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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Cinema

Where to watch outdoor movies in Brooklyn this summer

Brooklyn’s outdoor film festivals don’t show the latest blockbusters, but who needs the new “Star Wars” movie when you can see real stars? Comment
Fitness

Float your boat! Learn to kayak and canoe in Brooklyn this summer

Find your sea legs at one of these borough boating clubs. Comment

Monday, May 25, 2015

Coney Island

Your perfect day in Coney Island

Coney Island truly is the People’s Playground. Brooklyn’s entertainment capital has amusements to delight every visitor, young or old. So jump on the F train and follow our guide to having fun in the sun-soaked neighborhood at any age. Comment
Coney Island

Game on! A look ahead at this year’s Cyclones season

It wouldn’t be summer in Brooklyn without the Cyclones, and — thank the baseball gods — the long winter comes to an end on June 20, when our Boys of Summer take on their cross-Narrows rivals, the hated Staten Island Yankees, at beloved MCU Park. Comment
Books

The best beach reads this summer

Brooklyn booksellers offer their top picks. Comment

Sunday, May 24, 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

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Letters

Sound Off to the Editor

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

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Big Screecher

Curses! Camine’s carrier pigeon is out of a job!

This week in Carmine, the Big Screecher’s typewriter breaks — along with a bunch of other travesties! read it and weep! Comments (1)

Friday, May 22, 2015

Brighton Beach

‘Stress-A-Ride’

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is considering big changes to the program that serves many seniors and disabled people after getting an earful of complaints from Brooklyn riders. Comments (2)
Williamsburg

Joke and dagger! Comedians to perform ‘Clue’ live

This is a different kind of murder mystery party. Comment
Bay Ridge

Drone-trification!

Owl’s Head Park ‘bee hotel’ hopes to attract honied newcomers to neighborhood. Comment
Bay Ridge Nights

It is game on in Bay Ridge!

Bay Ridge is heating up — even as all eyes are on the ice. Comment
A Britisher’s View

Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito invites public boozing and peeing

The Council speaker’s plan to decriminalize minor offenses is a slippery slope – the likes of which we have been on before, writes our columnist. Comments (2)

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Sheepshead Bay

Boogie by the bay

Thousands flocked to Emmons Avenue over the weekend to revel in the warm weather and free fun at the 24th Annual Bayfest on May 17. Comments (1)
Bay Ridge

Gunman robs Ridge deli

Police have released photos of the suspect they believe robbed a Fifth Avenue deli at gunpoint on April 19. Comment
Music

Rock, out: Top outdoor concerts in Brooklyn this summer

Punk, jazz, hip-hop, country, dance music — it’s all here. Comment
Bay Ridge

Vikings invade Bay Ridge!

Owl’s Head Park hosted the 15th-annual Viking Fest on May 16. Comment
Standing O

Standing and cheering for Felice

Brooklyn’s biggest booster celebrates 100 candles and counting! Comment

Upzone outrage

Bay Ridge

City downsizes zoning plan after local pushback

They’re taking a little off the top. Comment
Marine Park

Councilman: We can stop upzone plan

A local councilman vowed to block the city’s controversial zoning proposal that Marine Parkers fear would destroy the character of their low-rise neighborhood, he told a civic meeting on May 19. Comments (6)
Bushwick

Circus show will bring the heat with fire-breathing performance

This circus won’t be in tents — but it will be intense. Comment
Gowanus

Giggly world: Comedians pay tribute to Devo

Five comedians, an author, and a member of Devo walk into a bar… Comment
Williamsburg

Knife on Mars: Artists need your help improving space food

Two artists have built a test kitchen in a Williamsburg gallery, where you can create food for an expedition to Mars. Comment
Joe Knows

Loss of city title doesn’t deminish Eagle, Brooklyn Tech seasons

The Eagle Academy II boys’ lacrosse team and Brooklyn Tech girls’ squad didn’t get to feel the joy of ending their historic seasons with city titles. But that should not take away from what the teams did accomplish this year. Comment

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Borough-wide

Honored for service

Four Brooklynites were honored on May 13 for their volunteer service in the aftermath of the devastating gas explosion and building collapse in Lower Manhattan on March 26. Comment
Bay Ridge

Art and soul

A painter shows Ridge nuns their roots. Comment
Gowanus

Writers pen erotic additions to ‘Moby-Dick’

Call me, Ishmael. Comment
Not for Nuthin’

Jo reminds you why there’s a big sale Monday

With Memorial Day approaching, our columnist points out that the holiday is supposed to be about more than barbecues and mattress sales. Comment
Borough-wide

St. Edmund wins third-straight Brooklyn-Queens Class A softball crown

Kayla Maiolo knew early on it was going to be a good day. Comment

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Prospect Heights

Library unearths its trove of Coney collectibles

Dig through some buried historical treasures. Comment
Coney Island

Coney teen disappears on her way to school

Police are searching for a 15-year-old girl who vanished from Coney Island on May 15. Comments (2)
Marine Park

Wildfire rages in Marine Park

A brush fire blazed for more than an hour in Marine Park on May 15, according to the FDNY. Comment
Sheepshead Bay

History night has timely agenda

The topic for a local group’s recent annual history night was ripped from today’s headlines. Comments (1)
Flatbush

Woman disappears from Flatbush home

Police are looking for a 50-year-old woman who vanished from her apartment in Flatbush on May 14. Comment
BoroBeat

Fleeced! Zoo gives sheep their summer haircut

It was a case of hair today, gone tomorrow! Comment
High School Sports

Brooklyn Tech’s title bid ended by Curtis in final

Brooklyn Tech appeared to have enough momentum to pull off a comeback in the second half of the championship game, but three-straight Curtis goal quickly dashed those hopes. Comment
High School Sports

Railsplitters enjoying baseball revival

Abraham Lincoln is on its way to being known as a baseball school. Comment
High School Sports

Eagle grounded by Tottenville in boys’ lacrosse semifinals

The Eagle Academy For Young Men II boys’ lacrosse team’s first year in the Public School Athletic League’s top division came to a heartbreaking end on May 15. Comment
Borough-wide

Historic Paramount Theatre to host first boxing show

Professional sporting events are returning to the Long Island University Paramount Theatre. Comment

Monday, May 18, 2015

Fort Hamilton

Art of warriors

Kids from JHS 259 in Bay Ridge teamed up with army veterans to make art inspired by the soldiers’ experiences. Comment
Bay Ridge

A view to a hill: Parks to clear Shore Road slope

The Parks Department wants to remove a bunch of overgrown, invasive plants along Shore Road between Third Avenue and 95th Street so folks on the promenade can have a better view of the harbor. Comments (3)
Fort Greene

Fine feathered friends: MoCADA celebrates 15 years with masquerade ball

There’s no masking it — this was one successful bash! Comment
Fort Greene

Yoga party! Senior yogis stretch it out in Fort Greene

They took their downward-facing dogs to the park! Comment
It’s Only My Opinion

A bit of this and a bit of that

In which our columnist shares his thoughts on several topics — including Cuba, McDonalds, and gay marriage — but not Baltimore. Comments (4)

Saturday, May 16, 2015

High School Sports

Brooklyn Tech goal stuns Tottenville in double overtime

Monica Garlinska’s hit the net with 1:41 to go in double overtime to lead the Engineers to a 6–5 victory and a birth in the Public School Athletic Lead girls lacrosse finals. Comment

Friday, May 15, 2015

Sheepshead Bay

THIS WEEKEND: Billy Joel’s band movin’ out to Bayfest

The 24th-annual BayFest is featuring Billy Joel’s Movin’ Out Band and other stars at the Sheepshead Bay festival on May 17. Comment
Crown Heights

Medgar Evers dean killed in Philadelphia train crash

A Medgar Evers College dean was among the eight passengers killed in the tragic Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia on May 12, making the national tragedy a personal loss for many Brooklynites. Comment
Crime

Heroine addiction: Cop busted with drugs, needle

This cop may have done some shooting without ever firing her service weapon. Comment
Canarsie

Canarsie man vanishes from subway station

Police are looking for a 29-year-old Canarsie man who vanished from a subway station in Bedford-Stuyvesant on May 11. Comment
Manhattan Beach

Badges and head scarves: Muslim youth attend law-enforcement job fair

More than 700 kids and teenagers from schools throughout the city converged on Kingsborough Community College on May 9 for a job fair aimed at encouraging young Muslims to consider careers in law enforcement. Comments (1)
Crime

Cops seek shooters in Flatlands drive-by

Police are asking for the public’s help finding the suspect or suspects responsible for shooting and critically injuring a 26-year-old man in Flatlands on May 11. Comment

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