Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Outside of Naples, Italy, the fiercest contest for best pizza is right here in Brooklyn. Comment

Tuesday, May 28, 2013


That sinking feeling

A dance perfromance revisits the Titanic. Comment

Sunday, May 26, 2013

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Coney, once rail crossroads of the world

Readers “Sound off to the editor” with their takes on topics of the day. Comment

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Big Screecher

Carmine goes where no Carmine has gone before

This week, the Screecher has an adventure he’ll never forget, and learns a valuable lesson in the process. Comment

Master at work


Master at work

His character may be wrapped up in illusory aspirations, but John Turturro remains grounded in his performance at a play at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Comment

Friday, May 24, 2013

The top brass at the Gateway National Parks and Recreation Area can’t find anyone interested in filling the long-vacant structure that formerly housed the Abbracciamento’s restaurant on Canarsie Pier, so they plan on bulldozing it. Comments (3)
Park Slope

Paved Brooklyn could escape cicada ‘swarmaggedon’

Might “swarmaggedon” - the oft-reported cicada orgy coming to the northeast for the first time in 17 years miss Brooklyn entirely? Comment

Chain, chain, chain: Bike Fetish day returns


Chain, chain, chain: Bike Fetish day returns

These freaks will do anything for a good Schwinn. Comment
Not content to bring bacon soup only to the people of Williamsburg, a Williamsburg chef has rented a commercial kitchen in Bedford-Stuyvesant and partnered with an online food seller to bring his delectable dishes borough-wide. Comments (1)
A Britisher’s View

Shavana: Scandal is the poison of choice for the Renouncer-in-Chief

Chronic denials, scandals, and kerfuffles are the hallmarks of the Obama Administration, writes our columnist. Comment

Thursday, May 23, 2013

A flock of homeless men have come into Sheepshead Bay to squat along a favored stretch of Ocean Parkway, and some residents want them to leave. Comments (1)
She’s the Swedish pop star you didn’t know you missed. Comment

Vikings Invade Bay Ridge!


Vikings Invade Bay Ridge!

The annual Viking Fest and the Norwegian Independence Day Parade both thrust onward through wet weather last weekend like a mighty Norse longship against the tide. Comment
Meet the builders of tomorrow! Comment
Sheepshead Bay

Destroyed a week before opening, Jumpin’ Bean finally opens

The Storm of the Century couldn’t stop this bean from jumpin’! Comments (3)
Maria Serrantino’s game-winning, two-run homer lifted Fontbonne Hall to a thrilling 6–4 win over St. Francis Prep. Comment

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Park Slope

Vendors: Googa cancellation cost us moolah

Park Slope

Vendors: Googa cancellation cost us moolah

Mother Nature wiped out the final day of the controversial Great GoogaMooga in Prospect Park, and some say they took a hit because of it. Comment
Coney Island

Nowhere to go! Coney bathrooms won’t be ready for Memorial Day

The beach will be ready — but the bathrooms won’t! Comment
Students from Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus held their graduation day at the home of the Brooklyn Nets. Comment
Not for Nuthin’

The great gravy debates ends now

This week, our columnist rules: it’s gravy, not sauce. Comments (5)
Approximately 1,000 high school students tested their mettle in the Spartan Race — a grueling obstacle course worthy of Ancient Greece. Comment
Brooklynites flocked to Park Slope’s annual Fifth Avenue Fair Sunday despite the stormy weather. Comment

Run, Brooklyn, run! From Prospect Park to the Boardwalk — joggers run the borough

About 22,000 joggers — including New Zealand Olympian Kim Smith — pounded 13-plus miles of pavement between Prospect Park and Coney Island on May 18, wrapping up in front of Ruby’s Bar on the Boardwalk. It was all part of the Brooklyn Half, an increasingly popular run designed to boost business in the most populous borough. Comment

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Coney Island

Trading races: Ridge Republican moves campaign to Coney

A Tea Party Republican is making the move from Bay Ridge to Coney Island in hopes of finding a smoother ride into the City Council. Comments (64)
Bay Ridge

BayFest plays through the rain

Bay Ridge

BayFest plays through the rain

BayFest, the Bay Improvement Group’s annual spring concert, is a rain or shine event, proven when the assembled bands played right through the down pour. Comment

Fished in! Canarsie Pier reopens


Fished in! Canarsie Pier reopens

The National Parks Service reopened Canarsie Pier after an engineering study concluded it won’t be falling into the ocean anytime soon. Comments (1)
Bay Ridge

Heat comes down — alleged Bay Ridge burglar in custody

Police busted a man they say burglarized four Bay Ridge businesses in an 11-day blotter-dominating reign of terror. Comment
High School Sports

Udewitz pitches Berkeley Carroll to playoff win

Jacob Udewitz pitched a complete game shutout to lead the Lions. Comment

Monday, May 20, 2013

It’s Only My Opinion

Yes, Stan knows all about denial

Mommies and daddies can learn a lot from our columnist — or so he thinks. Comments (1)
Santo Duran was a singles hitter who batted eighth in a loaded Grand Street Campus baseball lineup last season as a junior. That fact, along with him being a singles hitter, was good enough then, but wasn’t going to be enough this year if the Wolves were to repeat as Public School Athletic League Class A champs. Comment

Dinner and dancing New York Methodist gala

Staff at New York Methodist Hospital were treated to cocktails, food, and a raffle at the medical center’s bash, held at the Brooklyn Museum. Comment
High School Sports

Meola homers twice to power Xaverian past Molloy for division crown

Nick Meola’s future with Xaverian’s top team was in jeopardy after a hitless fall season had Clippers coach Frank Del George considering leaving the sophomore on the junior varsity. Comment

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Gerritsen Beach

Suspect arrested in grisly Gerritsen Beach murder

Cops have arrested a man from Maine for the murder of a 14-year-old girl in Flatbush, whose burnt and buried body was found on Brooklyn’s southern coast in Gerritsen Beach over four-months ago. Comment

Saturday, May 18, 2013


Lopez resigns, will still seek council seat

Embattled Williamsburg and Bushwick Assemblyman Vito Lopez has resigned from the Assembly, but he still plans on running for the City Council later this year. Comments (3)

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