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Monday, April 20, 2015

Williamsburg

Illuminati to hold recruitment dance party in Williamsburg

The exlusive secret society needs new blood. Comments (19)
Crown Heights

War and pieces: Art show explores life in conflict zones

It is the art of war. Comment

Sunday, April 19, 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
Letters

Sound Off to the Editor

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

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Big Screecher

Tornado bucks, and the Screecher falls — again!

When is Carmine going to learn that he has to wear his seatbelt? Comment
Books

What to read this week

Brooklyn booksellers give their top picks. Comment

Friday, April 17, 2015

Bay Ridge

Ridge little league opener draws players across the bridge

Bring them your tired, your poor, your huddled teammates yearning to play free. Comment
Sheepshead Bay

Hopeless shelter: Residents say facility unfit for families

The emergency homeless shelter that opened in October in Plumb Beach is unfit for the 23 families living there who are trying to get back on their feet, according to shelter residents. Comments (10)
Books

Fright fight! Stephen King vs. R.L. Stine

Both men have written books about evil clowns. Both men are coming to Brooklyn. Comment
They got your community service right here. Comment
Marine Park

Universoul Circus dazzles audiences at Aviatior

What a show! Comment
Bay Ridge Nights

Rock is back in Bay Ridge!

The Ridge is rocking again! Comment
A Britisher’s View

Bklyn bride remembers Boston bombings

The Boston bomber’s conviction falls six days short of the second anniversary of the terror attacks — a day that will live on in infamy for Bay Ridge newlywed Courtney Taleporos Comment
Borough-wide

Gerone, Madison hold off rival Telecom

James Madison ace Isabella Gerone delivered on the mound and at the plate in Wednesday’s win over Telecommunications. Comments (3)

Thursday, April 16, 2015

A Hatfield-and-McCoy–style fight between two feuding Gerritsen Beach neighbors over a long-standing debt nearly turned deadly for a local pooch when a combatant allegedly tried to choke this beloved basset hound to death with a weaponized bone. Comments (3)
Sheepshead Bay

Put me in, coach! I’m ready to play!

More than a hundred baseball players from the Kings Bay Youth Organization took a swing at the spring season with a parade in Sheepshead Bay on April 12. Comment
Borough-wide

Bugging out: Tuberculosis outbreak threatens Sunset Parkers

Sunset Park is ground-zero of an outbreak of tuberculosis — a disease mostly eradicated many years ago. Comment
Gravesend

Woman leaps to death from Gravesend balcony

A 52-year-old woman died after plunging nine stories from the balcony of her Gravesend co-op in an apparent suicide on April 13. Comment
Joe Knows

Spring sports come with plenty to watch for in Brooklyn

Basketball season is finally in our review mirror after the Jordan Brand Classic at Barclays Center on Friday, and the weather appears to warming up. That means spring is finally here, and with it another baseball and softball season. Comment

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Brighton Beach

Canarsie senior disappears in Brighton Beach

Police are looking for a Canarsie senior citizen who was last seen in Brighton Beach on April 9. Comment
Fort Greene

Head games! Snowden bust artists demand statue back

The Police Department must release the bust of refugee whistle-blower Edward Snowden that it removed from Fort Green Park and locked down in the bowels of the 88th Precinct station house, a lawyer for the anonymous artists that created the artwork demanded on Tuesday. Comments (1)
Prospect Heights

Raising the bars: Artist recreates activist’s prison cell

The Central Library is exhibiting a full-scale replica of the six-by-nine-foot jail cell Black Panther activist Herman Wallace lived in for nearly 40 years. Comment
This is a different kind of pillow talk. Comment
Not for Nuthin’

Jo’s fallen, and she can’t get up!

It has finally happened, and our columnist still doens’t have “Life Alert.” Comment
High School Sports

2015 All-Brooklyn girls’ basketball honors

Brooklyn produced one of its best girls’ basketball seasons in recent history this year. Here are our picks for the best girls’ players in the borough. Comment
High School Sports

Fontbonne shut out by Zeni, Molloy

Archbishop Molloy’s Amanda Zeni proved to be too much for Fontbonne Hall. Comment

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Canarsie

Senior missing in Canarsie

Police are looking for an 81-year-old man who vanished from his home in Canarsie on April 9. Comment
Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge police officer dies in apparent suicide

A police sergeant is dead after apparently turning his gun on himself inside his Bay Ridge home on April 12. Comment
Brighton Beach

Cops: Help us catch subway groper

Police are asking for the public’s assistance finding the man they say sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl on the subway while she rode the Q train from Flatbush to Brighton Beach on Jan. 20. Comment
Brighton Beach

Brighton Beach man leaps to death

A man jumped to his death from a Brighton Beach apartment building on April 9, according to police. Comment
Borough-wide

Quillin handed draw in night of mixed results for Brooklyn brawlers

Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin missed out on a title shot by not making weight for his Barclays Center bout, and then cost himself a victory by failing to capitalize on a fast start against champion Andy Lee. Comment
High School Sports

Nazareth’s Johnson vows to shape up for final season

Niya Johnson’s next goal after winning the state title is to bring her physical conditioning up to the same high level as her skills. Comment

Monday, April 13, 2015

Bensonhurst

Bus-ted: MTA driver arrested for alledgely choking teen, locking him in bus

He saw something, said something, and then took it a bit too far. Comment
Borough-wide

Terminal velocity: City moves forward with plans for Sunset Park waterfront site

The city is planning to cede the publicly-owned South Brooklyn Marine Terminal to an outside group to stimulate business development at the mostly unused 88-acre Sunset Park shipping hub. Comments (1)
Borough-wide

Sunset Park author wins major literary award

A Sunset Parker whose debut novel garnered critical praise after its 2014 release, won the prestigious Poets, Editors, and Novelists/Faulkner Award in fiction on April 7. Comment
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan tips his hat to patriot Israel Bissell

In which our columnist reflects on that other midnight ride to warn the American revolutionaries that the British were coming. Comments (1)

Friday, April 10, 2015

Bay Ridge

Civic activist Joanna Kasler dies at 81

Longtime Bay Ridge community activist Joanna Kasler died on April 1. Comment
Midwood

Repeat sex offender gets 22 years to life for child rape

A Midwood man convicted in February of raping a 13-year-old girl in the laundry room of her Gravesend apartment building two years ago was sentenced to 22 years to life in prison on April 7, according to the District Attorney’s Office. Comments (1)

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Fort Greene

First chair! BAM names violinist as new head

Katy Clark will succeed outgoing president Karen Brooks Hopkins. Comment
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