Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017

Coney Island

Freaks out! Mermaid musical pits sideshow vs. Trump

Fred Trump is the villain in this “Little Mermaid” musical. Comments (4)

Monday, Feb. 27, 2017


Plays together: Married playwrights debut two new comedies

Here are a couple of playwrights you should see. Comment

Sunday, Feb. 26, 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, Feb. 25, 2017


Rep. Dan Donovan takes heat from readers

Rep. Dan Donovan’s (R–Bay Ridge) support of some of President Trump’s more controversial policy moves has angered the liberals in his district. Several have protested the freshman lawmaker, and now they’re writing us letters. Comments (7)

Friday, Feb. 24, 2017

Bay Ridge Nights

The Ridge is going highbrow

Spend a sophisticated weekend in the Ridge! Comment

Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017

Bay Ridge

Locals protest Gentile over staffer’s harassment allegations

And they came armed with stuffed animals. Comments (3)
Party Line

Mud-slinging in Bay Ridge’s Council race

Republican hopeful Bob Capano says Democratic opponent Justin Brannan is breaking campaign finance law, but Brannan is accusing Capano of pushing “alternate facts.” Comments (6)

‘FIT’ for a Kings County: Fashion Institute of Technology to hold classes in Brooklyn

These classes are tailor-made for Brooklyn. Comment
Park Slope

Off the press: Gallery raises cash to protect reporters

They are sending a message. Comment

Mardi parties


Marching on: ‘Hungry’ brass band just wants to party

They’re hungry for king cake! Comment

Just bead it: The best Mardi Gras events in Brooklyn

Lent it all hang out! Comment
Standing O

Standing O check’s the team

Checkmate and kudos to the members of the Brooklyn Technical High School Chess Team on its first-ever win at the City Chess Championship games. Comment

Move to Brooklyn a lifeline for Cosmos captain

An uncertain offseason was like a rollercoaster ride for leader Carlos Mendes Comments (1)

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017

Dyker Heights

Protestors slam Rep. Donovan outside Dyker office

Protestors clogged 13th Avenue in front of Rep. Dan Donovan’s (R–Bay Ridge) Dyker Heights office on Tuesday demanding the legislator meet with his constituents and defend his controversial support of President Trump’s immigration ban and congressional Republicans’ quest to undo the Affordable Care Act. Comments (15)

Horsing around! Mini-pony visits local seniors

A miniature therapy horse trotted into the Boro Park Center on Feb. 20 to brighten up seniors’ day with some love from the fluffy foal. Comment

Bensonhurst in the crosshairs: Nabe to get a new Target store

They’re taking aim at Bensonhurst. Comments (3)
Not for Nuthin’

In Jo’s New York: Degradable bags and zero tolerance for drunk driving

I have several points to ponder this week. Comments (1)

Checkmate: Bed-Stuy native uses chess skills to spark track & field stadom

It was his best move yet. Comment
High School Sports

Grand Street standout keeps team focused into playoffs

Lady Wolves junior point guard Asianae Johnson is the team’s glue this postseason. Comment

Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017


Theives boxing in boro businessmen to rob them

A trio of armed robbers is targeting well-heeled businessmen for dramatic heists on Brooklyn streets. Comments (1)
Harbor Watch

Valentine’s for veterans: Volunteers show their appreciation for vets

Volunteers handed out dozens of stuffed animals, cards, and toiletries to vets at the Brooklyn Veterans Affairs Hospital on Feb. 14. Comment
Fort Greene

Blackbirds battle for big-time conference win

The Long Island University men’s basketball team bent, but it never broke. Comment

Five Borough Wrestling brings smackdown to Brooklyn

It’s Brooklyn’s WrestleMania! Comment
High School Sports

Doing it with ‘D’: Lincoln shuts down South Shore in borough final

There wasn’t ever any doubt. Comment

Monday, Feb. 20, 2017


Up in smoke: Sunset Park marijuana dispensary snubbed, state officials say

Talk about a pipe dream. Comments (1)

State senators in the crosshairs


Activists besiege ‘traitor’ Hamilton for joining GOP-aligned bloc

Sen. Jesse Hamilton, they are waiting on 42nd Street for you. Comments (1)

State Sen. Parker under fire for ‘accidentally’ voting to ban sanctuary cities

He says he was at a wedding when the vote happened so got marked down as “yes.” Comments (2)
Bay Ridge

Locals to city: ‘Fix dangerous steps’

Call it the stairway to hell. Comment
Marine Park

Arrest in Kings Plaza hit-and-run

Cops cuffed a 25-year-old Flatbush man who allegedly hit two Flatlands residents with an unlicensed livery vehicle — killing one — near Kings Plaza in August. Comments (3)

Friday, Feb. 17, 2017


Sunset Park, Bay Ridge tumbleweeds on day of ‘immigrant strike’

Immigrants in Sunset Park and Bay Ridge shuttered their storefronts and stayed home from work on Thursday as part of a national protest against President Trump administration’s policies toward immigrants. Comments (6)

Firm cheated 9-11 heroes with shady loans: Attorney General

A New Jersey-based financial company cheated 9-11 heroes out of millions of dollars owed to them for compensation and health care for injuries related to the 2001 terrorist attacks, according to New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and federal watchdogs. Comments (1)

Speaker gives ‘State of the City’ at Kings Theatre

She was the queen of Kings Theatre. Comments (2)

Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017

Coney Island

Woody Allen’s new movie named ‘Wonder Wheel’

And the iconic Coney Island amusement has a starring role. Comment

Two charged in correx officer’s murder

Prosecutors charged a 35-year-old Kensington man with the murder of Corrections Officer Alastasia Bryan, his ex-girlfriend, on Feb. 15. Comment
Marine Park

City’s snow pile blocks park entrance

Sanitation workers piled snow onto handicap parking spaces and in front of one of Marine Park’s wheelchair-accessible entrances Comment

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