Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Fort Greene

Tiny trips: Travel expo showcases borough’s best ‘stay-cations’

Who says you gotta leave Brooklyn to travel around the world? Comment.
BoroBeat

Rewarding positive behavior

PS 249 kicked off its new incentive program with a party filled with performances, music, and dancing. Comments (1).

Monday, April 9, 2012

Dining

Our food columnist infiltrates Brooklyn’s underground supper club

The first rule of NY Bite Club is that you don’t talk about NY Bite Club. So much for the first rule. Comment.
BoroBeat

Students jazz up Broadway musical

Kids at the Marine Park school blew the audience away with their production of the 2002 Broadway musical. Comments (1).
Manhattan Beach

Bowlers are back

Brooklyn is about to be “bowlered” over. Comment.
Marine Park

Crooks rob cabbie on E. 52nd Street

Plus a host of other crimes from Marine Park’s 63rd Precinct. Comment.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

The Newsstand

Introducing Brooklyn Weekly

Courier Life is proud to present the latest print edition of the new Brooklyn Weekly, which can be found each Sunday in the New York Post. Comment.
Letters

Not for Nuthin’, but Joanna knows what she’s talking about

Sometimes our readers actually agree with our columnists. This is one of those times. Comment.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Big Screecher

Carmine’s had it with word counts

This week, the Screecher let’s his editor know he missed a great thing by cutting his story. Comment.
Marine Park

Reporter arms himself with bow and arrow — and takes aim at editor

Click through and see what happened! Comment.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Sheepshead Bay

Sheepshead Bay High School on fast track to closure

Seven city high schools were pulled from the Department of Education’s chopping block this week, but the Avenue X school wasn’t so lucky. Comments (2).
Bay Ridge

Merchants: We know where Bay Ridge’s mystery benches came from

The benches illegally put in near 86th Street to displace a controversial gyro cart didn’t travel far. Comment.
24/7

Small-batch rum makers dock in Red Hook

Rum makers are popping up in Red Hook faster than you can scream, “Yo-ho-ho!” Comment.
Borough-wide

Trouble on the F this weekend!

There are enough minor changes to the schedules this weekend to make your subway journey this weekend a bit unpredictable and, we hope, exciting. Comment.
Gavel to Gavel

Mobster dishes dirt on ‘friend’ and suspected murderer

The murder trial against a man accused of gunning down a Sheepshead Bay police officer leads this week’s Gavel to Gavel. Comment.
Bensonhurst

Knife-toting thug takes off with man’s phone

Get ready for your weekly run down of crimes from Bensonhurst’s 62nd Precinct. Comment.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Coney Island

Ruby’s Bar will be decked in Boardwalk lumber

The famed beach-front watering hole is in the middle of a Coney Island-style makeover. Comment.
Prospect Heights

Coming attractions: Barclays battles MSG for big gigs

The soon-to-open Barclays Center snagged the Golden Gloves amateur boxing finals from Madison Square Garden, dealing its world-famous rival in Manhattan a big blow in the budding rivalry between the two high-profile arenas. Comment.
Marine Park

Cops: Burned man found in trash was murdered

A harrowing discovery on Hendrickson Street last January is now a murder investigation. Comment.
Brighton Beach

Grady High School saved! City takes school off chopping block

The Brighton Beach school made the grade and won’t be closed, the Department of Education said this week. Comment.
Canarsie

Parking paranoia on Farragut Road

A missing parking sign has left Canarsie motorists vulnerable to tickets — and now no one seems to know where they should park. Comment.
Standing O

Screeching out to the Screecher — and Mrs. Screecher

When it comes to saluting Brooklyn’s best, there’s no beating our Standing O column. Comment.
BoroBeat

Kids charge Dyker Park in search of eggs

The first-ever 13th Avenue Merchants’ Easter Egg hunt drew hundreds of youngsters who searched high and low. Check out the photos in our slideshow. Comment.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Gerritsen Beach

Man dies in building collapse

A bungalow in Gerritsen Beach literally slid off its base, shocked residents said. Comment.
BoroBeat

Coney Island is open for business

The People’s Playground opened for its summer season on April 1, drawing big crowds to its classic attractions. Check out the photos in our slideshow. Comment.
Bensonhurst

NYPD: Suicidal thief busted for robbing pharmacy

An unhinged man demanded a pharmacist hand over 50 sleeping pills at knifepoint, then swallowed all of them in some freak suicide bid, officials say. Comment.
Manhattan Beach

Foul! Manhattan Beach hoopsters forced to play on cracked court

Money was set aside to repair the two beleagured courts, but, so far, the courts remain a dribbling danger. Comment.
BoroBeat

Robin Hood takes over Ditmas Park school!

PS 217 was turned into Sherwood Forest on March 31 as kids participated in a Robin Hood-themed fair and took part in a production of the epic tale. Comment.
Borough-wide

No show: Independence Day fireworks won’t be seen in Brooklyn, again

The skies over the West River will be dark yet again on July 4 when the city’s biggest Independence Day fireworks spectacular soars over the Hudson River for the fourth straight year — and Kings County politicians are smoking mad about it. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

Let’s add ‘nonsense’ to the list of words banned by the Department of Education

Joanna offers an alternative to the 50 words that might offend. Comments (1).
Bay Ridge

Thai gets real in Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge’s Glow really shines. Comment.
BoroBeat

PS 102’s Night of Stars did not disappoint

The best and brightest young talent from the Bay View School performed at their annual talent show. Comment.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Brighton Beach

Fidler vs. Storobin race is down to 1 vote!

Who says politics is dull? Comment.
Ditmas Park

Tree take away

The city planted 24 Beech trees on Stratford Road, then removed them when it realized it had violated historic district rules — leaving two dozen trunk-sized craters behind. Comment.
BoroBeat

Dog-napped pup visits kids

Kids at PS 193 were so interested in the story of Brooklyn the dog-napped Yorkie, they invited the cuddly pup to their classroom. Check out the photos in our slideshow! Comment.
Borough-wide

Greenpointers embark on heroic mission to rescue pulpy sci-fi novels

It is the year 2012 — and pulpy science fiction is vanishing from the galaxy. Can these earthlings from Brooklyn stop the tides of fate and rescue scores of forgotten paperbacks? Comment.
BoroBeat

Pajama party!

PJ-clad tots snuggled with blankets while teachers read classic books at PS 255 on March 29. Comment.
BoroBeat

Kids clean Marine Park — of Easter eggs!

With hundreds of kids on the hunt, those eggs didn’t stand a chance. Comment.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Bay Ridge

Food cart fracas: Dispute over Halal cart ends in injuries

A dispute over a plan to prevent a licensed food vendor from selling gyros on Fifth Avenue has boiled over, and a Bay Ridge bar owner was injured as a result, witnesses claim. Comments (1).
BoroBeat

Fun with snakes and brains

Bay Academy students got their hands dirty with cool science exhibits during the Sheepshead Bay school’s annual Family Science and Math Night. Check out our slideshow for all the fun. Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

Robert DeNiro, Michelle Obama, and racist bumper stickers

This week, Stan gives Bob a break, attacks racist bumper stickers, and offers tips on how to give all your money away. Comment.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Bensonhurst

Paying up: Cabbie robber turns himself in

The man who held up a cab driver in Mapleton was charged with robbery after surrendering to authorities. Comment.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Bay Ridge

‘Zone’ zaniness ends

The Fourth Avenue loading zone everyone hated is no more. Comment.
Kensington

Fare play: ‘Occupy’ ruse gives commuters free subway rides

Brooklyn straphangers got free rides on Wednesday morning courtesy of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority — or so they thought. Comment.

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