Monday, May 7, 2012

Park Slope

Attention deficit theater

You’ll laugh, you’ll scream, you’ll cry — but make it quick because each of these plays are ten minutes long. Comment

Weird science: College kids battle in Downtown robotics competition

Brooklyn’s brightest mechanical minds inched the world one step closer to its inevitable robot takeover last Saturday when they put their high-tech, creations to the test at the first ever Robotics Tournament of Champions at City Tech’s Mechatronics Technology Center. Comment

Folkin’ around!

Fourth annual homegrown folk festival hits Downtown Brooklyn. Comment
Fort Greene

Play tackles Brooklyn’s anti-slavery movement

The Irondale Ensemble’s new show brings the borough’s abolitionist movement to life — with surprising results. Comment
Bay Ridge

Villains rob man at knifepoint

The mugging leads this week’s 68th Precinct police blotter. Comment

Sunday, May 6, 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. Read more…

Concrete Boardwalk a good thing for Coney

Our readers say a concrete Boardwalk isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be. Comment

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Big Screecher

Carmine says not all teens are juvenile delinquents

This week, a big-hearted Bensonhurst kid gets the Screecher’s attention. Comment

Friday, May 4, 2012

Fidler took an 87-vote lead in the ongoing race to replace disgraced state Sen. Carl Kruger, but opponent David Storobin says the election is far from over. Comments (3)

‘Rebel’ bingo is the ultimate numbers game

Don’t bring your grandma to this bingo party. Comment
A Britisher’s View

Carl-amity for crooked Kruger

Carl Kruger can now add another title to his resume — convicted felon! Comment
Weekend Watch


It’ll be smooth sailing on the rails this weekend. Comment
Marine Park

Knife-toting jerk slashes woman

Plus a host of other crimes from Marine Park’s 63rd Precinct. Comment

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Ditmas Park

Subway sentinel sent packing

There are a lot of cafes on Cortelyou Road, but you won’t find Coffee anywhere. Comment
Bay Ridge

New dock for 69th Street Pier panned

The Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance wants to put a dock at the tip of the 69th Street Pier, but Brooklyn’s salty seafarers say New York Bay will be a bad spot for the floating platform. Comment

Church Avenue party draws hundreds

The neighborhood’s yearly fete lets kids and families take over the block between E. 10th Street and Argyle Road on April 29. Check out all the fun in our slideshow. Comment
Windsor Terrace

Dairy scary! Raccoons drink up at Windsor Terrace school, neighbors say

Careless custodians at a Windsor Terrace school have turned the surrounding block into a cafeteria for hungry raccoons — and rotten milk is always on the menu, according to angry neighbors. Comment
Standing O

Brooklyn’s best gets Cop of the Month award

Their motto is “To protect and serve,” and Police Officer Patrick Terlonge of the 63 Police Precinct certainly does. One of our borough’s finest was on patrol in an unmarked vehicle on April 4 when he spotted a robbery in process. The victim was on E. 56th Street near Ave. M when four miscreants attacked. She was koshed over the head by one, whilst another took her cellphone and the other two nefarious villains acted as lookouts. Three of the four were any match for PO Patrick, who leapt from his car, jumped into the fray and single-handedly apprehended three of the crooked crooks before running down the fourth after a brief chase. Comment

Trash mob!

Do-gooder Kensington residents armed with brooms, rakes, and gloves cleaned up Church Avenue. Check out all the fun in our slideshow. Comments (1)
Standing O

There’s a new rabbi in town!

Our ecummenical Standing O is back. Comment
Park Slope

Baseball history highlights Brooklyn-born Jewish stars

Brooklyn-born Jewish big leaguers who helped shape the national pastime — and inspired baseball fans across the borough — recall their playing days in “Jewish Major Leaguers in Their Own Words,” a new oral history edited by Park Slope writer Peter Ephross. Comments (1)

Gun-toting crooks rob man on Bay 11th Street

Get ready for your weekly run down of crimes from Bensonhurst’s 62nd Precinct. Comment

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Bay Ridge

Sidewalk standoff over! Halal cart returns to old spot

The occupation of Fifth Avenue has ended. Comments (12)

Grimm clashes with new constituents

Rep. Michael Grimm’s new Bensonhurst constituents aren’t welcoming him with open arms. Comments (6)
Bay Ridge

Seniors: We have no place to go

Bay Ridge

Seniors: We have no place to go

The city is pulling the plug on a 35-year-old center that offered hot meals and activities to Bay Ridge’s oldest — and neighborhood seniors say they’re the ones paying the price. Comments (2)
Mill Basin

Fear of heights! Community panel fights six-story condo project

For residents of Mill Island, six stories is three too many. Comments (3)
Bay Ridge

Gerritsen Beach man gets new ride

Bay Ridge Toyota gave a Gerritsen Beach man a new job and a new set of wheels — wheelchair wheels! Comments (1)
The city is slamming a popular Canarsie health club with a number of violations. Comment

Baseball’s back! Our Lady of Grace kicks off season

Gravesend’s Our Lady of Grace Athletic Association’s Little League season kicked off with a bang, thanks to an Opening Day parade on April 28 that drew more than 500 players. Check out all the fun! Comment
Not for Nuthin’

Two and Half Men revisited

This week our columnist recounts her brief meeting with Charlie Sheen. Comments (9)

Cops: Employee stole from workplace

Get ready for your weekly run-down of crimes from the 61st Precinct. Comment

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Mill Basin

Growing unrest: Community gardeners slam Floyd Bennett Field pipeline plan

A group of green-thumbed Marine Park residents fear a proposed gas pipeline that will be planted close to their crops. Comments (1)
Bay Ridge

Cops: 93 Lounge a ‘problem location’

Cops agree with community members who say that the 93 Lounge shouldn’t get its liquor license renewed, but the State Liquor Authority says they have no evidence that the bar is up to no good. Comments (1)

Antique toys find second life

Over a thousand antique toys are on display in this Canarsie collector’s website, and he’s taking requests. Comment

‘Magic Man’ ready for Barclays Center

Bensonhurst-born boxer Paulie Malignaggi snatched a title belt from Welterweight Champion Vyacheslav “Ukraine Master” Senchenko in Donetsk, but he will be defending the belt in Brooklyn. Comment

Buy land and buy sea? East River ferry operator wants to accept Metrocards

The operator of a ferry line that connects Greenpoint, Williamsburg, and DUMBO with Manhattan wants to accept MetroCards — a proposal that could streamline payment and lure more landlubbers to commute across the East River, transit advocates say. Comment

Make history! Pick which Brooklyn preservation project gets big bucks

A giant corporation will donate millions of dollars to revitalize several cherished Brooklyn landmarks — if enough history buffs vote for them, that is. Comment

Cops: Speeding driver found with two bags of pot

Get ready for your weekly run-down of crimes from the 60th Precinct. Comment

Monday, April 30, 2012

Several Fifth Avenue businesses set up tables on spots used by food carts — drawing a line in the sidewalk. Comments (13)

Paulie Malignaggi victorious!

Bensonhurst-born boxer Paulie Malignaggi pounded his way to victory yesterday, grabbing the welterweight title from Vyacheslav Senchenko in a match straight out of Rocky IV! Our pals at has the story. Read more…

Elm Avenue plaza plan postponed!

The city has asked a community panel to hold off on its vote for the controversial plaza, claiming it needs more time to win over critics — but critics say they haven’t been contacted. Comments (2)
Ditmas Park

Clipped: City snips barber with petty fine — over his 100-year-old cash register!

Antiques can be costly — but not like this. Comment
Marine Park

‘Queens Marine’ takes the reins at the 63rd Precinct

There’s a new sheriff in Marine Park — and he’s from Queens! Comment

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