Sunday, Nov. 17, 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

Check out the best soapbox in town, where readers vent, fume, and enlighten on the topics of the day. Comments (1).

Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013

Big Screecher

What the what? Carmine can’t remember nobody’s name!

Carmine had a blast at this party, but he just wishes he knew people there. Comment.

Friday, Nov. 15, 2013

Politics

The President-Elect On Line One

State Sen. Eric Adams (D–Flatbush) won the election to replace beloved Borough President Markowitz with more than 90 percent of the vote. We sat with the president-elect to talk about Marty’s broad-if-not-long shadow, and find out some of his plans for the office in the first of a monthly check-in with Adams: “The President on line one.” Comment.
Coney Island

UPDATE: Coney Island Creek dolphin found dead

The wayward dolphin that accidentally took a turn on Coney Island’s most dangerous water ride yesterday has died. Comments (1).
Sheepshead Bay

Amatuer auteur seeks crowdfunding to finish film

Here’s the elevator pitch. Comment.
Mill Basin

Welcome home

A local panel approved a plan to move four disabled men into a Mill Basin supervised group home. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

Mr. Brooklyn was our ambassador, and simply the beeping best

Borough President Markowitz’s successor has tall shoes to fill, writes our columnist, as she recalls the sweet — and not-so-sweet — memories of Mr. Brooklyn. Comment.

Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013

BoroBeat

Mr. and Mrs. Claus join bikers for toy drive

Mr. and Mrs. Claus rode into the borough on Saturday to join the Bikers of Brooklyn’s annual toy drive for kids in need. Comments (1).
Borough-wide

It’s panda-monium at the Prospect Park Zoo!

The zoo just introduced its newest residents — twin red panda cubs — and we will be gosh-darned if they are not just the cutest things we have seen all year. Since the basset hound meet-up, anway. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Too many buses! CB10 says 4th Ave. depot unsafe

Talk about a bus-y intersection. Comment.
Midwood

Teen driver critically injures man crossing Ocean Parkway

A 17-year-old driver critically injured a man when she ran him down with her car on Ocean Parkway — Brooklyn’s so called “Avenue of Death” — late in the night of Nov. 12. Comments (1).
Clinton Hill

Brooklyn bishop still an ‘active voter’ 22 years after death

Brooklyn’s late bishop has found eternal life — on the New York state voter rolls. Comment.
Standing O

Standing O salutes new Commanding Officer Bill Taylor

The 62nd Police Precinct welcomed it’s new Commanding Officer Bill Taylor and Standing O is shouting it out to the community. Comment.
Borough-wide

Brooklyn College women’s soccer reaches NCAA tournament in just second season

It didn’t take long for the Brooklyn College women’s soccer team to make history. Comment.
Park Slope

Ferris Bueller grows up for one night

You cannot make Molly Ringwald or Macaulay Culkin young again, but a group of comedians is doing the next best thing — acting out their 40s. Comment.
Joe Knows

Midwood volleyball due for city title

The time is right for the Midwood girl’s volleyball team to break through to the Public School Athletic League Class A final. Comment.

Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013

High School Sports

Crossman scores Grand Street to first boy’s soccer city title

Carvel Crossman has been the best scorer on the Grand Street boy’s soccer team all season, so it was no shock that his goal gave the team its first city title. The only surprise was that he didn’t score earlier. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

What happened to reflecting on Veterans Day?

This week, our columnist wonders if the world has gotten too commercial. Comment.
Borough-wide

How’s that for gratuity!

A Borough Park lawmaker wants to strike a blow against gratuitous gratuities. Comments (1).
Harbor Watch

Woman in charge! Female captain assumes command of Brooklyn Army recruiting

Brooklyn’s only military base celebrated the change of command with a traditional ceremony on Nov. 7 — putting the battalion in the hands of an all-female leadership team for the first time in more than five years. Comment.
Williamsburg

Daddy’s little secret: Leg warmers!

Nothing says “I care” more than a handmade gift, even if the hands that made it belong to somebody else. Comment.

Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013

Williamsburg

Four indie rockers killed in W’burg murder-suicide: Cops

An indie rock musician shot and killed nearly all of the members of a Williamsburg dance-punk band from Iran before turning the gun on himself at the band’s practice space and apartment early on Monday morning, cops said. Comment.
Fort Greene

‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at new Shakespeare theater is a diamond, but a rough one

The Bard gets his groove back thanks to the inclusion of often overlooked song-and-dance numbers, but other aspects of the performance come up short. Comment.
Borough-wide

Nurse the saison at Dirk the Norseman

Beer importer Ed Raven is putting the final touches on a new Greenpoint brewpub and restaurant, which he has dubbed Dirk the Norseman after Greenpoint’s first colonial landowner, to highlight the brews he brings ashore to North Brooklyn. Comment.
High School Sports

Wild second quarter costs Fort Hamilton playoff win

Fort Hamilton saw things unravel fast in the opening round of the Public School Athletic League City conference playoffs. Comment.
Borough-wide

Optimistic St. Francis College sees potential conference win

Coach Glenn Braica believes his St. Francis College men’s basketball team, led by star forward Jalen Cannon, could defy expectations and go all the way this year. Comments (1).

Monday, Nov. 11, 2013

Borough-wide

Brooklyn celebrated Veterans Day ahead of schedule this year

Veterans Day didn’t begin until after the weekend, but Brooklyn couldn’t wait for Monday to honor it’s beloved veterans, as servicemen and school kids gathered under the Star-Spangled Banner to hear tales of bravery and sacrifice, and reflect on the price of American freedom. Comments (1).
Borough-wide

Arab-American Association honors service at gala

A Bay Ridge Arabic group celebrated its 12th anniversary last Thursday with a bash honoring neighborhood leaders and a prominent civil-rights attorney. Comment.
Bay Ridge Courier

Say ‘cheese’: There’s an app for that

An whiz kid at New York University Poly has just released a new photo app for the iPhone that could end the scourge of closed eyes and sour-puss snapshots once and for all. Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan celebrates the big 75 — on his 95th Cruise

Happy Birthday to Stan. After reading this column, you’ll know what to send him — on a cruise! Comments (3).

Friday, Nov. 8, 2013

Sheepshead Bay

Checkin’ in with Chaim Deutsch

We sat down with the councilman-elect, who shared his thoughts on the campaign, and how he’ll prepare himself to take office on Jan. 1. Comments (2).
Borough-wide

Cut! Suit alleges Sunset cops violated Bushwick filmmaker’s rights

Talk about getting carded! Comment.
Park Slope

The tall and the short of it: Bill DeBlasio vs. Abe Beame

Big Bill DeBlasio is the first mayor to call Brooklyn home since tiny Abe Beame sat in City Hall for one term from 1973 to 1977. The most noticeable difference between the two is clearly height, but how do the two stack up otherwise? Find out in this week’s breakdown. Comment.

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