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Monday, Feb. 23, 2015

Art

Artist creates map of Brooklyn out of litter

But she is not trying to trash the borough. Comment

Sunday, Feb. 22, 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. Comment

Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015

Big Screecher

Global warming another promise pols didn’t keep

This week, Carmine says he’s sick and tired of the cold, and he’s running out of Aqau-Net! Comment
Books

What to read this week

Brooklyn booksellers give their top picks of new lit. Comment

Friday, Feb. 20, 2015

Park Slope

Chaka Khan to open Celebrate Brooklyn!

The Queen of Funk is coming to the borough of Kings! Comment
Bay Ridge Nights

Warm up with hot tunes in Bay Ridge this weekend

The weather man is calling for another cold one, but Bay Ridge is hotter than a radiator in a pair of long johns thanks to all the great music happening this weekend. Comment
A Britisher’s View

President Obama loves the word ‘limited’ almost as much as playing golf and making goofy faces

The commander-in-chief has a message for our adversaries — we’ll go easy on you — and his request to Congress for authorized military force tells Islamo-nuts what we will and won’t do to defeat them, writes our columnist. Comment

Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015

Marine Park

Marine Park man vanishes

Police are looking for a 20-year-old who disappeared from his Marine Park home on Feb. 17. Comment
Coney Island

Cops looking for MCU blizzard burglars

Police have released photos of the replacement-level scrubs who broke into MCU Park under cover of a blizzard on Jan. 26. Comments (1)
Dyker Heights

Uniting against divisions: Locals, pols battle illegal home conversions

Residents of Dyker Heights are declaring war on illegal home conversions, and now local politicians are joining the fray with proposed laws to give the city more weapons for fighting the residential scourge. Comment
Standing O

Standing O is standing together with the Fifth Avenue Committee

Brooklyn’s biggest booster is joining this intiative with a Standing O Comment
Sea Gate

Gettin’ jetty with it

A public works project is shoring up a private beach. Comment
Park Slope

Troupe will perform Shakespeare in historic Park Slope townhouse

Talk about a playhouse! Comment
Bergen Beach

Game over: Customer attacks store clerk

Police are asking for the public’s help identifying a man who attacked an employee at a video game store in Bergen Beach on Feb. 12. Comment
Sheepshead Bay

Hydrant floods street in Sheepshead Bay

Some Sheepshead Bay residents had a dirty Valentine’s Day. Comment
Greenpoint

Boerum Hill war vet finds critical acclaim with short story collection

Not all war stories take place on the battlefield. Comment
Joe Knows

St. Francis scripting season to remember

NBA All-Star weekend has come and gone, but the best game in Brooklyn hasn’t left — and I am not talking about the Nets. Comment

Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015

Gravesend

Cops chasing trio of identity thieves

Police are hunting for three men they say stole a Gravesend man’s identity to open multiple cellphone accounts throughout Brooklyn, Queens, and Long Island in late November. Comment
Bay Ridge

Judge to Cuomo: Call a special election for Grimm seat — or I will

A federal judge ruled on Tuesday that if Gov. Andrew Cuomo doesn’t set a date for the special election to replace disgraced Bay Ridge Rep. Michael Grimm by high noon on Feb. 20, he will. Comment
Bay Ridge

Family of comatose teen raises money at Bay Ridge Manor

The family of a comatose girl is getting glimmers of hope. Comment
Prospect Heights

Brooklyn Museum celebrates artist Kehinde Wiley

He is a modern late Renaissance man. Comment
Not for Nuthin’

Jo plans on changing her diet — to raw eggs

Well, at least she won’t have to cook. Comment
High School Sports

Deas, McKennon rally Jefferson to borough title

Jefferson coach Lawrence “Bud” Pollard never got off Isiah Deas’s back after the forward’s poor performance in a regular season loss to rival Abraham Lincoln a week earlier. That led to Deas carrying the Orange Wave on his in last Saturday’s rematch. Comment
Borough-wide

Nets Plumlee soaks in All-Star Weekend in front of hometown fans

The Brooklyn Nets’ Mason Plumlee had a busy schedule during NBA All Star Weekend. He had been looking forward to competing in front of the hometown fans. Comment

Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015

Flatbush

Flatbush senior missing since Feb. 9

Police are looking for a Flatbush senior citizen who vanished from her apartment more than a week ago. Comment
Brighton Beach

Pungent pollutants under planned Trump tower

Construction of a 40-story residential tower that will sit atop a toxic field in Brighton Beach can’t begin until the site is cleaned — and that job is going to stink to the high heavens, the state told neighbors last week. Comments (33)
Park Slope

Prospect Park Residence owner to pay $750,000 in death of ‘kung-fu judge’

The embattled owner of a Park Slope assisted living facility will pay $750,000 to the estate of a beloved Brooklyn judge known for holding a black belt in karate, thanks to a settlement in a a wrongful death lawsuit. Comment
DUMBO

Theater troupe will perform boxing-themed plays inside Gleason’s Gym

These actors aren’t just looking to break a leg — they might bust a few lips, too. Comment
Borough-wide

Kids jump rope for heart health

These kids know how to jump into action. Comment
Borough-wide

Abreu powers thriving Grand Street after life-threatening crash

The scar on the back of her thigh is the only sign left of the motorcycle accident that nearly took Darieli Abreu’s life. Comment
Borough-wide

Hooper powers first-place Terriers past Sacred Heart

With talk of one the best seasons in program history swirling around the Pope Center, the St. Francis Brooklyn men’s basketball team continued to roll. Comment
Event

Getting the gold: Beep celebrates those married 50 years or more

Look, being married a long time should have some benefits. Comment

Monday, Feb. 16, 2015

High School Sports

Legendary football coach Vince O’Connor dies at 85

New York City has lost a coaching legend. Comments (1)
Bensonhurst

Flim-flam man running skim scam: Cops

Police are looking for the man who stole a Bensonhurst woman’s identity and used it to make fraudulent purchases in Manhattan. Comment
Fort Greene

Bigfoot ready for his close-up: Prospect Park Sasquatch IDed as cemetery clown prankster

The man behind a recent video purporting to show a Bigfoot sighting in Prospect Park is the same attention-seeker who disseminated images of himself skulking around Green-Wood Cemetery last summer dressed as a clown. Comment
Bergen Beach

Bergen Beachers blast buses

These residents are just trying to clear the air. Comment
Bushwick

DA: Landlord bribed building inspectors to evict Bushwick tenants

Five building inspectors worked on behalf of slumlords in Williamsburg, Bushwick, and Bedford-Stuyvesant to evict tenants under false pretenses and erase code violations on dozens of properties for tens of thousands of dollars in bribes, prosecutors allege. Comment
Gowanus

Crime hits Gowanus parole office — before it opens

A burglar swiped thousands of dollars worth of tools and building materials, including a security camera, from the soon-to-open parole headquarters in Gowanus in January, police said. Comment
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan looks at America by the dollars

In which our columnist looks at the money we spend on illegal drugs, Broadway musicals, and the pensions of disgraced bureaucrats. Comments (2)

Friday, Feb. 13, 2015

Sheepshead Bay

Body found in car

Police say a man was found dead inside his vehicle in a Sheepshead Bay parking lot on Feb. 9. Comments (2)
Borough-wide

Cop-bash charges dropped as Sunset Park vendor proves NYPD, prosecutors lied

Prosecutors have dropped the charges against a Sunset Park fruit vendor who was arrested for assault and resisting arrest last fall after a cellphone video contradicted the police account, and proved that the officer who accused him couldn’t have witnessed the crimes he supposedly committed. Comment
Dyker Heights

Dyker school shows off its talent

This was the one time acting out in school is encouraged. Comments (2)
Fort Greene

Net cheers on math whizzes

Darius Morris came out for the NBA Math Hoops tournament. Comment

Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015

Politics

Dems going to Philly

The 2016 Democratic National Convention will not be held in Brooklyn. Comment

Hey now, you're an all-star

Borough-wide

Brooklyn NBA All-Star Weekened calendar of events

What to do and where to go in Brooklyn during All-Star Weekend. Comment
Borough-wide

Clash of the Kings: Brooklyn 1949 vs. Brooklyn 2015

This weekend will be the first time Brooklyn has hosted an all-star game since the 1949 Major League Baseball All-Star Game at Ebbets Field, and boy have things changed in the borough. Comment
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