Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014

Downtown

Cowboy karaoke: You are the country music star at Downtown’s Hill Country

This karaoke night has both kinds of music — country and western. Comment.

Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014

Coney Island

Local color: People’s Playground photographers put Coney on display

Call it a Coney photo album. Comment.
Park Slope

Art of darkness: Uncover art with a flashlight at Brooklyn Lyceum

At experimental art show, the audience holds the spotlight. Comments (1).

Monday, Feb. 24, 2014

Park Slope

Sharkmuffin attack! W’burg trio sinks its teeth into the music world

As its name suggests, this garage rock trio is both sweet and fierce. Comment.
Boerum Hill

Rugging up: Boerum Hill artist weaves photos into prayer rugs

This artist mixes the spiritual with the arboreal. Comment.

Sunday, Feb. 23, 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. 22, 2014

Big Screecher

Carmine can’t believe what they did to that giraffe!

This week, the Screecher claims there are better things to do with giraffes then feed them to lions, and explains why he honors who he honors with Carmine Awards. Comment.
Books

What to read this week

Neighborhood booksellers give their recommendations. Comment.

Friday, Feb. 21, 2014

Coney Island

Back it up! Councilman claims city Sandy program failed to reach Coney Islanders

Coney Island’s councilman wants to send the city’s post-Sandy rebuilding effort back to the drawing board. Comment.
Borough-wide

EXCLUSIVE: Ferry company responsible for collapsed dock never inspected underwater

The city put the corporation that runs the East River Ferry in charge of inspecting the Greenpoint pier it uses and the company never did more than kick the tires ahead of the dock’s terrifying Feb. 13 disintegration, according to a source close to the investigation. Comment.
Clinton Hill

Do the write thing: Rosie Perez reveals traumatic childhood in new memoir

The Brooklyn-born and bred actress reveals her difficult upbringing in Bushwick and an upstate New York orphanage. Comments (3).
Borough-wide

Trial and error! Brooklyn mother seeks to free son in case made for Hollywood

A Brooklyn mother is hoping the new district attorney will give a second chance to her son, who was convicted of murder in 2005 — and whose story will soon be a film starring actor Chris Noth. Comments (1).
Bay Ridge Nights

Greet the heat in Bay Ridge

Celebrate the return of the sun with a night out in the Ridge! Comment.
A Britisher’s View

‘A Tale of Two Cities’ has DeB-n-bish cooking cronyism in a petri dish

Mayor DeBlasio abused his office when he made a phone call to an NYPD boss that helped to spring his pal from prison, writes our columnist. Comment.

Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014

Marine Park

Locals want halt on stop trap

Marine Park residents say the police department is using a confusing stop sign to trap motorists and drum up ticket revenue. Comments (11).
24/7

Feeling hot, hot, hot! Brooklyn is burning up with fiery food events

Get ready to get sweaty, with a Bloody Mary mix-off and a talk on the history of hot sauce. Comment.
Marine Park

Mall brawl

Witnesses said it was December déjà vu. Comments (4).
Standing O

Standing O is at it again!

Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment.
Borough-wide

Brooklyn artist spreads the ‘Love’

He may not be on par with the world-famous Banksy yet, but one Brooklyn artist is aiming to raise the level of “street art” in the borough with a positive message and a catchy tag. Comment.
Greenwood Heights

Underground history: Cemetery hosts Black History Month tour

There is no need to dig up the past at this educational event — just drive quietly through it. Comment.
Will’s Watch

All in the family! Recchia campaign paying rent to wife

Talk about a sweetheart deal! Comments (2).
Joe Knows

Hardy’s success a lesson that all is never lost

Heather Hardy’s inspirational story grows with each victory. Comment.

Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014

Coney Island

Last go-round — famed Coney ride-maker passes on

It is the end of an era — and a long, great ride. Comment.
Williamsburg

Ultimate fighting for toddlers?

Our pals at BrooklynPaper.com have the lowdown on the other Brooklyn’s latest sensation. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

What is up with the youth of today?

Have you ever noticed that sometimes there are more questions than answers? Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Snow-sculptors battle in Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklynites of all ages turned out on Saturday for a very cold snow-sculpting contest at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Comment.
Borough-wide

Blackbirds end four-game skid with tight Battle of Brooklyn victory

What a difference a week made for the St. Francis College and Long Island University men’s basketball teams. Comment.
Borough-wide

Johnson, Plumlee have high hopes for Nets after All-Star weekend

New Orleans, LA — The National Basketball Associations’s 63rd All Star Weekend featured the league’s top talent, including Mason Plumlee and Joe Johnson of the Brooklyn Nets. Comment.

Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014

Bay Ridge

Street ‘artists’ hit expressway

The canal isn’t the only Gowanus that needs cleaning. 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.
Brooklyn Heights

Women stab man with a knife as he tries to break up fight

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

Lincoln claims second-straight borough title with Stephenson in stands

Abraham Lincoln made it clear that it has the best squad in the city last Sunday, with one of its most famous alums in attendance. Comment.
High School Sports

Boys & Girls reclaims Millrose Games crown

Boys and Girls track star Richard Rose has experienced the highs and lows of the Millrose Games. Knowing how losing feels only made the elation of victory more thrilling. Comment.
High School Sports

Medgar Evers races to fourth-straight Millrose Games relay title

Winning at the Millrose Games has become an annual even for the Medgar Evers girls’ track team. This year’s group wasn’t about to let that end — despite not featuring the big names it did in the past. Comment.

Monday, Feb. 17, 2014

Mill Basin

Emergency call! Goons loot phone Flatbush Avenue phone store

Three thugs bound and pistol-whipped employees of a Flatbush Avenue Metro PCS store before ripping off more than 100 phones and $2000 in cash last Friday, according to authorities. Comment.
Fort Greene

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

Freedom sings in Fort Greene. Comments (1).
Politics

Eric Adams by the numbers

The beep wants to use real-time data to bring city services like snow removal out of the “Ice Age.” Comment.
Borough-wide

Reppin’ Brooklyn! Flatbush Congresswoman wants soft landings for borough musicians’ gear

A Flatbush pol is demanding airlines take better care of Brooklyn musicians’ precious cargo. Comment.
DUMBO

The cheapest digs in Dumbo

Here is how to apply for a sweet deal in the high-rent neighborhood. Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan does the math so you don’t have to.

You guessed it! It’s another one of Stan’s “By the Numbers” columns. Comments (3).
High School Sports

Streaking Fontbonne claims division title after slow start

Fontbonne Hall’s season didn’t start very promisingly, but it finished strong. Comment.

Friday, Feb. 14, 2014

Clinton Hill

Listen up! Spike Lee to give free lecture at Pratt

Brooklyn’s prodigal son will return. 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.

Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014

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.

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