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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Williamsburg

Sketchy characters: W’burg animation fest features hand-drawn hosts

They’re Brooklyn’s Beavis and Butthead! Comment

Monday, June 2, 2014

Williamsburg

Un-brew-sual: Rare Beer Fest features strange suds

Brooklyn Brewery will host 26 breweries from around the state, all offering up their weirdest, most hard-to-find concoctions. Comment

Sunday, June 1, 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, May 31, 2014

Big Screecher

Carmine’s had it with the dangerous El!

This week, the Screecher wants to know when the MTA will fix the 86th Street El, which is falling to pieces. Comments (2)
Books

What to read this week

Neighborhood booksellers give their recommendations. Comment

Friday, May 30, 2014

Williamsburg

Time after time: Borough-made film features Brooklyn time-traveler

Forget the stereotype of Brooklyn newcomers moving in from the Midwest — the protaganist of this film is an immigrant from 400 years in the future. Comment
Bay Ridge Nights

Summer has already arrived in the Ridge

Summer’s here and the time is right for dancing in the streets — of Bay Ridge! Comment
A Britisher’s View

Bam is the Howard Hughes of foreign policy

The President is running scared from implementing a candid foreign policy that protects U.S. interests and won’t let losers like Russia and China dance on America’s grave, writes our columnist. Comment

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Bay Ridge

Nation’s oldest Memorial Day Parade marches again in Bay Ridge

Thousands of Brooklynites lined Third Avenue on May 26 to observe America’s oldest parade saluting those who died in the line of duty. Comments (1)
Sheepshead Bay

Hit the road! Board pans traffic safety plan

The state’s traffic-safety pitch was a wreck. Comment
Park Slope

Electric lady lands: Celebrate Brooklyn! blasts off with Janelle Monae

The mothership is landing in Prospect Park. Comment
Crown Heights

Bidding farewell to Fantasia

The beloved and majestic albino Burmese python who captivated visitors to the Brooklyn Children’s Museum died at age 20. Comments (1)
Bushwick

Show some skin: ‘Live’ tattoo shows at Bushwick Open Studios

Call it tattoo performance art. Comment
Will’s Watch

Cymbrowitz gobbling up campaign money with trips to Turkey

Lots of pols hand out turkeys to their constituents — but Assemblyman Steve Cymbrowitz gives Turkey to himself. Comments (13)
High School Sports

Grand Street outlasts Monroe in nine innings for quarterfinal victory

The whimper with which Grand Street Campus entered the playoffs is long forgotten. The Wolves righted things and is roaring in the semifinals. Comment
High School Sports

Xaverian guts out playoff series win over All Hallows

After watching the final innings from the dugout as a Game 2 playoff loss threatened to bring his high school career to an early end, Xaverian’s Anthony Sigismondi wasn’t about to sit out Game 3 if he had a chance to keep his team playing for another day. Comment
Joe Knows

Poly freshman Storz has potential for greatness

Nick Storz gave us a glimpse this season of what we will have the pleasure of watching for the next three years. Comment

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Sheepshead Bay

THURSDAY: Councilman: ‘Tell me what you want’

Councilman Chaim Deutsch is asking his constituents for marching orders. Comment
BoroBeat

Off to see the wizard! Grammar school brings ‘Oz’ to life

Third-graders from PS 192 brought their own rendition of “The Wizard of Oz” to the stage on May 22 and 23. Comment
Not for Nuthin’

Goodbye ‘Warehouse,’ hello ‘Paradise’

This week, Jo says goodbye to one of her favorite shows, and hello to a new one. Comment
BoroBeat

It’s a home run!

Elementary kids had a ball testing their skills at the Pitch, Hit, and Run Challenge held at PS 236 on May 19. Comment
BoroBeat

Brooklyn Bridge Rotary Club gives the gift of life to a Haitian boy, bringing him to the U.S. for life-saving surgery

Lil’ Kevens Loctomar, 5, is returning home to Haiti with the hole in his heart repaired, thanks to generous members of the Brooklyn Bridge Rotary Club, and Gift of Life International. The pair’s collaboration brought Kevens to the U.S. for free heart surgery at Montefiore Medical Center. Comment

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Marine Park

Build It Backs off: CB18 to get meeting room back from recovery program workers

After a nearly year-long exile, Community Board 18 will once again be allowed to assemble in its office’s meeting room, beginning in September. Comments (2)
Flatlands

Fostering safety: Traffic-calming coming to Foster Avenue

Flatlands is moving full speed ahead with a plan to slow down traffic. Comment
Bensonhurst

On fire! Flames celebrate 40 years of breaking barriers

Some 400 kids came out to John Dewey High School on May 17 to get their trophies for playing in the Flames youth basketball league — which became the first sports program to break Brooklyn’s racial and geographic lines in 1974. Comments (2)
Mill Basin

Our 2014 ‘Women of Distinction’ were the toast of the town at El Caribe Country Club

Brooklyn’s “Women of Distinction” received trophies and tributes at El Caribe Country Club in Mill Basin on May 21. See our slideshow of the night’s festivities. Comment
High School Sports

Eagles fly past St. Saviour for second-straight softball title

St. Edmund took advantage of mistakes and used timely hitting to win its second-straight Brooklyn-Queens Class A softball title. Comment

Monday, May 26, 2014

Prospect Heights

It’s Memorial Day! And this is the best thing we ate this week!

Look, you can’t have Memorial Day without barbecue, so this review of a life-altering rib is totally apropos! Comment
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan on murder, the death penalty, and scams

This week, our columnist lets you know exactly what he thinks about murders who torture their victims. Comments (12)

Friday, May 23, 2014

Bay Ridge

VIDEO: Attempted arborcide on Fifth Avenue

Call him a tree thugger! Comments (1)
Coney Island

Photo exhibit celebrates Coney’s iconic countenance

It’s the face of the People’s Playground. Comments (1)
High School Sports

Four Scored: Poly Prep battles past Rye for fourth-straight state baseball crown

Poly Prep’s Rob Calabrese is used to winning. The star catcher ended his career the same way he ended each of his previous seasons — in a celebratory pile at Manhattanville College after winning a private school state title. Comment
Borough-wide

St. Joseph’s College posts best season in program history

A breakout 2014 season saw the St. Joseph’s College baseball team dominating local competition on its way its the best year in program history. Comments (1)
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