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Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013

Dining

Slurp’s up: Ganso serves up innovative ramen Downtown

A collaboration between a Brooklyn-born food writer and a Japanese-born chef has given rise to a ramen joint that takes its craft seriously. Comment.

Monday, Nov. 4, 2013

Theater

The many marriages of Figaro

Three different Brooklyn opera companies will perform “The Marriage of Figaro” in November. Comment.

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Sunday, Nov. 3, 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, Nov. 2, 2013

Big Screecher

Carmine’s seeing red over his name!

This week, the Screecher can’t believe his name doesn’t actually mean “Dances with Wolves.” Comment.

Friday, Nov. 1, 2013

A Britisher’s View

How DeBlasio and his family ruined our Christmas party

Democratic mayoral candidate Bill DeBlasio showed his true colors at this newspaper’s holiday party, writes our columnist. Comments (7).
Books

Boys gone mild: A local duo tones down the ‘Kama Sutra’

“The Married Kama Sutra” is a PG-13 spoof on the ancient Hindu sex manual. Comment.

Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013

Midwood

Elderly mother, son perish in Midwood blaze

A 91-year-old woman and her son died in the early hours of Wednesday morning in a raging inferno that scorched their E. 15th Street home in Midwood, and sent four others to Maimonides Hospital with minor injuries, according to a spokesman for the FDNY. Comments (1).
Borough-wide

Brooklyn remembers Sandy by candlelight

Exactly one year after superstorm Sandy struck, hundreds of Brooklynites gathered in candlelight vigils along Kings County’s coast in the neighborhoods the epic storm hit hardest. Comment.
Coney Island

Trick-or-freak! People’s Playground hosts Halloween Parade

More than 1,000 kids put on their trick-or-treating gear and headed to the People’s Playground on Oct. 25 for the Fourth Annual Coney Island Children’s Halloween Parade. Comment.
Coney Island

Ice, ice, baby! Coney skating rink re-opens

Time to hang out with the cool kids in Coney Island! Comment.
DUMBO

Poetry barn: The city’s only poetry store opens in DUMBO

Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop focuses on creative, unconventional poetry books from small, independent press houses that would not find a market in most bookstores. Comment.
Standing O

Fighting breast cancer at Xaverian

Breast cancer research gets a boost from Standing O and Xaverian High School. Comments (1).
Joe Knows

South Shore football has earned a spot in top division

The South Shore football program has already proved that the Vikings should be moved to the league’s top division next year — regardless of its postseason outcome. Comment.
Red Hook

‘Zombie Cash’ rises again: Hit Halloween tribute is back at the Jalopy Theatre

It turns out Johnny Cash really does walk the line — between alive and dead, that is. Comment.

Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013

Borough-wide

Locals go co-loco! Students and officials blast city plan for Dewey High

It gives new meaning to the term “cram school.” Comments (1).
Not for Nuthin’

Joanna knows exactly what Obama is up to

This week, our columnist takes on the leader of the free world. Comments (3).
BoroBeat

Spooky fun at Aviator

Pint-sized ghouls, princesses, and ninjas spent the day at Aviator eating, decorating pumpkins, and parading in costume during the Halloween Spooktacular on Oct. 26. Comment.
High School Sports

Nazareth’s Cuevas sees bright future at South Carolina

Bianca Cuevas will be heading far away from home when she goes to South Carolina for college next year, but Cuevas is going there in the hope of finding something familiar. Comment.
Borough-wide

Brickman to lead inexperienced LIU hoops team

The Long Island University men’s basketball team understands that expectations have changed along with its roster Comment.
Park Slope

Leafy scenes: A photographer turns local foliage into art

For “Genius Loci,” artist Tom Bovo collected leaves from all over Brooklyn and photographed them in an ethereal light. Comment.

Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013

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
Flatbush

Fire in Flatbush guts Victorian

A huge fire completely decimated an E. 35th Street home in the early morning last Wednesday, but no one was seriously injured, fire officials said. Comment.
BoroBeat

Costumed kids pack Prospect Park Zoo for spooky Halloween blowout

Throngs of cute youngsters dressed up like lions, cats, foxes, and even superheroes and princesses at the Prospect Park Zoo “Boo at the Zoo” Halloween bash on Oct. 26 and 27. See our slideshow for all the fun. Comment.
Music

New album from horny horn player

Smoota has no problem with making his audience uncomfortable. Comment.
BoroBeat

Prost! Aviator celebrates Oktoberfest with food, games, and plenty of beer

Southern Brooklyn celebrated Oktoberfest at Aviator Sports and Events Center on Oct. 19, where beer lovers enjoyed drink specials, German delicacies, and drinking games. Comments (1).
Fort Greene

Uniqlo opens first Brooklyn location in Atlantic Terminal Mall

Japanese clothing giant Uniqlo drew throngs of shoppers to the Atlantic Terminal Mall for the grand opening of its first Brooklyn outpost on Friday. Comment.
High School Sports

Undecided Lincoln star Holley to play in All-American football game

In just two years, Abraham Lincoln star lineman Thomas Holley has gone from football newbie to All-American. Comment.
High School Sports

New Utrecht tops Midwood for third straight win

The New Utrecht offense was all but unstoppable on Oct. 26, tallying six touchdowns by four different players and spoiling Midwood’s Senior Day. Comment.
High School Sports

Bishop Ford can’t scale Mount St. Michael

All seemed well early on for Bishop Ford, up by two scores in as many possessions, but the Falcons never found the end zone again against Mount St. Michael on Sunday. Comment.

Monday, Oct. 28, 2013

Borough-wide

Brooklyn after Sandy: Then and now

Superstorm Sandy changed the face of Brooklyn, but borough residents have bounced back in the year since, clearing debris, repairing damage and rebuilding stringer than ever. We went back through our archives to find images from the storm-scarred days after the deluge, and revisited those people and places, to see how they are doing one year later. Comment.
Borough-wide

The heroes of Sandy

One year after the storm, we take a moment to appreciate some of those who helped out the most. Comment.
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).
Bay Ridge

Gentile to Quag: ‘Do your homework!’

Is Ridge’s councilman a no-show? Or is his challenger a know-nothing? Comment.
Development

Marty on the money! Beep claims Childs amphitheater will help People’s Playground poor

Borough President Markowitz is now pitching his controversial Coney Island amphitheater plan as an economic development project for the neighborhood’s impoverished residential area — where locals have attacked the project and complained of being neglected in favor of amusements. Comments (1).
Williamsburg

Halloween bark in the park before dark

Domono Rivera and her dog Ruby stepped out as a space-dog and an alien for the second annual Howl-O-Ween parade at the McCarren Park dog run in Williamsburg on Oct. 26.
Bay Ridge

Spoken for! Dem insider dismisses Ridge Councilman’s leadership bid

Bay Ridge’s incumbent councilman says he could be the next City Council Speaker — but a leading political strategist argues the veteran pol is speaking out of turn. Comments (4).
Crime

Road rager targets short bus

A 71-year-old man was arrested for allegedly driving his car onto a sidewalk filled with special-needs children boarding a bus outside of PS 222 in Marine Park on Oct. 9. Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

You are pre-approved to read this column

This week, Stan wonders why he has to fill out anything if he has been approved in advance. Comments (3).
Marine Park

Brooklyn Open scores hole in one!

Fore! Comment.

Friday, Oct. 25, 2013

Borough-wide

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas … in October

Call it All Hallows’ Christmas Eve. Comment.

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