Monday, April 30, 2012

Sheepshead Bay

CB15: We want a dry Galaxy

A community panel rejected a controversial nightclub owner’s request to sell just beer and wine at his new restaurant, Galaxy, a smack in the face that has left the restaurateur seeing stars. Comment
Park Slope

Beershakes! Slope burger joint mixes beer and ice cream

A Brooklyn restaurateur is serving up a drink made of beer and ice cream — and that’s a serious scoop! Comment

Perlstein: CB12 should be more involved with the community

There were questions about Yidel Perlstein’s eligibility when he was elected into office last month, but board members say the new chairman is going to do a crackerjack job. Comment

Burlesque beauties battle in risque wrestling match

What do a bunch of girly burlesque dancers have in common with “Macho Man” Randy Savage? Four words — Spinning-headlock-elbow-drop. Comment
It’s Only My Opinion

Obama’s policies on gas and energy will change if he wants to get re-elected.

This week, out columnist speculates exactly what Presdient Obama will do to get re-elected. Comments (2)
Bay Ridge Courier

Their eyes are watching her

A play about famous writer Zora Neale Hurston is a true character study — and not just of the writer herself. Comment

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Courier Life is proud to present the latest print edition of Brooklyn Weekly, which can be found each Sunday in the New York Post. Comment

Don’t take pot shots at our commander in chief

Our letter writers come to President Obama’s defense. Comment

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Big Screecher

Carmine’s had it with bottles of aspirin

This week ol’ Carmine faces the biggest challenge of his life — the child-proof safety cap on his aspirin bottle. Comment

Friday, April 27, 2012

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

High bye! Sheepshead Bay and Dewey to close

A city panel ordered both neighborhood schools to shut down at the end of June. Comment
Ditmas Park

Free Coffee! Subway sentry released from jail

Ditmas Park’s Coffee the Train Man was released from the Brooklyn House of Detention this week, but straphangers may not hear his booming voice at the Cortelyou Road station for some time. Comment
Sheepshead Bay

Senior mowed down — and an ambulance is to blame, police say

A 75-year-old woman was crossing E. 15th Street on Wednesday morning when the emergency vehicle rammed into her, horrified witnesses said. Comment

Ciao Bensonhurst! Italian exchange students land on 21st Avenue

Italians in Bensonhurst — whoever heard of such a thing? Comments (1)
A Britisher’s View

Violent pill-poppers give us the blues

Americans are among the most medicated people in the world — and the results continue to be deadly for society! Comment

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Bay Ridge Courier

Carlo calls it quits: Scissura drops out of Borough President race

Borough President Markowitz’s top aide will suspend his campaign to succeed his boss and will instead become president of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. Comment
Marine Park

Field house of frustration

If you thought work has slowed on the new Marine Park Community Center, you’d be wrong — it’s stopped completely, city Parks Department officials confirmed this week. Comment
Workers at the Midwood Post Office fear that they’re being exposed to asbestos as rehab work at the 62-year-old building continues. Comment

Students pitch in at Bensonhurst cleanup

Bensonhurst teens banded together last weekend to spruce up the neighborhoods. Comment

Police: Help us find purse snatcher

A robbery suspect punched out a woman during an E. 95th Street purse snatching, and the police need your help in finding him. Comment
Bay Ridge

Robbed on train

A knife point robbery on the rails leads this week’s 68th Precinct police blotter. Comment
Bay Ridge

Sewage games! Manhattan leads Bay Ridge, Coney Island in wastewater contest

Five teams of city sewage workers battled each other to repair equipment, test pollution levels in water, and fix leaky pipes during an annual contest at the Owl’s Head wastewater plant. Comment

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Sheepshead Bay

Sheepshead Bay shuns Joe Paterno!

Community Board 15 blindsided a push to pay tribute to the scandal-scarred gridiron great by renaming E. 23rd Street in his honor. Comments (1)

Lou Powsner’s in the hospital!


Lou Powsner’s in the hospital!

But don’t worry, folks. Courier Life’s 92-year-old columnist says he’s already penning his next piece of thought-provoking copy. Comment
Bergen Beach

Southern Brooklyn center of Jeffries—Barron brawl

The newest piece of real estate in the wide-ranging Central Brooklyn congressional district may be the most important piece of real estate in the upcoming primary, political insiders say. Comment
Bay Ridge

CB10: 93 Lounge must go

Bay Ridge community leaders want the state to pull 93 Lounge’s liquor license, but the owner of the neighborhood nightspot says he’s done nothing wrong. Comments (7)

Wrestlers grapple for a good cause


Wrestlers grapple for a good cause

Lets get ready to ruuummmbllle! Comment
Not for Nuthin’

Like, can we stop with ‘like,’ pulease!

Our columnist is, like, really, like, upset about this. Like, really. Comments (1)
Marine Park

Salt Marsh Nature Center celebrates Mother Earth — in the rain

It was pouring outside, so the dance to honor Mother Nature was held inside. Comment
Sheepshead Bay

Cops: Bloodthirsty gunman taught pupil how to shoot

A bizarre shooting on Avenue W leads this week’s 61st Precinct police blotter. Comment

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Sheepshead Bay

Critics: Army Corps are beach bozos

Sheepshead Bay

Critics: Army Corps are beach bozos

The Army Corps of Engineers want to dump tons of sand on Plumb Beach before building the jetties needed to keep the sand in place — a move some say will doom the project before it starts. Comment
Police arrested 37 Occupy Wall Street-affiliated protesters who stormed the Kings County Supreme Court on Thursday in an attempt to disrupt foreclosure auctions. Comment
Bridge ‘Park’

Cyclist donates $40M to Brooklyn Bridge Park for bike track, sports facility

A wealthy cyclist will pay the city $40 million to build an athletics complex featuring a velodrome at Brooklyn Bridge Park — realizing the longtime dream of open space advocates whose hopes were dashed last year when park officials pulled the plug on a modest sports bubble. Comment
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan once again cleans his pockets — and his mind

This week, our columnist takes on the Department of Homeland Security, Egypt, and perverts. Comments (1)

Monday, April 23, 2012

Bay Ridge

Motorists to Beep: Keep your hands off our lanes

Borough President Markowitz wants to breathe new life into Fourth Avenue from Atlantic Avenue to the Verrazano Bridge, but motorists say the Beep shouldn’t remove any car lanes from the busy thoroughfare. Comments (1)
Nazareth High School was expected to close at the end of June, but Diocese officials say the embattled institution is going to remain open — and it has Martha Stewart Living to thank for its survival. Comment
Name-dropping customers who want hook-ups at Italian restaurants have a suspiciously and hilariously loose definition of “famiglia,” Brooklyn restaurateurs say. Comment

Friday, April 20, 2012


NYPD: Help us find bank robber

Police say a note-passing robbery suspect raided a Flatlands HSBC bank on April 5. Investigators are hoping that residents can identify him. Comment
Bay Ridge

Occupy protestors head to the post office

Occupy Wall Street members joined forces with other anti-government groups to rally in Bay Ridge on Tax Day. Comment

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