Cops: Woman’s purse full of poultry

Flatbush: Get ready for your weekly run down of crimes from the 70th Precinct. Comment

Borscht brunch: Loosen your belt for Russian food in Bushwick

Dining: In Russia they eat brunch, too. Comment

New Italian market opens in Bay Ridge

Foodie-in-Chief: A new Italian specialty store is coming to Bay Ridge this August. Comment

Our readers ask: ‘Who watches the watchers?’

Letters: Our letter writers are spouting off on a number of issues this week — from the spy cameras coming to Midwood to Mayor Bloomberg’s plan to ban Super Big Gulps. Comment

Carmine shows his soft side at Kingsborough

Big Screecher: This week, we learn that the Big Screecher sometimes breaks down and cries for no good reason! Comment
Music: He’s called himself Dr. Octagon, Dr. Dooom, and Black Elvis — now he says he’s the King of New York. Comments (6)
Digital editions: Brooklyn Daily is proud to present the latest print editions of our Courier Life newspapers. Read more…
Link: The unofficial mayor of the People’s Playground says he’ll sue the pharmacy chain over a sunscreen advertisement. Read more…

Kickballers want grills in McCarren Park

Greenpoint: Hungry kickball players are urging the city to install grills in bustling McCarren Park, claiming greater access to hot dogs and burgers will improve their play. Comments (70)

It’s time to cut off aid to Pakistan

A Britisher’s View: Our columnist says no American taxpayer dollars should go to a nation that has zero interest in capturing the bad guys. Comment

Our bartoonist visits a Brooklyn classic

Bar Scrawl: This week, Bill Roundy takes on the legendary Brooklyn Inn. Comment

Photo pool: Greenpoint artist shoots McCarren Park relic

Greenpoint: Photographer Gina Pollack will display images of McCarren Park Pool’s dilapidated glory three weeks before the pool opens to the public. Comments (1)

Normal weekend headaches ahead

Weekend Watch: If you take the Q, your trip is going to be a lot faster this weekend. Comment

Normal weekend headaches ahead

Weekend Watch: If you take the Q, your trip is going to be a lot faster this weekend. Comment

See a burlesque variety show and get a boozy manicure — at the same time!

Nightlife: Park Slope’s salon-themed bar is getting even more girly. Comments (1)

Stayin’ alive! Roller disco comes to DeKalb Market

Nightlife: Monthly event brings hundreds of people together for a night of summer fun on four wheels. Comments (1)

Success and setbacks at yearly street fair

Bay Ridge: Ridgites flocked to Fifth Avenue for the annual Fifth Avenue Festival on June 3. Check out all the fun in our slideshow. Comment

Police: Teens swipe man’s phone on E. 49th Steet

Marine Park: Plus a host of other crimes from Marine Park’s 63rd Precinct. Comment
Link: The woman who says police let the man who sexually assaulted her on 16th Street walk free last month reveals the details of the attack and the subsequent police investigation. Read more…
Park Slope: A woman who was groped on 16th Street — and claims that police set her attacker free — shares her story with Brooklyn Daily. Comment
Coney Island: The unofficial mayor of Coney Island claims the pharmacy giant used the Mermaid Parade’s logo without his permision — which he sees as an obscene attack against Brooklyn’s bawdiest march. Comment

Marine Park Civic fracturing over field house

Marine Park: Maria De Lisandra’s father Carmine Carro establlished the Marine Park Civic Association — and the embattled field house will be named in her father’s memory — but she’s quitting the group her pop held dear. Comment

NYPD: Help us find bank robber

Flatlands: A man armed with a threatening note made a huge withdrawal at a Flatlands HSBC, police say. Comment

Should our fearless mom leave the kids home alone?

Fearless Living: This week, Mom convinces herself it’s okay to leave the kids by themselves so she and dad can go on a date. Comments (5)

Kicked off! Students lose to teachers in PS 52 rubber game

Sheepshead Bay: PS 52 teachers and staff won the annual teacher vs. student game, but kids still had a great time. See our slideshow for photos of all the action. Comment

Rat-astrophy! Rodents run wild near arena, neighbors say

Brooklyn Is Angry: Big fat rats are building elaborate underground colonies, gnawing through trash cans, and even climbing into cars near the under-construction Barclays Center, where a booming rodent infestation has gone from gross to totally out of control, neighbors say. Comments (6)

Walk, Williamsburg! Pedestrian street fair returns to Bedford Avenue

Williamsburg: Pedestrians will frolic freely on 10 blocks of Bedford Avenue on Saturday when Williamsburg’s biggest retail corridor becomes a pedestrian mall. Comments (19)

Longtime Coney photog gets 50-year retrospective

Link: Shutterbug Abe Feinstein has been documenting the People’s Playground since the days of Kodachrome — now Brooklynites get the privilege of seeing his finest shots. Read more…

Another week, another bunch of the borough’s best

Standing O: It was a tasty treat for longtime diner Lorraine Santino as she celebrated her 60th birthday with hubby Jimmy Santino and Alice Lin, owner of Tasty Tavern (this is the Year of the Dragon, after all). The trio celebrated the auspicious occasion by hoisting a glass, toasting yum seng, and wishing happy fortune cookies for many more birthdays to come. Standing O sends tasty tidings to Lorraine — shengri kuaile! Comment
Dyker Heights: Students at IS 201 celebrated the work of William Shakespeare at their annual Shakespeare Festival where they turned their school into a Renaissance fair. Check out all the fun in our slideshow. Comment

Graffiti be gone!

Ditmas Park: A good-natured gang of volunteers took to Church Avenue on Saturday to rid the thoroughfare of unsightly trash and vandalism. Check out the photos in our slideshow. Comment
Dining: Monte’s has been a household name in Brooklyn for more than a century, but its first birthday party — yes, you read that right — was a celebration for the ages. Comments (3)

Knife-wielding thug robs man — in his home!

Bensonhurst: Get ready for your weekly run down of crimes from Bensonhurst’s 62nd Precinct. Comment

A league of their own: Female pitchers strike out sexism in Williamsburg kickball

Greenpoint: Female kickball pitchers have turned sexist stereotypes upside down, going from under-appreciated afterthoughts to in-demand hurlers whose skill and savvy determines which teams see postseason glory at McCarren Park. Comments (74)

Dog day afternoon — hot dog contest delayed for tennis and the Queen!

Coney Island’s hotdog eating contest is going from high noon to high tea. Comment
Kensington: Scott LoBaido repainted his flag mural in Kensington, but added a message for the person who vandalized it. Comments (7)

Boaters to city: Sanitation plan a bunch of garbage

Gravesend: Boaters using a Bath Beach marina fear that they’ll be sailing through a minefield of garbage if the city anchors a waste transfer station at the mouth of Gravesend Bay. Comment

Illegal benches become welcome ‘a la cart’ seating

Bay Ridge: The pair of controversial benches illegally bolted onto Fifth Avenue to displace a gyro cart have become welcome lunchtime seating, say food vendor customers who want to relax while they eat their chicken on rice and falafels. Comments (16)

NYPD: Man arrested for race-fueled attack

Marine Park: Police say a 33-year-old man hurled racial epithets and bricks at a black waiter at Tea for Two Lite. Comment

Bicyclists invade Bay Ridge

Bicyclists invade Bay Ridge

BoroBeat: A swarm of cyclists made its way through Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst, and Dyker Heights on June 3 for the first time in the annual Tour de Brooklyn. Comment

Feds: City officials arraigned for alleged bribe receiving

Gavel to Gavel: The arraigment leads this week’s Gavel to Gavel. Comment

Banning the Big Gulp in the Big Apple

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our columnist takes aim at the Mayor’s “waste” size. Comment

Cops: Man caught slashing tires

Sheepshead Bay: Get ready for your weekly run-down of crimes from the 61st Precinct. Comment

Enterprise sets sail

BoroBeat: Brooklynites were treated to a rare sight on Sunday as a barge pulled Enterprise space shuttle past the Kings County shoreline. See photos of the voyage in our slideshow. Comment

Courage under fire: Murrow HS band wins competition after losing instruments in bus fire

Midwood: The school’s bus caught fire — but the band played on to win! Comment

Coney Island time capsule! Photog opens 50-year retrospective

Coney Island: An amateur shutterbug showcases never-before-seen photos of the People’s Playground. Comment

Coffee export: Slope’s Tea Lounge may become international chain

Park Slope: Park Slope’s answer to Starbucks is about to become a bit more like, well, Starbucks. Comments (12)

Unsuccessful suits! Judge dismisses cases against Success charter schools

Cobble Hill: Two Success Charter Network primary schools will open in Williamsburg and Cobble Hill this fall after a Manhattan judge dismissed a pair of lawsuits seeking to revoke their charters last Friday. Comments (10)

It’s food gossip time!

Foodie-in-Chief: Williamsburg plays chicken and Prospect Heights raises the standard on subs, but it’s Park Slope’s cups that truly runneth over in this week’s edition of incredible edible gossip. Comment

They’ve got the golden ticket! Students perform ‘Willy Wonka’

BoroBeat: Students at IS 226 in Bensonhurst treated parents, teachers, and staff to a world of pure imagination with their version of the beloved story. See our slideshow for all the fun. Comment

Cops: Help us catch the sickos who stole Mucinex in Greenpoint

Greenpoint: Police are trying to track down two teens suspected of snatching cold medicine from a Manhattan Avenue pharmacy. Comments (2)

PS 236 kids take a look under the sea

BoroBeat: Marine photographer and author Michael Patrick O’Neill taught students at the Mill Basin school about the creatures of the deep-blue sea. Comment

Cops: Knifepoint robbery on W. Fifth Street solved

Crime: Get ready for your weekly run-down of crimes from the 60th Precinct. Comment

Retiring Rep. Ed Towns endorses Charles Barron in House race

Fort Greene: Councilman Charles Barron landed the endorsement of retiring Rep. Ed Towns, giving the charismatic and controversial Canarsie politician a major boost in his House race against state Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries. Comments (10)

Could cameras tame a deadly Greenpoint street?

Mean Streets: A Greenpoint lawmaker wants to slow traffic on one of Brooklyn’s deadliest streets by catching speeding drivers on camera. Comments (45)

See the newest addition to the DUMBO skyline

Art: An artist is turning an under-appreciated Brooklyn icon into a statement about finding beauty in gritty urban environments. Comments (1)

Senate victory is big win — but bigger net loss

Link: Republican rookie David Storobin came out ahead after a seemingly endless special election — but victory wasn’t cheap. Read more…

Storobin’s senate victory is a big win — but a bigger net loss

Sheepshead Bay: Talk about seeing red! Comment

Malignaggi wants Barclays to host Brooklyn boxing brawl

The first boxing match at the Barclays Center will be a battle between Brooklynites — if Bensonhurst-born World Boxing Association welterweight champion Paulie “Magic Man” Malignaggi gets his way. Comments (7)
Manhattan Beach: The Manhattan Beach dog run may be no more if a group of green-thumbed residents get their way. Comment

World Kid victorious after eighth-round KO

Mill Basin: Sadam Ali dazzled a standing-room-only crowd at Aviator Sports and Events Center. Comment

Stan’s trippin’ about the month of June

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, our columnist warns you about the Post Office, and considers the meaning of the sixth month of the year. Comment
Foodie-in-Chief: Transforming traditional dishes into haute cuisine can be a tightrope act. Comments (3)

There’s a street meat smackdown on our letters page

Letters: Readers spout off on everything from food carts in Bay Ridge to Coney’s ongoing boardwalk wars. Comment
Link: A bank robber had a banner day on Kings Highway yesterday. The New York Times has the details. Read more…

Hungary no more: Restaurateur folds planned Euro eatery amidst protest

Greenpoint: A Greenpoint landlord dropped his proposal to open a Hungarian restaurant in his Newell Street building this week because of loud opposition from neighbors, schoolteachers, and nuns. Comments (12)

Roll ‘em! Cyclists to converge on Bay Ridge this Sunday

Bay Ridge: Get ready, Bay Ridge — 2,000 bicyclists will be pedaling your way this Sunday. Comment
Link: In case you missed it: Another James Madison High School educator has been accused of having sex on school grounds. Our pals at the New York Post has all the saucy details. Read more…

Fidler: I lost

Fidler: I lost

Brooklyn’s version of Florida’s Bush vs. Gore election is finally over. Comments (8)

‘World Kid’ comes home to give boxing career a shot in the arm

The former Olympic boxer says he’s ready to take on anyone — except Paulie “Magic Man” Malignaggi. Comment

Cops need your help catching these alleged W’burg muggers

Williamsburg: Cops are trying to track down a pair of teens in matching track jackets who they believe attacked and robbed a 15-year-old boy as he left the Lorimer Street subway station on May 21. Comment

Teen arrested for slapping woman

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

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