Monday, May 4, 2015

Bugging Out

Boerum Hill

Under the covers: P’Slope author pens book about bedbugs

This book is not a horror novel, but it will strike fear into your heart. Comment

Bedbugs: Fact or fiction?

Bedbugs — they’re certifiably terrifying, but not everything you have heard about the little creeps is true. We asked Park Slope author and “bedbug shrink” Brooke Borel to sort the fact and fiction. Comment
Coney Island

Bards to recite Coney-inspired poems on the Wonder Wheel

What an a-muse-ment park! Comment

Sunday, May 3, 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, May 2, 2015

Big Screecher

Carmine takes a trip down memory lane

Carmine’s angry, or is he? Comment

What to read this week

Brooklyn booksellers give their top picks. Comment

Friday, May 1, 2015

Voters from Bay Ridge to Gravesend will go to the polls on May 5 in a special election for New York’s 11th Congressional District to replace tax cheat Michael Grimm, who stepped down on Jan. 5. Republican Staten Island District Attorney Dan Donovan and Democratic Brooklyn Councilman Vincent Gentile are the top contenders vying for the seat. Here’s how the two stack up. Comment
Fort Greene

Snap chats! Meet your favorite local author in a F’Greene photobooth

Author selfies are the new author signings. Comment
Fort Greene

Off the wall! BAM holds 3-D film fest

Talk about being out of your depth! Comment
Bay Ridge Nights

Go ringside in the Ridge!

The Ridge is ready to rumble! Comment
A Britisher’s View

Brooklyn College gives Muslim students a free pass to mock invited speaker Pamela Geller

Radical Islam critic Pamela Geller received a lesson in bad citizenship at a Brooklyn College faculty event, where Muslim students tried to ridicule and squash her speech, but ended up exposing their own vile bigotry, writes our columnist. Comments (7)

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Bergen Beach

Farm fresh: Bergen Beach woman starts green market in home

A Bergen Beach woman who craved fresher food is sowing the seeds of healthier eating by turning her home into a green market. Comments (1)
Standing O

Standing O says aloha!

Brooklyn’s biggest booster congratulates a Kingsborough grad Comment
Coney Island

Crisis inserted: City holds mock disaster in Coney Island

It was an exercise in crisis management — literally. Comment
Manhattan Beach

Civics united: Community groups join forces to make voices heard

More than half a dozen Southern Brooklyn civic groups united to discuss their concerns with Comptroller Scott Stringer at the Manhattan Beach Community Group meeting on April 22. Comments (1)
Joe Knows

Imperfect script ensures more big moments for Storz

Ace Nick Storz and Poly Prep had to sacrifice the chance for one special moment for a potential season full of them. Comment

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

You can mark them tardy. Comments (10)
Brighton Beach

Computer piracy

Johhny Law is on the hunt for the thief who boosted two laptops from a Brighton Beach Avenue business on April 11. Comment
Coney Island

Creeps sought in clutch caper

Police released images of two twerps they say tried to rob a 76-year-old Coney Island woman in her Surf Avenue apartment building on April 20. Comment
Coney Island

Your guide to becoming a Cosmos fan — for one day only

Long Island’s New York Cosmos soccer club is playing a single game at MCU Park in Coney Island. Here is how to fit in with the super fans. Comment
Why reenact the Civil War when you can reenact a Civil War-era baseball game? Comment
Not for Nuthin’

Balltimore mom a blast from the past!

Joanna was impressed by the way a Baltimore mom was caught on camera dealing with a rioting son. Comment
High School Sports

Healthy Martinez returns to Grand Street dugout with city title in mind

Melvin Martinez lost all hearing in his right ear, but after a year away from coaching Grand Street baseball, his energy and passion for the game have returned along with him. Comment
High School Sports

Jelling Berkeley Carroll tops Packer for third-straight win

Packer Collegiate got too close for Berkeley Carroll’s comfort. Comment

Brooklyn-based publicist soaking in preparation for Mayweather-Pacquiao megafight

Access to the boxing match of the century goes through Brooklyn — and Kelly Swanson. Comment

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Bay Ridge

Twirly gig: Miss New York visits Ridge baton competition

This beauty queen had their heads twirling. Comment

Horsing around


Neigh-ing tribute: Kentucky Derby party to honor Homer Fink

The two most exciting minutes in sports just got even better! Comment

Five other Derby parties in Brooklyn


Five other Derby parties in Brooklyn

This isn’t a one-horse race! Comment

Dresses accomplished! Operation prom helps high schoolers with gown giveaway

More than 250 students received free prom dresses at the third-annual Operation Prom — a formal wear giveaway for low-income students who are doing well in school — at Borough Hall on April 25. Comment
Sheepshead Bay

Payback: City finally reimburses drivers for damages from roadwork

Residents who suffered damage to their wheels driving over an exposed manhole in Midwood last fall when the Department of Transportation was doing roadwork recently received refunds from the city for repair costs. Comment

Robots take Downtown: Polytech grad students show off innovations

The robots are coming! Comment

Young Red Hook residents help clean up the neighborhood

Kids crowded into the Housing Authority Farm in Red Hook to clean up the neighborhood and make something nice for their moms in preparation for Mother’s Day. Comment
High School Sports

Poly rebounds with no-hitter win over Fieldston

Poly Prep nearly had the perfect bounce-back performance two days after an unexpected loss to Dalton. Comment
High School Sports

Xaverian pounds St. Francis Prep to avenge lone league loss

Xaverian made sure not to repeat the fiasco that unfolded the last time St. Francis Prep and Xaverian met, when the Terriers took advantage of a string of defensive miscues in a single inning by the Brooklyn school and walked away with the victory. Comment

Monday, April 27, 2015

Sheepshead Bay

Speed-cam shift: City to move money-spinning camera from parkway exit

A controversial Sheepshead Bay speed camera that earned the city more than $2.4 million in six months last year is being relocated, according to an elected official who called its lucrative location unfair. Comments (7)

Cellphone thief punches victim who chased him down

Police are asking for the public’s help finding a man who allegedly robbed then attacked a straphanger riding the 5 train in Flatbush on April 20. Comment

Midwood teen disappears in Manhattan

Police are looking for searching for a 15-year-old Midwood girl who vanished from her high school in Manhattan on April 23. Comment
Bay Ridge

PAC man! Donovan gobbles up checks from political action committees

In the race to replace disgraced Rep. Michael Grimm, the Republican candidate has collected nearly as much money from political action committees as his opponent has gotten from anybody. Comments (1)
It’s Only My Opinion

Is anti-Semitism really just jealousy?

In which our columnist contemplates two constants: anti-Semitism and the high proportion of Jewish Nobel Prize winners. Comments (5)
The Islanders will not be the only team playing hockey at Barclays Center this fall. Comments (1)

Friday, April 24, 2015


Identity thieves steal nearly $12,000

Police are looking for two men who siphoned nearly $12,000 from a man’s bank account and blew the money on shopping sprees around the city last week. Comment

Fail! City holds controversial hearing on eve of major test

Bensonhurst protestors blasted the Department of Education for scheduling a public hearing on local charter school proposals on April 21 — the night before high-stakes state math exams. Comment
Dyker Heights

Test anxiety: Exams force kids back into shaky school days after wall collapse

Class is back in session — whether you like it or not. Comment
Marine Park

Double dose! Fidler finds two matching kidney donors on same day

Ask and ye shall receive — eventually! Comments (1)

Thursday, April 23, 2015


Top cop! Senate confirms Loretta Lynch as attorney general

Lynch has clinched it! Comment

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