Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011

Letters

Joanna’s right, the Genie Bra ain’t magic!

Hey, Joanna DelBuono, what’s up with the “Genie Bra?” (“My research shows the ‘Genie Bra’ is not magic,” Not for Nuthin’, Nov. 17). Comment.

Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011

Big Screecher

Carmine’s got some jokes to tell, so get ready to laugh

In this week’s screech, Carmine pulls out some of his favorite old knee-slappers! Comments (2).
Brooklyn Courier

Burglar breaks into Midwood home

Plus a smattering of other crimes from Midwood’s 70th Precinct. Comment.

Friday, Dec. 9, 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.
Features

What now?! State nixes BQE fix — an op-ed package

A Britisher’s View

JFK still alive for photog

When our hard-boiled cameraman met Jack, it was a Camelot moment! Comment.
Gavel to Gavel

Bribe-a-rama: Boyland aide busted for allegedly seeking payoffs

Talk about getting in hot water! Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Manhattan Beach ‘gunman’ nabbed

Plus a host of other crimes from Sheepshead Bay’s 61st Precinct. Comment.
Canarsie

UPS worker nabbed for theft

Plus a few other choice crimes from the 69th Precinct. Comment.
Marine Park

Fidler wants your toys!

Councilman Lew Fidler says he wants to collect more toys than every before for his annual charity giveaway! Comments (1).
24/7

Finding the perfect gift is easy — thanks to our help

Yes, it’s the second installment of our holiday gift guide! Comment.
Borough-wide

Without Ida there is … madness!

Our pigskin picker — Ida Eisenstein, the glue that holds together our media empire — makes her predictions after a huge week for her. Huge! Comment.

Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011

Brooklyn Courier

Porn to be mild! Come for the smut, but stay for the classics

At Cinema Kings Highway, you can watch “Shaving Ryan’s Privates” and then hop upstairs to watch the adult classic’s inspiration. Comments (1).
BoroBeat

‘Kaplan Way’ honors longtime Brighton activist

The city co-named Brighton First Place in honor of community activist Fran Kaplan during a ceremony on Dec. 1. See our slideshow for more. Comment.
Mill Basin

Ice bandits: Aviators skate to third place following back-to-back wins

The A’s are movin’ on up! Comment.
BoroBeat

Boxed in!

Students of Bay Ridge art school craft works of art out of everyday objects. Comment.
Crime

Bogus cop bilks 28-year-old

A man masquerading as a police officer leads this week’s 62nd Precinct police blotter. Comment.
Borough-wide

Gil Hodges: Hall of Famer or near miss? The debate rages

In the days after the baseball poohbahs snubbed the Brooklyn Dodger great, fans and historians weigh in. Comment.

Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011

Bensonhurst

RATS TRIFECTA: Neighbors say litterbugs + city + MTA = rodents

A perfect storm of selfish litterbugs, a construction project moving at a snail’s pace, and the removal of public garbage cans in Bensonhurst has turned New Utrecht Avenue into a litter-strewn rodent magnet, say residents who are demanding the MTA put the rehabilitation of the D line on the fast track so they can finally get some relief. Comment.
BoroBeat

Seddio holiday tradition brightens Flatlands Avenue

Let there be light! Comment.
Flatbush

CAR-NAGE: SUV plows into store; looting ensues

Shoppers looted a Nostrand Avenue grocery on Dec. 3 when an SUV plowed through the front of the store. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

Here comes SantaCon right down Drunkin’ Claus Lane

This week, our colunist tries to understand the fun behind dressing up as that old fat elf and having way too much to drink. Comments (5).
Bay Ridge

How easy is it to get fake — but potent — weed? Our reporter had no problems at all

In Bay Ridge, it’s easy to get legal drugs that may be eight times more potent than pot. Comment.
BoroBeat

Tree lighting at Shore Road Park ignites seasonal spirit in Bay Ridge

Santa stole the show as the illumination of a towering, twinkling timber set the neighborhood aflame with good cheer. See all the fun in our slideshow. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Fort Hamilton stages faux rampage

Fort officials and emergency workers staged a three-hour long exercise on Friday to test their preparedness in case a crazed gunman goes on a rampage at the Bay Ridge base. Comments (1).
Coney Island

Wild ride on Cropsey Avenue

A motorist goes wild on another driver, plus a host of other crimes from Coney Island’s 60th Precinct. Comment.
BoroBeat

Fantasia slithers into young hearts

The “Fantastia on the Loose” campaign acquainted visitors with one of the world’s largest — and prettiest — serpents. Comment.
Williamsburg

Talk about mixed doubles! Ping pong club seeks beer license

There is nothing better than free table tennis and cheap beer. Comment.
BoroBeat

A tree glows at Borough Hall!

Boroughites flocked to their “White House” and flicked on the cheer with a tree illumination in Downtown. Comment.
Borough-wide

Check, mate! Reporter collects mega-cash for dogging Vito

Brooklyn Paper veteran reporter Aaron Short received his award from the Manhattan watchdog group New York Civic last Friday, a tribute to his dogged pursuit of shenanigans inside Assemblyman Vito Lopez’s office and its charity spin-off. Comment.

Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011

Sheepshead Bay

Detour no more: Guider Avenue Bridge reopens

The Guider Avenue Bridge is back in business. Comments (1).
Mean Streets

Report: Hit-and-run trucker must have known that he’d killed cyclist!

The Williamsburg cyclist killed by a truck driver last month was not cruising in the driver’s blind spot, but was actually rear-ended by the trucker, a just-released bombshell accident report reveals. Comments (1).
Sheepshead Bay

Franchise flip-flop: 7-Eleven will replace McDonald’s on Sheepshead Bay Road

Goodbye Big Mac, hello Big Gulp. Comments (1).
Bushwick

All tied up! Jacko-themed Puppet festival comes to Bushwick

Who needs the Muppets when you can check out the Michael Jackson-inspired Band of Puppets Fest? Comment.
Cobble Hill

Mac attack: Sadie’s Kitchen opens in Cobble Hill!

Can Sadie’s Kitchen — a Southern prepared foods shop-slash-gourmet mac and cheese parlor with a 1930s diner-meets-country kitchen interior (oh, another one of those!) — beat the curse of 243 Degraw St.? Comments (1).
Bridge ‘Park’

Secret’s out! Under pressure, Bklyn Bridge Park reveals hotel selection committee members

Brooklyn Bridge Park has released the names of the city officials who will ultimately decide which hotel and luxury condo complex is built on Pier 1 — succumbing to pressure after locals slammed park officials for a lack of transparency. Comment.
Carroll Gardens

Teens beat up man at Buttermilk Channel

A diner has a smoke outside a fancy restaurant — but that’s not how these local teens “roll.” Plus all the crime from Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Red Hook’s 76th Precinct. Comment.
Prospect Heights

Sugar shack: Six storefronts transform into an erotic candyland

This art exhibit is food porn — literally. Comments (1).

Monday, Dec. 5, 2011

Brooklyn Courier

Hodges snubbed again!

Hall of Fame’s ‘Golden Era’ committee passes on Dodgers icon Gil. Comments (10).
Flatbush

Jerk chicken smoke inflames Flatbush!

Some residents of Flatbush say that a legendary Caribbean restaurant is turning their neighborhood into a smoke-filled nightmare. Comment.
Ditmas Park

Trail cold, cops transfer Josh Rubin case to ‘Missing Persons’

The case of the vanished Ditmas Park cafe owner has been transferred to the NYPD’s “Missing Persons” division, a sign that cops no longer believe that the disappearance is a criminal matter, The Brooklyn Paper has learned. Comments (5).
It’s Only My Opinion

1, 2, 4, what are they fighting for?

Stan thinks “Occupy Wall Street” has been co-opted. But the Tea Partiers are true to their cause. Comments (3).
Borough-wide

Spin cycle! Major League Dreidel returns to Knitting Factory

Let’s get ready to dreeeeeeidellllllllllllll! Comment.
BoroBeat

Colson Whitehead’s hilarious angst on display at St. Joseph’s College

The acclaimed author puts it all on the line at a reading at the Fort Greene school. Comment.
DUMBO

A new ‘Under the Bridge’ record — under the bridge

Seventy-three locals made world history last week, standing in the Manhattan Bridge Archway in DUMBO and belting out a 1990s anthem. Comment.

Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011

Mill Basin

Aviators destroy Privateers in 6-3 rout

Aviators center Jesse Felten scores twice in Brooklyn’s second victory over the skating scallywags from Alexandria Bay. Comment.

Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011

Mill Basin

Aviators drown Whalers, 4-2

Brooklyn cuts down their contenders from Connecticut with the help of 18 minutes of powerplay action. Comment.

Friday, Dec. 2, 2011

BoroBeat

Foraging fun! ‘Wildman’ Steve Brill hunts for wild carrots in Marine Park

A group of curious foragers found more than wild carrots when they trekked through the Gateway Recreation Area on Saturday. See what kinds of plants they found in our slideshow. Comments (1).
Canarsie

Cops nab suspect in Canarsie teen’s murder

Investigators say they have apprehended one of the two men responsible for gunning down 17-year-old Canarsie hoops player Shaquille Jones — a murder that cops say may be gang related. Comments (1).

Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011

Borough-wide

MAD MAX GUILTY: Sheepshead Bay man says he killed four people

The Sheepshead Bay man who went on a killing rampage through Brooklyn and into Manhattan in February pleaded guilty today to murder in a surprise move that could mean he will spend the rest of his life behind bars. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Plane annoying! Ridge man maddened by interference on boob tube

Allen Bortnick says low-flying aircrafts are making it impossible for him to enjoy “Jeopardy!” Comments (2).

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