Monday, Dec. 22, 2014

Last-minute shopping


Kings bounty: Our hyper-local Brooklyn gift guide

Forget iTunes gift cards — buy your little cousin a cardboard Kentile Floors sign! Comment

Crummy’s real Brooklyn gift guide

Forget shopping at Brooklyn Flea — our resident basketball columnist has better ideas. Comment

Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014

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

Sound Off to the Editor

Catch up on what your neighbors are thinking on the best soapbox in town. Comments (1)

Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014

Big Screecher

Steaks alive! Carmine almost gets swindled!

This week, the Screecher nearly falls for the old bait and switch (or something like that)! Comments (1)

Friday, Dec. 19, 2014


Omelets with Old Saint Nick

Kris Kringle mingled and dined with good girls and boys at Aviator Sports and Events Center’s Brunch with Santa bash on Dec. 14. Comment
Prospect Heights

Parade will bring Appalachian dancing to Flatbush Avenue

This is a good time to get caught flatfooted! Comment

‘M&M Boys’ hits it out of the park

Long Island author Lara Reznik hits it out of the park with her ode to baseball, growing up, and the game of life in “M&M Boys,” a fictional take on living next door to two of the greatest sluggers who ever picked up a bat. Comment
Bay Ridge Nights

Dreaming of a Bay Ridge Christmas

Jingle bells are rocking in the Ridge this weekend. Comment
A Britisher’s View

‘Torture report’ inflicts agony on national morale

The CIA does a great job of keeping America safe and sound, and does not need to be whipped into shape by Capitol Hill milksops who don’t know their arses from their elbows — or interrogation from torture — writes our columnist. Comments (1)

Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014

Coney Island

Reichenthal’s reluctant retirement

A move by the new chairman of Coney Island’s Community Board 13 is prompting its longtime district manager to retire at the end of the year over the issue of unused vacation days — and the departure could leave the neighborhood without a replacement for much of next year. Comments (14)
Marine Park

Flag flip

An alert reader spotted the American flag flying upside down outside Kings Plaza shopping center on Wednesday morning and snapped a picture. Comments (2)

Gravesend trash depot trashed

The city is moving forward with work on a controversial waste transfer station in Gravesend, and opponents may ask a judge to block construction. Comment
Police arrested a 23-year-old man on Dec. 11 who is suspected of keeping a store of guns, drugs, and stolen motorcycles in his Bay Parkway home. Comment

Transplant-trashing rapper Awkwafina coming to W’burg

She is giving New York newcomers a bad rap. Comment
Joe Knows

Morton still adjusting to life after Lincoln

Being on the outside looking in doesn’t sit well with Dwayne “Tiny” Morton. Comment

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014


Cops: Tire slasher busted

Police have arrested the man they believe slashed tires on dozens of cars in Sheepshead Bay and Midwood on Dec. 14. Comment
Marine Park

Touching tree lighting in Marine Park

Marine Park

Touching tree lighting in Marine Park

Christmas is lighting up Marine Park. Comment
Sheepshead Bay

Toy drive exceeds expectations

The stars came out — and so did the toys. Comment
Sheepshead Bay

Stars come out at PS 238 show

Sheepshead Bay

Stars come out at PS 238 show

These kids may be small — but their talents are huge. Comment
Not for Nuthin’

Jo’s got her tongue firmly in her cheek

That’s right, folks. It another one of those “If Joanna was mayor” columns. Comment
Fort Greene

Boyz II mensch: A cappella star performs ‘unkosher’ songs about Judaism

Talk about a schtick. Comment
Crown Heights

A moving performance: Artist creates show about life with ALS

Art isn’t just imitating life. For this artist, her work is also a way to live. Comment
High School Sports

Tripp’s third-quarter surge powers Lincoln to statement win

Lincoln coach Kenny Pretlow challenged his team to make a statement in the main event slot of the Tri-State High School Classic, and the Railsplitters delivered with a big second half, led by junior Jahlil Tripp. Comment
High School Sports

Reid’s big fourth quarter helps Loughlin hold off Nazareth

Coach Chez Williams doesn’t want his young Bishop Loughlin players to get too full of themselves after bursting out of the gate and winning five of their first six games, including a victory over Catholic League power Christ the King. Comment

Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014

Sheepshead Bay

Fatal blaze in Sheepshead Bay

A 66-year-old man died in a ferocious early morning fire in Sheepshead Bay on Dec. 15. Comment
Sheepshead Bay

Antío, El Greco

An iconic Sheepshead Bay restaurant is serving its last meal this week. Comment

Queer Christmas cheer: A gay country holiday concert in Gowanus

They’re making the Yuletide gay. Comment
Dyker Heights

Schools Chancellor won’t help Buildings Dept. fight home conversions that overcrowd schools

They say they’re keeping just their eyes on their own work. Comments (1)
Prospect Heights

Ditmas Park artist creates 60-foot mural celebrating Hindu goddess

Talk about going out on a limb! Comment
It’s a menorah arms race. Comment
High School Sports

Late free throws doom South Shore before postgame brawl

A close game between South Shore and Francis Lewis on Dec. 12 ended with a brawl involving players and fans from the bleachers, requiring both teams to be escorted from the gym by coaches and school safety officers. Comment

Monday, Dec. 15, 2014


Furry heist in Midwood

Police are looking for the three cold-hearted crooks who stole fur coats from a shop in Midwood on Nov. 24. Comment
The queen of Motown is going to let the good times roll at the Loew’s Kings Theatre in Flatbush at its grand reopening. Comment

To protect and serve — eggnog


To protect and serve — eggnog

The 70th Precinct held its annual Christmas party on Dec. 10. Comment

Landmarks Commission backs down

The Landmarks Preservation Commission has backed off its plan to remove 100 sites — including Gravesend’s Lady Moody House — from consideration for preservation. Comment
It’s Only My Opinion

No matter how you spell it, it’s still a miracle

I open this week, as I do every year at this time, by wishing my friend and colleague, Shavana Abruzzo, a very Happy Anniversary. Comments (1)
Marine Park

Hometown hero

Author and Marine Park native Mark Chiusano — who recently released “Marine Park: Stories,” a collection based on growing up in the neighborhood — rode the B train back to his native homeland for the Madison-Marine-Homecrest Civic Association’s holiday party on Dec. 11. Comment

Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014


Child struck by car in Gravesend

A 9-year-old girl is in serious but stable condition after being hit by a car in Gravesend on Dec. 11. Comment
Coney Island

Coney blaze kills one

A fire in a Coney Island apartment building killed a 31-year-old man and injured five other people early Dec. 12. Comment

Friday, Dec. 12, 2014


Up in flames: Basketball league loses home

A high school’s new basketball team may extinguish a Brooklyn institution. Comments (2)

Cash machine caper in Midwood

Police are still looking for the man they say robbed a senior citizen at a bank in Midwood on Nov. 9. Comment
En garde, Brooklyn! Comment

Twice as nice: Rodriguez, Lincoln take down Erasmus Hall for second-straight crown

Luis Rodriguez has etched his name in Brooklyn sports lore, and helped his Abraham Lincoln team make history. Comment

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