Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Cleaning Our Waterways

Superfund site specific: Water pollution play staged on banks of Gowanus

It’s not just the feds who are dredging up issues in Gowanus. Comment

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Banjo destruction!


Here’s your chance to throw a banjo into the Gowanus Canal!

The Gowanus Canal is polluted with heavy metals — but for one day only it’s going acoustic. Comment

A history of violence against instruments

The Who’s band leader has been turning rock stages into scenes of ungodly guitar carnage for nearly 50 years, leaving a trail of shattered Les Pauls and Rickenbackers all across the globe. Comment

Monday, April 1, 2013

Park Slope

God complex

The gods must be crazy — especially when it comes to family. Comment

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Courier Life is proud to present the latest print edition of Brooklyn Weekly, which can be found each Sunday in the New York Post. Check it out, along with our other local editions! Comment
Dyker Heights

Blonde roots! Norwegian-American girls return to Brooklyn

Just like the migratory Chaffinches of Scandinavia, the daughters of Brooklyn’s Norse diaspora return to the borough each year for an age-old contest of Viking womanhood. Comment

Sheepshead Bay HS, a gem until open enrollment

Our comemntariat tosses its weight behind important issues of the day — from open enrollment in high schools and the new pope, to NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policy and Puxatawny Phil! Comments (1)

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Prospect Heights

Find a photo, write a song: Musicians take inspiration from random pictures

Who’s that girl? Comment

Friday, March 29, 2013


A novel romance: Great expectations for this lit-focused singles night

High school nerds, take heart — grow up, move to Brooklyn, and you will no longer be forever alone. Comment

Sláinte! Ridge Paddy parade brings out big crowd

Bay Ridge’s annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade stepped off for the 19th time on March 24 — and for its first-ever time on Third Avenue. Comments (4)

Spring break field trip

Students on break took a field trip to Floyd Bennett Field on Tuesday to celebrate the park opening much of its green space after Hurricane Sandy. Comments (2)
A Britisher’s View

Bam’s Pales-whine in Israel

President Obama should have addressed the epidemic of Palestinian-stoked violence, instead of laying the blame for Mideast unrest at Israel’s doorstep, according to our columnist. Comments (2)

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Coney Island

Fun starts in People’s Playground — but not for everyone yet

Coney Island’s amusement district came riding back triumphantly from Hurricane Sandy on March 24 — though a demonstration by neighborhood residents showed that storm clouds still linger over much of the peninsula. Comments (2)
Red Hook

Hook sinker? Red Hook Houses could be key to Gonzalez seat

Councilwoman Sara Gonzalez’s primary challenger, Carlos Menchaca, accuses the 10-year incumbent of being missing in action in the months following Sandy’s assault on Brooklyn’s largest public housing complex — a charge Gonzalez denies, and she says she has the photos to disprove it. Comments (9)
Coney Island

Labor pain — Residents should get rebuilding jobs, says activist

A leading People’s Playground activist is calling for Coney Island to be rebuilt by Coney Islanders. Comments (3)
Standing O

Gather those rose petals

Brooklyn’s utlimate cheerleader is leading the cheering squad by issuing well-deserved Standing Os to the borough’s good citizens. Comment

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Gerritsen Beach

‘The Heat’ has heart

Heather Hardy’s work has been a welcome distraction from the tribulation of her home life over the past yearn despite the fact that her job involves getting punched in the face. Comment
Gerritsen Beach

Claim jumpers

Lawyers offer free advice on defending insurance claims from adjustors’ tricks. Comment
Not for Nuthin’

Saying ‘I Do’ shouldn’t be a constitutional decision

Stop the presses! The Supreme Court justices, all nine of them, have had to decide on marriage — the same-sex kind that is — in the appeal against California’s Proposition 8. In the case of Hollingsworth v. Perry, the judges have to determine, is it constitutional or is it not? Comments (2)
Sheepshead Bay

Jumpin’ Bean’s back

If at first you don’t succeed, reinvest and hope for sunshine. Comment
Marine Park

Amenities coming to waterfront parks

The parks around Jamaica Bay will soon be open for business. Comments (2)

Reloading Poly Prep boys lacrosse team seeks state title

Poly Prep coach Brooks Sweet is cautiously optimistic about his boys lacrosse team this season. Comment

Tuesday, March 26, 2013


Collapse in Canarsie

A construction worker was rushed to Brookdale Hospital in serious condition on March 22, after a building collapse in Canarsie left him buried beneath a mound of cinder blocks and wooden debris. Comment

Misson accomplished

The Falcons outplayed Ossining, the state’s top-ranked team, 75–60, for Ford’s first state Federation Class AA girls basketball title at the Times Union Center on Saturday night. Comment
Coney Island

Lincoln falls to LuHi in Federation semifinals

ALBANY – Lincoln star Isaiah Whitehead struggled at Albany’s Times Union Center Friday night far more than he had at the Garden. Comment

Monday, March 25, 2013


It’s show time! Barclays to host MTV awards


It’s show time! Barclays to host MTV awards

And the winner is … Brooklyn! Comment
Sheepshead Bay

Critical crossing

Three people were rushed to Lutheran Hospital, one in critical condition, after a speeding motorist mowed them down on Ocean Avenue on Saturday in a disastrous attempt to make a changing light. Comment
Bay Ridge

New Fourth Avenue

A radical redesign is in store for Fourth Avenue, if a new Department of Transportation proposal goes through. Comment
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan’s no fool, but he plays one in April

This week, our colomnist breaks out some of his best pranks. Comments (3)

Ford reaches Federation final with suspended coach looking on

ALBANY – The game’s outcome was never in doubt for Aaliyah Jones once suspended Bishop Ford head coach Mike Toro walked into the Times Union Center Friday night. Comment

Nazareth girls can’t close out Long Island Lutheran

ALBANY – A season-long problem with closing out games again reared its head for Nazareth in its final contest of the season. Comment

Heartbreaker for Kingsmen

Albany Academy’s Jack Morrow hit a buzzer-beating 3-poiner to send the Nazareth boy’s basketball team home in heartbreaking fashion, 43–40, in the state Federation Class AA semifinal at the Times Union Center in Albany on Friday night. Comment

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Manhattan Beach

Kingsborough reigns over rankings

Kingsborough Community College is the best community college in the country — almost. Comment

Friday, March 22, 2013


Murder in Bensonhurst

A Bensonhurst woman died of a gunshot to the head on March 20 — and police say it was murder. Comments (1)

Light at the end of the tunnel: Smith–Ninth station will reopen next month, MTA says

The long-shuttered Smith–Ninth Street subway station will finally open next month after transit-starved Red Hook straphangers waited nearly two years for major renovation work to come to an end. Comment

Support for synagogue

A Nostrand Avenue synagogue and education center got the go-ahead for its plans to add three additional stories to its building from Community Board 18 on Wednesday night, despite the impassioned pleas of nearby residents and a recommendation from Marine Park Civic Association to oppose the synagogue’s expansion. Comments (6)

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