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Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

Park Slope

Trash talk! Park Slope ‘pollution tourist’ on vacationing in Chernobyl

You’ve spent winter on the Gowanus, now try summer in Chernobyl! Comment
Downtown

B’Heights guitar vet teams up with Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon

More than two decades after he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s, Loren Connors is still rocking. Comment

Sunday, Nov. 23, 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. 22, 2014

Big Screecher

Language barrier threatens Carmine’s calorie count!

This week, the Screecher gets less of his required sustenance than required! Comment

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Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

Sheepshead Bay

Troubling Trump talk

A closed-door meeting between the developers of a controversial tower and selected local leaders raised more questions than answers about the plan to demolish the Trump Village Shopping Center, said a local pol who attended. Comments (6)
Gowanus

Boom! Greenpointer explains spontaneous human combustion

It is actually a real thing that happens. Just not very often. Comments (1)
Williamsburg

Slurred speech: Writers to give boozy TED-style talks

PowerPoint presentations usually drive people to drink, not the other way around. Comment
Bay Ridge Nights

Where to avoid your family on Thanksgiving Eve in Bay Ridge

This Nov. 26, the Ridge has volleyball, live music, and craft beer — and none of your annoying cousins. Comment
A Britisher’s View

Americans and legal immigrants play second fiddle to cocky illegals

Illegal immigration insults legal immigrants, writes “A Britisher’s View.” Comments (4)

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014

Bay Ridge

Here’s to 50! Events to mark Verrazano’s semicentennial

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is throwing a celebration on Staten Island at 10:30 am on Nov. 21, but Brooklynites can catch some of the action from Bay Ridge’s golden shores. Comments (1)
Bay Ridge

Bridging the gap: MTA wants to raise Verrazano tolls to balance budget

On the eve of the span’s 50th anniversary, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is considering the 16th toll hike on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge to help close a budget gap. Comment
Mill Basin

Rage against the machines: Buses bashed at Mill Basin meeting

Where there’s smoke, there are fiery residents. Comment
Brighton Beach

City: Brighton Beach boardwalk’s fate is set in concrete

A cement boardwalk might be the cold, hard truth for Brighton Beachers. Comments (3)
Standing O

Brooklyn is celebrating 137 years of Fresh Air fun.

Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment
Joe Knows

Bergtraum’s Grezinsky departs on his own terms

Ed Grezinsky’s decision to end his historic run as the girls’ basketball coach at Murry Bergtraum appears abrupt from the outside, but makes plenty of sense if you know the man. Comment

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

Gowanus

Pin-art-a! Gowanus art installation is made to be smashed to pieces

Art is dead — or it will be after this show is done with it. Comment
Mill Basin

Locals vote of waterfront projects

Residents overwhelmingly supported funding a costal protection study and a stormwater retention system at the final public meeting of the New York Rising’s Southeast Brooklyn Waterfront Planning Committee on Nov. 12. Comment
Canarsie

High flying tree lighting

Canarsie residents are soaring into the holiday spirit! Comments (1)
Not for Nuthin’

How to get the mayor to work on time

This week, our columnist uses her own experience to explain how to get our prodigiously late leader to the show before the curtain falls. Comment
Sheepshead Bay

Campus renamed to honor former chancellor

A new name and a new mission is giving the Sheepshead Bay High School campus a new lease on life. Comments (2)
Borough-wide

Olympic medalist Torres leads St. Francis College swim clinic

Former Olympic swimmer Dara Torres led a swimming clinic at St. Francis College last Saturday to help the next generation of aquatic champions take the plunge. Comment
Borough-wide

St. Francis College to face Old Dominion in NCAA men’s soccer tournament

The St. Francis College men’s soccer team is looking for a better result this year as it heads to its second-straight NCAA tournament. Comment

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014

Bay Ridge

Pajama party will raise money to fight rare disease

As far as fund-raisers go, this one will be a sleeper hit. Comment
Mean Streets

Cyclists: Text-messaging-while-biking ban has g2g

A southern Brooklyn pol’s bid to ban text-messaging while biking is a misguided attempt to score political points in the car-centric district and fundamentally misunderstands the dangers cyclists face, according to bike advocates. Comment
Brooklyn Heights

DA: Send latest bridge climber to the slammer

“This is not a game and we will be seeking jail time,” Ken Thompson said. Comments (1)
Boerum Hill

Right turn! Artists create flip-books for Boerum Hill exhibition

To everything, turn, turn, turn. There is an art show, turn, turn, turn. Comment
Nets

Domain of the game: New Mexicans holding Nets.com hostage

Bidding in an Ebay auction for the easy-to-type URL reached $150,000 this week, but that was not enough for the whimsical family business owners who are rubbing their Internet 1.0 cred in the face of Brooklyn’s home team. Comment
Marine Park

Brooklyn trio throws 300th birthday party for Bach

No, not that Bach — his son. Comment
High School Sports

Dual-back attack powers Grand Street past Brooklyn Tech

Grand Street delivered a convincing playoff win against Brooklyn Tech last Saturday, despite its prolific passing attack being grounded with starting quarterback Justin White out with a concussion. Comment
High School Sports

Second-half turnovers end Viking’s stellar season in City conference

South Shore’s season ended last Saturday with a 34–14 loss to Flushing in the opening round of the playoffs, but the Vikings’ 2014 champaign still exceeded most expectations. Comment
High School Sports

Resilient Xaverian undone by Fordham Prep in Class A title game

Xaverian coach Mike Jioia wasn’t going to dwell on the negative after a season-ending loss in the Catholic High School Football League Class A tile game. Comment

Monday, Nov. 17, 2014

Gravesend

Taylor Swift as New York City’s Global Welcome Ambassador? Fuggedaboutit!

Brooklyn native Paul Bomba’s got your tourism video right here... Comments (2)
Dyker Heights

Illegal home conversions have Dyker, Ridge schools bursting at seams

Areas with the highest number of complaints about illegal conversions also have the most overcrowded elementary schools. Comments (16)
Canarsie

Cop seek three ‘persons of interest’ about Canarsie shooting

Police released a video of three individuals they say have information about a shooting in Canarsie. Comment
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan channels the Dragnet soundtrack

This week, our columnist let’s you know what is dumb-da-dumb-dumb! Comments (6)

Friday, Nov. 14, 2014

Bergen Beach

Bamboozlement by bus

Locals suspect a landowner brought in a troublesome bus depot in order to trick neighbors into supporting a plan to build condos on the site. Comments (1)
Vinegar Hill

Sweets thief sours, brandishes blades

Cops cuffed a man on Nov. 2 who they say stole cotton candy from a York Street market, then returned a few minutes later and threatened an employee with three knives. Comment

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