Tuesday, April 23, 2013

24/7

Pink flowers, blue hair

Famous for its beautiful display of cherry blossoms, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Sakura Matsuri is now a popular gathering for costumed anime fans. Comment.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Brooklyn Heights

Gender studies — on wheels!

It takes a real man to hit like a girl. Comment.
Bedford-Stuyvesant

Here are some awesome things Earl ‘The Pearl’ Monroe said to us in an interview

Knicks legend Earl “The Pearl” Monroe had a storied career — and a life worth telling. Comment.

Sunday, April 21, 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.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Big Screecher

Carmine eats his way through El Caribe’s cocktail hour

The clock is ticking and the Big Screecher has just 60 precious minutes to taste everthing he has to offer? Can he do it? Click and find out! Comment.
Park Slope

Score! Silent films paired with live music at Pavilion

Who needs Dolby digital? Comment.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Williamsburg

Van Gogh’s bromance

A new rock musical will leave you with a good “post impression.” Comment.
A Britisher’s View

Boston Marathon bombings show that Americans are terror targets, around the clock

Terror alert: Bloodlusty cowards can’t stand to see Americans happy, according to our columnist. Comment.
BoroBeat

Celebrating the life of Jackie Robinson

Some Brooklyn kids took a trip see the new movie “42: The Jackie Robinson Story,” meet a Mets Hall of Fame player, and a former pro player all on April 15 — Jackie Robinson Day. Comment.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Coney Island

Beep’s Childs play: Old Coney relic will become new amphitheater

Borough President Markowitz revealed his new dream for a Coney Island amphitheater at his final state of the borough address, bringing new life to the legendary Childs Restaurant and giving a permanent home to his long-running Seaside Summer Concert series. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

A scoop of classic Carvel

This family owned franchise kicks it old school. Comments (1).
Brighton Beach

Towering toilets rile residents

Residents of the Oceana Condominiums in Brighton Beach took to the Boardwalk once again on Sunday to protest against the city’s plans to build a high-rise, flood-resistant bathroom on the beach in front of their luxury abodes, where they pay top dollar for their view of the ocean — not a latrine. Comment.
Williamsburg

Insane in the frame

Just because they’re picture books don’t mean you can’t read them out loud. Comment.
Standing O

If he designs it, he will win

Brooklyn’s biggest booster is shouting out to Poly Prep senior. Comment.
BoroBeat

Grandmothers compete for crown

The annual Your Highness Grandmother pageant saw Brighton Beach grandmothers pull out all the stops to be crowned queen. Comment.
Joe Knows

Bushwick’s Severe takes his time

Patience has long been a crucial part of Jon Severe’s career, and his college decision is no different. Comment.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Coney Island

You won’t find another deal this good on a pre-owned Eldorado!

In the market for a sleek, pre-owned car with great gas mileage that a little old lady used to drive back and forth to bump into people? Comment.
Bay Ridge

Sinkhole street still a wreck 10 months later

Ten months later, the sinkhole is filled, but life nearby is still the pits. Comment.
BoroBeat

Big Screecher’s big bash!

Big Screecher Carmine Santa Maria and the Bensonhurst West End Community Council honored the neighborhood’s leading men and women at the annual awards gala. Comment.
Mill Basin

Environmentalists blast auto mall expansion

The long-awaited expansion of a Mill Basin auto mall is finally underway, but locals say the plan is a lemon. Comments (1).
Not for Nuthin’

Mea culpa! My left-foot!

Joanna thinks she has the answer to get her church on track. Comment.
High School Sports

Medgar Evers’s Baird eyes the Olympics

Kadecia Baird hopes her first taste of international competition won’t be her last. Comment.
High School Sports

Tireless Vondrak pitches Blackbirds to victory

It was going to be a long day for the Long Island University softball team and ace Cassie Vondrak against Wagner. Comment.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Borough-wide

Brooklyn runners react to Boston Marathon tragedy

Brooklyn runners were shocked and saddened by the bombings that rocked their sport at its most prestigious event yesterday. Comment.
Mill Basin

Free fun at Floyd Bennett Field

Brooklyn tots flocked to the Aviator Sports and Recreation Center at Floyd Bennett Field for the entertainment complex’s free Spring Facility Fun Day on Saturday. Comment.
High School Sports

Jefferson’s Lynch stars in Jordan Classic victory

Thomas Jefferson’s Jaquan Lynch and his New York City teammates weren’t about to let any out-of-towners spoil their day at the Jordan Brand Classic. Comment.
High School Sports

Giordano takes the reigns at Midwood

Michael Giordano spent the past three years being groomed to take over the Midwood girls lacrosse program, and now his time has come. Comment.
High School Sports

Lafayette’s Edwards overcomes hamstring injury to win Mayors Cup gold

Lafayette’s Moses Edwards was really more concerned about his hamstring than about winning at the Mayor’s Cup at Icahn Stadium on Saturday. Comment.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Marine Park

Preposterous Parks padlock

The boondoggle’s got a Band-Aid — and locals say any crook can rip it off. Comments (2).
Williamsburg

Soccer fans get a kick out of virtual sports bar

Get drunk, grab a controller, and get rowdy. Comment.
Borough-wide

Chess Kings: Boro students win big in national contests

They don’t call it the game of Kings for nothing. Two teams of Brooklyn youngsters have brought national honors to Kings County — one restoring former glory, and another achieving greatness for the very first time. Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan empties his pockets, and remembers some things he wanted to tell you

This week, Stan the Man wonders out loud about why things are the way they are. Comment.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Bay Ridge

Golden hungry for answers — but could get Eaton!

State Sen. Marty Golden is demanding the outing of a shadowy unnamed figure in the Smith-Halloran scandal — who could very well be his old ally, Brooklyn Republican Party chairman Craig Eaton! Comments (5).
Politics

Marty’s last stand-up: Beep goes comedic in final state of the boro speech

Look out Jimmy Kimmel — Borough President Markowitz is coming for your job. Comments (4).
Borough-wide

Cops: Van attacker collared

They’re birds of a feather, and stool pidgeons to boot. Cops have arrested four suspects in connection to the cold-blooded murder of a cargo-van driver on Tuesday. Comments (1).

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Borough-wide

Jay-Z is selling out — his stake in the Nets

Jay-Z’s going to be “Big Pimpin’ ” some ballers, but first he has to get out of the Nets. The Brooklyn-born rap mogul has a plan in the works to sell off his share in the team he helped launch. Comment.
Standing O

To sleep or not to sleep!

Standing O is wishing everyone to sleep tight. Comment.

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