Brooklyn Courier

Monday, March 2, 2015


Brooklyn author demystifies contemporary art

You don’t need an art degree to understand contemporary art — just this book. Comment

Friday, Feb. 27, 2015


EXCLUSIVE: Landlord trying to evict rent-stabilized tenant took public-housing money, judge says

The brother of a murdered Williamsburg landlord may have grown fat off government money meant for those who cannot afford Brooklyn’s skyrocketing rents, and the proof appears to have surfaced while he was trying to evict a low-rent tenant in white-hot Bushwick. Comment

Slum diary: Reporter recounts life as tenant of landlord now in the news

I lived in a Bushwick apartment owned by Al Stark (I would later find out his real name is Aron) for one year starting in July, 2012. Comment

Gentrification blues: Tenants, lawyer, contractor describe ‘cycle’ of landlord abuse

Between long-time renters and starry-eyed new arrivals, when it comes to Bushwick real estate, everyone is getting screwed. Comment

Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015

Fort Greene

Wendell Pierce stars in Fort Greene play about gentrification

The stars are out! Comment

Cash only! Annual Johnny Cash celebration adds kids’ show

The Johnny Cash Birthday Bash is turning 10 — and now 10-year-olds can actually attend. Comment

Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015

Fort Greene

Opera reconstructs 17-ton ancient Chinese temple inside BAM

Talk about a weighty performance! Comment
Fort Greene

Cold school! Fort Greene play is set in chilly New England winter

Think New York is cold right now? Comment
Fort Greene

Brightly clad crook attacks straphanger

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

Gunmen hold people at gunpoint, take cash and phones

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

Schemers trick man out of thousands

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

Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015


Chefs will crank out all-you-can-eat sausages in Bushwick

It is a sausage fest — literally. Comment

Monday, Feb. 23, 2015


Dead-ford Avenue! Murder mystery author sets new book in Williamsburg

Mystery is afoot in Williamsburg. Comment

Friday, Feb. 20, 2015

Brooklyn Heights

So long, Siggy’s

The Henery Street health food restaurant has shuttered. Comment

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