Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Bay Ridge

Lords of the helm! Viking fest welcomes swords and Swedes

They are Vikings for a day! Comment

Monday, May 15, 2017


Smelly subject: Drawing Gowanus water colors in black and white

See the gorgeous Gowanus! Comment

Friday, May 12, 2017

Bay Ridge Nights

The sun shines on Bay Ridge Nights

The Ridge is going green! Comment
They’ve got micro-brews and full-size chews! Comment
Brooklyn-born petty officer serves with the Bluetails. Comment
Put away the checkbook and pull out the calendar! Comment

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Coney Island ►Video

Swimmers demand buoys to ward off scofflaw jet skiers

Coney Island ►Video

Swimmers demand buoys to ward off scofflaw jet skiers

Talk about troubled waters. Comment
A Dyker Heights teen was shot in the face during a home invasion on Wednesday — but then managed to phone police for help, said officials. Comments (2)

Bath Beach man leaps to his death from apartment balcony

A 70-year-old man leapt to his death from an eight-story balcony in Bath Beach on May 9. Comment
Standing O

Middle-schooler’s investment advice is a reality

IS 187’s Rieko Luo placed second in the nation for the SIFMA Foundation’s Fall 2016 InvestWrite essay competition. Comment
Explore an artsy, urban jungle! Comment
Bay Ridge

Locals adopt baby trees at Bay Ridge Library

Bay Ridge

Locals adopt baby trees at Bay Ridge Library

They’re putting down roots! Comment
They sing a song of themselves! Comment
Party Line

Possible Deutsch challenger gets support from nearby incumbents

Local politico Kalman Yeger, who is rumored to be running against freshman Councilman Chaim Deutsch (D–Sheepshead Bay), and recently registered as an undeclared candidate with the city’s campaign finance board, is already hosting fund-raisers and gaining support from community leaders — including his possible opponent’s former boss, ex-Councilman Michael Nelson. Comments (4)
High School Sports

Devil’s due: Poly ace dominates, comes up just short of no-hitter

Poly Prep pitcher Oliver McCarthy was one out away from notching a no-hitter, but the senior standout couldn’t quite connect, giving up one hit in a 6–0 victory on May 8. Comment

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

It was a barrel of laughs! Comment
Bay Ridge

Yeehaw! Ridge senior center hosts square dance

It was a real hoedown! Comment
Marine Park

Pint-sized scientists show off their experiments!

Children are the future — of science! Comment
Not for Nuthin’

Teaching young kids is hard work

One of the reasons that my daughter decided to try substitute teaching was to figure out if she actually wanted to be a teacher. And if so, what grades and what subjects best suited to her. Comments (1)
Coney Island

Hometown star: Cosmos midfielder relishing opportunity on and off field

Salvatore Barone grew up playing soccer in Brooklyn and, now, the former St. Francis star is ready to take his career to the pro level. Comment
High School Sports

Playing the ace: Xaverian star lifts Clippers to win over Prep

Xaverian senior pitcher Nicholas DeSalvo found a rhythm on the mound on May 4, jumpstarting the Clippers to a 2–1 victory over St. Francis Prep. Comment

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

A power outage at the DeKalb Avenue station stalled trains across the borough and stranded Southern Brooklyn straphangers during the Tuesday morning rush. It was an absolute mess that wasn’t helped by the transit authority’s confused —and confusing — response, said one incensed commuter. Comments (1)
Marine Park

Police ask for help catching Marine Park swastika painter

Cops are still searching for the bigoted weasel who scribbled swastikas all over Marine Park during the holy Jewish holiday of Passover last year on April 25. Comment
They’re calling it the “Coney Island Reek.” Comment

Canarsie to mayor: Keep your promise about ferry service

The city must keep its promise and consider adding Canarsie as a stop on the recently launched city-wide ferry system, local pols are demanding. Comments (5)
High School Sports

On your mark: Kearney grads ready to race at St. John’s

High School Sports

On your mark: Kearney grads ready to race at St. John’s

Therese and Jackie Gallagher have been running for as long as they can remember and, now, the twin sisters are ready to take on the college world – together. Comments (1)
High School Sports

‘Bama bound: Nazareth hoops star commits to South Alabama

Alexis Sykes is ready to take her game south, commiting to South Alabama on May 4 after taking her official visit earlier in the week. Comment

Monday, May 8, 2017

Bay Ridge

Haunting! Third Avenue is Bay Ridge’s bicycle graveyard

Call it the cycle of life. Comments (3)
Park Slope

Cat-astrophe averted

Firefighters rescued two cats from a Fifth Avenue blaze on Thursday, and our photographer Paul Martinka was there! Comment
Manhattan Beach

City to makeover Manhattan Beach dog run

Manhattan Beach

City to makeover Manhattan Beach dog run

Here’s something to bark about! Comments (2)

Friday, May 5, 2017


Tour de Brooklyn: Five Boro Bike Tour will close roads throughout the borough Sunday

A parade of more than 32,000 cyclists will snake thier way through Brooklyn for the 40th-annual Five Boro Bike Tour, and motorists should expect road closures between 9 am–3:15 pm on Sunday. Comments (1)
Sheepshead Bay

It’s raccoons versus organic waste in Sheepshead Bay!

Will state-of-the-art composting cans finally help Southern Brooklynites prevail in their eternal war with local raccoons — or merely set them up for ignominious defeat? Comments (1)
Coney Island

Vote for the New York Aquarium’s next mural

Coney Island

Vote for the New York Aquarium’s next mural

You don’t have to be an a-fish-ionado to judge this art. Comment

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