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Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014

Fort Greene

Battle of the kings: Neighboring Fort Greene theaters both stage ‘King Lear’

Neighbors BAM and Theater for a New Audience are both staging “King Lear” this season. Let the battle begin! Comment
Cobble Hill

Brooklyn Israel Film Fest screens Israeli-Palestinian gay love story

Talk about bridging the gap. Comment

Monday, Jan. 20, 2014

Fort Greene

Call him Ishmael: Former child soldier pens book on life after warfare

Brooklyn novelist Ishmael Beah was once a child soldier in Sierra Leone. Now he is working to spread a message of peace through his books. Comment
DUMBO

Lit legend Joyce Carol Oates launches new novel in Dumbo

The prolific author will read from her new novel, “Carthage,” at the powerHouse Arena on Jan. 22. Comment

Sunday, Jan. 19, 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 (2)

Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014

Big Screecher

Read this Carmine if you need a good laugh!

This week, the Screecher breaks out his famous joke book Comment

Friday, Jan. 17, 2014

Marine Park

Mall stores fear the school bell

Mill Basin school kids may be saved by the bell, but Kings Plaza merchants hear the chimes of hell. Comments (1)
Bay Ridge Nights

Bay Ridge Nights is rocking all weekend!

Welcome back to Bay Ridge Nights. It is a great week for live music in the ’hood — and we are letting you know where to hear it! Comments (1)
A Britisher’s View

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito put a terrorist ahead of Americans

New Yorkers do not need a migraine in the form of a new City Council speaker with a troubling past as an unrepentent apologist for terror-mongers, writes our columnist. Comments (1)

Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014

Mill Basin

Local leaders skeptical of grant program that promises lots of money — and even more talk

Local leaders are unimpressed by the decision to include Mill Basin, Marine Park, and Canarsie in a program that will invest more than $16 million in the area’s vital infrastructure to make it more storm-resistant, because residents will first have to put their mouths where the money is. Comments (1)
Bay Ridge

Eat up! Slope sandwich shop headed to Ridge instead of Coney

Sandy swamped their People’s Playground dreams, so now they’re seeking higher ground. Comments (2)
Williamsburg

Pulling the plug: Guitarist goes off the grid to recharge

As electric as his playing is, guitarist Ryan Ferreira prefers an unplugged life. Comment
Fort Greene

Graphic scenes: Art Spiegelman puts graphic novels on center stage

It is comics as you have never read them before — live on stage! Comment
Park Slope

Go for a picnic while snow’s still on the ground!

“Competitive Winter Picknicking” will pit teams of cold-weather diners against each other in a battle to create the finest al-frescop feast in Prospect Park. Comment
Joe Knows

Barclays Center should replace Garden as PSAL basketball title games host

Madison Square Garden has become synonymous with New York City high school basketball champions, because it has hosted the Public School Athletic League boys’ and girls’ title games for the past 23 years. Comment

Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014

Bay Ridge

Composting comes to Bay Ridge

The city wants your table scraps. Comment
Fort Greene

Marsalis’ druthers: Playing a Fort Greene senior center

A Fort Greene senior center got a dose of Lincoln Center on Friday night when jazz trumpeter and impresario Wynton Marsalis stopped by to play two sold-out shows. Comment
Not for Nuthin’

Breast wishes: Please don’t feed that kid during church

Should women be allowed to breastfeed their kids during mass? Our columnist says “no way!” Comments (19)
Park Slope

Fright night: Former child star debuts storytelling night

Mara Wilson, best known for her childhood roles in “Matilda” and “Mrs. Doubtfire” is back on the stage — but in very different capacity. Comment
Harbor Watch

A pint of life

Sgt. 1st Class Raymond Brown gave the gift of life during the Reserves’ blood drive at the Army Garrison at Fort Hamilton Base in Bay Ridge on Jan. 9. Comment
Carroll Gardens

Thugs attack and rob woman on Hicks Street

Plus a smattering of other crimes from the 76th Precinct in Carroll Gardens. Comment
Park Slope

Balkan up: Golden Fest brings Balkan party to Park Slope

New York’s annual celebration of Balkan music and dance turns 30 with a two-day festival at Grand Prospect Hall. Comment
Prospect Heights

Get up, stand up! Amnesty International concert series coming to Barclays

Finally — a throwback concert for the millenials! Comment
High School Sports

Heyer helps Bishop Kearney hold off wild Monsignor McClancy rally

Christina Heyer has an exuberant style of play, known for behind-the-back passes and giving her kneepads a workout on the hardwood, but the Bishop Kearney senior guard had to play it cool in final seconds on Monday, when the win depended on sinking a series of free throws. Comment

Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014

Politics

Live at noon: Watch reporter Will Bredderman talk DeBlasio, first-year Council class

Political reporter extraordinaire Will Bredderman is a guest on today’s edition of BK Live! over at Brooklyn Independent Media. He will be talking about Mayor DeBlasio’s latest round of commissioner picks and what to expect from the many new faces on the Council. This is must-see TV and you can catch all the insightful action right here. Comment
Flatbush

Garbage jump! Trash heap saves East Flatbush fire victim

Turns out one person’s trash in another person’s life saver. Comment
Sheepshead Bay

Trapped for 20 mintes: Sheepshead Bay Woman freed by ‘Jaws of Life’ after wreck

A woman was trapped in the driver’s seat of her car in Sheepshead Bay Sunday morning, after her vehicle careened off a black sports utility vehicle and crashed into a nearby traffic pole. Comments (1)
BoroBeat

L & M Tours celebrates 15 years in business with a party for staff and customers

The Bay Ridge bus-tour operator and full-service travel agency hailed its milestone anniversary with a fete for customers and workers on Jan. 11. Comments (1)
High School Sports

All-Brooklyn Girls soccer honors

Here’s our list of the best in high-school girls soccer. Comment
Borough-wide

Fraser’s late free throws secure South Shore tight victory over Murry Bergtraum

Missing her first two free throws bothered South Shore star forward Brianna Fraser, and inspired her to sink her last four when it counted. Comment

Monday, Jan. 13, 2014

Will’s Watch

Cats scratch: Catsimatidis reportedly pushing Democratic opponent to Marty Golden

Republican sources say supermarket mogul and former GOP hizzoner hopeful John Catsimatidis is urging Democrat Andrew Gounardes to take another shot at unseating state Sen. Marty Golden (R–Bay Ridge) — who spurned the founder of the Gristedes chain in the 2013 primary in favor of former Metropolitan Transportation Authority head Joe Lhota. Comments (1)
Sheepshead Bay

Skipping recess? Kids at PS-IS 206 give up free time to help younger kids learn to read

Sometimes students make the best teachers. Comment
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan is sure he can keep it up

This week, our columnist once again doesn’t miss his deadline. Comments (1)
Borough-wide

Career night from Mockford powers St. Francis past rival LIU in Battle of Brooklyn

St. Francis College’s Ben Mockford could hear someone on the Long Island University bench yelling at him that he can’t shoot, like a bully jeering on a playground. Comment
Coney Island

Our Lady of Solace youth baseball league looks to get back on the field

Superstorm Sandy destroyed their office and all their equipment, but it couldn’t dampen the resolve of the Our Lady of Solace baseball league organizers to rebuild the program. Comments (1)

Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014

Politics

DeBlasio corrected for showing up to jailer graduation an hour late

Sloper-in-Chief DeBlasio further cemented his reputation for serial tardiness when he kept the Department of Corrections academy’s graduation ceremony at Brooklyn College waiting. Comments (1)

Friday, Jan. 10, 2014

Bay Ridge

Police, please! Ridge board wants traffic cops for troubled intersection

Could a traffic agent point the way out of Bay Ridge’s dysfunction junction? Comments (4)
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