Tuesday, May 6, 2014

DUMBO

Sheik your booty: Mid-East meets Dancehall at Brooklyn Bridge Park dance party

Balkan Beat Box is coming home to Brooklyn — and bringing the sounds of the world with it. Comment.
Canarsie

Child killed in Canarise hit-and-run

A 9-year-old girl is dead after an upstate man fleeing a traffic stop in Canarsie slammed into two vehicles. Comment.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Crown Heights

Crown Heights wall collapse crushes cars, traps cat

A retaining wall collapsed in Crown Heights on Friday morning, crushing three autos and nearly flattening a feline. Comment.
Fort Greene

Drawing from Brooklyn: Ralph Bakshi is still making films about his home borough

The Brownsville-raised director of “Fritz the Cat” is now working on a film about the seedy underbelly of 1960s Coney Island. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Doc on People’s Playground battle screens in Bay Ridge

Coney Island is coming to Bay Ridge. Comment.

Sunday, May 4, 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, May 3, 2014

Books

What to read this week

Neighborhood booksellers give their recommendations. Comment.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Bay Ridge Nights

Ridging in the rain

Stay high and dry in Bay Ridge this weekend. Comment.
Williamsburg

Crickets, please! Williamsburg guys make protein bars from bugs

It started with the simple thought that the protein-bar market was a little buggy. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

Muslims detonate over 9-11 museum video

Muslims are making a tough day tougher for New Yorkers by protesting a video exhibit in the soon-to-open National September 11 Memorial Museum, claims our columnist. Comments (4).
Borough-wide

We brief readers on news from the past month

Our monthly review helps readers catch up on the headlines they missed in April. Comment.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Marine Park

Fatal crash on Marine Parkway

A man is dead after his vehicle slammed into two cars parked along Marine Parkway on April 30. Comment.
Dyker Heights

Empire strikes back! New owner at Crown KTV just more of the same, board suspects

The new owners of a controversial Dyker Heights karaoke lounge swear they will change the business’s tune — but neighborhood leaders believe the song remains the same. Comment.
Coney Island

Coney comes out for block party

Families flocked to Coney Island last weekend for its first-ever Family Day Block Party. Comment.
Standing O

Standing O is at it again!

Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment.
Will’s Watch

GOP prospects are Grimm following indictment

Indicted Rep. Michael Grimm says he intends to stay in his re-election race against former Coney Island Councilman Domenic Recchia — and the GOP looks like it’s stuck with him, whether it wants him or not. Comment.
Flatbush

Color scheme: Partygoers dance in powdered paint at Holi-inspired fest

Paint the town red — and blue, green, yellow, and pink. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Auto dealer forced to pay nearly $100,000

Talk about driving a hard bargain! Comment.
Williamsburg

Electric dreamer: Connan Mockasin is psyched to play Williamsburg

Call him a dream-pop star. Comment.
High School Sports

Big day from Chavez earns Grand Street important win over Telecom

Grand Street catcher Marcus Chavez has looked forward to playing rival Telecommunications since the season started, but needed a wake up call to spark his play. Comment.
Joe Knows

Former LIU star’s first taste of the majors won’t be his last

James Jones was destined to play in the major leagues. He just had to be patient and trust his work ethic. Comment.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Windsor Terrace

Bishop Ford faithful: Church acting out of greed in closure push

Now with video: The closure of a beloved Windsor Terrace Catholic school will throw students for a loop for the unworthy cause of making the church a quick buck, parents, students, and alumni said at a rally in front of the place on Monday. Comments (3).
Greenwood Heights

Pony up: Celebrate the Kentucky Derby Southern-style in Greenwood Heights

With mint juleps, fried green tomatoes, big hats, and... a tricycle race? Comment.
Red Hook

Pretty in Red Hook: Dance studio throws ’80s prom for adults

If your high-school prom was more “Carrie” than “Pretty In Pink,” here is your chance for a remake. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

Joanna’s husband makes a point — over and over again

This week, our columnists deals with another case of fingerpointitis. Comment.
Crown Heights

Community council honors police chief

The 73rd Precinct Community Council held a dinner dance over the weekend to show appreciation for several local community activists and civic leaders. Comment.
Greenwood Heights

A head-start for late silent-film star

A nearly forgotten silent-film star’s memory is finally being marked at Green-Wood Cemetery. Comments (1).
Gowanus

Ch-check it out: Beastie Boys fans honor Adam Yauch with MCA Day

It’s just you, your posse, and MCA. Comment.
BoroBeat

Synagogues pay tribute to victims and survivors in Holocaust Remembrance Day events

Two Mill Basin synagogues are making sure their younger generations never forget the atrocities of the Holocaust. Comment.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

BoroBeat

Fair fun on Church Ave.

Thousands made the pilgrimage to the Church Avenue Business Improvement District’s street fair on April 27. See our slideshow for all the fun. 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.
Borough-wide

See the hard way! Kids at experimental school make wacky contraptions

Get a load of the Rube Goldberg machines youngsters from Brooklyn Waldorf School created. Comment.
Advertorial

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.
Borough-wide

Collazo set to face Amir Khan in biggest fight of his career

Luis Collazo has fought top-tier opponents on major cards before, but none compare to the fight the Brooklyn boxer faces next. Comment.
Borough-wide

Sharks sink in second home game

There was blood in the water after the Sharks’ second home game last Saturday when the Pittsburgh Passion delivered a 6–31 pounding at Aviator Sports Complex’s Floyd Bennett Field. Comments (1).
High School Sports

Adjustment pays off for Poly ace Schirripa against Riverdale

A lopsided loss to Holy Child proved to be quite motivational for Poly Prep ace Ciara Schirripa and her team before an important league contest against Riverdale. Comment.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Politics

Grimm reaper — Ridge Rep. indicted for alleged shady business practices

United States attorneys indicted Rep. Michael Grimm (R–Bay Ridge) on April 28 on charges of illegal business practices at a Manhattan restaurant he operated prior to winning office. Comments (2).
Williamsburg

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.
Mill Basin

Taking it to the streets: Teachers keeping watch on students after the bell

A local junior high school is going the extra mile to keep its kids out of trouble. Comments (6).
Midwood

Homecrest ‘monstrosity’ in final days

The wrecking ball cometh! Comments (3).
It’s Only My Opinion

Public pensions promote potholes

Regular readers know that my roommate’s passion has always been to travel. Besides the many countries we have visited and the ships on which we’ve sailed we have toured forty-three states, some twice and some even three times. Comments (8).
Borough-wide

Nation’s oldest children’s library celebrates centennial

The Stone Avenue Library in Brownsville celebrated its 100th anniversary this week, reopening after eight weeks of renovations. Comment.
High School Sports

Improved Sigismondi, big fourth inning send Xaverian past Holy Cross

Anthony Sigismondi’s offseason work is noticeable to both the eyes and the ears. Comment.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Borough-wide

Cops: flame-throwing Borough Parker headed for cooler

Cops say they’ve got the Borough Park Molotov cocktail arsonist on ice. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Sheepshead Bay TGI Fridays set to re-open

This joint is coming back for seconds. Comments (1).
Bay Ridge

Turning over a new Leif! Shuttered Ridge pub making comeback

A beloved Bay Ridge watering hole is getting a new leif on life. Comment.
Borough-wide

Boro potheads: District attorney’s weed policy makes sinsemilla

Top prosecutor Ken Thompson says he will not prosecute people arrested for low-level marijuana crimes, according to a memo obtained by the New York Post. Comment.
Nets

Rock of wagers! Eric Adams, Rob Ford bet on NBA playoffs

The pols reached across municipal and national boundaries to bet on the Nets-versus-Raptors series after some serious trash-talk, and after Adams took beer out of the equation. Comment.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Crime

Volatile Molotov! Borough Park pyro lights up bodega

Talk about a hot item! Comment.
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.

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