Monday, March 23, 2015

Fort Greene

New novel details the horrors of apartment-hunting in Brooklyn

This is a different kind of scary story. Comment

Sunday, March 22, 2015

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. Comment

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Big Screecher

Holy Screech! Carmine’s without power!

This week, the Screecher finds out what it’s like to live without any water to flush his dreams away! Comment

What to read this week

Brooklyn booksellers give their top picks of new lit. Comment

Friday, March 20, 2015

Mill Basin

Sharing o’ the green

Mill Basin

Sharing o’ the green

A St. Patrick’s Day fund-raiser and online campaign aids a Mill Basin family that lost their home in fire. Comments (1)

Adopt a swan

Sheepshead Bay

Swan ransom: State will spare birds — if you pay

Sheepshead Bay’s swan enthusiasts can save their beloved birds — but it’ll cost them. Comments (1)
Sheepshead Bay

Bird-en: Putting a price on a swan’s head

We crunch the numbers on how much it would cost to take in one of Sheepshead Bay’s iconic waterfowl. Comment
Bay Ridge Nights

Sham-rock the Ridge!

The Bay Ridge Saint Patrick’s Day Parade is this Sunday — and we have all the details on where to go and what to do before, during, and after the festivities. Comments (1)
Gerritsen Beach

FEMA’s fraud fix

Gerritsen Beach

FEMA’s fraud fix

Days after federal officials admitted that fraudulent reports may have cheated thousands of residents out of insurance money after Hurricane Sandy, the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced the agency will review more than 144,000 insurance claims filed by superstorm victims. Comment
A Britisher’s View

United States citizens shouldn’t be so paranoid about patriotism

National identity is responsible for U.S. successes, but Americans want their patriotism to disappear at a time when they need it the most, writes our columnist. Comment

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Call me 'Vinnie'

Bay Ridge

My candidate Vinnie

Bay Ridge

My candidate Vinnie

He’s the candidate formerly known as Vincent. Comments (2)
Bay Ridge

The variations of Vinnie

Councilman Vincent Gentile adopted the “Vinnie” moniker for his congressional bid against Staten Island District Attorney Dan Donovan, but that’s not the only position he’s changed over the years. Comment
Standing O

Standing O is putting out the welcome mat for the new rabbi

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

Blackmail by bus

Bergen Beach

Blackmail by bus

The owner of a Bergen Beach lot hosting a notoriously noxious bus depot is holding locals’ heath hostage to force them to accept a condominium development that residents rejected more than five years ago, according to residents. Comments (1)
Boerum Hill

Bensonhurst author describes leaving the Hasidim

This writer is in the spotlight, losing his religion. Comment
Park Slope

Film night celebrates the lesser-known works of William Shatner

Boldly watch what no man has seen before. Comment
Joe Knows

Terriers seniors leave lasting mark in March Madness

This should ease the pain of not reaching its first-ever NCAA tournament as many expected for St. Francis College this year. Comment

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

A cement truck driver injured his back on Tuesday morning when the loaded truck he was driving tipped over, spilling wet cement all over Varick Street in Williamsburg, officials said. What happened next was someone making the best of a bad situation. Comment

Borough Park pupils show off their Zumba moves

It wasn’t your typical middle school dance. Comments (8)

Espresso yourself! Big coffee and tea festival moves to Greenpoint

This event comes with some perks. Comment

Sex shop pulls down shades of grey

A controversial marital-aid store agrees to cover up its racy window display. Comments (2)

Con Ed con man

Never trust anybody who calls and tells you to go buy a pre-paid debit card. Comment
Fort Greene

Everybody dance now! Learn moves from upcoming Mark Morris shows

You can dance if you want to. Comment
Not for Nuthin’

New school holidays a gift to teachers

Who benefits most from the latest days off from school? The teachers, writes our columnist. Comments (2)
High School Sports

Xaverian clipped by Christ the King in city title game

Xaverian powered its way to the city title game on the shoulders of a talented front line, only to get away from that strength in the final minute. Comment

Tuesday, March 17, 2015


Instant gentrification or long-term stabilization? Detroiters debate Galapagos arrival

DETROIT — Former Dumbo arts space Galapagos is barging into the Detroit area like it owns the place and could foster the same kind of gentrification it fled in Brooklyn, according to Motor City artists who are leery of the recent transplant. Comment
Students from Brooklyn’s concrete jungle got to see the real thing on a trip to the Peruvian Amazon last month. Comment
At 60, he is stayin’ alive. Comment
Dyker Heights

Warring parties: Democrats and Conservatives hold competing wing-dings under same roof

A political chasm may separate them, but for one special night, they partied in the same building. Comment
Hundreds of bagpipers, dancers, military veterans, and others in the Irish spirit marched in the Brooklyn Saint Patrick’s Day parade on March 15. Comment

Cobble Hill couple attempt to record every Carter Family song

This Brooklyn family will not let the circle be broken. Comment
The trend of lovebirds affixing padlocks to Brooklyn’s scenic bridges has spread to a decidedly un-picturesque pedestrian bridge over the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway in Carroll Gardens. Comment
High School Sports

South Shore edges Grand Street to nab elusive city championship

Brianna Fraser and her South Shore teammates have finally put an end to the taunts from their classmates about always making the title game but never winning the crown. Comment

Comeback Kids: Naz rallies second-straight day to claim Catholic Class A crown

Dramatic comebacks are starting to become Nazareth’s thing. Comment

Monday, March 16, 2015


Hip to be square: Ridge couple keeping rural dance alive

They’re the original hipsters. Comment
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan braces for Internet taxes

In which our columnist notes that a tax by any other name would still stink. Comments (1)

Former Nazareth star Jones finally thriving at Seton Hall

Former Nazareth star Tiffany Jones had written a storybook beginning to her basketball career with a championship senior season. A fairytale ending eventually followed, but not before three years out of a horror story. Comments (3)
Crown Heights

Cradle will rock: New children’s museum head has big plans, defends new direction

In the wake of a scathing New York Times article where current and former staffers accused the Brooklyn Children’s Museum of forsaking its roots in Crown Heights, new president Stephanie Wilchfort says it is still for everyone, including the rest of Brooklyn. Comment
Brooklyn Heights ►Video

Ken Burns does Brooklyn

It was the shortest Ken Burns sequence in history. Comment

Friday, March 13, 2015

Flatbush ►Video

One arrest in shocking Flatbush beating

Police have arrested one teenager after a video went viral of the brutal beat down of a 15-year-old girl by more than four girls at a Flatbush McDonald’s in an alleged gang assault. Comments (1)

Schoolyard killer put away for 40 years

A man convicted of killing a 15-year-old boy and injuring a 13-year-old in a Flatlands schoolyard nearly four years ago was sentenced to 40 years in prison this week. Comment

Justice, Staten-Island style: Officials hiss at prosecutor over indictment of Slope pol’s aide

Politicos turned out by the dozens to back a Slope councilman’s aide as she pleaded not guilty to charges related to alleged campaign finance fraud on Wednesday, shouting on the courthouse steps in Staten Island that the special scrutiny she received makes no sense in light of the approach to the Eric Garner case. Comment

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