Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012

Monday, Feb. 13, 2012


Who cares about love? Valentine’s Day is all about chocolate

It’s the only holiday where grownups are allowed — nay, encouraged — to eat sweets with reckless abandon. Here are Brooklyn’s best sweet treats. Comment

Thieves steal cash, jewelry, and electronics from apartment

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

Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012

Big Screecher

Carmine hails Coney Island’s ‘Dynamic Duo’

This week, the Big Screecher lauds “Couple of the Year” Salema and Don Marbury. Comment

Friday, Feb. 10, 2012

Brooklyn Daily is proud to present the latest print editions of our Courier Life newspapers. Read more…
Standing O

Three cheers for Josh Nachowitz!

Brooklyn’s biggest cheerleader, Standing O, has done it again! Comment

Feel the love!

These tasty treats will fire up your mind, body and soul, just in time for the sexiest holiday of the year. Comment
A Britisher’s View

NYPD ‘jihad’ film a vital anti-terror tool

Muslim New Yorkers should celebrate “The Third Jihad” as a critical weapon in oiur counter-terrorism arsenal, our columnist says. Comments (4)

Line dance: State Senate redistricting debate rages on

Albany Republicans released a redistricting map on Jan. 27 that would change Brooklyn’s political landscape, giving state Sen. Marty Golden a lot more real estate, creating an “Orthodox district” in Midwood and Borough Park, and ripping disgraced state Sen. Carl Kruger’s district off the map. Republicans claim that the new lines make sense, but Democrats say that the entire map has to be thrown out and redrawn in a non-partisan way. We asked the two candidates vying for Kruger’s district to weigh in: Comment
Bay Ridge

Surviving Brooklyn’s longest happy hour is all in a day’s work for our reporter

Our man Dan Bush tests his mettle against Brooklyn’s longest happy hour — and survives (barely). Comments (1)
Weekend Watch

Get ready for Trainageddon!

L riders get the shaft this weekend. Comment

Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012

The GOP lawmaker will move into the spot where the Courier Life office once stood. It’s only a matter of time before the ghosts of the old Bay News building start haunting his staff. Comments (1)

Towns’s haul: Canarsie Rep. is a fundraising fiend

The 76-year-old lawmaker has taken in nearly a quarter of a million dollars in three months, campaign records show. Comments (1)

Midwood pit bull hunt heats up

Animal rescuer Sean Casey says he won’t rest until the vicious dogs that have terrorized Midwood are behind bars. Comment
The men and women selected to lead the 37th annual parade were installed at a dinner dance at St. Patrick’s Church — where else? Comment
Harbor Watch

‘Afternoon of Thanks’ at PS 84

Children from the Williamsburg school got the chance to meet, greet and thank service members from Ft. Hamilton Army Base. Comment

Twenty3 Supper Club — new Vegas-style eatery comes to the Ridge

Glitz, live music and specials make the area’s new culinary venture a cut above the rest. Comments (2)
Marine Park

Thief steals necklace right off woman’s neck

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

Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012

Sheepshead Bay

Sandy salvation! Army Corps to restore eroded Plumb Beach

A new deal between the feds and the city will bring boatloads of sand to Plumb Beach — and save the Belt Parkway from falling into the sea. Comments (1)
Coney Island

Parachute Jump lovers: Hey Marty! Take the leap!

Amusement ride enthusiasts want Markowitz to put the money he’s set aside to lighting the Parachute Jump toward reopening the iconic ride. Comments (3)

Return this Jedi’s lightsaber!


Return this Jedi’s lightsaber!

Flynn Michael is searching the galaxy far and wide for his blade of light — and you, Brooklyn Daily readers, may be his only hope. Comment

Seddio announces Council bid to replace Fidler — sort of

Former Assemblyman and Surrogate Court judge says he will run for Councilman Lew Fidler’s seat if the Marine Park lawmaker wins his state senate race. Comments (2)
Sheepshead Bay

Thugs beat up delivery man on E. 21st Street

Plus an assortment of other not-so-goodies from Sheepshead Bay’s 61st Precinct. Comment
Manhattan Beach

Feuding Manhattan Beachers unite — over hated bike lane!

And this combined dislike could actually bring the warring groups back together. Comments (3)

Kids learn how to keep their pearly whites sparkling

Youngsters got a fun lesson in tooth care thanks to the Dental Health Day Children’s Program at Aviator Sports and Events Center. Comments (1)
Not for Nuthin’

The greatest thing about the game — the commercials

Our national affairs columnist gives her top-10 Super Bowl spots. Comment

Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012

Manhattan Beach

Synagogue tone deaf to Holocaust survivors’ noise complaints

They escaped the Nazis — but now an elderly couple’s ordeal is surviving the din of a synagogue ventilation system. Comments (8)
Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge cop: I’m a gunrunner

The ring leader of a crooked NYPD gang confessed his crimes yesterday — and is expected to spend a few years in the slammer as a result, feds say. Comment
Bay Ridge

Ridge merchants back Third Avenue pedestrian mall

A car-free pedestrian plaza could be around the corner. Comments (5)
Coney Island

Touchdown! Six Lincoln HS players sign onto college football teams

The record-setting day gives the burgeoning football program a shot in the arm. Comment
Fort Greene

Fort Greene’s black novelists celebrate the nabe of the ’90s

Join Nelson George, Carl Hancock Rux and other scribes for a discussion on how Fort Greene and Clinton Hill inspired their fiction — before gentrification took full speed. Comments (1)

Monday, Feb. 6, 2012

Talk about a celebration! Third Avenue in Bay Ridge was nearly shut down on Sunday night once the New York Giants beat the New England Patriots. Check out all the revelry on this video! Read more…
After Cafe Madeline’s former owner dissed the area, its new owner has some kinder words for the neighborhood. Comment

V-day blast at the Russian Baths

The hottest Valentine’s Day party in town is going down in Kensington. Comment

Cops: ‘We are looking for a KISS fan’


Cops: ‘We are looking for a KISS fan’

The vandal who defaced religious icons outside of a Williamsburg church could be a member of KISS Army, police say. Comment
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan: The only thing transparent about the airline industry is that it’s hiding something.

… and those hidden things are new taxes! Comment

Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012


Garbage men must curb their bad behavior

Our letter writers get down and dirty about neighborhood trash pick up. Comment
It was a perfect week for the A’s: three games; three wins. Comment

Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012

Mill Basin

A win so nice they did it twice: Aviators harpoon Whalers in 6–2 repeat victory

The Whalers ended the A’s winning streak last week. This week, the Connecticut squad helps Brooklyn start a new one — by losing two games in a row. Comment

Friday, Feb. 3, 2012

The Bay Ridge staple is in danger of closing for good due to a changing neighborhood. Comments (6)

Blast from the past: Recchia, a Dewey graduate, says his alma mater and its principal must go

Teachers and staffers at failing Gravesend high school face chopping block. Comments (14)
Sheepshead Bay

Marty: Southern Brooklyn needs ferries

Borough President Markowitz wants to bring ferry service to Sheepshead Bay, Canarsie, and Bay Ridge, but the city isn’t on board with his plans. Comments (1)
Graffiti writers scribbled what appears to be KISS makeup on beloved statues of the Virgin Mary and baby Jesus that have greeted parishioners outside of Williamsburg’s Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church for more than 60 years. Comments (2)
The A’s get a little payback — Brooklyn style. Comment

Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012

Coney Island

Cha-Cha’s Bar will reopen on Surf Avenue

The famed Boardwalk dive will be reborn as a restaurant and nightclub in April. Comments (1)
Mill Basin

Easy pickens: Ripe Aviators move upward

A dozen Aviators have moved to AA leagues. It’s great for the players — but really bad for the fifth place Brooklyn squad. Comments (2)
Bay Ridge

For Ridge salon, it’s hair today, gone tomorrow

A popular Third Avenue salon locks up for good after 44 years. Comment

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