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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

DUMBO

Sit on it, Shakespeare! ‘Taming of the Shrew’ goes ‘Happy Days’

A 1950s-themed version of the Bard’s comedy comes to Brooklyn Bridge Park. Comment
DUMBO

Preservation road: Role-playing game will light up Dumbo streets

In this live-action, night-time gumshoe game, participants scour Dumbo for invisible ink to uncover waterfront history. Comment

Monday, July 14, 2014

Park Slope

The continued adventures of Little Pete

Danny Tamberelli is now part of a sketch comedy group called ManBoobs, performing at Union Hall on July 18. Comment
Williamsburg

Cheap flick! Film fest celebrates movies made on cell phones

That video that you made in your apartment last night — no, not that one — might just be cinematic gold. Comment

Sunday, July 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. Comment

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Books

What to read this week

Neighborhood booksellers give their recommendations. Comment

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Big Screecher

Blue streak! Carmine has a brand-new set of wheels

Out with the old Tornado and in with the new. Comment

Friday, July 11, 2014

Prospect Heights

Bar-claws Center! Life-size dinosaur robots roar into Brooklyn

Hold on to your butts! Comment
Bay Ridge Nights

Go play outdoors in Bay Ridge

Get out of the house and into the great Bay Ridge outdoors with these al fresco events. Comment
Event

Tour de Brooklyn: Where to celebrate Bastille Day

Don your finest beret and most comically terribly faux-French accent for the annual celebration of all things Gallic. Comment
Bensonhurst

Whisker and reward: Bensonhurst shaving company on the grow

A Bensonhurst business is bringing back a lost art. Comment
A Britisher’s View

Palestinian apologists need to rethink their solidarity to a toxic cause

Palestinians are more interested in Israel’s destruction than in self-government, writes our columnist. Comments (2)

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Bay Ridge

Third Avenue Summer Stroll is going to the dogs!

The annual Bay Ridge street fest will host its first-ever doggie talent show. Comment
Borough-wide

Susie’s sweet 115!

Brooklyn’s oldest resident — and the third-oldest living human being on the planet — turned 115 this week. Comments (1)
Mill Basin

Locals rally to save sick, abandoned dog

An abandoned dog is melting hearts in Mill Basin with its puppy-dog eyes. Comment
Standing O

Standing O is at it again!

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

New seal at the New York Aquarium!

A harbor seal pup is making a big splash in Coney Island. Comment
Marine Park

Thousands turn out for job fair

They came, they saw — and some conquered. Comment
Williamsburg

Fowl play! Brewery celebrates beer-loving chickens

Which came first — the chicken or the keg? Comment
Joe Knows

Thank you Jason: Nets better off as Hollins replaces Kidd

Dear Mr. Kidd, Thanks for leaving. Comment

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Not for Nuthin’

Jo makes the jump to the iPhone!

What happens when Bri goes to Italy and Jo has no one to argue with? Enter Siri. Comment
BoroBeat

Gorging on gray matter

This zombie brain-eating contest in Coney Island was the undead’s answer to the annual gluttony tournament at a certain nearby hot-dog stand. Comment
BoroBeat

What a colorful world!

The Color Run at Aviator Sports and Events Center on July 5 and 6 brightened the day with splashes of red, orange, yellow, green, and blue. Comment
Williamsburg

Message on a bottle: Art show pairs rhymers and rye

This artist gets his inspiration from the bottle. Comment
Red Hook

Puppet show revives the heyday of New York’s working waterfront

This story comes with a few strings attached. Comment
Borough-wide

Brooklyn Nets catch Hollins as new head coach

Lionel Hollis was taken back by seeing his picture displayed boldly and proudly outside the Barclays Center as he arrived to be introduced as the Brooklyn Nets’ new head coach. Comment
High School Sports

2014 All-Brooklyn Baseball Honors

Poly Prep and Xaverian penned title runs of historic proportions in what was another fine baseball season in Brooklyn. Comment

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Bay Ridge

Coup de grace: Bay Ridge church to close

The Church of Generals is being decommissioned. Comments (3)
BoroBeat

Kids tee off in Marine Park

Mini golfers ages 6 to 16 learned fundamentals of the game in the citywide free sports summer program CityParks Golf. Comment

Monday, July 7, 2014

Borough-wide

Brooklyn had a blast on America’s birthday

The fireworks came back with a bang after five years in exile on the distant Hudson River. Comment
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan says ‘I’d rather eat!’

Lois Lerner, the director of the IRS division that oversees nonprofit groups, struck a defiant tone in her statement when she first appeared before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Comments (3)
Borough-wide

Toddler found dead in Prospect Park Lake

A family picnic in Prospect Park turned tragic on Saturday when a toddler was found dead in the lake after disappearing with a cousin. Comment
Williamsburg

Garbage gourmet! Do-gooder foodies dine in W’burg dumpster

Industrial decoration and outdoor seating are all the rage in the restaurant world, so it was only a matter of time before someone decided to host a gourmet dinner inside a dumpster. Comment
High School Sports

Lincoln’s Moore closes career with Wingate Award and Empire Challenge

Javon Moore still doesn’t look like a quarterback, but that’s only before the ball is hiked into his hands. Comment

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Coney Island

‘Jaws’ of wife! Joey Chestnut gets engaged ahead of wiener win

The hot-dog-eating titan got engaged in front of a massive audience in the pouring rain to work up an appetite for the 61 hot dogs he gobbled to clinch an eighth straight championship. Comment

Friday, July 4, 2014

Flatlands

Arrest in hit-and-run that killed 12-year-old

The driver who mowed down a family in Flatlands on Wednesday afternoon, killing 12-year-old girl and leaving her mother and 9-year-old sister in critical condition, turned himself in just hours after authorities released his picture to the media, according to police. Comment
Coney Island

Oh, Shea can you see!

In honor of Independence Day, and the world famous hot-dog eating contest that accompanies it, we got the lowdown on the ascendant spirit of Coney Island from Major League Eating chairman George Shea. Comment
Coney Island

Hot dog! It’s a wiener-eating-contest live-blog!

Will this year’s competitors stack up to 2013 champs Joey Chesnut and Sonja “Black Widow” Thomas? Only time will tell. Our reporter on the scene brings you all the action live from the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest. Comment
Coney Island

Hot dog live-blog!

Our reporter on the scene brings you all the action live from the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest. Comment
Sheepshead Bay

Tears and prayers at memorial for Israeli teens

About 300 people came to the memorial for three slain Israeli teenagers at the Ocean Avenue Jewish Center on Wednesday night. Comment
DUMBO

Wall fall down! Brooklyn Bridge rains granite on pedestrians

A group who, according to reports, huddled under the bridge seeking shelter from a torrential downpour last night got hit with a hail of granite bricks from a bridge-support wall that collapsed, according to fire officials. Comment

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