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Politics: Brooklyn helped hand Barack Obama a historic win on Tuesday night — and then revelers spilled out into the streets in a cathartic victory party in several neighborhoods. Comments (3)
Digital editions: Yeah, sure people were lining up for copies of the New York Times’s “Obama” front page, but this week’s print edition of The Brooklyn Paper is no less of a collector’s edition. Read it all here — online! — where you’ll get our full election coverage, plus stories on the slumping (and surging) real-estate market, the history of beer (yum, beer) and a dentist who wanted kids to turn in their Halloween candy (fat chance). And as we say in the newsroom, keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Read more…

Cooling off!

Cooling off!

Bridge ‘Park’: A luxury building that is the cornerstone of the Brooklyn Bridge Park waterfront development is showing signs that the tanking economy is hurting the local real-estate market. Comment

President Barack Obama

Editorial: Our editorial board concludes: The election of Barack Obama is a major big deal! Comments (1)

SOLD!

SOLD!

Brooklyn Heights: Wall Street blues be damned! Comment

All drawn out

Cartoon: Our cartoonist Cristian Fleming looks back at the historic election of Barack Obama. Comment

Bottled up!

Bottled up!

Nightlife: Move over St. Louis and Milwaukee — Brooklyn is back! Comments (2)

Fight night

Fight night

Event: Park Slope better be ready to rumble on Nov. 15, when a crew of Spandex-clad wrestlers will take over the Brooklyn Lyceum for a no-holds barred slugfest. Comments (1)

Deli good

Dining: Downtown office workers, starving for a delicious lunchtime sandwich, can now have their day on Court — F. Martinella’s has opened. Comment
Shopping: An indie artisan movement is burgeoning in Brooklyn, and two entrepreneurs are doing their part with new ways to champion hand-crafted stuff. Comment

Smoke on the Gowanus water

Gowanus: The Bloomberg Administration’s plan to turn the land around the Gowanus Canal into the next residential frontier could be derailed by the local councilman who wants to link the future of that neighborhood with nearby Carroll Gardens, where residents want limits on new development. Comments (3)

Awe shucks!

Dining: A DUMBO eatery is reconnecting the nautical neighborhood with its seafaring roots — with oysters! Comment

99 bottles of beer on the wall…

Nightlife: The return of large-scale beer bottling in Brooklyn is cause for celebration. Here are some of the best places in the borough to enjoy locally brewed perfection. Comment

A mean ‘Green’ theft

A mean ‘Green’ theft

Bay Ridge: Crooks broke into the site of Bay Ridge’s recently demolished “Green Church” overnight on Tuesday in an apparent attempt to heist a time capsule from the rubble, Pastor Robert Emerick told The Brooklyn Paper. Comments (4)

Whitman vs. Lethem

Books: This week, author Jonathan Lethem kicked off the “Walt Whitman Writers Series” at St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights. That’s a pretty lofty gig — but does today’s literary golden boy hold his own against the father of free verse? Find out in The Brooklyn Paper’s first ever borough literary smackdown! Comment

Veterans’ day

Veterans’ day

Downtown: Downtown planners — led by former Borough President Howard Golden — want to turn the stately, but neglected war memorial in Cadman Plaza Park into a state-of-the-art museum and veterans center as well as a monument to heroes from the Revolutionary War to the current conflicts abroad. Comment

Our exclusive family calendar!

Parenting: All the fun you could be having with your kids. Comment

Civic calendar

All the community meetings you should be going to. Comment

Sloan-Kettering coming to Brooklyn

Downtown: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center wants to bring its world-renowned cancer doctors to Downtown Brooklyn. Comments (5)

McCain wins (In one school’s kiddie vote, that is)

Greenpoint: Barack Obama handily won the national race, but students at St. Stanislaus Kostka School in Greenpoint made a maverick decision when they elected Sen. John McCain on Tuesday. Comment
Prospect Heights: Like another famous Grinch’s attempt to steal Christmas, a Prospect Heights orthodontist’s ploy to buy back kids’ Halloween candy fell short on Monday. Comment

Teen killed in valet parking accident

Bay Ridge: A 17-year-old restaurant valet parker was killed on Nov. 1 when he tried to stop a rolling minivan from hitting another parked car on 83rd Street in Bay Ridge. Comments (2)
Downtown: The Fulton Street Mall joined neighborhood shopping strips throughout Brooklyn in heralding an early start to the Christmas shopping season. Comment

Obama vs. McCain: It all comes down to the juice boxes

Politicrasher: On the eve of Election Day, Obama supporters strategize on how to keep voters at the polls. Comment
Bay Ridge: It’s the ultimate battle of the band-shells: Coney Island may someday have an outdoor summer concert venue to rival the seaside theaters at Jones Beach and the PNC Bank Arts Center in New Jersey. Comments (1)

Buy or beware! Customer ticketed in Ridge lot

Bay Ridge: In Bay Ridge, even free parking has a price. Comments (12)

Teen Spirit falls into the ‘gap’

Smartmom: If it’s Tuesday, it must be Smartmom day at BrooklynPaper.com. This week, Teen Spirit considers taking a year off before college (what? He was planning on GOING to college?). Comment

City seeks Billyburg downzone

Williamsburg: In hopes of curbing sky-scraping development in Greenpoint and Williamsburg, the city has proposed capping the height of buildings in a 175-block downzoning that residents said should have happened years ago. Comment

LICH docs rage at Continuum exec

Letters: The head and former head of the Long Island College Hospital medical staff respond, angrily, to our interview with the hospital’s chief “restructurer.” Comment

War is hell — but it pays the bills! How Obama lost another Ohio vote

Politicrasher: A wife stands by her man — and against Obama — because her husband’s job depends on the war in Iraq. Man, this is one messed-up country sometimes. Comments (4)

Cyclone: Joy ride or death ride?

Bay Ridge: The family of a man who fatally broke his neck on a birthday ride on the Cyclone last summer is blaming the city for not keeping the Coney Island coaster safe. Comment
Williamsburg: The city turned a six-block stretch of Kent Avenue in South Williamsburg into a no parking zone last Saturday morning — then immediately ticketed drivers in the heavily Hasidic neighborhood who couldn’t move their cars on the Jewish holy day. Comments (8)

Grimaldi’s to go (to Manhattan)

Dining: Finally, Manhattan will get a taste of what Brooklynites have been devouring for years. Comments (9)

Live from Ohio! Our columnist crashes the campaign

Politicrasher: Our political columnist is in Ohio — yes, the real Ohio in the Midwest — to bring you on-the-ground coverage of the war for this ultimate swing state. Obama fans: be afraid. Be very afraid. Comments (2)

UPDATE! Arrest in Ft. Greene shooting

UPDATE! Arrest in Ft. Greene shooting

Fort Greene: Police say they have arrested one of the two gunmen who killed a man and wounded four bystanders — including an off-duty cop — in a Fulton Street beauty parlor in a classic rubout on Oct. 27. Comments (1)
Editor’s Picks: Once again, the invaluable Brooklyn Paper is back with some nice tips for this weekend. Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comment
Music: Williamsburgers, launder your tuxes and grab your monocles: A long-forgotten 600-seat theater will open for the first time in decades next week — for three nights of opera! Comment
Letters: After reading our editorial last week slamming his term-limit vote, Councilman David Yassky asked us to print his side of the story. OK, Councilman, it’s your turn. Comments (7)

Meet the new head of the ACLU! And she’s a card-carrying member, too

Checkin’ in with: Our sit down with the new leader of the American Civil Liberties Union. Funny, but she didn’t burn a flag or rip up a Bible for the entirety of the interview! Comments (2)

Mayor hypes Solutions Ctr.: Program helps small businesses grow, Bloomberg says

Call it outer borough politicking, but Mayor Bloomberg – in the midst of seeking to overturn the term limit law so he can run for a third term — came to Downtown Brooklyn to hype an existing agency that helps small businesses. Comment

Out with the old in Jamaica Bay: 72 derelict vessels removed so far

Operation Clean Bay is certainly living up to its name—and its mission. Comment

Pct. issues e-mail alerts: Cops use online messaging to spread info

The 68th Precinct has turned to email as a way of getting important information out, quickly, to a wide range of people across Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Fort Hamilton. Comment

Maimonides accepts new ambulance: Woman’s remarkable donation honors the life of late husband

Maimonides Medical Center recently received a generous gift from local resident Mary Carpentieri who donated a stunning new ambulance to the Maimonides Emergency Department in memory of her loving husband, Louis A. Carpentieri. Comment

Pentagon memorial’s emotional force

Civilian leaders in the Joint Civilian Orientation Conference wrapped up the first day of their Pentagon visit with an emotional walk through the new Pentagon Memorial dedicated less than two weeks earlier to honor victims of the 9/11 Pentagon attack. Comment

American Legion concert

The Friends of Historic New Utrecht are continuing their free concerts with a presentation by The Kings County American Legion Headquarters Band on October 26 at 2 p.m. at the Parish House, 18th Avenue and 84th Street. Comment

Ward family ‘ecstatic’ over Coney sale: Landowners happy Thor didn’t get property

Bay News: The family that recently sold a key acre in Coney Island to the city for $11 million said they are relieved that developer Joe Sitt did not buy the property. Comment

Vacancy on Dist. 20 CEC

Bay News: A surprising opportunity is available in School District 20. Comment

POLICE BLOTTER

Crime: Brute force Comment

A father and daughter in arms

Overseas deployments usually call upon soldiers to temporarily leave loved ones behind. But in Butlerville, Ind., two members of the Hempstead family are preparing to mobilize together. Comment

Avoid a fall

Back by popular demand is a program on how to improve balance and prevent falls at Beth Israel Medical Center-Kings Highway Division. A demonstration and balance evaluation, October 28 from 6:30-8 p.m., will be held at 3201 Kings Highway in the First Floor Conference Room. Comment

Students pound the pavement for Saint Anselm school

Forget squeezing the Department of Education for greenbacks, industrious students at St. Anselm’s School took matters into their own hands when they needed money for a program – they walked for it. Comment

Beep defends non-profit funds: ‘My job is to bring money and services and programs to Brooklynites,’ he sez

Borough President Marty Markowitz took the gloves off last week in defending both his office and the millions in public and private money given to the three non-profits that he has set up and that are run out of Borough Hall. Comment

The power of Perioperative Nursing: Lutheran HealthCare hosts special forum on nursing

Lutheran HealthCare hosted the area’s first perioperative nursing conference, “The Power of Perioperative Nursing…It’s Not Just the OR!,” at the New York Marriott Marquis (in Times Square). Comment

CONSUMERS’ CORNER

Williamsburg: There are some things that are always better served hot – like a hot bargain. Sizzling savings are around every corner, and don’t worry you won’t have to work across a bed of burning coals to get to ‘em, all you have to do is read the Consumer Corner. Let’s see what out there this week. Comment

Cops circulate sketch of UPS man’s shooter

Williamsburg: With a sketch of one of the thugs tucked under their arm, investigators in Flatlands have begun a renewed search for the thieves involved in the September 29 shooting of a UPS delivery man. Comment

GAVEL TO GAVEL

Williamsburg: Van man bombs out Comment

60th Pct. swats sidewalk flea

Bay News: The long arm of the law gently rounds up hawkers in Sheepshead Bay in response to complaints from area residents and the local community board. The vendors had opened up shop along Ocean Avenue, between Voorhies Avenue and Shore Parkway. Comment

‘Bad days for the bad guys’: Specialist knows the value of communication

A joint tactical air controller with the Louisiana Air National Guard, Air Force Senior Airman Gabe Bird lost everything when Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005 helped his home state respond to Hurricane Ike. Comment

Wrestling stars thrill Bay Ridge fans

St. Patrick’s Church morphed into a benefit bump ring for grappling gladiators from East Coast Professional Wrestling, who staged a match to raise money for the Bay Ridge house of worship and St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Comment

Term limit fight hinges on 15

Amid claims of strong-arming tactics, the involvement of yet another billionaire and a circus-like atmosphere in the City Council chambers, the term limit debacle remained undecided at press time. Comment

This hawk has a medical mission

Officials recently unveiled a new medical evacuation version of the Black Hawk helicopter at the National Guard Association of the United States conference in Baltimore, MD. Comment

Ward family lauds sale: Members said to be ‘ecstatic’ about development

The family that recently sold a key acre in Coney Island to the city for $11 million said they are relieved that developer Joe Sitt did not buy the property. Comment

Wisdom, grace, beauty and talent too!

Move over Carrie and Clay, there are some golden kids on the block and they’re stealing your thunder – at least in Brooklyn. Comment

Taking a baseball bat to bed

Faced with a rash of burglaries around Bay Ridge, some residents are taking their defense into their own hands…quite literally. Comment

BPL to host 12th annual gala at GAP

Bay News: Brooklyn Public Library hosts its 12th Annual Gala with benefit auction, November 13 at the Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza. Live auction proceeds will benefit their newest Bookmobiles, mobile libraries that bring books and programs to areas and people who need them. Comment

Charter school ‘forced’ on District 22: Community Education Council president calls DOE move ‘a very unnecessary action’

Bay News: There’s no place for a charter school in School District 22, according to a leading parent advocate. Comment

Borough Hall bathed in purple

Bay News: For the first time ever, the façade of Brooklyn Borough Hall will be illuminated purple — the signature color of the Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter — from October 24-26, as part of the annual “Week to Remember.” Comment

DOB sour on Cherry mkt.: Stop Work Order in effect

Bay News: Things are rapidly souring for the Gourmet Cherry Hill Market. Comment

Eighth Ave senior center toasts 15th anniversary

Bay News: Rites and festivity marked the occasion when the Eighth Avenue Senior Center marked its 15th anniversary with a celebration at Spring Garden Restaurant, presented by the Eighth Avenue Senior Center is located at 5002 8th Avenue. Comment

Free film screening

Bay News: The Departments of Mass Communications, Interdisciplinary Studies and the John Henrik Clarke — CLR James African World Research Institute at Medgar Evers College, 1650 Bedford Avenue, will host a film screening free to the public, October 25 from 4-7 p.m. Comment

Blvd. waiting game: Many demand results of traffic study

Bay News: After five months of waiting, Manhattan Beach is still wondering just how long it takes to complete a traffic study of Oriental Boulevard. Comment

BK Bar has foreclosure forums and more: New series of educational programs launched to benefit the public

Bay News: The Brooklyn Bar Association, in conjunction with the Brooklyn Bar Association Foundation, Inc., the Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyer’s Project, Inc., and the Brooklyn Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service, announce a new series of educational programs for the public. Comment

Arts education ‘hanging by a string’: District 22 CEC president sounds alarm over shrinking education programs

Bay News: Arts education in public school is “hanging on by a string,” according to the head of a local parents’ group. Comment

A greener way to haunt: Environmental tricks & treats

Bay News: This year, Halloween doesn’t have to be only orange and black. With a little creativity, you can add a touch of green to the eerie holiday. Traditionally, Halloween is a holiday that conjures up spooky spells and tall tales. It’s when the children trick and treat to their hearts’ content. But kids and parents can do things this Halloween to help enrich their community and environment. Comment

Autumn cleanup

Bay News: The Bay Improvement Group invites all to participate in its “BIG Fall Planting & Garden Clean-Up” at 9 a.m. (sharp!), October 26 at the corner of Sheepshead Bay Road & Shore Parkway. Comment

Better ways to do business: Find new help in wading through the city bureaucracy

Bay News: Call it outer-borough politicking, but Mayor Bloomberg – in the midst of seeking to overturn the term limit law so he can run for a third term — came to Downtown Brooklyn to hype an existing agency that helps small businesses. Comment

Bikers help rev up fight against breast cancer

Bay News: Health crusaders took their battle against breast cancer on the road when Maimonides Medical Center and Brooklyn Harley-Davidson teamed up with the Brooklyn Cyclones for a benefit motorcycle tour through borough streets. Comment

Halloween fun

Bay News: Abraham Lincoln High School will host its 13th annual Halloween Fright Night. Together with witches, vampires, and other members of the monster family, the Halloween critters will descend upon school premises, 2800 Ocean Parkway, October 31 from 5-7 p.m. Comment

He’s left to bleed to death

Bay News: A 32-year-old man was stabbed to death during a brutal attack in Sheepshead Bay early Tuesday, officials said. Comment

Out with the old in Jamaica Bay: 72 derelict vessels removed from local waterways since April

Bay News: Operation Clean Bay is certainly living up to its name—and its mission. Comment

6,000 open pre-K seats

Bay News: Public schools will lose thousands of dollars if parents don’t take action now. Comment

Parents fight budget cuts: Twain moms and dads sign petition opposing plan

Bay News: Nearly 200 parents have signed a petition opposing budget cuts planned for I.S. 239, the Mark Twain School for the Gifted and Talented. Comment

Search for autistic man

Bay News: Police are turning to Brooklynites everywhere in their search for an autistic Bay Ridge resident missing since October 8. Comment

Senior citizens and Idols, too: Contest showcases BK talent

Bay News: Move over Carrie and Clay, there are some golden kids on the block and they’re stealing your thunder – at least in Brooklyn. Comment

Marty defends taking Ratner’s money

Bay News: Borough President Marty Markowitz took the gloves off last week in defending both his office and the millions in public and private money given to the three non-profits that he has set up and that are run out of Borough Hall. Comment

Marotta legacy looms large at Kings Bay field

Bay News: An adored local football coach was recalled with tears and cheers when the youth group he helped lead for more 40 seasons revered his memory with a ceremony in Sheepshead Bay. Comment

How to avoid a bad fall

Bay News: Back by popular demand is a program on how to improve balance and prevent falls at Beth Israel Medical Center-Kings Highway Division. A demonstration and balance evaluation, October 28 from 6:30-8 p.m., will be held at 3201 Kings Highway in the First Floor Conference Room. Comment

Leaf pickups bagged: City eliminates collection program

Bay News: A year after the city put finishing touches on an ambitious program for leaf composting that would have required homeowners in many parts of the city to bag leaves in brown paper or put them loose in a can for pickup, the program has been put on hold. Comment

Legion strikes up the band

Bay News: The Friends of Historic New Utrecht are continuing their free concerts with a presentation by The Kings County American Legion Headquarters Band on October 26 at 2 p.m. at the Parish House, 18th Avenue and 84th Street. Comment

3 lost on the lake: Boat accident shatters families

Bay News: They were relatives by chance but best of friends by choice – lifelong buddies who played on the streets of Brooklyn together as children and then worked together as young adults. Comment

Synagogue accused of ‘underhanded’ tactics

Bay News: A year and a half after they declared victory in their efforts to keep the lid on the impact of a new synagogue on their neighborhood, community activists are back in the trenches battling efforts to change the structure beyond what the city’s Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA) had originally allowed. Comment

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