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Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014

Fort Greene

Husband and wife share role of transgender woman in new opera

Opening minds is a two-person job. Comment
High School Sports

New Abraham Lincoln stars want title to call their own

Abraham Lincoln isn’t the defending city football champion. At least that’s what the Railsplitters team is telling itself, despite hoisting the trophy at Yankee Stadium last year. Comment

Monday, Sept. 1, 2014

Gowanus

Parton glances: Fans throw Dolly Parton tribute show

And they will always love her. Comment

Sunday, Aug. 31, 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’ — 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. Comment

Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014

Big Screecher

Carmine wishes himself a happy 79th

Nobody parties like the screecher, and this week, he parties like he’s 79! Comments (1)

Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

Borough-wide

Tix fix back on track

The infamous B44 ticket blitz is a big step closer to getting fixed. Comment
Mill Basin

Towed trucks

Long-haul drivers who park their trucks illegally in Marine Park and Mill Basin overnight won’t just find a ticket in the morning — now they’ll be lucky to find their trucks. Comments (1)
Bay Ridge Nights

Revolution in the Ridge!

The British are coming — to Bay Ridge! Comment
A Britisher’s View

The internet — the revolution of our age — turns 45 years old on Tuesday

The electronic superhighway celebrates its 45th birthday on Sept. 2, and its pros and cons are kingdoms of marvel and cesspits of horror, writes our columnist. Comments (1)
BoroBeat

Pint-sized dancers compete to represent Nets

Kids from all over the city flooded Long Island University in hopes of dancing their way into the coolest after-school gig in the borough. Comment

Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

Dyker Heights

Suspected rapist sought in Dyker attack

Police are searching for a man they believe raped a Dyker Heights woman in her home on Aug. 23. Comment
Coney Island

Cops seek Coney phone snatcher

Police are looking for thief who allegedly swiped a phone from a Q Train straphanger on Aug. 10. Comment
Sheepshead Bay

Fish-cop sting in Sheepshead Bay

This was a real bait and switch. Comments (7)
Bay Ridge

Turning over a new Leif

The Leif Bar reopens in Bay Ridge! Comment
Standing O

100 candles burning brightly

Another Standing O for another Brooklyn centenarian! Comments (1)
Flatbush

Flatbush theater to reopen in January with royal flourish

It is becoming palace fit for Kings. Comments (1)
Gowanus

Roots’ rapper pal promises his musical variety show will change your life

“Old New York Live” will be a throwback to the days when artists and audiences from all walks of life rubbed shoulders, according to creator Dice Raw. Comment
Joe Knows

High school sports stars to watch in fall 2014

Another Brooklyn high school sports season is getting set to start. New stars emerge and old ones put the finshing touches on their careers. So here is a look at the players I think you should keep an eye on during the upcoming fall season. Comment

Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

Sheepshead Bay

Fighting test stress with the lotus position

It’s the downward-facing middle-school student! Comment

Immersion bender

Clinton Hill

Chekhov’s shun! Clinton Hill play has ‘poor door’ for cheap-ticket holders

At this immersive production of “Three Sisters,” those who pay 99¢ will have a very different experience from those who pay . Comment
Bushwick

Three-day-long performance combines Emily Dickinson with disco music

Nothing says “19th-century poetry” like disco dancing and outer space. Comment
Sheepshead Bay

‘Love’ artist paints mural in Sheepshead Bay

This graffiti artist left his mark on the right wall, and people are loving it. Comment
Brooklyn Heights

Cops: Russian strolled to top of B’klyn Bridge for cellphone pics

That’s no observation deck. Comment
Brighton Beach

Cyclist struck by car in Brighton Beach

A bicyclist is in critical condition after being hit by a car in Brighton Beach on Aug. 24. Comments (11)
Crown Heights

Full house! Crown Heights art installation is inspired by hoarders

This performance will have it all — literally. Comment
Not for Nuthin’

Spoiler alert! Jo’s never had a better cup of joe!

Face it, you would do the same thing if your coffee maker broke Comment
Borough-wide

Yankee pitcher Sabathia and former teammate Cano host celebrity basketball game

Celebrities faced off on the court, but the winners were the kids at the Summer Classic Charity Basketball Game at the Barclays Center on Aug. 21. Comment

Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014

Coney Island

Heroics at Coney soapbox derby race

The annual soapbox derby race in Coney Island’s Kaiser Park on Aug. 23 nearly turned tragic, but for the quick-thinking heroics of one of the event’s volunteers. Comment
Canarsie

Backpack giveaway too popular for its own good

This school supply giveaway taught everyone a lesson about planning ahead. Comment
Coney Island

School of fish

As far as summer school goes, this is as good as it gets. Comment
Coney Island

Weekend power outage at Coney Island aquarium remains unexplained

Maybe they had a glitch in the electric eels. Comment
BoroBeat

Brighton Jubilee a hit

This year’s annual Brighton Jubilee on Aug. 24 got rave reviews from attendees. Comment
Event

Make a racket! Where to watch the U.S. Open in Brooklyn

Have a smashing time at one of these ace screenings. Comment
High School Sports

Youthful Erasmus Hall squad set to continue winning ways

One of the most successful seasons in Erasmus Hall football history ended with a semifinal loss to Tottenville last season. It is now up to the next generation of stars to try to keep the program among the best in the Public School Athletic League. Comment

Monday, Aug. 25, 2014

Marine Park

Marine Parkway bridge advisory

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says the center span of the Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge will be raised several times a day all this week for inspections. Comment
Sheepshead Bay

MISSING: Cops seek help finding Sheepshead Bay woman

Police are asking for help finding a missing 79-year-old Sheepshead Bay woman who disappeared from her Quentin Road home on Aug. 23. Comment
Mean Streets

Save our seniors! Beep wants crossing guards to help oldsters

Borough President Adams says making crossing guards full time, and having them help seniors cross the street will save lives. Comment
Marine Park

Make sure your pets get their shots!

The city is offering free vaccines — including the rabies inoculation — for dogs and cats at the Salt Marsh Nature Center in Marine Park on Sept. 14. Comment
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan thinks murderers ought to suffer

Several weeks ago I wrote. Comments (12)
Coney Island

Boomer! Softball stars raise money at MCU Park

The other stars were out in Coney Island before Tuesday’s New York-Penn League All-Star Game at MCU Park when a group of already-stars had a match of their own. Comments (1)

Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

Bensonhurst

Rabid kitten alert!

An alert went out this week warning that feral cats and kittens roaming Bensonhurst may have rabies, after city officials captured a rabid raccoon that was seen fighting with some street cats in the neighborhood on Aug. 20. Comments (10)
Coney Island

Melee at MCU Park! Indie wrestling comes to Coney

There was a time when seeing two grown men fighting in Coney Island was undoubtedly a bad sign — now it’s a toss-up. Comment
Park Slope

Raise a glass to the Battle of Brooklyn!

A history buff will lead a free, educational pub crawl from Park Slope to Gowanus to commemorate the 238th anniversary of the skirmish. Comments (1)
Canarsie

Canarsie reunion brings folks back to the old neighborhood

They’re so Brooklyn, they remember Canarsie before it was Canarsie. Comments (9)
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