Monday, April 27, 2015

Prospect Heights

Rumba in the books! Indie-rock salsa band to play library

They’re ordering hits with a side of salsa! Comment
Fort Greene

G’point author pens novel on squatters in ’90s Williamsburg

It is a squat plot! Comment

Sunday, April 26, 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, April 25, 2015

Big Screecher

Step off! Carmine can’t get into the post office because of a six-inch rise!

This week, the Screecher tries to get his passport — and finds he can’t magicially levitate to get inside! Comment

Friday, April 24, 2015

Bergen Beach

Slow your roll! Bergen Beach couple’s new app tells parents when kids are speeding

They’re not your typical software moguls. Comment
Bay Ridge Nights

Don your fancy pants in Bay Ridge

Poetry and opera? The Ridge is getting classy this weekend! Comment
Manhattan Beach

The art of memory

Nearly 500 students entered the Holocaust Memorial Creative Arts Contest at Kingsborough Community College on April 19. Comment
A Britisher’s View

Hillary takes her presidential campaign comedy show on the road

Her Snootiness launched her presidential campaign with a public disconnect bigger than Mars, writes our columnist. Comment

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Marine Park

Locals blast plans to rezone Marine Park

The city’s proposed citywide rezoning has some Marine Park residents fearful that their close-knit community will become just another overcrowded neighborhood. Comments (16)
Bay Ridge

Donovan ducks Bay Ridge debate

The only mark they’ll put next to his name is “absent.” Comment
Sheepshead Bay

Lights, camera ... Baldwin!

The stars came out in Sheepshead Bay for the filming of an indie flick written by and staring a borough native. Comment
Marine Park

Celebrating Earth Day at the salt marsh

Dozens of residents celebrated the sun and soil at the Salt Marsh Nature Center’s 10th-annual Earth Day celebration on April 19. Comment

Sorrentino renaissance

Clinton Hill

Writers celebrate the lost Bard of Bay Ridge

They’re turning over a new page on an old master. Comment

Gil-ded pages: Sorrentino’s Ridge-centric literature

Familiarize yourself with Gilbert Sorrentino’s many meditations on Bay Ridge. Comment

Classical musicians and boxers to perform in harmony

Get ready for another round of “Strike!,” where classical musicians belt out Bach while boxers just belt each other. Comment
Standing O

Bien venue and welcome

Standing O lauds local libraries, speechifiers, and a borough-bred banker. Comment
Joe Knows

All-star games were about more than hoops for Fraser

Brianna Fraser wanted to take advantage of every last opportunity to play basketball as a high school baller before starting her collegiate career at Maryland. Comment

Wednesday, April 22, 2015


Man disappears in Flatbush

Police are looking for a 26-year-old man who vanished from his Flatbush home on April 20. Comment
Coney Island

Happy hunting: Coney youth group’s scavenger hunt takes them to Carribean

Talk about the trip of a lifetime! Comment

Flower power

Prospect Heights

Magician will bring tricks, tradition to cherry blossom fest

They’re the oldest tricks in the book — but with a new spin. Comment
Prospect Heights

Five things to do and see at this year’s cherry blossom fest

A hip-hop tea, cosplay fashions, cross-cultural comedy, and more. Comment
Not for Nuthin’

Joanna contemplates frozen embryos, and Mel Brooks

What to do with frozen embryos when the parents’ relationship gets icy? Comment
Bay Ridge

Gunman to store clerk: ‘I have to do this’

Armed robbery, burglaries, and other crimes hit the Ridge this week Comment

Made in Brooklyn: Industry City makers show off their digs

Some of Brooklyn’s most cutting-edge manufacturers opened their doors to the public during Industry City’s open studios on April 18. Comment
High School Sports

Experienced Poly striving for lacrosse state title

Poly Prep’s girls’ lacrosse squad is tired of playing second fiddle. It believes its experienced roster will allow it to make a run at a private school state title this season. Comment

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Dyker Heights

School’s wall crumbles on Dyker Students

Class ended early for students at IS 201 when a wall collapsed into a packed fourth-floor classroom on April 20. Comment

Flatbush man missing

Police are looking for a 56-year-old man who vanished from his home in Flatbush on April 17. Comment

Toxic avenger! Activist to swim Gowanus

A clean-water activist plans to take the ultimate plunge on Earth Day, swimming 1.8 miles through Brooklyn’s nautical purgatory — the Gowanus Canal. Comment

Heat-seekers will compete to down world’s hottest peppers

They’re pepper pigs! Comment
Carroll Gardens

Gospel show! Actor to perform book of Mark in C’Gardens church

He is a Jesus Christ superstar! Comment
High School Sports

Poly Prep holds off defending champion Fieldston

Clutch hitting and some slick fielding provided Poly Prep with an important win over its Ivy League rival. Comments (1)
High School Sports

Veteran Xaverian squad has sights set on repeat baseball crowns

The Xaverian baseball team rebounded from an error-ridden loss to St. Francis Prep with two lopsided victories over Archbishop Molloy last week. Comment
High School Sports

2015 All-Brooklyn Boys’ Basketball Honors

Brooklyn may not have won a citywide boys’ hoops championship this season, but the borough was still home to some of city’s best squads. Comments (1)

Monday, April 20, 2015


Grand theft auto

Police say three men broke into a car, stole credit cards, and then used them to buy video game consoles. Comment

Lest we forget

Dozens of residents honored the survivors and remembered the victims of the Holocaust on Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, at events across Southern Brooklyn on April 15. Comment

Cat-astrophe! Locals say MTA trying to kill feral cat colony

It may be these cats’ final stop. Comments (8)

Grill baby grill! Prospect Park opening new east-side grilling area

Prospect-Lefferts Gardeners now have a license to grill! Comment

Teen falsely accused of bashing cops fights back in court

A Sunset Park teen who was beaten by police and then falsely accused of being the aggressor is suing the city and several police officers. Comments (2)
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan: Euro, you’re on your own

In which our columnist reflects on the falling value of the euro, and the rising political capital of camera-loving Sen. Charles Schumer. Comments (6)

Monday, April 21, 2014

Mean Streets

Truck slams into dead-pedestrian memorial — as it goes up

All activists survived as an 18-wheeler crashed into their worksite. Comment

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