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Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012


Gilbert Gottfried shows his range

Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012

Park Slope

Sang the raven: Edgar Allen Poe-inspired night of songs

Members of the Bushwick Book Club don’t just sip wine and discuss the literature, they sing about it. Comment.

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Marine Park

Cops: Shoplifter bites security guard

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

Monday, Oct. 15, 2012


Party like it’s Gowanus 1973: Theater-goers are invited to a murder mystery event

A macabre mafia rules the roost in a new play where a throng of ghoulish, risen-from-the-dead raver-girls lead the audience from scene to scene throughout the building, serving cocktails (yes, cocktails!) as the story unfolds. Comment.
Fort Greene

Twitters in the Arab Spring

MoCADA’S new exhibit connects Occupy and the North African revolutions. Comment.

Cops: Crooks attack woman on Bay 28th Street

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

Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012

The Newsstand

Brooklyn Weekly is now online

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

How about a Dept. of Peace?

Our letter writers want our representatives in Washington to give peace a chance. Comment.

Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012

Big Screecher

Carmine wants stuff for free, just like those fellas at Occupy Wall Street

This week, Carmine once again points out his short arms and deep pockets. Comment.

Ida’s losing faith in the Jets

Football players need pads, a helmet and a new jersey every game. All Ida needs is a pen. Comment.

Friday, Oct. 12, 2012

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.

Cops: Help us find violent robbery suspect

Cops have connected a 21-year-old Gravesend resident to two violent crimes in Southern Brooklyn, officials said. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Club Dread: 93 Lounge has gotten more dangerous, neighbors say

An increasingly violent 93rd Street nightspot has its neighbors living in a constant state of panic, say residents who want the club shut down. Comments (8).
A Britisher’s View

Time’s up for the leader of the free world!

The most powerful man on earth roared in like a lion in 2008, but debated like a lamb last week, according to our columnist. Comment.
Weekend Watch

If you’re going to Manhattan, you’re in trouble

After roughly 100 plus years, we have finally found an example of Manhattan — not Brooklyn — getting the shaft: this weekend’s train schedule from the MTA. But worry not. After all, why would you leave the borough you love in the first place? Comment.
Marine Park

Harvest festival ushers in autumn at Salt Marsh Nature Center

The Brooklyn Dance Center welcomed the golden season with song and dance in Marine Park — putting on a moving performance at the Salt Marsh Nature Center. Comment.
Gavel to Gavel

Feds: Grimm fund-raiser investigated for ecstasy smuggling

The announcement leads this week’s Gavel to Gavel. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Cops: Husband sets wife’s hands on fire

Get ready for your weekly run-down of crimes from the 61st Precinct. Comment.

Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012

Gerritsen Beach

Vandals smear swastikas inside PS 277 playground, watchdog group claims

Vandals smeared 10 swastikas on two park benches in Gerritsen Beach’s Dr. John’s Playground this week, say neighborhood graffiti busters who fear that the hate-filled wall scrawlers will soon return to the scene of the crime. Comments (1).
Coney Island

Baby walrus on board! Aquarium’s newest inhabitant flies in from Alaska

Meet Brooklyn’s newest transplant: he’s only four months old, and he’s already got the hippest mustache in town. Comments (1).
Bay Ridge

Political smack down! Gounardes clashes with Golden at fiery debate

Gounardes went on the offensive during his first debate with the five-time legislator, accusing him of being a GOP lackey who votes against his constituents’ interests. Comment.
Coney Island

He’s not a ghost! Coney Island is haunted by Nixon

Taking your civic duties seriously is one thing, but you should never let them go to your head. Comment.

Windsor Terrace mom: Newborn screening would have saved my boy

Elisa Seeger has made it her mission to mandate infant testing for adrenoleukodystrophy, a disorder that quickly damages the brain and adrenal glands — but can be treated when detected early enough. Comment.
Coney Island

Brooklynites run for walruses in need

Hundreds turn out for annual Run for the Wild — which honored the mighty mustachioed walrus this year. See all the fun in our slideshow. Comment.

PIano on his grave: an American pianist is getting a new monument

An influential pianist will be a part of one last concert: 142 years after his death. Comment.
Coney Island

Cops: Neighbor tormented woman

Get ready for your weekly run-down of crimes from the 60th Precinct. Comment.

Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012

Bay Ridge

Grimm warning: I’ll teach you respect

Rep. Michael Grimm lashed out at a resident who questioned his connections to people under federal indictment during a Dyker Heights Civic Assocaition forum last night. Comments (11).
Sheepshead Bay

Holocaust Park has become a homeless hangout, residents say

Sheepshead Bay’s Holocaust Memorial Park has become an unofficial homeless shelter, say residents who want the derelicts they find lounging in the public space to move somewhere else. Comments (1).

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shops locally

Midwood’s Pomegranate super market hasn’t yet served a president, but it has catered to Israel’s prime minister. Comment.

Squid house now homeless

Casa Calamari has lost its casa. Comments (1).

A beer for $1? Yes, really

A Kensington bar’s ‘Mug Mondays’ bring back 90s prices for beer. Comments (1).

Cops: Kidnapper tries to snatch clerk in 86th St. deli

An unhinged suspect attempted to kidnap and shoot an 86th Street deli clerk on Oct. 2, according to police. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

Where is Ed Sullivan when you need him?

This week, our columnist breaks down the history of reality television. Comment.
Coney Island

Ancient Jewish tradition comes to new Coney park

Luna Park set up a giant sukkah inside its gates for Jewish people celebrating Sukkot to congregate, eat, pray, and have some fun. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Ding, dong, pepper spray

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

Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012

Sheepshead Bay

Sources: Aldi supermarket to open in shuttered Pathmark

A new supermarket chain is poised to open in the shuttered Pathmark building on Nostrand Avenue, this paper has learned. Comments (2).
Coney Island

Zigun’s hurt — and he needs your help!

The unofficial mayor of Coney Island is in the hospital — and he’ll gladly give you some oldtimey People’s Playground postcards if you pay his medical bills. Comment.
Gerritsen Beach

Simba’s back! Wandering Persian returns home

He may not look it, but Simba is happy to be home — and he has our paper to thank for his safe return. Comment.

Dance off: Brooklyn Museum kills its legendary dance parties

The only dancers at the Brooklyn Museum will be Edgar Degas’s after the esteemed arts institution reins in its popular monthly party series. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Cold-cut comfort! Bar to open inside Ridge butcher shop

A Bay Ridge butcher shop wants their customers to get sauced while waiting for their favorite cold cuts. Comment.
High School Sports

High school football roundup: Tech teaches New Utrecht a lesson

Brooklyn Tech trounced New Utrecht and Canarsie murdered Midwood in an exciting weekend on the gridiron. Comment.
Bay Ridge

City cuts ribbon on gift to Ridge children

Students and staff at the new PS 264 Bay Ridge Elementary School of the Arts celebrated the opening of the new learning facility with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Oct. 3. Comments (1).
Speak Out

Lou’s back, and he’s talking about radios!

This week, Lou returns with a tale of talkies and tunes. Comment.

Bensonhurst’s past and present come together on Columbus Day

The annual Brooklyn Columbus Day Parade united Bensonhurstites old and new as it marched down 18th Avenue on Oct. 6. See our slideshow for all the fun. Comment.

Monday, Oct. 8, 2012

Ditmas Park

Hot find! Pizza maker discovers coal oven in his basement

Meet David Sheridan — Brooklyn’s first pizza archeologist. Comments (3).

Unholy act: Copper thief raids Saint Finbar’s Church

A devilish scrap-metal thief targeting St. Finbar’s parish stole pricey antique copper gutters off three Bay 20th Street church buildings, say parish officials who want the copper crook in custody. Comment.
High School Sports

Fumbles stop Kangaroos from leaping over Dutchmen

Ground-ripping rushing attacks led the Erasmus Hall Dutchmen to a handsome 24–14 victory over the Kangaroos on Sunday. Comment.

Driver flips minivan on Ave. I

A Flatbush driver narrowly escaped death when his minivan ended up on its roof on Oct. 4, witnesses say. Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan on the state of Israel

This week, our columnist reminds his readers how important he thinks Israel is. Comments (7).

Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012

High School Sports

They’re mad in Massachusetts! Poly Prep tops Worchester Academy Hilltoppers 28–7

Chris Parker scored three rushing touchdowns and ran for 155 yards to carry Poly Prep past the Worcester Academy Hilltoppers 28–7 in Bay Ridge on Saturday. Comment.

Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012

Bergen Beach

State officials: FDNY flushed toxins into Paerdegat Basin

The spill threatening the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge is teeming with cancer-causing carcinogens, investigators claim. Comment.
High School Sports

Leon Goldstein forces Fort Hamilton into a tie — with six seconds remaining!

Soccer phenom Rorie St. Lawrence stole a victory from the undefeated Tigers on Thursday. Comment.
High School Sports

Brooklyn’s best high school football player eyes Clemson University

Brooklyn All-American footballer Ebenezer Ogundeko says he’s seriously considering becoming a Tiger. Comments (2).

Friday, Oct. 5, 2012


Bensonhurst society keeps martyr’s story alive

Members of the Societa Santa Fortunata di New York led the saint’s procession through Bensonhurst during the weekend of Sept. 29. Comments (3).

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