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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Bay Ridge

Last call for 93 Lounge?

Controversial Ridge club 93 Lounge may lose its booze after hearings this week — following years of complaints from neighbors about late-night mayhem and a New Year’s Eve incident where a drunk driver mowed down four revelers on the sidewalk in front of the establishment. Comment.

Monday, March 11, 2013


And the winner is…

Brooklyn, your voices — and scissors — have been heard! Comment.

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Taxidermist stuffs rodents, poses them to look like people

Say hello to the real-life Stuart Little. Comment.
Park Slope

Competitive erotic fan fiction

If you ever wondered what would happen if Robocop had a love affair with the ED 209, then this show’s for you. Comment.

Loughlin routs Iona Prep, heads to semifinals

Bishop Loughlin’s game plan was simple, but they weren’t following it for most of the first half. Comment.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

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. Check it out, along with our other local editions! Comment.

Joanna DelBuono is ‘correct’ about meanies

Our letters page delivers all the news that’s fit to be hashed out by critical thinkers. Comment.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Big Screecher

Carmine can’t believe how inconsiderate stars are today

I’m madder than a criminal on the lam who gets caught because he complained to the Post Office that his name was misspelled on his wanted poster over the fact that celebrities today are only interested in themselves and their own precious fame, and don’t care at all about the communities that prop them up for doing such important acts as looking pretty or handsome. Comment.

Gallery recreates tiny living spaces

If you think Brooklyn living is cramped, try Hong Kong or Japan. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

How Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’ stopped being about sex

Before it was used in every sad movie montage ever, before it was an anthem for cancer survivors and natural disaster recovery, “Hallelujah” was just a song — a weird, sexy song. Comments (1).

Friday, March 8, 2013

Cobble Hill

Wake up, sheeple! Bar hosts shepherd’s pie-making contest

The pie’s the limit. Comment.
Weekend Watch

Rough on riders

If you live in Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Crown Heights, or Bedford-Stuyvesant, you might want to bust your bike out of winter storage this weekend. Comment.

Locals oppose new school

If school’s in, parking’s out, according to Councilman Michael Nelson and Midwood residents. Comments (1).
A Britisher’s View

Oppression of Muslim women needs to be addressed

An international day set aside for women is an apt time to shed light on the problem of female oppression in the Muslim world, writes our columnist. Comments (1).

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Atlantic Yards

Atlantic Yards foes: Finish this project sooner rather than even later

Atlantic Yards critics and supporters have finally found something they can agree on: Forest City Ratner needs to get the job done already. Comment.
Coney Island

Hot dog! Nathan’s eating contest comes to Coney Boardwalk

The Fourth of July is coming early this year — for competitive hot dog-eaters at least! Comment.

Los Angeles comics return to their homeland

It’s bigger and bound to be even terrific-er. Comment.

Sal calls for city task force to help Sandy victims

Hizzoner hopeful Sal Albanese says what Sandy victims need is a little human touch — and a big guiding hand from the city. Comments (1).
Joe Knows

Galarza shows how persistence pays off

Professional boxer Frank Galarza lost both of his parents before he was 10-years-old — so he knows how to take a punch. Comment.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013


‘Eat cops! Need a dining recommendation? Ask an officer

Cops know the ins and outs of every neighborhood in Brooklyn — so it’s no surprise they know where to find the best grub. Comment.
Brighton Beach

Residents: It’s full of mold!

You can call it a mold bomb. Comment.

Hopkins, Cloud set for title fight at Barclays Center

Brooklyn and the Barclays Center will host boxing history this weekend. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Cops: We got ‘em

Cops in the 61st Precinct say they’ve nabbed the crew of fire-escape fiends who, since November, were responsible for nearly twenty burglaries in Sheepshead Bay. Comments (1).
Not for Nuthin’

The Mayor adds nutritionist to his accomplishments

He knows all, sees all —he is the Magnificent Mayor of Oz — who is that man behind the curtain? None other than our very own Mayor Bloomberg. Comments (1).

Women attack and rob lady on 66th Street

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

The winners are in

Kings Plaza hosted the Brooklyn Derby, where young Scouts put their pinewood racers to the test to prove who has the fastest ride in town. Comment.

Bishop Ford claims Brooklyn-Queens girls hoops title

The Bishop Ford girl’s basketball team chanted suspended head coach Mike Toro’s name during its customary pregame huddle before its championship game. Comment.
Coney Island

Ocean sickness — neighbors outraged at approval of expansion for home for mentally ill

Things got crazy when Coney Island’s Community Board 13 voted to approve the expansion plans of a controversial Surf Avenue home for the mentally ill. Comments (1).

Sanitation extends debris pickup

Your friendly, neighborhood, tax-paid garbage guys from the Department of Sanitation will be picking up your towering piles of Sandy debris until March 18, extending the city agency’s bulk pickup program even further past their previous Feb. 18 deadline. Comment.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013


Canned music — Youtube music video on bottle collectors draws criticism

A homemade music video by a beloved Bensonhurst icon is raising eyebrows in the increasingly diverse neighborhood, which has gone from mostly Italian to predominantly Chinese in the past decade. Comments (2).
Carroll Gardens

Fine dining and yoga together? It’s no stretch

Om … Yum. Comment.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Mean Streets

Ocean Parkway is Brooklyn’s deadliest roadway

It’s more like Ocean Speedway. Comment.

Adams aims for Borough Hall

State Sen. Eric Adams took to the steps of Borough Hall Sunday, joined by its current and previous occupants, to kick off his bid to become the next borough president. Comment.
Marine Park

What a relief!

The city cut the ribbon Friday on Marine Park’s long-awaited Carmine Carro Community Center, the $16-million bathroom and meeting facility that’s been in progress since 2003. Comments (3).
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan isn’t cursing cruise lines

This week, our columnist lets you know it is still safe to set sai. Comments (3).
Coney Island

Board votes for boards

Can a board save the planks? Comment.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Mill Basin

Cash for boots

A group of civic associations representing Marine Park, Mill Basin, and Mill Island have pledged money to buy commercial-grade wheel boots for the 63rd Precinct, in an effort to curb the plague of 18-wheel truckers who have grown used to illegally parking their big rigs in residential spots. Comments (2).

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Coney Island

Lock and load — classic shooting game coming to Surf Avenue

Sandy destroyed one Coney Island classic, but another will take its place in June. Comment.

Friday, March 1, 2013


Bishop Ford advances to second straight final with suspended coach in mind

Bishop Ford girls basketball coach Mike Toro wasn’t on the bench with his team, but he was with his players in their hearts. Comment.

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