Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011

Brooklyn Heights

Ring in New Year’s with a case of the blues

But don’t worry: This performance by blues musician extraordinaire Arthur Neilson will anything but a bummer. Comment

Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011


BrooklynDaily reporters tell it like it is!

Here they are: our letters to the editor! Comment
In this week’s Sunday Read, learn how a little restaurant in Bay Ridge helped Brooklyn beat back the Nazis and survived Robert Moses’s destruction of Bay Ridge. Comments (1)

Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011

Big Screecher

Believe it! Carmine ain’t Fonda Jane!

In this week’s Screech, Carmine lays into Hanoi Jane! Comment
Sheepshead Bay

11-year-old mugged on Avenue U

Plus a smattering of other crimes from Sheepshead Bay’s 61st Precinct. Comment

Friday, Dec. 16, 2011

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

Fried and glory! Latke cookoff features Brooklyn’s best chefs on Monday

Talk about grate expectations. Comment
A Britisher’s View

Human rights in the birthplace of Islam

Our columnist thinks that a pair of recent parallel events clearly show why east-west differences may be unreconciliable after all. Comments (8)

Gunman raids Parkway deli

Plus a number of other crimes reported to Canarsie’s 69th Precinct. Comment
Marine Park

Gunman raid Nostrand Avenue home

A robbery near Marine Parkway leads this week’s 63rd Precinct police blotter. Comment

PS 52’s got talent! School showcases students at annual fundraiser

Students — and some faculty — performed at the Nostrand Avenue school’s talent show on Dec. 8 and 9. See the talented school in our slideshow. Comments (1)
Standing O

Who needs halls? Deck the windows!

Boerum Hill Where are the best window displays? Macy’s, Saks Fifth, Lord and Taylor? No way — the best display of all is right here on Atlantic Avenue, at Sterling Place. The eclectic home […] Comments (1)

A gentrified Mall? Two views

Is the gentrification along Downtown’s Fulton Mall a good or a bad thing? Click below for opinion pieces.

Opinion: Fulton Mall gentrification is only good for some

We asked the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership and a Downtown activist group for dueling op-ed pieces about the gentification of Downtown’s main shopping strip. Only the activists accepted our invitation. Too bad. Comments (2)

Look, Ida likes Tebow

Our pigskin picker — Ida Eisenstein, the glue that holds together our media empire — makes her predictions after a huge week for her. Huge! Comment

Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011


This camping stove helps you answer the cell of the wild

At last, you can get away from it all on a camping trip to the wilderness — but still charge your iPhone! Comment

Police: Threats thrown around 20th Avenue

A man promises to shoot — then attempted to run over — a man near 72nd Street, plus an assortment of other crimes from Bensonhurst’s 62nd Precinct. Comment
A vacant bus depot on the banks of the muddy Coney Island Creek could become Brooklyn’s next hotel if a city plan to redevelop the site comes to fruition. Comment

Fore! Santa stops by Dyker Heights Golf Course

Kids had a day of fun on Sunday at “Santa’s Holiday Workshop,” which included arts and crafts, performances from a magican and a choir, and a visit from Kris Kringle himself. See all the festive fun in our slideshow. Comment
Bay Ridge

Fort Hamilton’s ‘Columbine’ teacher quits before she can get fired

Art teacher Sabrina Milo couldn’t face a city firing board even though she was let off the hook for allegedly threatening to shoot up the Bay Ridge school. Comment
Brooklyn Courier

Burglar nabbed

A 29-year-old is arrested for breaking into an E. 15th Street home, plus a smattering of other crimes from Midwood’s 70th Precinct. Comment

Coney, Gravesend light up for the holidays

Residents gathered for two separate tree lightings, which included caroling, hot chocolate, and a visit from Saint Nick. See all the fun in our slideshow. Comment
Brooklyn’s pooches are a dab paw at holding their own during a holiday howl-fest, and FIDO’s annual man-dog carol-fest at Prospect Park proved the point. Comment

Christmas party: Your last-minute guide to the greatest holiday shows in the borough

Christmas is just a week and change away, which means the next two weekends are chock full of holiday cheer, holiday shows, holiday parties and holiday spirit — yes, we mean the alcoholic kind. So throw it all back, and soak it all in, by stopping by a few of the greatest holiday parties and performances the borough has to offer. Comment

Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011

Columbia St Waterfront

Tunnel vision! Railway legend, Bob Diamond, sues city over trolleys

The city broke its promise to let a railway enthusiast build a trolley service from Downtown to Red Hook that would have passed through a shuttered subway tunnel under Atlantic Avenue, a bombshell $160-million lawsuit charged last week. Comments (2)
Gavel to Gavel

Newscaster slayer gets 25 years

In this week’s Gavel to Gavel: A judge ensured that convicted murderer John Katehis won’t get out of jail until he’s 44, and a former movie theater owner throws himself on the mercy of the court. Comment
Not for Nuthin’

It’s curtains for the little show with big secrets

Not for Nuthin, but I wish they didn’t cancel “Eureka”! Comment
Coney Island

Man arrested for beating cab driver

Plus other crimes from the 60th Precinct. Comment

Santa sightings: Ol’ Saint Nick tours southern Brooklyn

Kris Kringle came to town last weekend — hitting three spots in Bergen Beach, Mill Basin and East Flatbush. See all the fun in our slideshow. Comment

Openings, closings and gossip


Openings, closings and gossip

Yes, it’s this week’s roundup from our Foodie in Chief. Comments (1)

Beer gets classy: Greenpoint bar makes brew into cocktails

Some say, “Beer with liquor, never been sicker,” but not these guys! Comment
Carroll Gardens

Typical Italian food? Nein!

Carroll Gardens

Typical Italian food? Nein!

This Italian restaurant has a German accent. Comment
Prospect Heights

Mix and match: Find your next roommate — or apartment — at this boozy mixer.

This matchmaking event aims to land you a partner who’s willing to commit — to signing a lease. Comment
Bay Ridge

Hipster invasion in Bay Ridge?

Must be — a new wine bar (yes, a wine bar!) has opened on the neighborhood’s restaurant row. Comments (20)

Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011

Park Slope

Bike stolen? One Park Slope family simply stole it back

And this Wild West story even includes a ride off into the sunset. Comments (1)
Sheepshead Bay

Skipper apologizes, seeks new home for boat blamed gunfire

The captain of a controversial Sheepshead Bay party ship that was blamed for a shooting on Emmons Avenue in October apologized to neighbors for any ruckuses his boat has caused and vowed to move his berth to a pier further away from their homes. Comments (1)
Speak Out

Lou says there’s a restaurant at Abe Stark rink

Hundreds of thousands of dollars were cemented into W. 20th St. at the foot of the Coney Island Boardwalk in the late 1960s, when dollars were scarce, but the Borough President wanted an ice skating rink, and in this case he got what he wanted — almost. Comments (2)
Brooklyn Courier

The Midwood Mensch: Saving shoppers from parking tickets

A 72-year-old do-gooder helps make the city’s inconvenient parking rules easier on Avenue M motorists. Comments (1)

Our Santacon coverage is ‘Claus’ for celebration

Hundreds of Christmas-costumed revelers celebrate Santacon in DUMBO on Saturday morning before crossing the Brooklyn Bridge in the first leg of the hipster Triple Crown. Comment

DUMBO florist is having a White (House) Christmas

Emily Thompson has a new client: President Obama. Comment

All’s well at Allswell


All’s well at Allswell

You’ll have an offal good time at Allswell — chef Nate Smith’s new soup-to-guts gastropub in Williamsburg. Comments (1)

Monday, Dec. 12, 2011

The Italian landlord of Coney Island’s Boardwalk has seen the light, and will let Brooklyn-born businesses like Ruby’s, Paul’s Daughter, and Tom’s Diner take part in the re-birth of the People’s Playground. Comments (1)

Into the dustbin! Preservation group dumps Greenpoint historic district bid

An expansion of Greenpoint’s current historic district was dealt a possibly fatal blow last week when an influential Manhattan preservation group announced it would no longer back the bid, citing lack of public support. Comment
Manhattan Beach

Manhattan Beach civics come to belly blows

Members from opposing groups throw their weight around — at each other! Comment
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan’s questions begin the debate

This week, Stan gives you some things to talk about this holiday season. Comments (2)
Mill Basin

Brooklyn scalps Warriors during 5-2 rout

Finally! A win! Comments (1)

Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011

Mill Basin

Aviators fall to Bluefins in ugly 3-0 shutout

Talk about getting schooled! Comment
Park Slope

That’s so ’snice! BID holds tree lighting at Fifth Ave. cafe

Festive frolickers ignite Yuletide cheer at a swell-named eatery. Comment

Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011


A holly jolly affair: 94th Precinct cops bring Santa to Williamsburg

Brooklyn’s big hearts helped to make the holidays brighter for underprivileged children by distributing gifts at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Comments (2)
Mill Basin

Held up at the Hangar! Aviators lose to Outlaws, 3-2

This one hurt. Comment

Friday, Dec. 9, 2011

Bay Ridge

City: Gentile broke campaign finance rules

Councilman Vincent Gentile violated city law by overspending on his re-election campaign in 2009, the Campaign Finance Board ruled on Thursday, hitting the veteran lawmaker with nearly $26,000 in fines. Comments (1)
The Brooklynite responsible for the US Postal Service’s “space” stamps landed Boerum Hill to have a lofty visit with art-smart students. Comment

Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011


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