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Monday, Dec. 15, 2014

Williamsburg

Brooklyn’s Weezer tribute band finds unexpected fame

Holy cow — we think we’ve got one here! Comment
Books

Give the gift of a sweet Brooklyn cookbook this holiday season

We won’t sugarcoat it. Comment

Sunday, Dec. 14, 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, Dec. 13, 2014

Big Screecher

This week, Carmine can’t get a word in edgewise!

Let’s make one thing clear: When Carmine runs a meeting, it’s his meeting, not yours. Comment
Books

What to read this week

Neighborhood booksellers give their top picks of new literature. Comment

Friday, Dec. 12, 2014

Sheepshead Bay

Shelter helter skelter

The emergency homeless shelter that opened in Plumb Beach in October is infuriating residents who are still displaced from Hurricane Sandy. Comment
Coney Island

Pols, locals: Mayor should hire more police

Mayor DeBlasio’s updated four-year financial plan doesn’t boost the police department’s uniformed head count, but critics say the mayor has to grow the force to keep pace with the city’s rising population — especially in neighborhoods like Coney Island where violence remains a problem. Comment
DUMBO

Golden medal years! Dumbo exhibit celebrates elderly athletes

They’re still standing — and running, hurdling, pole-vaulting, javelin-throwing, and shot-putting! Comment
Bay Ridge Nights

’Tis the season to rock the Ridge

Holiday tunes and hard rock are waiting for you in Bay Ridge! Comment
A Britisher’s View

Wills and Kate should have talked about the Islamization of Britain during their New York trip

New York just bid Prince William and Dutchess Kate farewell, but the House of Windsor could be as dead as the Dodo if extremist Muslim trends continue in Britain, writes our columnist. Comment

Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014

Bay Ridge

Santas race through Ridge

A cadre of red-suited joggers took to the Shore Road Promenade for Bay Ridge’s second annual Santa Shuffle 5k on Dec. 6. Comment
Canarsie

Christmas comes to Canarsie

Brooklyn Democratic boss Frank Seddio lit up the neighborhood on Dec. 7 with the annual holiday light display at his Canarsie home. Comment
Borough-wide

Community News Group parties down

Our parent company held its holiday party at Buckley’s in Sheepshead Bay on Dec. 8. Comment
Brighton Beach

Chocolate as health food

This couple has just the thing for the lactose-intolerant, nut-allergic, vegan chocoholic in your life! Comments (1)
Sheepshead Bay

Cops: Help find missing man

Police are asking for help finding an 18-year-old Sheepshead Bay man who went missing from his home on Dec. 5. Comment
Brighton Beach

Pol: Landmark the Boardwalk

Giving Coney Island’s iconic wooden Boardwalk the same landmark protection as Prospect Park could be the only way to thwart the city’s plans to remake it in concrete and plastic, according to the area’s councilman. Comments (3)
Standing O

Celebrating the unsung heroes of Brooklyn

Standing O is shouting to the rafters for the borough’s star vollies. Comment
Williamsburg

Shake it off! All-women cocktail contest comes to Williamsburg

They’re taking the first four letters out of “cocktail.” Comment
Joe Knows

Canarsie’s Alkins off to good start as face of NYC hoops

Rawle Alkins is comfortable being the new face of New York City boys’ basketball, and up to the challenge as well. Comment

Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014

Borough-wide

Sunset Park shines with Christmas tree lighting

Let there be light! Comment
Mill Basin

Noshing with St. Nick

Christmas cheer was part of this balanced breakfast! Comment
Fort Greene

Swingers! Jazz Age Party creators throw ’30s ball in Fort Greene

The jazz ’20s are out and the swinging ’30s are in! Comment
Not for Nuthin’

Freeze! I mean don’t freeze those eggs!

This week, Joanna takes on tech titans over postponing their female workers’ procreation. Comment
High School Sports

High-powered Jefferson jumpstarts season

Thomas Jefferson wanted a fast start to the new season after losing in its second-straight city title game last year. Consider the New York City hoops community on notice in the early goings. Comment
Borough-wide

Blackbirds volleyball falls in NCAA tournament opener

An NCAA tournament victory has again eluded the Long Island University women’s volleyball team. Comment

Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014

Gravesend

Yuletide arboreal illumination in Gravesend

The Christmas spirit is brightening up the neighborhood! Comment
Dining

Mystery meat: Underground dining club invades Brooklyn

Guess who is coming to dinner. Comment
Coney Island

Masked heroes band together to support Coney youth program

More than 100 people covered their faces and opened their wallets at a masquerade ball benefitting the youth-mentoring program Coney Island Generation Gap on Dec. 4. Comments (1)
Borough-wide

City creating ‘fashion hub’ in Sunset Park

Sunset Park is about to become a very fashionable neighborhood. Comment
Borough-wide

Young Lions girls’ basketball team off to roaring start

The Bishop Loughlin girls’ basketball team is well aware of the buzz generated by its young but extremely talented squad, and is embracing the high expectations as a source of motivation. Comments (1)
High School Sports

New Lincoln stars want to carry on old traditions

Abraham Lincoln’s familiar faces and its legendary coach are no longer at the Coney Island school, but the tradition and expectations still remain. Comment

Monday, Dec. 8, 2014

Sheepshead Bay

Drone strike! Our photographer injured by TGI Friday’s mistletoe copter

The restaurant chain’s holiday stunt draws first blood in Sheepshead Bay. Comments (105)
Midwood

Gunpoint jewelry heist in Midwood

Police have released surveillance images and video of two men robbing a Midwood jewelry store at gunpoint on Dec. 3, in the hope that the public might help identify the suspects. Comment
Bensonhurst

Shady massage parlors shuttered in prostitution bust

Police have brought business to a happy end at nine massage parlors across Bensonhurst and Dyker Heights. Comment
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan says: ‘Check your charities’

They’re baa-ack! The holiday season is here, and with it comes the charity solicitations — and the scammers. Comments (2)

Friday, Dec. 5, 2014

Bay Ridge

McKinley Park lights up for holiday

McKinley Park is shining! Comment
Borough-wide

Helping hands honored by Manhattan Beach civic

The Manhattan Beach Community Group honored five hometown heroes at their end-of-the-year award ceremony on Dec. 3. Comment
Prospect Heights

Dough! Fancy doughnuts arrive on Flatbush Avenue

Finally! A place to buy $3.75 doughnuts in Prospect Heights! Comment
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