Monday, Sept. 17, 2012

Williamsburg

Finally! Bad movie panel will give ‘Gigli’ the respect it deserves

The Ben Affleck flop tops an impressive list of Hollywood stinkers we love to hate. Comment.

Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012

Sheepshead Bay

Primary smackdown!

Before hitting the polls at tomorrow’s primary, read our cheat sheets on Southern Brooklyn’s most interesting races, such as the battle between Assemblyman Steve Cymbrowitz and Ben Akselrod. You’ll be glad you did. Comments (3).
Canarsie

NYPD: Gun-wielding teen threatens restaurant employee

The arrest leads this week’s 69th Precinct police blotter. Comment.

Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012

DUMBO

Arts avengers!

Why play video games on your TV when you can play it on a skyscraper? Comment.
Bensonhurst

Lane closure: Community panel endorses plan to raze Maple Lanes

A last ditch strike against plans to turn Brooklyn’s largest kingpin haven into a massive housing complex ended in a gutter ball on Monday night as a community panel took its first steps toward making the large-scale project a reality. Comments (1).
Bay Ridge

Police: Brutes attack man leaving Ridge bar

The attack leads this week’s 68th Precinct police blotter. Comment.

Monday, Sept. 10, 2012

Midwood

Folk party! Brooklyn celebrates Woody Guthrie’s 100th birthday in song

Happy 100th birthday, Woody Guthrie. Comment.
Williamsburg

Model citizens: Williamsburg Fashion Weekend nixes runway for the stage

In a neighborhood known for its sometimes-schizophrenic style sensibilities, a carnival fashion show is just right. Comment.
Marine Park

Police: Burglar attacks homeowner

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

Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012

Letters

‘Take Ed Greenspan off your letters page!’

Our letter writers love to go off on neighborhood politicians, city agencies, and our reporters. This week, they’re taking aim at one of their own. Comment.

Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012

Big Screecher

Carmine is funny, and this week he proves it!

This week, Carmines promisies to make you laugh or … your money back! (See, that was funny!) Comment.
Borough-wide

Our pigskin prognosticator is back!

Ida Eisenstein, Courier Life’s beloved gridiron gal, has been raring to pick a winner since Monday, February 6. Comment.

Friday, Sept. 7, 2012

Gravesend

Assembly candidate: Gravesend is gang land

A Republican state assembly candidate who claims to be a gang expert says that violent, vengeful crews could be jacking up crime in Gravesend — and the proof is in the grafitti. Comments (3).
Bay Ridge

Ridge Dems toast Bam at convention bash

True blue Brooklynites cheered on President Obama as he accepted the Democratic nomination on Thursday, holding a mini-Democratic National Convention in GOP-controlled Bay Ridge. Comment.
Politics

Boss loss emboldens borough Democrats

Scandal-scarred Assemblyman Vito Lopez is losing his ironclad grip on borough politicians, as leaders who never dared cross the influential Democratic boss are defying his wishes now that he’s stepping down from his party post due to a sexual harassment investigation. Comments (3).
Mean Streets

Unicyclists rally for their rights

Riding a unicycle isn’t all fun and games. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

The aftermath of the terror attacks — 11 years later

The U.S. rose like a phoenix from the ashes after the Sept. 11 attacks — proving the best revenge is to celebrate a new day. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Interview with a carnivore: Checkin’ in with Brooklyn hunter Steven Rinella

How long could you survive in the wilds of Prospect Park? This Brooklyn Heights resident and expert hunter says he could last years. Comment.
Bensonhurst

Cops: Thug whips man with bike chain

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

Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012

Bay Ridge

Tonight! Ridge and Dyker Heights to be covered in pesticides

The city is bringing its pesticide-spraying trucks to Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights tonight — whether you like it or not! Comments (1).
Crown Heights

Keep the party going! Here’s our pictures from Monday’s West Indian Day Parade!

Thousands flocked to Eastern Parkway to celebrate Caribbean pride during the 45th annual West Indian Day Parade on Monday. See all the colorful costumes in our slideshow. Comment.
Manhattan Beach

Bath house brawl! Critics say public building shouldn’t become cultural center

Manhattan Beach residents are slamming Assemblyman Steve Cymbrowitz’s plan to transform the park’s long-shuttered bath house into a Russian immigrant cultural center — a move many are calling a political ploy to gain Russian votes as his race against Belarus-born challenger Ben Akselrod heats up. Comments (3).
Flatbush

Cops: Reward offered for man who murdered young mom

Cops are offering $12,000 for any information leading to the gunman who killed a young mother and wounded three others — including a 13-year-old boy — when he peppered Clarkson Avenue with bullets on May 30. Comments (2).
Bensonhurst

An old Italian tradition gets new life in Bensonhurst

Step aside Santa Rosalia — a new religious procession is about to wend its way through Bensonhurst. Comment.
Standing O

Standing O is back and cheering Brooklyn on!

We’re patting everyone on the back — and our hands never get tired. Comment.
Gavel to Gavel

DA: Convicted bank robber sentenced to 26 years in prison

The sentencing leads this week’s Gavel to Gavel. Comment.
Coney Island

The Clones are going to the playoffs!

So what they got creamed in the last game of the season — Brooklyn’s boys of summer have clinched the wild card spot. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Burned! Gun-toting thug robs tanning salon, police say

Get ready for your weekly run-down of crimes from Sheepshead Bay’s 61st Precinct. Comment.

Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012

Politics

Fidler: Vito Lopez helped me get a new lease on life

Embattled Assemblyman Vito Lopez rushed to the aid of Councilman Lew Fidler when the Marine Park Democratic district leader was misdiagnosed with leukemia in July, the grateful city legislator said this week as he warned colleagues not to judge a book by its cover — even one being investigated for sexually harassing female staffers. Comments (4).
Bensonhurst

Residents: Santa Rosalia Feast brought anarchy to 18th Avenue

Drunken teens attending the resurrected Santa Rosalia Festival left 18th Avenue in shambles, according to residents who hope the once-cancelled end-of-summer tradition doesn’t return to the neighborhood. Comments (9).
Midwood

Insider: Storobin will be a ‘Super Jew’ as election draws near

Republican state Sen. David Storobin is wearing his Judiasm on his sleeve as he tries to snag the new super-Jewish district from Democratic challenger Simcha Felder, an Orthodox Jew with deep roots in Midwood and Borough Park, political insiders say. Comments (1).
Coney Island

Hero bus driver could lose Coney Island home, friends say

An off-duty bus driver who injured his arm saving a young Coney Island girl from a three-story fall says the Metropolitan Transportation Authority nearly derailed his health insurance, leaving him scrambling to provide for his family on measly disability payments. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

Guidos and guidettes fade into the sunset

This week, our columnist says goodbye to the gang from the Jersey Shore. Comments (1).

Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012

Bay Ridge

City: Residents need to fix sinkholes themselves

Homeowners are responsible for repairing the sinkholes forming throughout Bay Ridge since most of them are caused by pipes that connect private homes to city sewer lines, officials say. Comment.
Ditmas Park

Locked out! Parents say city keeps tot lot open all night and closed during the day

The Parks Department is turning the Lt. Federico Narvaez Tot Lot on Cortelyou Road into haven for night owls, say Ditmas Park parents who claim city officials leave the park wide open all night, then keep the gates locked for most of the morning. Comment.
Link

Councilman Williams marches at West Indian Day Parade — with the police!

Cops who didn’t recognize the Flatbush legislator arrested him at last year’s parade for being in a barricaded-off area. This year, two cops were assigned to stay with the pol along the entire parade route. The Daily News has the story. Comment.

Monday, Sept. 3, 2012

Borough-wide

It’s Labor Day!

Brooklynites everywhere will be marking the end of summer with parties, trips to the beach, and scrumptious barbecues. But, if you get bored with all of that, here’s one or two other things you can do. Comment.
Parenting

Lunch for the little gourmet

Everyone’s a foodie these days, even your kids. Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

Just one little English Muffin does the trick for Stan

This week, Stan discusses the miracle of Philly creamcheese on an English Muffin instead of an everything bagel — and why his pants are too large. Comment.
Coney Island

Playoff hopes in jeopardy after loss to hated Staten Island Yankees

A solo homer let the loathed Staten Island Yankees squeak past Brooklyn’s boys of summer in a shutout loss in Coney Island — jeopardizing the Cyclones’ chances for a playoff spot. Comment.

Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012

Coney Island

Brooklyn clings to wild card lead by beating hated Staten Island Yankees

A strong showing by Cyclones starter Julian Hilario and a save by closer John Mincone — along with a little help from the Mini-Mets offense — propelled the team past the loathed Staten Island Yankees in a key, late-season win. Comment.

Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012

Politics

District Attorney: I won’t prosecute Vito Lopez, but someone should

District Attorney Charles Hynes wants the state to assign a special prosecutor to investigate sexual harassment claims against Assemblyman Vito Lopez — because the soon-to-step-down Democratic party boss helped him get elected. Comment.
Coney Island

Clones crush hated Staten Island Yankees

Big bats pushed the Clones past the hated Staten Island Yankees — letting Brooklyn’s boys of summer maintain their narrow lead in the wild card race. Comment.

Friday, Aug. 31, 2012

Sheepshead Bay

Schooled! Two mosque protestors snubbed at backpack giveaway

Two Sheepshead Bay residents still fighting the hopeless battle to stop the construction of a Voorhies Avenue mosque protested a school supply giveaway in front of the still-under-construction house of worship on Saturday — but were easily drowned out by the dozens of parents and children looking for free backpacks, notebooks, and pencils. Comment.
Link

Cops: Young mother killed,13-year-old boy wounded in Flatbush bullet barrage

A 29-year-old mom was murdered and three others, including a teenage boy, were injured when a gunman opened fire near the corner of Flatbush and Clarkson avenues last night. Our pals at the New York Post have the story. Comment.

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