Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011


BRAVO rock benefit at Our Lady of Perpetual Help is music to the ears

Rock lovers flocked to Bay Ridge for an earful of great music at The Raccoon Lodge’s three-tiered bill at Notre Dame Hall. Comment

Monday, Sept. 26, 2011

Nuit Blanche brings the light to Greenpoint Comment
Could it be a last big hootenany for the 100-year-old honky tonk saloon? Comment

Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011


Pete Hamill feted by Green-Wood Cemetery


Pete Hamill feted by Green-Wood Cemetery

The veteran Brooklyn-born journo received the DeWitt Clinton Award for Excellence during last week’s benefit at the natrional historic landmark he calls “one of the great urban glades.” Comment

Pint-sized fashionistas walk the runway at Kiddie Styles

Dyker heights had its own take on fashion week, thanks to a children’s fashion show at one of the area’s premier kiddie boutiques. Comment

Phony cops rob senior

A pair of police charlatans lead this week’s 63rd Precinct police blotter. Comment

Parking not! Activists reclaim parking spots; turn into parks

From parking spots to parks in spots! Comment

Friday, Sept. 23, 2011

Brooklyn Daily is proud to present the latest print editions of our Courier Life newspapers. Comment

Hot dogs! Pup Olympics comes to Marine Park

Canines of all stripes will be honored for their skill, prowess and doggone good looks in Marine Park on Sept. 24 — thanks to a group of felines! Comment

It’s wall to wall Walgreens!


It’s wall to wall Walgreens!

Marine Park’s chain gang is about to get bigger. Comment
A Britisher’s View

‘Dem’ bums invincible no more, thanks to Turner win

The special election for the Ninth congressional district turned up some major surprises — some of which are unearthed here by our columnist. Comment

Here it is, this week’s Standing O

Click above — and below — for all of this week’s heroes (you may be one of them!). Comment

BAM gala celebrates a classic

What would you do for your 150th birthday? Comment

This rap show will be a ‘Delight’


This rap show will be a ‘Delight’

Two founders of the Sugarhill Gang will play the Knitting Factory next week. Comment

The defeat of the Democrats — the real story

The Democrats got shallacked in a Brooklyn–Queens district where they outnumber Republicans three-to-one. So why did David Weprin lose last week’s special election to Bob Turner? Click below for opinion pieces from a Weprin supporter and a Turner supporter.

Brighton Jubilee gets last laugh


Brighton Jubilee gets last laugh

The Brighton Jubilee, which was forced to postpone its annual festival because of Hurricane Irene, went off without a hitch on Sunday. Comment

Woman goes to court against ‘lecherous’ landlord

A Brooklyn couple is facing more than 10 years in prison for allegedly pocketing more than $2 million in federal dollars meant for nutritious food for preschool children. Comment

Shelsky: There will be herring!


Shelsky: There will be herring!

The appetizing store owner makes his New Year’s resolution — along with a handful of other chefs. Comment

Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011

Forgetting which trains run to Coney Island is impossible when they’re tattooed on your calf. Comment

Woman gunned down in Midwood

Plus a host of other crimes from the 61st and 70th precincts in Midwood and Homecrest. Comments (1)
The Class of ‘61 took a trip down memory lane by reuniting at Sirico’s in Bensohurst. Comment

Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011

Gerritsen Beach

Cops: No sequel to Gerritsen Halloween horror show

Cops will beef up patrols in Gerritsen Beach on Oct. 31 in a show of strength against the mischief-makers who turned the neighborhood’s main street into a Halloween war zone last year. Comments (1)
Not for Nuthin’

Thirty years later, the sky is still falling

Our columnist says satellites go round and round — and life stays exactly the same. Comment
But get ready for six months of lane closures! Comment
Sheepshead Bay

Voorhies mosque backers will countersue foes

An eye for an eye? Comments (5)
Brooklyn Heights

Cop fires bullet into apartment — by accident!

Brooklyn Heights

Cop fires bullet into apartment — by accident!

A police officer accidentally fired a bullet into a residential building on busy Atlantic Avenue on Tuesday after a driver tried to run him over. Comment
Sheepshead Bay

Murder on Batchelder Street

A man was gunned down in an apartment building lobby, plus a smattering of other crimes from Sheepshead Bay and Coney Island. Comment
Appetites were conquered, thirsts were slacked, and dreams were realized at the annual food fest. Comment
Ed Schmidt is giving it all up — his books and his playwriting career — in one mega-tragicomic show. Comment

Community Bookstore celebrates 40 years at the heart of the Slope

More than 800 book lovers defied the supposed death of print on Saturday to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Community Bookstore, a fixture in a neighborhood that has changed, but still loves the printed word. Comment
A mid-career retrospective on Sandford Biggers shows off this gutsy and whimsical artist. Comment

Poly’s Gebon voted city’s best playmaker

Kevin Gebon’s teammates don’t let him forget what they expect from him. At a crucial moment in a game, the Poly Prep senior quarterback is given a friendly reminder of exactly what the guys around him want him to do. Comment
A children’s music festival featuring Elizabeth Mitchell and Karen K and the Jitterbugs is coming to the Columbia Street Waterfront District. Comment
The new indieScreen could be the first to get a liquor license for in-theater drinking. Comments (1)

Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011

Atlantic Yards

Ice try! Ratner now says he wants Islanders at Barclays Center

Atlantic Yards developer Bruce Ratner said he’s “hoping” that the New York Islanders will move to the Barclays Center once the struggling team’s lease at the Nassau Coliseum expires in 2015 — a reversal of his longtime claim that the Prospect Heights arena would be too small to host pro hockey games. Comments (1)
Speak Out

Lou Powsner and the downfall of Ed Koch

Of all the charity pleas, the Brooklyn Public Library is our neighborhood’s number one. Comment

Take a spin on Jane’s Carousel

Our exclusive slide show from the first week of the hot new carousel in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Comments (3)
Skylight One Hanson hosts an all-you-can-drink (er, we mean, all-you-can-learn) wine event. Comment
Bay Ridge

Holy Cross drops Xaverian 15–13

Holy Cross coach Tom Pugh was not sure what to make of his young team. Sure, the Knights were going to be fast and athletic, but exactly how good they would be was anybody’s guess. Comment

Adrian Grenier loves Devin Ratray!

The “Entourage” star and pal Ratray star in “True Bromance,” the highlight of this year’s Willifest! Comments (2)
Bay Ridge

Segure leads Fort Ham to 34th straight win

Travon Reid Segure has been tabbed as one of the city’s top prospects because of his two-way play-making ability as a ball-hawking safety and explosive wide receiver. Comment
Bay Ridge

Bonnies fall to Hilltoppers, 2-1

The defending champions lose their season opener. Comment
Park Slope

At Gallery Players, this ‘Dog’ has teeth!

Love is overrated — and often gets in the way — in Douglas Carter Beane’s “The Little Dog Laughed,” which wraps up its first New York revival at the Gallery Players this weekend. Comment
Our spotlight on one of the millions of art pieces on display. Comment

Monday, Sept. 19, 2011

Sea Gate

Touchable! ‘Killer’ gets 30 years for identity theft

Federal prosecutors who took a page from “The Untouchables” playbook nailed their man on Thursday when a judge sentenced a Russian immigrant whom they believed killed three people to 30 years in prison — for identity theft and bank and credit card fraud. Comment

DUMBO’s art weekend turns a neighborhood into a gallery

This weekend, DUMBO’s quiet streets will turn into a playground of giant love letters, blindfolded wrestling, a fluorescent Walt Whitman — and even a 3D universe on the Manhattan Bridge. Comment
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan on goats, golf and old bonds

Stan wants to know why the government is poking its nose into the goat business. Comment
Columbia St Waterfront

Pack rat puppets on stage at Clockworks!

Columbia St Waterfront

Pack rat puppets on stage at Clockworks!

And you thought the Collyer Brothers were just some mentally ill hoarders. Now, they’re also great theater. Comment
The annual bike flea market returns to the Old Stone House in Park Slope. Comment

Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011

Big Screecher

You get what you pay for: tickets for parking legally!

This week, Carmine goes after the city for giving drivers tickets — even if they paid for their space! Comments (2)

NFL star ‘tackles’ the flu

He may have run for 2,587 yards in his 52 starts and completed 21 touchdowns, but even former Giant Stephen Baker needs a little protection from the flu. Comment
Italian-Americans hailing from the town of Mola di Bari in Italy honored their patron saint — a little lady named the Blessed Virgin Mary — with an elaborate parade in Carroll Gardens with celebrants carrying her statue, with a knife through her heart, above the crowd. Comment

Friday, Sept. 16, 2011

Newly elected Rep. Bob Turner (R–Marine Park) made his first gaffe in Congress the fist time he opened his mouth — addressing the entire House of Representatives before Speaker John Boehner (R–Ohio) acknowledged his presence. Comments (2)

Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011

Sheepshead Bay NO HOPE

Weprin blames Obama for stunning loss

The loser in the special election to replace Anthony Weiner said it was the president’s fault. Sure it wasn’t the mustache? Comments (4)
Flying fists and skillful strategy were part of the action when cops squared off against the DUMBO Destroyers at St. Ann’s Warehouse to raise money for the area’s business improvement district. Comment

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