Brooklyn Courier

Monday, Dec. 5, 2011

Gowanus

Stuff it! Bell House hosts wacky taxidermy night

This ain’t your grandfather’s taxidermy! Comment.
DUMBO

A new ‘Under the Bridge’ record — under the bridge

Seventy-three locals made world history last week, standing in the Manhattan Bridge Archway in DUMBO and belting out a 1990s anthem. Comment.

Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011

Brooklyn Courier

Man gets slap happy in Midwood

Plus a smattering of other crimes from the 70th Precinct. Comment.

Friday, Dec. 2, 2011

Brooklyn Courier

Pole position: Midwood mad over Verizon’s silence on infrastructure.

Verizon is hiding its plans to install unwanted utility poles in Midwood, say neighbors who claim the telecommunication behemoth has ignored their demand to be told where and when new poles will be installed. Comment.

Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011

Brooklyn Courier

Suspensions up at Murrow

A Brooklyn high school founded as a bastion of student freedom has become one of the borough’s most strict, thanks to a principal with a penchant for punishment who’s not afraid to reward misbehaving students with unscheduled vacations. Comments (1).
Prospect Heights

Out of work! Ratner ally BUILD got just 15 jobs for black Yards supporters

The organization that promised to deliver jobs for black supporters of Atlantic Yards has received hundreds of thousands of dollars from developer Bruce Ratner to help train workers for the positions — but has only secured work for 15 people at the $5-billion mega-project. Comment.

Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011

Brooklyn Heights

EXCLUSIVE: State nixes BQE fixes

The feds are pulling the plug on a vital, and long-promised, overhaul of a crumbling portion of the Brooklyn–Queens Expressway, saying that fixing the borough’s transportation artery is just too expensive. Comments (1).
BoroBeat

‘Well’ wisher! DUMBO artist tends to giant spring in Cadman Park

Leonard Ursachi is the first to admit that he’s obsessed with water wells. Comment.
Park Slope

Thugs beat up a guy on Sackett Street

Plus the other crime from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct. Comment.
Carroll Gardens

Thief steals boner pills from CVS

Plus all the crime from Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Red Hook’s 76th Precinct. Comment.
Greenpoint

Violent slashing on Norman Ave

Plus all the other crime from Greenpoint’s 94th Precinct. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Cellphone swipes are the big story here

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

Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011

DUMBO

Coal’d shoulder! City blocks new Grimaldi’s from opening over illegal oven

The pizza war on Old Fulton Street rages on — before the first pie has even been thrown! Comment.
DUMBO

Cillian Murphy makes American stage debut at St. Ann’s Warehouse

St. Ann’s Warehouse solidifies its place as the American home of Irish playwright Enda Walsh with the searing writer’s latest descent into madness, the one-man tour de force, “Misterman.” Comment.
Prospect Heights

Oscar fever! Yards docu-ganda on short list for little gold statue

The Atlantic Yards documentary, “Battle for Brooklyn,” has a fighting chance to take home one of Tinseltown’s top trophies. Comment.

Monday, Nov. 28, 2011

Greenpoint

Grow your own! Beard and mustache competiton is back!

Yet another cahnce for the follically gifted to strut their stuff. Comment.
Prospect Heights

Glass houses! Check at the artwork — yes, artwork — at the Botanic Garden

And it’s indoors, too! Comment.
Cobble Hill

Major ‘Dick’! Matt Kish’s illustrated ‘Moby’ is huge

The acclaimed illustrator has, unlike Ahab, succeeded in his quest to land the great whale. Comment.
Greenwood Heights

Green-Wood’s new gateway? Cemetery buys greenhouse for visitors center

Green-Wood Cemetery is ramping up its tourism push by buying a crumbling, but historic, greenhouse across the street with an eye towards turning it into a museum and visitors center. Comment.

Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011

Brooklyn Courier

BREAKING: Di Fara is back!

The legendary pizzeria on Avenue J in Midwood will re-open today after passing the Health Department’s re-inspection this morning. Comments (2).

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