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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Red Hook

Rebel belles: Dance performance looks at the world of debutantes

These debs are no downers. Comment

Sunday, June 14, 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
Letters

Sound Off to the Editor

Catch up on what your neighbors are thinking on the best soapbox in town. Comments (1)

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Big Screecher

Hells bells! Carmine loses his phone service!

Oh, man, is Carmine angry this week! Comments (1)
Books

What to read this week

Brooklyn booksellers give their top picks. Comment

Friday, June 12, 2015

Bay Ridge

Music under the gazebo

Shore Road Park is hosting free concerts this month. Comment
Greenpoint

The in-cider: Author talks home-brew cider

She thinks that making cider in the house rules. Comment
Bay Ridge Nights

Bay Ridge goes out — outside!

Outdoor concerts are singing in three-part harmony in Bay Ridge this weekend. You’ve got a trio of chances to catch some music in Shore Road Park, and if fresh air and sunshine aren’t your bag, there’s plenty going on in the neighborhood watering holes. Comment
A Britisher’s View

Mayor DeBlasio’s crime and punishment

Hizzoner needs to get tough on crime instead of soft peddling law breakers, writes our columnist. Comment

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Crime

Bilk money: Cops say Gravesend PTA prez stole bake-sale proceeds

That’s a lot of bake sales. Comment
Mill Basin

Experts: Get flood insurance — now

Lock it in. Comment
Marine Park

Better bike paths: City plans connections to Jamaica Bay Greenway

Bike paths around the Jamaica Bay inlet are getting a boost. Comments (1)
Standing O

Take a bow for Nathan’s Famous

Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

Flame Con

Park Slope

Flame on!: Gay comic con comes to Brooklyn

These comic book fans are burning with pride! Comment
Park Slope

Deep well

Brooklyn represent! Many artists won’t have to travel far to get to the city’s first queer comic convention at Grand Prospect Hall on June 13 — scores of Flame Con’s famous guests came from right here in Brooklyn. Here are a few of our top picks — all living in the borough that former Beep Marty Markowitz’s dubbed the “lesbian capital of the Northeast.” Comment
Manhattan Beach

Diversity in dance: Ballet theater mixes in pop and hip-hop

The contagious rhythms of Michael Jackson will meet the delicate grace of the Russian ballet to tell a story of diversity and friendship at a special program in this year’s “The World of Dance” festival hosted by the Brighton Ballet Theater. Comment
Borough-wide

Sporting goods: Ratner pal’s art-smarts a slam dunk for Barclays Center

Ever noticed all the art work in and around Barclays Center? You can thank this guy. Comment
High School Sports

Brooklyn wins at the Wingate Awards

Brooklyn’s top athletes headlined the Public School Athletic League’s annual Wingate Awards dinner at the Brooklyn Marriott on June 8. Comment
Joe Knows

Changes needed to Catholic baseball playoffs

The Catholic baseball playoffs need a new format. Comment

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Coney Island

Planks a lot! Reclaimed Boardwalk is now Italian esplanade

Wood from the Riegelmann Boardwalk that was supposedly damaged during Superstorm Sandy is being reused in Italy — as a boardwalk. Comment
Brighton Beach

Foreign folk dances dazzle on the Boardwalk

Brighton Beach experienced a wave of culture on Saturday as traditional Georgian and Ukrainian folk dancers took to the Boardwalk. Comment
Mean Streets

Fool runnings: Nearly 40 percent of drivers blow red light at Ridge intersection

Drivers in Bay Ridge are seeing red — and then hitting the gas. Comment
Bay Ridge

Block-buster: Dark comedy about gentrification shot on Ridge street

A Brooklyn filmmaker shot an adaptation of a classic “Twilight Zone” episode on Bay Ridge’s Madeline Court, and the flick is making its debut on June 13. Comment
Coney Island

Wood you believe it? Planks from Boardwalk being reused in Italy — as Boardwalk!

Our pals at The Brooklyn Paper have the whole story. Click away! It’s okay with us. Comment
Bergen Beach

Relay for Life a runaway success

The cancer warriors in Southern Brooklyn have done it again! Comment
Not for Nuthin’

Jo wishes for a pill to cure reality TV

After America’s pharmacological triumph over erectile dysfunction, out columnist wonders if we can do anything about the family dysfunction on television. Comments (2)
High School Sports

Fort Hamilton’s Budna turns curiosity into Division I scholarship

In four years, competitive volleyball went from something Marlena Budna was curious about to her ticket to a college scholarship. Comment
High School Sports

Farrell ends Xaverian’s quest for consecutive crowns

As American Pharaoh ended the 37-year Triple Crown drought over the weekend, the wait for a repeat Catholic baseball champion hit 38. Comment

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Brighton Beach

Wail song: Whale found dead on Brighton Beach

An adult female Minke whale was found dead on Brighton Beach near Ocean Parkway on Monday. Comment
DUMBO

Bill Murray leads annual Brooklyn Bridge poetry walk

He’s got this going for him, which is nice. Comment
Borough-wide

Sunset Park Puerto Rican parade gets permit for first time in decades

Viva los Boricuas! Comments (4)
Borough-wide

Alzheimers experts answer questions from caregivers, patients

Alzheimer’s patients and caregivers got expert information on the disease as well as resources and long-term care options at an elderly care center in Brownsville on June 4. Comment
Borough-wide

Silver-tongued: Seniors create stories from life experience

They have stories a lifetime in the making. Comment
Coney Island

Playing with imagination

Some kids in Coney Island got to exercise their bodies and their minds last week by building their own playground. Comment
High School Sports

Nazareth falls in second-straight title game

Nazareth went into the championship game looking to make up for last year’s loss in the final. Comment
Borough-wide

Brooklyn-native Calhoun transferring to Ohio State

Former Christ the King star Sierra Calhoun has a new home. It just won’t be any closer her old one. Comment

Monday, June 8, 2015

Borough-wide

Teenager vanishes from home

Police are asking for the public’s help finding a missing teenager last seen at his Borough Park home on Tuesday. Comment
Dyker Heights

Ridge civic decamps to Dyker for dinner dance

More than 160 Ridge movers and shakers supped and stepped the night away at the Bay Ridge Community Council’s first annual dinner dance at Dyker Heights catering hall Sirico’s on June 4. Comment
Downtown

Pot luck! Weed dispensary may open Downtown

This is a total puff piece. Comment
Greenwood Heights

Beat cop: Greenwood Heights officer concedes defeat in police union election

Current president Pat Lynch won the race in a landslide. Comment
Borough-wide

Happy Brooklyn Day!

Brooklynites gathered in Canarsie Park last Thursday to celebrate their borough with sports and games. Comments (1)
BoroBeat

Bam! Pow! Library kicks off superhero-themed summer reading program

Holy literacy promotion, Batman! Comment
It’s Only My Opinion

Flag Day gives Stan a case of the Mondays

In which our columnist remembers a patriotic hero in preparation for Flag Day on June 14. Comments (19)

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Borough-wide

Xaverian stays alive with eighth-inning playoff win

Xaverian continues to excel with it back against the wall. Comment

Friday, June 5, 2015

Gravesend

See it: Video of suspected Gravesend gunmen

Cops release footage of two suspects in grizzly Gravesend murder. Comment
Sheepshead Bay

Suspect sought in Sheepshead Bay shooting

Police are asking for the public’s help identifying the suspect they believe was involved in a shooting in Sheepshead Bay on May 26. Comment
Coney Island

Cops seek robber

Police are asking for the public’s help identifying the suspect they believe stole a wallet from a Coney Island home on May 26. Comment
Coney Island

Garage steal

Police are asking for the public’s help identifying two suspects they believe were involved in the burglary of a Coney Island garage on May 27. Comment
Prospect Heights

Funk yeah! Chaka Khan kicks off Celebrate Brooklyn

The funk queen drew thounds of fans to the Prospect Park bandshell on Wednesday, with thousands more watching on screens outside. Comment
Canarsie

Fatal crash in Canarsie

A motorcyclist was killed and his passenger injured when he was struck by a driver on Avenue J at Rockaway Parkway on June 3. Comment
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