Canarsie Courier

Canarsie Courier Brooklyn's oldest independent newspaper! Serving the community since 1921.
If you live in Canarsie – or even if you’re a former Canarsien – and you want to know what’s going on in your neighborhood, this is an ideal group. The Canarsie Courier wants you to share some of your favorite community moments as well as stay up-to-date on what’s been happening recently in your hometown. Check out our page frequently for both new and old photos of Canarsie. We also encourage members to post their own nostalgic photos of Canarsie, if available. The Canarsie Courier is Brooklyn’s only independent weekly newspaper and has been serving the community since April 22, 1921. We circulate in Canarsie, Seaview Village, Starrett City, Georgetown, Mill Basin, Bergen Beach, East Flatbush and Flatlands. We have thousands of subscribers – including readers from all over the United States. Published every Thursday, we cover local meetings, school events, special ceremonies, sports, persons of interest as well as crime stories. Our office is located at 1142 East 92nd Street, Brooklyn NY 11236. Visit our web site at www.CanarsieCourier.com and get reacquainted with your community.
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The Canarsie Courier is a paid, independent weekly newspaper that was founded in April 1921. The newspaper's estimated circulation is less than 10,000, including paid, mailed subscriptions and subscribers to our Web site, as well as newsstand and over-the-counter sales. In addition to Canarsie, the Courier is distributed in such middle class south Brooklyn communities as Georgetown, Mill Basin, Bergen Beach, Marine Park, parts of East Flatbush and Starrett City, among others. While the weekly focuses on local community news, it also offers readers a variety of features for the discriminating reader, plus local sports, culture news, guest columns, and opinion columns by in-house editors.

Mission: To inform Canarsiens - past and present - about the community.

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I lived in the bayview projects & on paerdegat 7th st from 1956-1975 when I moved to California In 1968 I got engaged & it was printed in the canarsie courier.
In late 1986 I moved to New York from the midwest and, by good fortune, landed in the sweet little community of Canasie. I became a reporter at The Courier, and for one year worked alongside Brian Winzeworth and the rest of the fine staff there. I have nothing but warm memories of the staff, the town and the people. If any of my friends from that period are active on this page, please send me a hello. I would love to hear how you’re doing and perhaps share a few memories. Best to all of you here.
When I think back to my wonderful days growing up in my beloved Brooklyn... I can't help but compare them to the present day situation. We are made to believe that with this pandemic has caused us to experience a world that we have never encountered before. I am not to sure that is exactly the case. I left my home today to go shopping for the essentials that make up my everyday needs and life. I got into my car and drove to the gas station . Upon puling up to the pump there were three or four people doing the same as I was . However today unlike all the other times previously the people were out of their cars and talking to one another. I joined in the conversation which was dominated by the present virus . I joined in and after 3 to 4 minutes of talking to up to this meeting total strangers concluded our conversation wished each other well and went on our way ..our tanks filled. I then proceeded to my next destination which was to be the Supermarket . The parking lot was rather crowded after about 4 minutes of circling I found a spot and parked. I entered the store and was greeted by a person handing me a handwipe and welcomed me to the store. The store was extremely crowded so I found myself moving slower through the aisles . Being that it was so crowded I noticed that I was engaging in conversation with strangers as I selected my groceries rather than just rushing through the store with my list as I usually did . I reached for a gallon of milk just as a woman with two children seemed to be reaching for at that very moment . It was a 1% fat free container , I with the very last one in my hand realized it was what she wanted handed it to her and said “ Here you take it” ..she was stunned by my comment as I handed it to her. “Really? Are you sure?” I kinda laughed and said “Of Course no big deal”...I then grabbed a Whole milk carton and went on my way. I then found myself at the Deli counter line which was pretty long. A woman who was most likely in her 70s was standing about two people in front of me as a young girl at the front of the line turned to her and asked the other people on the long line ..”Is it ok if I let her go ahead of me “ a unanimous yes was her answer. The woman hugged that young lady and thanked everyone on the line. . Having received my halfva pound of Boorshead Ham and my halfva pound Land O Lakes American cheese and Genoa I then proceed to the checkout line. Again the line is seemingly endless I hop on it with no anticipation of a quick process yet I encounter no one being rude or frustrated with the wait that is sure to follow. Instead I witnessed people conversing and sharing a moment of personal interaction and opinions with each other which up until this very moment were total strangers. Purchases were rung up up and paid for and the line moved at a acceptable pace. Then there was a hold up in the line ...remember that woman with the two kids getting the milk? well it seemed her credit card was declined and the look of horror appeared on her face with what I believe to be only shadowed by her embarrassment as she froze and started to remove items to lower her bill . Then the person behind her leaned over to the cashier and whispered something and the woman and her two children left the store with all their selections . That woman waited outside the store for that person to leave and met her in the parking lot . Now I don't know what words were exchanged but as I stood on that line and like everyone else who saw them as we looked out that window but it made my heart warm because we all had a front row seat to the embrace and the heartfelt gratitude for an act of kindness . My groceries stowed away in my car and I am heading back home to my own family feeling a sense of hopefulness and appreciation for humanity . I know that I just witnessed something that is rarely seen in this day and age and I wonder why it seemed so familiar to me …. Then it came to me...………….. Please read the first 15 words of this post...……. by the way the woman who paid the bill for the girl and her two children was most likely in her 70s ...and she was on the line at the Deli department …... Let this be a reminder that no matter how difficult life can be ….there is always room for kindness for each other.
Je suis déjà abonnée à votre journal. J'habite à Canarsie!
I remember always looking forward to receive the Canarsie Currier every week. There was always something of interest to read. I wanted to let my fellow Brooklynites that my book about Brownsville to Canarsie is now available through Amazon. It is about me growing up in the middle of the twentieth century in Brooklyn. I lived in Bayview housing project and went to Thomas Jefferson High graduating in 1959. I explain that Canarsie was a great place to live and my experiences living there. The name of the book is, “My Brooklyn, My Way” by MartinLewis Blumberg
When I was a kid I would buy these at the Courier office, I think it was Conklin Ave, and sell at the train and bus station. Those were the days. 🤪
“Does the end justify the means in a religious environment?” (Long but well worth the read.) This Is A Repost. It Was Written By Adam-Troy Castro. An anguished question from a Trump supporter: ‘Why do liberals think Trump supporters are naive’? The serious answer: Here’s what we really think about Trump supporters - the rich, the poor, the malignant and the innocently well-meaning, the ones who think and the ones who don't... That when you saw a man who had owned a fraudulent University, intent on scamming poor people, you thought "Fine." That when you saw a man who had made it his business practice to stiff his creditors, and his subcontractors, you said “Okay." That when you heard him proudly brag about his own history of sexual abuse, you said, "No problem." That when he made up stories about seeing Muslim-Americans in the thousands cheering the destruction of the World Trade Center, you said, "Not an issue." That when you saw him brag that he could shoot a man on Fifth Avenue and you wouldn't care, you chirped, "He sure knows me." That when you heard him illustrate his own character by telling that cute story about the elderly guest bleeding on the floor at his country club, the story about how he turned his back and how it was all an imposition on him, you said, "That's cool!" That when you saw him mock the disabled, you thought it was the funniest thing you ever saw. That when you heard him brag that he doesn't read books, ( except Hitler’s bio) you said, "Well, who has time?" That when the Central Park Five were compensated as innocent men convicted of a crime they didn't commit, and he angrily said that they should still be in prison, you said, "That makes sense." That’s when you heard him tell his supporters to beat up protesters and that he would hire attorneys, you thought, "Yes!" That when you heard him tell one rally to confiscate a man's coat before throwing him out into the freezing cold, you said, "What a great guy!" That you have watched the parade of neo-Nazis and white supremacists with whom he curries favor, while refusing to condemn outright Nazis, and you have said, "Thumbs up!" That you hear him unable to talk to foreign dignitaries without insulting their countries and demanding that they praise his electoral win, you said, "That's the way I want my President to be." That you have watched him remove expertise including worker safety, consumer and environmental protection from all layers of government in favor of people who make money off of eliminating protections in the industries they're supposed to be regulating and you have said, "What a genius!" That you have heard him continue to profit from his businesses, in part by leveraging his position as President, to the point of overcharging the Secret Service for space in the properties he owns, and you have said, "That's smart!" That you have heard him say that it was difficult to help Puerto Rico because it was the middle of water and you have said, "That makes sense." That you have seen him start fights with every country from Canada to New Zealand while praising Russia and quote, "falling in love" with the dictator of North Korea, and you have said, "That's statesmanship!" That Trump separated children from their families and put them in cages, managed to lose track of 1500 kids, (6 have died in custody) has opened a tent city incarceration camp in the desert in Texas - he explains that they’re just “animals” - and you say, “Well, OK then.” That you have witnessed all the thousand and one other manifestations of corruption and low moral character and outright animalistic rudeness and contempt for you, the working American voter, including reducing taxes for the highest incomes and raised taxes on middle class by redefining the tax brackets, and you still show up grinning and wearing your MAGA hats and threatening to beat up anybody who says otherwise, via his narrative it’s ok to harm anyone that disagrees. What you don't get, Trump supporters in 2019, is that succumbing to frustration and thinking of you as ignorant may be wrong and unhelpful, but it's also...hear me...charitable. Because if you're NOT naive or ignorant, we must turn to other explanations, and most of them are less flattering.” Addendum: That he suddenly abandons our allies, the Kurds, who have helped us fight terrorist groups for years, a withdrawal strategy contrary to the vehement opposition voiced by our Generals and you assume he knows best. That reliable mainstream news sources have documented over 14,000 of his lies in about 3 years and you rationalize it away by saying , “all politicians lie.” That you claim the President is supposed to be a role model for children and demand the ouster from office any Democrat who has been caught cheating on their spouse or has 1-2 sexual harassment claims made against them, yet totally ignore a “man” who brags about being able to “grab them by the pussy” and who has 24 claims of either harassment or sexual assault against him, including proven monetary payoffs to at least 2 women, and suddenly personal accountability is non-existent in your hypocrisy. That if you bothered to hear the full testimony or read the transcripts regarding his “perfect” phone call with the Ukrainian President asking for a political favor involving his toughest competition in the next election in exchange for releasing already completely vetted military aid to help protect an ally against tyrannical Russian aggression, you simply divert. You somehow ignore a clear issue about abuse of power for personal gain, by arguing that the investigative process used by the House of Representatives, modeled after the GOPs process when they investigated Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton, is not fair. This is in spite of the fact that legal Congressional subpoenas and requests for documents that could exonerate the President are to not to be released, and witnesses are instructed to not testify! And inspite of the fact there has never been any proven wrongdoing by Mr. Biden or his son and you had years to investigate, and if there was an issue the proper channels to report needs to be through the FBI and/or the Department of Justice, or Congress, not asking a personal favor in exchange for military aid and a one on one meeting. This is all coming from members of a party who spoke proudly for years that they were the “party of accountability” and “law and order” and “personal responsibility” and that “no man was above the law!” So yeah when you profess to be God-fearing, moral individuals who believe in the rule of law, a free press, honest leaders, and hate partisanship and gridlock, yet behave like members of a cult who dare not publicly speak out against these behaviors because somehow your party winning is more important than what might be best for preserving our Constitution and the rule of law, your moral compass is shamefully bent!