Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014


‘Game of Thrones’ book nerds clash swords at new trivia night

Trivia is coming. Comment.
Park Slope

Balkan up: Golden Fest brings Balkan party to Park Slope

New York’s annual celebration of Balkan music and dance turns 30 with a two-day festival at Grand Prospect Hall. Comment.

Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014

Park Slope

Reporter co-opts the grocery aisle

An investigative reporter and Park Slope Food Co-op vet will bring his four-year exploration into the processed food industry to the grocery store on Jan. 17. Comment.

Garbage jump! Trash heap saves East Flatbush fire victim

Turns out one person’s trash in another person’s life saver. Comment.

Monday, Jan. 13, 2014


Sludgie the whale returns to Gowanus — kinda

It is a whale of an exhibition. Literally. Comment.
Cobble Hill

Out of Africa: Filmmaker revisits his trip to Angola in live performance

It is a long way from here to Angola. And, apparently, it takes even longer to make a film about going there. Comment.

Sunday, Jan. 12, 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. Comment.

Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014

Big Screecher

Carmine says goodbye to a few friends

This week, the Screecher does what the headline says he does. Comment.

What to read this week

Neighborhood booksellers give their recommendations. Comment.

Friday, Jan. 10, 2014


Brooklyn’s 14 to watch in 2014

In mid-July 2013, Bill DeBlasio was getting arrested doing civil disobedience to d Comment.
Park Slope

Cop shack shock on DeBlasio’s block

A new police hut in front of the freshly-minted mayor’s Park Slope townhouse has neighbors wishing he would move on up to Manhattan already. Comment.

Teacher’s pet: Jonathan Lethem says new top school official was his favorite educator growing up

The city’s new school chancellor is Brooklyn to the core — and the former Bard of Boerum Hill would give her another apple if he could. Comment.

Where to GO this week!

Got plans for this coming week? No? Don’t worry, we have got you covered. Comment.
Bay Ridge Nights

Spend your frosty Bay Ridge Nights at local hotspots

Welcome back to Bay Ridge Nights, showing you the exits to fun between the Gowanus and the Belt. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

Tacky guest speakers trashed Mayor DeBlasio’s inauguration day

Mayor DeBlasio’s induction at City Hall was ruined by gauche guest speakers who demonstrated their commitment to uncivil rights, says our columnist. Comments (5).

Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014


Suspect nabbed in brutal Kensington murder

The suspect in a brutal Kensington murder was nabbed by cops Tuesday as he tried to flee the country, according to police. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn get ready: Impressions headlines concert to fight slavery

In many parts of the world, the civil rights movement has never ended, and one band is still singing the soundtrack to freedom and equality. Comment.
Standing O

Standing O is at it again!

Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment.
Coney Island

Amusement advocates making noise over new Coney deaf center

People’s Playground leaders say a new facility for the hearing-impaired on Surf Avenue is violating the amusement district’s building codes — but the center’s founders say they just want a fair hearing. Comments (2).
Joe Knows

No holiday cheer for two of Brooklyn’s top hoops stars

The New Year certainly wasn’t a happy one for two of Brooklyn’s best basketball players trying to return from injuries. Comment.
High School Sports

Carrington, Loughlin lose squeaker to Cardinal Hayes

Khadeen Carrington and Bishop Loughlin came up just short on Tuesday. Comment.

Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014


Deep Freeze!

The polar vortex that descended over Brooklyn on Tuesday pushed temperatures down to a record-breaking 2 degrees, according to the iconic Watchtower sign. It was the coldest day in the borough in 118 years, shattering the 1896 record of 6 degrees like an icicle. Comment.
Marine Park

Locals cry cover-up over mall brawl

Locals with questions for the police about the post-Christmas chaos at Kings Plaza Shopping Center got mozzarella sticks instead of answers at the Dec. 30 meeting of the 63rd Precinct Community Council, and local leaders are complaining of a cover-up. Comments (9).

Spokescop sez blotter blackout stops with him

If at first you don’t succeed, police headquarters will tell you that you weren’t trying right and you should try, try again. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

Polar Vortex and end of days

This week, our columnist complains about the weather, but doesn’t do anything about it. Comment.
High School Sports

All-Brooklyn girls’ volleyball honors

Brooklyn teams made their presence felt in the city’s volleyball landscape this year, and here we honor the programs and individuals who made the biggest impact in girls’ volleyball. Comment.

Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014

Brighton Beach

Water breaks and gas passes in Brighton Beach

The city dealt it, and Brighton Beach smelt it! Comment.
High School Sports

Brooklyn Collegiate routs Jefferson with big fourth quarter

Brooklyn Collegiate and guard Willie Barnes turned a wild back-and-forth game filled with long scoring runs into a decisive rout last Saturday. Comment.
Mill Basin

‘Zumba Daddy’ breaks own record

Mill Basin fitness activist Joe “Zumba Daddy” Gillette broke his own record for largest indoor zumba class in New York City on Sunday — thanks to the help of some gymnasts he recruited at the Aviator Sports and Events Center, where the attempt was staged. Comments (1).

St. Francis College misses chance at history with loss to Columbia

St. Francis College’s hopes of making conference history were dashed last Saturday in a 81–61 defeat by host Columbia. Comment.

In case you missed it: Reporter Will Bredderman talked what 2014 means on TV yesterday

Political reporter extraordinaire Will Bredderman was a guest on yesterday’s edition of BK Live over at Brooklyn Independent Media. He served up some incisive analysis about who is still living the Hurricane Sandy recovery, what the future holds for Democratic power couple Charles and Inez Barron, and what new Borough President Eric Adams has hanging over his head. He was joined by our pal Kenton Kirby, editor-in-chief of Caribbean Life, and Jarret Murphy, editor-in-chief of City Limits. You can catch all the action right here. Comments (2).

Monday, Jan. 6, 2014

The Greatest Story Ever

What was the greatest story of 2013? You tell us!

Vote for your favorite in this round-up of some of our best work of the past year. Comment.
Coney Island

Cold acquaintance! Polar Bear Club holds annual New Year’s Day plunge

Call them “Da Brrrs!” Comment.

Cops: ‘Knockout’ attacker nabbed

Cops busted a 35-year-old Brownsville man suspected in a string of ambush attacks across Brooklyn that were supposedly part of the so-called “knockout game.” Comments (1).
Will’s Watch

Lost in the Barrons? Special election could assure couple’s continued reign

Who could defy the barons of East New York? Comments (3).
Dyker Heights

Traffic tragedy: 75-year-old killed crossing 65th Street

It was a sad start to the New Year when a car struck and killed an elderly man on Jan. 2 as he crossed 65th Street at Seventh Avenue. Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan knows where the money should go — and it ain’t to Congress

This week, our columnist rails about Sen. Charles Schumer Comments (1).

Friday, Jan. 3, 2014


Gotham’s first New Year’s baby was born in Brooklyn — at the stroke of midnight!

The city’s first newborn of the year is from Brooklyn! Adorable Shannon-Lee Willis jockeyed for attention with the Times Square ball drop when she made her dazzling entrance at New York Methodist Hospital — right at the moment the calendar page turned. Comment.

PHOTOS: Snow Day!

Brooklyn kids got their first snow day of the new year on Friday after a massive winter storm dumped six inches of snow on the borough, bringing bitterly cold weather with it. Comment.

Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014


‘Knockout’ attacker sought in Midwood

Cops are hunting a man wanted for allegedly cold-cocking a 33-year-old woman in Midwood on Dec. 21, while she was out walking with her 7-year-old daughter, cops said. Comment.

Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013


Go-wan hear this: The five most Gowanus talks at TEDxGowanus

Fans of Gowanus, your time has finally arrived! Comment.

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