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Monday, April 17, 2017

Coney Island

Super freaks! Sideshow Hall of Fame honors carnie history

Take a deep drink of sideshow history! Comment

Sunday, April 16, 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

Debate over Ocean Parkway speed limit

I am horrified that state Sen. Simcha Felder wants to raise the speed limit, and with it the death tolls, on Ocean Parkway (“Five for Fighting! Activists: Felder’s Ocean Parkway speed-limit hike will kill people” online March 31). I cross Ocean Parkway almost every day, taking my life in my hands as drivers speed up when the lights turn yellow so they can beat the red light, drive through the red lights they can’t beat, and speed up instead of slowing down when they make turns onto and off the parkway. Often, I see balloons and bouquets of flo Comments (30)

Friday, April 14, 2017

Bay Ridge Nights

Bay Ridge Nights knows its rights!

Stick it to the Man, Bay Ridge! Comment
Williamsburg

Power pair: Guitar legends team up for new tour

It’s a marriage of pop and punk! Comment

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Mill Basin

Shot fired during Sweet 16 party

A gun-wielding yahoo fired a single shot inside Caribe Catering Hall during a teen’s birthday party late Saturday night on April 8, police said. Comments (2)

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Kingsborough chemistry alum is beyond green

Kate Maziarz was featured in the Beyond Benign International Day of Women and Girls in Science campaign to help create a sustainable future for the field. Comment
Manhattan Beach

A special Seder for seniors

Chag Pesach Sameach! Comment
Greenpoint

A wake-up call: Show uses 1,500 coffee cups to fight waste

Their cups runneth over! Comment
Bergen Beach

Flames erupt in Bergen Beach home

Fire Marshals are investigating a blaze that broke outside an E. 70th Street home in Bergen Beach in the middle of the night on April 8. Comment
Harbor Watch

Vietnam vets honored at Fort Hamilton ceremony

Brooklynites commemorated locals who died serving their country during the war — and honored those who returned. Comment

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Coney Island

F-urious! Southern Brooklyn pols demand MTA restore F express

What do they want? “F train!” When do they want it? “Express!” Comments (4)
Bay Ridge

Busted dreams! Little leaguers brave unstable ramp to ballfields

If you fix it, they will come. Comments (3)
Event

An eggs-clusive guide to the best Easter egg hunts

Brooklyn is hopping! Comment
Borough-wide

Bonnies can’t break it open against Molloy

Fontbonne Hall came up on the wrong end of a pitcher’s duel on April 10, falling 1–0 to Archbishop Molloy in a league matchup. Comment
Not for Nuthin’

As the kids (and geezers) say: YOLO!

It seems more and more people are living well past the 100 mark. Just the other day, I received an email from a senior center in the borough where eight of its residents are reaching the milestone this week. Can you believe it? Eight centenarians in one place. Comment
Canarsie

Bonny bonnets! Seniors show off their festive hats

About 100 young-at-heart seniors donned their creative headpieces for a contest. Comment
Borough-wide

Cosmos get local star: Former St. John’s standout returns to squad

Former St. John’s standout Jimmy Mulligan always wanted to play professional soccer and now he’s getting the chance to live out his dream in Brooklyn. Comment

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Coney Island Opening Day 2017!

Coney Island

Coney Island’s amusement district kicks off the season

It’s game-on at the People’s Playground! Comment
Borough-wide

‘The Cyclone Seven’ return for first ride of the season!

They just can’t get enough! Comment
Bay Ridge

Naked man strolls through Bay Ridge

A man stripped and wandered the streets of Bay Ridge in the buff on April 4. Comments (5)
Sheepshead Bay

City to rezone four District 22 elementary schools

The city plans to rezone four District 22 elementary schools for the 2018 school year, because each of them has enrolled more kids than it has available desks, said the district superintendent on March 30. Comment
Bergen Beach

New ownership for unpopular Bergen Beach bus company

Locals are hoping for new dawn at New Dawn Transit, now that the operator of the much-despised bus depot on E. 69th Street is under new ownership. Comment
Brighton Beach

Staying open for business!

D II, a beloved Coney Island department store, will have a permanent home on Neptune avenue when construction is complete on a new, seven-story retail building coming soon to replace the Trump Village Shopping Center in Brighton Beach. Comments (2)
Borough-wide

Nothin’ but net: All-Brooklyn Girls’ Basketball Honors

Brooklyn hoops boasted some of the top girls basketball players this season and they’re all honored here. Comment
Borough-wide

Finding her place: South Shore star on top after dominant senior season

Selena Philoxy worried she’d never be able to find a rhythm at South Shore, but the Lady Vikings standout did that and more on the court this season. Comment
Borough-wide

Staying the course: Clippers star ready for next step

Xaverian hoops standout Zack Bruno never considered leaving the program, despite a young squad this seaosn, and now the senior is ready to use that experience to his advantage. Comment

Monday, April 10, 2017

Gravesend Bay oil spill

Gravesend

Pols slam DEC for failing to alert public about Gravesend oil spill

Local officials slammed the state for not immediately alerting residents who fish and boat in Gravesend Bay that an oil distributor spilled at least 27,000 gallons of fuel into the inlet, saying the Department of Environmental Conservation is shafting Southern Brooklynites for consistently failing to warn people when the water is unsafe. Comments (3)
Gravesend

Pass the muck! Agencies say not their job to tell locals about Gravesend oil spill

So who is responsible to notify you when thousands of gallons of oil spill on your local shore? The answer may surprise you. Comment

Friday, April 7, 2017

Coney Island

Former Coney Island pol indicted in drug scam

Prosecutors just charged former Coney Island Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny for his alleged role in an illegal scheme to pump millions of narcotic painkillers onto the black market and rip off the health care system, the city’s office for the Special Narcotics Prosecutor announced on April 7. Comments (3)
Bay Ridge

Civil rights marcher inspires Syrian refugee students in Bay Ridge

It’s been a long walk from Selma to Bay Ridge. Comments (1)
Transit

Into the Sunset! Southern Brooklyn residents to get new ferry to Manhattan on May 1

All you need is about 15 minutes, $2.75, and a dream. Comments (1)
Williamsburg

A look at Brooklyn Steel, Williamsburg’s newest music venue

It’s Steeling the spotlight! Comments (1)

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