Enjoy Fifth Avenue’s food — for free!

Dining: Park Slope’s commercial strip throws a party — and you get the present. Comment

Picture yourself … seeing ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ in Coney Island

Cinema: This is classic rock and roll kitsch. Comment
Event: A birthday bash for the Gowanus climbing gym on Sept. 10 that will feature rock climbing and much, much more. Comment

Gunpoint rob on Flatbush Avenue and Avenue P

Plus all the other crimes reported to Marine Park’s 63rd Precinct. Comment

In loving memory of my sister, Millie

Big Screecher: This week, in a very special Big Screecher, Carmine says goodbye to his sister. Comment
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Silver swiper hits Ocean Parkway

Brooklyn Paper: Plus crimes from Midwood, Homecrest, Avenue U and Kings Highway Comment

Hairy situation! Mustache and beard competitors face off in Coney

Event: Get ready for miles of whiskers on Sept. 10. Comments (1)

Surviving the terror: One woman’s story, Pt. I

A Britisher’s View: A Brooklyn woman, who survived 9-11, recalls the horrors in this final installment of a two-part column. Comment

Nerd out! It’s Galapagos Art Space’s nerdiest night of the year

Event: Get drunk and learn things at the DUMBO venue on Sept. 9. Comment

A rave for the new Mo’s!

Bar Scrawl: This place (now Mo’s without the “e”) is great — except for the Happy Hour margarita, apparently. Comments (6)

A Labor Day G-saster!

Weekend Watch: Unless the apocalyptic fury of Mother Nature’s hateful wrath descends upon us again, it’ll be pretty smooth sailing for subway riders during the long weekend (except for the G — but you knew that). Read on for all the news that affects your commute. (Saturday, Sept. 3 at 12:01 am to Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 5 am unless otherwise noted). Comment
Bay Ridge: State officials slapped owners of a notorious 62nd Street karaoke club — where an Aug. 5 knife fight left five people hospitalized — with more than a dozen violations last Wednesday, the first step in a process that could end with the controversial nightspot losing its liquor license, and possibly going out of business. Comment

Teen shot on bench

Sheepshead Bay: Plus a smattering of crimes from Coney Island, Bensonhurst, Sheepshead Bay, Brighton Beach and Gravesend. Comment
Coney Island: Dick Zigun, the unofficial mayor of Coney Island, says things are looking up on the beach. Comment

Cyclist run down on Williamsburg street

Mean Streets: A woman falls from her bike and is killed on Bushwick Avenue on Tuesday night. Comments (41)

So, did Stephen Brown really win ‘Journalist of the Year’?

Podcast: It was announced in January, yet the doubts persist. This video will make the case definitively. Comment
Fort Greene: The busboy at Der Schwarze Kolner bested a Manhattan rival to earn a slot in the U.S. mug-holding competition. Comments (1)

Firefighter doused with drug dealing charges

Gavel to Gavel: Before he became one of New York’s Bravest, Firefighter Anthony Cilento was allegedly one brave drug runner, according to court records. Read all about it in this week’s Gavel to Gavel column. Comment

Emergency roadwork to hit BQE

Mean Streets: Expect nighttime delays on the hurricane-battered byway. Comment
Mean Streets: Expect nighttime delays on the hurricane-battered byway. Comments (3)
Williamsburg: The Brooklyn Paper interviews Brooklyn United’s legendary Eduardo “The Corporal” Ortiz, who has missed most of the season because he’s in Afghanistan (doing soldier stuff, silly, not playing kickball!). It’s a touching interview you won’t read anywhere else. Comment
Downtown: City officials are upset over a cheap jewelry store’s renovations to a historic Brooklyn restaurant space. Comments (2)
Sheepshead Bay: Many Sheepshead Bay residents who used to shop at shuttered Pathmark on Nostrand Avenue have found a cheap replacement — and it’s only eight blocks away. Comment
Brooklyn Paper: The city has removed a controversial set of concrete islands on Fort Hamilton Parkway in Borough Park, bowing to demands of residents who claimed the devices would cost lives by slowing down ambulances en route to Maimonides Medical Center during emergencies. Comment

Oportunidades keeps on knocking, but we shouldn’t let it in

Not for Nuthin’: Our columist has a few words for the mayors plan to give moms and dads money — to be better parents! Comment
Windsor Terrace: An attempted rapist who has terrorized South Slope and surrounding neighborhoods since March attacked his fifth victim last Friday. Comments (29)

Fort Greene’s martyrs remembered

BoroBeat: Brooklyn’s history geeks commemorate prison ship martyrs in Fort Greene Park. Comment

Demise of LIRR tombstones is a victory for all!

Brooklyn Angle: The MTA’s decision to remove 14 granite sarcophagi in front of the LIRR’s Atlantic Terminal brings this newspaper’s crusade to a satisfying close. Comments (8)
Greenpoint: Hurricane Irene claims another victim! Comments (18)

Cyclone hurlers toss one-hitter in big road win

Cyclones: Wild-card race remains even with five games to play. Comment
Event: And it will be — with our handy guide. You’re welcome. Comment
BoroBeat: The Park Slope actor has created a musical tribute to Naples. Comment

Chased, caught, busted

Chased, caught, busted

Bensonhurst: A man suspected of killing one man and wounding seven in a car crash on Staten Island led police on a two block foot chase before he was apprehended. Comment

Bollard backtrack! MTA reverses course on Atlantic Terminal security sarcophagi

Fort Greene: Exclusive: The massive coffins in front of the Long Island Rail Road terminal will be replaced with reasonable security measures. Comments (12)
Hurricane Irene did to a tree what its owners wanted to, but couldn’t — knock it down. Comment

Cops catch suspect in coin dealer death

Brooklyn Paper: Police arrested a man Friday believed to be among a trio of violent thugs who murdered a Gravesend coin dealer earlier last week. Comment
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Hey, Irene, we give up!

Fearless Living: Her column is called “Fearless Parenting” — but when Irene came knocking, she tossed the kids in the car and fled. Did she do the right thing? Comments (4)

Cops: Peeping tom grabbed her butt

Flatbush: Cops are looking for the touchy-feely peeper who groped a Flatbush woman after breaking into her home on Aug. 18. Comment

From the mailbag

We still get plenty of letters here at Courier Life, and here’s a sampling. Comment
Greenpoint: Parks officials are scrambling to clean a McCarren Park playground regularly covered in human feces and urine from neighborhood vagabonds. Comments (22)
Mean Streets: The construction that’s been bottlenecking traffic on Grand Army Plaza for weeks will soon pay off for commuters — bike commuters, that is. Comments (46)

This week’s tasty food gossip — from the ‘Burg to the Hook

Foodie-in-Chief: It’s the ultimate antidote to endless hurricane coverage — a windfall of local restaurant gossip! Change is definitely brewing in Bay Ridge … talk about a perfect food storm. Comment

Cyclones split double-header

Cyclones: Wild-card race is all even with six games to play. Comment
Theater: Walt Whitman’s classic “Song of Myself” finds itself a soundtrack! Comment

Fort Greene thieves love iPhones

Fort Greene: Perhaps it was a tribute to Steve Jobs. Plus all the other crime reports from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comments (7)
Photo Galleries: Hurricane Irene came and went, and Brooklyn is cleaning up the small mess it left behind. We tell you all about it, with a slideshow! Comment
Photo Galleries: Tread lightly folks, it can be a little messy out there. We’ve added a slideshow of images from around the borough. Comment
In the wake of Hurrican Irene, most Brooklynites are asking themselves what the fuss was about. Comments (4)

Boro mighty are not so high on city’s ‘Skyscraper Historic District’ plan

Brooklyn Heights: A veritable who’s-who of Brooklyn’s most powerful landlords is coming out swinging against a city plan to landmark nearly two dozen tall buildings in Downtown and Brooklyn Heights, saying that the proposal would handcuff building owners from cashing in on the demand for new retail in the area around Borough Hall. Comments (7)

Stan says the economy is getting worse, no matter what Bam says

It’s Only My Opinion: Our columnist takes a hard look at the nation’s bottom line — and he doesn’t like what he sees. Comment
Nightlife: A large outdoor beer hall and concert space is being built in the South Slope — and neighbors in the quiet, semi-industrial area are worried about a roaring frat party. Comments (18)

Summer bummer: Irene ended weekend fun

Here’s some events that have been rescheduled due to Hurricane Irene’s approach. Comment

Beyond banana peels! Theater fest celebrates the art of clowning

The annual Clown Theater Festival is back — but these mirth makers go way beyond the normal red nose and exploding shoes. Comment
Brooklyn Heights: Hurricane Irene mostly spared the city, but it destroyed a beloved and controversial 80-year-old tree that Brooklyn Heights residents once battled a co-op board to save. Comments (9)

Hurricane Irene — it’s getting really bad out there!

Podcast: Extreme weather correspondent George Shea brings you inside all the action. Comments (12)

Our second ‘Stormtracker 2011’ video as the storm intensifies

Podcast: Join Gersh Kuntzman anchoring the weather center desk — plus extreme weather correspondent George Shea. Comments (3)

Who loves Irene? The Cyclones!

Cyclones: With the hurricane on her way, the Cyclones weren’t taking any chances, cancelling Sunday’s game to play two seven-inning contests on Friday night — and it was a good move, as the Clones won them both! Comment

Update: Here it comes!

Update: Here it comes!

Photo Galleries: Hurricane Irene is bearing down on Brooklyn, and Mayor Bloomberg has ordered the evacuation of low-lying areas, including all of Coney Island and Brighton Beach, and a huge swath of Sheepshead Bay. Comment
Mayor Bloomberg ordered a mandatory evacuation of all low-lying areas in Brooklyn as Hurricane Irene approached — a first-of-its-kind executive decision that may require cops to fan out throughout Coney Island, Red Hook and other borough netherlands in an effort to save the more than 150,000 residents that are believed to be in harm’s way. Comments (14)
Park Slope: The new Park Slope panini palace is a throwback to the good ol’ days. Comments (4)

Cyclones win a must-win game

Cyclones: Now the Clones are just one-half game back in the wild card race. Comment
Park Slope: The shuttered Ozzie’s coffeehouse will be reborn with a new name — and possibly a wine list! — one block south of the defunct shop. Comments (12)

Beloved community activist, ‘Miss Reed,’ is dead at 88

Clinton Hill: Mary Reed, a spunky Southerner who was an ever-present advocate in Clinton Hill and beyond, died on Monday at the age of 88 after a long bout with pneumonia. Comments (1)

Judith Gambert, professional watercolorist and lifelong Brooklynite, 84

Judith Gambert, whose watercolors were displayed in the Brooklyn Museum, died on Saturday. Comment

Workers vs. Ratner — round two

Construction Update: More than 30 angry construction workers rallied at the Barclays Center on Wednesday, the latest in a series of recent protests against developer Bruce Ratner for failing to hire more locals. Comments (11)

Grand slam sinks Cyclones

Cyclones: What is going on with this team? Loses, that’s what! Comment

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