Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013

Borough-wide

Art from the storm

These artists are still in the eye of the storm. Comments (2).
Coney Island

Banksy does Coney Island

The world-famous street artist made a visit to Coney Island last night and Karla Maldonado was one of dozens of graffiti-philes who rushed to the corner of Stillwell and Neptune avenues to see the stenciler’s latest work. The supposedly British-born subculture icon is undertaking a month-long residency of New York, using the city’s walls as his canvas. Some landlords, as well as Mayor Bloomberg, have called the work vandalism — but People’s Playground building owner Anthony Ruocco intends to put plexiglass up to protect the work. The design originally included a bird, but an eager fan chiseled it out. —Will Bredderman
Carroll Gardens

Are you afraid of the park?

A Carroll Gardens theater company brings dark and eerie tales to life on Halloween night. Comment.

Monday, Oct. 28, 2013

Borough-wide

Dribbl gives Brooklyn youth new venue for hoop dreams

When the Dalton School athletic director and boys’ hoops varsity coach Teddy Frischling started his Dribbl Basketball program in 1995, he wanted to give kids a different avenue to learn and improve outside of the travel teams — which some aspiring hoopsters may not yet have the skills to join. Comments (2).
Crown Heights

Ba-chalk Obama: Pres praises Bklyn school that came out of controversial Bloomberg policies

President Obama visited the borough on Friday and inadvertently put the spotlight on a controversy over Mayor Bloomberg’s policy of shoehorning new schools into existing ones. But first he told us how cool we are. Comments (2).

Sunday, Oct. 27, 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 readers sounds off on one of the best soapboxes around! Comment.

Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013

Big Screecher

Only Carmine can get Carmine where Carmine has to go

In this week’s Screech, the Screecher complains that he’s the only one who knows how to get around this great borough. Comment.

Friday, Oct. 25, 2013

Crown Heights

The Brooklyn Witch Project: Library’s poltergeist doc debunked

A group of crafty librarians fabricated news stories, filmed a fake documentary, and lied to this paper, all to make it appear that the central library at Grand Army Plaza is haunted, this paper’s paranormal investigations unit has learned. Comments (20).
Bay Ridge

Fecal Matters: This book has the scoop on poop

A Midwood author’s new book is full of fascinating facts about your excrement. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

Brooklyn rises after Sandy

The tough get going when the going gets tough — and Brooklyn’s stamina only grows stronger a year after Hurricane Sandy, writes our columnist. Comments (1).
Brighton Beach

Kvetch Comedy: Jackie Mason brings his schtick to Brighton Beach

He’s ruled the Borscht Belt and Broadway — now he’s coming to Brooklyn. Comment.

Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013

Marine Park

Thumbs down on high rise

A plan to erect a five-story apartment building on Nostrand Avenue hit a snag on Oct. 16, when Community Board 18 voted to ask the city to refuse the variance needed to build the tower. Comments (1).
BoroBeat

Park ‘n’ ride! Ridge families clean greenspaces

Dozens of Ridgites descended on Shore Road and Owls Head parks to rake, pick up, and paint on Oct. 19 — part of the citywide clean-up effort, “It’s My Park Day.” Comment.
Coney Island

Plank proponents say Sandy slammed concrete Boardwalk

For all the destruction it caused, Sandy mostly spared Coney Island’s iconic wooden Boardwalk — and one group of activists is hoping that the storm might even have saved it. Comment.
Coney Island

Coney library finally turns the page on Sandy

Call it the reading rainbow after the storm. Comment.
BoroBeat

Seniors strut their stuff for title of top grandma

Southern Brooklyn celebrated its matriarchs with the annual Your Highness Grandmother Pageant at the Kings Bay Y on Sunday. Comment.
Standing O

Happy 30 anniversary to Tasty Bagels

Family run buisness celebrates 30 years of boiling and baking. Comment.
Joe Knows

Loss may doom Erasmus title run

Erasmus Hall lost more than a football game in Coney Island last Friday night. Comment.
24/7

Fright nights: Eight horrifying Halloween events

Your trick or treating days may be behind you, but for adults, the Halloween festivities are just getting started. Comment.

Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013

Politics

Former Rep. Major Owens dies at age 77

Former longtime Brooklyn Rep. Major Owens, a Democrat who helped pass the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 during his 24 years in congress, died on Oct. 21 in Manhattan. He was 77. Comment.
Coney Island

Luna-ween! Coney park rings in the season

Just because summer’s over doesn’t mean fun is done in Coney Island! Comment.
Bay Ridge

Board slams plan: CB10 rejects city’s Fourth Ave. traffic proposal

Bay Ridge’s Community Board 10 has put up a road block to the city’s plan for slowing traffic on Fourth Avenue with an overwhelming vote against the reforms Monday night. Comments (8).
Bensonhurst

Cavallaro parents rip co-location plan

A plan by the city to move a kindergarten- through fourth-grade charter school into an excelling Bath Beach middle school will make it impossible for any of the students to learn, claimed angry parents on Monday night. Comments (4).
Sheepshead Bay

Moving at the movies

This Sheepshead Bay gym gives new meaning to the term “movie buff.” Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

Jo hates the black hole at the end of the line

This week, our columnists says she’s mad as hell, and she’s not going to take it anymore. Comments (1).

Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013

Borough-wide

Pedestrian killed in Borough Park

A 69-year-old woman was killed while crossing 11th Avenue in Borough Park Sunday night when a driver mowed her down on a crosswalk, cops said. Comment.
Ditmas Park

‘Courtelyou at Twilight’ brings neighbors together

Folks came from near and far to Ditmas Park on Oct. 10, where they had the opportunity to see what some of the neighborhood’s best restaurants and bars had to offer during an event called Courtelyou at Twilight. Comment.
Flatbush

Pipe dreams come true! Organ reborn at Flatbush church

They’ve got the keys to Brooklyn’s heart! Comments (4).
High School Sports

Former Bishop Ford star Lewis making mark at St. John’s

Former Bishop Ford star Aaliyah Lewis is getting early praise — and may be in for some extra playing time — just weeks before the start of her freshmen season with the St. John’s University women’s basketball team. Comment.
High School Sports

There can be only one!

Lincoln beats rival Erasmus Hall to become the sole undefeated team. Comment.
High School Sports

Kangaroos earn bounce back win over Clinton

Boys & Girls coach Clive Harding understands that his team is best known for its multi-back running attack, so fans often don’t pay much attention to the contributions of quarterback Dashawn Brice. Comment.
High School Sports

Fontbonne can’t keep up momentum against Christ the King

Fontbonne Hall just couldn’t keep its late season momentum going against Christ the King. Comment.

Monday, Oct. 21, 2013

Coney Island

Offsides! Candidate claims Coney left out of football donation plan

A Coney Island council candidate blasted the mayor for letting the People’s Playground get left out of a massive donation plan quarterbacked by the group bringing the Superbowl to the New York metro area. Comments (2).
BoroBeat

Recess now better than ever

Students at Canarsie’s PS-IS 109 have a brand-new playground thanks to a $160,000 grant. Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

For Stan, he who laughs last, laughs best!

This week, Stan puts his column to song. Comments (2).
BoroBeat

Hunters hope to land job at Kings Plaza Job Fair

Thousands of New Yorkers queued up at Kings Plaza on Oct. 17 for a shot at working for one of the mall’s many retailers. Comments (3).
Fort Greene

Texans bring barbecue, turkey tails to Prospect Heights

Morgan’s Brooklyn Barbecue serves up its specialty the way nature intended — by the pound. Comments (5).

Friday, Oct. 18, 2013

Brighton Beach

Suddenly, Russian kingmaker joins Brighton Beach council race

A Russian-language media mogul threw his ushanka in the ring as a last-minute candidate for a council seat that represents Brooklyn’s “Little Odessa” —but he’s going to need voters to bring their pens to voting booths on Nov. 5. Comments (13).
Gravesend

‘Love Vandal’ strikes again!

There’s new “Love” in Gravesend. Comments (1).
Marine Park

Aviator cleared for takeoff as government shutdown ends

The Aviator sports center in Floyd Bennett Field has reopened now that Congress put an end to the federal government shutdown, which had shuttered national parks, including the Gateway National Recreation Center where the popular events center is located. Comment.
Canarsie

Canarsie crash kills motorcyclist

A motorcyclist died after colliding with a Toyota sedan in the early morning on Thursday, in a crash that left Rockaway Parkway strewn with debris from his shattered highway cruiser. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Ridge ram-up! Crash at intersection after city rejects traffic light petition

Two cars collided on Oct. 16 at a Ridge intersection that neighbors say they’ve been begging the city to fix for years. Comments (1).

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