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Yes! Dogs do loves us!

Rhymes with Crazy: Also, we understand we did just write “dog do.” Comment

Vintage Carmine! Another classic from the Screecher!

Big Screecher: This week, we check in with the Ghost of Christmas Past to see what Carmine had to say in 2011! Comment

Christians gather at home and on hostile ground to wish everyone a ‘Merry Christmas’

A Britisher’s View: Christians are the most persecuted people on the planet, but that has not stopped them from putting others first, writes our columnist. Comment

St. Francis is on top of the game

Standing O: Standing O is cheering Brooklyn on! Comment

Shouting out to the scholar

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

The Christmas birthday blues

The Dad: The Dad’s youngest turns 18 this Dec. 26, making her birthday more important than Christmas — or is it? Comment

Jo’s ‘Night Before Christmas!’

Not for Nuthin’: It’s a Christmas tradition! Enjoy! Comment

Stan sends one out to Chris Matthews

It’s Only My Opinion: In which our penman ‘plauds a fellow pundit for keepin’ it real. Comment

Songs from the lobby of life

Rhymes with Crazy: Now’s your chance to hear Yiddish folk songs that were saved from the dustbin by a forward-thinking Queens man. Comment

Classic Carmine: Get ready to laugh at old knee-slappers

Big Screecher: In this week’s Classic Carmine, the Screecher pulls out some of his favorite one, two, and three-liners! Comment

Trump’s Muslim ban gets knickers in a twist

A Britisher’s View: Donald Trump’s call to temporarily halt Muslim immigration is protected under the Constitution, writes our columnist. Comment

It’s Rad!

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

Brooklyn borough of Miracles

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

Helping hands lighten Santa’s load

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

Learning to love and let go

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie has a panic attack when her middle-schooler doesn’t check in, but then refuses to punish him for his mistake. Comment

Christmas returns to this Sunset Park school

Not for Nuthin’: Bowing ot pressure, a principal sees the light, says our columnist. Comment

Stan’s got the Christmas spirit

It’s Only My Opinion: In which our penman and life-long member of God’s Chosen People considers donning a red Santa suit, proposes some creative re-uses for Christmas trees on Dec. 26, and reminds us that the War of the Sexes is way older than the War on Christmas. Comment

The only thing we have to fear is articles extolling fear itself

Rhymes with Crazy: This week, Lenore figures most of us aren’t afraid of terrorists — or at least shouldn’t be. Comments (2)

Carmine’s shopping spree ruined — by Access-A-Ride

Big Screecher: It happened again! Comment

Forget about ‘hope and change,’ Obama has become the leader of mope and mange

A Britisher’s View: President Obama’s national speech after the San Bernadino Islamo-terror attacks makes a case for his impeachment, while Americans stand on the brink of an ideological collapse. Comment

Standing O is sending out the b-day wishes

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

Hip-hopping awards

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

New York’s Finest get a high-five

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

Pics remind The Dad of his little girl

The Dad: Cherish the past, but don’t live in it, says The Dad. Comment

Jo: The tolls are too damn high!

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our columnist says she’s trapped off the continent because the cost of getting her car there is too high! Comment

Stan’s got a lot on his mind

It’s Only My Opinion: In which our jolly journalist offers some holiday shopping tips, dispenses some knowledge on how to use the word “ATM,” and wonders just when is the right time for Hanukkah? Comment

There’s toys, and then there’s fake toys

Rhymes with Crazy: This week, Lenore breaks down the best phony toys out there. Comments (2)

It happened again! Police pick Carmine up!

Big Screecher: This week, the Screecher takes a spill, and the cops are called to take care of business! Comment

Forget about a climate change summit, how about a global convention on radical Muslims?

A Britisher’s View: There needs to be a world summit on radical Islam — the Franken-child of a mainstream Muslim community that has slipped under the radar — writes our columnist. Comment

Welcome aboard!

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Standing O stands with Xaverian in honoring giving individuals

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

Sending out bouquets of flowers to HeartShare

Standing O: Standing O is standing up for charity. Comment

To yell with it! Stef raises her voice, and expectations

Fearless Living: This week, our fearless mom wants nothing more than her kids to listen to her. Comments (2)

Two lumps of coal for panhandling-Santa haters

Not for Nuthin’: What is the difference between someone dressed like Santa charging you $5 for a picture with your kid and a Times Square desnuda asking you for a $5 tip after you take a selfie? Comment

France is on Stan’s naughty list for not tackling ISIS sooner

It’s Only My Opinion: In which our nonetheless compassionate columnists points out that France could have done more to prevent the terrorist attacks that rocked Paris. Comment

Check out how easy it is to become a sex offender!

Rhymes with Crazy: This week, Lenore finds out that you too can be labeled a sex offender by streaking across the football field! Comments (8)

Carmine’s steamed at stores open on Thanksgiving

Big Screecher: When you disrespect Carmine’s favorite holiday, you disrespect him. Comment

Standing O shares the thanks

Standing O: Giving shout-outs of gratitude this Thanksgiving. Comment

Toys for Tots

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

Standing O is helping a village

Standing O: Brooklyn’s booster welcomes a new service center to the community. Comment

Happy Thanksgiving from The Dad

The Dad: On this Thanksgiving Dad, a very special The Dad. Comments (1)

Everyday should be Thanksgiving in the land of the free and the home of the brave

A Britisher’s View: Be thankful for living in the greatest nation on earth, writes our columnist. Comment

Refuse refugees until we can vet them

Not for Nuthin’: And the debate rages on. Should we let the Syrian refugees in or not? Politically correct folks delight in reminding us that we are all a product of immigrants and ask “How dare we refuse to take in refugees yearning to be free?” Comment

Stan’s thankful for column fodder this Turkey Day

It’s Only My Opinion: In which our scribe puts a critic in his place by describing just how he cooks up with all these thought-provoking topics he writes about. Comment

Lost and found: Why is it so easy to get things back theses days?

Rhymes with Crazy: This week, Lenore loses her phone, but finds out where it is before she even knew it was gone Comment

Buck, buck, goose! Carmines lands on the floor

Big Screecher: This week, the Screecher has another mishap from atop his trusty steed! Comment

Mon dieu! Another eggshell walk from passive libertarians over pitiless Paris terror attacks

A Britisher’s View: Where the hell is your ANGER over the horrible handiwork of Islamo-nuts? Our columnist wants to know. Comment

Steph gets to the heart of the matter

Fearless Living: In case you don’t get it, she’s talking about forgiveness. Comments (5)

Golden stethoscopes to all

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

Cheering for CPR training

Standing O: Standing O is sending shout-outs to Assemblywoman Malliotakis and Maimonides Medical Center. Comment

Chillaxing at Dairy Queen

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

The President must call it what it is, and fight back

Not for Nuthin’: This week, Jo gives her take on the Paris terrorist attacks. Comment

Throw the book at skeevy paederasts

It’s Only My Opinion: In which our columnist opines upon pedophiles, their terrible life choices, and the judges who let them out of jail too early. Comment

Good evening, ladies and germs

Rhymes with Crazy: This week, Lenore points out that germs are a good thing. Comment

Oh no! Carmine almost goes to Bayonne!

Big Screecher: That’s what happenes when you those darn bureaucrats change the exits on Staten Island! Comment

Three weeks later, should he get married?

Health: This week, Sofviea takes on the timely topic of mail-order brides. Comments (5)

Mayor DeBlah-sio should give himself an ‘F’ on his transparency report card

A Britisher’s View: Bill DeBlasio used to be a champion of New Yorkers as public advocate, but all that has dwindled since he became the Mayor of Murk, writes our columnist. Comment

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

Standing O is all warm and fuzzy for Jolly good vollies

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

Brava, brava to the piano impressario

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

Kids, grandparents, and dealing with old age

The Dad: This week, the Dad uses his keen skills to ensure his kids take care of him when the time comes. Comment

Jo’s miffed at the grinch who stole ‘merry Christmas’

Not for Nuthin’: Our columnist lends her pike to the anti-War-on-Christmas effort. Comment

Stan is ripe with gripes

It’s Only My Opinion: In which our columnist delineates the myriad things people do that ruffle his feathers — and opines on his love of coupons! Comment

Lenore longs for the days of Wonder Bread

Rhymes with Crazy: This week, our columnist takes us back to a time when food was processed and fruit came in pies. Comments (3)

Carmine’s mad about the Mets’ loss!

Big Screecher: Who knew the Screecher rooted for anyone but the Cyclones? Comment

Batty Bernie sacrifices dead Jews to mollify Muslims

A Britisher’s View: Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders needs to stop being an Islamo-apologist, writes our columnist. Comment

Mazel tov to the Seymour Askin Clinic’s eponym

Standing O: Carrying on the tradition of doing good deeds Comment

Local girl lands dream job

Standing O: Standing O socres a big O for borough daughter Bari Winters Comment

Taking time out for me

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie realizes that if she must paint, she must paint. Comment

Say O to the Bishop Kearney scholarship students

Standing O: The little yellow O is shouting out big to Boroughites Comment

Black and white issues have Jo seeing red

Not for Nuthin’: Racism is being blamed again. This time Spirit Airlines is the culprit. Comment

Stan’s no ‘pigeon’

It’s Only My Opinion: In which our canny columnist chronicles the con-artists he’s foiled. Comment

A Broadway star reads to deaf children

Rhymes with Crazy: This week, Lenore heads to an elementary school in Manhattan to prove that teachers can make a difference. Comments (1)

Screecher needs a wallet that don’t hurt his butt!

Big Screecher: Who would have thought Carmine buys stuff off the television — oh, wait, we all knew that. Comment

Introducing Love and Life: A new Brooklyn Paper column

Health: This week, we launch our new Saturday column “Love and Life” — about the relationships we have between family and friends. Enjoy! Comments (6)

Atrophying auteur Quentin Tarantino’s anti-cop rant is ‘Fuzz Fiction’

A Britisher’s View: Past-it moviemaker Quentin Tarantino should stop being the “Hanoi Jane” of cop bashers and start making movies that aren’t box-office flops, writes our columnist. Comment

Save the date

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

Diggity, dig, dig!

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

When to push, and when to shove

The Dad: This week, the Dad makes sure his daughter does the work necessary to get into a good college. Comment

Kids getting swag for good grades is ridiculous

Not for Nuthin’: “Kids are getting cars, Louboutins and spa retreats for good grades,” screamed the headline in a the New York Post on Oct. 24. Comment

America by the numbers

It’s Only My Opinion: In which our columnist cites some of the figures that – for better or worse – add up to America. Comment

Kick the can! Lenore implores kids to learn old games

Rhymes with Crazy: Look, once in a while its okay for parents to interfere in thier children’s playtime — especially when it comes to ‘Ringolevio.’ Comments (1)

Carmine eats his way through Altantic City

Big Screecher: The penny slots again paid off big-time for the Screecher and his lovely wife Sharon as they celebrated her birthday Carmine-style in the restaurants of Jersey South. Comment

Pales-whiners don’t want a state, they just want to destroy Israel and kill Jews

A Britisher’s View: Bogus propaganda and a grimy PR campaign fuels the Palestinian objective of annihilating Israel and Jews, writes our columnist. Comment

Clean up, everybody do your share

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

A time to speak, and a time to bite your tongue

Fearless Living: The boys are getting older, and now they have to make their own decisions. Comment

Master of Doctors

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

Putting out the welcome mat

Standing O: Standing O is opening the doors and saying “Welcome - come on in!” Comment

How can rich ladies gripe about inequality?

Not for Nuthin’: After the women of “The View” thrill at Bernie Sanders railing against income inequality, our columnist wonders why they make so much money. Comment

Who was Coulter pandering to?

It’s Only My Opinion: In which our columnist considers Ann Coulter’s excuse for her anti-Semitic remarks, the appeal of Will Smith and Louis Farrakhan, and the foolishness of Republican sniping. Comment

Time to make Brooklyn’s roads less car friendly

Rhymes with Crazy: The facts are in — people aren’t using cars as much, and we need to fund trains more. Comments (17)

The day Carmine wasn’t ready for his close-up!

Big Screecher: Look, folks, you can’t look this fantastic all the time without a hair and make-up guy. And the Screecher can’t afford one of those on his pension. Comment

Readers tell Ben-bashing GQ: WTF?

A Britisher’s View: Gentlemen’s Quarterly’s “F--- Ben Carson” article underestimated readers, who rightly killed their subscriptions in response, writes our columnist. Comment

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

She’s the teacher that has what it takes!

Standing O: Standing O is saluting the Teacher of the Year. Comment

Snip, snip hooray!

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The Dad’s reasonable discourse on gun control

The Dad: The Dad wants us to face the facts: Guns are bad. Comments (2)

Jo ponders the change of seasons

Not for Nuthin’: Our columnist critiques the autumnal offerings on the boob tube. Comment

Hillary or the Socialist — or Biden?

It’s Only My Opinion: In which our columnist considers the former First Lady’s veracity, and ponders how well the current vice president’s popularity would hold up if he actually entered the presidential race. Comment

This week, Lenore teaches us about Queens

Rhymes with Crazy: It’s a faraway place, but she says Jackson Heights is cool. Comments (4)

It happened again! Carmine eats his face off!

Big Screecher: No one takes more advantage of an all-you-can-eat buffet than our beloved Screecher! Comment

Dim City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito invites cop-killer groupie to public forum

A Britisher’s View: Gotham’s second top official was way off-mark in giving the floor to an undying fan of a cop murderer, writes our columnist. Comment

NYU Lutheran Family Health Center is three for three

Standing O: Standing O is awarding the coveted Standing O to NYU Luheran Comment

Gristedes stands tall against childhood cancer

Standing O: Take a bite out of cancer with Gristedes Comment

Steph learns the importance of having fun

Fearless Living: This week, our fearless mom hits the gym at 5:30 am, then learns why she loves to do it! Comments (1)

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

What about Chicago, Mr. President?

Not for Nuthin’: After the President made a speech in the wake of the mass shooting in Oregon, our columnist wonders why he doesn’t take to the podium about all the gun violence in his home town. Comment

It’s a dog’s life, but it mattered

It’s Only My Opinion: In which our columnist recalls his family’s beloved golden Lab. Comment

Cancer makes these survivors best of friends

Rhymes with Crazy: This week, stories of women who fought breast cancer together. Comments (1)

Screecher blasts TV ads, praises Pope & Powsner

Big Screecher: He’s done it again! Carmine has done it again! Comment

Donald Trump and Ben Carson are paving the politically correct way

A Britisher’s View: The Republican presidential frontrunners are a breath of fresh air in the dung heap of political correct politics, writes our columnist. Comment
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Singing the praises of retirement

Standing O: Mazel tov to Cantor Bernard Beer! Comment

Hail to the new president and chief

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

The importance of check-ups for our daughters

The Dad: This week, the Dad tells the difference between his trips to the doctor’s office and his daughters’. Comments (1)

Jo: Did a 5-year-old really write that letter?

Not for Nuthin’: Our columnist has a few questions about Sophia Cruz, the little girl who ambushed the Pope with a suspiciously precocious letter about U.S. immigration policy. Comment

Stan on spuds

It’s Only My Opinion: In which our commen-tater considers fresh potatoes, dangerous bananas, and some very special oysters. Comment

Graduation from the school of hard knocks

Rhymes with Crazy: Can the United States prison population be cut in half by 2030. This week, Lenore vists with a group that says that dream is wimpy. Comment

Carmine answers what’s in a name

Big Screecher: This week, the Screecher has all the answers, and as usual, you don’t even know what the question is. Comment

Community Board 18 bows to islamo-protestors over liquor license

A Britisher’s View: No cheers to CB18 for buckling to Muslim protestors and rejecting a new restaurant’s lawful application for a liquor license. Comment

It’s thumbs up for Fay Gritz

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is celebrating 103 years of a wonderful life. Comment

Steph is kind to her kids

Fearless Living: This week, our Fearless mom throws caution into the wind and sees what comes back. Comment

Standing O says “Crikey mates they’re here!”

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

There were never such devoted sisters

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

Emmys had more lectures than laughs

Not for Nuthin’: After being talked at for three unfunny hours about a lot of social causes, our columnist wonders when television award shows stopped being entertainment. Comment

Stan shares his gripes, and yours too!

It’s Only My Opinion: In which out columnist considers more gripes — his own and those submitted by readers. Comment
Rhymes with Crazy: This week, our intrepid columnist hops on the Seven train and takes it to its new last stop. Comments (13)

Carmine loves America and speaking American!

Big Screecher: And when Carmine speaks, he speaks loudly and with emphasis. Comment

Muslim nations barely lift a finger to help suffering Syrians

A Britisher’s View: The West should not feel obligated to clean up Muslim-created messes, writes our columnist. Comment

Standing O wishes Rose Fremder Mazel Tov!

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is sending out champagne toasts Comment

The destructive force of a Kentuckey County Clerk

The Dad: This week, the Dad takes on Kim Davis, who cited religious belief and refused to marry a same-sex couple. Comments (4)

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

Yippee it’s a new high school

Standing O: Standing O has put out the welcome mat. Comment

Topless toddler crosses a big, red line

Not for Nuthin’: People can agree to disagree about toppless women in Times Square, but when one of them brings along a 2-year-old in pasties, our columnist says that’s criminal. Comment

Stan recalls flights of fancy

It’s Only My Opinion: In which our columnist considers airline baggage fees and security screening. Comment

A substitute teacher’s guide to public schools

Rhymes with Crazy: This week, Lenore explores the good, bad, and ugly of the Department of Education. Comments (2)

Pillars of American society were great — for themselves!

Big Screecher: You know all those guys you heard so many good things about? Well you’re wrong! Comment

Never forget the cauldron of smoke, rubble, and human remains that was 9-11

A Britisher’s View: Let our sworn enemies rot in hell, smoldering in the knowledge that America rises better and stronger from the ashes of their evil, writes our columnist. Comment

Standing O is cooling down with a new flavor

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

Standing O is beaming out to NYU Lutheran Medical Center

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

Goodbye Mrs. Chips

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

Take a breather! Steph learns the importance of oxygen in the lungs

Fearless Living: This week, our fearless parent realizes she has to breath before she can speak, or think, or do anything. Comment

Condemn Kim Davis, but for the right reasons

Not for Nuthin’: Davis disobeyed the law and deserved to got to jail, but that doesn’t mean her personal life should be dragged into this, says our columnist. Comment

More questions from Stan

It’s Only My Opinion: In which our columnist asks of and about several politicans — and his loyal readers. Comment

A good old fashion history lesson

Rhymes with Crazy: This week, our columnist explains at the genes of your jeans. Comments (1)

Carmine’s a bit moody over Lady Moody house!

Big Screecher: This week, the Screecher comes out in favor of an old house in Gravesend! Comment

Labor Day is a time to salute and celebrate the American worker

A Britisher’s View: On Monday, applaud the people responsible for America’s continued success, writes our columnist. Comment

Raise the curtain on comedy

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

New pencils, new books, new school year

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

The end (of parenting high-schoolers) is nigh

The Dad: This week, the Dad gazes long into the abyss of his daughter graduating high school, and his own future gazes back at him. Comment

New mural shows the possibilities

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

Joanna remembers a murder

Not for Nuthin’: Our columnist recalls the murder of Michael Jones, and the on-going search for his alleged killer. Comment
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Stan shares his knowledge of the arts

It’s Only My Opinion: In which our columnist considers political answers, the popularity of nonpoliticians, potatoes, and the “Art of Bull S---.” Comment

New Jersey: Where it is now OK to leave your kid in the car without being charged with child abuse

Rhymes with Crazy: It pains me to say it, but New Jersey is suddenly a light unto us all. Last week, its Supreme Court ruled that it isn’t automatically child abuse to let your kid wait in the car while you pick up the dry cleaning. Comments (4)

One week later, Carmine’s still partying!

Big Screecher: You just can’t celebrate Carmine’s 80th enough! Comment

‘I Am Nancy,’ a Brooklyn man’s journey to womanhood: Part 3

A Britisher’s View: Caitlyn Jenner is paving the way for transgenders like her to be accepted into mainstream society, says Brooklyn resident Nancy Owen (not her real name), who talks with A Britisher’s View in this final installment of a three-part column on being born a woman in a man’s body. Comment

Back pains, growing pains, and summer camp

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie’s kids come home from camp — and it’s a painful experience. Literally. Comments (4)

Baring boobs for a buck isn’t liberating

Not for Nuthin’: As the Mayor clamps down on toplessness in Times Square, our columnist takes a firm stance against self-objectification. Comment

Stan answers his own questions

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, our columnist poses some queries to himself, then fires back. Comment

The smells of August

Rhymes with Crazy: This week, our columnits reminds you of the odors that take you back to yesteryear. Comments (5)

‘I Am Nancy,’ a Brooklyn man’s journey to womanhood: Part 2

A Britisher’s View: Caitlyn Jenner is paving the way for transgenders like her to be accepted into mainstream society, says Brooklyn resident Nancy Owen (not her real name), who talks with A Britisher’s View in this second installment of a three-part column on being born a woman in a man’s body. Comment

Standing o is welcoming Iris Lin to the world

Standing O: A special dlievery in Sunset Park Comment

The very best of the best

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

Kids today just can’t commit!

The Dad: This week, the Dad looks into the problem with teens. Well, his teens. Comments (1)

On Megyn Kelly, Donald Trump, and Rosie O’Donnell

Not for Nuthin’: This week our columnist calls ‘em out. Comment

A Trump by any other name …

It’s Only My Opinion: In which our columnist considers the many words used to describe The Donald. Comment

When Texas came to New York

Rhymes with Crazy: That famous New York brash? You can thank says a Texan, says our columnist. Comments (2)

Don’t forget to wish Carmine a happy 80th!

Big Screecher: It’s happened! Carmine turned 80, and all he got for his birthday was a car accident! Comment

‘I Am Nancy,’ a Brooklyn man’s journey to womanhood: Part 1

A Britisher’s View: Caitlyn Jenner is paving the way for transgenders like her to be accepted into mainstream society, says Brooklyn resident Nancy Owen (not her real name), who talks with A Britisher’s View in this first installment of a three-part column on being born a woman in a man’s body. Comment

A voice for all

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

Standing O welcomes new piggies to the zoo

Standing O: Standing O is Brooklyn’s biggest booster welcomes three little piggies Comment

A flower blooms at Poly

Standing O: Standing O is at it again! Comment

Piece of mindfulnes

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie offers a meditation on the benefits of meditation. Comment

Jo says the Fox ‘debate’ was a lot of hot air

Not for Nuthin’: Our columnist calls out the Fox anchors for baiting The Donald, and sizes up some of the other contenders. Comment

Stan says: Don’t bet on Trump

It’s Only My Opinion: In which our columnist considers candidate Trump’s real chances, what he will do for primary turnout, and how he might better react to critics of his fans. Comment

When teens have sex, its not always rape

Rhymes with Crazy: In fact, it mostly isn’t. Comments (3)

One week later, the Screecher is back

Big Screecher: You’d thought he went away for good, but Carmine is back with avengence! Comment

You go girl! Caitlyn Jenner puts trans-folk on the map

A Britisher’s View: The world’s most famous male athlete is using her new celebrity as a female to begin an urgent conversation about transexuality, writes our columnist, who launches a three-part series next week on a Bay Ridge transgender — a divorced dad from Bay Ridge — who lives life as a woman. Comment

Standing O raises a toast to the Assemblywoman

Standing O: Raise your glass of Ouzo! Comment

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

Standing O says, ‘Congrats and welcome aboard!’

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

Suddenly, I want to say ‘No.’

The Dad: This week, the Dad wrestles with the fact that his college-aged daughter is taking a trip to a far off place on her own. Comments (2)

Joanna pines for the days of ad-free TV

Not for Nuthin’: The time when paying for cable meant commercial-free viewing are long gone, laments our columnist, who may have to resort to picking up a book. Comment

Stan asks if Walker will get trumped

It’s Only My Opinion: In which our columnist wonders if the Wisconsin governor can beat Trump in the primary, and then the unions in the general election. Comment

Urbane dictionary: The new New York City slang

Rhymes with Crazy: This week, our columnist defines the words we’ve all been using — or will soon. Comments (9)

New York City Slang for a new generation

Rhymes with Crazy: This week, the Screecher is sick so our guest columnist defines the new words she heard around the Big Apple. Comment

Forced shunning a silent killer

A Britisher’s View: Faigy Mayer committed suicide because her ultra-religious family shunned her — a form of aggression that is pervasive and virtually ignored, writes our columnist. Comment

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

Porch light is on for new director

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

Standing O is putting out the welcome mat

Standing O: Put out the welcome mat for the new, state-of-the-art New York Methodist Medical Associates of Brooklyn Heights. The facility, part of the New York Methodist Hospital family, boasts specialists in cardiology, internal medicine, gastroenterology, general surgery, orthopedic surgery, urology, and vascular surgery to serve the patients in Brooklyn Heights and Downtown, said Jennifer Donovan, assistant vice president at New York Methodist. Comment

Wonder Dad, or the guy that did everything right

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie wonders if a guy she met raised his kids the right way, and if she’s doing it all wrong. Comment

Joanna is on Team April after latest ‘Sharknado’

Not for Nuthin’: Some people may think that three spins in the Sharknado is enough. But our columnist answers, “Oh hell no!” Comment

Stan gets pazzo about his pasta

It’s Only My Opinion: In which our columnist reveals his family’s traditional pasta sauce. Comment

The non-date movie: Our columnist check out ‘The Stanford Prison Experiment’

Rhymes with Crazy: This week, our columnist checks out a non-date movie. Comments (3)

Carmine rips The Donald — and cheers a Norwegian Gem!

Big Screecher: This week the Screecher hits Donald Trump where it hurts — in his column! Comment

Iran-eous nuke deal is an atomic catastrophe for liberty lovers

A Britisher’s View: The Iran nuclear pact spells a disaster for everyone except Iran, writes our columnist. Comment

Sending thanks to STEM students

Standing O: Standing O is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

Taking to the wild blue yonder for borough son

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

Future leader is angel of mercy

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

It’s official: The Dad’s against Confederate flag

The Dad: And if you don’t know why, just ask his daughters! Comments (2)

Joanna: Give the Donald a chance

Not for Nuthin’: Trump may be a big mouth, but he’s a big mouth that speaks to the issues, so our columnist makes the case for “The Donald: 2016.” Comment

More quotes from Stan’s notes

It’s Only My Opinion: In which our columnist considers the approval ratings of President Obama, Chris Christie, Hillary Clinton, and George W. Bush. Comment

Killing yourself isn’t always suicide

Rhymes with Crazy: This week, our columnist speaks out for those who choose to die when suffering from the effects of a terminal disease. Comments (3)

Police Commissioner Tom Selleck has disgraced his badge!

Big Screecher: I’m madder than a school of fish in a California reservoir over the fact that my favorite police commissioner has gone behind our backs and done something that I never thought he would do: steal water! Comment

‘Black lives matter,’ claim black leaders, but apparently only when the culprits are white

A Britisher’s View: The black-lives-matter mob is rampaging against whites, while ignoring America’s black crime and delinquency epidemic, writes our columnist. Comment

Standing O says, ‘Mazel tov!’

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

Standing O wishes pedaler Ben McNamara ‘bon voyage’

Standing O: Boosting vibes for a successful ride! Comment
Standing O: It was an ankle breaker for the Xaverian Lacrosse team, which had a stellar season, ending in acing the city title. Behind the plays and assisting in the win was net goalie Paul Schwarz (’15) and Andrew Lauro. The team attacked Cardinal Hayes 5–3 to cop the New York City B Lacrosse Championship. Comment

Not playing by the rules

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie wonders if her laissez-faire parenting style is good for her boys. Comments (10)

Jo says those flag-burners have it all wrong

Not for Nuthin’: Protesters recently burned the American flag saying it was a “symbol of oppression,” but our columnist reminds them that, on the contrary, it’s a symbol of their right to be “numbskulls.” Comment

Some quotes from Stan’s notes

It’s Only My Opinion: In which our columnist considers several overeard remarks that he jotted down in his notebook. Comment

Lenore takes a bite of New York history

Rhymes with Crazy: This week, our columnist explores the surprisingly controversial history of New York’s Jewish delis. Comment

Why can’t Carmine cross the road?

Big Screecher: The answer’s simple, silly! There’s no crossing guard! Comment

Dopey flag burners were booted from Fort Greene Park — in a blaze of glory

A Britisher’s View: Disarm NYPD’s braggarts made a big to-do about burning flags at Fort Greene Park to rip Uncle Sam, but they high-tailed it out like wusses when the big boys arrived, leaving the Finest — against whom they were protesting! — to save them, chortles our columnist. Comment

Standing O is helping to snip the ribbons on new facility

Standing O: Welcome to the new dental facility at Interfaith Medical Center. Comment

Standing O welcomes the newest board member at the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

The Dad celebrates marriage equality

The Dad: This week, the Dad revises his opinion on the institution of marriage in light of the Supreme Court’s historic decision. Comment

Say ‘Hello’ to the winners

Standing O: Standing O is shouting out for Sofia, Angela, Leo and Aaron Comment

Joanna reveals her secret shame

Not for Nuthin’: She shakes her head at folks on reality shows, but our columnist recently came to terms with the fact that she has more in common with some of them than she thought. Comment

Stan explains about his ‘roommate’

It’s Only My Opinion: In which our columnist reveals the origin of the nickname he has for that special someone in his life. Comment

How comics saved America — and made the world safe for gay marriage!

Rhymes with Crazy: This week, our columnist gives you the inside scoop on all things comics, and how they made the world safe for, well, just about everything that’s right. Comments (4)

Happy Fourth! Celebrate with Carmine and Donny Wahlburger!

Big Screecher: Look, you knew the Screecher would some day break bread with the coolest “New Kid,” didn’t you? Comment

Happy Birthday, America — you look great at 239!

A Britisher’s View: There are at least 239 reasons to celebrate the United States of America — one for each year of its glorious existence, writes our true-blue columnist. Comment

Welcome to Big Apple Bank

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

The O celebrates Father’s Day and networking

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

Three cheers and a huzza

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

The many loves of Stephanie Thompson, or ‘How do I teach my kids about chemistry?’

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie cotemplates the coming hormonal storm that will produce love in her boys. Comment

Finallly, Jo weighs in on same-sex marriage

Not for Nuthin’: This week, Jo weighs in on same-sex marriage. Comment

Stan looks at the U.S. — by the dollars

It’s Only My Opinion: In which our columnist uses dollar figures to consider the national debt, charities, and the cyclical paradox of state lotteries. Comment

Looking back on the Apple Watch

Rhymes with Crazy: This week, our columnist wonders what will become of the latest World’s Coolest Gadget. Comment

Screecher dances with stars in Atlantic City

Big Screecher: This week, Carmine takes another trip down south, and has the time of his life. Or does he? Comment

Away, you mouldy rogue! Teacher is a Shakespeare mutineer for being bored with the bard

A Britisher’s View: Our columnist says this to the California teacher who wants to boot the bard from her curriculum: “There’s no more faith in thee than in a stewed prune.” Comment

Shoutouts to science researchers at Fontbonne Hall Academy

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

Red ribbon winners

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

The ghosts of Father’s Day

The Dad: This week, the Dad contemplates his life without his dad, and his daughters’ future without him. Comment

Joanna crawls back into her Nook

Not for Nuthin’: Tired of beading and yarn-crafts, our columnist breaks out the e-reader to pass the time. Comment

Stan’s advice: Don’t be stupid

It’s Only My Opinion: In which our columnist commends Dads, condemns stupidity and wishes luck to a true patriot. Comment

Wrongly convicted of rape and murder, Jeff Deskovic fights back

Rhymes with Crazy: The New Yorker spent 16 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit — but was forced to admit he did. Comments (1)

Carmine: Give the vets what’s coming to them!

Big Screecher: This week, the Screecher demands — no, DEMANDS — veterans get treated with the respect they deserve. Comment

Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and most of Brooklyn’s Council members love a terrorist

A Britisher’s View: The city’s second top official — and all but one of Brooklyn’s Council members — want remorseless Puerto Rican terrorist Oscar Lopez Rivera to be released from prison, but their sordid solidarity is a slap to his victims, writes our columnist. Comment

Goodbyes, hellos and summer tips

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

Standing O is sending B-day wishes

Standing O: The Yellow O is toasting Mr. Joseph Dary Comment

Snip snip hooray!

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

Not yet a grandmother, but getting there!

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie realizes her tween and teen don’t need her as much anymore. Comment
Women of Distinction: Ophira Eisenberg — one of New York Magazine’s “Top-10 Comics that Funny People Find Funny,” author of Screw Everyone: Sleeping My Way to Monogamy, and new Park Slope resident — dishes about her favorite borough. Comment

Jo on fake black lady: Whatevs

Not for Nuthin’: Considering the real problems in our country, our columnist thinks that Rachel Dolezal isn’t worth the fuss. Comment

Stan: Fasten your seat belts

It’s Only My Opinion: In which our columnist plays a guessing game, ponders a beautiful mind, and offers his Oscar pick. Comment

Now, that’s what I call old New York!

Rhymes with Crazy: To me, “old New York” is the city I moved to in 1981. Back then, the subway cars were so covered with graffiti, you couldn’t see out the windows. You always added a 20-minute cushion to your commute, just in case. And Times Square… Comments (1)

Hells bells! Carmine loses his phone service!

Big Screecher: Oh, man, is Carmine angry this week! Comment

Mayor DeBlasio’s crime and punishment

A Britisher’s View: Hizzoner needs to get tough on crime instead of soft peddling law breakers, writes our columnist. Comment

Take a bow for Nathan’s Famous

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

Standing O is reaching new Heights

Standing O: Shouting out for Relay for Life. Comment

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

My daughter’s home — and then she’s not!

The Dad: This week, the Dad has one brief moment with her college-age daughter before she’s off to someplace else. Comments (3)

Jo wishes for a pill to cure reality TV

Not for Nuthin’: After America’s pharmacological triumph over erectile dysfunction, out columnist wonders if we can do anything about the family dysfunction on television. Comment

Flag Day gives Stan a case of the Mondays

It’s Only My Opinion: In which our columnist remembers a patriotic hero in preparation for Flag Day on June 14. Comment

A visit from the school of hard knocks

Rhymes with Crazy: This week, Lenore goes to bat for those wrongly accused of sex offenses. Comments (4)

Holy screech! Carmine’s weight gain caused by train!

Big Screecher: This week, the Screecher lays it on the line — the D Line — which science has now proved cause his weight gain! Comment

CAIR’s Muslim lawsuit snubs our national security

A Britisher’s View: Muslims should be the first to want to help in the war on terror, but they appear to be the last, writes our columnist. Comment

Raising a glass of champagne for Tillie Fienberg

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

Angels of mercy don wings and white coats

Standing O: Standing O is at it again! Comment

Alfresco, on the walls and on your plate

Standing O: Take in the journey at Marco Polo Restorante. Comment

Feminism, wife bonuses, and the right to choose

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie says a story in the Times rubbed her the wrong way. Comments (3)

Joanna takes on the ‘Pink Tax’

Not for Nuthin’: Fed up with advertizers shilling overpriced products to women, our columnist offers some shopping tips. Comment

Stan’s advice on wedding plans

It’s Only My Opinion: In which our columnist considers cost-effective wedding venues, extravagant baseball salaries, and Hillary’s favorite excuse. Comment

Three cheers to your local bodega!

Rhymes with Crazy: It is the place you can grab a gallon of milk or a can of frosting at midnight, but is it possible it is also one of those amazingly New York things that, like Central Park, makes us all a little calmer and happier? Comments (1)

Carmine has a blast at the combo Confirmation-Communion party!

Big Screecher: This week, the Screecher fills you on his latest and greatest party! Comment

Pope Francis is jumping on the anti-Israel bandwagon with an ungodly Pales-whine

A Britisher’s View: Pope Francis and other world leaders should act to expose and overturn the repugnant morality that teaches Palestinian children to hate Jews, admire martyrs, and support jihad, instead of ratifying it. Comment

Local legal eagle soars!

Standing O: Standing O is shouting it out for the new president of the Women’s Bar Association. Comment

Snip, snip, hooray!

Snip, snip, hooray!

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster salutes a new nursing school. Comment

Mortar boards fly for Jada Baijnath

Standing O: Congratulations to a stellar schollar! Comment

What will they do when disaster strikes?

The Dad: This week, the Dad contemplates his daughter’s life without him. Comments (5)

Jo reminds Kuby why he can yak on the radio

Not for Nuthin’: Recalling her own hippie past, our columnist tells a certain radio host to grow up and show some gratitude. Comment

Remember how we got here

It’s Only My Opinion: In which our columnist explains the importance of Memorial Day, and shares his secret for great sangria. Comment

Taking stock: It’s tough to find sale items these days!

Rhymes with Crazy: Not everyone shares my hobby, but let me put it out there. It is grocery shopping. Nothing I enjoy more. And since we live in the city, I’m shopping all the time, because who has space for those container ports of Country Crock the folks in the suburbs stock up on? Comments (1)

Curses! Camine’s carrier pigeon is out of a job!

Big Screecher: This week in Carmine, the Big Screecher’s typewriter breaks — along with a bunch of other travesties! read it and weep! Comment

Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito invites public boozing and peeing

A Britisher’s View: The Council speaker’s plan to decriminalize minor offenses is a slippery slope – the likes of which we have been on before, writes our columnist. Comment

Standing and cheering for Felice

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster celebrates 100 candles and counting! Comment

Shalom and Mazel Tov!

Standing O: Standing O congratulates the new Rabbi in town Comment

Turning lemons into lemonade

Standing O: A big Standing O for a ‘Junior Community Activist!’ Comment

Steph heeds the advice of her astrologer. Wait. Steph has an astrologer?

Fearless Living: This week, our fearless mom remembers that she shouldn’t panic. Comments (3)

Jo reminds you why there’s a big sale Monday

Not for Nuthin’: With Memorial Day approaching, our columnist points out that the holiday is supposed to be about more than barbecues and mattress sales. Comment

A bit of this and a bit of that

It’s Only My Opinion: In which our columnist shares his thoughts on several topics — including Cuba, McDonalds, and gay marriage — but not Baltimore. Comment

How to stop imagining ‘The Next Etan’

Rhymes with Crazy: This week, our columnist explains why worrying about your kids walking home alone is not something you should worry about. Comments (7)

Face it! Carmine is ‘Mr. Nice Guy!’

Big Screecher: This week, the Screecher lets you know just how nice he really is! Comment

America coddles blacks who behave badly

A Britisher’s View: Where is the furor over black crime and white plight, inquires our columnist. Comment

The Dad annihilates ‘The Giving Tree’

The Dad: This week, our columnist takes aim at Shel Silverstein’s masterwork. Comments (6)

Hail to the new chief!

Standing O: Standing O salutes the new president of the Society of Old Brooklynites. Comment

Less is so much better than more!

Standing O: Standing O roots for a big loser. Comment

Kearney honors outstanding elementary school teachers

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster cheers for teachers who made a difference. Comment

Where is Al Sharpton on Mississippi police murders?

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our columnist wonders why the activist doesn’t say something — anything — about the murder of a black officer in Dixie. Comment
Williamsburg: It is like a light went on over their heads. Comment

He’s back! Carmine reappears like Jason in those ‘Friday the 13th’ movies!

Sunday Screech: This week, we bring you Carmine’s first-ever column — written a few months before his 10th birthday! Comments (8)

It’s a funny world, despite the current state of affairs

It’s Only My Opinion: In honor of the 70th anniversary of the Bay News, we are running Stan’s first column for the Courier papers, which ran back on Dec. 22, 1988, in which our columnist considers the Giants’ move to the Meadowlands, and the recent election of George H. W. Bush. Comment

Do kids and adults playing together mix?

Rhymes with Crazy: The city says kids shouldn’t interact with adults they don’t know in parks. Our columnist says that’s nuts. Comments (4)

Seventy years ago, Carmine couldn’t believe his mother wouldn’t get him a pony!

Big Screecher: This week, we bring you Carmine’s first-ever column — written a few months before his 10th birthday! Comment

My, what a homely place you Brooklynites have

A Britisher’s View: In celebration of the Bay News’ 70th anniversary, we dug up Shavana Abruzzo’s very first “A Britisher’s View” column, which appeared on Dec. 22, 1988. Comment

Racing for the gold

Standing O: Standing O is high-fiving Harbor Fitness and HeartShare Comment
Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is celebrating blood donors and family care. Comment
Standing O: Edward R. Murrow High School alumni attend a special reunion. Comment

The time my son told me ‘No, I won’t do that.’

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie found out she does, in fact, have a teenager in the house. Comment

The ABCs of Math A & B

Not for Nuthin’: In honor of the 70th anniversary of the Bay News this week, we are rerunning Joanna’s first column for the paper, which originally ran on Jan. 11, 2007, in which our columnist lamented the arrival of “the new, new math.” Comment

Stan talks drought, polls and Iron Man

It’s Only My Opinion: In which our columnist considers the California drought, Hillary’s sliding poll numbers, and Robert Downey Jr.’s dramatic exit. Comment

A Happy (worried) Mother’s Day!

Rhymes with Crazy: Lenore’s reasons not to worry, and her rally to get kids to walk home from the park — by themselves! Comments (1)

Carmine takes a trip down memory lane

Big Screecher: Carmine’s angry, or is he? Comment

Brooklyn College gives Muslim students a free pass to mock invited speaker Pamela Geller

A Britisher’s View: Radical Islam critic Pamela Geller received a lesson in bad citizenship at a Brooklyn College faculty event, where Muslim students tried to ridicule and squash her speech, but ended up exposing their own vile bigotry, writes our columnist. Comment

Standing O says aloha!

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster congratulates a Kingsborough grad Comment

Renaming for a hero

Renaming for a hero

Standing O: Standing o sends BRAVO a big bravo Comment

The Dad enjoys the college experience

The Dad: This week, the Dad likes what he sees when he looks at his daughter’s sophomore year in college. Comment

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

Balltimore mom a blast from the past!

Not for Nuthin’: Joanna was impressed by the way a Baltimore mom was caught on camera dealing with a rioting son. Comment

Is anti-Semitism really just jealousy?

It’s Only My Opinion: In which our columnist contemplates two constants: anti-Semitism and the high proportion of Jewish Nobel Prize winners. Comment

Take that Kodachrome away! Our columnist doesn’t need to see every photo of your kid on your smartphone

Rhymes with Crazy: Face it, folks, there is a limit on how many out-of-focus photos of your little angel I can take. Comments (4)

Step off! Carmine can’t get into the post office because of a six-inch rise!

Big Screecher: This week, the Screecher tries to get his passport — and finds he can’t magicially levitate to get inside! Comment

Hillary takes her presidential campaign comedy show on the road

A Britisher’s View: Her Snootiness launched her presidential campaign with a public disconnect bigger than Mars, writes our columnist. Comment

Bien venue and welcome

Standing O: Standing O lauds local libraries, speechifiers, and a borough-bred banker. Comment

Steph learns to relax while traveling abroad

Fearless Living: “I loved being in Guatemala. I loved the slower pace. I loved seeing the ladies wash their bright clothes in communal areas where they scrubbed them by hand and then packed them up in fabric bundles to hang out to dry, no machine necessary,” says our Park Slope mom. Comments (2)

Standing O says ‘Congratulations’

Standing O: Assemblyman’s contest makes sure we remember. Comment

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

Joanna contemplates frozen embryos, and Mel Brooks

Not for Nuthin’: What to do with frozen embryos when the parents’ relationship gets icy? Comment

Stan: Euro, you’re on your own

It’s Only My Opinion: In which our columnist reflects on the falling value of the euro, and the rising political capital of camera-loving Sen. Charles Schumer. Comment

Tornado bucks, and the Screecher falls — again!

Big Screecher: When is Carmine going to learn that he has to wear his seatbelt? Comment

Bklyn bride remembers Boston bombings

A Britisher’s View: The Boston bomber’s conviction falls six days short of the second anniversary of the terror attacks — a day that will live on in infamy for Bay Ridge newlywed Courtney Taleporos Comment

Standing O solves the puzzle

Standing O: Winning one vowel at a time. Comment

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

Standing O is hyped over Hype Girlz

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

College shopping sheds light on daughter No. 2

The Dad: This week, the Dad learns more about his second offsping during the weeks he spent looking for a new college with her than he had in a while. Comments (3)

Jo’s fallen, and she can’t get up!

Not for Nuthin’: It has finally happened, and our columnist still doens’t have “Life Alert.” Comment

Stan tips his hat to patriot Israel Bissell

It’s Only My Opinion: In which our columnist reflects on that other midnight ride to warn the American revolutionaries that the British were coming. Comment

It was a week ago today that Carmine went to Walmarts

Sunday Screech: That and other interesting anger in this week’s Carmine, which may be one of his last. Comment

Carmine’ Easter Sunday trip to Walmarts

Big Screecher: All we really have to say here is the Screecher has done it again! Comment

Rot in jail terror groupies Noelle Velentzas and Asia Siddiqui

A Britisher’s View: Toss the two women accused of plotting to bomb fellow Americans into jail and throw away the key, writes our columnist. Comment

Maimonides on the cutting edge

Standing O: Here’s a big Standing O for the hospital’s Center for Bloodless Medicine and Surgery. Comment

Standing tall with Dan Foster

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

Yes … Yes … Yes! Steph has the answer for everything

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie figures it is better to say “Yes” than “No.” Comments (1)

Standing O for hero ‘FInest’ Officer Albert Mammon

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

Clearly, Joanna needs to get back to work

Not for Nuthin’: A day-long retreat to the world of television has our columnist crying out for the old days, when mom took care of everything, and you could watch “Happy Days” five times on a Tuesday. Comment

Headed to Florida? Better bring money!

It’s Only My Opinion: In which our columnist points out that the many Northeastern snowbirds flooding into the Sunshine State will need lots of cash. Comment

Carmine’s still here — until you replace him!

Sunday Screech: Look, we asked for a Carmine replacement last week, and still haven’t found one yet. So here’s this week’s instant-classic! Comments (2)

Carmine gets right to the point

Big Screecher: This week, Carmine’s short column is long-winded! Comment

Three calamities in one week deliver a grim reminder of our mortality

A Britisher’s View: We are all a step away from the type of disasters that claimed seven children in a Midwood fire, killed everyone aboard a doomed jet in the French Alps, and injured 25 people in a building explosion in the East Village, writes our columnist. Comment
Standing O: Standing O joins with Senator Golden in recognzing these most remarkable women. Comment

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

Standing O is standing at attention for the 61st Police Precinct Council

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

The Dad assesses his value

The Dad: This week, the Dad tries to stack stock of what he has to offer his almost-grown-up girls. Comments (2)

Jo shakes her head at tween hang-gliding

Not for Nuthin’: Parents have a responsibility to say ‘no’ to kids’ dangerous demands, our columnist writes. Comment

Stan looks at Hillary’s record

It’s Only My Opinion: In which our columnist compares the former New York senator’s record for upstate job creation to Gov. Cuomo’s. Comment

It’s over! Carmine’s column canceled, replacement sought

Sunday Screech: Oh, man, wait until Carmine reads about this! Comments (14)

Carminvalanche! The Screecher gets buried

Big Screecher: How many times has this happened to you: You buy so much stuff on the line, have no place to put it, and then end up buried in it? Comment

HIllary Clinton lied in Canarsie

A Britisher’s View: Possible presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton once worked a rope line in Canarsie — but looped around the truth — writes our columnist, who was there to document the fib. Comment

‘Fearless’ parenting is the goal — not always the reality

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie aspires to live up to the name of her column. Comment

Just give me my double latte and shut up

Not for Nuthin’: Starbucks should stick to serving overpriced java and leave race relations out of it, writes our columnist. Comment

Stan has some more questions for you

It’s Only My Opinion: In which our columnist makes a statement with his questions. Comment

Carmine loses power — and his mind!

Sunday Screech: In this week’s Screech we find out what happens when Carmine is trapped in his apartment without power or water. Fact is, it gets pretty ugly. Comments (6)

Holy Screech! Carmine’s without power!

Big Screecher: This week, the Screecher finds out what it’s like to live without any water to flush his dreams away! Comment

United States citizens shouldn’t be so paranoid about patriotism

A Britisher’s View: National identity is responsible for U.S. successes, but Americans want their patriotism to disappear at a time when they need it the most, writes our columnist. Comment

Standing O is putting out the welcome mat for the new rabbi

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

Standing O repostes for Team Cannone

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

Stand and shout out for the graduates

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

My daughter and drugs on the college campus

The Dad: This week, the Dad hashes out his expectations of his college-age daughter when it comes to taking illegal drugs. Comment

New school holidays a gift to teachers

Not for Nuthin’: Who benefits most from the latest days off from school? The teachers, writes our columnist. Comment

Stan braces for Internet taxes

It’s Only My Opinion: In which our columnist notes that a tax by any other name would still stink. Comment

Snowblind! Whiteout cancels Carmine’s awards night!

Sunday Screech: This week, the Screecher can’t tell you what he ate, because the snow ruined his night! Comment

Snow melts Carmine’s Carmine Awards gala

Big Screecher: When you plan an event in March, you don’t expect it to get snowed out! Comment

Iranian nuke deal legitimizes a top global menace

A Britisher’s View: Iran is a top state sponsor of terrorism, and its nuked-up Islamic republic could destroy the free world, writes our columnist. Comment

Wishing Egbert Hall a very happy 101st Birthday

Standing O: 101 candles and counting! Comment
Standing O: Standing O is cheering Investors Bank and Foundation for its generous gift to the Hellenic Charter School. Comment

Hooray! Eli got into Stuyvesant! I mean, holy s---! Eli got into Stuyvesant!

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie once again learns you need to be careful what you wish for, because you just might get it! Comments (8)

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

Joanna has some thoughts on ‘wildbirth’

Not for Nuthin’: What the heck is wrong with women today? Do they really believe that in order to get back to nature, prove their strength, and show fortitude they have to give birth in the middle of nowhere? Or is it just to gain attention? Comment

Stan counts topics on FOX News

It’s Only My Opinion: In which our columnist informs the outgoing Attorney General how many different things his favorite cable news channel has to talk about. Comment

Carmine takes a tumble in front of pol’s office, finds sanctuary inside

Sunday Screech: A terrifying sidewalk scooter accident becomes a love-fest for Councilman Mark Treyger’s staff in this week’s riveting edition. Comment

Carmine takes a tumble in front of pol’s office, finds sanctuary inside

Big Screecher: A terrifying sidewalk scooter accident becomes a love-fest for Councilman Mark Treyger’s staff in this week’s riveting edition. Comment

Terror grows in Brooklyn

A Britisher’s View: When will the terrorists come to Mill Basin? Last week’s news proves it may be sooner than you think. Comment

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

Standing O toasts 10 more years to Russian radio

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

How can I keep my kids from joining the Islamic State?

The Dad: This week, the Dad wonders what it will take to make sure his kids don’t go to extremes. Comments (3)

Standing O is keeping the porch light on

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster welcomes another new member to TD Bank. Comment

‘Two and a Half Men’ puts us out of its misery

Not for Nuthin’: And so we said “so long and thanks for the memories” to “Two and a Half Men.” Comment

Stan watches a lot of cable news

It’s Only My Opinion: In which our columnist talks about his taste in 24-hour news channels. Comment

It’s March, and Carmine comes in like a lion!

Sunday Screech: You hear that screeching? That’s Carmine, dabnabbit! Comments (2)

Carmine’s file system is really a pile system!

Big Screecher: This week, the Screecher can’t find something he really needs, and a bunch of other stuff! Comment

Terror summit an Islamic shindig

A Britisher’s View: The three-day “terror” summit boosted Muslims to high heaven, but kicked Christians and Jews to the curb, writes our columnist. Comment

Leaving the welcome mat out for Arlene Rutuelo

Standing O: Standing O says bien venu to the newest member of state Sen. Marty Golden’s staff Comment

Standing O joined with Cupid to send love to our veterans

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

The Californians: Steph and the family go West

Fearless Living: This week, our fearless mom learns the difference between traveling and vacationing. Comment

Jo’s award for worst Oscars goes to…

Not for Nuthin’: …this year’s show. Comment

Stan is Uber confused

It’s Only My Opinion: In which our columnist considers the controversial smartphone taxi service, and offers advice on picking up women at gun shows. Comment

Carmine: Al Gore lied about global warming, and I’m freezing!

Sunday Screech: “Why can’t politicians ever keep their promises?” wonders the Screecher. Comments (22)

Global warming another promise pols didn’t keep

Big Screecher: This week, Carmine says he’s sick and tired of the cold, and he’s running out of Aqau-Net! Comment

President Obama loves the word ‘limited’ almost as much as playing golf and making goofy faces

A Britisher’s View: The commander-in-chief has a message for our adversaries — we’ll go easy on you — and his request to Congress for authorized military force tells Islamo-nuts what we will and won’t do to defeat them, writes our columnist. Comment

Standing O is standing together with the Fifth Avenue Committee

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is joining this intiative with a Standing O Comment

Welcome and save the date

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster welcomes the new board of the Brooklyn Community Foundation. Comment

Happy 104th Rose!

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

Letting this one lie: What to do about a fib

The Dad: This week, the Dad ponders how he’ll handle his youngest one’s big whopper. Comment

Jo plans on changing her diet — to raw eggs

Not for Nuthin’: Well, at least she won’t have to cook. Comment

Stan looks at America by the dollars

It’s Only My Opinion: In which our columnist looks at the money we spend on illegal drugs, Broadway musicals, and the pensions of disgraced bureaucrats. Comment

Why can’t Carmine get the information he needs?

Sunday Screech: The Screecher is a Yellow Pages man in a Google world! Comment

Why can’t Carmine get the information he needs?

Big Screecher: Face it, for the life of him, Carmine can’t figure out how to work the Google or the Siri! Comment

‘Moderate’ allies are radicals

A Britisher’s View: The Islamic State terrorizes, tortures, and kills people indiscriminately — but so do some moderate Muslim regimes, writes our columnist. Comment

Standing O offers profusion of shout-outs to Bergen garden

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

Standing O’s star in the making

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

When to talk, and when to keep your trap shut

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie figures out — again — that sometimes it’s best to be quiet. Comment

Jo’s take on Grammy outfits

Not for Nuthin’: Let’s just say that if you’re going to a major awards show, you better have a mirror at home, at least according to our columnist. Comment

Stan has some questions for you

It’s Only My Opinion: In which our columnist asks a few questions — after a tip on finding your unclaimed cash. Comment

Hoots and hijinks with Carmine!

Sunday Screech: Sunday, on Carmine! The Screecher gets stuck in the snow! Will he survive? Did he bring enough provisions for the trip? Did he wear his diaper? Find out on this week’s Carmine! Comment

Snow-bound! Carmine’s car gets stuck!

Big Screecher: It happened again! Carmine found the biggest pile of snow in Brooklyn, and got stuck in it! Comment

Bam’s political insanity

A Britisher’s View: The leader of the free world is in the late stages of political dementia, judging from his loony policies, writes our columnist. Comment

Snip, snip, hooray!

Standing O: Standing O welcomes a new community center to Coney Island. Comment

Raise a pompom and put your best foot forward.

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

Celebrating 104 years of living

Standing O: Standing O is boosting boroughites better and bigger than ever. Comment

The Dad passes the wine

The Dad: This week, the our columnist trains his kids to drink responsibly. Comments (1)

Jo’s Super Bowl picks — for best commercial

Not for Nuthin’: She’s done it again! Our own Joanna DelBuono tells you which commercials made her pee her pants! Comment

Stan reflects on the olden days

It’s Only My Opinion: In which our columnist recalls ‘going steady,’ identity theft, and the perils of yellow snow. Comment

Carmine says fire the weatherman!

Sunday Screech: Yeah, right. Like you didn’t see this one coming from a mile away (not that it’s hard to see Carmine coming from a mile away, him being so large and all). Comment

Carmine’s has had it with the weatherman!

Big Screecher: Look, these guys get paid too much to do too little! Comment

Get real! Muslim ‘no-go zones’ are Europe’s sordid big secret

A Britisher’s View: French and British leaders went bananas after Fox News mentioned Europe’s “no-go zones,” but the media has reported on these self-segregated mini-caliphates for decades, writes our columnist. Comment

Take a bow for a great play

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

Standing O welcomes new TD Bank manager

Standing O: TD Bank is keeping Standing O busier than ever. Comment

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

Steph’s tall tale on honesty

Fearless Living: This week, our fearless mom learns to let things go before fears go too far. Comment

Sno-nado! Joanna battens down the hatches!

Not for Nuthin’: How difficult was it to get ready for the storm of the decade of the century? Well put it this way: It was much easier to shovel. Comment

Stan says what’s on his mind

It’s Only My Opinion: In which our columnist contemplates crime rates, Wallmart shoppers, congressional pensions, and how truth is funnier than fiction. Comment

Here’s your reminder to read Carmine this week

Sunday Screech: You didn’t think he could do it, but he did — Carmine does it again! Comments (1)

Carmine again helps seniors, and salutes a friend

Big Screecher: This week, the Screecher does again! Comment

ID-card program imperils New Yorkers

A Britisher’s View: The easy-to-get official identification cards could make it easier for radical Muslims to plot — and pull off — their next attack. Comment

Standing O says welcome again.

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

On a clear day Standing O can see it all

Standing O: Standing O is scaling the heights Comment

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

The Dad’s cautious approach to the NYPD explained

The Dad: This week, the Dad let’s you know his rationale for his questioning of the men and women in blue. Comment

Charge it! Jo’s fired up over missed party invoice

Not for Nuthin’: To find out whose side she’s on, click on the link above! Comment

Stan makes some wishes

It’s Only My Opinion: In which our columnist wishes for higher stock prices, lower taxes, honest politicians, and a nearby Trader Joe’s. Comment

There are hundreds of reasons why Carmine won’t change a bit!

Sunday Screech: In this week’s Screech, Carmine explains how he stays the same way no matter what anybody says — even Katherine Hepburn! Comments (2)

Carmine’s fond memories of Kate

Big Screecher: This week, the Screecher remembers some of the biggest stars he’s ever bumped into! Comment

Proving I can: An alcohol-free January

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie vows not to drink for a month — even if it kills her. Comments (9)

Paris terror attacks assault us all

A Britisher’s View: The Paris terror spree was an attack on every single person who values life and liberty, writes our columnist. Comment

‘Toys for Tots’ students, staff and PTA at IS 228 in Gravesend are holiday heroes

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

Standing O is proud of Pride Center’s Drinkwater

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

Jo on mayor’s bans and unbans

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our columnist sounds off on Mayor Bill DeBlasio’s plans to allow kids to bring their cellphones to schools, and to ban certain take-out food packaging Comment

Stan has some more numbers for you

It’s Only My Opinion: In which our columnist discusses shiftless students, teen pregnancy, Latino politics, and death panels. Comment

Christmas memories whet Carmine’s appetite!

Sunday Screech: This week, the Screecher recalls his greatest Christmas dinner ever — the ones he had this year! Comment

Carmine’s year begins and ends with food!

Big Screecher: This week, the Screecher recaps his best meals of Christmas past. Comment

Toss swindling Michael Grimm in jail — and throw away the key

A Britisher’s View: Induct disgraced ex-congressman Michael Grimm into Brooklyn’s political Hall of Shame for being a garden-variety crooked pol, writes our columnist. Comment

Borough Parks commissioner and councilman cut the ribbon on renovated Bensonhurst park

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

Standing O salutes Brooklyn doctor with Queens award

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

Let’s welcome in the new year

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster says “hey” to all the new appointtees. Comment

The Dad’s ruling on rules

The Dad: This week, the Dad considers — for just a moment — doing away with regulations. Comment

I spy! Jo says it’s OK to snoop!

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our columnist lets you know that it just fine to keep up with your kids on Facebook — or by reading their diaries behind their backs! Comment

Stan on terrorism, torture, and the Red Brigade

It’s Only My Opinion: In which our columnist asks President Obama out to a movie. Comment

Another year, another Carmine

Sunday Screech: Some of you ask us, “When will this end?” The answer? When Carmine stops screeching! Comment

Carmine screeches in the New Year!

Big Screecher: He’s done it agian! His latest screech! Comment

Drum roll, please! Mayor Duh-Blasio is ‘Oaf-icial of 2014’

A Britisher’s View: Our columnist counts the ways how so much went so wrong — so fast — for the self-professed champion of the people. Comment

This year, Steph plans to be more fearless

Fearless Living: Our coulmnist’s New Year’s resolutions are inspired by her kids. Comments (1)

Standing O is jazzing about Xaverian

Standing O: Student volunteers made it a very merry Christmas for local seniors. Comment

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

Santa’s helper is getting a Standing O

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

Rule #1: Not your circus? Not your monkey

Not for Nuthin’: Not for nuthin, but it seems like only yesterday that I was ushering in 2014, and now here I am welcoming in 2015. Comment

Stan looks back at the year that was

It’s Only My Opinion: In which our columnist reflects while that fat lady sings. Comment

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