Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015


New novel explores life between Brooklyn and Haiti

This is a very different tale of two cities. Comment

Monday, Jan. 19, 2015

Fort Greene

Opera explores gentrification through Brer Rabbit, funk music

Displacement — thereby hangs a tale. Comment

Sunday, Jan. 18, 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, Jan. 17, 2015

Big Screecher

Carmine’s fond memories of Kate

This week, the Screecher remembers some of the biggest stars he’s ever bumped into! Comment

Friday, Jan. 16, 2015

Marine Park

Game of drones: City could ban remote-controlled aircraft

A trio of proposed city laws aimed at cracking down unmanned aerial vehicles — including remote-controlled flying toys — just won’t fly with aerial hobbyists in Marine Park. Comment
Bay Ridge Nights

Rock out to the classics in Bay Ridge

Break out those earplugs and your spare liver, because the Ridge is really rocking this weekend! Comments (2)
A Britisher’s View

Paris terror attacks assault us all

The Paris terror spree was an attack on every single person who values life and liberty, writes our columnist. Comment

Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015

Prospect Heights

The Nets are for sale

The Nets’ Russian oligarch owner is looking to unload the team. Comment

Our arts editor’s new book about coffee is a real pick-me-up

Deputy editor Nathan Tempey takes over arts desk duties to press arts editor Ruth Brown on her new book about coffee culture. Comment
Bay Ridge

Pig deal: Barbecue joint coming to Third Avenue

Pig Guy NYC — purveyor of all things pork at MCU Park — is opening a franchise on Third Avenue in Bay Ridge, and promising its porcine provisions will shake up the neighborhood. Comments (1)
Fort Greene

Ditmas Park bros and Sufjan Stevens collaborate on rodeo film

Rollin’, rollin’, rollin’... Comment

The reel thing: Bushwick recording studio releases cassette tape

Bust out your boom box and get your fingers ready for some manual rewinding. Comment
Joe Knows

Lopsided loss to LuHi is teachable moment for Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson wants to climb to the top of the Public School Athletic League. To do so, it needs to use its defeat by Long Island Lutheran, one of the state’s best programs, as a moment for growth. Comment

Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015


MISSING: Senior disappears from Canarsie home

Police are looking for a senior citizen who vanished from his home in Canarsie on Jan. 12. Comment

Huge pro wrestling show slams into Dumbo

Call it the five moves of Dumbo. Comment
Not for Nuthin’

Jo on mayor’s bans and unbans

This week, our columnist sounds off on Mayor Bill DeBlasio’s plans to allow kids to bring their cellphones to schools, and to ban certain take-out food packaging Comments (2)
Bergen Beach

Fighting cancer with the power of Zumba

Zealous Zumba dancers from across the borough raised more than $4,000 for the American Cancer Society at the third-annual “Fight Back with Fitness Day” Zumbathon at the St. Bernard Clairvaux Parish in Bergen Beach in Jan. 11. Comment
High School Sports

Balanced Lincoln handles St. Raymond

The Railsplitters boys’ basketball team may not have a traditional star player this season, but it showed that it is still one of the top teams in the city. Comment
High School Sports

Jefferson can’t keep pace with LuHi

Thomas Jefferson’s fast paced, up-tempo offense met its match in a Long Island Lutheran team that plays much the same way. Comment
High School Sports

Strong night from Fraser not enough for Vikings

South Shore fought back with repeated rallies last Sunday, but in the end, it just couldn’t overcome Christ the King’s attack. Comment

Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015


Fatal shooting in Flatlands

A 15-year-old boy was shot dead and a man was injured in a Jan. 11 shooting that police say may be gang-related. Comment

Garbage guru: Sunset Parker helps locals prep for Sanitation test

As they say, one man’s trash is another man’s good job with a pension. Comment

Judging a look by its cover: Dumbo retailer hawks bogus ‘Made in Brooklyn’ gear

We get to the bottom of a prominent shop’s borough-centric gift line. Comments (1)

Stars line up! Kings Theatre’s 2015 schedule announced

Gladys Knight, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Mavado, Capleton, and more are set to perform at Brooklyn’s biggest comeback story, which reopens on Jan. 27. Comment

Free to move about the country: Murder exoneree overjoyed, planning vacation

The latest man exonerated following a wrongful murder conviction under former district attorney Charles Hynes wants to dedicate his life to helping free innocent people in prison — but first, he is hitting the beach. Comment
Boerum Hill

Truck yeah! P’Slope illustrator turns garbage trucks into superheroes

This guy loves talking trash! Comment
Fort Greene

Setting a high barre: Famed Russian ballet company comes to BAM

They’re from Russia, with love for our multipurpose concert halls. Comment
High School Sports

Wright stuff: Freshman forward powers Poly past Horace Mann

Shanniah Wright is getting used to having a big role at a young age. Comments (1)

Monday, Jan. 12, 2015


MISSING: 17-year-old girl vanishes in Midwood

Police are looking for a 17-year-old girl who disappeared from her Midwood home on Jan. 7. Comment
Bay Ridge

R-evisionist: MTA fixing schedules, not R trains

In an apparent display of double-speak, a Metropolitan Transportation Authority honcho said the authority will make tardy R trains run on schedule — by adjusting the schedule. Comment
Brighton Beach

Trump talks: Meeting on tower plans Jan. 21

The developer seeking to build a massive apartment tower on the site of Trump Village Shopping Center will end months of rumors and fretful speculation by finally revealing his plans at a public meeting in Brighton Beach on Jan. 21. Comments (19)
Sheepshead Bay

Diner serves up condos

A seven-story condominium with ground-floor retail is replacing the iconic El Greco diner, which closed last month. Comment
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan has some more numbers for you

In which our columnist discusses shiftless students, teen pregnancy, Latino politics, and death panels. Comments (10)

Friday, Jan. 9, 2015

Gerritsen Beach

Killer gets 25 years

A 22-year-old man convicted of killing his 14-year-old girlfriend and dumping her body in Gerritsen Beach was sentenced to 25 years in prison on Jan. 7. Comment

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