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Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014

Downtown

Talese tales! Author to discuss ‘The Bridge’ at Transit Museum

Building a bridge is a lot like going to war — just ask Gay Talese. Comment

Monday, Nov. 10, 2014

Brighton Beach

Vanilla rice: ‘First white rapper’ Rice Maniac heats up Brighton Beach

Rice Maniac is not your grandfather’s rap artist — though he may look a bit like your grandpa. Comment
Borough-wide

MCU teams up with City Harvest and Toys for Tots

Help make the holidays brighter for a poor family. Drop off non-perishable foods, new and unwrapped toys and games, or cash donations at selected branches of Municipal Credit Union for City Harvest’s Daily News Food Drive and the Salvation Army Toys for Tots campaign. Comment
Boerum Hill

Carroll Gardens press activist talks censorship in the digital age

He will not be silenced! Comment
Prospect Heights

Let it snow! ‘Frozen’ skates into Barclays

The ice woman cometh. Comment

Sunday, Nov. 9, 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. Comment

Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014

Big Screecher

This week, the Screecher is loaded!

Poor Carmine! He had so much to drink, he missed his daughter’s 40th birthday! Comment

Friday, Nov. 7, 2014

Bay Ridge Nights

Vote for Bay Ridge nightlife!

Rock the vote in the Ridge this weekend! Comment
Music

Brooklyn goes country!

Meet the Kings County bands that play both kinds of music. Comment
A Britisher’s View

There’s no comparsion between braveheart Bibi and President Chicken

A senior Obama official blasting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “a chickens---” is another textbook example of how President Bam-Bam’s tweenie bopper administration rolls, writes our columnist. Comments (4)
Borough-wide

We brief readers on news from the past month

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

Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014

Brighton Beach

Trump tower toxins

Fears of chemical contamination could now trump all other issues in the controversial demolition of the Trump Village Shopping Center. Comments (19)
Bay Ridge

Howl’s Head Park

Things got freaky at Owl’s Head Park on Halloween. Comment
Park Slope

Vocalist-turned-comedian performs heartfelt rendition of ‘Sk8r Boi’

Eliot Glazer takes silly songs very seriously. Comment
Coney Island

Turning over a new fin: Mermaid Ave. storefronts renovated

Coney Island is open for business! Comment
Park Slope

Gawk at artists’ workspaces during P’Slope open studio weekend

This Brooklynite loves going in to work on the weekends — so much so, he wants you to come, too! Comment
Joe Knows

Transformed Simpson can lead Terriers to NCAA tournament

Eilidh Simpson’s taste of basketball at the next level showed her that success would require more than jump shots and ball-handling drills. Comment

Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014

Election Results 2014

Bay Ridge

Recchia wrecked: Grimm reaps convincing victory

The congressman who famously threatened to break a reporter in half “like a boy” got the next best thing when his opponent conceded Tuesday’s election. Comments (1)
Bay Ridge

Golden is still golden

Voters from Bay Ridge to Marine Park threw their weight behind Martin Golden in the 22nd state Senate District on Election Day. Comment
Sheepshead Bay

Cymbrowitz defeats Akselrod — again

The second time’s the charm. Comments (2)
Coney Island

Brook no challenger: Brook-Krasny edges out Republican opponent

The 46th Assembly District will stay blue — despite a strong showing from area Republicans. Comment
Canarsie

Sampson keeps seat — for now

Indicted state Sen. John Sampson (D–Canarsie) won the general election by a substantial margin, despite facing trial for multiple counts of wrongdoing. Comment
Canarsie

Persaud prevails

Community activist Roxanne Persaud has won Canarsie’s 59th district’s vacant assembly seat by a landslide with nearly 74 percent of the vote. Comment
Gowanus

Strip it good! Brooklyn burlesque show celebrates 10th birthday

Strip strip hooray! Comment
Williamsburg

Class act! Bushwick trio lives and plays in an old schoolhouse

When it is time for this trio to make new music, it literally goes to school. Comment
Fort Greene

Thief steals man’s scooter

Plus more relentless crime from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comment
Not for Nuthin’

Why aren’t my kitties celebricats?

This week, Jo wants to use her pets to make some easy money. Comment
High School Sports

Fontbonne snaps St. Francis Prep’s seven-year reign

Fontbonne Hall’s dethroning of seven-time defending diocesan champion St. Francis Prep last Friday started earlier this season with two victories that finally pierced the Terriers’ myth of invincibility for the Bonnies. Comment
High School Sports

Erasmus Hall shuts out Brooklyn Tech to remain unbeaten

Erasmus Hall started fast and never looked back against Brooklyn Tech. Comment

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014

Gravesend

What a treat! PS 212 students take a Halloween break from class

Call it a Halloween break. Comments (1)
Park Slope

Artist covers herself in whipped cream, cookies for new show

This Williamsburger has an arty appetite. Comment
Fitness

In the long run: Photos of the marathon’s slog through Brooklyn

They’ve gotta be sore. Comment
Marine Park

Broadway shines a light on Marine Park

Eighth graders at Marine Park’s IS 278 learned theater tips and tricks on Oct. 29 from Broadway’s Tommy Bracco, who starred in the show “Newsies.” The musical thespian led a dynamic dance workshop for 13- and 14-year-old students interested in the arts. Comment
Bay Ridge

City to fix sinkholes plaguing Shore Road Promenade

The Parks Department plans to fill in slew of sinkholes that keep appearing on the Shore Road Promenade bike path in Bay Ridge, and locals say the fix couldn’t come soon enough. Comments (1)
Fort Greene

Unseen Andy Warhol films to screen at BAM

With live soundtracks performed by some big-name artists. Comment
Park Slope

Pol: Prospect Park Residence landlord is ‘evil’

Park Slope’s councilman says the owner of a Grand Army Plaza old-folks home who is allegedly harassing seniors to evict them has reached a whole new level of “moral bankruptcy.” Comments (1)
High School Sports

St. Saviour’s resurgence falls short of soccer title

Over the past four years, St. Saviour’s girls’ soccer program has gone from struggling even to field team to competing for a diocesan title. Comment
High School Sports

Parker Power: Senior quarterback propels Poly past Friendship Academy

Poly Prep quarterback Chris Parker is only 5-foot-6 and 160 pounds, but he’s done enough for coach Dino Mangiero to call him the best player he has had in his 13 seasons with the Blue Devils — and that includes numerous Division-I recruits. Comment
Borough-wide

St. Francis College looking beyond the hype

Coach Glenn Braica refused to get caught up in the hype of his St. Francis College team being picked to win the Northeast Conference for the first time in program history. Comment

Monday, Nov. 3, 2014

Coney Island

Habitat for Humanity repairs 100th home on Sandy anniversary

When Habitat for Humanity finished fixing up a Coney Island woman’s Sandy-damaged home on Oct. 29, it marked the group’s 100th project in the city since the superstorm devastated the city exactly two years ago. Comment
Mill Basin

School buses plague once-quiet street

Mill Basin residents say this right is wrong. Comment
It’s Only My Opinion

Yes, you may have no bananas

In which our columnist asks why we let “undocumented” immigrant children with measles across our border, but he can’t bring a banana off a cruise ship. Comments (1)
Bay Ridge

Trilled to bits! Xaverian’s Senior Idol show a hit

Talk about golden oldies! Comment

Election Guide 2014

Politics

Your cheat sheet about what’s on the ballot

New York’s general election is this Tuesday, Nov. 4, and there is a dearth of close races in our coverage area, although some action-packed races in Bay Ridge are packing enough intrigue for the whole borough. And, with New York state’s three most powerful positions up for grabs, there is plenty to keep track of. Here is everything you need to know before heading to the polls.
Politics

Governor: Andrew Cuomo vs. Rob Astorino

Gov. Cuomo’s first term is up for appraisal by voters as he faces off with Westchester conservative Rob Astorino. Comment
Politics

Attorney General: Eric Schneiderman vs. John Cahill

John Cahill faces a tough lift in taking on incumbent Attorney General Eric Schneiderman who, though he has maintained a lower profile than his predecessors, is banking on his record of lucrative settlements with white collar criminals to carry him to victory. Comment
Borough-wide

Comptroller: Tom DiNapoli vs. Bob Antonacci

Upstate county comptroller Robert Antonacci is the underdog in a race to defeat his counterpart at the state level, incumbent Thomas DiNapoli., who has branded himself as a reformer since taking office following the arrest of Alan Hevesi, his predecessor. Comment
Coney Island

Kaiser’s on a roll! Students spruce up Coney Park

The recovery never stops. Comment

Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

Sheepshead Bay

Lighting the shore in Sheepshead Bay

Sheepshead Bay residents came together Wednesday to bring light to the memory of a devastating day. Comment
Sheepshead Bay

Kids craft at family arts day

The Family Arts Day at the Connie Lekas School in Sheepshead Bay gave students with special needs and their families a chance to create some colorful crafts. Comment
Marine Park

Kennedy’s Restaurant is back!

The iconic Kennedy’s Restaurant in Breezy Point — destroyed by Hurricane Sandy — reopened on Oct. 29, exactly two years after the superstorm devastated the neighborhood. Comments (1)
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