Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Park Slope

Not all Glamor: Former women’s magazine editor pens dishy novel

Move over, “The Devil Wears Prada.” Comment

Tuesday, March 18, 2014


The dictator rises again: Dumbo publisher resurrects weighty Latin American lit

“Reasons of State,” Alejo Carpentier’s massive novel of Latin American politics, brings us first-person close to the life and times of a brutal dictator in the early 1900s. Comment

Monday, March 17, 2014


Where to wet the shamrock: St. Patrick’s Day events around Brooklyn


Where to wet the shamrock: St. Patrick’s Day events around Brooklyn

Go green this March 17 — Kelly green, that is! Comment
Many artists are obsessive, but these ones have turned obsession into an art-form. Comment
You have seen the famous photos — now see photos of where they were developed. Comment

Sunday, March 16, 2014

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

Sound Off to the Editor

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

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Big Screecher

Carmine salutes Anne Marie Lettieri-Baker!

This week’s Carmine award goes to… oh, yeah. I just told you. Ann Marie Lettieri-Baker! Comment

Friday, March 14, 2014


Where to GO this week!

“King Lear,” bingo, Park Slope’s Saint Patrick’s Day parade, and more things to do in Brooklyn this weekend and beyond. Comment
Alan Maisel stopped by the Mill Basin library branch to make kids’ reading time extra special for “Read Across America Day.” Comment
Bay Ridge Nights

Have a solemn and somber St. Patrick’s in Bay Ridge

The Feast of Saint Patrick is upon us, and every fellow knows what that means — refusing to indulge in crude ethnic stereotyping and instead upholding the noble history and proud traditions of the Irish people with extraordinary displays of sobriety, pacifism, and public decorum. Comment
Brighton Beach

Russian beauty queen reigns in Brighton Beach

Max Jeager: You were born in the U.S. but speak fluent Russian. How has that affected your ability to connect with Russian culture? Comments (3)
Park Slope

Batman returns: Forgotten film about Brooklyn’s ‘Super Cops’ to screen in P’Slope

“The Super Cops” captures 1970s Bedford-Stuyvesant in all its gritty glory. Comment

Ugly duckling finds beauty and love in PS 207’s ‘Honk! Jr.’

Students of PS 207’s Drama Club took to the stage to put on their version of the musical “Honk! Jr.” last week. Comment
A Britisher’s View

Brooklyn won’t be the same without Ed Eisenberg

Late Manhattan Beach activist Ed Eisenberg was one-of-a-kind, and you can bet your bottom dollar that he is already making his mark in assorted civic groups in the sky, writes our columnist. Comment

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Kings Plaza Mall is working to repair its image in the wake of recent disturbances, but some locals say the push is coming too late to undo the damage. Comments (1)
Manhattan Beach

Councilman to city: greenlight our stoplight!

A freshman lawmaker is renewing a push to install traffic signals at a confusing Manhattan Beach intersection — despite the city’s insistence the crossing does not need stoplights. Comments (2)
We took the grand tour of the borough’s new highest high-rise. Comment
Will’s Watch

Dem beef could force primary

Call it Colton’s revenge! Comments (5)
Clinton Hill

Play-to: Hit the books before seeing “Hoi Polloi’s Republic”

Clinton Hill

Play-to: Hit the books before seeing “Hoi Polloi’s Republic”

This Clinton Hill production has done an admirable job of adapting a 2,400-year-old, 300-page philosophical text to the stage. But it is not for Plato first-timers. Comment

Cue the laugh track: Kensington author pens book on sitcoms

This guy knows his “Girls” from his “Golden Girls.” Comment
Joe Knows

Coach Morton can’t dodge blame for Lincoln loss

Dwayne “Tiny” Morton appears to have coached his last game at Abraham Lincoln, but he isn’t leaving like the champion he has been throughout his career. Morton never got control of the overconfidence that grew around his overwhelmingly talented roster that include the city’s best player in Isaiah Whitehead. Comment

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

“Fashion Week Brooklyn” is going to the dogs! Comment
Why should kids have all the Purim party fun? Comment
These high school kids are robot-makers in disguise. Comment
Not for Nuthin’

Jo says to kick those braty kids’ butts

This week, our columnist says its about time todays youngsters get a good dose of comeuppance. Comment
The multi-school Sing! competition returned for the first time in decades, pitting Edward R. Murrow, James Madison, and Marine Park high schools against each other to raise money for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. Comments (2)
Coney Island’s movers and shakers came out in droves for the Alliance for Coney Island’s second annual winter gala on March 6. Comment
Mean Streets

Downtown cops vow to give double-parkers the full-court press

Officers are gearing up for a crackdown on Jay Street, Court Street, and Flatbush Avenue. Comment
High School Sports

Bishop Ford’s unexpected playoff runs ends in Class A final loss

Resilience powered Bishop Ford’s run to the championship game, but the Falcons couldn’t get back up from a blistering shooting performance from Xavier. Comment

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Coney Island EXCLUSIVE

Luna Park planning waterpark for Coney Island

The people behind Luna Park are looking to make an even bigger splash in Coney Island. Comments (7)
Thunder will roll once more in the People’s Playground! Comments (1)
Students from PS 326 in Flatlands presented the district’s superintendent with a dance show and hand-painted pictures to decorate her office. Comment

‘Let them seat cake!’: Artist


‘Let them seat cake!’: Artist

A performance artist hosted a so-called “Cake Sit” at a Gowanus art gallery. Comments (1)
High School Sports

Cardozo hands Jefferson third-straight title-game loss

It wiped out top-seeded Abraham Lincoln in the semifinals, but the Orange Wave finally broke last Saturday in the title game. Comment
High School Sports

Bishop Loughlin’s city title hopes again ended by Christ the King

There weren’t many words shared, but plenty of tears shed in the locker room between Bishop Loughlin coach Ed Gonzalez and his senior stars Khadeen Carrington and Mike Williams. Comment
High School Sports

Nazareth ends season one win shy of trip to Albany

Last weekend was a rollercoaster for Nazareth senior Bianca Cuevas and her teammates. Comment
High School Sports

South Shore falls short again in city title game

High School Sports

South Shore falls short again in city title game

Turnovers, missed free throws, and costly calls from the referees all contributed in the top-seeded Vikings’ 65–58 loss to No. 3 Francis Lewis in the Public School Athletic League Class AA girls’ basketball title game on Saturday afternoon at the Barclays Center. Comment

Monday, March 10, 2014

The Brooklyn Public Library wants to close the book on its $20,000-a-month lease on its McKinley Park branch — by having the city seize the building through eminent domain. Comment
Gerritsen Beach

House passes bill to limit flood insurance hikes

A long-delayed bill offering a break on flood insurance premiums finally passed the House on March 4, as thousands of property owners braced for massive rate hikes triggered by new, post-Sandy federal flood-zone maps. Comment
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan’s angrier than Carmine!

This week, our columnist lists his gripes — just like another columnist we love. Comments (1)
High School Sports

Young Lions end season with inconsistent performance in Catholic state quarterfinals

Bishop Loughlin’s girls’ basketball team suffered a stunning, season-ending loss last Wednesday night. Comment

Saturday, March 8, 2014


New life starts at 50 for Cuevas, Nazareth in Catholic semifinals

Nazareth’s Bianca Cuevas told her teammates and her coach exactly how the fourth quarter was going to go. In the midst of the best game of her career, the McDonald’s All-American guard instructed them to not run any more plays and just let her send them to the Catholic Class AA girls’ basketball state final. Comments (1)
High School Sports

Williams’s big fourth quarter powers Loughlin back to city title game

Rutgers-bound guard Mike Williams scored 18 of his game-high 30 points in the fourth quarter of an 89–77 victory over St. Peter’s in the Catholic Class AA intersectional boys’ basketball semifinal at Fordham University on Thursday. Comment

Friday, March 7, 2014


Ukraine pain! Brooklynites from war-torn nation blast Russia

The conflict wrenching apart Ukraine is opening schisms among the nation’s emigres in Brooklyn — but they seem to agree on one point: Russia needs to stay out. Comment
High School Sports

Jefferson stuns top-seeded Lincoln in semifinals

High School Sports

Jefferson stuns top-seeded Lincoln in semifinals

Jefferson Coach Lawrence “Bud” Pollard and his players may have been the only people in New York City who believed they could beat top-seeded Abraham Lincoln, which had to them three times this season already. Comment
High School Sports

Nazareth returns to form in state-quarterfinal rout of Moore Catholic

Nazareth returned to its old form on Wednesday — and gave a peek into its future in the process. Comment

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