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Monday, March 9, 2015

Manhattan Beach

Artist teaches our future robot overlords how to sculpt

In the future, the message will be inside the medium. Comment

Sunday, March 8, 2015

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. Comments (1)

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Big Screecher

Carmine takes a tumble in front of pol’s office, finds sanctuary inside

A terrifying sidewalk scooter accident becomes a love-fest for Councilman Mark Treyger’s staff in this week’s riveting edition. Comment

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Books

What to read this week

Brooklyn booksellers give their top picks of new lit. Comment

Friday, March 6, 2015

Bay Ridge Nights

Paddy’s Day comes early to the Ridge

The Ridge is already feeling the Irish spirit! Comment
Gowanus

Make-up test! Comics battle it out at new improv contest

Improv comedy is usually a collaborative team activity — but this event has turned it into a sport that pits comedians head-to-head. Comment
A Britisher’s View

Terror grows in Brooklyn

When will the terrorists come to Mill Basin? Last week’s news proves it may be sooner than you think. Comment

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Gerritsen Beach

Sandy victims cheated: Feds say reports altered to deny insurance claims

Revelations that systemic fraud cheated thousands of Hurricane Sandy victims out of insurance claims unleashed a storm of anger and calls for justice in hard-hit Southern Brooklyn. Comments (1)
Borough-wide

Video helps exonerate Sunset Parker charged with assaulting cops

Another Sunset Parker is vindicated after the prosecutors dropped trumped-up charges police filed against him based on video of the incident. Comment
DUMBO

Mock meat! Comedians spoof Brooklyn restaurants in new book

Brooklyn’s hottest restaurant is Fuds. This place has everything... Comment
Bay Ridge

City adds two Muslim holy days to official school holidays

Public school kids will get the day off from school during two major Muslim holidays — Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha — starting this summer, according to Mayor DeBlasio, who announced the new holidays at PS-IS 30 in Bay Ridge on March 4. Comments (3)
Carroll Gardens

Band book-ers: Teens organize rock concerts at the Carroll Gardens Library

These teens are fighting for their right to party — in the library. Comment
Standing O

Standing O is at it again!

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

Jewish Community Council of Canarsie honors public service at breakfast

It was a breakfast of champions! Comment
Joe Knows

Fame not changing hard-working Hardy

Heather “The Heat” Hardy’s still isn’t accustomed to her rising fame. Comment

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Marine Park

A bit of ‘New York, New York’ in Marine Park

The Empire State Building may tower over the distant island of Manhattan, but a Marine Park man has a copy that’s nearly as impressive siting in his dining room. Comment
Marine Park

No backsies! Pols push protection from Sandy-relief clawbacks

Hurricane Sandy victims are being asked to give back relief money awarded to them by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, but a fix is in the works, according to local pols. Comment
Red Hook

Battery recharge: Tunnel to half-close overnight for three years

One of the two tubes that comprise the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel will be closed every night, and sometimes for entire weekends, until 2018 so crews can fix Hurricane Sandy damage, transit honchos announced on Tuesday. Comment
Clinton Hill

A-Rod-inspired bodega tentatively accepts slugger’s apology

They’ll take this hero with a grain of salt. Comment
Coney Island

Coney hosts a home-brew contest

That’s not sea foam tickling your nose. Comment
Williamsburg

Artists destroy their own work for new exhibit

See it while you still can. Comment
Not for Nuthin’

‘Two and a Half Men’ puts us out of its misery

And so we said “so long and thanks for the memories” to “Two and a Half Men.” Comments (3)
Midwood

Would-be child pornographer from Midwood gets 36 years

A Midwood man convicted of attempting to drug and sexually abuse a 3-month-old infant, an 18-month-old toddler, and a 7-year-old girl with the intention of producing child pornography was sentenced to 36 years in prison and lifetime state supervision on Feb. 27. Comment

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Bay Ridge

Driver careens onto Ridge park jogging trail

An 82-year-old man suffered serious injuries after he lost control of his car, which then ran off the road and careened through the air before landing upside-down in a Bay Ridge park on Feb. 27, police say. Comment
Williamsburg

Veterans turn their old uniforms into works of art

This is a serious change of clothes. Comment
Flatbush

Colleagues step up for teacher who lost her leg

Colleagues of a Flatbush elementary school teacher who lost her leg to a hit-and-run driver last year are holding an online fund-raiser to help her buy an advanced prosthetic limb she calls her “dream leg.” Comments (1)
Dyker Heights

New bill to battle illegal conversions unveiled at Dyker town hall

The city is taking steps to put Brooklyn’s illegal home conversion problem on ice, but locals say the battle is just heating up. Comment
Dyker Heights

Measured response to anti-Asian remark at meeting

“I feel a little uncomfortable with an Asian in the room,” a man yelled, his identity unclear in the crowded room. Comment
High School Sports

Berkeley Carroll pulls away from Trevor Day for first state title

The Berkeley Carroll boy’s basketball team avenged last year’s championship-game loss with a 67–51 victory to secure its first-ever crown. Comment
High School Sports

St. Edmund runs past rival Kearney for first B-Q crown since 2002

St. Edmund secured its first diocesan title in more than a decade over the weekend, led by a player who has been working toward that goal for the past four years. Comment
High School Sports

Energetic Edwards sends Grand Street past Midwood into semifinals

There were only three minutes left in the game and Grand Street Campus had a commanding lead of 15 points, but that didn’t matter to Shanique Edwards, who hit the floor for a loose ball determined to rack up more points — but it wasn’t easy. Comment
High School Sports

Late Royals run does in Xaverian in diocesan final

Xaverian’s battle plan against Christ the King brought the Clippers a six-point lead early in the fourth quarter, but it all fell apart after Royals star Rawle Alkins sank two quick threes and stole the momentum. Comment
High School Sports

Poly Prep suffers double-overtime loss to Rye Country Day in title game

Poly Prep fought hard all game long and was on the cusp of a championship, only to have its heart broken in a double-overtime thriller. Comment

Monday, March 2, 2015

Midwood

Timely talk targets terrorism

The day after three men with ties to Southern Brooklyn were arrested for alleged support of Islamic State militants and a threat to bomb Coney Island, dozens of locals attended the first of two counter-terrorism public safety meetings at Midwood’s Madison High School on Feb. 26. Comment
Borough-wide

Let the Norse times roll: Ridge revels in ‘Danish Mardi Gras’

It was carnival — Viking style. Comment
Bensonhurst

Mass with saint’s stigmata glove at St. Finbar

In the season for lost gloves, one mitt found a lot of love. Comment
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan watches a lot of cable news

In which our columnist talks about his taste in 24-hour news channels. Comments (5)
High School Sports

Loughlin falters in semis

Second-seeded Bishop Loughlin dropped its third-straight game in a 52–38 defeat at the hands of No. 3 Archbishop Molloy in the Brooklyn-Queens Division I girls’ basketball semifinals at St. Francis Prep on Feb. 26. Comment

Friday, Feb. 27, 2015

Bay Ridge

Ridgites pan plan for pre-K near flophouse

The city wants to build a standalone pre-kindergarten on 93rd Street in Bay Ridge, but neighbors say a seedy motel up the block will put kids at risk. Comment
Sheepshead Bay

Local Muslims disavow terror suspects

One of the men arrested on terrorism charges on Wednesday for his plans to join the Islamic State raised concerns among his fellow Muslims with his interpretation of Islam, according to a local community leader who knew one of the suspects. Comment
High School Sports

Xaverian pulls away from Cross to reach first diocesan final since 2010

Xaverian scored a 57–42 victory over No. 3 Holy Cross in the Brooklyn-Queens boys’ basketball semifinals Wednesday night at Christ the King. Comment

Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015

Borough-wide

Feds: Uzbek men tried to fight with Islamic State, offered to bomb Coney Island

Killing President Obama was also put on the table, though the most concrete steps the Brooklyn trio took were buying plane tickets to Turkey, according to federal prosecutors. Comment

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