Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

It’s not every day you get on go on a free cruise departing from a local park. Comment

Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014

Just when you thought it was safe to go back to Williamsburg. Comment

Monday, Aug. 25, 2014

Marine Park

Waterfront committee seeks advice to prepare for next superstorm

There’s $4 million dollars on the line, and to win big, all locals need to do is complain. Comments (1)
It is art imitating lunch. Comment
Coney Island

One-ring circus! Unicycles roll up to circle-themed show at Coney

There are no squares in this crowd. Comment

Sunday, Aug. 24, 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

‘Sound off to the Editor’ — a lively sounding board for the topics of the day

Want a good read? Check out our readers’ thought-provoking opinions on the liveliest letters’ page around. Comments (1)

Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014

Big Screecher

Carmine from the block! The Screecher joins the party!

This week, Carmine has a blast at one of them thar block parties. Comment

What to read this week

Neighborhood booksellers give their recommendations for great new summer reading. Comment

Friday, Aug. 22, 2014


Brooklyn Made: The mark of greatness

A new certification defines what it means to be made in Brooklyn. Comment
Bay Ridge Nights

Surf’s up in Bay Ridge!

Surf in to Bay Ridge for a weekend of totally tubular live music! Comment
Fort Greene

BAM-boozled:Bad checks defraud Fort Greene institution

Somepne stole $36,000 from our beloved institution. Comment

Salman Rushdie to help launch debut novel from B’Heights author

She is going live with a little help from her friend. Comment
A Britisher’s View

The Battle of Brooklyn played a pivotal role in the nation’s creation

There might not be a Brooklyn — or even an America — if not for the sacrifices of the revolutionaries who fought in the Battle of Brooklyn, which commemorates its 238 anniversary on Aug. 27. Comment

Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014


City to spray for skeeters

Close your windows and bring the kids indoors tonight — Southern Brooklyn is getting sprayed. Comment
In traffic court, even the judges don’t have the right-of-way. Comment

Chef survives Gowanus Canal ice bucket challenge

A fearless Bedford-Stuyvesant chef took he the so-called “Ice-Bucket Challenge” fund-raiser for Lou Gehrig’s Disease a disgusting step further when he survived a dousing of ice water drawn from the filthy Gowanus Canal — the only waterway in Brooklyn that is confirmed to have the clap. Comments (1)
Standing O

Another centenarian sensation!

Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comments (1)

Cops release video of gunpoint robbery in East Flatbush

Police are looking for two men they say were caught on video robbing a senior citizen at gunpoint in East Flatbush on Aug. 2. Comment

Audit reveals tree-trimming program’s deep-rooted problems

The Parks Department is mismanaging the war on trees in Brooklyn, a city audit found. Comment

Arrest in Bensonhurst Park shooting

Police arrested a man for shooting another guy in a Bensonhurst Park after an argument escalated on Aug. 16. Comment

Un-Rapture-d! G’point musician trades dance-punk stardom for soul

Dance-punk’s not dead — it is just playing R&B in Bushwick. Comment

Late-night insight: TV writers offer look behind the laughter

A panel at the Brooklyn Comedy Festival will provide a behind-the-scenes look at the process of writing for late-night TV shows. Comment
Joe Knows

Former Erasmus star Samuel set to shine for Ohio State

Curtis Samuel’s high school football career ended with a late-game ankle injury in Erasmus Hall’s semifinal loss to Tottenville last season. Comment

Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014


Reward for tips on Midwood shooting: $12,000

Police are offering a $12,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in a shooting in Midwood that killed a Canarsie man earlier this year. Comment
Coney Island

A swimming success: Aquarium hosts after-hours bash

The penguins may have been overdressed. Comment
Not for Nuthin’

Jo remebers what it was like to not go to Woodstock

Look, you couldn’t be everywhere in the ’60s. Comments (3)
Marine Park

Marine Park reflects on ‘sniper’ case

Marine Park

Marine Park reflects on ‘sniper’ case

Marine Park residents are reflecting on the lessons of one of the neighborhoods most traumatic events after the so-called “Stuart Street sniper” was sentenced to eight years in prison for spraying the street with semi-automatic gunfire in 2011. Comment
Forget the new “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” movie. Not one but two screenings of the 1990 original are happening in Brooklyn bars this week. Comment
The British are coming! Again! Comment

Water, water everywhere: Kids splash around Aviator

Aviator Sports and Events Center treated its members to a day of splashing around with water slides, bounce castles, and games on Aug. 17. Comment

Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014


Cops seek attempted bank robber

Police are searching for the woman who tried to rob a Bensonhurst bank on Aug. 16. Comment
Mean Streets

Sand trap makes for risky detour

Mean Streets

Sand trap makes for risky detour

Daring riders are making a dangerous move — on to Belt Parkway. Comments (1)
A 10-foot-tall, high-rise sand castle that almost didn’t happen took first place of the team division in the annual Coney sand sculpting contest on Aug. 16. Comment

Residents get down at annual block party

Residents enjoyed the last stretch of summer with games, dancing, and food for Pearson Street’s annual block party between Avenues T and U on Aug. 16. Comment
Rising R&B stars will play alongside Sharon Jones and Bad Brains at massive Fort Greene fest. Comment

Canarsie’s Morrow puts coaching on hold for career overseas

Erica Morrow had already begun the transition from player to coach, but now she back on the court and playing professionally overseas. Comments (1)
High School Sports

Xaverian’s Scotti commits to Seton Hall baseball

Anthony’s Scotti’s choice to play baseball at Seton Hall was easy. His coaches face the tougher choice — where to put him in the batting order. Comment

Monday, Aug. 18, 2014

Sheepshead Bay

A trip into Sheepshead Bay’s past

Sheepshead Bay

A trip into Sheepshead Bay’s past

Sheepshead Bay may currently be struggling to keep its streets clean, but back in the day, the area was a swank resort featuring gambling and ritzy hotels, according to Brooklyn’s official historian. Comments (3)

Cycling senior hit by car in Gravesend

A 73-year-old man is in critical condition after being hit by a sports utility vehicle on Aug. 15 while riding his bike in Gravesend. Comments (1)
Coney Island

Wounded warriors come out to play

Coney Island

Wounded warriors come out to play

The Wounded Warriors Project hosted a family day in Coney Island on Aug. 11. Comment
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan gets all international on us

This week, our columnist fills you in on news from around the world — especailly the Mid-East. Comments (12)

Flatlands burglary caught on tape

Police are looking for two teenagers they say were caught on video committing a burglary in Flatlands — one of them wearing a rather distinctive backpack. Comment

Former Xaverian kicker Marando set for big finish to Fordham career

Michael Marando’s parents responded with a quick “No!” when he first asked if he could play high-school football as a freshman at Xaverian. Comment

Friday, Aug. 15, 2014


Ambulance crashes in Flatlands


Ambulance crashes in Flatlands

A Flatlands appliance store owner rescued two emergency medical technicians and a patient from a private ambulance that flipped upside down in a dramatic accident Thursday morning. Comment

Cops: Watch out for these bandits

Police are looking for two men wanted for a series of robberies that have targeted middle-aged adults and senior citizens in Flatlands this summer. Comment

Nine sickened in Brooklyn Terminal Market incident

Nine people were sickened by carbon-monoxide poisoning at the Brooklyn Terminal Market in Canarsie on Aug. 13. Comment

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