Brooklyn Courier

Tuesday, April 8, 2014


Twisted strings: Gowanus fest celebrates genre-bending banjo music

This ain’t your mama’s banjo music. Comment
Fort Greene

Ballet meets bluegrass: Old-time band collaborates with famed choreographer at BAM

The Brooklyn Academy of Music will play host to the debut performance of a Twyla Tharp dance piece, set to live music by the Carolina Chocolate Drops. Comment

Amateur hour: Brooklyn home brewers compete for glory in Gowanus

Local home brewers will pit their best beers against each other at the “Pride of Brooklyn Homebrew Festival” — and you can help decide the winner. Comment

Monday, April 7, 2014

Red Hook

Pic out the jams: Photographer snaps city’s traditional jam sessions

This guy likes to follow tradition — with a camera! Comment

Flop-house cinema: W’burg film fest celebrates bad movies

Brooklyn has festivals for cat films, motorbike films, and science fiction films. And now it has a festival for bad films. Comment

Friday, April 4, 2014


Tooting their own flute: Flutronix brings a modern sound to the classical instrument

This Crown Heights duo is making the school-band staple cool again. Comment

Thursday, April 3, 2014


Ori-gins: Historian gives talk on the strange story of gin

Call it a spirited discussion. Comment

Sew happy together: Brooklyn quilters stitch Downtown show together

The Quilters’ Guild of Brooklyn is a tight-knit bunch. Comments (1)

Wednesday, April 2, 2014


Magic spells: Greenpoint bookstore to host fantasy-themed spelling bee

You shall not pass — if you cannot spell, that is. Comment

Ra ra Rasputin! A dinner honoring Russia’s greatest love machine

Toast the “Mad Monk” at this educational dinner party celebrating the life and legacy of the mysterious Russian mystic. Comments (1)
Fort Greene

Gun-toting duo robs food delivery man

Plus more relentless crime from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comment
Carroll Gardens

Cops: Suspect robs bank but gets caught

Plus a smattering of other crimes from the 76th Precinct in Carroll Gardens. Comment

Schemer cons victim into forking over money

Plus all the other dastardly news from Williamsburg’s 90th Precinct. Comment
Brooklyn Heights

Cops: Lady swipes guy’s music player after asking for money

Plus all the other crime from Brooklyn Heights and Downtown’s 84th Precinct blotter. Comment

Gun-toting thugs hold up man for iPhone

Plus all the other crime from Greenpoint’s 94th Precinct. Comment

Monday, March 31, 2014

Mean Streets

TUESDAY NIGHT: Sound off on road safety at town hall meeting

Officials are inviting Brooklynites to tell them where streets are the diciest for pedestrians and cyclists and how to make them safer. Comments (1)

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