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Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014

Williamsburg

America the booze-iful! W’burg bar creates a cocktail for every state

A drive to all 50 states would take a long time — especially when you factor in Hawaii. But a new Williamsburg bar is offering an alcohol-soaked road trip that will allow patrons to circumnavigate the states from the comfort of their bar stools. Comment

Monday, Sept. 29, 2014

Downtown

Letting off steam! Transit Museum to throw steampunk party

Downtown is getting steamy! Comment
Marine Park

Hole in fun! Marine Park Oktoberfest includes cornhole tournament

Beers, bratwursts, and … beanbags? Comments (2)

Sunday, Sept. 28, 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, Sept. 27, 2014

Big Screecher

Carmine’s dance lessons are back!

He’s doing it again! Carmine will teach you to dance — for free — from atop Tornado! Comment

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Friday, Sept. 26, 2014

Sheepshead Bay

Little Lady Liberty in Sheepshead Bay

Their American dream finally came true. Comment
Bay Ridge

Farewell to the ferry

The Rockaway Ferry Service’s stops in Sunset Park will likely end in October. Comment
Flatbush

PHOTOS: Kings Theatre on its way to coronation

Watch the throne. Comment
Bay Ridge Nights

Getting ritzy in the Ridge

Poetry, opera, and wine — take a look at Bay Ridge’s sophisticated side. Comments (1)
Williamsburg

Fruit of the zoom: W’burgers face off at adult pinewood derby

They may not be Boy Scouts, but they have mastered the esoteric art of the model-car race. Comment
A Britisher’s View

The Department of Education deserves a dunce cap for promoting long-term bilingual programs

The city must use its $25.9 billion budget to teach immigrant students English and not keep them tethered to its long-term bilingual programs — and a life of disadvantage — writes our columnist. Comment

Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014

Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge deluge

It was a fire hydrant fiasco in Bay Ridge over the weekend, and locals say the city is all wet. Comment
Borough-wide

B44 ticket fiasco still rolling

The city still hasn’t hit the brakes on the B44 bus lane ticket fiasco. Comments (3)
Bay Ridge

Rumble in the Ridge

The Bay Ridge Community Council held its annual “Great Bay Ridge Debate” on Sept. 23, bringing together candidates for state and federal offices serving Bay Ridge. Comment
Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge Senate race gets muddy

The Great Bay Ridge Debate between state Sen. Marty Golden (R–Bay Ridge) and Democratic opponent James Kemmerer on Sept. 23 was mired in mud-slinging, with the challenger painting Golden as a corrupt Albany insider, and the incumbent calling Kemmerer a carpet-bagging one-trick pony. Comment
Brooklyn Heights

Soggy doggies! Cobble Hill photographer snaps wet pooches

These photos really made a splash. Comment
Williamsburg

Brooklyn musicians play tribute to Patsy Cline and Willie Nelson

Break out the rhinestones and herbal refreshment. Comment
DUMBO

Night shift! Dumbo Arts Fest exhibit looks at life after work

What do New Yorkers do when they aren’t at work? A group of part-time photographers are trying to find out in their own spare time. Comment
Joe Knows

Big opportunity awaits Grand Street football

Grand Street, we will all be watching. Comment

Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014

Bay Ridge

A bridge too far

A Bay Ridge councilman asked the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to honor the 50th anniversary of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge by rolling the toll back to its 1964 price of $1.00 per round trip Nov. 21, but the Authority told the councilman that’s one bridge it won’t cross. Comments (1)
Fort Greene

All the Brooklyn locations in BAM’s subway film series

Don’t waste your money on movies that only feature other, lesser boroughs. Comment
Not for Nuthin’

Ten minutes saves Jo a bundle on car insurance

When it comes to Joanna’s car insurance company of choice, nothing lasts forever. Comment
DUMBO

Roughing it! Artist builds kitchen out of sandpaper in Dumbo

What’s cooking? Gender politics. Comment
High School Sports

New Utrecht shuts out Brooklyn Tech

Goal-line stands are becoming New Utrecht’s thing. Comment
High School Sports

Blue Devils run past Canada Prep for homecoming win

Poly Prep and its offense continue to roll. Comment

Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014

Sheepshead Bay

Log Cabin time machine

The ’80s Night at the Log Cabin bar in Sheepshead Bay on Sept. 20 was a head-banger’s heaven. Comment
Williamsburg

Starbucks rebuffed for stealth tactic in W’burg booze bid

Williamsburg’s community board has sent coffee giant Starbucks back to the drawing board after it left its name off the paperwork for a liquor license at its second location in the neighborhood. Comment
Midwood

Cops: Help us find fiend who mugged elderly man in Midwood

Police are looking for a guy who they say robbed a senior in Midwood on Sept. 17. Comment
High School Sports

Fontbonne hangs tough before falling to defending champion St. Francis Prep

The Fontbonne Hall girls’ volleyball team came out of its first meeting with rival St. Francis Prep with greater confidence, it not a win. Comment
High School Sports

Canarsie runs past rival Midwood

Canarsie turned in its best overall performance of the season last Friday, and laid rival Midwood low. Comment
High School Sports

Poly Prep falls at homecoming

Poly Prep girls’ volleyball just couldn’t wrestle the momentum away from rival Fieldston at its homecoming-weekend game. Comment

Monday, Sept. 22, 2014

Bay Ridge

Ridge jeweler wants to bring business from Manhattan to Brooklyn

She wants to bring it all home. Comments (1)
Bergen Beach

The root of the problem

The city’s restrictions on fixing root-damaged sidewalks are driving homeowners up a tree. Comments (1)
Coney Island

Putsch league: Council overthrows mayor in Coney softball game

For once, these politicians played ball — literally. Comment
Borough-wide

Grave graffiti in Gravesend

Swastika graffiti on an American Legion building in Gravesend has locals concerned that religiously charged hate crimes are on the rise. Comment
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan experiences the miracle of flight

This week, columnist can’t believe his eyes. Comments (5)

Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014

Borough-wide

Wheeling and dealing: Pro-business group deploys roving consulting van

The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce is now offering house calls for small businesses. Comment

Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014

Red Hook

Drama on the high seas in Red Hook

A roving band of seafaring actors has embarked on a string of performances of its show “Hacked: The Treasure of the Empire” at Gowanus Bay Terminal — aboard a 98-feet-long tall ship. Comment

Friday, Sept. 19, 2014

Politics

Brooklyn Scots on the rocks after independence vote fails

Last night, three thousand miles away from Scotland, Scottish ex-pats and Americans of Scottish descent gathered at Brooklyn bars to toss back pints and watch the poll results flow in. Comment
Bay Ridge

Live poets society meets at Bay Ridge bar

A poetry club in Bay Ridge? Get outta here! Comment
Sheepshead Bay

Rude writings in Sheepshead Bay

Politically charged graffiti scattered around Sheepshead Bay is really leaving a mark. Comment
BoroBeat

Cosmos soccer clinic out of this world

Slope kids kicked for the stars this week at a soccer tutorial hosted by the Long Island pro team the New York Cosmos. Comment

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