NYPD: Driver wrecks man’s car

Marine Park: Plus a host of other crimes from Marine Park’s 63rd Precinct. Comment

Police: Purse snatcher drags woman away during robbery

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

Look, Carmine loves cucumbers!

Sunday Screech: Are cucumbers awesone. Carmine says you bet they are! Comments (6)

Abruzzo IS ‘Sar-serious,’ our readers say

Letters: Our Courier commentariat is in fine form this week, with opinions ranging from Linda Sarsour’s appointment to Community Board 10 to this summer’s heatwave. Happy reading, folks! Comment

The Screecher gives you the numbers on cucumbers

Big Screecher: This week, the Screecher let’s you in on a little-known fact: cucumbers are awesome. Comment
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Preservationists sue to stop Boardwalk’s concrete makeover

Preservationists hoping to stop the city’s plan to concrete over the Boardwalk are taking their fight to court. Comments (16)

Roller derby finds new home in dry Coney Island ice rink

Coney Island: It’s the perfect Coney Island marriage. Comment

Nets can’t bank on Barclays

A Britisher’s View: Hoop fans trying to stay afloat in rough economic seas might be hard-pressed to patronize a sports venue named after a greedy one-percenter, says our columnist. Comment
Bar Scrawl: Our roving bartoonist discovers a hard-to-find watering hole with some quirky cocktails. Comment

Welcome to Southern Book-lyn

Bensonhurst: A literary lone wolf plys his prose on the streets of Bensonhurst and Sheepshead Bay. Comment

Cops: Man stole from store — then ran over employee’s foot

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

A little bit country and a little bit rock ‘n roll

Music: The folk-punk band Cobalt and the Hired Guns are coming back to Brooklyn. Comments (2)
Awesome: They say you never forget how to ride a bike, unless you never learned in the first place. Comments (35)

Senior: I can fix that foul Owl’s Head stink!

Bay Ridge: A green pigment found in flowers could kill the foul odors coming out of a Bay Ridge sewage treatment plant, claims a Community Board 10 member who is so confident that his air freshener plan will work he’s willing to pay for it with his own Social Security check. Comment
Ditmas Park: A bandit raided a Cortelyou Road restaurant on July 9 — the latest incident in a Ditmas Park crime spree that’s left residents and merchants on edge. Comment
Gerritsen Beach: Someone peppered a Gerritsen Beach corner with swastikas — but no one in the secluded community seems to care, police sources say. Comment

Would you drink these libations inspired by the Gowanus Canal?

Dining: Naming your establishment after a local landmark is one thing, but taking the more than undrinkable Gowanus Canal as the impetus for a beverage — and serving it up to patrons — is walking a line between the playfully ironic, and plainly daring. Comments (1)
BoroBeat: Ridgites united at the Salty Dog Bar and Grill to raise funds for families displaced by a massive fire last month. Comment

This summer, I’m not sending my kids away to camp

Fearless Living: This week, our fearless mom looks forward to a summer free of plans — when she hopes to learn from her kids. Comments (4)

All stories aside: Jokes take center stage at storytelling event

Event: Did you hear the one about the clairvoyant colon doctor? Comments (1)
Standing O: This week, or borough’s biggest booster distributes some extra-special pats on the back. Comment

East meets West at sixth annual Arab-American Festival

Bay Ridge: The annual bazaar in Shore Road Park featured music, craftwork, and cuisine from across the Middle East. See our slideshow for all the fun. Comment

Clones lose again

The Ride: The Connecticut Tigers shutout the Cyclones — giving Brooklyn’s boys of summer their fourth straight loss. Comment

Assistant District Attorney in ‘Rasta’ flap

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

Woman attacked on Cropsey Avenue

Coney Island: Get ready for your weekly run-down of crimes from Coney Island’s 60th Precinct. Comment
Bay Ridge: Two Bay Ridge teens are fighting oppression in Syria — one cupcake at a time. Comment
Sheepshead Bay: A controversial E. 15th Street recycling center is a smelly roach magnet that’s clogging up the sidewalks and driving away neighborhood shoppers, say angry merchants and residents who want the repugnant business canned. Comment

$10,000 offered for Bay Ridge killer

Bay Ridge: Civic leaders are offering 10,000 reasons to identify the man responsible for killing a Fifth Avenue merchant. Comments (1)
DUMBO: The city and DUMBO merchants are working together to close the tiny street of Anchorage Place to cars and expand a pedestrian plaza at the foot of the Manhattan Bridge. Comments (28)

Attack of the Clone: Stefan Sabol is striking back, not out

Cyclones left fielder Stefan Sabol is on a tear — but he wouldn’t even know it if his father hadn’t tipped him off. Comment
Theater: There are players on the stage, but they’re not the ones to watch. Comments (1)
Music: This pop-punk quartet is more than the sum of their parts. Comments (1)

Ban the donuts and full speed ahead

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our columnist wonders what Mayor Bloomberg should prohibit next. Comment
Meadows of Shame: An invasive pond fern has taken over the Prospect Park lake, and nature lovers fear the verdant gunk will choke out aquatic life and make turtles blind. Comments (29)

Yes, yes, yes … I am going to rehab!

Speak Out: This week, Lou sings the praises of the Sheepshead Bay Rehabilitation Center. Comment

Maniacs invade Floyd Bennett Field

Marine Park: Thousands of mud-caked runners battled it out in the Rugged Maniac 5K at Aviator Sports and Events Center. Comment
Atlantic Yards: A Prohibition-era dive bar that got booted to make room for the Atlantic Yards mega-project will toast a rival pub that’s at risk of losing its old-time-y charm as it undergoes a makeover to prep for Barclays Center crowds. Comments (3)
Bushwick: Talk about a disappointing meal. Comment

Clones in a Jam

The Ride: The Jamestown Jammers swept the pride of Coney Island in a miserable three-game series. Comment

Unleaded! Slope shop stops selling potentially toxic furniture

Park Slope: A Park Slope shop owner is pulling salvaged-wood furniture off the shelves after parents claimed it contained lead-based paint that’s dangerous to kids. Comment
Bay Ridge: Bay Ridge gardeners tending the Narrows Botanical Gardens in Shore Road Park are so sick of the sound of cars zipping along the nearby Belt Parkway that they’re willing to have their beloved greenspace walled off — a move some say will kill the park’s views of the harbor. Comments (21)

Devilish deception! Brothers dress up as Orthodox Jews to swipe silver synagogue shawls, cops say

Midwood: Two thieves accused of swiping silver-laden prayer shawls from a handful of Midwood synagogues were fitted for another accessory last week — a pair of NYPD-issued steel handcuffs. Comment
Flatlands: Police are looking for four suspects who may have played a role in the July 4 execution-style slaying on E. 48 Street where a man was shot twice in the face. Comment

Tireless community leader Fran Amorosa dead at 66

Bensonhurst: Bensonhurst activist Fran Amorosa — a masterful Jill of all trades who could cater a community party for 400 at a moment’s notice in between raising a family and going to college — lost her battle with Parkinson’s disease on July 5. She was 66. Comment

New water meters cause meteoric water price surge, Brooklynites say

Brooklyn Is Angry: The city’s new water meter readers are drowning the borough in undeserved bills, say angry Brooklynites who are now paying as much as eight times more for water than they did before. Comment

Clones lose second game in a row

The Ride: The Jamestown Jammers are apparently no joke! Comment

Stan goes fast and furious with his questions

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, Stan has more than a few queries about how Washington is run. Comment
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Clones owned by Jammers

The Ride: Brooklyn ace Luis Mateo suffered his first loss of the season in a disappointing outing against the Jamestown Jammers. Comment

Cyclones snag extra-inning victory on a walk

The Ride: Friday’s game was punctuated with wild pitches and bad throws. Comment

Have you seen the muffin man?

Ditmas Park: Thieves have struck Ditmas Park once again — this time hitting a bustling cafe. Comment

Two injured in NYPD SUV crash

Sheepshead Bay: An off-the-showroom floor NYPD vehicle was sent right back to the shop after it collided with a white Toyota SUV at the corner of Ocean Parkway and Avenue Z. Comment

Clones lose in play at the plate

The Ride: The Crosscutters got the best of Brooklyn’s Boys of Summer, ending a six-game winning streak. Comment

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