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Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014

Books

Background stories: F’Greene-published short story collection digs up the past

Regrets? They’ve had a few — and it makes for great reading! Comment

Monday, Sept. 8, 2014

Bay Ridge

Ridgite to play 9-11 tribute with songs about New York City

Martin McQuade will croon through three hours of songs about the city. Comment

Sunday, Sept. 7, 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’ — 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, Sept. 6, 2014

Big Screecher

Carmine’s had it with all this interference!

The Screecher says you’ve got to stop reading the lies on the internet, and start listening to him like you used to. Comment
Books

What to read this week

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

Friday, Sept. 5, 2014

Downtown

Theft spree targeted women shoppers on Fulton Mall

Four store patrons reported having their wallets or bags stolen while browsing the aisles in stores along Downtown’s Fulton Mall on the same day last week. Comment
Bay Ridge Nights

Live happily ever after in Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge is going green — ogre green! Comment
A Britisher’s View

Heroic 9-11 Firefighter Joseph Patrick Henry — gone but not forgotten

Firefighter Joseph Patrick Henry made the supreme sacrifice on 9-11, perishing with his entire unit from Ladder 21 in Manhattan. His brother, Michael Henry, speaks with A Britisher’s View on the 14th anniversary of the World Trade Center terror attacks. Comment
Borough-wide

We brief readers on news from the past month

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

Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014

Coney Island

Cop seek Coney robber

Police are looking for the man they believe ripped the purse from an elderly woman’s shoulder on Bay 46th Street on Aug. 29. Comment
Canarsie

Sampson Agonistes

Twice-indicted state Sen. John Sampson is seeking reelection as allegations of wrongdoing continue to pile up before the Sept. 9 primary. Comment
BoroBeat

The Eastern Parkway way: Plumage procession at West Indian Day Parade

Hundreds of thousands of revelers flocked to Crown Heights on Sept 1. to shake a tail-feather and scarf a jerk-chicken leg or five as part of the annual West Indian American Day Parade. Comment
Standing O

Standing O says ‘Congratulations’ to the happy pair

Brooklyn’s biggest booster is clinking the glasses for happiness for Madison and Mike Comment

Retro Coney

Coney Island

Wave goodb-eye! Coney throws farewell party for Spook-A-Rama Cyclops

Keep an eye out for this party! Comment
Greenwood Heights

Whip it good! Green-Wood exhibit features vintage Coney amusements

The cemetery is hosting a new exhibit on the life and work of one its most amusing permanent residents — Coney ride inventor Williams Mangels. Comment
Joe Knows

South Shore can feel good about dreaming big

South Shore doesn’t plan on tip-toeing its way into the top division of Public School Athletic League football. Comment

Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014

Sheepshead Bay

Cymbrowitz: I’ll ban ‘booze cruises’

A local politician fighting for reelection is fishing for votes by proposing to ban the so-called “booze cruises” that depart from Sheepshead Bay, claiming the docks should be reserved for boats offering rods and reels, not drinking and dancing. But party-boat skippers suspect a darker motive. Comments (4)
Not for Nuthin’

Guns don’t kill, stupidity does

You can’t fix stupid. So says comic Ron White. True that. But who takes the award for the most stupid? Tough question, ain’t it? Comments (4)
Gowanus

Super friends! Nerdy bar nights combine forces for a big brainy bash

When their powers combine, they are Brooklyn Brain Jam! Comment
High School Sports

Physical Poly Prep sets sights on perfect season

Poly Prep’ football team is set to make a run at a perfect season this year — for much the same reason it was so successful last year. Comment
High School Sports

Fort Hamilton seeks return to city title contention

Fort Hamilton’s struggles late last season aren’t being forgotten. Tigers coach Danny Perez isn’t telling his team this is a new year and to leave its four-game losing streak in the past. On the contrary. Comment
High School Sports

Poly determined to bring home state soccer title after two near misses

Poly Prep’s soccer program left any complacency behind on the field at Manhattanville College following another disappointing championship game defeat. Comment

Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014

Gravesend

Robin Hood comes to the neighborhood

Sherwood Forest and a band of merry men made an appearance in Gravesend last weekend. Comment
Coney Island

Coney Island residents call for more investment in community

A recent fatal shooting has prompted both anger and soul-searching in Coney Island’s impoverished residential section. Comment
DUMBO

P-rhyme time! Poets pen pieces about ‘Full House’ and ‘Mad Men’

Roses are red, violets are blue, television can inspire high-brow art, too. Comment
Bay Ridge

Top that! Boro pols fund new roof for Bay Ridge Library

Borough President Adams and Councilman Vincent Gentile (D–Bay Ridge) have allocated money from their capital budgets to re-top the Ridge Boulevard library. Comment
Transit

Pols push MTA bedbug alert law

Bedbugs have been reported on at least 21 subway cars in the past month — including Brooklyn’s N train — and a Bensonhurst assemblyman wants the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to sound the horn whenever the dreaded pests are found on a train or bus, but the state agency says there is no need to inform the public of when creepy crawlies are hitching a ride. Comment

Monday, Sept. 1, 2014

Brooklyn Heights

Upward dog: Yoga Pole Studio gets students above comfort zone

In a neighborhood full of yoga, one studio climbs high above the rest. Comment
Midwood

Pedestrian struck and killed in Midwood

A 62-year-old pedestrian died after he was struck by the driver of a sports utility vehicle in Midwood on Aug. 28. Comment
Borough-wide

Golden honors hero cops

State Sen. Marty Golden honored six quick-thinking officers from the 62nd Precinct who saved people from choking this month. Comment
Canarsie

Cops seek pair for swiping video games

Police are looking for two men they say stole thousands of dollars worth of video games from a store in Canarsie on Aug. 27. Comment
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan says remember IRS, Alamo

The events in Ferguson, Mo., Gaza and Iraq have pushed Lois Lerner off the front page. U.S. citizens have no love for the Internal Revenue Service. In fact, most of America fears the department and harbors more than just a bit of dislike for it. If the GOP does a decent job of reminding us of the things Miss Lerner allegedly (must always remember to use that word) did, it may be able to pick up a few extra votes in the next election. Comments (4)
Bensonhurst

Cops seek Bensonhurst groper

Cops are searching for a creep who is groping women in Bensonhurst. Comment

Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

BoroBeat

Cyclones ’90s night was, like, totally awesome

A ’90s throwback theme night at MCU Park featured a live version of the decade’s popular “Double Dare” show, quintessentially ’90s prizes, and Nickelodeon star Kel Mitchell. Comment
Sheepshead Bay

Scofflaw cabbies clog Sheepshead Bay Road

You can never find a taxi when you want one, but in Sheepshead Bay, locals are finding cabs where they don’t want them. Comment
Flatbush

Motorcyclist struck in East Flatbush

A motorcyclist is in critical condition after being hit by the driver of a sports utility vehicle in East Flatbush on Aug. 28. Comment

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