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Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015

Crown Heights

Acclaimed Sunset Park author found inspiration at neighborhood mosque

Sometimes to get the story, you have to sacrifice some soles. Comment

Monday, Feb. 2, 2015

Clinton Hill

Harper’s bizarre! Slope artists turn entire magazine into a play

This play focuses on the real issues. Comment
Boerum Hill

Purebred are bull s---: New book denounces purebreds

This should give you paws for thought. Comments (1)

Sunday, Feb. 1, 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, Jan. 31, 2015

Big Screecher

Carmine’s has had it with the weatherman!

Look, these guys get paid too much to do too little! Comments (1)

Friday, Jan. 30, 2015

Bay Ridge Nights

Where to watch the Super Bowl in Bay Ridge

Your guide to the best places in the Ridge to catch the big game. Comment
A Britisher’s View

Get real! Muslim ‘no-go zones’ are Europe’s sordid big secret

French and British leaders went bananas after Fox News mentioned Europe’s “no-go zones,” but the media has reported on these self-segregated mini-caliphates for decades, writes our columnist. Comment

Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015

Canarsie

Belt Parkway construction to continue until March

Drivers whose commute includes the Belt Parkway might experience delays between Canarsie and Sheepshead Bay because of construction that began last week and will last until March, according to a traffic advisory from the Department of Transportation. Comment
Bay Ridge

Tunnel vision: Cross-harbor freight plan raises concerns

Bay Ridge’s most crowded trucking corridor could face a deluge of even more vehicles if a long-stalled freight-tunnel project succeeds in connecting the neighborhood to the New Jersey waterfront, the Port Authority revealed to local leaders at Borough Hall on Jan. 22. Comment
Bay Ridge

City has powerful weapon against illegal converisons — but doesn’t use it

A software system the city uses to clamp down on residents who illegally rent their apartments over the internet should be used to put an end to the illegally dicing up of homes in Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights, pols said. Comments (3)
Gowanus

Musical bingo replaces spinning balls with spinning tunes

Numbers are for old people. Comment
Standing O

Take a bow for a great play

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

The Boody Blues: School’s genre-bending concert draws scores

It was standing room only at David Boody Junior High School’s annual winter concert on Jan. 22. Comment
Boerum Hill

Step into an immersive fairy tale in Boerum Hill

There is a whole universe being built inside a Boerum Hill arts venue. Comment
Joe Knows

Freshmen duo big reason for Lincoln’s success

There were concerns about Abraham Lincoln when the season started. How would a new coach and the first roster in nearly a decade without a highly ranked college recruit fare after losing so much star power? Comment

Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015

Borough-wide

Kill shot: Bronx beats Brooklyn in handball tourney

The streak is over. Team Brooklyn lost the annual handball tournament against the Bronx for the first time in history on Jan. 24. Comments (1)
Williamsburg

And we’re st-rolling! New short features a walk through Park Slope

Hey, he’s walkin’ here! Comment
Not for Nuthin’

Sno-nado! Joanna battens down the hatches!

How difficult was it to get ready for the storm of the decade of the century? Well put it this way: It was much easier to shovel. Comments (1)
Coney Island

Slush mush: Boy scouts hold sled race in snowy Coney

Scouts from all over the borough trooped to Coney Island for the Klondike Derby — the Winter Games of Boy Scout competitions — on Jan. 24. Comment
Park Slope

Fool me twice! Slope duo pen children’s book on storied dessert

Talk about a sweet story! Comment
Borough-wide

Bigfoot’s backyard? ‘Sasquatch’ sighted in Prospect Park

One local videographer claims to have gotten the surprise of his life when trying to record Monday night’s snowfall. Comments (2)
High School Sports

Bedford falls to Springfield Gardens in clash of Class A heavyweights

Bedford Academy missed an opportunity to show it was the top Class A team in the Public School Athletic League. Comment

Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015

Williamsburg

Busker plans to sue city for unlawful arrest

The subway musician who police arrested for loitering while singing on a Williamsburg subway platform — even after an officer read him a law saying what he was doing was legal — is suing the city for wrongful arrest. Comment
Borough-wide

You call that a blizzard?

We toured the aftermath of the historically over-estimated storm, and got a cool time-lapse video. Comment
Marine Park

Body found in Marine Park

Police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found floating face-up at the Gateway Marina in Marine Park on Jan. 25. Comment
Canarsie

Israeli president comes to Brooklyn

The president of Israel visited Brooklyn on Sunday to discuss the importance of the relationship between the African-American and Jewish communities and the communities’ common goals at the Christian Cultural Center in East New York. Comment
Borough-wide

Cool runnings: Where to go sledding today

In case you missed our handy guide to sledding in Brooklyn last year, here it is again. Comment
High School Sports

Big effort from Moore not enough for Midwood

Jai Moore has all the skills to be one of the city’s best girls’ basketball guards, and she put that fully on display in Midwood’s hard-fought 54–48 home loss to defending Public School Athletic League Class AA city champion Francis Lewis last Friday night. Comment
Coney Island

Cosmos bringing pro soccer to MCU Park this spring

Professional soccer is coming to Brooklyn — at least for one night. Comment
Borough-wide

Late jumper spoils historic night for Terriers’ Jones

The St. Francis College men’s basketball team was far from lucky on a record-breaking night for point guard Brent Jones. Comment

Monday, Jan. 26, 2015

Borough-wide

Brooklyn coming back to life as blizzard fizzles

So much for that blizzard. Comment
Flatbush

UPDATED: Kings Theatre reopening sparks gentrification fear

UPDATE: The opening events scheduled for Jan. 27 have been postponed due to severe weather. Check Kingstheatre.com for the new date. Comments (1)
Sheepshead Bay

Sheepshead Bay’s $2.4-million speed camera

Speeding is one crime that does pay — the city, that is. Comments (16)
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan says what’s on his mind

In which our columnist contemplates crime rates, Wallmart shoppers, congressional pensions, and how truth is funnier than fiction. Comments (7)
Midwood

Midwood man vanishes

Police are looking for a 19-year-old Midwood man who disappeared from a Manhattan hospital on Jan. 22. Comment
Midwood

Midwood molester pleads guilty

A 30-year-old Midwood man with a history of sexually abusing children pleaded guilty on Jan. 22 to serial molestation. Comment

Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015

Bushwick

Let it flow: ‘Bushwick’ beer company hails its first ale

Braven’s first variety is here, but like much of Brooklyn Brewery’s product, it is being brewed upstate. Comment

Friday, Jan. 23, 2015

Politics

Assemblyman on Silver: I won’t step ‘on somebody’s body who is dying’

Greenpoint’s assemblyman is not touching embattled Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver just yet. Comment
Sheepshead Bay

Cops: Help us bust these burglars

Police are asking for the public’s help finding the two men they say stole thousands of dollars worth of cash and electronics from a home in Sheepshead Bay on Jan. 12. Comment
Prospect Heights

Activists: Dem convention needs party police

Activists who live near Barclays Center are demanding that the city come up with a plan to soften the impact of the Democratic National Convention, should it come to Brooklyn in 2016. Comment
Brighton Beach

Trump tower booed at community meeting

A developer wants to turn a sleepy shopping plaza in Brighton Beach into Brooklyn’s next hipster enclave — complete with a Trader Joe’s on the ground floor of a 40-story residential tower — but neighborhood seniors who have lived in the area for years say the last thing they need is the skinny-pants set moving in on their turf. Comments (4)
High School Sports

Greenpoint’s Atson making most of South Kent move

Travis Atson’s got what he wanted from his move to South Kent. Comment

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