Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014

Coney Island

Coney conjuring: Show makes winter blues magically disappear

Sideshows by the Seashore is hosting a weekly magic show to keep the crowds coming back to Coney all winter long. Comment.

Brooklyn by the numbers: Facts and figures from 2013

What was the most rented movie? Biggest-selling book? Most requested karaoke song? We found out! Comment.

Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013


Proclamation domination! Markowitz has issued more honorary citations than any other Beep, by far

As the 12 years of Marty Markowitz’s tenure as borough president draw to a close, we will be reflecting each week on what he has done with his time in office. For starters, he has issued more proclamations than you would believe! Comment.

Saint’s remains come to Brooklyn

The borough of churches welcomed a Portuguese saint this December — 782 years after his death. Comments (1).

Monday, Dec. 30, 2013

Marine Park

Marine Park renovations inch forward

The money is there, the plans have been made, but everyone is still waiting to see if the improvements to Marine Park will ever happen. Comments (2).

Sunday, Dec. 29, 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.

Sound Off to the Editor

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

Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013

Big Screecher

Carmine’s column almost didn’t happen this week!

What happens when the Screecher gets a shot he doesn’t want? Read this week’s Screech to find out! Comment.

Friday, Dec. 27, 2013

Bay Ridge Nights

Kiss 2013 goodbye in the Ridge!

Bay Ridge Nights knows all the best places to take a cup of kindness and forget your old acquaintances. Comment.

Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013


The President on line one

As Brooklynites prepare to say so long to their Borough President of the past 12 years, we wanted to check in with the man who will be sworn in to that job on New Year’s Day. Comments (1).

Application congratulation

These are the first steps of the rest of their lives. Comment.
Park Slope

Dating gets another challenge: Charades!

Unattached men and women looking for someone special to smooch on New Year’s Eve could get lucky at Union Hall’s boozy board game singles night. Comment.
Fort Greene

Swing into 2014: Go back in time for New Year’s Eve at this speakeasy ball

We might be on the verge of 2014, but Gemini and Scorpio wants to party like it is 1929. Comment.

Hot Pepper: Temple guard, sharpshooting Owls blitz Blackbirds at Barclays

As Long Island University struggled to find its shooting stroke, Temple and Dalton Pepper treated the Barclays Center rims like the ones in the playground back home. Comment.
Joe Knows

Fitness centers like Lincoln’s best way to combat obesity

It was near the very end of all the pomp and circumstance surrounding the opening of Abraham Lincoln’s new fitness center that I heard something that really hit home. Comments (1).

Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013


Community First is first in toys — again!

Santa’s got some competition. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Saint Anselm’s winter wonderland!

Nothing melts in this Winter Wonderland — except your heart! Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

Merry Christmas from Jo, and her monther’s elf!

This week, Joanna fondly remembers her mother’s elf on a shelf. Comment.

Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013

Coney Island

City’s Coney Christmas gift — leases to Wonder Wheel Park, Luna Park through 2027

Coney Island’s biggest attractions have a new lease on life! Comment.
Park Slope

In small packages: Slope gallery proves bigger isn’t always better

At 440 Gallery’s annual “Small Works Show,” size really does not matter. Comment.

Holiday Horror: Mill Island father kills 3-year-old son, self in death leap

A Mill Island father hurled his 3-year-old son from the 52nd floor of a Manhattan apartment building on Sunday, before following the boy to his death in a suicide plunge, cops said. Comments (1).

Readers and local leaders to cops: We want our blotter back!

Readers of this paper want their weekly police blotter back and they are letting cops know about it. Comment.
High School Sports

Wounded Tripp eager to return to Brooklyn Collegiate hoops line up

Jahlil Tripp sat in the bleachers, crutches in hand, knowing things could have been much worse. Comment.

Monday, Dec. 23, 2013


Days be merry in Brighton! Neighborhood group hosts holiday blow-out

The Brighton Neighborhood Association threw its annual holiday bash at National Restaurant on Dec. 18. Comments (1).
Park Slope

Master of puppets: Marionette maven puppetizes classic kids’ stories

Expect some very wooden performances at this Park Slope holiday show. Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan rewinds, and hands out his awards

This week, out columnist reflects on the year’s most interesting occurrences. Comments (2).

Record-breaking Brickman driving Long Island University’s success

If you walked past Jason Brickman in street clothes, you would likely never guess that he is one of the nation’s top point guards. Comment.
High School Sports

Loughlin stars reach milestones in victory over St. Francis Prep

Bishop Loughlin’s Khadeen Carrington and Mike Williams were both nearing milestones heading into their home opener, and they wanted to achieve them together. Comment.

Friday, Dec. 20, 2013


Mammoth recycling center opens on Sunset Park waterfront

Brooklyn takes trash from nobody — but soon it will be taking recyclables from throughout the city and beyond. Comments (1).

’Twas the nights before Christmas

There are only five more nights left to wear ugly sweaters and sing silly songs. Make the most of it with our guide to the best Christmas events in Brooklyn. Comment.
Marine Park

Burn-outs! Kids seared in weed-related explosion

Two kids’ plan to get high went up in smoke — and took them with it. Comments (1).
Park Slope

Alternative oyster: Grand Central Oyster Bar opens its Slope location

And the Manhattanization of Brooklyn continues – with bivalves. Comment.

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