Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014

Crown Heights

G’point musician has hit song with Aussie group she has never met

Technology is taking singer-songwriter Christine Hoberg in strange new directions. Comment.
Williamsburg

Ultimate fighting for toddlers?

Our pals at BrooklynPaper.com have the lowdown on the other Brooklyn’s latest sensation. Comment.
Gowanus

Outside the ring box: Find an anti-wedding band for your big day

Kool and the Gang’s “Celebration” is strictly a no-no when celebrating with this bunch. Comment.

Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014

Williamsburg

New York Beer Week comes to Brooklyn

‘NYC Brewer’s Choice’ brings 27 state breweries to Williamsburg for epic tasting event. Comment.
Fort Greene

Cosmic comedy: Neil deGrasse Tyson brings star-studded show to BAM

Comedian Eugene Mirman and Mayim “Blossom” Bialik will join the celebrity astrophysicist to talk science live on stage. Comment.

Monday, Feb. 17, 2014

Brooklyn Heights

Photographic memory: A historical look at Brooklyn with Jamel Shabazz

If you want a street-level view of Brooklyn’s history, just take a look through Jamel Shabazz’s photo albums. Comment.
Fort Greene

That’s edutainment! Two Fort Greene musicals celebrate Black History Month

Freedom sings in Fort Greene. Comments (1).

Sunday, Feb. 16, 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, Feb. 15, 2014

Big Screecher

Carmine cheers the Carmine winners for Couple of the Year

Look, sometimes you gotta say nice things about nice people. Comment.

Friday, Feb. 14, 2014

Sheepshead Bay

‘Homecrest horror’ house halted

Homecrest neighbors and local leaders may have finally slain the “monstrosity” in their midst. Comment.
Williamsburg

Going out on a limb: Tattoo parlor art show features disembodied arms

Skin art is not the only thing on display at this Williamsburg tattoo studio. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Horse power! New year brings new celebration to Christ Church Bay Ridge

It is the Year of the Horse — and one Ridge Girl Scout is learning to take the reins! Comment.
Bay Ridge Nights

Bay Ridge Nights gets hot and heavy

The weather report predicts a hot and heavy weekend above 65th Street — because Bay Ridge is for lovers. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

Perv loos and other poops at the Olympics immortalize Sochi as the no-go destination of the world

President Vladimir Putin wanted to show one and all that, as host of the Sochi Olympics, Russia was still a super power. But his public relations’ blunders — complete with spy cams, loos with a view, and icky water — have flushed those hopes down the toilet, writes our columnist. Comment.

Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014

Bay Ridge

Bad vibrations! R train noise rattles Ridge

Ridgites along Fourth Avenue say the subway is leaving them shaken. Comments (1).
Borough-wide

Snowstorm wreaks havoc across Brooklyn

A pregnant woman’s death by snowplow and the collapse of an East River Ferry pier in Greenpoint are just a few of the worst incidents during today’s relentless snow and sleet storm. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge bar gathers Valentine’s gifts for wounded warriors

It’s a love letter to our nation’s military families. Comment.
Greenpoint

Summer loving: Greenpoint bar fights the freeze with beach party

Don’t let a little snow get in the way of your bikini shopping. Comment.
Standing O

Standing O is at it again!

Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment.
Park Slope

Let’s talk about sex: Comedy trio hosts sex ed video night

Relive the hilarious horrors of high school sexual education at Union Hall. Comment.
Joe Knows

Loyal Hayes signs in fitting style

Poly Prep defensive tackle Jay Hayes avoided the ice, rain, and cold that accompanied National Signing Day in Brooklyn when he officially signed to play for Notre Dame last Wednesday. Comment.

Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014

Red Hook

Streetcar named expire! Trolleys trucked away from Red Hook are latest blow to rail dream

A train buff’s longtime dream of restoring streetcars to Red Hook went even further off the rails this past weekend when three of his beloved carriages went missing. Comments (4).
Williamsburg

A space art-yssey: Sci-fi-inspired art show blasts off in W’burg

It’s art, Jim, but not as we know it. Comment.
Crown Heights

Cue the fog machine! Brooklyn gets futuristic nicotine shop

Where there is no smoke, there is vapor, thanks to a new store that sells high-end electronic cigarettes. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

Jo’s signing off from Facebook — and taking back her life

This wek, our columnist admits she’s an addict, and is going to do something about it. Comment.
Downtown

Downtown’s wish is granite

Officials are cheering the city’s just-released plan to replace the bluestones in the crumbling plaza around Borough Hall with something sturdier. Comments (1).
Borough-wide

Shorthanded St. Francis College sees winning streak snapped

St. Francis College rode a three-game winning streak into their contest against conference leaders Robert Morris, but an early morning announcement that four Terriers players were suspended “indefinitely” helped put and end to the team’s good fortune. Comment.

Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014

Midwood

Bus-tling! Avenue L gets B44 select stop

Sometimes “L” can stand for “winner.” Comment.
Will’s Watch

Liu may challenge Velazquez for Congress

Insiders say former Comptroller and failed mayoral candidate John Liu is weighing a run against Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D–Sunset Park). Comments (3).
Coney Island

Coney Island woman missing

Police are asking for the public’s help finding a woman who went missing from her Coney Island home last week. Comment.
BoroBeat

Can you tell me how to get to Fort Hamilton?

The beloved “Sesame Street” Muppet stopped by the base to delight 75 children on Feb. 7 — part of a Valentine’s Day gift to the service members. Comment.
Park Slope

Slapstick century: Celebrate 100 years of Charlie Chaplin with special screening

A local silent film expert will school you in slapstick, at a screening of the comedy great’s first three films. Comment.
High School Sports

Cold-shooting Bishop Loughlin can’t lock up division crown

Bishop Loughlin missed a lot of shots and a big opportunity last Sunday. Comment.

Monday, Feb. 10, 2014

Brighton Beach

Purse snatcher targets Brighton Beach seniors

Police are asking for the public’s help identifying a purse snatcher targeting elderly women in Brightgon Beach. Comment.
Bay Ridge Courier

I choo-choo-choose you! Celebrate Valentine’s Day at the Transit Museum

This Valentine’s Day, show your love for that special subway line in your life. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Sketchy Ridge spas in violation of zoning

Local leaders are wielding a new weapon in their fight against illicit massage parlors. Comment.
High School Sports

Nazareth falls short against rival Christ the King

There was only so much Bianca Cuevas could do. Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

The plane truth: Stan hits the airwaves

The news to Stan this week is up in the sky. Comment.

Friday, Feb. 7, 2014

Williamsburg

Dance dance politicians! Officials meet on the dance-floor for historic groove-off

Councilman Antonio Reynoso and his former boss Deputy Borough President Diana Reyna will square off against Assemblywoman Nydia Velazquez and Councilman Carlos Menchaca in a dancing duel tomorrow night in Williamsburg. Comment.
Gowanus

Pro ballers: Top Brooklyn meatball-makers on their secret ingredients

Thinking of throwing down at the Brooklyn Meatball Takedown on Feb. 9? We asked the pros what makes a spicy meatball. Comment.
Prospect Heights

Pussy Riot, Madonna touch down at Barclays Center for human rights hootenanny

Punk prayers were answered last night when Pussy Riot addressed the Brooklyn crowd and Lauryn Hill and legions of other big names rocked it, despite a nascent protest movement outside. Comments (1).
Borough-wide

Lincoln’s Holley draws strength from ailing uncle

Thomas Holley truly learned what it means to be a fighter and a leader from a family member who was both on September 11th. Comment.
High School Sports

Lincoln football stars make college choices offical

Abraham Lincoln’s Khendell Puryear was left scrambling for a college destination when New Haven football coach Pete Rossomando left for Central Connecticut State two weeks ago. He ended up not having to look far for his future home. Comment.
High School Sports

Eramus Hall signs three to Division-I schools

Jose Duncan remembers sitting in the Erasmus Hall library in 2012 watching Dutchman senior Wayne Morgan sign his National Letter of Intent and thinking of what it would feel like to do the same someday. Comment.

Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014

Brooklyn Heights

Cops: Duo grabs man in headlock

Plus all the other crime from Brooklyn Heights and Downtown’s 84th Precinct blotter. Comment.
BoroBeat

Barack attack! Ridge Dems toast Bam on State of the Union night

Two dozen members of the Bay Ridge Democrats club gathered inside Third Avenue’s Longbow Pub on Jan. 28 to cheer on President Obama as he laid out his agenda for the coming year. Comment.

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