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Monday, March 2, 2015

Flatbush

Flatbush concert celebrates Woody Guthrie’s Jewish, Coney songs

We all knew Woody Guthrie was a mensch. Comment
DUMBO

Brooklyn author demystifies contemporary art

You don’t need an art degree to understand contemporary art — just this book. Comment

Sunday, March 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
Letters

Sound Off to the Editor

Catch up on what your neighbors are thinking on the best soapbox in town. Comment

Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015

Big Screecher

Carmine’s file system is really a pile system!

This week, the Screecher can’t find something he really needs, and a bunch of other stuff! Comment

Friday, Feb. 27, 2015

Manhattan Beach

Manhattan Beach footbridge to close for three months

For Manhattan Beach residents this is a bridge too far. Comment

Housing crisis

Bushwick

EXCLUSIVE: Landlord trying to evict rent-stabilized tenant took public-housing money, judge says

The brother of a murdered Williamsburg landlord may have grown fat off government money meant for those who cannot afford Brooklyn’s skyrocketing rents, and the proof appears to have surfaced while he was trying to evict a low-rent tenant in white-hot Bushwick. Comment
Bushwick

Slum diary: Reporter recounts life as tenant of landlord now in the news

I lived in a Bushwick apartment owned by Al Stark (I would later find out his real name is Aron) for one year starting in July, 2012. Comment
Bushwick

Gentrification blues: Tenants, lawyer, contractor describe ‘cycle’ of landlord abuse

Between long-time renters and starry-eyed new arrivals, when it comes to Bushwick real estate, everyone is getting screwed. Comment
Bay Ridge Nights

Kick it old school in Bay Ridge this weekend

The Ridge is hotter than La Brea Tar Pits circa 9000 B.C., because the rock gods are reviving the mammoths and dodos of music-dom for your entertainment. Comment
A Britisher’s View

Terror summit an Islamic shindig

The three-day “terror” summit boosted Muslims to high heaven, but kicked Christians and Jews to the curb, writes our columnist. Comment
Coney Island

Familiar faces for Cyclones

Last year’s Cyclones skipper has just punched his ticket for another ride. Comment

Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015

Borough-wide

Sunset Park hopes for fortune in Chinese New Year of hooved beasts

They hoofed it down Eighth Avenue for the Year of the Sheep. Comment
Borough-wide

Sunset Park business group gives token of thanks to every 72nd Precinct cop

It was a great gesture any way you flip it. Comment
Fort Greene

Wendell Pierce stars in Fort Greene play about gentrification

The stars are out! Comment
Brighton Beach

Seniors worried about toxic Trump cleanup

Seniors fighting the plan to replace Trump Village Shopping Center with a massive apartment tower are worried the project could move forward over their dead bodies. Comments (5)
Gowanus

Cash only! Annual Johnny Cash celebration adds kids’ show

The Johnny Cash Birthday Bash is turning 10 — and now 10-year-olds can actually attend. Comment
Standing O

Leaving the welcome mat out for Arlene Rutuelo

Standing O says bien venu to the newest member of state Sen. Marty Golden’s staff Comments (2)
Flatbush

Safer streets for students

The city has a plan to improve safety for pedestrians in the borough, and the woman in charge says it will pay particular attention to schools. Comment
Joe Knows

Hall of Famer Mullin remains willing to give back

The induction of Chris Mullin into the St. John’s University Athletics Hall of Fame was about celebrating much more than what he accomplished on court. Comment

Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015

Sheepshead Bay

Three stooges try to steal coin machine from laundry room

Police are asking for the public’s help finding the three men who they say tried to steal a coin machine from the laundry room of an apartment complex in Sheepshead Bay on Feb. 15. Comment
Bensonhurst

Bensonhurst livery cab station fixes feral cats

Finally, a car service that keeps stray cats from delivering kittens! Comments (4)
Transit

Expert: No more free rides out of Brooklyn

A plan to put tolls on all bridges and tunnels and drop existing ones could help ease Brooklyn traffic. Comments (1)
Fort Greene

Opera reconstructs 17-ton ancient Chinese temple inside BAM

Talk about a weighty performance! Comment
Not for Nuthin’

Jo’s award for worst Oscars goes to…

…this year’s show. Comment
Fort Greene

Cold school! Fort Greene play is set in chilly New England winter

Think New York is cold right now? Comment
Borough-wide

Brooklyn boxers to battle at Barclays

Barclays Center will be part of boxing’s return to the airwaves with a nationally televised bout in April in an event with an undercard packed with local fighters. Comment

Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015

Flatbush

Flatbush 13-year-old disappears from home

Police are searching for a 13-year-old girl who vanished from her Flatbush home nearly two weeks ago on Feb. 11. Comment
Bergen Beach

Seniors hail city’s revival of pedestrian-friendly crossings

Some dangerous local crosswalks are going to get a bit more pedestrian-friendly. Comments (3)
Bushwick

Chefs will crank out all-you-can-eat sausages in Bushwick

It is a sausage fest — literally. Comment
High School Sports

Jefferson wins second city indoor track crown in three years

Thomas Jefferson’s boys’ track team bounced back from last year’s lackluster showing to reclaim the city title it earned two years ago — in part to prove wrong the doubters on its own side. Comment
High School Sports

Lions tamed by Christ the King in first-place clash

Bishop Loughlin’s inexperience under pressure showed against league power Christ the King last week with first place on the line. Comment
Borough-wide

St. Francis caps Senior Day with regular-season conference crown

The first goal of a potentially historic season is now complete: the St. Francis College men’s basketball team is Northeast Conference regular season champions for the first time since 2003-04 — and it secured the spot on Senior Day, to boot. Comment
High School Sports

Sluggish Poly misses out on Ivy League crown

A slow start by the Poly Prep girls’ basketball team cost it a shot at the Ivy League title as it fell to visiting Dalton 40–34 on Feb 18, according to coach Mike Junsch, who saw the trouble early. Comment

Monday, Feb. 23, 2015

Canarsie

Man shot dead in Canarsie

A 27-year-old man was murdered with a gunshot to the head on a Canarsie street on Feb. 22, police say. Comments (1)
Bay Ridge

Back for seconds: Bridgeview to remain diner after sale

Ridgites won’t have to take their eats to-go, according to the soon-to-be-former owner of a Bay Ridge institution. Comment
Greenpoint

Dead-ford Avenue! Murder mystery author sets new book in Williamsburg

Mystery is afoot in Williamsburg. Comment
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan is Uber confused

In which our columnist considers the controversial smartphone taxi service, and offers advice on picking up women at gun shows. Comments (2)

Friday, Feb. 20, 2015

Bay Ridge

Gov. calls for special election to fill Bay Ridge Congressional seat

Election Day is coming early this year. Comment
Gravesend

Midwood man convicted of raping 13-year-old in Gravesend

A 42-year-old Midwood man who raped a 13-year-old girl in the laundry room of her Gravesend apartment building almost two years ago was convicted of first-degree rape and an array of other charges on Feb. 18, according to the borough’s top lawman. Comment
Brooklyn Heights

So long, Siggy’s

The Henery Street health food restaurant has shuttered. Comment
Bensonhurst

Bensonhurst fire critically injures child

A 4-year-old boy is in critical condition after a fire tore through an 84th Street home on Feb. 17. Comment
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