33rd Street looks spiffier? Thank Astella Development Corporation, the Coney Island Board of Trade, and area residents, who joined forces for a clean-up day along the commercial corridor. See all in the fun in our slideshow. Comment.
Park Slope

Head to Blueprint for mezcal mastry

Who needs tequila when you can drink its sophisticated sister? Comment.

Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011

Bay Ridge

Ridge Republican vows to kill parking permits for Barclays neighbors

A controversial plan to sell street parking permits to residents near the Barclays Center arena has already broke down in the pothole of the Republican-controlled state Senate days after the City Council approved the proposal. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Hole again! Cab drivers save Coney Island Bialys and Bagels

A beloved Jewish bakery on the brink of closure has been saved — by two Muslim cab drivers with a shared love of kosher bagels and their hole-less, flat, more oniony cousin, the bialy. Comments (1).
Sheepshead Bay

Woman car jacked outside of Delmar Pizza

A harrowing car theft on Sheepshead Bay Road leads this week’s 61st Precinct police blotter Comment.

Want some juicy hot food porn? This ‘Scanwich’ is for you

Get inside — really inside — some hot sandwiches! Comment.

Leiby ‘killer’ will stand trial in Brooklyn

Accused child killer Levi Aron will stand trial in Brooklyn despite his lawyers’ pleas to move the proceedings to Suffolk County or the Bronx, a court ruled on Tuesday. Comments (1).
Bay Ridge

Brooklyn (finally) gets its own superhero

“Captain Brooklyn” gets his powers from the sludgy Gowanus Comment.
Marine Park

Cops: Greedy con men busted

A couple of con artists looking to fleece susceptible seniors in Marine Park, Mill Basin and Bergen Beach were done in by their own greed, say police who arrested two suspects on Nov. 3. Comments (2).

Boozehound busted in Canarsie

Plus a smattering of other crimes from Canarsie’s 69th Precinct. Comment.

Brooklyn lays out welcome mat for New York City Marathon runners

NOBODY cheers louder and better than Brooklynites — and the marathoners received their fair share of rah-rah-rah as they cruised the borough on their way to Queens. See all the action in our slideshow. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

Faith escapes truth in advertising

This week, our columnist compares Harold Camping to Bernie Madoff! Comments (1).


A Cuban chef cooks a kosher meal for the East Midwood Jewish Center. Comments (1).

Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011

Brighton Beach

One dies after building collapses in Brighton Beach

Firemen were able to pull three construction workers from a pile of rubble when a portion of an under-construction building on Brighton Fifth Street collapsed on Tuesday afternoon, but one of the workers later died after suffering a heart attack during the ordeal. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Residents blast school’s dead-end plan

A Bay Ridge private school says it wants to make the neighborhood — and the country — safer by taking over a portion of a troublesome dead end street near an entrance to its football field, but neighbors say there is nothing dangerous about the area and that the school is simply making a land grab that would take valuable parking spaces away from them. Comments (4).

Southern Brooklynites pan ‘pay-to-park’ plans

Southern Brooklyn lawmakers say a bill that would allow the city to charge residents to park on the street near their homes is the first step onto a slippery slope leading to a world where free parking doesn’t exist — unless you have your own driveway. Comment.
Park Slope

End of an era! Aunt Suzie’s, red sauce mainstay, to close

The beloved Park Slope restaurant — famous for its cheap Italian eats and homey vibe — will close after 25 years on Fifth Avenue. Comment.
Greenwood Heights

Fans flock to Basquiat’s grave in Green-Wood Cemetery

Green-Wood Cemetery in Sunset Park is the resting place of many famous Brooklynites, though none is more beloved — and most frequently visited by adoring fans — than artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Comment.

Love shack! New Gowanus clam stand is a hit

Littleneck, with Harding behind the stove, claws its way to the top. Comment.

The poet laureate processes 9-11

Tina Chang is back with a new book about the horror and aftermath of Sept. 11. Comment.

BRIC anniversary bash strokes borough artists

Brooklyn-based artists had a close brush with admiration when they were honored at Pier 41 for helping to shape our vibrant, creative community! Comment.

Monday, Nov. 7, 2011

Ditmas Park

Ditmas locals fan out to find missing cafe owner

Friends, family, neighbors and customers fanned out across Ditmas Park on Saturday to widen the search for Josh Rubin, the owner of the cafe Whisk, who disappeared on Monday night. Comment.

Drag racer hits two boys on Avenue S

Two drag-racing motorists struck a pair of 12-year-old bicyclists in Gravesend near the corner of Avenue S and E. Fourth Street on Nov. 1, leaving both children hospitalized — one of them with a brain injury — before fleeing the scene. Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

Faster than the speed of light — thank a vet!

This week, our columnist looks neutrinos, and reminds us why we are speaking and reading English. Comments (2).
Coney Island

Randazzo’s Clam Bar eyes second restaurant on the Coney Island Boardwalk

Owners of the legendary Randazzo’s Clam Bar in Sheepshead Bay say they have been asked to open an outpost on Coney Island — but they would have to do it at the expense of a less-legendary place: Cha Cha’s Bar on the Boardwalk. Comments (1).

Hell on wheels in Kensington as bike-riding groper works streets

A creep on a bike groped two different women in Kensington since Oct. 19 — putting neighbors on edge and revealing that the sex attacks in South Slope and beyond are far from over. Comment.

Canarsie Cemetery resurrected!

New ownership is sprucing up what had become a neighborhood eyesore. Comments (2).

Paint misbehavin’! Another 9-11 memorial gets covered over

America’s fading post-9-11 unity has a new symbol: a soon-to-be-covered-up patriotic mural. Comment.

Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011


Aviators fail to skewer Bluefins in 5-4 overtime loss

The Aviators failed to hook a win against the Cape Cod Bluefins on Saturday during a 5-4 upset in overtime — and a bungled move by goalie Tommy “Big Stick” Lee helped Cape Cod turn the tide against the Brooklyn flyers. Comment.

Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011


Aviators harpoon Whalers in stunning 8-1 win

The Aviators whittled their hockey sticks into harpoons on Friday as they beached the Danbury Whalers during a exciting 8-1 rout that showed off the team’s newest talent. Comment.

Friday, Nov. 4, 2011


Hostage standoff on Avenue I ends in arrest

Heavily armed cops dressed in riot gear converged on Flatlands on Nov. 2 after a young tough attacked his girlfriend, then refused to surrender to authorities, police said. Comment.

Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011

Ditmas Park

Ditmas Park asks: ‘Where is Josh Rubin’?

The well-liked owner of a fledgling Ditmas Park café went missing on Monday under intense financial pressure and mental anguish. Comments (21).

Smith Street soup crawl creams the competition!

There’s nuthin’ meek about soup, according to celebrity judges who picked the cream of the crock during a bisque, broth and bouillion festival in Carroll Gardens. Comment.

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