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Thursday, April 24, 2014

It’s Only My Opinion

‘Whither freedom,’ Stan asks his readers

This week, our columnist questions just how free we really are. Comment

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Gowanus

Show and smell: Freaky corpse contest brings stuffed animals and skeletons to Gowanus

You don’t have to take a dip in the Gowanus Canal to see some freaky mutant creatures on April 6. Comment
Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge go bragh! Neighborhood parade turns 21 with bells and tin whistles

The streets ran green in Bay Ridge on March 23 for the 21st-annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade. Comment
Manhattan Beach

Back in tune: Rockapella plays Manhattan Beach amidst a capella revival

The former “Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?” house band brings Motown classics to Kingsborough College. Comment

Monday, March 31, 2014

Prospect Heights

The ‘Brooklyn bonfire’ is back!

The silent film that helped coin the term “it girl” is playing at the Central Library — just blocks away from where its star Clara Bow grew up. Comment
Williamsburg

Bust a move and a gut: ‘Comedy in Dance’ fest features grooving grannies

Did you hear the one about the dancers who wanted to make their audience laugh? Comment

Sunday, March 30, 2014

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
Letters

Sound Off to the Editor

Catch up on what your neighbors are thinking on the best soapbox in town. Comments (1)

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Big Screecher

The Carmine Awards were a hugh success!

This week, the Screecher is all excited about the awards he named for himself! Comment

Friday, March 28, 2014

Park Slope

Pot-er Familias: P’Slope journalist writes book about his dope-smuggling dad

Take your kid to work day? Fuhgeddaboudit! Comment
Bay Ridge Nights

Bay Ridge springs into action

Spring is finally here, and the nights are heating up in Bay Ridge. Comment
A Britisher’s View

Bill’s blahs after three months on the job

Hizzoner’s job-approval rating is dismal and ideology has claimed his common sense, writes our columnist. Comment

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Mill Basin

Back off! CB18 says Build It Back office is more trouble than it’s worth

Neighborhood leaders say the Mill Basin office of a city-run disaster-relief program that shares space with the local community board is making it much harder for the board to do its job, while doing very little good for the public. Comment
Canarsie

Avenue floods after water main bursts

A stretch of road in Canarsie was underwater after a pipe broke and flooded the street Monday afternoon. Comment
Dyker Heights

Senior Umbrella Network celebrates elder advocates

Dozens came out for the Senior Umbrella Network of Brooklyn’s 11th-annual breakfast at the Dyker Beach Golf Course on March 18 — including five special honorees and the city’s number-two official, Public Advocate Letitia James. Comment
BoroBeat

BWECC-tacular! Carmine throws a party

Carmine “Big Screecher” Santa Maria threw his 35th annual party for his 53-year-old civic group at El Caribe on March 19 — honoring neighborhood leaders and eating some delicious food. Comment
Standing O

Winning a contest and a birthday too!

Standing O wants to know, “Where is our T-shirt?” Comment
Bay Ridge

Helping the hungry one sandwich at a time

Volunteers from as far away as Mississippi showed up to make sandwiches for Brooklyn’s homeless last Saturday. Comment
Williamsburg

The band played on: The rise and fall and rise of Ditmas Park duo Via Audio

Via Audio has weathered the loss of its management, booking agent, and the lack of a label. But can it overcome a seperation of 2,448 miles? Comment
Joe Knows

All-American Cuevas overcame personal tragedies

Being named a McDonald’s All-American is a validation for Bianca Cuevas — proof that she has moved beyond her personal tragedies and answered her critics. Comments (18)

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Brighton Beach

Brighton Beachers demand repairs to Asser Levy

The one thing everyone agreed on is that there’s a lot of work to do. Comment
Atlantic Yards

Biz-tsar turn! Nets owner wants to pass team offices to Russia

The Russian billionaire who owns Brooklyn’s home-team is planning to move its corporate operation overseas, apparently to beat the descent of a second Iron Curtain in response to Russia’s military chicanery in Ukraine. Comment
Borough-wide

Spread love it’s the Brooklyn Day!

The Brooklyn Paper doesn’t need a special day to express appreciation for the borough we call home, but we are certainly not knocking the do-gooders who came out in droves for a volunteer event this weekend. Comment
Red Hook

Electric dreams: See a 12-piece theremin orchestra in Red Hook

The popularity of the theremin comes in waves. Now it is generating buzz once again, with a history-making concert at Pioneer Works. Comment
Not for Nuthin’

Jo says the chain is falling off the ‘bikeshare’ plan

This week, our columnist figures out why the city’s bike rental program is failing. Comment
Greenpoint

New gallery is blowing up: Greenpoint studio takes off with balloon sculptures

Talk about art that pops! Comment
Park Slope

Hip-hop hooray: Sing along to ’90s rap and R&B classics in Park Slope

Stop, collaborate, and join in the chorus. Comment
Flatbush

Flatbush group honors officials

The Council of Jewish Organizations of Flatbush celebrated its 35th annual Community Legislative Breakfast last Sunday, hosting elected officials from as close by as Borough Hall and as far away as the U.S. Senate. Comment
Borough-wide

Former South Shore star Samuel helps UConn reach Sweet 16

Former South Shore guard Terrence Samuel picked the right time for his best game in a University of Connecticut uniform. Comment

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Canarsie

White goods stolen for black market

Brazen burglars are making off with big-ticket items like stoves and washing machines from homes vacated for post-Sandy reconstruction, and community leaders say it could be happening right under neighbors’ noses. Comment
Will’s Watch

Flatbush fight! Assembly race could become retirement party

Who will be the Dutchess of Flatbush? Comments (1)
High School Sports

Three Brooklyn high school hoops stars headed to McDonald’s All-American game

Brooklyn will be well-represented in this year’s McDonald’s All-American games, as three players with ties to the borough will compete in the prestigious high school basketball all-star contests. Comment
High School Sports

Brooklyn Community’s undefeated season ends in state Federation semifinals

ALBANY — Brooklyn Community Arts and Media’s bid for a perfect season came up short on Saturday. Comment
High School Sports

Greenpoint-native Atson leaves a mark in Federation title run

At the start of the season, Travis Atson wasn’t widely considered to be one the city’s best players, but his stellar junior year has changed all that. Comment
High School Sports

Former Boys & Girls star Prochet shines at Federation tournament for LuHi

Marvin Prochet is finally becoming everything he was told he could be. Comment

Monday, March 24, 2014

Brighton Beach

TONIGHT: Town hall on Asser Levy Park

Brighton Beach residents are encouraged to come out to a town hall meeting on tonight and sound off about the future of Asser Levy Park. Comments (1)
Sheepshead Bay

Pedestrian killed in Sheepshead Bay

An 82-year-old woman is dead after a driver struck her in Sheepshead Bay, early in the morning of March 21. Comment
Marine Park

Free fire alarms for seniors

Seniors in Southern Brooklyn have about two months left to take advantage of a city program that offers smoke alarms and special devices for the hard-of-hearing. Comments (1)
Brighton Beach

Occupy the toilet! Brighton Beach bathroom battle devolves into class warfare

Call it a tale of two toilets. Comments (24)
Bay Ridge

Pint-sized perp robs Ridge bank

He must have been short on money. Comments (2)

Friday, March 21, 2014

Midwood

Hit-and-run in Midwood

An 8-year-old Midwood boy is in stable condition after the driver of a minivan struck him on Avenue J near E. 29th Street and fled the scene on March 20. Comments (8)
Ditmas Park

Park and ride

That’s one way to catch a train. Comment
Borough-wide

Food incubators come to Industry City

The low-cost space available in Sunset Park’s Industry City is prompting a boom in a new business model — the time-share kitchen. Comments (4)
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