Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017

Boerum Hill ►Video

Lost and sound: Guitarist creates soundtrack for forgotten Orson Welles film

This musician is settling an old score. Comment

Sunday, Jan. 22, 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!

Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017

Spin Cycle

It’s time to end our War on Politics

Our columnist asks, “Can’t we all just get along?” Comment

Friday, Jan. 20, 2017

Bay Ridge Nights

It’s never too early for St. Paddy’s!

Gird your liver! Bay Ridge is getting ready for St. Patrick’s Day, just two months away. Comment

Head into ‘Porto’: Play about hipster barflies way better than you’d expect

It’s a locally-sourced, artisanally made delight! Comment
Harbor Watch

Brooklyn-born Guard staff sergeant meets with top brass

Sgt. Jose Ramirez met with top enlisted soldiers for Army logistics in the Middle East. Comment

Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017


Sampson and deny ya! Judge ignores leniency plea, sentences disgraced pol to 5 years

This once-powerful elected has lost his clout. Comments (3)

Catastrophe! 21 cats die in Bensonhurst apartment fire

The human victims, who all survived, run a popular cat-rescue group. Comments (9)

Why no wifi? Tech upgrades at three subway stations are slowing wireless rollout

Three Brooklyn subway stations are still without wifi internet — despite Gov. Cuomo’s announcement that riders would be able to connect anywhere in the system starting on Jan. 9. Comments (1)
Party Line

Brooklyn congressmembers call prez-elect Trump ‘illegitimate’

Reps Yvette Clarke and Jerry Nadler say the Donald is no real president, and the borough’s token Republican rep says they’re within their rights. Comments (9)
Standing O

Hoo’s the boss!

Faithful customers of the Owl’s Head wine bar helped raise more than $1,000 for the It Gets Better Project. Comment

Over the moon: Lunar New Year dance welcomes Year of the Rooster

They’re feeling cocky! Comment

Holy folk! Steve Gunn aims to rock Greenpoint church

It’s the gospel of rock! Comment

Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017

Bay Ridge

Clash at Bay Ridge’s MLK Day ‘solidarity’ march

This is probably not what Dr. King had in mind. Comments (5)
Carroll Gardens

Straphangers F-reak out over rush-hour trains skipping express stops

They say it is causing dangerous overcrowding at skipped stops — and is offering an unwelcome preview of a permanent F express service. Comments (1)

Flatbush art ‘pop-up’ embraces gentrification

The Flatbush Junction Business Improvement District held an art show in a real-estate office on Jan. 12 to get locals on board with the area’s gentrification. Many residents fear newcomers will make their neighborhood too expensive to live in, but they need to be figuring out ways to capitalize on new money flowing into the area, according to business improvement district leader Kenneth Mbonu. Comment

A whole new ball game: Brewskee-ball rolls out its winter league

Let’s go skee-ing! Comment
Not for Nuthin’

Hollywood losers need a new script

I know, I know, I did say I didn’t want to be bothered by election rhetoric any longer, but I just can’t help myself. Comment

Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017

Borough-wide ►Video

Bus driver hits Midwood pedestrian

Grisly video shows the very moment that a school-bus driver hit a woman crossing Avenue M on Jan. 13, police said. Comments (2)
Canarsie ►Video

Squabbling city agencies finally agree to move traffic-blocking street-repair equipment

Can’t we all just grit along? Comment
Bay Ridge

A whole new world! St. Ephtram’s first-ever musical is ‘Aladdin’

Students at St. Ephrem School transported audiences to the fictional village of Agrabah in their version of the Disney musical “Aladdin Jr.” on Jan. 13–15 — the school’s first full-scale theatrical production. The pint-sized performers dazzled audiences with 21 musical numbers in a colorful production that took the entire community to produce, said one parent. Comment
Fort Greene

Black Lives Matter leader at MLK tribute: ‘Klansmen dressed in suits are being sworn into office’

Activist Opal Tometi was the keynote speaker at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s annual event. Comments (2)
Fort Greene

Veteran leadership sparks Blackbirds in Battle of Brooklyn

Long Island University took down borough rival St. Francis 63–58 on Jan. 14, bolstered by the strong play of its experienced roster down the stretch. Comment

St. Francis frosh doing hometown proud

He’s always known what he was capable of — now he’s just proving it. Comment
High School Sports

Getting defensive: Lincoln’s ‘D’ lifts Railsplitters over Iona Prep

It wasn’t the offensive explosion either team was hoping for. Comment
High School Sports

Grounded: Jets come up short against Holy Cross

It felt like a wake-up call — a very loud one. Comment

Lions’ pride: Loughlin duo leads squad to overtime victory

Big players make big plays. Comment
High School Sports

Bonnies grind out win over McClancy, still undefeated

Fontbonne Hall found a way to grab another win, staying perfect on the season, with a 43–34 victory over Monsignor McClancy on Jan. 12. Comment

Monday, Jan. 16, 2017

Plans, trains, and automobiles

Bay Ridge

Planned MTA elevator will cause car wrecks, panel says

They want to take this proposal down. Comments (5)
Bay Ridge

Shuttle scuttle: Riders demand extra buses during three subway stations’ closure

But transit honchos say they aren’t needed. Comments (8)

Feds: Board of Elex illegally purged voter rolls

The Department of Justice just joined a lawsuit accusing the Brooklyn Board of Elections of violating federal law. Comments (3)
Brighton Beach

Get a job! (at this Brighton Beach job fair)

City work and trade-union membership are on the table. Comments (1)
Coney Island ►Video

Armed robbers push their way into Coney man’s home

The attack comes after reports that a trio jumped four separate seniors outside their homes on the street during December, although police say there is currently no connection between those crimes and this one. Comment

Friday, Jan. 13, 2017


Sunset Park’s new mini-mall is a Bed Bath and Beyond

They hope you’ll never go beyond Brooklyn again. Comment
Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge Towers lotto a hot mess, burned applicants say

Many still haven’t recieved the applications they asked for back in October — and the deadline to apply was more than a week ago. Read more…

Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017

Bay Ridge

R train victim was a suicide, cops say

He died Wednesday night, and officials are saying he jumped in front of the train to end his life. Comments (7)

Fairway opens in Georgetown

It’s “like no other market” — except the one in Red Hook Comments (4)
Midwood ►Video

Turn for the worse: Drivers ignoring Ocean Parkway ‘safety’ changes

Gov. Cuomo’s “safety improvements” to Ocean Parkway are causing more harm than good, residents and pols say. Comment

Hammer-jackers: Foursome steals jackhammers from hardware store

Stop. Hammer time. Comment

Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016


Writer extends olive branch

Editor’s note: Anyone paying attention to this page will know that readers Elaine Kirsch and Allan Rosen have been waging a war of words over Ocean Parkway traffic changes and transit in general. But after weeks of heated debate, the two appear to be coming to a truce. Rosen extends an olive branch in this week’s missive. Comments (2)

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