Brooklyn Courier

Friday, Nov. 21, 2014


Boom! Greenpointer explains spontaneous human combustion

It is actually a real thing that happens. Just not very often. Comment.

Slurred speech: Writers to give boozy TED-style talks

PowerPoint presentations usually drive people to drink, not the other way around. Comment.

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014


Pin-art-a! Gowanus art installation is made to be smashed to pieces

Art is dead — or it will be after this show is done with it. Comment.
Fort Greene

Pickpocket steals phone, pal punches mark

Plus more relentless crime from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comment.
Park Slope

Scoundrel swipes $6,000, passport from car

Plus all the other crime from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct blotter. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Pirate rips senior’s purse from her hands

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

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014

Brooklyn Heights

DA: Send latest bridge climber to the slammer

“This is not a game and we will be seeking jail time,” Ken Thompson said. Comment.
Boerum Hill

Right turn! Artists create flip-books for Boerum Hill exhibition

To everything, turn, turn, turn. There is an art show, turn, turn, turn. Comment.

Monday, Nov. 17, 2014

Park Slope

Popular Brooklyn-drawn webcomic ‘Strong Female Protaganist’ is now a book

She is not only the hero Gotham deserves, but she is also the one it needs right now. Comment.

Short film explores love and loss in Prospect Park

Prospect Park is ready for its close-up. Comment.

Friday, Nov. 14, 2014

Vinegar Hill

Sweets thief sours, brandishes blades

Cops cuffed a man on Nov. 2 who they say stole cotton candy from a York Street market, then returned a few minutes later and threatened an employee with three knives. Comment.
Prospect Heights

Pie in the sky: Williamsburg pizzeria delivers by drone

It was one small step for pizza, and one giant leap for pizza delivery. Comment.

Upper crust! Become a pie-witness expert this Thanksgiving

Stuff this in your pie-hole. Comment.

Carroll Gardens marks Veterans Day

Neighbors and pols gathered in Carroll Gardens on Tuesday morning to pay their respects to military veterans on Veterans Day. Comment.

Flower power Downtown: Do-gooders bury bulbs by courts

Things are coming up daffodils in Cadman Plaza next year. Comment.

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014

Brooklyn Heights

Veterans of 1970s Bushwick discuss burning questions

A fire marshall, a tenant lawyer, and a displaced resident walk into a panel discussion... Comment.
Boerum Hill

Great Gil Scott! P’Slope author pens bio of legendary poet

This reading will not be televised. Comment.

Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014


Brooklyn musicians play new songs on invented instruments

Plain old pianos are so passé. Comment.

W’burg gallery celebrates artist’s bizarre Christmas tradition

Fifty artists have created weird and wonderful dolls for a show inspired by an un-merry holiday season 50 years ago. Comment.
Prospect Heights

B is for book fair! Brooklyn Museum to host 30 children’s authors

Move over, Alphabet City! Comment.
Park Slope

Thief robs man’s safe during moving day

Plus all the other crime from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct blotter. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Police: Teen mayhem outside costume store on Halloween

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

Red Hooker’s new instrument brings out secret sounds

What makes this original instrument so cool? We attempt to explain. Comment.

Friday, Nov. 7, 2014

Brooklyn Heights

Remembering a realtor with big ambitions for Brooklyn

Real estate broker, Heights Cafe owner, and lifelong Brooklyn booster Glenn Markman died of stomach cancer on Nov. 4. Comment.

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