Tuesday, June 11, 2013


Chimeras gone wild

‘Scientist’ mixes man with animals in illustrated novel. Comment

Monday, June 10, 2013


Southern wrap: Eatery serves grits rolled into one great dish

Sweet-sounding restaurant Ted & Honey on Clinton Street serves up one of the best savory breakfasts in Brooklyn. Comment
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Sunday, June 9, 2013

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‘Sound Off to the Editor’ — the best letters page in town

Our readers are on-point, once again, offering their opinions on a pepper-spray incident in a local school, Anthony Weiner’s mayoral aspirations, the new teacher evaluation system, One World Trade Center, and more. Read on for other gems on “Sound Off to the Editor.” Comment

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Big Screecher

Carmine eats his way through Bob’s Discount Furniture!

Yep, the ol’Screecher knows where to find free food wherever it is. Comment

Monsters ink, paint


Monsters ink, paint

Gallery celebrates 10 years of ghoulish art. Comment

Friday, June 7, 2013

Manhattan Beach

Weiner honored in Manhattan Beach

Manhattan Beach

Weiner honored in Manhattan Beach

Anthony Weiner was honored for the first time since he sent photos of his private parts over the internet, then lied about it, then apologized for it, then quit Congress, then ran for mayor. Comments (4)

The stages of hell

It’s hell-month in Williamsburg. Comment
Marine Park

Game of Kings in Marine Park

Marine Park

Game of Kings in Marine Park

The Elizabeth Leary Public School hosted its first in-school chess tournament on May 31, and teachers say the kids from grades second through seventh displayed a focus and dignity uncharacteristic of their age. Comments (1)
Governors Island’s tallest building will be imploded on June 9, but the demolition should not affect the island or the surrounding areas. Comment

Midwood Idol


Midwood Idol

Students at the Anne Sullivan Public School wowed parents, peers, and teachers at the annual talent show on May 30. Comment
A Britisher’s View

Hate mail isn’t always what it’s cut out to be

Mayor Bloomberg and President Obama are in fine company when it comes to being the target of loons, according to our columnist, who reminisces about this newspaper’s brush with “poisonous” hate mail. Comment

Thursday, June 6, 2013


Revered meat joint will finally open after a year of starts and fits

Renowned barbecue restaurant Dinosaur Bar-B-Que will soon open in Gowanus, finally satisfying the mouth-watering longing of Brooklyn meat fans. Comment
Congress has allocated $30 million to restore the depleted beaches of Seagate — even though the private community’s new shoreline will remain shut off to the general public. Comment
Bowlers struggled to keep their spirits out of the gutter at Maple Lanes’ last night on June 2. Comments (7)

Flying high with Pan


Flying high with Pan

A new adaptation of the tale about a boy who never grows up is grown-up in unexpected ways. Comment
Dyker Heights

Dyker kids race against cancer

These kids are running for lives. Comment

Boyfriend charged with Midwood murder after failed suicide leap

Cops arrested a suspect in the murder of a Midwood woman, finding him in a Brooklyn psychiatric facility after a failed suicidal leap before a subway train and a note linking him to the crime. Comments (2)
A motorcyclist walked away with minor injuries from a Belt Parkway accident, although the same couldn’t be said about his bike, which erupted in smoke and flames. Comment
Checkin’ in with

Testaverde seeks to tackle taxes, water bills

Anthony Testaverde, a long-time Marine Park resident, last week revealed himself as a Republican contender in city council race. Comments (2)
Joe Knows

Upstart New Utrecht provides memorable playoff upsets

The New Utrecht baseball team’s short playoff run should always be remembered. The Utes won just two post season games, but they were historic ones. Comment

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

The city has unveiled a plan to transform the landmark Childs Restaurant and an adjoining lot on the Coney Island Boardwalk into an amphitheater and public park. Comments (4)

Guns N’ Roses to play Brooklyn Bowl

They say the show will go on Thursday night at 11 pm, but you know how Axl is. Tickets are $150. Comment
Mill Basin

Relay for Life finds new home in Mill Basin

The battle against cancer has a new base in Mill Basin. Comments (3)
Sheepshead Bay

Emmons Ave. 10-year-long face lift nears completion

The Parks Department last week kicked off the third and final phase of the Emmons Beautification Project by planting a row of trees along the watery end of the avenue. Comment
Not for Nuthin’

Game, set, match for ‘Game of Thrones’

This week, our television afficionado gives you the lowdown on HBO’s “Game of Throwns.” Comment
Students at Marine Park Junior High School took two of the top three trophies for their informative projects. Comments (1)
High School Sports

Medgar Evers, Jefferson claim city outdoor track titles

Medgar Evers senior Kadecia Baird finished her last league meet with a first. Comment
High School Sports

Fordham Prep ends Xaverian baseball’s playoff run

Xaverian let a three-run lead, and its season, slip away against Fordham Prep. Comment

Thousands brave heat for Fifth Avenue Spring Festival

The mercury neared 90 degrees at the Fifth Avenue Spring Festival, but that didn’t stop thousands from coming out. Comment

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

A group of bookworms who fear the city will cut funding to the Brooklyn Public Library next year will hold a “read-in” at the Central Branch this weekend to get the word out that it takes green to keep free books flowing. Comment
If you’ve ever wanted to ride a bicycle built for two, or eight, for that matter, then head on out to some Brooklyn parks along Jamaica Bay later this month. Comment
The Grand Street Wolves baseball team played what may have been its worst game of the season Saturday, when it needed most to be at its best. Comment
High School Sports

Telecom thumps Wagner to reach first city title game

The Yellow Jackets’ offense clicked at just the right moment, powering the team to its first city title game. Comment

Monday, June 3, 2013

Bay Ridge

Church statues defaced

The graffiti vandal who was caught on camera painting a large letter “X” on two statues outside St. Anselm’s Church and now has a price on his head. Comment
Coney Island

Mermaid Parade grows legs

Fans have thrown a lifeline to this floundering mermaid. Comment
It’s Only My Opinion

You’ve got comments, and Stan has answers

Regular readers of this column know that I close every episode with my e-mail address, inviting readers to submit to me their thoughts. And many of you do. Comments (1)

Mixed martial arts promoter Aaron Banks dead at 85

Martial arts great grandmaster Aaron Banks brought combat sports into the entertainment arena, and continued to promote events in Brooklyn just before his death last month. Comments (1)

Saturday, June 1, 2013

High School Sports

Fort Hamilton returns to flag football title game

Fort Hamilton Tigers beat Lehman Lions 55-51 to go to the girl’s flag football title game Comment
The Brooklyn Children’s Museum hosted a gala, themed “Ignite the Imagination,” on Wednesday night. Comment

Friday, May 31, 2013

Coney Island

Assemblyman to pull back controversial beach bill

Steven Cymbrowitz says he will not go ahead with his contoversial plan to give the city complete control of its public beaches — something it now shares with the state. Comments (3)
Manhattan Beach

Albanese: Thompson flip-flopped on Muslim monitoring

Tempers flared when former Bay Ridge Councilman Sal Albanese accused former Comptroller Bill Thompson of flip-flopping on the NYPD’s policy of planting informants in mosques. Comment

Eye spy! Police cameras coming to Southern Brooklyn

The NYPD plans to install 11 of its lamppost-mounted surveillance cameras in Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst, and Coney Island over the next three years — to the applause of some and the confusion of others. Comments (5)
Sheepshead Bay

Treybich drops out of Council race

And then there were four. Michael Treybich has dropped out of the race to replace Michael Nelson as councilman in the 48th District. Comments (1)
Fontbonne Hall Academy’s historic softball season came to an end when a screaming line drive in the Catholic league’s state championship game smacked pitching ace Nicolette Trapani in her throwing hand. Comment

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