Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013

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Check out the best soapbox in town, where readers vent, fume, and enlighten on the topics of the day. Comments (1)

Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013

Big Screecher

What the what? Carmine can’t remember nobody’s name!

Carmine had a blast at this party, but he just wishes he knew people there. Comment

Friday, Nov. 15, 2013


The President-Elect On Line One

State Sen. Eric Adams (D–Flatbush) won the election to replace beloved Borough President Markowitz with more than 90 percent of the vote. We sat with the president-elect to talk about Marty’s broad-if-not-long shadow, and find out some of his plans for the office in the first of a monthly check-in with Adams: “The President on line one.” Comment
Sheepshead Bay

Amatuer auteur seeks crowdfunding to finish film

Here’s the elevator pitch. Comment
Mill Basin

Welcome home

A local panel approved a plan to move four disabled men into a Mill Basin supervised group home. Comment
A Britisher’s View

Mr. Brooklyn was our ambassador, and simply the beeping best

Borough President Markowitz’s successor has tall shoes to fill, writes our columnist, as she recalls the sweet — and not-so-sweet — memories of Mr. Brooklyn. Comment

Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013

Mr. and Mrs. Claus rode into the borough on Saturday to join the Bikers of Brooklyn’s annual toy drive for kids in need. Comments (1)

It’s panda-monium at the Prospect Park Zoo!


It’s panda-monium at the Prospect Park Zoo!

The zoo just introduced its newest residents — twin red panda cubs — and we will be gosh-darned if they are not just the cutest things we have seen all year. Since the basset hound meet-up, anway. Comment
Bay Ridge

Too many buses! CB10 says 4th Ave. depot unsafe

Talk about a bus-y intersection. Comment

Teen driver critically injures man crossing Ocean Parkway

A 17-year-old driver critically injured a man when she ran him down with her car on Ocean Parkway — Brooklyn’s so called “Avenue of Death” — late in the night of Nov. 12. Comments (1)
Clinton Hill

Brooklyn bishop still an ‘active voter’ 22 years after death

Brooklyn’s late bishop has found eternal life — on the New York state voter rolls. Comment
Standing O

Standing O salutes new Commanding Officer Bill Taylor

The 62nd Police Precinct welcomed it’s new Commanding Officer Bill Taylor and Standing O is shouting it out to the community. Comment
It didn’t take long for the Brooklyn College women’s soccer team to make history. Comment
Joe Knows

Midwood volleyball due for city title

The time is right for the Midwood girl’s volleyball team to break through to the Public School Athletic League Class A final. Comment
Park Slope

Ferris Bueller grows up for one night

You cannot make Molly Ringwald or Macaulay Culkin young again, but a group of comedians is doing the next best thing — acting out their 40s. Comment

Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013

Not for Nuthin’

What happened to reflecting on Veterans Day?

This week, our columnist wonders if the world has gotten too commercial. Comment

How’s that for gratuity!

A Borough Park lawmaker wants to strike a blow against gratuitous gratuities. Comments (1)
Harbor Watch

Woman in charge! Female captain assumes command of Brooklyn Army recruiting

Brooklyn’s only military base celebrated the change of command with a traditional ceremony on Nov. 7 — putting the battalion in the hands of an all-female leadership team for the first time in more than five years. Comment
Carvel Crossman has been the best scorer on the Grand Street boy’s soccer team all season, so it was no shock that his goal gave the team its first city title. The only surprise was that he didn’t score earlier. Comment

Daddy’s little secret: Leg warmers!

Nothing says “I care” more than a handmade gift, even if the hands that made it belong to somebody else. Comment

Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013

An indie rock musician shot and killed nearly all of the members of a Williamsburg dance-punk band from Iran before turning the gun on himself at the band’s practice space and apartment early on Monday morning, cops said. Comment
The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension

‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at new Shakespeare theater is a diamond, but a rough one

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension

‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at new Shakespeare theater is a diamond, but a rough one

The Bard gets his groove back thanks to the inclusion of often overlooked song-and-dance numbers, but other aspects of the performance come up short. Comment

Nurse the saison at Dirk the Norseman

Beer importer Ed Raven is putting the final touches on a new Greenpoint brewpub and restaurant, which he has dubbed Dirk the Norseman after Greenpoint’s first colonial landowner, to highlight the brews he brings ashore to North Brooklyn. Comment
High School Sports

Wild second quarter costs Fort Hamilton playoff win

Fort Hamilton saw things unravel fast in the opening round of the Public School Athletic League City conference playoffs. Comment

Optimistic St. Francis College sees potential conference win

Coach Glenn Braica believes his St. Francis College men’s basketball team, led by star forward Jalen Cannon, could defy expectations and go all the way this year. Comments (1)

Monday, Nov. 11, 2013


Brooklyn celebrated Veterans Day ahead of schedule this year

Veterans Day didn’t begin until after the weekend, but Brooklyn couldn’t wait for Monday to honor it’s beloved veterans, as servicemen and school kids gathered under the Star-Spangled Banner to hear tales of bravery and sacrifice, and reflect on the price of American freedom. Comments (1)
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan celebrates the big 75 — on his 95th Cruise

Happy Birthday to Stan. After reading this column, you’ll know what to send him — on a cruise! Comments (3)
A Bay Ridge Arabic group celebrated its 12th anniversary last Thursday with a bash honoring neighborhood leaders and a prominent civil-rights attorney. Comment
Bay Ridge Courier

Say ‘cheese’: There’s an app for that

An whiz kid at New York University Poly has just released a new photo app for the iPhone that could end the scourge of closed eyes and sour-puss snapshots once and for all. Comment

Friday, Nov. 8, 2013

Sheepshead Bay

Checkin’ in with Chaim Deutsch

We sat down with the councilman-elect, who shared his thoughts on the campaign, and how he’ll prepare himself to take office on Jan. 1. Comments (2)
Talk about getting carded! Comment
Park Slope

The tall and the short of it: Bill DeBlasio vs. Abe Beame

Big Bill DeBlasio is the first mayor to call Brooklyn home since tiny Abe Beame sat in City Hall for one term from 1973 to 1977. The most noticeable difference between the two is clearly height, but how do the two stack up otherwise? Find out in this week’s breakdown. Comment

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