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Friday, Dec. 2, 2016


A very special Brooklyn Paper Radio: Gersh breaks up — and breaks down

Podcast: On this week’s edition, a revolving door of “experts” coach Gersh on how to love — and be loved. Comment

Low key: Brooklyn Bridge ‘love lock’ crackdown looks like a success

Downtown: The Brooklyn Bridge is unlocked! Comments (1)

Broken main floods Seventh Avenue

Bay Ridge: On the first day this week that we didn’t get any rain. Comment

Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

Editor’s Picks: The holidays are coming! Prepare yourself this week with a shopping expedition, a production of “Nutcracker,” and a class on pairing beer and cheese for your holiday party. Brooklyn is the place to be! Comment

Tree’s company! Shore Road Park lights up for the holidays

Bay Ridge: It’s a beloved holiday tradition. Comment

Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016

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Critics: No-prison deal for slumlord Israel brothers is ‘slap on the wrist’

Landlords in the Crosshairs: They’d be in the slammer if they were low-income people of color, says the lawyer for one victim. Comments (8)

The slum rap: How the Israel bros harassed low-income tenants out

Landlords in the Crosshairs: Pitbulls in the hall, sledgehammer-wielding goons, and smashing up kitchens. Comments (5)

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Slow food movement: Eatery finally coming to long-vacant One Brooklyn Bridge Park retail space

Bridge ‘Park’: A fancy French cookie joint will open early next year. Comments (2)

Police: Guy groped, kissed lady in Jay Street-MetroTech elevator

Downtown: The whole thing was caught on camera. Comments (2)

Malliotakis threatens to sue city over IDNYC records

Party Line: Council Speaker Melissa Mark Viverito says “Bring it.” Read more…

Gawk shock! Locals outraged city gave parking spaces to ‘Dyker Lights’ tour buses

Dyker Heights: A shadow hangs over Dyker Lights. Comments (3)

Holiday bonus: ‘Kevin Geeks Out’ doubles down on Santa specials

Cinema: He’s made a list, and you can check it out twice! Comment

Jest for girls: Comedy class teaches teens to stand-up

Parenting: Girls just want to have funny! Comments (5)

Life on the margins: Undocumented Sunset Parkers scrambling after Trump election

Sunset Park: Undocumented immigrants in Sunset Park are on edge in the wake of Donald Trump’s election — and his various promises to deport people without papers — and are scrambling keep their families together. Comment

Hi, tech! New computers and gadgets for all Brooklyn libraries

Talk about an upgrade! Comment

Say ‘Hi’ to each other!

Fearless Parenting: Because Steph thinks it can change the world. Comments (4)

Brooklyn Paper Profile: Ben Muessig

Page 1: In this week’s former Brooklyn Paper reporter profile, we turn the time machine dial back to just before the beginning of the decade, when we took a chance on a NYU grad who impressed us with his re-imagining of the school’s minority-run student magazine. In those halcyon days when profits were soaring, Muessig made a name for himself in short video “podcasts” popular at the time. He once downed a Six Point Righteous Ale in less than 15 seconds, summing up his experience as only he could: “That’s a righteous ale,” he said. Plus, he wrote lots of stories, which makes it obvious he always kept hustlin’, Brooklyn.

Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016

Owner of historic Heights Chipotle building fights landmarking

Brooklyn Heights: Holy guacamole! Comments (6)

$1.7-billion BQE repairs will be most expensive in city history

Fixing the BQE: It is Brooklyn’s billion-dollar mile! Comments (6)

City Hall e-mails show behind the spin of failed Brooklyn DNC bid

Prospect Heights: They’re telling Mayor Tall tales! Comments (7)

Swans are safe from the state — for now

Wild Brooklyn: Brooklyn’s mute swans have cheated death for another two years. Our fine-feathered friends at have the scoop. Read more…

A place of her own: Comedian opens Park Slope bar and performance venue

Nightlife: Salzy has its grand opening tonight! Comments (3)

Come and get it! Bay Ridge Center brings back five-day free lunches for seniors

Dining: Who says there’s no such thing as a free lunch? Comments (1)

Knockout: Local boxers beat down by new fight insurance requirements

Mixed martial arts has dealt a serious blow to Brooklyn boxing, pugilists and promoters say. Comment

Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016

Spine-tingling news! Greenlight Bookstore’s PLG outpost now open

Prospect-Lefferts Gardens: It got the Greenlight! Comments (1)

Police: F train creep flashed junk at woman, stole her phone

Park Slope: Police are the hunt for man who they say unveiled his private parts to a woman on a Coney Island-bound F train as it neared the Ninth Street stop on Nov. 2. Comments (4)

Level up! Famed Sunset Park arcade upgrades to bigger digs

Sunset Park: They hit the “reset” button. Comment

TV dinners

Kitchen star: Fort Greene cook competes on ‘Top Chef’

Dining: She’s at the “Top” of her game! Comment

Six Brooklyn restaurants from celebrity chefs

Dining: Try some small screen cuisine! Comments (1)

Yule be back, da da da dat da

At first light: Slope’s Fifth Ave. kicks off Christmas-tree-lighting season

Park Slope: It was just in the nick of pine! Comment

These go to elven: B’Heights shoppers snap ‘elfies’ after donating warm clothes

Brooklyn Heights: They’re elf portraits! Comment