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Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013

Williamsburg

Blaze of glory: Meet Brooklyn’s new musical superhero

Call him the Light Knight. Comment

Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013

Williamsburg

Hole lotta love: Sweet exhibition celebrates New York’s deep-fried delicacies

You can bet dollars to donuts that this exhibition will make your stomach rumble. Comment

Monday, Dec. 16, 2013

High School Sports

Abraham Lincoln squeaks past Tottenville for city football crown

Abraham Lincoln’s Malik Andrews watched in disbelief as the snap on Tottenville’s punt sailed high into the end zone before being kicked out of bounds by the punter for a safety. Comment
Will’s Watch

A tale of sugar plums and sour grapes

Leading borough Republicans allege that the widening split in Brooklyn’s GOP started with a spat over the scheduling of a Christmas celebration in 2010. Comments (13)
Park Slope

A show that makes fun of wrestling, by the people who love it most

Can you smell what Union Hall is cooking? Comment

Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013

The Newsstand

Courier Life’s Brooklyn papers are now online!

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

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Letters

Sound Off to the Editor

Catch up on what your neighbors are thinking on the best soapbox in town. Comment

Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013

Big Screecher

Carmine refuses to pay for his free PBS

This week, the Screecher wants to remind you to donate to good causes — even though he can’t because he needs his money for the snacks he eats while watching channel 13. Comment
Nightlife

Where to GO this week!

Got plans for this coming week? No? Don’t worry, we have got you covered. Comment

Friday, Dec. 13, 2013

Coney Island

No need to feel down! Coney Island YMCA gets itself off the ground

They played through the pain, and now it’s time to feel the burn. Comment
Park Slope

Theat-arrr! Pirate-inspired performers promise free holiday play

The only thing these pirates are plundering is ticket prices. Comment
Williamsburg

Brooklyn ghostwriter pens Kim Jong Il’s ‘autobiography’

Meet the man trying to resurrect Kim Jong Il. Comment
Bay Ridge Nights

It’s Christmas time at Bay Ridge’s favorite watering holes

Welcome back to “Bay Ridge Nights” — your guide to southern Brooklyn’s nightlife destination. Comment
A Britisher’s View

Nelson Mandela was ‘no angel’

The late anti-apartheid revolutionary gained adulation that was akin to Jesus Christ, but he was also a man who refused to renounce violence, and lived to see South Africans mourn the loss of segregationism, writes our columnist. Comments (4)

Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013

BoroBeat

Let there be light — lots of it

Frank Seddio flipped the switch on his annual Christmas light display on Dec. 8, giving life to a $350,000 collection of lights and animatronics that hasn’t stopped growing. See our slideshow for the festive fun. Comment
Park Slope

Say goodnight, Gracie! DeBlasio to move clan to Manhattan

He’s movin’ on up … to the East Side! Comment
BoroBeat

Playtime in Canarsie!

Canarsie Park is now officially home to a brand-new, $3-million playground, which was unveiled last week to the delight of parents and kids alike. Comment
DUMBO

A cracking show: ‘The Nutcracker’ gets a modern makeover

Vertical Aerial Arts’ “The Nutcracker Circus Suite” takes the classic seasonal ballet, and adds breakdancing mice, burlesque performers, aerial acts, and trip-hop. Comment
BoroBeat

Big hearts in Dyker Heights! Party benefits Ridge boy

The Dyker Beach Golf Course catering hall hosted holiday meals and deals on Dec. 8 — with proceeds going to help a Bay Ridge boy. Comment
Joe Knows

Nets’ disastrous start not a complete surprise

The Brooklyn Nets’ “blueprint for greatness” is looking more like a diagram for disaster. Comment
Bay Ridge Courier

Acting sketchy: Downtown sketch comedy show skewers the ’90s

This sketch comedy group may sound sweet — but do not let the name fool you. Comment

Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013

Borough-wide

Revitalized Malignaggi bests Judah for Brooklyn bragging rights

It may not have been the biggest fight of Paulie Malignaggi’s career, but it was certainly one of his most impressive wins. Comment
Not for Nuthin’

Jo’s sweet smell of success

This week, our national affairs columnist reveals what she’s got cooking in the oven. Comments (4)
BoroBeat

Home for Christmas! Kids count on base for holiday fun

Brooklyn’s only military base trimmed up the tree and threw a holiday bash for its service members and their kids on Dec. 6. Comment
Crime

Blotter blackout! Why you are getting almost no neighborhood crime news this week

Readers looking for neighborhood crime news are out in the cold this week thanks to a citywide move to shut community reporters out of police station houses where they have been logging crime reports for decades. Comment
BoroBeat

Kids celebrate Dutch Christmas

Kids visiting the Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum on Dec. 7 met Sinterklaas — the Dutch Santa Claus — and learned some Dutch holiday songs. Comment
Fort Greene

Celebrated Brooklyn film finally gets borough premiere

A hit on the underground film fest circuit, Brooklyn-based dramedy “See You Next Tuesday” finally gets a local screening. Comment
High School Sports

South Shore regroups after season opening loss

The South Shore girls’ basketball team may have lost its season opener, but its goal remains to capture the city crown that slipped from its grasp in the title game last year against 15-time defending champion Murry Bergtraum. Comment
Borough-wide

Long Island University women’s volleyball season ends in NCAA tournament

The Long Island University women’s volleyball team’s season came to an end in the opening round of the NCAA tournament despite a valiant effort against one of the nation’s top programs. Comment
Gowanus

Whole Foods is coming

The long-awaited, sometimes-controversial Gowanus Whole Foods is finally opening on Dec. 17. Comments (1)
Gowanus

Whole lotta history

The road to the first Brooklyn Whole Foods has been long, contentious, and smelly. Hop into our way-back machine and relive the eight-year saga leading up to the grand opening of the gourmet grocer’s White-House-sized store on Dec. 17. Comments (1)

Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013

Bay Ridge Courier

Brooklyn remembers Mandela

Mandela admirers, including some activists who knew him, gathered at Boerum Hill’s House of the Lord Church on Sunday to pay tribute to the beloved leader of South Africa’s anti-apartheid struggle. Comment
Brighton Beach

Super-green building powered by sun, wind

Brighton Beach will soon be home to one of the only buildings in Brooklyn where the electric meters run backwards. Comment
Borough-wide

Greenway to protect Industry City from next Sandy

The group pushing the borough’s planned greenway is giving “boosterism” new meaning. Comment
Fitness

Run-deers! Kids spring through Prospect Park in Reindeer Run

These kids had a bell of a time jingling through Brooklyn’s backyard. Comment
High School Sports

Nazareth’s slow start leads to loss in season opener

The Nazareth girls’ basketball team just couldn’t overcome a double-digit, first-quarter deficit. Comment

Monday, Dec. 9, 2013

Canarsie

Pier destruction: Old Abbracciamento’s building gone for good

The dream of reopening a restaurant at Canarsie Pier have been bulldozed. Comments (3)
Borough-wide

Shining Sunset! Christmas comes to Fifth Avenue

All the Christmas lights go on at Sunset! Comment
BoroBeat

O Christmas tree! Shore Road Park greets the season

The Shore Road Park’s gazebo was a-glow with Yuletide goodwill on Dec. 5 at the annual tree lighting. Comment
Dyker Heights

Saliva links Dyker man to Borough Park molestation

A Dyker Heights man is looking at a 32-year prison term after police linked his saliva to a 2007 molestation case. Comment
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan on Social Security, technology, and the beauty of Fox News

This week, Stan peppers his column with lots of interesting stuff. Click away! Comments (9)

Friday, Dec. 6, 2013

Red Hook

DeBlasio gives Giuliani’s top cop a second shot

William Bratton will be take the reigns as the city’s top lawman once again, Mayor-elect Bill DeBlasio announced Thursday at the Red Hook Justice Community Center. Comments (1)
Transit

New bus service lowers commute times, raises commuter hackles

The new bus service that the MTA promised would speed up commutes along Nostrand Avenue knocked 25 minutes off a trip down the route versus the local bus — and the service isn’t even fully operational yet. Comments (1)

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