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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Gerritsen Beach

New help for Sandy-stricken homeowners

A recovery program homeowners who aren’t getting help through the city’s Build It Back Sandy recovery program will be taking new applications starting July 29. Comment

Monday, July 28, 2014

Cobble Hill

Marine life: Author pens book on childhood in M’Park

Bay Ridge had Hubert Selby, Jr., Boerum Hill has Jonathan Lethem — and now, Marine Park has Mark Chiusano. Comment
Dust off those huaraches and break out the Sex Wax! Comment

Sunday, July 27, 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! Comment
Letters

Sound Off to the Editor

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

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Big Screecher

Carmine sweats it out when batteries die

Look, the Screecher is still going, but not having air conditioning isn’t going to be easy. Comment
Books

What to read this week

Neighborhood booksellers give their recommendations. Comment

Friday, July 25, 2014

These anchors won’t be aweigh for a while. Comment
Bay Ridge Nights

Bay Ridge pumps up the volume!

A big weekend of live music is ready to rock the Ridge! Comment
Sheepshead Bay

Mosque-less Muslims improvise for Ramadan

Sheepshead Bay

Mosque-less Muslims improvise for Ramadan

Plans to build a mosque in Sheepshead Bay may remain on hold, but Ramadan waits for no man. Comments (1)
They wanted to be a part of it — New York, New York! Comment
A Britisher’s View

Downed jetliner victims might still be alive today if not for Putin

Russia needs to assume responsibility for downed Malaysian Flight 17. The nearly 300 passengers who perished on board might still be alive today, if President Vladimir Putin had not meddled in Ukraine’s internal affairs in a bid to restore ex-Soviet glory days, writes our columnist. Comment

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Bay Ridge

It’s Ramadan in the Ridge!

Ramadan is about fasting — but at the end of the day, it’s also about food. Comments (6)
Sheepshead Bay

Talking trash in Sheepshead Bay

Residents of Sheepshead Bay fed up with the trash that litters their streets will have a chance to take matters — and brooms — into their own hands this weekend. Comment
Standing O

Standing O prescribes congrats to new cardiology head at Lutheran Medical Center

A shout-out to Dr. George Fernaine, new chief of cardiology at Lutheran Medical Center. Comment
Coney Island

Child drowns in Coney Island surf

A 10-year-old girl from Staten Island drowned after falling into the ocean in Coney Island on July 22. Comments (1)
Reality stars might have killed the music video, but the classic era of MTV is not forgotten. Comment
Borough-wide

Lincoln athletic director Ebeid is a real All-Star

A Coney Island teacher received all-star treatment last week, compliments of Major League Baseball and a certain discount store. Comment
Gowanus

Wizard world: PotterCon is a Harry Potter party for grown-ups

Call it Harry Potter and the Goblet of Beer. Comment
Joe Knows

Former John Jay star Ryan still has game

Beating players half his age on the basketball court is nothing new to Jack Ryan, and him doing so is becoming an inspiration to others his age. Comment

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Gerritsen Beach

Build It Back gets back on track

Build It Back is finally living up to its name. Comment
UPDATE: NYPD brass says the culprits probably had an elaborate plan and the climbers may have worked in construction. This much they do know: the pranksters blocked the flag lights with baking tins. Comment
Bay Ridge

Calls for unity as Islamophobic harassment rocks Ridge

Jewish and Muslim leaders came together on Tuesday to denounce two weekend incidents in which people bearing Israeli flags targeted Bay Ridge Muslims at mosques, prompting one set of worshippers to hurl bottles back. Comment
Gowanus

Chew on this: Pat Kiernan to host tasty food trivia night

The beloved NY1 host is the host with the roast! Comment
Bay Ridge

Summer yoga in the park

Bay Ridge

Summer yoga in the park

Namaste, Bay Ridge! Comment
Not for Nuthin’

Jo’s off the sugar and high on life!

This week, our columnist goes cold turkey from the white, powdery stuff. And the crystalized, too. Comments (1)
Red Hook

Art of glass: Exhibition features see-through gun sculptures

The appeal of this art show is transparent. Comment
Bay Ridge

This stroll is on a roll!

Bay Ridge’s newest block party got off on the right foot this year. Comment

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Canarsie

Tragic tree trimming

Trimming tree branches near power lines is a familiar practice, but one Canarsie resident said a profound pruning has left the trees in her neighborhood looking like they were blown apart. Comments (2)
Harbor Watch

At ease, soldier

The National Guard held a family day cookout and awards ceremony at Fort Hamilton on July 13 to thank its members for their service. Comment
Prospect Heights

Dinos roar at Barclays

Steven Spielberg, eat your heart out. Comment
BoroBeat

Good vibes at Aviator neon run

BoroBeat

Good vibes at Aviator neon run

Neon-painted runners stood out on Saturday night at the Neon Vibe run at Aviator Sports and Events Center. Comment
High School Sports

The Courier’s Top 10 Brooklyn high school teams of 2014

The championships rolled into Brooklyn again this year. So which teams were the cream of the crop? Comment

Monday, July 21, 2014

Sheepshead Bay

Tour of duty: Fishing trip floats vets’ boats

A group of about 50 veterans got to take a free trip aboard one of Sheepshead Bay’s charter fishing boats on July 16 — to unwind some post-combat stress, and reel in some seafood. Comment
Sheepshead Bay

Encore! Music on the Bay is back

A once-defunct Sheepshead Bay concert series has started its reunion tour. Comment
It’s Only My Opinion

Back for Hawaii, Stan’s suitcase is lighter, but he’s heavier

Our columnist returns from his latest vacation, with lots of tidbits to tell. Comments (1)
Borough-wide

Former Bishop Loughlin star Frazier preparing for pro career

Branden Frazier got a taste of what its like to be a professional basketball player as he begins the process of deciding his future in the sport. Comment
Borough-wide

Former ASA pitcher Gil finding success in minor leagues

Playing professional baseball was the last thing Isaac Gil thought he would be doing after high school. Comment

Friday, July 18, 2014

Borough-wide ✔ Poll

The Knight shift! Help choose the new Nets mascot

The Nets ditched their much-maligned mascot the Brooklyn Knight last week, meaning the hunt is on for a replacement that captures the essence of Brooklyn. We know Nets management is plenty busy looking for ways to fill seats next season after this spring’s meltdown at the hands of the Miami Heat, so we figured we would offer up some suggestions for the team’s next cheerleader in chief. Comment
Music

This guy is putting Brooklyn songs on the map

Okay, he acknowledges the rest of the city, too. Comment
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