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Monday, Aug. 17, 2015

Fort Greene

Screen savers: Festival finds humor in discarded videos

They’ve found the funny. Comment

Sunday, Aug. 16, 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, Aug. 15, 2015

Big Screecher

Don’t forget to wish Carmine a happy 80th!

It’s happened! Carmine turned 80, and all he got for his birthday was a car accident! Comments (2)

Friday, Aug. 14, 2015

Gowanus

Urban cowboys: Queer country band kicks off music festival

They’re here, they’re queer, and they’re country. Comments (1)
Bay Ridge Nights

The livin’ is easy in Bay Ridge

It’s summertime and the weather is (mostly) fine, so go outside and enjoy Bay Ridge. The neighborhood has got a bevy of outdoor activities for you this week — and a few air-conditioned ones to help you cool off — so slap on that sunscreen and fill a canteen with your favorite beverage, because we are steppin’ out. Comment
Coney Island

Race to replace Brook-Krasny takes shape

Democrat Pam Harris and Republican Lucretia Regina-Potter appear poised to face-off in a November special election to fill the seat vacated by the surprise resignation of Alec Brook-Krasny. Comment
A Britisher’s View

‘I Am Nancy,’ a Brooklyn man’s journey to womanhood: Part 1

Caitlyn Jenner is paving the way for transgenders like her to be accepted into mainstream society, says Brooklyn resident Nancy Owen (not her real name), who talks with A Britisher’s View in this first installment of a three-part column on being born a woman in a man’s body. Comments (1)

Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015

Bay Ridge

Harmony achieved: ‘Idol’ lets Ridge talent contest keep its name

Now they’re singing a different tune. Comment
Standing O

A voice for all

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

Oh the places they’ll show! Troupe performs Dr. Seuss musical in park

Some Suessites assembled in Owls Head Park, for magic and songs on Aug. 9 — what a lark! Comment
Coney Island

Volleyballin’ in Coney Island

Coney Island may no longer be good enough for the pros, but the sandy beaches of Sodom by the Sea still make a good venue for volleyball. Comment
Williamsburg

Directors cut-up: Female comedians put films to the test

The Bechdel test, that is. Comment
BoroBeat

Teal good! Ovarian cancer group opens new WT HQ

They’re painting the town teal! Comment
Sheepshead Bay

Sheepshead Bay Road business owners feel overrun by homeless

Transients and trash were the biggest complaints at a recent small-business town hall hosted by local councilmen. Comments (5)
Joe Knows

Novagratz stepping back into the spotlight

Wolfgang Novogratz’s first year in California wasn’t all sunshine, but the former Poly Prep hoops standout is on the other side of the clouds as he gets set for his senior season. Comments (1)

Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015

Coney Island

Brewery returns to Coney Island

Something new is brewing in the People’s Playground. Comments (1)
Windsor Terrace

Animal rescue shelter is overrun with kittens

And it needs your help! Comments (1)
Marine Park

Golden gets more cops for Marine Park

Expect to see more blue amongst all the green in Marine Park. Comments (3)
Not for Nuthin’

Jo says the Fox ‘debate’ was a lot of hot air

Our columnist calls out the Fox anchors for baiting The Donald, and sizes up some of the other contenders. Comments (1)
Flatbush

Jazz ages: Music group brings together kids and seniors

School may be out, but music class is coming back early. Comments (2)
High School Sports

Jefferson’s Ponds nearing college decision after rankings rise

Shamorie Ponds’ meteoritic rise to one of the nation’s elite high-school players is set to come a close with a fast-approaching college commitment. Comment

Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015

Sheepshead Bay

Rich haul in Sheepshead Bay burglary

Police are asking for the public’s help finding a man who allegedly stole thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from a home near Avenue Z and E. 24th Street on Aug. 8. Comment
Borough-wide

Landlord who bought derelict Sunset landmark mum on plans

It’s all up in the air. Comments (1)
Borough-wide

Snuffed film: Activist to sue cops over lost police-camera footage

Let’s go to the tape — oh wait, we can’t. Comment
Flatbush

Family Day celebration a success

Paerdegat Park played host to the 14th annual Family Day on Aug. 8, where families enjoyed free food, games, music, and a talent show. Comment
BoroBeat

Police and Brooklynites come together

Brooklynites and the officers charged with protecting them got together across the borough on Aug. 4 for National Night Out Against Crime. See all the fun in our slideshow. Comment
High School Sports

Eye for the Tigers: Poly Prep ace Storz picks LSU

Nick Storz had his pick of some of the top college baseball programs in the country, but he could only imagine himself playing in one place. Comment
Borough-wide

Brooklyn native Bryant finds scoring touch overseas

The calling card of Darryl “Truck” Bryant’s career has been his physical prowess and acumen as a shut-down, on-ball defender. But after last season in the Czech Republic, people may start to view him differently. Comment

Monday, Aug. 10, 2015

Coney Island

Library lay-up: Knicks great reads with Coney kids

This former Knick is shooting for a new kind of field goal: getting Coney Island kids excited about reading. Comment
Borough-wide

Cop who attacked pregnant woman may only lose vacation days

For cops who lash out at civilians, its no vacation — literally. Comment
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan says: Don’t bet on Trump

In which our columnist considers candidate Trump’s real chances, what he will do for primary turnout, and how he might better react to critics of his fans. Comments (1)
Mill Basin

Abandoned car getting free ride in Mill Basin

This Mill Basin block has abandonment issues. Comment
Flatbush

Police: Help us find this arsonist

Cops say this guy set fire to a restaurant in East Flatbush. Comment

Friday, Aug. 7, 2015

Coney Island

Police seek thirsty thieves

Police are asking for the public’s help finding two men who allegedly forced a man into their car at gunpoint in Brighton Beach, tried to get him to buy them beer, and then robbed him on July 29. Comment
Sheepshead Bay

Summer frolic in Sheepshead Bay

These kids are having summer fun — at school. Comment
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