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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Williamsburg

Level 10 bard: New show combines tabletop gaming with musical theater

Call it dungeons and dragons and duets. Comment
Red Hook

A showcase of Americana music — minus the America

The musicians at this show might hail from abroad, but their tastes are strictly down home. Comment

Monday, July 7, 2014

Williamsburg

Flying high: Rapper CJ Fly is ready for take-off

The Bedford-Stuyvesant artist will share a stage with Jay Electronica and Raekwon at this year’s Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival. Comment
Brooklyn Heights

Map quest: Navigate Brooklyn’s past via old maps

Time travel might not be possible yet, but this could be the next best thing. Comment

Sunday, July 6, 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. Comment

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Big Screecher

Carmine’s Mermaid experience a great one!

This week, the Screecher again takes his sweet time before telling us what happened at the Mermaid Parade like two weeks ago. Comment

Friday, July 4, 2014

A Britisher’s View

Toot-toot-a-toot! Happy Birthday America — you look great at 238!

There are 238 reasons to celebrate the United States of America — one for each year of its glorious life — writes our true-blue columnist. Comments (3)

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Bay Ridge

Holy hooch! Wicked Monk marks two decades

One more year and this bar can buy a beer. Comment
BoroBeat

Eco Dock makes a splash

The city’s first Eco Dock at the 69th Street Pier thrilled Brooklynites on June 28 — with an oyster gardening program, a water display from an FDNY boat, and a tour of a historic fishing schooner. Comment
Bay Ridge Nights

The Fourth fires up in Bay Ridge

Live music, drink specials, and a pig on a spit are all waiting for you in Bay Ridge this Fourth of July weekend! Comments (1)
BoroBeat

Kings Bay sluggers knock it out of the park

Kings Bay baseball players celebrated a great season at an trophy ceremony luncheon on June 29. Comments (1)
BoroBeat

Friends and family remember beloved late teen

Family, friends, and motorcycle club Rolling Thunder members paid tribute to Mill Basin teen Paul Zaccaria in the seventh annual remembrance of the teen who died tragically in a 2006 jet ski accident. Comments (2)
Coney Island

Ocean brews: A new beer fest is brewing in Coney Island

Get beer-sodden by the sea! Comment
Cobble Hill

Spinning the story: Cobble Hill author chronicles rare record collectors

This book is the vinyl word on lovers of 78 RPM records. Comments (1)
Joe Knows

Erasmus Hall’s Lewin shines on big stage

Khalil Lewin never believed he was playing in Curtis Samuel’s shadow at Erasmus Hall, and didn’t miss a chance to remind people of that. Comment

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Sheepshead Bay

TONIGHT: Memorial for slain Israeli boys

The Ocean Avenue Jewish Center will hold the memorial service for the boys tonight at 8 pm. Comment
Coney Island

Cops seek shooter of 10-year-old boy

Police need your help finding the man who they say shot a man and a 10-year-old boy in Coney Island last weekend. Comment
Not for Nuthin’

One good thing about telemarketers

It’s been three long years and countless columns, but here it is again — Writers’ Block rearing its ugly head. As I sit at my desk, AKA, the kitchen table, an idea for a column is blocked tighter than being encased in quickcrete. Comment
Gerritsen Beach

Arrest in fatal hit-and-run

Police have arrested a Dyker Heights man for a fatal hit-and-run in Gerritsen Beach in the early hours of June 28. Comment
DUMBO

Tunnel vision: New book uncovers the hidden world of subway graffiti

This book has some serious subterranean artwork views. Comment
Fort Greene

Touching the void: New Fort Greene exhibition makes art out of the intangible

“The Air We Swim In” tuns breath and soundwaves into interactive artworks. Comment
Borough-wide

Sharks score blowout against Carolina Phoenix

The New York Sharks will get to circle around again for another bite of playoffs after the women’s pro-tackle football team defeated the 2013 league champion Carolina Phoenix at Floyd Bennett Field at Aviator Sports Complex last Saturday. Comment
Borough-wide

June recap: Revisit the top stories from last month

Our monthly review helps readers catch up on the headlines they missed in June. Comment

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Bay Ridge

The B37 bus rides again!

Ridgites rejoice — the B37 bus is back! Comments (2)
Borough-wide

Crowded Sunset Park subway station to get second exit

Straphangers packed onto an overcrowded Sunset Park subway platform will soon have a new way out. Comments (3)
BoroBeat

Now that’s Old Brooklyn

The Society of Old Brooklynites turned 134 years young, and threw down in grand style at the Bay Ridge Manor. Comment
BoroBeat

Coaching from the mound

Mets legend and Bensonhurst resident John Franco ran drills with kids at a free clinic at MCU Park. Comment
Dance

Disco in-fern-o! Roller-dance party glides into Prospect Park

Coney Island roller-skating diva Diana Carlin, known to many as Lola Star, is reviving her People’s Playground roller-disco parties as a weekly, Friday-night event in Brooklyn’s backyard. Comment

Monday, June 30, 2014

It’s Only My Opinion

Stan visits the Office of Waste

This week, our columnist says it’s never too late for the government to burn through your dollars on garbage. Comments (3)
Nets

Nets set sail for Sunset Park

Brooklyn’s home team is coming home to Industry City — and a rooftop garden and private movie theater will be waiting. Comment
High School Sports

2014 All-Brooklyn Softball Honors

James Madison made a triumphant return to the ranks of the Public School Athletic League’s elite clubs this year after two lackluster seasons. Thanks to a young core, the Knights regained the division title and reached the Class A semifinals for the first time since 2011. Comments (3)
Sheepshead Bay

Brooklynites rally for missing Israeli boys

Update: The bodies of the three missing Israeli teens have been found near Hebron, according to reports. Comments (2)

Friday, June 27, 2014

Williamsburg

Cops: Man disappeared during drunken East River swim

The search is on for the fellow who officials say went for a dip under the Williamsburg Bridge early Thursday morning. Comment
Midwood

Truck strikes man in Midwood

A man riding a motorized scooter was struck on Avenue R in Midwood on Wednesday. Comment
High School Sports

Gonzales last Falcon to fly at Empire Challege

Rodney Gonzales offered an honorable end to Bishop Ford’s presence in high school athletics last Wednesday, representing his closing school on the New York City all-star team in the Empire Challenge football game. Comment
High School Sports

South Shore’s Watkins enjoys unexpected spot on Empire Challenge roster

South Shore lineman Elijah Watkins never thought he would be selected to play in an elite game like the Empire Challenge, but he was proven wrong when he was tapped for this year’s prestigious senior football all-star game. Comment

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