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Monday, Nov. 11, 2013

DUMBO

Smoke this book

Just about everyone handles illicit substances, according to journalist Peter Madsen, whose new book “Dealers” is a collection of anonymous interviews with illicit substance handlers of New York that show how far getting high cuts across social strata. Comment

Sunday, Nov. 10, 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. 9, 2013

Big Screecher

Here’s what Carmine learned on Interweb this week!

He’s done it again! The Screecher learns a thing or to from the World WIde Internet! Comment

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Friday, Nov. 8, 2013

Park Slope

Old wounds on display at soldiers’ stories session

The site of the American Revolution’s first battle will host veterans of modern American wars to share stories of their harrowing experiences — of fighting and of returning home. Comment
Politics

New kids on the block

In addition to a new and much taller mayor in City Hall, the Council will be getting some new faces as well. Comment
A Britisher’s View

Illegals are turning the U.S. into the world’s largest welfare state

Lax immigration policies are giving illegal immigrants more rights than legal immigrants, writes our columnist. Comments (12)

Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013

Crown Heights

Brooklyn Museum becomes a shooting gallery for this war photography exhibition

This is one exhibition where viewers will find no peace. Comment
Marine Park

Marine Park Golf Course’s quest for water

It’s not easy being green. Comment
Standing O

Red Ribbon Banners are waving high at Brookdale

Standing O is shouting out to Brookdale for its continued dedicaiton to the community. Comment
Cobble Hill

Does LICH rhyme with swish? Court watchdog attempt to pass the hospital to Nets owner

A court-appointed Long Island College Hospital watchdog who is a self-appointed salesman for the beleaguered medical center says he thinks he has a buyer for the facility who is a slam dunk. Comment
Joe Knows

Brooklyn football teams primed for big post season

All eyes will be on Brooklyn football this weekend. Comment
Gowanus

Friends with benefits: Game show is a match made by proxy

In this dating game, your pal plays the field for you. Comment

Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013

Politics

DeBlast-Off! DeBlasio wins big at the polls

DeBlasio sailed to a historic 49 percent victory in the mayoral race, the cleanest sweep since Edward Koch won a third term in 1985 and a record for a non-incumbent candidate. Comment
Politics

Challenger crushes incumbent in DA race — for the second time

Talk about laying down the law! Comments (3)
Sheepshead Bay

La Chaim! Deutsch scores a second upset

Applause erupted a half hour after midnight Wednesday morning at Chaim Deutsch’s Avenue U headquarters, when the numbers finally convinced the unlikely victor’s campaign that he would be the 48th Council District’s next councilman. Comments (4)
Bay Ridge

Veteran Ridge pol beats upstart challenger

Bay Ridge’s 10-year incumbent Democratic councilman fended off a GOP attempt to push him off his perch — and will become the longest-serving member of the city legislature next year. Comment
Not for Nuthin’

What it takes to offend Joanna

This week, our colunist gives you the top things that piss her off! Comment
Starrett City

Burlington coming to Brooklyn

Starret City is getting something to brag about. Comment
High School Sports

Fontbonne falls in first inter-boro title game in three years

This time last year, nearly all the members of the Fontbonne Hall girl’s volleyball team were out of their homes because of Hurricane Sandy. Comment
Columbia St Waterfront

Pok Pok proprietor dishes on Thai secrets in new cookbook

Pok Pok. Who’s there? Delicious Thai food in the restaurant’s new cookbook, that’s who. Comment
Columbia St Waterfront

Make your own fried egg salad

For a taste of the “Pok Pok” cookbook, restaurant owner and chef Andy Ricker has shared the recipe for one of his most popular dishes — Yam Khai Dao, or fried egg salad. Comment

Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013

Coney Island

Coney sneaker store debuts new look one year after Sandy shutdown

A People’s Playground footwear mainstay has finally pulled free from Sandy’s mud — and revealed a great new design. Comment
Prospect Heights

Walking past the Barclays Center? Smile! You’re on police camera

Barclays Center, we hope you’re ready for your close-up, because more than a dozen police security cameras are honing in on the area around the 18,000-seat arena at Flatbush and Atlantic avenues at any given moment, this paper has learned. Comment
Bay Ridge Courier

Royal flush! Cadman Plaza public toilet likely to ease the pressure on Starbucks bathrooms

Visitors to Downtown can stop pretending they have jury duty in order to use the courthouse bathrooms — provided they have a quarter. Comment
High School Sports

St. Edmund wins title in shootout

St. Edmund goalie Dena Cronen wasn’t feeling confident when the diocesan championship game headed to a shootout. Comment
High School Sports

Poly Prep sees historic soccer season end with championship game defeat

What was shaping up to be the greatest season in Poly Prep history finished with all-too-familiar ending, instead of a storybook conclusion. Comment
High School Sports

Bishop Ford loses second straight heading into playoffs

The Bishop Ford Falcons had hopes of earning the high seed in the Catholic High School Football League’s Class AA post season, but a 49–32 defeat by St. Francis Prep last Saturday at Mitchel Field didn’t help their chances. Comment

Monday, Nov. 4, 2013

Borough-wide

School daze! City panel approves co-locations at Dewey and Cavallaro

School’s in — like it or not! Comment
Park Slope

Grieving Parents to city council: Lower speed limits!

The grieving parents of a 12-year-old boy struck and killed by a car in Park Slope last month spoke tearfully before the City Council last Thursday morning, in the hope that their testimony might prevent their tragedy from befalling others. Comment
Borough-wide

PHOTOS: A year after Sandy cancelled Halloween, freaky festivities return to BOO-klyn

Witches, ghouls, and goblins gathered across the borough on Halloween to trick-or-treat and strut their stuff. And we have the pictures to prove it. Comment
Old School

Go there now! Ferdinando’s Focacceria is a Carroll Gardens mainstay

Documenting the closures of countless neighborhood institutions over the past 34 years has made us firm believers in the wisdom of legendary truant Ferris Bueller, who famously said, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” Comment
High School Sports

South Shore’s Archer playing with something to prove after injury

South Shore’s Emmeri Archer feels she has something to prove — and it’s more than just living up to her Division-I scholarship. Comment
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan’s got the digits, now he wants the names

This week, our columist lets you know, once again, that the numbers don’t lie. Comments (10)
Crime

Police officer commits suicide outside precinct house

A police sergeant shot and killed himself inside a parked car outside the 66th Precinct Station House in Borough Park Thursday, according to a report by this paper’s sister publication, the New York Post. Comment

Friday, Nov. 1, 2013

Prospect Heights

NOW WITH VIDEO! Billy Joel to play Barclays Center on New Year’s Eve

Finally! He’ll actually hold a concert out in Brooklyn. Comments (1)
Sheepshead Bay

Sheepshead Bay invaded by giant rat… painting!

British street artist Banksy has been getting all the press lately, but another street artist from across the Pond is turning heads in Sheepshead Bay. Comment
Bensonhurst

Bensonhurst brawlers battle for wrestling title

What started out as a battle of two Bensonhurst kings of the ring — morphed into a dramatic, no-holds-barred battle royale of Kings County wrestling greats. Comment
Coney Island

No place like home! Hardware company lends hand to Coney Island cop

One of New York’s Finest was finally able to return to her Coney Island home a year to the day after Hurricane Sandy drove her out, with a little help from a hardware giant. Comment

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