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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Coney Island

Stick in the past: Doc honors Brooklyn’s forgotten street game

Stickball meets baseball! Comments (1)
Park Slope

It’s Red hot: Indian funk fusion band brings the party to Park Slope

This band is bhang-ing! Comment

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Williamsburg

Get Giglio with it! Italian festival wants hipsters to join in

Hipsters are welcome at the feast! Comment
Park Slope

Fairy mixed up: Modernized ‘Midsummer’ doesn’t move

This tale of lovers lost in the woods has gotten itself turned about. Comment

Sunday, July 3, 2016

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!
Borough-wide

Jaws! Hammer head attacks Courier over shark report

Why would you report on and glamorize the senseless killing of not one but two endangered thresher sharks (“Predators coming closer to Brooklyn beaches, experts say” by Julianne Cuba, online June 28)? Comment

Friday, July 1, 2016

Bay Ridge Nights

Fireworks and Fantasia in Bay Ridge

Happy birthday, America! Comment
Harbor Watch

Save the date for a day of fishing

The Gravesend Kiwanis Club and Veteran Support Center host the third annual Veterans Outing in Sheepshead Bay on July 27. Comment
A Britisher’s View

Happy Birthday, America — you’re the greatest!

Brexit was Britain’s “independence day,” but July 4 is America’s opportunity to hail a country without which the world would suck, writes our columnist. Comment

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Midwood

Pair of kings: Builders gambling on two massive Kings Highway developments

They’ve got an ace up their sleeves, but critics are calling their bluff. Comments (10)
Shopping

A gate idea: Remove security gates from Fifth Avenue, local biz leader says

He wants to shut off a part of Sunset Park’s past. Comment
Standing O

Standing O is standing tall for Winton Yee

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

Heart of a champion: Hot dogger Joey Chestnut bounces back from love-lorn defeat

The way to a man’s stomach is through his heart. Comment
Bay Ridge

Fast friends: Balady hosts Ramadan meal for community

They made fast work of this dinner. Comment

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Politics

Primary primacy: Incumbents all sail to victory

Meet the new reps, same as the old reps. Comments (1)
Bay Ridge ►Video

War of the roses! Thieves stealing bushes from Ridge park

That’s plucked up! Comment
Not for Nuthin’

Turn off the tap! Jo wants regs on booze before guns

Every day I am bombarded with comments about guns from those that are for, those that are against, those that want assault weapons banned and not hand guns, those that want all guns banned — oy vey! Stop! Comment
High School Sports

Here they are! Your Brooklyn softball honors

The borough boasted some of the city’s top talent this spring, and these are the best players Kings County had to offer. Comment
High School Sports

Madison senior is softball player of the year

Hurler Bella Gerone led Brooklyn in just about every statistical category this spring and has been named All-Area Player of the Year for her efforts. Comment

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Coney Island ►Video

Appetite for destruction: Daredevil’s brush with death eating Nathan’s atop Wonder Wheel

He took hotdogging to new heights! Comments (1)

Fin Watch

Sheepshead Bay

License to gill: Anglers fight tooth-and-nail in shark-fishing tourney

This tournament was jaws-ome! Comments (2)
Borough-wide ►Video

Predators coming closer to Brooklyn beaches, experts say

A surge of prey fish is bringing meat-eaters nearer to shore. Comment
Marine Park

Police officers crash into Uber driver

And officials won’t say whether they ran the intersection’s lone stop sign. Comment
Marine Park

Police: Suspect caught trying to break into home

Plus a host of other crimes from Marine Park’s 63rd Precinct. Comment
Prospect Heights

Nets first-round pick ready to prove doubters wrong

Former Michigan player Caris LeVert’s career has been marred by injury, but the first-round pick is ready to start a brand-new chapter in Brooklyn. Comment

Monday, June 27, 2016

Coney Island

Cyclones fans herald Reyes’s controversial return

More than 7,000 fans packed into MCU Park on June 26 to catch Jose Reyes in his first game with the Brooklyn Cyclones after the Rockies dropped him for allegedly beating his wife. Comment
Greenwood Heights

Meet five famous Green-Wood Cemetery residents killed by gunfire

Brooklyn’s biggest house of the dead says it doesn’t need more gun-violence victims. Comments (1)
It’s Only My Opinion

America — where you’re free to own a gun and eat dog food

Our columnist wishes just one law-abiding Pulse-goer was packing heat, tells a funny story about a famous person eating pooch food, and makes the bombshell announcement he is backing Trump over Clinton. Comments (3)
Coney Island

Nets draft former Lincoln star

Former Abraham Lincoln star Isaiah Whitehead was selected 42nd overall by the Brooklyn Nets in the National Basketball Association draft on June 23. Comment

Friday, June 24, 2016

Gerritsen Beach

Did house-collapse contractors break the law? City is mum

Officials refuse to say if Build It Back contractors violated laws by working without proper oversight on a Gerritsen Beach home that toppled over on Wednesday. Comments (3)
Transit

Trolley dodger! Menchaca on streetcar: ‘I’m not for it’

The plan banks on property values going up, but rents are already off the rails in Sunset Park, and the councilman said he can’t get on board with an engine for displacement. Comments (1)
BoroBeat ►Video

Childs’ play: PS 100 kids entertain Trump Village seniors with Broadway hits

These kids got up and danced to a song was a hit before their mothers were born. Comment
Borough-wide

Reporter wins prestigious community award

Talk about good news! Comment

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Gerritsen Beach EXCLUSIVE

Contractor: ‘My careless workers caused Sandy-damaged home to topple’

This time, it didn’t take a hurricane. Comments (10)
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