Monday, March 30, 2015


Friends with benefits: W’burg duo White Hills attracts famous fans

Fame is fleeting, but an experimental rock album is forever. Comment

Sunday, March 29, 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

Sound Off to the Editor

Catch up on what your neighbors are thinking on the best soapbox in town. Comment

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Big Screecher

Carminvalanche! The Screecher gets buried

How many times has this happened to you: You buy so much stuff on the line, have no place to put it, and then end up buried in it? Comment

Friday, March 27, 2015

Bay Ridge

Rezone could put end to low-rise Ridge

A citywide rezoning scheme threatens to unravel Bay Ridge’s small-town feel, preservationists say. Comments (3)
Bay Ridge Nights

Bay Ridge is still going green

It is a bona-fide four-leaf clover — welcome to week four of Bay Ridge Nights’ exhaustive Saint Patrick’s Day coverage! Comments (1)
A Britisher’s View

HIllary Clinton lied in Canarsie

Possible presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton once worked a rope line in Canarsie — but looped around the truth — writes our columnist, who was there to document the fib. Comments (2)

Thursday, March 26, 2015


Lotto looter

Police are searching for the goon who stole lottery tickets from a Stillwell Avenue deli on March 16 and attacked the clerk when he confronted him. Comment

Bushwick native uses art and Etch-A-Sketch to fight gentrification

A homegrown Bushwick artist is hoping to etch out some space for her neighborhood’s old school population. Comment

Bustin’ shorts

Kids from Fort Hamilton Army Base’s youth programs encouraged soldiers on the base to stop lighting up during “Kids Kick Butts Day” on March 18. Comment
Manhattan Beach

Kingsborough president gets earful from civic

Manhattan Beach residents who say that students from Kingsborough Community College disrupt the neighborhood took their complaints to the top on March 17 when the institution’s president came to a meeting of the Manhattan Beach Community Group Meeting at PS 195. Comment
Marine Park

G-men come to Marine Park

The arrest of three Brooklyn men on terrorism charges last month spurred Marine Park residents to hold a terrorism awareness forum to reassure locals about potential threats during the upcoming Jewish and Christian holidays. Comment
High School Sports

Not done yet: South Shore aims to add Federation title to historic season

South Shore takes on Catholic league champion Christ the King at 1 pm on March 27 in the Federation semifinals as the team drives for its first-ever state title. Comment

Former Grady forward Grant making a difference at Wings

Tyrone Grant may not be allowed back in Brooklyn for a while, and the former Grady and St. John’s basketball star is all right with that. Comment

Wednesday, March 25, 2015


Marked absence: Sunset Parkers demand city build more schools for overcrowded district

Parents from Sunset Park are giving the city an “F.” Comment
Marine Park

A celebration of service

Locals remembered the late president of the Madison-Marine-Homecrest Civic Association with a festive Irish fete at the third-annual Mary Powell Memorial Celebration at the Carmine Carro Center on March 18. Comment
Not for Nuthin’

Just give me my double latte and shut up

Starbucks should stick to serving overpriced java and leave race relations out of it, writes our columnist. Comment

I wanna be your downward dog


New York swoll! Bar offers punk-rock workout classes

Hey! Ho! Let’s go! Comments (1)

The best punk rock workout songs

‘Blitzkrieg Bod’ instructor Haley Groat shared her favorite rock songs for building rock-hard abs. Comment

Terriers take on Huskies in historic game

St. Francis College didn’t let the scoreboard spoil the moment. Comment
High School Sports

Bobcats crowned at last

Beatrice Wallace immediately noticed the absence of a girls’ basketball championship banner when she arrived at Brooklyn College Academy three years ago, and she vowed to do something about it. Comment

Tuesday, March 24, 2015


Beep: Brooklyn needs a burn unit

The two survivors of the Midwood fire that killed seven children on Saturday had to be sent out-of-borough to have their burns treated because Brooklyn doesn’t have a burn center, a situation Borough President Adams says he will remedy. Comment

Irish ramblers

Ridge eyes were smiling during the neighborhood’s beloved St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 22. See our slideshow for all the green-clad fun. Comment

Flatlands teen disappears

Police are looking for a 14-year-old girl who vanished from her home in Flatlands on March 13. Comment

‘Heather Has Two Mommies’ to be re-launched in Dumbo

Twenty-five years on, and Heather still has two mommies — but now they’re married. Comment

P’Height food writer offers modern twists on Passover staples

These aren’t your bubbe’s matzo balls. Comment


Kids braved the snow for an Easter egg hunt, egg-dyeing, and the big bunny itself at Our Lady of Grace chuch in Gravesend on March 21. Comments (1)

Monday, March 23, 2015


Community reels after devastating Midwood fire

A deadly fire tore through a Midwood home in the early hours of March 21, killing seven children from one orthodox Jewish family, and leaving their mother and a sibling fighting for life. Comment

Railroad robbery

Police are asking for the public’s help finding the man they say stole electronics from straphangers riding the B and Q trains in Flatbush in early March. Comment
Bay Ridge

Going gospel

The Bay Ridge Jewish Center hosts a gospel choir for Shabbat Comment
Bay Ridge

Tunnel aversion

The Bay Ridge community board isn’t backing any of the Port Authority’s cross-harbor shipping plans. Comment

Two arrested in heist-turned-car chase, but mastermind still at large: Cops

Police arrested two men accused of robbing a Bensonhurst disc jockey on March 14 and shooting at the man when he pursued them — but they haven’t found the third party who allegedly put the pair up to it. Comment
Sheepshead Bay

Back in the old neighborhood

Sen. Charles Schumer returns to his Sheepshead Bay high school to remind students of its illustrious alumni. Comment
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan has some more questions for you

In which our columnist makes a statement with his questions. Comments (3)

Saturday, March 21, 2015


Spring is here — let it snow!

Brooklynites across the borough streamed outside and rejoiced as winter came to an official end today, welcoming the spring and all its good tidings. Comment

Friday, March 20, 2015


Driver charged in pedestrian death

Police are charging a Bath Beach man with reckless driving after he allegedly struck and killed a 61-year-old neighbor with his car at the corner of 21st and Cropsey avenues on March 16. Comments (1)
Gerritsen Beach

Man killed in all-terrain-vehicle crash

A 49-year-old man died after he was ejected from his all-terrain vehicle during a nighttime ride in Gerritsen Beach on March 18, police say. Comments (1)

Thursday, March 19, 2015

High School Sports

South Shore’s national tourney appearance could raise ire of state Federation

The city champion South Shore girls’ basketball team has a chance to play in a national tournament, but it may do so without the blessing of the New York State Federation. Comment

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