Tuesday, June 10, 2014


Northern high-lights: Five under-the-radar acts to see at Northside

It is the best of the rest of the fest! Comment

Monday, June 9, 2014

Cobble Hill

Kicking the high balls: Drink your way through the World Cup

Hunter’s Restaurant in Cobble Hill has created a cocktail for every team in the World Cup. Comment

America’s Downtown rising

Downtown is on the up-and-up. Comment
This genre-bending multi-instrumentalist has more than one string to his fiddle. Comment

Sunday, June 8, 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! Read more…

Sound Off to the Editor

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

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Big Screecher

Carmine’s pals are upset with his old boss

This week, the Screecher hears it from his constituents about his old business — the Post Office! Comment

Friday, June 6, 2014

Coney Island SATURDAY

Professional Frisbee in Coney Island!

Yes, you read that right — professional Frisbee... Comments (1)
Park Slope

FRIDAY NIGHT: Slope karaoke series to sing its last

The beloved Park Slope karaoke-party series Karaoke Killed the Cat is belting out its final notes after 11 years. Comment
Anthony Sigismondi didn’t like the idea of his senior season being called a “rebuilding year” because the program graduated 17 players from last year. Comment
Bay Ridge Nights

Bay Ridge is heating up!

Bay Ridge is on fire! Comment
A Britisher’s View

King and Queen Dante and Chiara need to get on pop’s case about restoring the Boardwalk

Dante and Chiara DeBlasio will lead the Mermaid Parade in Coney Island on June 21, but first they need to hound their dad about restoring the Boardwalk to its all-wood glory, writes our columnist. Comments (1)
Beginning at the Manhattan Bridge and running 11 long miles to Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn’s most determined diagonal offers an ever-changing cross-section of Kings County. Take a core sample of Brooklyn by planning a Flatbush Avenue crawl with the help of our trusty guide. Comments (2)

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Coney Island

Coney rocket returns home after six years

Coney Island

Coney rocket returns home after six years

The rocket has touched down again in the People’s Playground! Comment

Big Screecher’s big sister dies at age 93

Assunta Santa Maria, sister of Courier life Publications’ columnist Carmine Santa Maria, passed away on June 4 at the age of 93. Comment
Sheepshead Bay

A whole lot of nothing

Residents in Homecrest say a foot-dragging developer is trying to pull a fast one. Comment
Sheepshead Bay

Traffic agents come to hazardous Sheepshead Bay intersection

A pair of traffic agents are now directing cars and guiding pedestrians along the chaotic intersection of Guider and Coney Island avenues in Sheepshead Bay. Comment
Standing O

Standing O is sending out kudos to Maimonides Medical Center good Samaritans

Brooklyn’s biggest booster send a boost to Maimonides Medical Center volunteers. Comment

Highly quizzical

All those years of beer drinking could finally score you more than a gut and an unnecessarily large collection of novelty koozies. Comment

Trivia pursuits: Really specific bar trivia nights around Brooklyn


Trivia pursuits: Really specific bar trivia nights around Brooklyn

Don’t know anything about world history, but do remember the name of Krusty the Clown and Bette Midler’s horse? We have the bar trivia night for you! Comment
Artist Nick Bertozzi will bring his absurdist sci-fi adventures to the Grand Comics Festival in Williamsburg. Comment

Shake your Boody


Shake your Boody

David A. Boody Junior High School dance students cut a rug on May 29 and 30 during a recital dubbed “The Life of a Dancer.” Comment
Joe Knows

Changes needed to PSAL baseball quarterfinal format

This season made it evident that the Public School Athletic League needs to make changes to where it plays its quarterfinal baseball playoff games. Comment

Wednesday, June 4, 2014


Stalled subway strands riders

A power problem is snarling Manhattan-bound B and Q trains. Comment
Manhattan Beach

Spirit of Manhattan Beach activist lives on in service award

A Manhattan Beach man who passed away earlier this year is living on in the hearts of his neighbors — and in an award memorializing his longtime community service. Comment

Fresh nut-zarella! ‘Vegan cheese’ store serves pseudo-dairy in W’burg

The wife-and-husband team who run the store say they consider their fare to be an equivalent, not an imitation, of actual cheese. Comments (1)

The Fifth element! Crowds cram avenue for annual festival

The Fifth Avenue Festival featured vendors, bands, and the 10th annual pizza-eating contest on Sunday. For all the fun, see our slideshow. Comment

What a waste! Residents and local leaders protest Bensonhurst garbage depot plan

Gravesend activists are giving new meaning to the phrase “waste not, want not.” Comments (4)
Not for Nuthin’

Telegram to DeBlasio: Stop sending Fitnessgrams

This week, our columnist says the Department of Education should focus on education, not fitness. Comment
Subway drama never gets old. Comment

Words of ages: Fans to celebrate Walt Whitman at marathon reading

They’re celebrating themselves — and one of Brooklyn’s greatest poets. Comments (2)
Dyker Heights

On a roll! Repaving on the way to 86th Street in Dyker

The city is finally going to 86 the potholes along 86th Street in Dyker Heights. Comment

High tide for Brooklyn’s waterfront


High tide for Brooklyn’s waterfront

The borough’s shoreline is getting a host of improvements this year. We break them down just in time for summer. Comment

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Brooklyn’s former top lawman could soon find himself behind bars. Comment
Marine Park

Pups pack park for cancer benefit

These dogs had their day. Comment
They’re hottest chicks on Flatbush Avenue, but to see them you have go all the way to the southern end — and then straight up. Comment
Sheepshead Bay

Saving the swans

Sheepshead Bay

Saving the swans

Sheepshead Bay’s swans may not be headed for the gas chamber anytime soon, after all. Comments (3)
High School Sports

Flat Grand Street swept in baseball semifinals

High School Sports

Flat Grand Street swept in baseball semifinals

Grand Street rode its 1–2 pitching combination of Alex Cuas and Emanuel Castellano to the semifinals, but couldn’t go any further. Comment
High School Sports

Telecom blanked by Cardozo in quarterfinal loss

Telecommuncation’s bats were silenced just when they were needed the most. Comment
High School Sports

Young Madison’s season ended by Construction in softball semifinals

The youthful James Madison squad got a taste of what it is like to play against one of the elite teams in the Public School Athlete League. It ended up being a sour mouthful that will stick with its returning core. Comment

Monday, June 2, 2014


Bushwick pet-poop painter dogged by rival

A secretive graffitist is painting pieces of dog manure gold — and he says he is not alone. Comment
Coal pizza ovens, contrary to popular belief, are not bound by much red tape, but that could change if a new law passes requiring old-school pizzerias to buy $10,000 air filters for their pie cookers. Comments (4)
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan has some questions — and some good news!

This week, Stan takes on Obama, Stossel, and sends cheers to Sam Natman! Comment
More than 300 small American flags were planted in John Jones Park on May 26 — the annual Field of Flags remembering New York’s fallen soldiers. Comment
Our monthly review helps readers catch up on the headlines they may have missed in May. Comment
High School Sports

Yellow Jackets can’t complete comeback in quarterfinal loss to Construction

Telecommunications’s softballers had every reason to hang their heads, but that wasn’t the way they wanted to leave the field. They ended their season with their heads up high. Comments (1)

Friday, May 30, 2014

Marine Park

Risking life and limb: Falling branch sends Sheepshead Bay woman to hospital

There has been another casualty in the long-fought battle between humans and trees. Comment
Meadows of Shame

G’point mom: Women, kids locked in McCarren Park bathroom on Memorial Day

They were trapped in the water closet. Comment
Residents along 75th Street in Dyker Heights complain that homes on their block are being illegally chopped up into cramped apartments — and local leaders say the problem is happening across the neighborhood. Comment
Glowing graduates enjoyed the fruits of their labors during commencement day at Brooklyn College. Comment
Harbor Watch

Tour of duty! Soldier Show arrives at Fort Ham

The United States Soldier Show rolled onto Fort Hamilton base on May 28. Comment

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Police arrested a man in the 86th Street R station on May 27 who they say was carrying a shotgun, ammo, a laser sight, and a machete. Comment
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