Monday, Oct. 14, 2013

Sheepshead Bay

Silver Star shines on

Even on the best of days, a butcher’s job is never easy. And right now the Silver Star Meat Market is fighting through tough economic times — and competition from the recently opened German-based Aldi supermarket — but if history is any indication, this little meat market will remain a cut above the rest. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Dawn of the dead facts: Quiz-master couple whips up macabre trivia night in time for Halloween

It’s like a mausoleum in here. Comment.

Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013

The Newsstand

Courier Life’s Brooklyn papers are 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.
Borough-wide

Sound Off to the Editor

Our commentariat sounds off on one of the best soapboxes around! Comment.

Friday, Oct. 11, 2013

Mill Basin

Charter plan slammed at Roy H. Mann

Hundreds of residents blasted a plan to shoehorn a charter school into Roy H. Mann middle school during a crowded hearing at the Mill Basin school on Tuesday night. Comments (1).
Gowanus

They’re darn tootin’! Street music fests puts saxophone-playing rabbits center stage

Honk if you love flugelhorn solos. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Silver idols sing for Golden

One Brooklyn senior’s voice rose above the rest at the seventh annual Senior Idol competition in Bay Ridge on Oct. 5. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

Federal shutdown is easy money for Brooklyn’s elected oaf-icials

The government shutdown hasn’t stopped Brooklyn’s congressmembers and senior senator from holding themselves to a higher standard, writes our columnist, whose survey revealed that Brooklyn’s representatives on Capitol Hill were holding onto their fat salaries for the course of the shutdown, despite being off the job. Comments (1).

Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013

Park Slope

Twelve-year-old hit, killed by van on Prospect Park West

Sammy Cohen-Eckstein. who was set to celebrate his bar mitzvah in a few weeks, died Tuesday night. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Fall kicks off in Bay Ridge with parade and street fair

The Ragamuffin Parade — a classic costumed kiddie cavalcade — got bright sunny skies for its 47th run on Oct. 5, but the 40th annual Third Avenue Festival the next day wasn’t so lucky. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Civic storm plans: Locals help state prepare for next Sandy

If you want to know what has to be done to prevent disaster after the next superstorm, just ask the folks who lived through the last one. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Sunshine-y day! Ridge group holds benefit for leukemia-stricken infant

Volunteer group Bay Ridge Cares raised thousands of dollars for Sally “Sunshine” Noel Kabel, a 13-month-old local girl struggling to overcome leukemia. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Hynes makes waves in Ridge race

The red-hot contest for district attorney is spilling over into the Bay Ridge Council race. Comment.
Mill Basin

Dancing queen: Studio makes a comeback after Sandy washout

A Mill Basin dance center that was devastated by Hurricane Sandy is ready for its second act. Comment.
Standing O

Hallelujah to the St. Francis Cabrini Church Choir

The house of worship has a new choir - and that’s something to sing about. Comment.
Joe Knows

Brooklyn native Vince Lombardi’s wisdom still applies today

Vince Lombardi hasn’t been on a football sideline in more than 40 years, but the principals that the Hall of Fame Green Bay Packers coach preached about are still relevant today. Comment.

Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013

Politics

DA Hynes: I’m still a Dem at heart — just running as a Republican

If it walks like an elephant and talks like an elephant … it might still be a donkey! Comments (1).
Politics

Protestors kick Hynes rally

Call them surprise witnesses. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

It’s time our politicians paid the piper

This week, our national issues columnist takes on the government shutdown, and the people that made it happen. Comments (2).
Bay Ridge

Home run! Stickball Old-Timers return to Ridge for classic street game

On Sunday, oldsters on one Bay Ridge block walked, ran, and stole their way down memory lane. Comment.
High School Sports

Poly Prep rallies against Horace Mann

Poly Prep completed a second-half comeback against Horace Man on the strength of three late goals. Comment.
High School Sports

Clippers comeback falls short

A valiant comeback attempt by Xaverian unraveled late in the fourth quarter last Saturday. Comment.

Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013

Manhattan Beach

Kensington man found dead, floating in Rockaway Inlet

A 41-year-old Kensington parasailor was found floating in the waters off of Kingsborough Community College’s Marine Center shortly before sundown on Sunday, according to police. Comments (1).
Borough-wide

Take that, zombtrees! Body parts of storm-damaged trees form playground in Prospect Park

Trees that came crashing down during superstorm Sandy and their un-dead arboreal brethren have been chopped up and had their body parts scattered around a secluded area in Prospect Park to form a newly opened children’s play space. Comment.
Bay Ridge

One of a kind! One-act play festival takes the stage in Bay Ridge

Maybe one isn’t the loneliest number after all. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

From food to fitness

Now you can buy your carbs — and burn them — all under one roof. Comment.
Borough-wide

Soldier reunited with her pooch

When Capt. Jessamyn Jempson returned to Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington this summer after a year-long deployment to Afghanistan, her best friend wasn’t there to greet her. Comment.
High School Sports

Nazareth forward Belk picks VCU

Nazareth forward Yazmine Belk has decided she has more in common with Virginia Commonwealth University than the other schools vying for her — in fact, she said it offers everything she was looking for. Comment.
High School Sports

Dutchmen’s ‘D’ shuts out Fort Hamilton

The Dutchmen defense has turned the end zone into a no-man’s land. Comment.
High School Sports

New Utrecht falls to Flushing

New Utrecht football coach Alan Balkan wanted to go on the record with his opinion his team’s preformance against host Flushing last Friday. Comment.
Borough-wide

Furry and feathered congregants flock to celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi

Dogs, carts, birds, and other critters received a new leash on life, after participating in pet blessings across Brooklyn to honor St. Francis, the patron saint of animals. Comment.

Monday, Oct. 7, 2013

Coney Island

Tea break! Coney Republican candidate hits rival on stop-and-frisk

The Council hopefuls battling to represent Coney Island clashed over policing tactics at a recent forum, and the Republican candidate managed to drag his Democratic opponent decidedly to the right. Comments (11).
Borough-wide

GoogaRiddance! Grass-gouging music fest no longer welcome in P’Park, park officials say

The controversial music and food festival that wrecked Prospect Park for two years in a row will not be invited back to party, a Parks Department official told city council at a Thursday hearing. Comment.
Midwood

Container crackdown

The city has launched a crusade against illegal storage containers outside local Midwood businesses, and is poised to unleash a ticket blitz any day now. Comments (1).
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan spells it out, and its chutzpah

This week our columnists says it takes some gall, nerve, and audacity to do some of the things people do. Comments (5).

Friday, Oct. 4, 2013

Politics

Hynes is back in the District Attorney race

Brooklyn’s 23-year-incumbent district attorney — thought vanquished in the Sept. 10 Democratic primary — is making a shocking second coming as a Republican and Conservative candidate. Comments (13).
Gowanus

Tank you very much! Feds’ final Gowanus Canal clean-up plan calls for giant sewage containers over city’s objections

It’s signed, sealed, and delivered! Comments (1).

Friday, Sept. 20, 2013

Harbor Watch

Fileds of flags and honor

The rain fell for the first time in 36 days on Sept. 12. Someone at Rock Island Arsenall in Illinois, commented that it could be tears. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Cherry Hill Gourmet bounces back!

Cherry Hill Gourmet is back open just a day after a two-alarm fire in Sheepshead Bay’s the historic Lundy’s building forced an evacuation on Thursday. Comments (1).

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