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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Prospect Heights

Fashion show: O’Keeffe’s outfits and art on display

It’s the clothes that make the artist. Comment
Prospect Heights

Book-lyn Museum: Art book shows of borough’s treasures

It’s the Brooklyn Museum in your pocket! Comment

Monday, March 13, 2017

Nightlife

Going green: The best St. Patrick’s Day events in Brooklyn

The Saint is marching in! Comment

Sunday, March 12, 2017

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!
Letters

Help immigrants find a better life

I am writing this letter both as the American-born child of Jewish immigrants who came to this country in the early 1920s to escape religious persecution and probably death in Russia, and as a politically disenfranchised resident of Gravesend, Brooklyn. Comments (7)

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Books

What to read this week

Brooklyn booksellers give their top picks. Comment

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Friday, March 10, 2017

Bay Ridge Nights

The party is sin the Ridge!

We’re not giving up partying for Lent! Comments (1)

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Borough-wide

City to transform Sunset Park warehouse into 72-seat pre-K

Sunset Park is getting a new pre-K center. Comment
Brooklyn Heights

Holy folk! Music fest passes the plate for St. Ann’s

They’re raising the roof! Comment
Standing O

Standing O is snipping with Yellow O’s

Leaders of NewYork-Presbyterian and New York Methodist Hospital came together to cement the deal on NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. Comment
Borough-wide

Underdog upset: Eleventh-seeded Jefferson heading back to the Garden

The Orange Wave booked a return trip to the city final on March 7, defeating No. 2 Wings Academy in lopsided fashion at St. John’s University. Comment
Sheepshead Bay

Dropping beats, mics at Murrow

They ended on a high note! Comment
High School Sports

Railsplitters rally, book championship ticket

The Lincoln boys basketball team erased a double-digit halftime deficit to take down Curtis 72–58 in the Public Schools Athletic League ‘AA’ semifinals on March 7. Comment

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Fort Greene

Wishy washy: Ferry system adds Navy Yard stop — but still has no start date

There’s another stop, but still no start. Comments (2)
Bay Ridge

Lego-mania! Students build problem-solving bots

These legos are building leaders. Comment
Fort Greene

Playing Trump: ‘Not Normal’ series takes on the Prez

No puppet? He’s the puppet! Comments (3)
Fort Greene

Locals salute naval legend Commodore Barry

But not with bagpipes — those were all taken. Comment
Not for Nuthin’

Life-saving drugs should be free

It’s an “Epi-c” disgrace on the part of everyone — the insurance companies, the drug companies, the White House and anyone else you can think of that the price of an EpiPen was allowed to skyrocket to $600. A quick Google check revealed that the price has dropped down to below $300 for a double pack, but that is still unacceptable and still a disgrace. Comment
High School Sports

Lions roar into semis with high-powered offense

The Bishop Loughlin boys baketball team rolled to an 87–70 victory over Iona Prep in the Catholic High School Athletic Association ‘AA’ quarterfinals on March 5, setting the tone from the opening tip. Comment
Gerritsen Beach

Heating up: Brooklyn boxing star still perfect despite out-of-ring distractions

Heather “The Heat” Hardy defended her International Featherweight Championship at Barclays Center on March 4, despite a lack of fans for her early undercard fight. Comment
High School Sports

Bonnies can’t connect, fall to McClancy in Catholic ‘A’ final

Fotbonne Hall topped Monsignor McClancy twice during the regular season, but the Bonnies couldn’t get that third win, falling to the Lady Crusaders in the Brooklyn-Queens ‘A’ final on March 4. Comment

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Bensonhurst

Grave concerns: Controversy over toppled headstones in Jewish cemetery

They cast the first tombstone. Comment
Borough-wide

Workers at Sunset Park recycling plant vote to unionize

Workers at a Sunset Park recycling facility voted to join the Teamsters union after a heated labor confrontation and threats to strike. Comment
Gerritsen Beach

Fire rips through Hurricane Sandy-devasted home in Build it Back program

Fire marshals are investigating a blaze that broke out in a Lester Court home in Gerritsen Beach on March 1, devastating a family who was almost set to move back in after the city’s housing recovery program Build it Back rebuilt it from scratch. Comment
Borough-wide

First-year phenoms: St. Joseph’s clinches title in first-ever season

The St. Joseph’s girls basketball team defeated Cristo Rey in the Brooklyn-Queens champinoship game, clinching a title in the program’s very first year. Comment

Monday, March 6, 2017

Marine Park

Exit pole!

A new city law increases fines slapped on utility companies — such as Con Ed and Verizon — that don’t remove abandoned poles when they add new ones. Councilman Alan Maisel (D–Marine Park) introduced the legislation because of the staggering number of wooden poles in his district left to rot and fall over, including two in Gerritsen Beach that were tilted over at nearly 45-degree angles, he said. Comments (2)
Borough-wide

City may swap Sunset Park ‘homeless hotels’ with permanent shelters

Sunset Park could see a boom in shelters as the city scales back its use of homeless hotels. Comments (1)
Marine Park

Talking immigration at the Carmine Carro Center

Marine Park author Paul Moses will lead a panel discussion about past and present intolerances based on ethnicity, race, and religion at the Carmine Carro Center on March 16. Comments (2)

Friday, March 3, 2017

Flatbush

Winds knock over tree onto tracks, stopping service

Strong winds Thursday morning knocked over a massive tree onto the tracks at Cortelyou Road, snaring service in both directions, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Comments (1)
Coney Island

Emergency responders enlist locals for search and rescue scavenger hunt

It’s role play with a purpose. Comment
Mill Basin

Construction on controversial Kristal Automall underway

The city’s largest minority-owned car dealership — Kristal Automall in Canarsie — is finally making progress on moving into its controversial new home on Flatbush Avenue in Mill Basin, right next to the big box toy retailer, Toys ‘R’ Us. Comments (1)

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