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Friday, Dec. 19, 2014

Face-off! Roller-hockey players vie to save Kensington rink

Kensington: Roller hockey players want the parks department to body-check a planned overhaul of a playground in Kensington that erases the park’s hockey rink. Comment.

Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

Nightlife: Run DMC at Barclays, a holiday party for Harry Potter fans, a carol-free Christmas Eve, and other great things to see and do in Brooklyn, Dec. 19–25. Comment.

Parade will bring Appalachian dancing to Flatbush Avenue

Music: This is a good time to get caught flatfooted! Comment.

Hey, that’s an ice sled you’ve got there!

Williamsburg: A group of elementary school kids had a blast on Wednesday evening at the McCarren Park ice rink, where they tried out new, handicap-accessible ice sleds. Comment.

Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014

Fairway ho! Year-round ferry service comes to Red Hook’s other big store

Red Hook: There is nothing like a boat ride in the winter. Comments (2).

Musical cars: Here’s how Car2Go’s fleet gets moved around all day, every day

Circuit Lord: Moving your car once a week for street cleaning seems like a breeze compared to this guy’s job. Comments (11).

Crummy’s secret: Feathered rumble in the rafters led to leak in Barclays roof

Flagrant Fowl: Our curmudgeonly Nets columnist fesses up about his role in Tuesday’s debacle. Comments (3).

Transplant-trashing rapper Awkwafina coming to W’burg

Music: She is giving New York newcomers a bad rap. Comments (5).

Steph seeks the perfect holiday season

Fearless Parenting: All she wants for Christmas this year is sanity — and some pecks on the cheek. Comments (1).

Scary Christmas! Krampus party celebrates creepy holiday legend

Nightlife: SantaCon never made it to Bushwick, but the evil twin of Saint Nick is coming to Gowanus on Dec. 20. Comment.

The Brooklyn Paper: Cuba Libre!

Page 1: In a highball glass filled with ice, mix 12 centiliters Coca-Cola, 5 centiliters rum, and 1 centiliter fresh lime juce. Garnish with a lime wedge, sit back, enjoy, and keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comment.

Gravesend trash depot trashed

Gravesend: The city is moving forward with work on a controversial waste transfer station in Gravesend, and opponents may ask a judge to block construction. Comments (4).

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014

Rain delay as Barclays Center springs a leak

Construction Update: The roof was decidedly not on fire at Barclays Center on Tuesday night. Comments (5).

Salaam-ukkah: Arabs, Jews rally outside Barclays against police violence

Prospect Heights: For Hanukkah this year, they are asking for justice. Comments (1).

Money grows trees: Plans to plant across Greenpoint, redo library get oil $

Greenpoint: It’s a green sweep. Comments (2).

Pols on LICH: Never again — without loads of paperwork

Hospitals in Crisis: A hospital closure like Long Island College Hospital’s should not happen again without the state doing a whole lot of explaining beforehand, according to a bill state lawmakers plan to propose early next year. Comment.

Schools chancellor won’t help city fight home conversions that overcrowd schools

Dyker Heights: Bay Ridge pols and parents are calling on the education department to share data on where kids live with the buildings department to help crack down on the illegal carving-up of area apartments that has schools bursting at the seams. But the head of the city’s schools says it’s not her “role to play.” Comments (27).

A moving performance: Artist creates show about life with ALS

Theater: Art isn’t just imitating life. For this artist, her work is also a way to live. Comment.

Dig in: Construction begins on second Atlantic Yards tower

Construction Update: Here we go again. Comments (4).

Beep, NYPD union in tiff over bringing up Garner killing at tree lighting

Downtown: Borough President Adams butted heads with a police union rep on Monday over a plan to use the Borough Hall Christmas-tree lighting to commemorate the death of Gowanus native Eric Garner at the hands of officers. Comments (4).

Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014

Comparative hit: Brooklyn scribes decry cop-bash rap against poet prof

Books: The Brooklyn literary scene is circling the wagons around one of its own, the Crown Heights poet and professor accused of trying to attack police on the Brooklyn Bridge during an anti-police-brutality protest on Saturday night. Comments (15).

Barclays fixture who danced court-side dies

Prospect Heights: One of the Nets’ most recognizable fans is gone. Comments (4).

Queer Christmas cheer: A gay country holiday concert in Gowanus

Music: They’re making the Yuletide gay. Comment.

Ditmas Park artist creates 60-foot mural celebrating Hindu goddess

Art: Talk about going out on a limb! Comment.