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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Boro of bluegrass

Gowanus

Twisted strings: Gowanus fest celebrates genre-bending banjo music

This ain’t your mama’s banjo music. Comment
Fort Greene

Ballet meets bluegrass: Old-time band collaborates with famed choreographer at BAM

The Brooklyn Academy of Music will play host to the debut performance of a Twyla Tharp dance piece, set to live music by the Carolina Chocolate Drops. Comment
Gowanus

Amateur hour: Brooklyn home brewers compete for glory in Gowanus

Local home brewers will pit their best beers against each other at the “Pride of Brooklyn Homebrew Festival” — and you can help decide the winner. Comment

Monday, April 7, 2014

Red Hook

Pic out the jams: Photographer snaps city’s traditional jam sessions

This guy likes to follow tradition — with a camera! Comment

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Williamsburg

Flop-house cinema: W’burg film fest celebrates bad movies

Brooklyn has festivals for cat films, motorbike films, and science fiction films. And now it has a festival for bad films. Comment

Sunday, April 6, 2014

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, April 5, 2014

Big Screecher

Carmine’s had it with freeloading charter schools

This week, the Screecher reminds you of an event that happened last week, just in case you missed it. Comment
Books

What to read this week

Neighborhood booksellers give their recommendations. Comment

Friday, April 4, 2014

Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge chef preps for food-fights with city

A Bay Ridge chef is cooking up a fight against the city’s regime of restaurant health-codes and fines, which he says strangles a vital part of the local small-business sector. Comment
Williamsburg

Tooting their own flute: Flutronix brings a modern sound to the classical instrument

This Crown Heights duo is making the school-band staple cool again. Comment
Bay Ridge Nights

It’s the time of the season for Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge Nights is back, letting you know where to take cover from those pesky April showers — before the month of May flowers! Comment
Canarsie

Still rebuilding: Red Cross volunteers restore Sandy-swamped Canarsie home

Hunter College students and other local volunteers finished out Red Cross Month with a rebuilding project in Canarsie on March 29. Comment
A Britisher’s View

Malevolent mullahs must be cracking up over WTC security breach

Our sworn enemies are having a field day over America’s diminishing respect for the memories of 9-11 victims, writes our columnist. Comment

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Mill Basin

Mill Basin boy takes home international fencing title

Superlative swordsman Ethan Kushnerik, 10, came in first at the 37th annual International Children’s Fencing Tournament Challenge. Comments (13)
Marine Park

Stuck in a hole: City hotline botches sinkhole response

After more than a year, a dozen 311 calls, a couple of inspections, and a big runaround, residents of E. 37th Street felt like they were only digging themselves in deeper trying to get the city to fix a five-foot-deep sinkhole opening up under their sidewalk. Comment
Dining

Spice market: Smorgasburg fires up again with two India-inspired hot sauces

Brooklyn’s outdoor markets are gearing up for an Indian summer. Comment
Standing O

Standing O is at it again!

Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment
Bay Ridge

Art of Brooklyn Film Festival coming to Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge is ready for its close-up! Comment
Will’s Watch

Bathroom break! Cymbrowitz catches wave of Oceana cash

This gives a new meaning to flushing money down the toilet. Comments (4)
BoroBeat

Parade in the shade

Rain didn’t stop Gerritsen Beachers from marching in the neighborhood’s fifth annual Saint Patrick’s Festival Parade on March 29. Comment
Gowanus

Ori-gins: Historian gives talk on the strange story of gin

Call it a spirited discussion. Comment
BoroBeat

Learning by doing

The Bay Academy held a science night for its students, with teachers and professionals doing demonstrations for the kids. Comment
Downtown

Sew happy together: Brooklyn quilters stitch Downtown show together

The Quilters’ Guild of Brooklyn is a tight-knit bunch. Comments (1)
Joe Knows

New college hoops agreement has Barclays in postion to best MSG

The Barclays Center took a significant step towards surpassing Madison Square Garden as New York City’s premier destination for college basketball with the announcement of its deals with the Atlantic Coast and Atlantic-10 conferences. Comment

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Borough-wide

Relief disaster: ‘Show us the money!’ say storm victims at Build It Back hearing

Build it back already! Comment
Marine Park

Filched fido fetched! Purloined puppy returned to Marine Park pet store

A stolen puppy is home safe after a few days on the lam. Comment
Bay Ridge

Perv grabs caboose in N train station

Cops are trying to track down a creep who groped a 17-year-old girl’s backside at the Eighth Avenue N stop on March 23. Comment
Dyker Heights

Police seek clues in Dyker disappearance

Police need your help to find a man who vanished from his Dyker Heights home last week. Comment
Greenpoint

Magic spells: Greenpoint bookstore to host fantasy-themed spelling bee

You shall not pass — if you cannot spell, that is. Comment
Sheepshead Bay

Board wants the short bus

Leaders in Sheepshead Bay want to select some shorter buses. Comment
Greenpoint

Ra ra Rasputin! A dinner honoring Russia’s greatest love machine

Toast the “Mad Monk” at this educational dinner party celebrating the life and legacy of the mysterious Russian mystic. Comments (1)
Sheepshead Bay

Coney meets Carnival: Funk group celebrates Coney Island with a Big Easy sound

This band is bringing the sounds of the Big Easy to the Big Apple — and taking listeners from the Boardwalk to Bourbon Street. Comments (1)
BoroBeat

Sharing is caring

The social-service group HeartShare raked in $700,000 at its centennial gala. Comment
Not for Nuthin’

Jo’s two favorite shows go off the air

This week, our television critics let you know that the final episodes of “Psych” and “How I Met Your Mother” were awesome. Comment

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Bay Ridge

Moroccan association celebrates in Bay Ridge

The Moroccan American House Association celebrated its third year anniversary on March 23 with a gala at the Bay Ridge Manor. Comments (1)
Harbor Watch

Learning experience! Teachers explore Army life at Fort Hamilton

Educators from across the city toured Fort Hamilton to see what the Army has to offer its students. Comment
Borough-wide

March recap: Revisit the top Brooklyn stories from last month

Our monthly review helps readers catch up on the headlines they missed in March. Comment
High School Sports

All-Brooklyn boys’ basketball honors

Brooklyn continued to prove it is the city’s premier basketball borough, despite the lack of championships brought home this season. Comment
Borough-wide

St. Francis College lands St. Peter’s point guard Sanabria

Glenn Sanabria ended his travel ball season with New Heights last summer with an uneasy feeling — and without a college scholarship offer — despite being on a team that won the national title. Comment
High School Sports

Loughlin duo helps Catholic League to Mayor’s Cup romp in final game as teammates

Bishop Loughlin stars Khadeen Carrington and Mike Williams realized as opponents that they were headed for their final game as teammates. Comment

Monday, March 31, 2014

Marine Park

Doggone! Puppy pinched from Marine Park pet store

It was “Gone In 60 Seconds” — puppy style. Comment
Sheepshead Bay

PS 238 holds annual talent show!

They’ve got talent, and they aren’t afraid to show it off. Comment
Mean Streets

TUESDAY NIGHT: Sound off on road safety at town hall meeting

Officials are inviting Brooklynites to tell them where streets are the diciest for pedestrians and cyclists and how to make them safer. Comments (1)
It’s Only My Opinion

Sailor Stan talks tax ‘refunds’

This week, our columnist opines that the government should pay us interest when it uses our money to do its banking. Comments (3)
High School Sports

Reloaded, balanced Telecom aims for city baseball title repeat

This year’s Telecommunications squad doesn’t lack for talent, but it will be less reliant on star power. Comment

Friday, March 28, 2014

Bensonhurst

Cops: Bensonhurst flasher in jail

The flasher that terrorized Bensonhurst two weeks ago is behind bars, according to cops. Comment
Dyker Heights

Forklift driver plows into pedestrian on 13th Avenue

A forklift driver ran down an elderly woman crossing 13th Avenue near the corner of 60th Street on March 26, according to police. Comment
Borough-wide

Barclays Center will host ACC men’s basketball tournament

Barclays is bringing on the March maddness! Comment

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