Happy 101st Birthday to the Canarsie Courier on April 22, 2022!
We would like to thank the community – all our readers and advertisers – for over a century of your loyal support. We would not be here without you.
The Canarsie Courier was established on April 22, 1921 by Walter S. Patrick and Lester J. Stillwell when Canarsie was a small fishing and farming village, with dirt roads – and no Belt Parkway!
We are proud to say that we remain an independent, weekly newspaper in a time when local newspapers are shutting their doors or being gobbled up by hedge funds.
Every week since 1921, we’ve published all the local happenings, including meetings, holidays, school and church events. Folks kept connected through Neighborhood News, where weddings, birthdays and anniversaries were celebrated. World War II, the Great Depression, the 9/11 terrorist attacks and Superstorm Sandy hasn’t stopped us. And, more recently, we continued to produce our weekly paper throughout the two-year, worldwide Coronavirus pandemic.
Unfortunately, we couldn’t celebrate our 100th Anniversary with the big party we were planning thanks to COVID-19, but we’d like to take this time to thank everyone who has submitted stories and photos over the years. Since we can’t be everywhere, you are the eyes and ears of the community. Last, but not least, a special shout-out to Ira Kluger, co-president of the Canarsie Historical Society, who has provided us with vast amounts of knowledge on Canarsie’s history.