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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Gerritsen Beach

Little wing: Remote-control plane club holding miniature stunt show

Call them model citizens. Comment
Books

Driving the plot: Brooklyn author pens novel about crime-solving cabbie

This writer is no hack — but his main character is. Comment
Williamsburg

I saw the Stein: Gertrude Stein play brings the weird to Williamsburg

This play is a tongue-twister and a mind-bender. Comment

Monday, June 23, 2014

Prospect Heights

White noise: Ben Folds will play to crowd dressed all in white

A picnic party fund-raiser at Prospect Park will be be a colorfree affair. Comment
Brooklyn Heights

Good as Gold: New exhibit of Bklyn street photos — and the art they inspired

The Brooklyn Historical Society is exhibiting snaps by legendary borough street photographer Lucille Fornasieri Gold, alongside the works they inspired by Nell Irvin Painter. Comment

Sunday, June 22, 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

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Letters

Sound Off to the Editor

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

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Big Screecher

Carmine says goodbye to his sister the only way he knows how

This week, a very spceial screech that will bring tears to your eyes. Comments (1)

Friday, June 20, 2014

The Greatest Story Ever

Rear-view tattoo! World’s biggest Kentile fan wears Gowanus skyline on his back

The Kentile Floors sign may soon be erased from the Gowanus skyline, but it is not coming off of this guy’s back any time soon. Comment
Bay Ridge Nights

Belt your heart out in Bay Ridge

Our Bay Ridge correspondent names the best karoke nights in the neighborhood. Or as we like to call it — ka-Ridge-oke. Comment
Park Slope

Talk therapy: Long-running storytelling night relocates to Brooklyn

The How I Learned Series is headed to Union Hall, where storytellers will regale Park Slopers with tales from the therapists’ couch. Comment
Politics

Adams: Give kids a hobby, not a gun

We sat down with Borough President Adams this month to chat about two of his personal crusades — reducing gun violence and preventing traffic fatalities, not drinking soy lattes and finding the perfect pair of skinny jeans — though his reaction to Lana Del Rey’s “Brooklyn Baby” did come up in the conversation. Comments (1)
A Britisher’s View

The United States is a dumping ground for illegals and jihadists

Crisis-riddled America is having a nervous breakdown — and illegal immigrants and jihadists are its leading causes, writes our columnist. Comments (2)

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Williamsburg

TromaDance Film Fest screams into Williamsburg

The filmmakers behind the cult “Toxic Avenger” movie franchise are bringing their free film festival to Brooklyn for the first time. Comment
Borough-wide

City’s Sandy recovery program is a mom-n-pop flop

The city’s Hurricane Sandy business recovery program is leaving out the little guys. Comments (2)
Downtown

Brooklyn Bridge love-locks lopped

Love doesn’t live here anymore. Comments (1)
BoroBeat

Fund-raising — more like fun-raising

Kids rock climbed, ice skated and played carnival games to raise money for Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital at Aviator Sports and Events Center. Comment
DUMBO

Knockout queens! B’Heights author pens history of women’s boxing

Women have been boxing for 300 years, and what do they get? A one-way ticket to Palooka-ville! Comment
Joe Knows

Gritty Sigismondi helped will Xaverian to crown

No one will describe Anthony Sigismondi as “dominant” in the traditional sense. The adjectives will be more like “winner,” “competitor,” and “leader.” But those attributes were more than enough. Comment

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Borough-wide

New hoops team in the ’hood

There’s a new professional basketball team in town — and it’s looking for talent. Comments (2)
Not for Nuthin’

Jo’s column reminds us of Game of Thrones

This week, our columnist compares here work to that of George RR Martin. Kinda. Comment
BoroBeat

Students and seniors sing and shimmy through ‘Grease’

Grease was the word at JASA Trump 4 US on June 17, when students from PS 100 and seniors from the W. Fifth Street complex performed the classic together. Comments (1)
BoroBeat

Sound the alarms: Emergency services workers teach kids importance of safety

Safety Day at Floyd Bennett Field sounded the alarm for excitement as emergency services showed kids the importance of safety on June 15. Comment
Prospect Heights

Grand Army blaster: Hundreds of musicians will perform on library steps

Prepare your drums — and your eardrums! Comment
High School Sports

Brooklyn track stars take home Wingate Awards

Two of Brooklyn’s top track stars were left with plenty to celebrate as their careers draw to close. Comment

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Coney Island

VIDEO: First ride on the Thunderbolt!

The Thunderbolt roller coaster stormed into the People’s Playground over the weekend, so we sent our intrepid Adventure Correspondent Max Jaeger to take the first ride and bring back the lowdown on this high-flying new beast of the Boardwalk. Comments (1)
Midwood

Field Day! School takes a break for outdoor fun

These kids had a field day — literally! Comment
Park Slope

Gay day! Gay day! Brooklyn Pride strikes Slope

It was loud, proud, and as Park Slope as it gets. Comment
Gerritsen Beach

Gerritsen beach native earns split-decision win in first women’s boxing bout at Barclays

She won the bout, but Heather “The Heat” Hardy still wasn’t happy with how the first women’s boxing match at the Barclays Center turned out. Comment
BoroBeat

Brooklyn congratulates the Class of 2014 with pomp-filled ceremonies

Brooklyn high schools aced graduation day, with joyous ceremonies across the borough. Comment
High School Sports

Midwood’s Sklar shines at Mayor’s Cup baseball game

Milo Sklar’s name hadn’t been on the tip of people’s tongues talking about the top baseball players in the New York City, but he’s put it there this season. Comment

Monday, June 16, 2014

Bergen Beach

Civic honors retiring rabbi

What a mensch! Comment
Gowanus

Kentile Floors sign down but not out

The Kentile Floors sign is dead. Long live the Kentile Floors sign. Comments (1)
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan on Mexico, buttcalls, and the flag

This week, our columnist defines some things you need to know. Comments (2)
Atlantic Yards

Ratner wins prize for best … preservationist?

The developer who destroyed, then built over, big swaths of Brooklyn snagged top honors from a preservationist group this week. Comment
DUMBO

Rebar owner agrees to M restitution for lovebirds

It’s the big payback. Comment

Friday, June 13, 2014

Gerritsen Beach

Puss gets the boot

The feds say this wild cat colony in Plumb Beach has to go. Comments (12)
High School Sports

Xaverian completes unlikely playoff run with Catholic baseball crown

Xaverian’s baseball season easily could have ended more than two weeks ago with heads hung in disappointment. That just wasn’t meant to be the lasting image of this year’s Clippers club, whose coach even called the season a rebuilding one when the campaign began. Comment

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