Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013

Gowanus

Totally rad: An intimate night of comedy, impov, hip-hop, and anarchy

Some comedy shows are intricately planned from start to finish — this is not one of them. Comment.
Midwood

Midwood crash sends livery passengers to Lutheran

Three cars — one of them a livery cab — slammed into each other on Ocean Avenue near the corner of Avenue K in Midwood on Dec. 15. Comment.

Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013

Williamsburg

Art meets academia: New dance reanimates the rituals of an extinct Argentine people

Anabella Lenzu is bringing dance back from the dead. Comment.

Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013

Prospect Heights

Less Etsy, more art: Brooklyn Museum hosts high-end craft fair

The vendors at the American Fine Craft Show Brooklyn will be a cut above your average Etsy upcycler. Comment.

Monday, Dec. 9, 2013

Books

Cooking the books: There is a Brooklyn cookbook for every taste

Just in time for the holidays, we bring you a definitive guide to this year’s best borough-baked cookbooks. Comment.

Sunday, Dec. 8, 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.
Letters

Sound Off to the Editor

Catch up on what your neighbors are thinking on the best soapbox in town. Comment.

Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013

Big Screecher

Carmine’s mouth is the only thing open on holidays!

This week, the Screecher points out that it is better to spend time with family on the holidays then with strangers at a store. Comment.
Nightlife

Where to GO this week!

Got plans for this coming week? No? Don’t worry, we have got you covered. Comment.

Friday, Dec. 6, 2013

Mill Basin

Elementary Zumba

Teachers from School District 22 received a lesson of their own on Monday — in Zumba! Comments (1).
Greenwood Heights

Shhh! Cemetery celebrates its silent film-star residents with spirited screening

The stars of Green-Wood Cemetery’s “Silent Night” film screening will not be able to attend in person — but they will be there in spirit. Comment.
Marine Park

Aids crusader launches fourth attempt at rowing across the Atlantic

Before launching his fourth attempt to cross the Atlantic in a rowboat, a quixotic Queens man chose a Brooklyn port to bless his very small boat for the very long journey. Comment.
Nightlife

Bay Ridge Nights: The lowdown on where to party down in the neighborhood

We know not everybody likes to spend their weekends at warehouse raves in Bushwick or toasting craft lagers with stroller-pushing Park Slope dads. That’s why we’re introducing a new feature called “Bay Ridge Nights” — for those who like to live it up old-school Brooklyn style. Comments (1).
Cobble Hill

In vogue: New show stars dancer as vogeuing Andy Warhol in drag

This show is gender-bending — and a bit mind-bending, too. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

DeBlasio is already blundering — and he hasn’t even been inaugurated

Mayor-elect Bill DeBlasio’s coziness with Al Sharpton is inviting chaos for his administration, writes our columnist. Comments (1).

Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013

Coney Island

City panel approves Borough President Markowitz’s controversial concert hall

The Beep’s seaside amphitheater plan has taken its first big step forward. Comment.
BoroBeat

Flatbush celebrates Hanukkah

Kids celebrated Hanukkah in style at the Flatbush Park Jewish Center on Dec. 1, where they played games and ate pizza during the community group’s annual holiday party. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Owl’s Head Christmas tree lighting a hoot!

It was a night of pure holiday bliss in Owl’s Head Park on Dec. 2. Comment.
BoroBeat

Wild Hanukkah

The Beach Haven Jewish Center took a walk on the wild side for its Nov. 27 Hanukkah party — hosting a show-and-tell for kids with an iguana and a fennec fox. Comment.
Standing O

Statistically, she’s a winner

Standing O gives an A plus to award-winning High School of Telecommunication Arts and Technology math teacher Eleanor Terry. Comment.
Williamsburg

Animators go high-brow at Williamsburg gallery

When you hang out at Disney, Nickelodeon, and Cartoon Network all day, this is what you do at night. Comment.
Joe Knows

More than a championship at stake for Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln is again flirting with perfection — just one win away from a second undefeated Public School Athletic League City conference football title in the last three years. Comment.
High School Sports

Late hoop hands Bishop Loughlin season-opening loss

The Bishop Loughlin girl’s basketball team saw a five-point fourth-quarter lead evaporate and watched Cardinal Spellman’s Teresa Tartarone hit the game-winning three-pointer with 1.4 seconds remaining. Comment.

Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013

Williamsburg

Stranger than fiction: Antique invention museum to kick-off sci-fi film fest

The Philip K. Dick Sci-Fi Film Fest is going to look surprisingly antiquated this year, with a collection of old-fashioned contraptions and curiosities. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

Katy Perry’s Japanese show was not offensive

This week, Joanna demands we lock up the Proper Police. Comments (1).
Bay Ridge

Brighten up! Bay Ridge Jewish Center celebrates survival at festival of lights

A new day is dawning at Bay Ridge’s once-struggling synagogue, if the nearly 100 people who turned out on Sunday for its yearly Hannukah celebration are any indication. Comment.
Borough-wide

Brooklyn Nets star Lopez hosts youth hoops camp

Leftover turkey and holiday shopping couldn’t keep kids from enjoying hoops action as Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez entertained more than 100 kids at his Citi Pro Basketball Camp at Queens College’s Fitzgerald Gymnasium last Sunday. Comment.
Borough-wide

Martin’s buzzer beater snaps Blackbirds’ four-game skid

Long Island University broke its four-game losing streak in thrilling fashion last Sunday. Comment.

Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013

BoroBeat

Ho, ho, go: Park Slope kickstarts the holidays with small biz bash

Hundreds of Fifth Avenue boutiques and restaurants kicked off the winter holidays on Saturday with music, morsels, and — as the season would dictate — many chances to shop. Comment.
Coney Island

Light in the darkness! Holocaust survivor helps Coney celebrate Hanukkah

A Coney Island synagogue lit a candle this Hanukkah, not only to celebrate the Festival of Light, but to remember one of the darkest episodes of Jewish history. Comment.
Manhattan Beach

It’s the end of an Ira in Manhattan Beach

The president of one of Manhattan Beach’s two battling civic groups is about to step down, but not before one last attempt to end the civil war that has torn the neighborhood apart for the past five years. Comment.
High School Sports

Fort Hamilton wins second-straight city title

When Fort Hamilton won its second-straight girls’ volleyball city title at Hunter College last Tuesday, the teammate who may have contributed the most to the victory wasn’t even on the court. Comment.
High School Sports

Defending city champion Lincoln sets sights on state title

The city championship won’t be enough for Abraham Lincoln this year — nothing less than a state title will do. Comment.
High School Sports

Midwood sees first volleyball title shot slip away

Midwood did everything right — until it matter most. Comment.

Monday, Dec. 2, 2013

Borough-wide

It’s Yours-day and Buy-day: Black Friday bled into Thanksgiving in Brooklyn this year

Shopaholics across the borough jumpstarted binge season early this year, lining up outside big-box stores as early as 7 am on Thanksgiving morning for a shot at half-priced flat-screen televisions. Comments (1).
Williamsburg

Thrown to the wolves: Live wolf will be special guest at film screening

It will be a diplomatic summit of wild proportions when New York’s top wolf ambassador visits Videology in Williamburg. Comment.
Midwood

Big rig digs into train bridge

A tractor-trailer driver thought he could squeeze his 18-wheeler under a set of Q train tracks in Midwood. The driver thought wrong. Comments (1).
Borough-wide

Turkey time: Developer gave out hundreds of birds in Brownsville ahead of Turkey Day

Hundreds of New Yorkers turned out for a free — plucked — turkey outside the Plaza housing complex In Brownsville on Nov. 21, courtesy of an affordable housing developer. Comment.
DUMBO

Master blaster: Prospect Heights dad wrote the book on Nerf

It is a book that should be a blast for every budding engineer and cubicle combat enthusiast to read. Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan ponders Obamacare, lies, and nicknames

This week, our columnist once again tells it like it is, according to him. Comments (8).

Sign up for daily news emails!

News archive

Links

CNG: Community Newspaper Group