Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Fort Greene

Synth secrets: All-star lineup plays tribute to a mysterious Nigerian musician

Musicians including David Byrne and Money Mark play tribute to synth composer William Onyeabor — but they don’t know anything about him. Comment.
High School Sports

Grand Street lineman Seymour picks Rutgers

Deciding to switch from basketball to football has earned Kamaal Seymour a Division I scholarship to Rutgers. Comment.

Monday, April 28, 2014


Pole positions: W’burg show hopes to prove pole dancing is serious art

This Brooklyn dance company says poles deserve a place on the theatrical stage — not just in strip clubs. Comment.
Marine Park

Brooklyn bounce: An inflatable obstacle course fun run comes to Marine Park

Talk about a “fun” run! Comment.

Sunday, April 27, 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.

Sound Off to the Editor

Catch up on what your neighbors are thinking on the best soapbox in town. Comments (1).

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Big Screecher

This week, the Screecher writes like Gay Talese!

What would happen if Gay Talese followed the Big Sceecher around Bensonhurst, mistaking him for the Chariman of the Board, Frank Sinatra? Find out in this week’s column, inspired by a story written by “Girls Write Now” mentee Laurencia Terris, who recently tagged along when Carmine taught one of his legendary merengue classes. Comment.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Bay Ridge Nights

Kiss April goodbye in Bay Ridge

April is almost over, so close out the month in style — in Bay Ridge! Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Sheepshead Bay TGI Fridays set to re-open

This joint is coming back for seconds. Comments (1).
A Britisher’s View

Islamo-nuts move to silence ‘Honor Diaries’

“Honor Diaries,” a new documentary about Islam’s stranglehold on women has paranoid Muslims quaking on their prayer mats, writes our columnist. Comment.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Coney Island

The summer the music died! Coney Seaside Concerts canceled this year

Now with former Borough President Marty Markowitz’s take. Comments (2).
Bay Ridge

Dog-walker finds corpse in Shore Road Park

A Ridgite walking a dog in Shore Road Park came across a grisly scene straight out of “Law & Order” early on April 23. Comment.
Atlantic Yards

DeBlasio: Bring DNC to Brooklyn, or some other part of New York

The obvious best choice is up against venues across the East River and in 15 other cities. Comment.
Prospect Heights

Fire-artworks: Feminist fireworks show to light up Prospect Park

This art will go off with a bang! Comment.
Prospect Heights

Flower power! Cherry blossom fest to feature samurai sword demo

The Botanic Garden’s “Sakura Matsuri” festival mixes tradition with the cutting edge — literally! Comment.
Park Slope

Get ‘Lost’: Greenpointer brings cult sci-fi show back in new podcast

“Lost” is not so lost to fans anymore, thanks to this digital radio show. Comment.
Will’s Watch

Judgment day! Slope bench hopeful once slapped for professional misconduct

A Democratic candidate for the civil court district covering Park Slope and Flatbush was censured for professional misconduct in two different states in 2006 and 2007. Comments (2).
Joe Knows

Catholic schools must learn from Bishop Ford’s mistakes

Catholic schools, please take notice of what is going on at Bishop Ford. Study the situation and learn from it. Comments (11).

Wednesday, April 23, 2014


Re-Build It Back: City announces reforms to recovery program

The city’s beleaguered hurricane-recovery effort is getting a second wind. Comment.

Pop’s pop: ‘Dad Jams’ DJs spin tracks only a father could love

You just wait until your father hears about this! Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Getting kinky with Kinkos: Homemade nudie mag featured at annual Zine Fest

The borough’s annual symposium of independent, DIY books and magazines is looking lurid this year, with the inclusion of a photospread publication that celebrates women in all their glory. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

Belieber it or not - you decide

Justin Beiber will not be deported. Comments (1).

Cooking up a stink: Taiwanese Night Market serves up stinky tofu

“Your food stinks!” is not an insult to this cook. Comment.

On the front lines of fermentation: Brooklyn book details the battle of craft beer

Brooklyn Brewery founder and former war corresspondant Steve Hindy is writing about a whole different battlefield these days. Comments (1).

Tuesday, April 22, 2014


Thousands take to streets in Bensonhurst Good Friday procession

Thousands marched through the streets of Bensonhurst on April 18 in a procession honoring Good Friday — the remembrance of the day the Romans crucified Jesus Christ. Comment.
Fort Greene

Bargain bin bounty: The Found Film Festival dusts off forgotten footage

This roving film festival takes old VHS tapes from the basement and puts them on the big screen. Comment.

Flatlands resident charged with stabbing man, hiding body in plastic bin

Prosecutors are charging a Brooklyn man with murder after police discovered a body in a plastic storage container at his Flatlands home on April 19. Comments (2).

Cross makes its Way over the Brooklyn Bridge

Thousands of Christian faithful marched across the Brooklyn Bridge on April 18 to commemorate Good Friday. Comment.

Dusting off the plate: Baseball great’s restored burial monument unveiled

A memorial to one of baseball’s most important innovators has finally been restored to its former glory. Comment.

Gerritsen Beach’s Hardy to be first woman to box at Barclays

Boxer Heather “The Heat” Hardy has watched plenty of boxing matches at the Barclays Center and each one had the same effect on her. Comment.
High School Sports

Bishop Ford closing shocks athletic department

Devin Dingle and his Bishop Ford teammates saw their championship game loss as just the beginning of their climb to the top of the Catholic boys’ basketball league. Instead, it was the last game they will likely play in a Falcons uniform. Comments (5).
High School Sports

Lincoln’s Rodriguez powers team to Jordan Brand Classic win

Desi Rodriguez made sure his home turf was defended. Comment.
High School Sports

Nazareth star Usilo sticking with Manhattan College

Nazareth wing and Manhattan College signee Samson Usilo can breathe easy with the Jaspers retaining men’s basketball coach Steve Masiello. Comment.

Sharks wreck Wreckers in opening game

Opening day was a feeding frenzy for the New York Sharks — the city’s professional women’s tackle football team — who chewed up the visiting Connecticut Wreckers 50–0 in the team’s first home game at Aviator Sports Complex last Saturday. Comments (1).

Monday, April 21, 2014


Body found in Gowanus Canal

The floating corpse was discovered under the Union Street bridge at 3 pm, according to police. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Going up: Decades-old Kings Highway building makes way for taller commercial development

A big commercial development is coming to a stretch of Kings Highway near the B and Q lines that has some wondering whether it’s too much for the Sheepshead Bay shopping strip. Comments (4).

Will you be BrooklynDaily.com’s next ace reporter?

Think you have what it takes to cover local news in the most exciting borough in New York City? Then apply for a job at BrooklynDaily.com! Comment.

The battle of Bensonhurst! Titans clash at Catholic school

Meet Brooklyn’s new kings of the ring! Comment.
Coney Island

Motherly love! Charity brunch honors special ladies

Moms — they’re the gift that keeps on giving. Comments (1).
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan on baseball, guns, and O’Reilly

This week, Stan talks about some of his favorite subjects. Comments (1).

Sunday, April 20, 2014


Will you be BrooklynDaily.com’s next ace reporter?

Think you have what it takes to cover local news in the most exciting borough in New York City? Then apply for a job at BrooklynDaily.com! Comment.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Marine Park

Naturally fun: A day of wilderness activities in Brooklyn

Brooklyn’s young city slickers got to experience the great outdoors without leaving the borough on April 16. Comment.
Prospect Heights

A Swoon song: Famed street artist builds giant tree inside Brooklyn Museum

The museum’s rotunda has been transformed into a fanciful landscape. Comment.

Screw job! Contractor bolts traffic signs to trees in W’burg

A city contractor, apparently short on time or signposts, screwed metal “No Parking” signs to trees along Meserole Street in Williamsburg, angering neighbors and injuring the trees. Comment.

Couple found dead in Greenpoint hot tub

The pair had been drinking, according to reports, which can be a risky proposition, experts say. Comments (1).

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