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Monday, Jan. 30, 2012

Gowanus

‘Grease’ sing-along? We’ll tell you more!

A “Grease” sing-along at the Bell House on Feb. 16 celebrates the Pink Lady and T-Bird in us all. Comment
We were already fans of Bravo’s “Top Chef Season 4” and “All-Stars” contestant Dale Talde going in — a fact we tried hard not to convey when interviewing him about Talde, his new Asian-fusion eatery on Seventh Avenue and 11th Street in Park Slope. Comment

Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012

Big Screecher

Carmine’s had it with bedbugs! (Not that he’s actually had them)

This week, our beloved columnist fills you in on his fear of blood-sucking creatures. Comments (3)

Friday, Jan. 27, 2012

Bergen Beach

Litterbugs turn Bergen Beach into garbage dump

The good life is turning rotten in the posh neighborhood — thanks to dumpers. Comment
A Britisher’s View

Whizzing soldiers deserve Medals of Honor

There is no room for self-deprecation in the War on Terror, writes our columnist, and here’s why! Comments (6)
Borough-wide

Ida says the AFC all-stars will take the Pro Bowl!

Once again, our own Ida Eisenstein, pigskin prognosticator, has spoken. Comment
Op-Ed

Cyclone 2.0

It’s official: Coney Island’s biggest draw, the Cyclone, is about to undergo a major renovation. The 85-year-old wooden roller coaster, which has been known to give riders a mean case of whiplash, is being refurbished — a process that will make the ride safer, smoother and faster. But will it take away some of the excitement? We asked two roller coaster experts to give us their thoughts. Click below for their views.
Canarsie

Thieves use stun gun in robbery

Plus a few other shocking crimes from Canarsie’s 69th Precinct. Comment
There’s take penny, leave a penny — and now there’s take an Aladdin DVD, leave some Band-Aids. Comment
Standing O

Hats off to you, Dr. Laura Robbins!

Standing O is back to boost the very best of Brooklyn! Comment
Weekend Watch

It’ll be hell on the rails this weekend!

The MTA will be working on almost every line in the borough this weekend. Enjoy! Comment

Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012

Coney Island

Mezuzah madness!

The thief who stole seven Jewish blessings from the Trump Village apartments has resurfaced. Comments (1)
Ditmas Park

A sign of the times: Coffee the Train Man helps commuters catch the subway

For a free cup of Joe, Coffee will make sure you get to work on time. Comments (1)
The pol is determined to defeat the Republican push into southern Brooklyn. Comments (5)
Marine Park

Gun-wielding goon holds up teen on E. 35th Street

Plus a host of other crimes from Marine Park’s 63rd Precinct. Comment
Middle school students from Bay Ridge to Brighton Beach duked it out on Jan. 23 as they fought for a spot in a citywide spelling bee competition this spring. See our slideshow for all the action. Comments (1)
Brighton Beach

Tiny dancers take the stage!

Fantastical modern dance performance will showcase public school kids. Comment
Bensonhurst

Thug hits man with stick, steals iPhone

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

End of an era: Last Kruger ‘crony’ pleads guilty

Solomon Kalish, the last defendant in a widespread scandal that exposed disgraced state Sen. Carl Kruger’s bribery scheme, threw himself on the mercy of the court last week. Comments (1)

Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012

Alan Kirson hasn’t rested since he lost he his Amazonian parrot nearly two months ago. Comments (3)
Manhattan Beach

Slow down! Manhattan Beach group calls for reduced speed limit on ‘Oriental Autobahn’

But the grassroots group is slow on getting snail zones for its sleepy neighborhood. Comment
Borough-wide

Josh Rubin’s ‘Whisk’ to be reborn as new coffee shop

Yasser Habib thinks his cafe could prosper in the cafe-light neighborhood. Comment
Bay Ridge Courier

Beep, beep! Markowitz’s official SUV attacked!

A marauding vandal targeted the beep’s wheels — and nine others belonging to government officials. Comment
Brighton Beach

Kruger’s cash cow: Pol spends campaign treasury on lawyers, prison planning — even his Albany chair!

The pol-turned-con used his campaign chest to get his affairs in order before his April sentencing. Comments (1)
Not for Nuthin’

Paula Deen, Anthony Bourdain, diabetes, and America

This week, our columnist delves into the pies being thrown by the food world’s biggest stars. Comments (11)
Sheepshead Bay

Goon jumps 12-year-olds on Nostrand Avenue

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

Knife-wielding duo robs woman on Fifth Avenue

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

Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012

Marine Park

Dottie Turano: I’m not going anywhere

Turano’s longtime companion. state Sen. Carl Kruger, and son have pleaded guilty to political corruption charges, but she has no intention of stepping down from her district manager post. Comments (8)
Link

Potty talk!

Internet animators had this take on our story about a teacher at PS 90 in Coney Island who encouraged her students to limit their bathroom breaks. Check it out! Comment
Marine Park

Police: Dead man found in garbage could have been dumped

The cause of the unidentified man’s death remains a mystery as well, investigators say. Comments (2)
Bay Ridge

Two struck down on Fort Hamilton Pkway

Witnesses say a 64-year-old woman and a 38-year-old man were crossing against the light when they were hit by a passing car. Comment
Williamsburg

Worth the weight: Grand Street win PSAL wrestling title

A bulked up senior helped the Grand Street Campus Wolves take down Brooklyn Tech Engineers. Comment
BoroBeat

Big hearts add up to big bucks for cancer research

Workers work overtime to form a team for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life run. Comment

Monday, Jan. 23, 2012

Coney Island

More to remember: Coney museum grows

Coney Island

More to remember: Coney museum grows

A grassroots group is expanding its operations to accomodate more artificats and oral testimonies. Comment
It’s Only My Opinion

The buried treasure at the bottom of Stan’s pockets

This week, Stan fills you in on his notes to himself. Comments (3)

Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012

Mill Basin

Aviators defeat Bluefins, 3–1

The Aviators’ winning streak continues. Comment

Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012

The Aviators ran the hated New Jersey squad out of Floyd Bennett Field on Friday during a legendary display of teamwork. Comment

Friday, Jan. 20, 2012

Our pals at Sheepshead Bites had this great video of Councilman Lew Fidler taking a swing at GOP opponent David Storobin in the special election to replace state Sen. Carl Kruger. Check it out! Comment
Midwood

Big rigs begone! Cops haul away 17 illegally parked trucks in major raid

Midwood residents say they will sleep easier at night, as long as cops keep idling trucks off Bay Parkway. Comments (7)

Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012

Mark Murphy, son of former Rep. Jack Murphy, says he’s going to take on Rep. Michael Grimm in November. Comments (3)

Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012

Sheepshead Bay

Breaking: ‘Mad Max’ curses out judge while being sentenced to life

Maksim Gelman also threatened his victims’ loved ones in a stunning display of psychotic theatrics. Comments (12)
Coney Island

He went under the Boardwalk — to die

Coney Island

He went under the Boardwalk — to die

A man was found hanging from a support beam this morning, police say. Comment

Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011

Our pals at Sheepshead Bites had this great video of Councilman Lew Fidler taking a swing at GOP opponent David Storobin in the special election to replace state Sen. Carl Kruger. Check it out! Comment
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