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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Fort Greene

MT-spray: Old doc about subway graffiti finds new life at BAM

Board the public transit system of the 1970s at BAMcinemaFest. Comment
Greenpoint

Riffin’ cousins: Greenpoint band Dead Stars is a family affair

These bandmates share musical DNA. And regular DNA. Comment

Monday, June 16, 2014

Gowanus

Inner Beauty Pageant celebrates what’s on the inside

Congeniality awards for everyone! Comment

Sunday, June 15, 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. Comment

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Big Screecher

Re-live Carmine’s near-death experience!

In this week’s Classic Screech, Carmine survives to write another column. Comments (2)
Books

What to read this week

Neighborhood booksellers give their recommendations. Comment
Coney Island

Franco, MCU to host baseball clinics — before the game!

Finally! Kids can learn how to play baseball before they watch a game! Comment

Friday, June 13, 2014

Gerritsen Beach

Gerritsen Beach boxer to make history at Barclays

Boxing provided Heather “The Heat” Hardy with new confidence and a new direction in life. Saturday in the Barclays Center ring will be a chance for her to give back to the sport. Comments (1)
Sheepshead Bay

Bad sign

An erroneous parking sign on Nostrand Avenue is giving locals a lot of grief — even after the city admitted it made a mistake and fixed the problem on June 10. Comment
Coney Island

Bring on the Yankees! Cyclones return Saturday night!

The Cyclones season opens this weekend with four games against the hated Staten Island Yankees. Comment
Borough-wide

Rembering the fallen

Members in Fort Hood, Texas, recommitted to readiness and resilience for soldiers, families and civilians during a ceremony installing the post’s Resiliency Campus and the unveiling of the Soldier and Family Fit Facility on June 3 that marked its re-launch. Comment
Bay Ridge Nights

Show Dad a righteous time in the Ridge

Nothing says “Happy Father’s Day” like a big night out in Bay Ridge. Comments (1)
A Britisher’s View

Sissy Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s desertion puts all Americans in harm’s way

Nobody waterboarded sissy Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl into signing his oath of enlistment, but his desertion endangers the lives of all Americans, leaving our sworn enemies to gloat and plot, writes our columnist. Comments (5)
High School Sports

Nazareth’s Belk joins Georgetown after VCU decommitment

Nazareth senior forward Yazmine Belk is on her way to Georgetown after all. Comment

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Bay Ridge

Ridgites march against the scourge of drugs

Members of Bay Ridge’s Muslim community came together last Saturday to highlight a growing scourge in the neighborhood — an epidemic of drug overdoses. Comments (4)
Bushwick

First bite: Bushwick gets a food fest

Consider it a rite of passage. A delicious, delicious rite of passage. Comment
Gowanus

Computer geeks and comedians team up for Comedy Hack Day

Call it Silly-con Alley. Comment
Downtown

Guitar heroes: Musicians to hold fund-raiser for Haitian guitar school

It will be a thin line between love and Haiti at this Downtown classical guitar concert. Comment
Bay Ridge

Senior center’s ‘race night’ raises big bucks

The Bay Ridge Center held a Night at the Races fund-raiser where old and young alike could bet on the ponies for a good cause. Comments (1)
Joe Knows

Future bright for Nazareth despite championship game loss

Nazareth coach Oggie Quiles had a poignant message for his young baseball team right before it took the field for its championship game — one the players need to carry with them moving forward. Comment

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Coney Island

Coney co-op has blow-out anniversary

A cooperative housing development in Coney Island celebrated its 50th year in grand style. Comment
Borough-wide

Cosmo ‘Gus’ Cangiano, who put his family’s deli dynasty on the map, dies at 81

Cosmo ‘Gus’ Cangiano, who ran his family’s chain of pork stores in Brooklyn and Staten Island for more than 40 years, passed away on June 7 at his Grasmere home. Comment
Gowanus

Easy rides! Gowanus company rolls out motorcycle rental

Call it Zip-hog. Comments (1)
Borough-wide

Questions remain about Half Marathon death

More than 13 minutes passed between when a runner collapsed at last month’s Brooklyn Half Marathon and when paramedics loaded him onto an ambulance. We tried to find out what happened during the moments in between. Comment
Windsor Terrace

Most likely to recede: Last class leaves Bishop Ford

The final bells are tolling for the Catholic high school in Windsor Terrace. Comments (3)
DUMBO

The return of the king: Yet another production of ‘King Lear’

The Year of Lear continues! Comment
Park Slope

The Brooklyn Pride Parade comes of age

The borough’s annual display of all things loud and proud is now 18 years old — and it plans to act like it. Comment
Coney Island

New York Empire conquers Coney Island for Ultimate Frisbee

The city’s professional ultimate Frisbee team racked up another victory last Saturday when the New York Empire overthrew the Montreal Royal at Coney Island’s MCU Park. Comment
Not for Nuthin’

Jo demands real news from real newspapers

This week, our columnist has had it up to here with the tabloids. Comments (2)

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge Community Council celebrates another year of neighborhood service

For an evening, Bay Ridge stretched all the way to Mill Basin. Comment
Bergen Beach

Cancer walk draws record crowds, donations

It was a banner year for an area cancer-fighting fund-raiser. Comment
Gowanus

Floors wars! Residents battle to preserve Kentile sign

Activists and pols have joined forces to fight to save the iconic Kentile Floors sign, which is in danger of being demolished after towering over Gowanus for decades. Comment
BoroBeat

Swell under the el

Crowds flocked to the 86th Street Festival on June 8, which sprawled a full three blocks. See our slideshow for all the fun. Comment
High School Sports

Kingsmen’s bid for baseball crown falls short

The Nazareth Kingsmen’s unexpected title run did not end with a crown. Comment
Borough-wide

Sharks blitz Montreal

The Sharks’ latest meal was French cuisine. Comment

Monday, June 9, 2014

Midwood

Scrum and get it! Brooklyn has a new rugby club

Intrepid New Yorkers and a handful of hard-hitting Aussies are bringing a fast-paced sport to the borough. Comment
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan still says equal pay for equal work

This week, our columnist reiterates his point about women in the workforce. Comments (2)
Bedford-Stuyvesant

Outback coffeehouse! Hip Aussie cafe hits Bedofrd-Stuyvesant

An Australian transplant opened a new cafe in the Brooklyn neighborhood last month and named it “Brunswick” after a gentrified suburb of Melbourne. Comment

Friday, June 6, 2014

Coney Island

MONDAY: Councilman: ‘Tell me what you want’

Councilman Mark Treyger is asking his constituents how they want the city to spend their money. Comment

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Borough-wide

Storm urge! City wants sea walls for Gowanus, Newtown

The city wants to keep future hurricanes out of Brooklyn’s inlets. Comments (1)
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