Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Marine Park

Picture this: School art night brings young and old together

This school got creative with family night. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Burn before reading: Bay Ridge fire investigator pens hot new novel

Author Shelley Reuben both solves and writes mysteries. Comments (1).

Monday, April 14, 2014

DUMBO

A chilling read: Quirky P’Heights ice cream parlor releases cookbook

Get the inside scoop on Ample Hills Creamery’s madcap flavors. Comment.
Borough-wide

SNEAK PEEK: We take a spin around the new Prospect Park roller rink

There is nothing like falling on your butt to start the workday. Comment.
Greenpoint

NYC etiquette master talks being on your best Brooklyn behavior

Manners-minded artist Nathan Pyle on borough driving habits and nagivating the Brooklyn Bridge. Comment.

Sunday, April 13, 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. Comments (2).

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Big Screecher

Carmine’s tips could save your life!

This week, the Screecher lets you know what you have to do to make sure you live as long as he has. Comment.

Friday, April 11, 2014

BoroBeat

Arbor yay! Nets give trees to Coney kids

Fifty families took home 50 trees and met retired Nets players, cheerleaders, and the team’s mascot on April 8. Comment.
Williamsburg

Intox-egg-ated: Grand Street hosts boozy Easter egg hunt for adults

Why should kids have all the fun? Comment.
Bay Ridge Nights

Rock out in the Ridge

Want classic rock, acoustic covers, heavy metal, or Top 40? Bay Ridge has it all this weekend! Comment.
Gowanus

‘Biased’ in Brooklyn: Comedian W. Kamau Bell hits the Bell House

The political funny man talks life after “Totally Biased.” Comment.
Prospect Heights

Tuvan and groovin’: Trio puts modern spin on traditional throat singing

Alash Ensemble is more than just a pretty voice. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

Twit Mel tweets for terrorist

Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito should be impeached for her betrayal of the city she is elected to protect, our columnist says. Comments (2).

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Dyker Heights

Card tricks! Cops search for high-rolling plastic thief

Police are asking for the public’s help in tracking down a man they say swiped a credit card from a Dyker Heights mailbox and then went on an $8,000-plus, month-and-a-half-long spending spree at the victim’s expense. Comment.
Williamsburg

Caravan of carnage: W’burg play offers bloody, trippy take on the Donner Party

See the story of the ill-fated American pioneers live — and dead — on stage. Comment.
Art

Old Brooklyn defined: 25-year residency required for entry to this club

The Society of Old Brooklynites has settled what constitutes “Old Brooklyn” once and for all. Except they operate on the honor system. Comment.
Standing O

Putting out the welcome mat

Standing O has left the light on for new TD Bank manager Joelle Gonzalez. Comment.
Downtown

Fallas penetrates Downtown market

This Fulton Mall department store’s new handle really sticks out. Comment.
Will’s Watch

Former state senator suspects Recchia’s hand in trip tort

Talk about setting somebody up for a fall. Comments (2).
Coney Island

Father Walter Mitchell passes at 80

The longtime priest of St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church died last week. Comment.
High School Sports

Rebuilding Xaverian off to fast start

The Xaverian baseball team is off to a great start this season, despite losing 17 seniors from last year’s Brooklyn-Queens division championship team. Comment.
Parenting

Eggcellent: Easter egg hunts and activities around Brooklyn

Get hopping to these sweet Easter events. Comment.
Bushwick

Open season at Bushwick sculpture garden

An arts group is accepting work from sculptors to place in a community garden, no questions asked. Comment.
Joe Knows

Home court, health critical to Nets’ playoff success

The Brooklyn Nets summer gamble has paid off. Comment.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Gravesend

Schoolhouse block! Parking parents clog E. First Street

Scofflaw parents at Gravesend’s PS 216 have E. First Street on a crash course, neighbors say. Comments (1).
Williamsburg

Arts and cats! Greenpoint cat ladies gather for craft night

“Put a cat on it” is the mantra of an insurgent do-it-yourself movement, a queen of the craftswomen argues. Comment.
Borough-wide

Little League openers signal start of spring

No matter what the weather is like, you know spring has truly arrived when fresh-faced kids put on their baseball caps and step up to the plate. Comments (2).
Not for Nuthin’

Saying goodbye to a friend and mentor

This week, Jo bids a fond farewell to Lou Powsner. Comment.
High School Sports

Super sophomore Gerone powers Madison past rival Telecom

Isabella Gerone is taking well to her role as James Madison’s new ace and captain. Comment.
Borough-wide

Blackbirds fly straight after coaching change

The Long Island University baseball team has proven it can handle a curve. Comment.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Bay Ridge

Sweet! Village confectioner to open outpost in Ridge

Bay Ridge has always had a small-town flavor — now it’s getting a taste of Manhattan’s Greenwich Village. Comment.
BoroBeat

The hunt begins

Brooklyn kicked off its Easter celebration on April 5 and 6 with the first wave of egg hunts planned for this month. For all the fun, see our slideshow. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Cool beans! Hip coffee spot opens in Bay Ridge

High-end coffee has arrived in the Ridge. Comment.
Atlantic Yards

Green roof to help noise-proof Barclays Center

It looks inviting sure, but no one will be allowed to play or hang out on the arena’s planned emerald ceiling. Comment.
High School Sports

All-Brooklyn Girls’ Basketball Honors

Brooklyn again produced some of the city’s brightest girls’ basketball stars. Comment.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Coney Island

Courier Life columnist Lou Powsner dies

The Legendary Coney Island haberdasher — and one of America’s oldest active columnist until he stopped writing about a year ago — was 93 years old. Comments (4).
Marine Park

Talk about snail mail

A Marine Park woman got a surreal surprise when a letter postmarked in 1969 finally arrived in the mail last week. Comments (8).
Midwood

Stars come out in Midwood

These kids have a view that’s out of this world. Comments (1).
Borough-wide

Bikes vs. bumpers

People got all revved up at a Vision Zero town hall last week. Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan tells you where the money’s at

This week, our columnist breaks it down for you penny by penny. Comments (4).

Friday, April 4, 2014

Coney Island

Cashed out! Cops collar Coney man for $22,000 borough-spanning bank robbery spree

Talk about high vault-age. Comment.
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.
Mill Basin

Mill Basin Civic marks 85 years of service

The Mill Basin Civic Association celebrated another year of community service with an awards dinner and officer installation at Glen Terrace Caterers in Mill Basin on March 27. Comments (3).
Marine Park

Grump throws coffee on man at java joint

Plus a host of other crimes from Marine Park’s 63rd Precinct. Comment.
High School Sports

Confident Poly Prep baseball sets sights on fourth-straight private school state title

Poly Prep senior Rob Calabrese doesn’t have to look far to be reminded what he is playing for this season. The catcher and the Blue Devils are looking to claim their fourth-straight private school state title, something that has never been done in school history. Comment.

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