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Monday, May 12, 2014

Brooklyn Heights

Train sleuth to tell ghost-train stories at Transit Museum

This transit buff is digging deep to unearth the secrets of New York’s subway system. Comment
DUMBO

Home is where the hops are, according to new beer cookbook

A newlywed Brooklyn couple saved a truck-load on beer by making it themselves and are now trying to spread the suds love with an ice-cold, refreshing cookbook. Comment

Sunday, May 11, 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 10, 2014

Big Screecher

Carmine’s had it with bad service from AT&T

This week, the Screecher rips into Ma Bell for not helping out a friend in need after his grandmother died. Comment

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Friday, May 9, 2014

BoroBeat

Kinetic kids

PS 236 kids took the morning off on May 7 to participate in a massive Zumba fitness class to celebrate raising money for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. Comment
Manhattan Beach

Cop out: Police ignore civic’s plea for officer at meetings

A neighborhood civic group is getting the cold shoulder from its local precinct. Comments (1)
Bay Ridge Nights

Take mom out for some Bay Ridge Nights!

It’s Mother’s Day weekend, and what better way to show mom you care than taking her out for a night on the town in Bay Ridge? Comment
Bergen Beach

Bergen Beach woman invents convertible breast-feeding blanket for modest moms

A Bergen Beach woman is nursing her small business into an empire. Comment
Clinton Hill

Myrtle veggie patch on its way to becoming desert Village

They are the Myrtle Village Greene Preservation Society and they are fighting a drought that the city started just in time for spring. Comment
A Britisher’s View

Public opinion should not damn free speech — even when it hurts

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling set off a firestorm with his anti-black comments, but the law protects his right to be a racist and the kangaroo court of public opinion should butt out, writes our columnist. Comments (4)
Brooklyn Heights

Jailhouse librarian pens book about dispensing prose in the pokey

Kids need books, not jail, the author argues. Comment
Fitness

Cyclists take to the BQE for borough-spanning ride

They were without a car in the world. Comment

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Bay Ridge

Memorial Day Parade fund-raiser rocks Salty Dog

Bay Ridge rallied for the troops last Sunday. Comment
Bensonhurst

City to 86 potholes on 86th Street

The city will finally repave the pothole-plagued stretch of 86th Street between 14th and Stillwell avenues, officials announced on May 5. Comment
Standing O

Billyburg fifth-grade scribe shows how kindness builds character

Standing O adds in the accolades to Williamsburg student Noah Fequiere for being named a winner in a national essay contest about kindness. Comment
Sheepshead Bay

Local kids try out for ‘Genius’ show

Being on a reality show doesn’t usually seem like a genius move, but dozens of parents and kids turned out for an event at the Amity School in Sheepshead Bay to vie for a spot on a new show called “Child Genius.” Comment
Will’s Watch

Cymbrowitz pushing Thompson to keep Hynes diversion programs

Things look good in Hynes-sight for Assemblyman Steve Cymbrowitz. Comments (4)
Joe Knows

Poly Prep-Berkeley Carroll rivalry adds another memorable chapter

My tweet was all typed out and ready to be sent, but I should have known better. Comment

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Coney Island

Sitt-ing vacant: Thor Equities properties dirty and derelict, Coney Islanders complain

Denizens of the People’s Playground complain that Thor Equities — the real estate giant owned by controversial land baron Joe Sitt is giving Coney Island a bad image, and dread another summer of vacant, trash-filled lots at the heart of the amusement district. Comments (22)
Not for Nuthin’

Steve Wynn, George Clooney, and Joanna

This week, our columnist takes on Big Gambling and Big Hunks. Comment
Music

Pop goes the festival! Brooklynites to celebrate power pop

These musicians are on a mission to prove that pop can most definitely rock. Comment
Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn’s boat bicentennial is here

A ferry informative exhibition is coming to the Brooklyn Historical Society this weekend. Comment
Greenpoint

Out of the nightclub and into the street

This band plays in the most unexpected places, or at least mostly outside of the standard venues. Comment
Williamsburg

Giant sphinx-lady sculpture inside Domino Sugar factory is not-so-sweet relief

This artist is making the inside of the Domino Sugar factory bittersweet, with an emphasis on the bitter. Comment
High School Sports

Storz shuts door on thrilling Poly victory over Berkeley Carroll

The Berkeley Carroll bench began to empty toward home plate as the Poly Prep players and coaches held their breath while Will Regan lofted a ball toward the right field foul line. Comment

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

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
Borough-wide

Whale dies near Brooklyn Army Terminal

A 30-foot cetacean beached itself near the Brooklyn Army Terminal early on May 5 — and blew its last breath just a short time later. Comment
Marine Park

Brooklyn outdoors: Camping, hiking, and rowing in southern Brooklyn

With warmer weather taking hold, Courier Life’s adventure corespondent — yours truly — and a companion headed to Floyd Bennett Field — Brooklyn’s portion of the Gateway National Recreation Area — to scope out all the outdoorsy fun to be had in Brooklyn’s only national park. Comment
Midwood

Hit-and-run driver strikes elderly pedestrian on Ocean Parkway

A 68-year-old man is in critical condition after a hit-and-run driver struck him while he crossed Ocean Parkway at Avenue O before noon on May 5. Comments (1)
Williamsburg

Heartbreaker: Williamsburg’s Collazo bested by Amir Khan

A second-straight upset just wasn’t to be for Brooklyn boxer Luis Collazo. Comment
High School Sports

Xaverian baseball picks up Senior Day win over Colts Neck

Senior Day brought a much-needed win and some levity to Xaverian. Comment
High School Sports

Kearney’s McManus enters Girls Catholic High School League Hall of Fame

Former Bishop Kearney coach Cathy Crockett remembers meeting Janelle McManus as an eighth grader in girls’ basketball camp. The 5-foot-1, 100-pound guard held her own, but Crockett had no idea of the lasting impact McManus would have on the Tigers’ program. Comment
High School Sports

Fontbonne misses chance to secure regular season title with loss to Molloy

Fontbonne Hall isn’t entering the playoffs on the most auspicious note. 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
Flatlands

Bad vibrations: Neighbors to sue developer over construction damage

They’re all shook up. Comment
Borough-wide

Brooklyn College students win national award for TV news

These student-journalists are making headlines of their own. Comment
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan’s list of post-Sedar questions

This week, our columnist returns with a list of queries he has had on his mind. Comments (4)

Friday, May 2, 2014

Borough-wide

Fresh brew! Coney Island Lager and Grumpy Coffee making coffee beer

This brew bubbling between the Coney Island and Newtown creeks will get you buzzed in more ways than one. 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
Bay Ridge

Runners race for special kids

About 350 Ridgers turned out last weekend to run and raise money to help special kids at the Harbor Fitness Race for Autism. Comment
Canarsie

Volunteers rehab Sandy-stricken home

A Canarsie man got an early birthday present on April 27 when a team of volunteers renovated the home he and his wife share just days before his 75th birthday. Comment
Atlantic Yards

Public advocate: Slow Atlantic Yards construction messes up area’s ‘racial composition’

Letitia James says that developer Forest City Ratner needs to hurry up and build Atlantic Yards before the surrounding area gets any richer and whiter. Comment

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