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Veg out! Vegan eatery offers plant-based comfort foods

Dining: It’s vegan food made for the masses. Comments (2)

Hair raising! Crown Heights flick shows horror of gentrification

Cinema: This flick will make you wig out! Comments (4)

Fright nights: What to watch at Brooklyn’s Horror Festival

Cinema: Two weeks before Halloween, the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival will have plenty of treats for fans of the terrifying and the unsettling. Here are some of the events you should be sure to catch during the week-long festival. Comment

Money talked, very loud, in Democratic primary

Gov. Cuomo shouldn’t be proud of his 2018 Democratic Party primary win. Out of 5,621,822 registered active potential Democrats, only 975,552 voted for him, while 511,585 voted for Cynthia Nixon and 4,134,685 who voted for None of the Above by staying home. In reality, when you add up the combined votes of Nixon with those who stayed home by voting for “None of the Above,” less than 18 percent of registered Democrats supported Cuomo. He had the benefits and perks of eight years being governor, including daily free media coverage. Don’t forget periodic mailings from state agencies and authorities at taxpayers’ expense promoting his so-called accomplishments. Comment

‘Fringe’ benefits: Theater fest edges into Brooklyn

Theater: The Fringe Festival is coming to Brooklyn — sort of! Comment
Editor’s Picks: This week we’ve got musician Meg Meyers, superheroes with cereal, geeks with guitars, and much more! Brooklyn is the place to be! Comment
Brooklyn Heights: Listen up, road worriers! Comments (1)

Panel says no to another Downtown tower

Downtown: Members of Community Board 2 rejected a plan to build a tower on Fulton Street, even as some residents of the local housing project came out for it. Comments (25)

City to transform Coney parking lot to park

Coney Island: Coney Islanders are getting a new place to play. Comment
Theater: Oh what beautiful warehouse! Oh what a beautiful play! Comment
Standing O: Welcome the sensational SukkahBike Ride. Thanks to the genius of Rabbi Menashe Wolf, of Chabad of Park Slope, the sukkah shack is coming to you. Comment

A path for a Republican public advocate in New York City

The Right View: Since its inception in 1993, no member of the GOP has been the city’s public advocate. That could change mext year, says our columnist. Comment

Channeling her inner Shantell Martin

Fearless Living: This week, Steph wants to be herself, and get a lot accomplished. Comments (5)
Digital editions: Rest assured, dear reader, that no one cares more about quaility than your own Brooklyn Paper. That’s because we put our blood, sweat, and tears into every issue, making sure every photo is not too big or too small, every story carefully edited, every headline well thought out. So be sure to enjoy this week’s issue as much as we did creating it. And keep hustlin’, Brooklyn. Read more…
Sheepshead Bay: The family-owned clothing and shoe store Lester’s was honored by local pols and community leaders on Sept. 21 with the co-naming of the corner of Avenue U and Coney Island Avenue as “Lester’s Way.” Comment
Marine Park: Fanatic followers of fashion flocked to Kings Plaza Shopping Center on Sept. 15 to celebrate New York Fashion Week at the recently opened Irish fashion outlet Primark. Comment
Crown Heights: Political newcomer Zellnor Myrie, who stunned some Brooklyn Democrats with an impressive primary-election win over sitting state Sen. Jesse Hamilton, joined an all-new episode of Brooklyn Paper Radio yesterday to discuss the major upset that put him one step closer to clinching the Senate seat that he will likely again compete with Hamilton for in November’s general election. Comment
Park Slope: Prospect Park’s biggest cash crop just might be its trees! Comments (8)
Art: He’s taken a stone-faced look at the past! Comment

Locals get sweaty at Kaiser Park Fitness Fest

Event: They broke a sweat while cracking a smile. Comment
A Transit Authority bus driver plowed his bus through a Crown Heights apartment building on September 21, injuring himself and five other people. Comments (3)
Canarsie: Mayor DeBlasio spent the past two years assuring Canarsie residents that their neighborhood would definitely be considered when the city looked at sites for new ferry stops, but the agency spearheading the study says that there actually isn’t a list of contenders, and it will be relying on suggestions from the public to decide what sites to include. Comment
Flatlands: A man was found murdered in his Avenue M home in Flatlands on Sept. 23. Comment
Class Action: A plan to desegregate middle schools in Park Slope and its surrounding neighborhoods that city officials signed off on last week will most dramatically shake up the student body that fills coveted seats at Fifth Avenue’s MS 51, according to a local parent who blogs about education. Comments (8)

Bulkhead blockheads: Locals blast city officials for not sharing details of $47-million project to protect Coney Island Creek

Coney Island: Call it a wall of silence. Comment

City expanding curbside e-waste collection to Southern Brooklyn

Soon you can just kick your old electronics to the curb. Comment

Ninety-year-old Holocaust survivor fatally struck in Canarsie

Bergen Beach: A 90-year-old Holocaust survivor was fatally struck while crossing Ralph Avenue on the night of Sept. 20. Comment
Fixing the BQE: It was a dream come true for Brooklyn Paper editor-in-chief Vince DiMiceli, who got a chance to see just how decrepit the BQE really is — or isn’t. Comments (23)

Rush to cell: City moving too fast in plan to expand House of D, close Rikers, locals say

Boerum Hill: Mayor DeBlasio must pump the brakes on his plan to replace Atlantic Avenue’s House of Detention with a jail eight times its size in his quest to close Rikers Island, according to some locals, who blasted the city for moving too fast with the massive redevelopment it announced last month, and hopes to start pushing through a necessary public-review process before the end of the year. Comments (17)
Downtown: Big Brother just moved in to this corner Downtown. Comment
Bay Ridge: Billionaire developer John Catsimatidis celebrated laying the last beam on the highest point of two of the three towers of his forthcoming “Ocean Dreams” residential development in Coney Island with a Sept. 20 “topping out” party at the Surf Avenue property. Comments (1)

Commuting chaos

Prospect Heights: Debris plummeted from above inside Atlantic Terminal station on Friday morning, forcing Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials to suspend 4- and 5-train service in both directions, and leaving irate straphangers scrambling to find alternative commutes. Comments (5)

Dry-ice truck flips on Gowanus Expressway ramp, injuring one

Mean Streets: A tractor-trailer filled with dry ice flipped over on a ramp connecting the Gowanus and Brooklyn–Queens expressways on Friday morning, injuring one person, according to a Fire Department rep. Comments (1)

Cops hunting suspect in armed-robbery spree

Sheepshead Bay: Police are seeking the public’s help identifying a gunman suspected of going on an armed-robbery spree across Southern Brooklyn, stealing several hundred dollars from two gas stations and a bodega within less than two hours on the night of Sept. 16. Comment

Holy smokes! Bklyn’s first medical-marijuana dispensary opening on Flatbush Ave.

Leaves of Grass: Dr. Feelgood is coming to Brooklyn! Comments (20)
Clinton Hill: Four men raped by a former catechism instructor at a Clinton Hill Catholic church each received the largest sum ever doled out by the religious institution when its Brooklyn Diocese awarded them equal parts of a combined $27.5-million settlement on Tuesday, according to their lawyers, who called the incidents “every parent’s nightmare.” Comments (1)

Police slap unlicensed driver with summons for hitting boy in Borough Park

Mean Streets: Cops slapped an unlicensed driver with a summons after she hit a 3-year-old boy with her car while he was crossing 44th Street in Borough Park on Sept. 19, police said. Comments (6)
Fixing the BQE: The Brooklyn Heights Promenade — the historic walkway that some say makes the Heights the Heights — will become a speedway for Brooklyn-Queens Expressway traffic, sending cars, trucks, and buses zipping by at eye-level during the reconstruction of the crumbling roadway beneath, transit leaders announced on Thursday. Comments (29)
Brooklyn Heights: Our pals at our sister website, Brownstoner, have a great story on the plans to turn a classic structure on Remsen Street in Brooklyn Heights into a 14-story hotel. Click away to give it a read! Read more…
Boerum Hill: The developer of 80 Flatbush trimmed its 986- and 561-foot towers to 840 and 510 feet respectively, while reconfiguring the taller high-rise’s design so it blocks less sunlight, and promising to give thousands to improve a nearby community garden, to get lawmakers to okay the rezoning it needs to build the complex at the edge of Boerum Hill. Comments (36)

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