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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Art

House of Escher: Exhibit showcases mindbending artist

This exhibit is in-depth! Comment

Monday, June 18, 2018

Gowanus

Rock ’n’ row: Guitarist performs while canoeing Gowanus Canal

Talk about grungy music! Comment
Dyker Heights

Today’s produce at yesterday’s prices! Beloved Dyker grocer’s anniversary sale celebrates two decades of bountiful biz

These Three Guys are ringing in 20 years! Comment

Sunday, June 17, 2018

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
Rhymes with Crazy

A brief history of children’s games (played outside)

Too many kids don’t get enough sun. Introduce these oldies but goodies and they’ll happily head out doors! Comments (1)
Borough-wide

Keeping standards tough is good enough

Mayor DeBlasio and his liberal cohorts will not be satisfied until they ruin all New York City schools. If anything, we’re supposed to be increasing the standards, not lowering them to admit students, many of whom will come to the prestigious schools with hidden disciplinary problems. Instead of working to improve discipline in the schools, the mayor and his subordinates refuse to admit that the problem exists and will only worsen things if his plan is allowed to pass. The elite schools will quickly go down the drain and then teachers will be accused of not bein Comment

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Books

Weekend Reads: Booksellers give us their recommendations

Brooklyn booksellers give their top picks. Comment

Friday, June 15, 2018

Manhattan Beach

Legality of proposed gender-separate beach days at Kingsborough questioned

It’s kicking up a sand storm! Comments (3)
Our beloved Brooklyn Cyclones kick off the 2018 season Friday on Staten Island, and have their home opener Saturday night at MCU Park — but their manager won’t be there! Comment
Carroll Gardens

Today dream: A modern ‘Midsummer’ plays Carroll Gardens

This show has a most rare vision! Comment
Youngsters boogied down in the courtyard of the Brooklyn Public Library’s Central branch at a Saturday concert kicking off the system’s summer-reading program, an initiative library leaders organize each year to keep kids’ minds sharp while they’re out of the classroom. Comment
Bay Ridge Nights

Hit a high note with Dad this weekend!

Celebrate Father’s Day by dad-rocking out all week long in the Ridge! Comment

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Crime

Trash driving: Driver for private hauler arraigned for allegedly driving drunk and crashing truck

A driver for a private sanitation company was arraigned at Brooklyn Criminal Court on the charge of operating a motor vehicle under the influence on June 10, the day after he was arrested after allegedly side-swiping and crashing into several cars outside a 60th Street apartment complex in Mapleton. Comment
Coney Island

Locals rock on at second-annual Relay for Life event at MCU Park

Hundreds of locals and cancer survivors walked laps around MCU Park in Coney Island from noon until midnight on June 9 at the ball park’s second-annual Relay for Life event to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Comment
Manhattan Beach

Brighton Ballet Theater adapts ‘Cinderella’ ballet for young dancers

These kids can dance! Comment
Standing O

Helen Keller Services gets a new board member

Standing O is putting out the welcome mat for Dr. Alka Nischal. The geriatric medicine specialist at Winthrop University Hospital of Medicine has been named as a board member to the Board of Trustees at Helen Keller Services. Comment
Borough-wide

Lawyer: CB7 district manager must retract letter supporting nightclub

Call it a dead letter. Comment
No more tokens! Comment
It’s the book of the summer! Comment
Party Line

Three’s a crowd in Coney Assembly race

A third candidate just threw his hat into the ring to fill the empty seat vacated by a disgraced Coney Island pol who stepped down from her post in April months after the Feds charged her with stealing money from storm-recovery agencies. Comments (2)

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

She took the money and ran — until she got caught. Comments (1)
Call it an early Howl-o-ween! Comment
Sheepshead Bay

Delay in the Bay: Party boats still at Emmons Avenue pier, weeks after promised move

They’re still sitting at a dock in the Bay! Comments (1)
Hold off on calling pest control! Comment

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Hotels in Southern Brooklyn industrial zones will need a special permit before going up if the city has its way. The Department of City Planning wants to weigh in — along with local community boards — on new hotel proposals because of worries that they could be out of place in industrial areas, according to an official from the planning agency. Comments (2)
Crime

Brother and sister shot in Sunset Park

Police are searching for a man who shot a brother and sister in a 53rd Street apartment in Sunset Park on June 7. Comments (1)
A Sheepshead Bay man faces life in prison for allegedly killing a professor inside his Flatbush home last month. Comment
Brooklyn Heights

Jared Kushner and family company sell stakes in old Witnesses properties

President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor Jared Kushner unloaded his stakes in two yuge Brooklyn developments — the old Watchtower complex in Brooklyn Heights, which is being transformed in to a high-end office complex, and a ground-up luxury tower in nearby Dumbo — according to a rep for the firm that bought him out. Comments (1)

Monday, June 11, 2018

The city has backed off its earlier vow to move three Sheepshead Bay party boats to Mill Basin in early May, with no sign of the booze-cruisers yet and no word on when they might arrive. Comment
Coney Island

Coney Island gang member found guilty of gunning down two rivals in 2010 revenge killing

A federal jury in Brooklyn found a Coney Island man guilty on charges of racketeering, two counts of murder-in-aid-of-racketeering, and causing a death through use of a firearm on June 1. Comment
The guards at Fort Hamilton Army Base routinely give a tough time to deliverymen — especially those who are non-White — alleged workers at local eateries that frequently make deliveries to the base, where the federal government detained an undocumented pizza deliveryman on June 1. Comments (2)
Crime

Motorcyclist dies after collision with sport utility vehicle in Brownsville

A motorcyclist died when he and a driver collided in Brownsville on June 8. Comment

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Friday, June 8, 2018

Bay Ridge

Ridgites gather for Ramadan feast

Bay Ridge

Ridgites gather for Ramadan feast

Locals packed Fifth Avenue in front of Balady Foods Market for the annual Ramadan Community Dinner on June 6, breaking the fast and building bonds. Comment
Two years ago, strapping young reporter Dennis Lynch reported on Dyker Heights’ resident Robert Nash’s demand to right a wrong and fix the spelling of the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge on signs leading up to it. This week, the state Senate passed a bill solving the problem. So for old time’s sake, lets look back to those halycon days when men were allowed to dream, even if bureaucracy wasn’t willing to act.
These kids skipped a grade! Comment
Bay Ridge

Hit-and-run driver hits boy crossing street in Bay Ridge

A driver hit a 10-year-old boy who was crossing Fourth and Ovington avenues near his school in Bay Ridge on June 4 and then fled the scene, police said. Comment

Thursday, June 7, 2018

The federal government must release an undocumented immigrant who Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers detained while he made a routine pizza delivery to Fort Hamilton Army Base on June 1, demanded protesters gathered just across the street at John Paul Jones Park in Bay Ridge on June 6. Comment
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