Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The New Cookers is steeped in the ghosts of jazz past. Comment

Cooking the book: Chef-turned-author writes novel on life in the kitchen

The pen is mightier than the carving knife. Comment

Monday, March 24, 2014


Mom and popping: Over-50s hip-hop group busts a move in Willamsburg

Forget the Jitterbug and the Charleston — these golden gals are popping and locking like pros. Comment

One-man show blends slapstick with social media

A new show at City Tech allows audience members to interact with a clown on a mission to find love via social media. Comment

Sunday, March 23, 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
Sunday Read

Pill-er of the community — Coney pharmacist and activist Frank Giordano retires

The corner pharmacy — that all-but forgotten place filled with mortars and pestles, pills, powders, potions, ice cream on a hot summer’s day, and the friendly shopkeeper with an apron on behind the counter — was Frank Giordano’s world for 50 years. Comment

Advocates: Jay Street would be safer with protected bike path

The city should install a barricaded bike lane along bustling Jay Street to curb collisions, claim activists. Comment

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Big Screecher

Carmine forgot to mention Rosalie Bacarella!

This week, the Screecher belatedly honors one of the best principal’s he’s ever met! Comments (4)

What to read this week

Neighborhood booksellers give their recommendations. Comment

Friday, March 21, 2014


Making a job out of the munchies

This Bushwick resident parlayed wacky cook-offs in his kitchen into a nightlife empire. Comment
Bay Ridge Nights

Bay Ridge goes on parade

Celebrate one last weekend of Saint Patrick’s Day fun in the Ridge Comment
Marine Park

Chili factor: Aviator’s chili fest has ostrich on the menu

Something spicy is cooking at Floyd Bennett Field. Comment
A Britisher’s View

Message to Vladimir Putin: Nyet to a return of the Soviet Union

Russian President Vladimir Putin longs for a return to the Soviet heyday, but the dead exmpire’s former states are hotbeds of calamity, writes our columnist. Comment

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Bergen Beach

Life in the loud lane: Neighbors sound off on new parkway noise

Some Bergen Beach residents say they may sue the city because traffic noise from the Belt Parkway has become unbearable since a bridge reconstruction project last year decimated the sound-blocking trees and brought the parkway closer to their homes. Comment
The Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club is adding another grandma-inspired activity to its roster. Comment

Guns for cash: Trio wanted in Canarsie robbery spree

Police are asking for the public’s help in finding three men suspected of eight armed commercial robberies since October 2013. Half of the incidents went down in Canarsie, reports show. Comment

Privates eyed! Speed flasher terrifies minors in Bensonhurst

Cops are on the lookout for a goon who they say managed to expose himself to three different underage girls within a three-block radius in Bensonhurst inside of 15 minutes. Comments (1)
Standing O

Standing O salutes 9-11 heroes

Plaque honors EMS workers who perished as a result of 9/11. Comment

Forever young: Bands play tribute to ’80s-era Bob Dylan

The times, they are a-repeating. Comment
Will’s Watch

Republicans rush to take on broke Krasny

The race to take on penniless Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny (D–Seagate) is quickly becoming a Republican pile-up. Comments (2)
Joe Knows

Brooklyn stars snubbed in Miss Basketball selection

The process for picking Miss Basketball in New York needs to change because neither of the top two players in the state won this year. And one of them wasn’t even put in the running. Comment

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Sheepshead Bay

Fatal accident in Sheepshead Bay

An elderly woman is dead after a sport utility vehicle struck her on the sidewalk while attempting to parallel park near a school in Sheepshead Bay Tuesday. Comments (4)
Not for Nuthin’

For Jo, happy places begin and end with Nutella

This week, our columnist deals with hot flashes in the best way she knows how. Comment
Fort Greene

Child’s play: Teen actors go pro in Fort Greene production

These kids are alright. Comment
High School Sports

Rejuvenated Benjamin leads Lions to crown

Getting back on the court in his sophomore year turned out to be a win-lose proposition for Christopher Benjamin. Comment

Saucy squabble: Is it ‘sauce’ or ‘gravy’?

What’s in a name? Would not a sauce by any other name taste as tangy? Comment

Brownsville-native Brown leads Manhattan College into NCAA tournament

Former Transit Tech star Rhamel Brown had to be patient to get to this moment — and he savored it. Comment

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Bay Ridge

Tapped out! Police bugs help bust Ridge drug dealers

Turns out drugs really can get you wired! Comment
Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge Jewish Center puts on its Purim colors

It was pure fun at the Purim celebration at the Bay Ridge Jewish Center. Comment

Soul man: Fort Greene author Nelson George on ‘Soul Train’ and gentrification

Nelson George, one of the preeminent critics of African-American pop culture, discusses his new book, and Spike Lee’s comments about Fort Greene. Comment
High School Sports

Bedford rally undone by late tip in title game

It was an astounding comeback, but it still wasn’t enough to put Bedford Academy over the top when the buzzer sounded. Comment
High School Sports

Brooklyn Law and Tech falls in PSAL Class A semifinals

Jump shots are always important in basketball, but they were paramount for Brooklyn Law and Tech last Wednesday. Comment
Brooklyn College Academy’s fast-rising girls’ basketball team will have to wait another year for a championship. Comment

Monday, March 17, 2014

Sheepshead Bay

Stay saucy, Brooklyn!

Sheepshead Bay

Stay saucy, Brooklyn!

Some people may say that the borough’s manufacturing base is withering, but one Brooklyn small business in looking to expand production. Comment

Plum-lord! City to cite Whole Foods 2nd time for ‘neglecting’ old building

The city says the Gowanus green grocer nicknamed “Whole Paycheck” needs to pay the piper for failing to fix up the historic Coignet building next door. Comment
Sheepshead Bay

Brighton and Bay kids put on rockin’ science fairs

Sheepshead Bay

Brighton and Bay kids put on rockin’ science fairs

Elementary students at two schools in Brighton Beach and Sheepshead Bay wowed peers, parents, and teachers last week with mind-blowing displays of scientific skill. Comment
A emotionally disturbed senior citizen dove in front of an R Train in Bay Ridge on Friday — but miraculously emerged alive from underneath. Comment
Brooklyn chess whizzes and novices are about to get some lessons in strategy from one of the world’s most well-known players. Comment
Mill Basin

Senate passes flood-insurance relief

A long-delayed House bill that would lower the cost of federal flood insurance passed Senate muster with a flood of support on March 13. Comment
It’s Only My Opinion

Here’s Stan’s reasons for leaving New York

This week, our columnist breaks down why many are waving goodbye to the Empire State. Comments (3)

Friday, March 14, 2014

Marine Park

Marine Park woman allegedly beaten by son dies in hospital

Police say a woman beaten with a cane by her son has died. Comment

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