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Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015

Long Tall Weekends

Williamsburg

They Might Be Giants has big plans for 2015

It has been 33 years since its first live show, and 25 years since “Birdhouse in Your Soul,” but this will not be the year that They Might Be Giants slows down. Comment
Music

Tale of the tape: Two Johns vs. Two Dollar Bill

Which residency is better — They Might be Giants at the Music Hall of Williamsburg or Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden? Comment
Manhattan Beach

Kingsborough offers free sneak peek of live ‘Cool Hand Luke’

On Stage At Kingsborough is playing its “get out of jail free” card! Comment

Monday, Jan. 26, 2015

Williamsburg

Rumble in the box! W’burg theater hosts Cardboard Robot Battle

Talk about paper cuts! Comment

Sunday, Jan. 25, 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, Jan. 24, 2015

Big Screecher

Carmine again helps seniors, and salutes a friend

This week, the Screecher does again! Comment

Friday, Jan. 23, 2015

Bay Ridge Nights

Get your culture on in the Ridge

Bay Ridge is tripping the arts eclectic this weekend! Comment
A Britisher’s View

ID-card program imperils New Yorkers

The easy-to-get official identification cards could make it easier for radical Muslims to plot — and pull off — their next attack. Comment

Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015

Sheepshead Bay

Robber poses as cop in Sheepshead Bay

Police have released a sketch and a video of the man they say impersonated a police officer in order to commit two armed robberies in Sheepshead Bay in October. Comment
Bay Ridge

Ridge crook using phony debit card to steal cash

It was a high-tech cash swipe. Comment
Courts

On Hynes’s tab: Former DA’s critics predict 100s of millions for wrongful convictions

Taxpayers have shelled out nearly $25 million for wrongful convictions obtained and upheld under former district attorney Charles Hynes, and the money could keep flowing as his replacement continues to reinvestigate questionable cases. Comment
Coney Island

Change chump: Jerk attacks elderly woman for $6

Police released surveillance images of the brute they believe attacked a 64-year-old woman on Jan. 8 over a paltry sum. Comment
Williamsburg

Williamsburg bar throws sad dance party

They will bring the music, you bring the tears. Comment
Standing O

Standing O says welcome again.

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

Harry Potter fans to skate into Prospect Park

You’re a blizzard, Harry! Comment
Joe Knows

Change for Nets should go beyond owner’s box

The Nets need to move on. Comment
Sheepshead Bay

Partying down at Buckley’s

About 60 students from a training program at Occasions Planning and Party Services were honored at the company’s Leading by Example Business Award Dinner Dance held at Buckley’s in Sheepshead Bay on Jan. 18. Comment

Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015

Manhattan Beach

Everlasting love

A wedding in a Manhattan Beach hospice proves that love conquers all. Comment
Greenpoint

New doc chronicles Bay Ridge hardcore band Indecision

Indecision lives and dies and lives again in New York City. Comment
Coney Island

Locals rally to keep boards in the Boardwalk

Perhaps the future of the Riegelmann Boardwalk isn’t set in concrete. Comments (3)
Greenwood Heights

Bad blue blood: Brooklyn cop seeking top spot in police union trashes foe

A Greenwood Heights cop is trying to oust longtime police union head Pat Lynch as Lynch battles City Hall. Comments (1)
Prospect Heights

Group think: Philosophers host free public lectures for the masses

Socrates said the un-examined life is not worth living — this is where you can start digging in. Comment
Not for Nuthin’

Charge it! Jo’s fired up over missed party invoice

To find out whose side she’s on, click on the link above! Comments (1)
Borough-wide

Hooper’s buzzer beater gives Terriers thrilling win

Chris Hooper was falling down along the baseline as he let the ball go with the buzzer sounding — but the last-gasp attempt by the St. Francis Brooklyn junior forward found nothing but net. Comment
High School Sports

Tired Lincoln shakes off sluggish first half to beat Hayes

The Lincoln boys’ basketball team was understandably tired when it hit the court against Cardinal Hayes on Monday less than 24 hours after a hard-fought victory down in Washington D.C. But after two quarters of sluggish play, Railsplitters coach Kenny Pretlow appealed to his players at the half. Comment
High School Sports

Xaverian’s winning streak snapped by buzzer beater

Red hot Xaverian was going for its 10th-straight victory last Friday night, but poor free-throw shooting brought the winning streak to an end. Comments (1)
High School Sports

Nazareth left frustrated after loss to Murry Bergtraum

The Lady Kingsmen had a chance to end the long weekend with a much-needed win, but blew a double-digit lead against Murry Bergtraum. Comment

Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015

Midwood

Cops searching for pair of Midwood phone thieves

Police are asking for the public’s help identifying the male and female suspects they say stole cell phones from a Midwood store on Dec. 19. Comment
Bensonhurst

An accident waiting to happen

The sidewalk at a Cropsey Avenue bus stop is constantly covered in ice, according to locals, posing a hazard for riders and passers by. Comment
Checkin’ in with

Checkin’ in with Roxanne Persaud

We sat down with newly sworn in Assembly woman Roxanne Persaud to ask about her plans for serving the 59th District Comments (2)
Greenpoint

The artwork formerly known as prints

A Greenpoint artist is creating modern works with traditional Japanese printing techniques. Comment
Midwood

Blaze cooks Midwood pizza joint

The Fire Department is investigating a fire that damaged a pizza shop in Midwood on Jan. 17. Comment
High School Sports

St. Edmund alone in first after rout of Kearney

St. Edmund has been on the cusp of being one of the elite team in its division in recent years. It has now officially made it. Comments (1)

Monday, Jan. 19, 2015

Coney Island

Cops seek Coney gunman

Police have released video of a suspect in a Jan. 3 shooting in Coney Island in the hope that someone will identify the gunman. Comment
Borough-wide

Landmark case: City to sue owner of crumbling building

The city may sue a prominent ethnic organization for neglecting a landmarked building that it owns. Comment
Event

Eight ways to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Brooklyn

Catch one of these talks, musical performances, kids’ activities, plays, or film screenings. Comment
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan makes some wishes

In which our columnist wishes for higher stock prices, lower taxes, honest politicians, and a nearby Trader Joe’s. Comments (15)
Mill Basin

Committee unveils eight projects to prepare for catastrophic storms

More than $4 million in Hurricane Sandy relief money needs to be spent on upgrading Southern Brooklyn’s insufficient sewage systems, among other projects, residents said this week. Comment
Sheepshead Bay

Pedestrian hit by bus in Sheepshead Bay

A man suffered minor injuries after a Metropolitan Transportation Authority bus driver hit him while he was crossing the street in Sheepshead Bay on Jan. 15, police said. Comment

Friday, Jan. 16, 2015

Brighton Beach

UPDATE: Trump Village meeting is back on for Jan. 21!

The Trump Village Shopping Center meeting scheduled for Jan. 21 will indeed be held as originally planned, reversing the recently reported postponement. The meeting will be at 7 pm Jan. 21 at Abraham Lincoln High School. The Department of Environmental Conservation — which had reportedly asked the developer to postpone the Jan. 21 meeting until after the state agency’s own meeting on Jan. 28 to discuss contamination on the site — will now be at the Jan. 21 meeting and speak before the developer’s representatives. Comments (10)
Downtown

In Brooklyn, Bratton defends broken-windows policy

Top cop promises to keep up enforcement of minor offenses during talk with Chamber of Commerce. Comment
Brighton Beach

Conned: Pair posed as Con-Ed workers for home invasion

Police are looking for a pair of female home invaders who stole $600 from an elderly Brighton Beach man’s apartment near Brighton Beach and Coney Island avenues on Jan. 8. Comments (1)
Sheepshead Bay

Stupendous spellers battle at bee

How do you spell superstars? Comment
Fort Greene

Primate scientist swings into BAM

Jane Goodall is coming to Fort Greene for a lecture in April. Comment
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