Tuesday, July 11, 2017


What a jerk! Carribbean food fest celebrates all the islands

Curry on down to Canarsie! Comment

Monday, July 10, 2017

Williamsburg ►Video

Amazing Gracie: Violin-piano duo launch debut album

It’s a high school musical story. Comment

Sunday, July 9, 2017

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! Comment

Sound Off To The Editor

Your article on taking away parking and charging to enter Manhattan by vehicles is short sighted much the same way the city’s is. All New Yorkers currently lose over a billion dollars a year due to traffic congestion. How do they solve the congestion? By removing lanes of traffic for bike lanes, removing parking spots, Vision Zero changes and lowering requirements in new building to provide less parking spaces for tenants. This is just some of the reasons why traffic just keeps getting worse. If we had a good mass transit system, it might convince people to use it. Comments (3)

Saturday, July 8, 2017


What to read this week

Brooklyn booksellers give their top picks. Comment

Friday, July 7, 2017

The city must fix a water-filled pit in the middle of a secluded and long-ignored Canarsie byway — Church Lane — that’s nearly deep enough to catch a fish in, the local pol charged. Comment

Transit access


Access excess? MTA spending $6M to make stairless station handicapped accessible

The state plans to make the Canarsie–Rockaway Parkway station handicapped accessible within the next few years, but straphangers and local community leaders can’t understand how the street-level L train platform isn’t already compliant for disabled riders, said one local resident who has been begging for an elevator at the treacherous Broadway Junction station nearby for years. Comments (2)
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority must install elevators at the Broadway Junction subway station so aging straphangers, parents with strollers, and riders in wheelchairs can reach the trains without having to climb the station’s three-stories-worth of treacherously steep stairs, say locals. Comments (1)
Bay Ridge Nights

There is so much to do in Bay Ridge!

A free flick, tons of music, and a party in the park await you in Bay Ridge this week! Comment
He’s creating connections. Comment

Thursday, July 6, 2017

The state has approved a permit for the city to pour up to 7.2 million gallons of filtered, contaminated groundwater into Coney Island Creek every day for up to two years while the city upgrades sewer and water mains in Coney’s west end. Comments (27)
O say, did they see! Comment
Coney Island

Hello, Dali! Burlesque show celebrates surreal painter

This show is trippy and strippy. Comment
Red Hook

The ferry tale of Red Hook

Red Hook

The ferry tale of Red Hook

Paint the town Red! Comments (1)
The Cosmos set off some late fireworks on July 4, notching a goal in the 86th minute to record a 1–1 draw with Indy Eleven at MCU Park. Comment

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

They welcomed summer with a splash! Comment

Second act for Vegas Diner: Jewel of Bensonhurst shines in new mob drama

Now that’s a send-off! Comment
Not for Nuthin’

Trumpcare is a big flim flam

It’s a flim flam! Just in time to celebrate the country’s independence, members of the Senate, the House — and yes, even the White House and the press — are putting the shells on the table and asking the public to find the nut. Comment
Thousands more commuters than expected are piling onto the citywide ferry’s South Brooklyn route — leaving many stranded locals unable to board the packed ferries. Comments (1)
The bizarre death of a convicted child-murderer’s brother just got even more mysterious. Comment

Devious duo attack and rob pizza delivery man

Get ready for your weekly run down of crimes from Bensonhurst’s 62nd Precinct. Comment
The Cyclones honored the 25th anniversary of “A League of Their Own” on July 1 with a pre-game event celebrating some of the film’s stars. Comment

Happy National Fried Chicken Day!

Hot on the heels of out nation’s birthday comes the month’s second-most-important holiday — National Fried Chicken Day on July 6 — and Sunset Park’s Pollo Campero is celebrating with a half-price deal. Comment

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Bay Ridge

Seniors embrace technology at Bay Ridge fair

These silver-haired locals got an upgrade! Comment
The city missed out on $61,000 in fines from the infamous Prince Hotel in Bay Ridge because an inspector made a “half-hearted” attempt to serve notice to the owner, a Brooklyn Supreme Court judge ruled on May 12. Comments (1)
Here they are! The best of the best in Brooklyn softball. Comment

Monday, July 3, 2017

Ride a bicycle built for two — or four or six! Comment

Robber uses pepper spray, sledgehammer in attempt to steal gun

Police are searching for a would-be robber who pepper-sprayed a gun store clerk and smashed a display case full of firearms at a sporting goods store on New Utrecht Avenue in Bensonhurst on June 28. Comments (1)
Bay Ridge

Body found in Bay Ridge Channel

Bay Ridge

Body found in Bay Ridge Channel

Police fished the body of a man who jumped off the Brooklyn Bridge out of the Bay Ridge Channel on June 29, according to a police spokesman. Comment
The kids will be alright! Comment

Friday, June 30, 2017

This hometown boy did not get a warm welcome home. Comments (4)
Marine Park

Namaste! Yoga in the park

Marine Park

Namaste! Yoga in the park

Do the downward dogrun! Comment
Sheepshead Bay

Sheepshead Bay enjoys Summer Stroll

It’s summer by the bay! Comments (1)
Women of Distinction

Aileen McKinnon

Aileen McKinnon has retired from her 36-year career as a rehabilitation therapist, and now spends her days working to rehabilitate her East Flatbush community and the lives of young people who live there. For the past eight years, she has served as a community advocate, partnering with local legislative personnel and the community board, which seek to promote development and encourage improvements in the neighborhood, as well as in greater Brooklyn. Those who know her say McKinnon is both open to advice, and unafraid to speak her mind about what’s going on in East Flatbush. Comment
Women of Distinction

Alberta Gulotta

The daughter of Italian immigrants, Alberta Gulotta grew up bilingual in Brooklyn, with a deep appreciation for the language and culture of her parents’ homeland. Comment
Women of Distinction

Brigitte Zabbatino

Brigitte Zabbatino is a successful businesswoman who wants to see others succeed as well — a goal she works to achieve through active and passionate volunteerism. Comment
Women of Distinction

Anastasia D’Amato

In Marine Park, it’s probably safe to say that many folks really like ice cream, and that many folks really like the “Ice Cream Lady.” Comment
Women of Distinction

Candace Woodward

Ask Candace Woodward what motivated her to become such a community service dynamo in her Park Slope neighborhood, and she’ll answer in two words: A layoff. Comment
Women of Distinction

Denise P. Levine

Psychotherapist Denise Levine might call herself just a regular Brooklyn gal, but to her patients and students, she is so much more. Comments (1)
Women of Distinction

Diana Kane

Feminism. For Diana Kane, it’s more than a movement, it’s a way of life. Comment
Women of Distinction

Frances Schwartz

Her mother was still dancing at discos when she was 90 years old, and Frances Schwartz plans to do the same. Comment
Women of Distinction

Hon. Katherine A. Levine

Kings County Supreme Court Justice Katherine A. Levine lives in a full house. It includes her husband, family therapist Dr. Monty Weinstein; her two daughters — college student Sophia, and Moira, who will enter La Guardia High School for the Performing Arts in the fall; and a veritable menagerie of four-legged friends: two rescue dogs, three rescue cats, and two turtles. Comment
Women of Distinction

Heather Cuccia

Heather Cuccia has spent 15 years working in the health care industry, but it was philanthropy that was her calling since her teen years. Comment
Women of Distinction

Grisel Amador

Her name is Grisel, her daughter’s name is Grisel, and her two granddaughters’ middle names are Grisel. A third granddaughter, as yet unborn, is also expected to share the name. Comments (1)
Women of Distinction

Kim Moore

She is a Korean woman who has found success in male-dominated fields. Comment
Women of Distinction

Katie Lusso

Katie Lusso’s profession is reporting about Brooklynites who make a difference in their communities — this time, she’s the one recognized for doing so. Comment
Women of Distinction

Maria D’Alessandro

Maria D’Alessandro wants to be remembered as a caring person who did her best for all she met along life’s journey. Considering how dedicated she is to her family and her community, we’re sure that is exactly how she will be remembered. Comment
Women of Distinction

Lola Star

Lola Star says she first “dreamt her fabulous T-shirt line into existence,” in 1991. It was a dream, she explains, “born out of the magical thumping techno bass of abandoned electronic music parties in Detroit,” the city where Star started selling her line of glittering tees. Comment
Women of Distinction

Pauline Yeung-Ha

Going above and beyond is something Pauline Yeung-Ha has been doing just about all her life. Comment
Women of Distinction

Rev. Amy Kienzle

The Rev. Amy Kienzle is not your ordinary pastor; in fact, she proudly calls herself: “the coolest pastor I know.” Comment
Women of Distinction

Nella Khenkin

Nella Khenkin has been a social worker at Maimonides Cancer Center for the past 20 years, but even now, she doesn’t do it for the money. She does it, she says, for the hugs. Comment
Women of Distinction

Marina Trofimova

Soon after she arrived in the United States almost 20 years ago, Marina Trofimova realized what she most wanted to be: a volunteer. Some 14 years after that, she realized that to be the best volunteer she could be, she would have to “Be Proud.” Comment
Women of Distinction

Stephanie Stellaccio

Stephanie Stellaccio worked as a sales executive for Courier Life Newspapers, now part of Community News Group, for 34 years and has recently retired. Comment
Women of Distinction

Rev. Dr. Elizabeth Butler

The Rev. Dr. Elizabeth Butler is a minister, an author, an activist and an educator who remembers what a friend — from Philadelphia, actually — once told her: “There are only two kinds of people in the world; those who live in Brooklyn, and those who want to live in Brooklyn.” Comment
Women of Distinction

Rev. DeVanie Jackson

Rev. DeVanie Jackson has dedicated her life to the pursuit of justice — specifically, food justice. Comment
Women of Distinction

Yelena Sokolin

Growing up in the Eastern European city of Gomel in Belarus, Yelena Sokolin never dreamed that she would be helping hundreds of teens live their best lives in far-off Brooklyn, New York. Comment
Women of Distinction

Violetta Livshiz

Founding a nonprofit organization isn’t unusual; founding one at the relatively young age of 25 may be less common. Comment
Women of Distinction

Tonya Ores

Tonya Ores is a true blue Brooklynite, born the 15th of 16 children in the former St. Mary’s Hospital in Crown Heights. Comment

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Dyker Heights

Ladies night! We celebrate Brooklyn’s strong, selfless women

Like the borough they’re from, the Brooklyn Women of Distinction Class of 2017 are a tapestry. Comment

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