Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014

Nightlife

The best places to watch the 2014 Super Bowl in Brooklyn

Super Bowl parties are better when you don’t have to clean up afterwards. Comment.
Gowanus

Bugging out: Brooklyn insect expert makes dollhouses for bugs

A Brooklyn bug expert will teach a class in creating dioramas of anthopomorphized insects doing everyday activities. Comment.

Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014

Brooklyn Heights

Freedom of information: Brooklyn’s anti-slavery history uncovered

Some of the borough’s unsung heroes are finally getting their due in a new exhibition at the Brooklyn Historical Society. Comment.

Monday, Jan. 27, 2014

Bay Ridge Courier

Take the Q&A line: ‘Transit Trivia’ returns to the Transit Museum

All aboard the trivia train. Comment.
Prospect Heights

True colors: New sculpture show brightens up Prospect Heights

Gray skies got you down? Get a dose of chromotherapy at this vibrant exhibition. Comment.
Borough-wide

Brooklyn brawler tries for another title shot

An aging Williamsburg welterweight’s dream of getting another title shot — and regaining his belt — could come true with one more knockout, the Brooklyn brawler boasted this week. Comment.

Sunday, Jan. 26, 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. Comments (1).

Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014

Big Screecher

Carmine reads a book about Mount Rushmore because it is there!

This week, the Screecher reviews a book about one of his favorite Italians! Comment.
Books

What to read this week

Neighborhood booksellers give their recommendations. Comment.

Friday, Jan. 24, 2014

Borough-wide

Cool runnings: Where to go sledding this weekend

In case you missed our handy guide to sledding in Brooklyn the last time it snowed heavily, here it is again. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Swan song: State targets elegant, invasive birds for eradication

A state agency has declared the birds per-swan-a non grata, and aims to exterminate the entire population. Comments (18).
Fort Greene

In sync: Fort Greene artists create opera about Milli Vanilli

The story of Milli Vanilli is a drama ripe for operatic treatment — and this month, it will get one. Comment.
Bay Ridge Nights

A weekend double-header rocks Bay Ridge Nights!

It is cold outside — so warm yourself up with a hot night in Bay Ridge! Comment.
A Britisher’s View

Human rights a game-changer at this year’s Olympics

Vladimir Putin’s human rights abuses and the threat of a terror attack put a dampener on the world’s greatest sporting spectacle, writes our columnist. Comment.

Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014

Coney Island

Coney Island walrus goes to Texas

Mitik the Coney Island walrus is taking a trip to San Antonio. Comment.
Borough-wide

Brrr-ooklyn slammed by another winter storm

The season’s latest winter storm was a royal pain for the Borough of Kings this week, dumping more than 10 inches of snow and driving temperatures down to single digits. Comment.
Park Slope

Nintendo nerds battle for glory at the ‘Mariolympics’

A new monthly tournament at Union Hall will see fans of a jumpy Italian plumber duke it out on the big screen. Comment.
Event

Horsing around: Celebrate the lunar New Year in Brooklyn

Happy New Year — again! Comment.
Bay Ridge Courier

Pump up the jam: Build a game from scratch in just two days

Hundreds of coders, designers, and gaming enthusiasts will gather at NYU-Poly’s Game Center in Downtown, in a quest to build a game from scratch in just 48 hours. Comment.
Joe Knows

Leadership role fits Grand Street’s Cora

Arelis Cora is proving she’s got Division I talent. Comments (1).

Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014

Midwood

Missing in Midwood

The police are asking Brooklyn residents to help them keep an eye out for a missing 15-year-old girl, Goldy Monges, who was last seen on E. Seventh Street in Midwood on Jan. 11. Comments (1).
Prospect Heights

Pink gorillas put on wild ball at Botanic Garden

Kids can waltz to classical music played by a skunk, a dog, and two pink gorillas at the garden’s midwinter festival. Comment.
BoroBeat

Long live King! Ridge vigil honors slain civil rights giant

Anti-war group Peace Action Bay Ridge Interfaith Peace Coalition held its third annual candlelight vigil to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Sunday. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

Joanna can’t stand government waste

This week, our columnist fills you in on what she thinks are some of the biggest wastes of money the federal government is responsible for. Comments (2).
Ditmas Park

Freed from prison, former lawyer has big plans — but first she has to beat cancer

This former Park Slope lawyer beat the system and now she is confident she can beat cancer. Comment.
Williamsburg

Upping the Ante-bellum: New show puts the audience into old New Orleans

It is “Sleep No More” with a Southern spin. Comment.
Bensonhurst

Punks attack man with water bottle

Get ready for your weekly run down of crimes from Bensonhurst’s 62nd Precinct. Comment.
Mill Basin

The Blackout burns out

The Brooklyn Blackout, a new professional basketball team that was planning to play its home games at Aviator Sports in Floyd Bennett Field, has folded after playing just one exhibition game. Comments (1).
Nightlife

How to throw a super Super Bowl party

Impress your friends and keep your wallet intact with our handy guide. Comment.
Crime

Capital run! Cops searching for Sunset bank robber

Police want you help nailing a bad guy. Comment.
High School Sports

Collegiate girls hold off Staten Island Academy

Lions top Rock school at Rose Classic Super Jam. Comment.

Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014

Borough-wide

BAM celebrates Martin Luther King day

We remembered King for a day. Comments (1).
Fort Greene

Battle of the kings: Neighboring Fort Greene theaters both stage ‘King Lear’

Neighbors BAM and Theater for a New Audience are both staging “King Lear” this season. Let the battle begin! Comment.
Bay Ridge

City floats Ridge’s boat

The city is poised to extend the commuter ferry service from the Brooklyn Army Terminal, which is supposed to ease the pain of the truncated R train, for another three months, sources said. Comments (1).
Will’s Watch

Progressive Caucus wants to ‘Occupy’ Council

Call it the Council commune! Comments (1).
BoroBeat

Too cool for high school school

The Brooklyn School for Collaborative Services threw a party on Jan. 17 for its students who finished semester-long internships that the school says better prepare them for college and the workforce. Comment.
Gowanus

A taste of the Gowanus: Popular ice cream shop to offer ‘toxic sludge’ flavor

Gowanus is getting a taste of its own medicine. Comment.
High School Sports

All-Brooklyn boys’ soccer honors

Brooklyn boys’ soccer teams produced some historic moments in the past season. Comments (1).
High School Sports

Abraham Lincoln’s Holley heading to Florida after Penn State coaching change

Abraham Lincoln defensive tackle Thomas Holley had to do a fast pivot when the college coach who recruited him bolted shortly after he committed to the school. Comment.

Monday, Jan. 20, 2014

Development

Con-don’t! Deputy Beep wants jobs over housing

The city must slam the door on developing new housing in Brooklyn’s old industrial neighborhoods by banning new apartments in those areas, the new deputy borough president said this week. Comments (2).
It’s Only My Opinion

There’s a reason Stan has herring on his breath

This week, Stan lets you know the secret to his success. Comments (6).
Politics

Thompson appointees bring history, baggage to new posts

The first high-profile appointments by new District Attorney Ken Thompson come to Brooklyn with some history from the Manhattan prosecutor’s office — and even a bit of baggage. Comment.
Park Slope

Talented Slope twosome get Oscar nod for Disney ditty

The song this couple penned for the Disney flick “Frozen” is getting big-time attention. Comment.

Friday, Jan. 17, 2014

High School Sports

Banged up Nazareth, Usilo post statement win over Monsignor Scanlan

Nazareth senior star Samson Usilo said beforehand that he wouldn’t playing in the team’s contest with first-place Monsignor Scanlanon on Tuesday because of a sprained knee. Comment.
Borough-wide

Jabbed at John Jay blood drive

Volunteer Elijah Lords hands over some of his life supply at a John Jay High School blood drive in Park Slope on Jan. 9. Maimonides Hospital collected over 90 units of blood and 150 donors, including pupils and staff from nearby schools such as Millennium Brooklyn High School and Park Slope Collegiate High School. “We are very proud of our students and their giving spirits,” John Jay speech therapist Patricia Bradley said. Comment.
Borough-wide

Inferno sends four to hospital

A fourth-floor apartment in the Louis Pink Houses was gutted with flames on Jan. 15, in a disaster that sent four people to the hospital and killed two dogs. Comment.
Borough-wide

Chess kings of Kings County

They don’t call it the Game of Kings for nothing. Comment.
Park Slope

Slope hails road warrior DeBlasio

Mayor DeBlasio has tasked police and city agencies with clamping down on reckless drivers in an effort to bring traffic deaths down to zero, to the joy of road safety activists from his native Park Slope. Comments (2).

Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014

Coney Island

He’s out! Clones manager Donnelly headed to West Coast

He’s going, going … gone! Comments (1).

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