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Friday, Oct. 21, 2016


Alamo Drafthouse’s screen queen: ‘The Shawshank Redemption’ stinks!

Podcast: Learn everything you need to know about the new Alamo Drafthouse as Cristina Cacioppo, the programmer at the soon-to-open dinner-and-a-movie house in America’s Downtown, breaks down her favorite movies of all time — including “Babe: Pig in the City” and “Ishtar,” but nixes one of the most important Stephen King novella-turned-movies of our generation! Comment

Bossert Hotel opening pushed back again

Brooklyn Heights: The opening of Brooklyn Heights’ newly restored Bossert Hotel has been pushed back yet again and won’t accept guests until sometime next year, despite promises that the high-end Montague Street inn will welcome guests this month, Brooklyn Paper has learned. Comments (1)

Police brass blames Sunset Park for violent Bay Ridge crimes

Bay Ridge: “It was circumstances that it took place here — it was really probably going to happen in [Sunset Park],” a top detective said about a Bay Ridge woman found beaten to death in Owl’s Head Park. Comments (20)

Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

Editor’s Picks: This week we’ve got a “Simpsons” special, a beer bash, some silent cinema, funny femmes, and music men! Brooklyn is the place to be! Comment

Stranger flings: Four Halloween parties inspired by ‘Stranger Things’

Nightlife: This one goes to Eleven! Comment

Police: Woman slugged outside controversial watering hole

Park Slope: Cops arrested a man for allegedly slugging a woman in the face as she exited the controversial Woodland restaurant on Flatbush Avenue on Oct. 14. Comments (1)

Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016

A likely ‘story’: Park tower will be a bit higher than expected

Bridge ‘Park’: It doesn’t measure up! Comments (2)

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Worth a shot? Locals balk as city considers heroin-injection facilities

Bay Ridge: Brooklynites to city: “Are you high!?” Comments (7)

‘Phoenix Hotel’ replaces shuttered bordello, worrying locals

Sunset Park: Is it a fresh start or a repeat of the past? Comment

Sak it to me! Shoppers welcome fashion outlet to Sunset Park

Shopping: Call it Saks Third Avenue. Comment

Nearest and beer-est: Local beer fest gets bigger than ever

Event: There are some new kids on the Block! Comment

Thousands walk in Prospect Park in breast-cancer benefit

Park Slope: More Brooklynites than ever strapped on their sneakers and donned pink for Making Strides in Brooklyn on Oct. 16, when the American Cancer Society celebrated its final breast-cancer walk in Prospect Park before the charity event heads south to Coney Island. Comments (7)

Book for hubby tells how to ‘Stand by Her’

Breast Cancer Awareness: Bedford-Stuyvesant author John W. Anderson offers advice for husbands, fathers, sons, brothers, and friends accompanying a breast cancer sufferer on her journey. Comment

Brooklyn Paper Profile: Alec MacGillis

Page 1: In this week’s former Brooklyn Paper reporter profile, we turn the time machine dial back to 1998, when a young Yale graduate named Alec MacGillis became our Bay Ridge reporter. In those halcyon days when profits were soaring, MacGillis cover such exciting topics as the proposed Mega-Mall in Dyker Heights, which was slated to rise up above the railroad tracks between Eighth and 14th avenues, as well as, well, let’s put it this way: He always kept hustlin’, Brooklyn.

Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016

Elephant instrument: Montreal rock band puts sitar front and center

Music: It’s a sound you’ll never forget! Comment

Windsor Terrace air condition business out as apartments go up

Windsor Terrace: Nineteenth Street is losing its cool. Comments (1)

This year’s model! Congregation Beth Elohim’s latest designer sukkah a Bedouin tent

Awesome: Is that a sukkah? You Bedouin! Comment

‘Spark’ to it! Children’s Museum opens outpost at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Bridge ‘Park’: The kids are all light! Comment

Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016

Citi yikes! City transportation reps won’t attend Park Slope Citi Bike meeting

Mean Streets: The Department of Transportation has infuriated members of a Park Slope panel by declining to attend a hotly anticipated meeting over the controversial rollout of the Citi Bike bicycle rental service in the neighborhood. Comments (53)

Power shifts in DA's office

Closing statement: Pols, friends eulogize DA Ken Thompson at funeral

Politics: The prosecution rests. Comment

Governor will not replace temporary DA

Politics: The handpicked successor of late District Attorney Ken Thompson will remain in the post until Thompson’s term ends at the close of 2017, Gov. Cuomo announced today. Comments (1)

Gaza strip! ‘Hate group’ trolls Brooklyn College Muslim club with cartoon posters

Midwood: A national anti-Muslim group plastered Brooklyn College with posters on Monday claiming that a campus organization is a front for terror group Hamas. Comments (16)

Blood sugar flex magik! Beep uses excercise, diet to control diabetes

Politics: Borough President Adams is going off his meds — and that’s great news. Comment

Shelter skelter: ‘Homeless’ rally marches through Sunset Park

Sunset Park: There is no shelter from their ire. Comments (10)

That smarts! Colorful Dumbo sign reacts to tweets

Weird Art: It’s the smartest sign in Dumbo! Comments (3)

Show me the science! Armory show gets kids excited about experiments

Park Slope: They’re arming them with science! Comment

Father ‘hoods: ‘Dad Day’ series explores Brooklyn nabes

Cinema: It’s a look back in humor. Comment

Downtown Rotary club to mark fifth birthday at Dyker Heights shindig

Save the date! The Brooklyn Ridge Rotary Club celebrates its fifth anniversary at the Dyker Beach Golf Club on Nov. 3. Comment

Empire State Ride puts ‘fun’ in fund-raising

Breast Cancer Awareness: Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an opportune time to start planning and training for next summer’s seven-day bike trek from Manhattan to Niagra Falls. Comment