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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Red Hook

Whiskey, rocks: X-pansive whiskey fest comes to Red Hook

It’s a high-proof of concept show! Comment

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Greenpoint

Off the air: ‘Orbiting Circus’ podcast lands on a Greenpoint stage

He’s got a show that’s out of this world. Comment

Sunday, May 28, 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

To make speed abate, incarcerate!

While I support Vision Zero, once again in Marine Park a child was involved in a hit and run. In the early morning I often see cars speeding eastbound going well over the speed limit on Brighton Beach Avenue. The same could be said for late afternoon going westbound on Brighton Beach Avenue. There are drivers who don’t seem to care how fast they speed. Comment

Friday, May 26, 2017

Bay Ridge

Norwegian Ridgites march in ‘17th of May Parade’

They were decked out in red, white, and blue — but not for the country you’d think. Comment

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Gravesend ►Video

Mystery solved! Russian billionaire’s yacht can’t dock because it is illegal

A yacht owned by a Russian oligarch that has floated in Gravesend Bay for more than a month — and drifted there throughout President Trump’s first visit to the city since taking office — is sitting idle because it is illegal for the vessel to dock. Comments (3)
Bay Ridge Nights

Time to relax in the Ridge

Bay Ridge is gearing up to stay put! Comment
Bridge ‘Park’ ►Video

Light showers: Park gets lit with ‘Umbrella Project’ dance

Go dancing with the stars! Comment
Harbor Watch

Sacrifices remembered: Bay Ridgites honor the fallen at Fort Hamilton

Service members at Fort Hamilton held a wreath-laying ceremony in honor of those in law enforcement who were killed or disabled in the line of duty. Comment
High School Sports

Stepping up: Poly junior lift Blue Devils to semi win

Poly Prep pitcher Ethan Ehrenberg didn’t expect to pitch on May 23, but the junior didn’t flinch, tossing a complete-game shutout against Riverdale. Comment
High School Sports

Back again: Poly softball rolls to another championship berth

Poly Prep’s softball team defeated Horace Mann 7–1 on May 23, rolling to a victory in the Ivy League semifinals and notching yet another championship appearance. Comment

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Sheepshead Bay

Booze boat backlash

The city must crack down on the party boats cruising in and out of Sheepshead Bay for the upcoming summer season because residents are fed up with trash left behind the next morning, loud noise late at night, and increased parking problems in an already parking-starved neighborhood, locals say. Comment
Standing O

A red heart day for doc honored by American Heart Association

Dr. Mary Choi will be acknowledged for her work at the Brooklyn Go Red for Women luncheon on June 2. Comment
Kensington

Dead beats: Music and story series rises in Green-Wood Cemetery

It’s the club people are dying to get into. Comment
Mill Basin

Safety dance! Locals want ‘Barnes Dance’ at dangerous intersection

They’re Barnes-storming mad that the city won’t listen. Comment
Party Line

Grimm casts shadow over Ridge Council race

Bay Ridge Republican Council Candidate Bob Capano applauded disgraced former congressman Michael Grimm for calling on President Trump to go on the attack in the face of condemnation from the public and the media. Comments (3)
Downtown

To a tea: Former St. Francis star makes impact in England

St. Francis College standout Chris Hooper took the international game by storm this season, showcasing his talents on the other side of the pond with the Reading Rockets. Comment

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Bay Ridge

Velkommen! Norsemen seize Owl’s Head Park for Viking fest

They took Bay Ridge by storm! Comment
Coney Island

The People’s Clay-ground: Historic terra cotta images on display in Coney

The king of the sea is re-surfacing at the People’s Playground! Comment
Not for Nuthin’

Don’t pay tax on your Memorial Day flags!

This Friday begins the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Comment
High School Sports

A change in the wind: Clippers wrap up season with impressive turnaround

Xaverian baseball started the spring slow, but the Clippers have since hit their stride, cruising to a 12–5 victory over St. Edmund in the regular-seaosn finale on May 17. Comment
High School Sports

Taking off: Jets track star makes history

Naomi Brown became the first female Division I athlete out of Brooklyn Law and Tech, committing to Morgan State University Comment

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Bay Ridge

R-evolting! Southern Brooklynites to lose overnight cleaners at nine R stops

Don’t call it a clean sweep. Comments (2)
Brighton Beach

Pride marched into Brighton Beach!

They made history in Brighton Beach! Comments (4)
Coney Island

On the run! Brooklynites burn rubber in half marathon

They hit the ground running! Comment
BoroBeat

Kids choir, bouncy castle delight at BayFest

It was a “BIG” day in the Bay! Comment

Monday, May 22, 2017

Politics

Mayoral candidate Nicole Malliotakis takes on DeBlasio at CNG

The Staten Island and Bay Ridge Assemblywoman sat down with our editors at our Downtown office. Here’s what she had to say. Comment
Bay Ridge

Suicide in the Ridge

A Bay Ridge man shot himself in the head after a heated argument with his son on May 18. Comments (1)
Gravesend

Middle schoolers turn art into movement!

They were truly moved by works of art. Comment
BoroBeat

Pony up! Shetlands brighten day of seniors, handicapped

Days like this can really stirrup a lot of emotions! Comment

Friday, May 19, 2017

Sheepshead Bay

Serial groper loose in Sheepshead Bay

Cops are searching for a serial groper who has grabbed five different lady’s behinds at the Avenue U subway station in Sheepshead Bay since December. Comment
Coney Island

Inner child: Coney Island Childs restaurant reopens as funky food hall Sunday

This space is all grown up! Comment
Brighton Beach

A new mosque planned for Brighton Beach

Brighton Beach’s newest house of worship may be a mosque. Comments (2)
Park Slope

Solved! DNA evidence leads to rape conviction after 19 years

Investigators closed the case on a 19-year-old rape that occurred in Park Slope thanks to newly acquired DNA evidence, which swayed a jury in Brooklyn Supreme Court on Monday to convict Bushwick resident Johnny Jacob, 45, of the heinous sexual assault. Comment
Bensonhurst

Clairvoyant con: Scammer convicted of swindling $140,000 from Bensonhurst senior

A Bensonhurst con artist who swindled an elderly woman out of $140,000 in cash and jewelry with an elaborate clairvoyant scam is going to prison for up to four and a half years, prosecutors announced on May 18. Comment
Bay Ridge

Council candidates schmooze at Shore Hill

They crossed party lines. Comments (3)

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