Cinema: The inspiration for the classic movie about gangland Coney is the subject of his own movie at the neighborhood’s film festival. Comments (20)
BoroBeat: Go fly a kite! The clarion call was answered by the high and mighty during a two-day festival, presented by the Kite in Motion Club on Coney’s white sands. Comment

From Citigroup to jail cell: Financeer pleads guilty for siphoning $22 million

Gavel to Gavel: Find out all the latest courtroom news in this week’s Gavel to Gavel column. Comment
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Jumaane incident proves NYPD needs ‘CPR’

A Britisher’s View: Our columnist says Councilman Jumaane Williams should have forgot about the color of his skin when he publicly derided the NYPD over his treatment during the West Indian Day Parade, and should have focused on the rank-and-file cops’ failure to adhere to the department’s standard of Courtesy, Professionalism and Respect. Comment

Coney Island crook busted — two months after the crime

Crime: Plus a smattering of other crimes from Coney Island, Gravesend and Sheepshead Bay. Comment

Bone-breaker busted

Canarsie: Plus a few crimes other select crimes reported to Canarsie’s 69th Precinct. Comment

What Paul Krugman should have done

Not for Nuthin’: Some times if you don’t have anything nice to say it’s best to say nothing at all Comment

What hurricane? MeadowWood at Gateway residents finally celebrate Irene-postponed Family Day

BoroBeat: Residents at the condo complex celebrate their special event that had to be postponed — twice. Comment

Here it is, your Standing O’s for the week

Standing O: Our most popular column is back with this week’s heroes. Comment

The economy’s turning the corner, and other fairy tales

It’s Only My Opinion: Stan talks taxes, jobs, and dog bites. Comment
BoroBeat: Brooklyn bustled with a late summer ritual last week, as bright-eyed children across the borough dressed up with somewhere to go — school. Comment

We hope he had clean underwear: Panty raider busted at Victoria’s Secret

Marine Park: Plus a sampling of other crimes reported to Marine Park’s 63rd Precinct. Comment

You’ll shake with pleasure at Blueprint

Bar Scrawl: Great cocktails in Park Slope. Comments (1)

Another lousy, lousy weekend

Weekend Watch: This weekend’s transit snafus. Comment

Marsh wins battle of neophyte quarterbacks

There were two young quarterbacks on opposite sidelines Saturday afternoon at Old Boys High Field. One — Curtis sophomore Prince Dukes — entered with plenty of hype, while Boys & Girls’ Keon Marsh was basically an afterthought. Comment

Queer eye for Park Slope

Queer eye for Park Slope

TV: Two lesbian filmmakers offer a web parody of the neighborhood (with plenty of coffee from Gorilla!). Comments (1)
The aquarium has named its new electric eel, ending an online naming contest that saw people send in more than 1,500 submissions. Comment
A venerable Wiliamsburg rabbi and his brother were charged on Wednesday with stealing $220,000 from the city for more than a decade in a bait-and-switch housing scheme. Comments (7)

‘Raw’ bar! Brooklyn Museum kicks off season of newcomers with a great show

Art: Emerging artist Kristof Wickman’s painstakingly crafted cast objects are front and center (and hiding in the corner, too). Comment
Dining: Don’t waste your tickets! Go in armed with our guide to the best booths. Comments (1)

iPad plucker hits Homecrest

Crime: Plus all of the crimes coming out of Homecrest, Avenue U, Kings Highway and Midwood. Comment

Writers reveal their ‘bad habits’ at Frank’s Lounge

Nightlife: A throng of artists will morph Fort Greene’s famous old man bar into the confessional booth of watering holes for a night of “bad habits-themed” storytelling. Comments (3)

Midwood gridders looks to get back to playoffs

Midwood had just beaten James Madison handily and was in the throes of a wild celebration, thinking it had not only dispatched its bitter rival but made the playoffs in the process. Soon, exhilaration turned too demoralization when coach Steve Basile gave his team the bad news – it had fallen five power points short of the postseason, snapping a four-year run of reaching the Public School Athletic League’s top-level playoffs. Comment
Prospect Heights: But a mystery remains: Why did a cop apparently give him away? Comments (8)
A Republican businessman who has never held elective office trounced a career Democrat in the special election to succeed Rep. Anthony Weiner — a six-week slugfest that turned into a referendum less on the prior officeholder’s sexual peccadillos and more on President Obama. Comments (29)
Bergen Beach: The former CEO of Brookdale Hospital was found guilty of bribing state Sen. Carl Kruger and two other elected officials on Monday — potentially hammering another nail into the coffin of the embattled southern Brooklyn legislator, who will go trial for taking that bribe, among other alleged payoffs, in January. Comment
Art: Williamsburg is no longer an arts community. Comments (15)
Windsor Terrace: Police are now seeking at least two sex fiends in this summer’s terrifying attacks on women in the South Slope and surrounding neighborhoods — with cops revealing two more victims, bringing the total number of attacks to nearly a dozen. Comments (7)
Brooklyn Heights: A city panel unanimously approved a controversial new historic district in Downtown on Tuesday — despite opposition from residents who demanded that officials remove their co-op building from the landmarked area. Comments (3)
Art: The River Street art collective has left Williamsburg. Comments (2)

Speed racers go head-to-head in soap box derby

BoroBeat: More than 150 kids gave it their best try during Coney Island Generations Gap’s race. Comment
Ditmas Park: Ditmas Park bookworms will have to schlepp to East Flatbush or Kensington to get their free fix this winter while the Cortelyou Road branch of the Brooklyn Public Library closes to install self-service machines and fix up its aging infrastructure. Comment

Arrested Ridge man couldn’t raise ‘jihad’ money from local Muslims

Bay Ridge: A Bay Ridge man who was arrested at Kennedy Airport last Tuesday for allegedly sending money to terrorists in Pakistan complained that he had to leave the neighborhood because he couldn’t raise enough terror cash from Muslim-Americans there. Comments (7)
Music: The legendary Lou Reed, string quartets with hip-hop beats and a film-noir guitarist will play Roulette this weekend — ushering in the grand opening of Brooklyn’s newest experimental music hall. Comment
Music: Who says old school print newspapers are good for nothing? Comment

Pols want you — to pick big projects

Two Brooklyn lawmakers are creating an “American Idol”-style contest for city construction dollars that will give residents say over future projects in their districts. Comments (2)

Fontbonne volleyers hope to rebound this year

Bay Ridge: Fontbonne Hall’s varsity volleyball squad took last year’s loss to Archbishop Molloy in the Catholic High School Athletic Association Brooklyn-Queens Division I semifinals especially hard, because the second-place team had played the team ahead of them, St. Francis Prep, so well all season — beating the Stanners twice. Comment
Downtown: Teachers will return to work today after a six-day strike over wages. Comments (6)
BoroBeat: The borough became a silent sanctuary for the milestione anniversary, which had boroughites packing observances across town — from parks and piers to churches and schools. Comment

Cast your votes!

Cast your votes!

Marine Park: Residents of Southern Brooklyn will decide today who will replace Anthony Weiner as their rep in Congress. Here’s your last-minute guid to the candidates. Comment

H and M stations are back!

Brooklyn Courier: Two Midwood train stations are opened again. Comment

Cops say they’ve collared Fort Greene gunman — well, one of them at least!

Fort Greene: Police arrested a gunman who went on a robbing spree in Fort Greene Park last week, but another armed thug is on the loose. Comments (3)

Panel says no to 62nd Street ‘warehouse yeshiva’

Bensonhurst: Community Board 10 voted against a plan to move a Yeshiva back into a building it has already been banned from using. Comment
Bensonhurst: A 52-year-old Bensonhurst resident who was a surly, yet beloved, fixture on the Coney Island Boardwalk died on Sept. 7 after he shot himself in the head — just as city marshals evicting him from his home banged on his door. Comments (9)
BoroBeat: More than 1,000 school children received much needed school supplies — and had a blast while doing it — during a special “say hello to the school year” Harvest Fest at Paerdegat Park on Sept. 10. Comment
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Is she ready for the country?

Fearless Living: Our columnist comes thisclose to packing it all in and moving to the North Fork. Comments (7)

The usual suspects advance in kickball playoffs

Greenpoint: Ramrod, Bacon Bits — and Sugar Tits! advance to the second round — where the Mellancamps are awaiting. Comments (11)
Dining: On Sunday, North 11th Street will be packed tooth-by-jowl with delicious eats. Comment
Nightlife: Costumers, come-ons and concupiscence converge in Coney on Friday. Comments (2)

Pols: Vito’s a geezer freezer

Bushwick: Candidates complain that a Vito Lopez-backed charity is blocking them from campaigning in its centers. Comments (3)

The ‘Rhodes’ to Villanova

Brooklyn Heights: Packer Collegiate Institute’s Shannon Rhodes used her defensive prowess to catch the eyes of coaches at the Pennsylvania university. Comment
Windsor Terrace: The serial sex fiend who’s terrorized the South Slope and surrounding neighborhoods attacked another woman on Thursday — and the victim said police never responded to her call, adding to local fears that cops are fumbling in efforts to finally nab the monster. Comments (13)

Special Monday Screech: City won’t take Carmine’s calls during storm!

Sunday Screech: The Screecher’s got a word or two about the city’s ability to use a 100-year-old technology. Comments (4)

Parents furious over pre-K cuts at PS 101

Bensonhurst: Angry parents are demanding the city bus their kids to a pre-Kindergarten program after the Department of Education shifted classes from a nearby school to one that’s 25 blocks away — but the city says that if the parents want to send their children to class, they’ll have to get them their themselves. Comment
Art: Steve Powers is transforming a Hoyt Street garage into a work of art thanks to officials at the Fulton Street Macy’s — who paid for the project after the city asked them to spruce up their ugly facades. Comments (6)
Awesome: Egan! Foer! Oates! McMurtry! And a sneak peak at Russell Banks’s forthcoming book! Marty — you’ve booked quite a lineup. Comment
Foodie-in-Chief: Get ready for the Brooklyn Beefsteak — plus other exciting food news. Comments (4)

A delicious night of theater at the Irondale Center

Theater: “Conni’s Avant Garde Restaurant” is not your grandparents’ dinner theater. Comment

Van is out of control on Fifth Avenue

Mean Streets: An out-of-control — and possibly drunk — driver smashed into a Fifth Avenue bar in Park Slope on Sunday evening, shattering the storefront window, injuring himself and a cab driver. Comments (11)
Bensonhurst: And guess who the class president was? Norman Siegel! Comment

Ridge ‘terrorist’: Money’s tight in Brooklyn

Bay Ridge: A Bay Ridge man charged on Friday with sending more than $1,000 to terrorists in Pakistan had a tough time raising jihad cash in Brooklyn, according to his indictment. Comment

Hurrican’t! City won’t take Carmines calls during storm!

Big Screecher: Our columnist has smoke blowing out of his ears over the city’s inability to to use a technology that’s more than 100 years old. Comment
Downtown: Students at Long Island University — where a heated faculty strike is underway — have a message for school administrators: Bring our teachers back or kiss us goodbye. Comments (5)
In remembrance of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Brooklyn will play host to several memorial events vigils, musical performances, poetry readings, and charity runs. Here’s a breakdown from across the borough. Comment

Arts world remembers 9-11

Arts world remembers 9-11

Here’s your roundup of ways to remember and honor what was lost on Sept. 11, 2001. Comment
A Kensington woman says that the South Slope rapist flashed her on the subway last week, but when she called police with a tip, they hung up on her — an allegation that adds new evidence to residents’ complaints that cops aren’t doing enough to nab the creep who’s attacked seven women since March. Comments (12)

Face-booked! Bank robber’s posting leads to his arrest

He could have gotten away with it, but then he decided to call himself “Willie Sutton Jr.” Comment

Jumaane: Cop attack was far away

Councilman Jumaane Williams says the incident that led cops to “protect” him by handcuffing and detaining him happened blocks away, but police won’t say where it happened. Comments (3)

Econ 101: Profs strike at LIU over pay

Econ 101: Profs strike at LIU over pay

Instructors at Long Island University’s Downtown campus walked off the job on Wednesday, scrubbing the first day of classes and claiming that the private institution isn’t paying them “a living wage.” Comments (7)
Park Slope: A follow up story one day after Prospect Park’s legendary daily queen losses her battle. Comments (4)

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