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The most egg-cellent sandwich

Put down this newspaper or click the red circle on the top left corner of this web page and head right now to Five Leaves in Greenpoint for the best egg sandwich in the city. Comment

Paterson veto spares Radiac

Williamsburg: A dumping ground for radioactive waste will remain in Williamsburg — thanks to a veto from Gov. Paterson. Comment

Automotive HS loses — but wins

Williamsburg: The Pistons lost the game, but won the war. Comment

More pain at hospital

Brooklyn Courier: 78th Precinct Comment

Tree branch madman is sent to psych ward

Brooklyn Courier: A weirdo who waged a one-man war against trees in Crown Heights and Prospect Heights was declared unfit for trial on Friday — and will spend up to a year in the madhouse before he’ll be re-evaluated. Comment

Our man with a plan on the van

Waiting — for a dollar van — is the hardest part. Comment

‘Dollar’ vans on Day 1: Few riders, long delays

Day one of dollar van service in Brownstone Brooklyn was a lose-lose proposition — for passenger and operator alike. Comment

More mayhem at Macy’s

Brooklyn Heights: 84th Precinct Comment

Double Header at Siricco’s: Saint Finbar’s Lifetime Achievement Award Part1

Bay News: During a 10-day period, my wife Sharon and I attended two celebrations at Sirico’s Caterers, the last of the old Bensonhurst halls where everyone in Brooklyn got married, bar mitzvahed or celebrated their silver, golden, and diamond wedding anniversary. Comment

Volvo owner goes postal

Brooklyn Courier: 77th Precinct Comment

Thugs clobber man with a shovel

Mill–Marine Courier: Attacked with shovel Comment

Robbed on the rails

Kings Courier: Rail robbery Comment

Gunned down in East Flatbush

Flatbush: Gunned down Comment

You can’t trust a pot dealer!

Brooklyn Courier: 76th Precinct Comment

Pier-less

Canarsie: Nobody wants to do business on the Canarsie Pier. Comment

Busted in brutal attack

Canarsie: Woman attacked Comment

Fake kidnapping leads to arrest

Crime: A Bay Ridge 18-year-old tried to shake $22,000 out of his mother during a bogus kidnapping plot, but was arrested after cops uncovered his hare-brained ruse. Comment

Hog hell! Cops are ticketing motorcycles parked on sidewalks

The joyride is over for Bay Ridge motorcyclists who park on the sidewalk as cops vowed this week to crack down on the illegal but — until recently — rarely enforced offense. Comment

Another repulsive senior scam

Poseur perp Comment

Ida Eisenstein is our pigskin prognosticator!

Bay News: All hail our pigskin prophet, Ida Eisenstein, who went a stellar 11-5 this week — embarrassing her colleagues and astounding her fans as she bulldozed her way through pick after pick, hitting her Kryptonite lock of the week with the precision of an Azerbaijani marksman. Comment

Seventh Avenue sampler!

Dining: This sample sale has some bite! Comment

¡Comida Mexicana querido at Authentic Mexican week

Dining: Tacos are great, but there’s more to Mexican food than carne asada and beans. Comment

Sample the best of Brooklyn next week

Dining: Here’s one way to get the most bang for your restaurant buck. Comment

This chicken is hot hot hot!

Dining: People from the south automatically assume that they’ll never find a fried chicken as delicious as one served north of the Mason-Dixon line. Comment

You can’t ‘Beet’ this salad

Dining: Beet and goat cheese salads are so common nowadays that you can get them at Wendy’s. But “The New Brooklyn Cookbook” serves up an alternate take from Greenpoint’s Five Leaves that has two dressings — one of goat’s milk yogurt and another a vinaigrette — plus toasted macadamias and sliced blood oranges for a fresh combination that turns “the whole thing into the culinary equivalent of an Ellsworth Kelly painting.” Enjoy. Comment

Now you can cook like the Brooklyn pros

Dining: Ever since Al Di La opened on a then-quiet corner of Park Slope’s less-than-glamorous Fifth Avenue 12 years ago, Brooklyn’s dining scene has never been the same. Comment

Cops hunt for one man Coney crime wave

Bay News: A rail-thin thug with a penchant for robbing jewelry from little old ladies has set his sights on the neighborhood’s western end, where police say he’s robbed six seniors. Comment

Rose without thorns as singer-songwriter takes her show on road

Nightlife: Frankie Rose has drifted from one retro-pop outfit to another — from Vivian Girls to Dum Dum Girls — but with The Outs, she’s further developed her reverb-drenched, lo-fi garage sound and head-in-the-clouds feel. To really get a sense of what it’s all about, we leave that up to our beloved Algorhythm (patent pending). Comment

Feds to name Newtown Creek a Superfund site on Monday

Brooklyn now officially has two toxic bookends, thanks to a federal move to designate the Newtown Creek as a Superfund site — the first step in what could be a 10-year, half-billion-dollar clean-up. Comment

Vito takes leave of absence to battle cancer

Embattled Assemblyman Vito Lopez will take a leave of absence to undergo four days of radiation treatments next week to combat another outbreak of cancer. Comment

Cut! Paterson freezes funds for Vito’s charity

Gov. Paterson has halted $25 million in state contracts due to a Bushwick-based nonprofit affiliated with embattled Assemblyman Vito Lopez — a move that could financially cripple an organization that provides services to more than 6,000 Brooklyn residents. Comment

Polluted past being scrubbed from Floyd Bennett

Before it becomes Brooklyn’s next big thing, Floyd Bennett Field needs to finish cleaning up its act. Comment

‘Field’ for dreamers

The battle between developers and tree-huggers is underway at Floyd Bennett Field, where builders want more recreational facilities and bird-lovers insist on bringing back natural habitats. Comment

Home invader had long rap sheet

The brazen bone-head burglar who broke into a Mill Basin home — and paid dearly for his decision — has spent more time in prison than out over the last decade, prosecutors said. Comment

It’s official — the Newtown Creek is a federal cess pool

Brooklyn now officially has two toxic bookends, thanks to a federal move to designate the Newtown Creek as a Superfund site — the first step in what could be a decade-long clean-up for which the city of New York is partly responsible. Comment

MTA finally paints over its Jay St problem

The entryway to the Jay Street train station is going from eyesore — to sight for sore eyes. Comment

Man says we should stop drinking coffee! What, is he <i>nuts</i>?!

In addition to Xanax and a shot of vodka with a Red Bull chaser, we need more than a few cups of coffee to get through the day. So when we heard about a book that said the caffeine in coffee makes us fat, it was like getting splashed in the face with a piping hot espresso. Are those love handles really caused by our Venti Pike Place Roast, rather than all the Heineken and chicken wings we consumed while watching the Giants destroy the Panthers on Sunday? To find out, we had our writer Alex Rush check in with Eugene Wells, the Brighton Beach-based writer of “The Decaf Diet: Is Caffeine Making You Fat?” to find out. Comment

Another mosque-erade at Sheepshead Bay Islamic site

Bay News: More than 200 residents and Brooklyn Tea Party members and 100 supporters of a mosque and Muslim community center clashed in dueling rallies on Sunday at the site of the proposed cultural center in Sheepshead Bay. Comment

Knapp sacked

Bay News: A “temporary” sanitation garage on Knapp Street is getting a $2.8-million facelift, and angry Sheepshead Bay residents say the city is wasting money on a facility it promised to close down. Comment

Mercedes Benz menace hits Sheepshead Bay

Bay News: Benz jack Comment

Vito: It’s my party! Boss adds more hand-picked lackeys to Dem leadership

Brooklyn Democratic boss Vito Lopez has strengthened his control of the borough’s political establishment by more than doubling the number of hand-picked loyalists in party leadership positions. Comment

Tax reboot! Sales tax on clothes returns today!

The next time you go clothes shopping, bring an extra 4.375 percent with you. Comment

‘Operation opossum’ never happened — but these ‘myths’ did!

The city says it never unleashed opossums to curb southern Brooklyn’s rat population. But who says facts have to get in the way of a good urban legend? Here are some of our other favorite local “myths”. Comment

City: Don’t blame US for opossum oppression

Opossum oppressed southern Brooklyn continues to blame City Hall for an ill-conceived rat-eradication scheme — but the mayor and even the governor say the whole thing is a figment of a varmint-obsessed population. Comment

More Vito problems — two fed probes and more city scrutiny

The bad news for embattled Assemblyman Vito Lopez continued yesterday as a new report revealed that two federal offices are investigating him and his Bushwick-based nonprofit, the state Attorney General is also eyeing a probe, and state and city officials ramped up pledges to increase oversight of the charity — and three dozen pending contracts worth tens of millions of dollars. Comment

Roofus: The real bogeyman in the mosque controversy

This week, Roofus sees the real bogeyman in the Sheepshead Bay mosque controversy. Comment

Stan finds gold in his desk

Perspective: The official government name for it is the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. You and I know it as the $800 billion stimulus thing that was supposed to cure all that ails us. It was 1,100 pages long, nobody read it, and it produced very few results. Comment

Released from the cell: Four hours without a phone

Perspective: Last Sunday was Jen and Adam’s wedding shower. I’ve known Adam since he first hiccuped. His mom, Donna, and I have been friends since 1983 BC (Before Cellphones). The place was a lovely little restaurant on Staten Island that was down a flight of stairs, with no windows, below street level, and with zero cellphone reception. There we were, 60 or so women with nary a cellphone bar in sight. It was like being in lock-down — no access to the outside world. Comment

Finest above the law?

Perspective: Junk justice helps no one — least of all the people left behind to pick up the pieces of a senseless, preventable crime. Comment

Clipped: Xaverian suffers first defeat of season

High School Sports: Two plays into the battle of undefeated teams in the CHSFL ‘AAA’, Xaverian led on a Laray Smith 33-yard touchdown run. A few minutes later, Zyrel Hardy sacked Fordham Prep quarterback Max Kinder, the ball popping into the hands of Raymond Iannocone, who rumbled for a 67-yard score. Comment

Lincoln’s Williams first to officially be named U.S. Army All-American

High School Sports: Last Thursday afternoon, the U.S. Army began its national selection tour to visit the high schools of all 90 football players selected to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Saturday, Jan. 8 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Comment

‘Team effort’ leads Erasmus past Sheepshead

High School Sports: Last week was a miserable one for Erasmus Hall. The Dutchmen had no legitimate place to practice with their own field under construction and the Parade Grounds, where they were in the preseason, unavailable. They ended up practicing twice in the school’s small courtyard and the end result was a loss to Grand Street Campus. Comment

Win by Campus Magnet marred by controversy, early stoppage

High School Sports: Campus Magnet’s 16-6 win against Boys & Girls in PSAL City Championship division football yesterday will come with an asterisk after a wild scene forced referees to stop the contest with 3:37 remaining. Comment

Tom Chapin’s Sunday folk festival

Grammy winner Tom Chapin is coming home, and he’s taking requests. Comment

It’s Wagner on steroids (and with burlesque) as ‘The Ring’ hits Bushwick

Forget holy deities — the gods of 1980s-era America were World Wrestling Federation stars. Comment

A few of her favorite things

Myla Goldberg is a Brooklyn writer, but no, she doesn’t live in Fort Greene, Park Slope or Boerum Hill. For the past six years, she’s called Kensington home, and wouldn’t have it any other way. Comment

Remember this — Myla Goldberg is the ‘It’ girl of Brooklyn literature

When she was 10 years old, Myla Goldberg threw a pair of scissors at her friend. It wasn’t her best moment. Comment

This is the way to ring in Oktober

The main event may be in Germany, but over here, you can still get some Oktoberfest action, thanks to Kelso of Brooklyn’s own outdoor brews, brats, and beats event on Oct. 2. Comment

‘Kind of a Funny’ Park Slope story

Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck are back in familiar territory. Comment

Taylor lands at Rutgers, joining impressive haul

Mike Taylor headed to Piscataway, N.J., to attend a college football game and left with his future planned out. Comment

Berkeley Carroll’s Paller picks Columbia

Bret Boretti had finished his pitch to Robb Paller and his parents, Walter and Sherri. Now, the Columbia baseball coach was making sure Paller was comfortable, telling him what he told all other recruits, that the decision was in his hands. He wasn’t going to pressure him into a decision, like other coaches have been known to do during recruiting visits, or set a drop dead date. Comment

Jonesing for Syracuse: Naz forward felt most love from Orange

Syracuse was always in the picture for Tiffany Jones. The first college letter she got was from the Orange when she was in eighth grader. Comment

Tell Tchaikovsky the news!

Traveling on the road is easy when you’re an a capella group. Especially when there’s six of you. Comment

Lord of the fleas? You will be with this week’s Market Watch

Last week, we introduced our new column, Market Watch. This week, we continue it! Comment

Rube ‘Goldberg’! Reis sheds his chameleon skin again in Slope.

This week: plenty of openings, closings, and, of course, restaurant rumor mongering. Hope you’re hungry. Comment

Haspiel takes on Castro in Lockpez’s bittersweet revolution memoir

If comic books were DVDs, this would be the “making of” extra. Comment

Brooklyn — In Dean Haspiel’s words

Dean Haspiel can talk as much as a draws. Here are some of his insights into his work, career and, of course, Brooklyn. Comment

The Dean? No, the Godfather of Brooklyn’s comic scene

A jackhammer cracks the road open, a car alarm blares and the F train brings a rumble of thunder from above every 10 minutes. Comment

You’ll crow for this ‘Rooster’

On the farm, cocks need room to roam. In Williamsburg, hipsters need room to drink — and now they have a whole lot more, in the form of the Old Rooster. Comment

Final result is in — Restler beats Cohn

Williamsburg: Insurgent candidate Lincoln Restler has won the Williamsburg state committee race over Warren Cohn, sending a mini-shockwave through borough political circles and handing an embarrassing defeat to county leader, Vito Lopez. Comment

Rowback! City has <i>not</i> bailed on out-of-borough developer for G’point Hosp

Williamsburg: City housing officials blasted back at a Greenpoint-based community group last week, saying its agency never promised to reverse its decision to award the $32-million Greenpoint Hospital redevelopment project to a Queens-based company. Comment

Restored sculpture is back in the art of Greenpoint

Williamsburg: The heartbreak is literally over for a group of artists who have restored a beloved piece in a Greenpoint park after it was destroyed by vandals earlier this summer. Comment

Oh no, Cono’s! Even Vito’s restaurant has closed!

Williamsburg: As if things couldn’t get any worse for embattled Assemblyman Vito Lopez (D–Williamsburg), now his favorite restaurant has closed. Comment

Another flip-flop in Williamsburg district leader race

Williamsburg: For one political candidate, Yom Kippur was the “Day of Dethronement.” Comment

Man loses leg in Eighth Avenue crash

Brooklyn Courier: A wayward livery cab driver sparked a bloody car accident on Saturday that left three people hospitalized — one with a mangled leg — at the corner of Eighth Avenue and 11th Street. Comment

Moving day turns tragic

Brooklyn Courier: 78th Precinct Comment

It <i>was</i> a tornado! Feds confirm what we already knew

Brooklyn Courier: It was a twister! Comment

Vox Pop gets carried away at state tax auction

Flatbush: Everything was up for graps at Vox Pop this week as the state taxman auctioned off pieces of the Cortelyou Road coffeehouse — former customers bought up statues, shelves, and books while hopeful restaurateurs carried away refrigerators, coffeemakers, and even the kitchen sink. Comment

Van plan scam? ‘Dollar’ vans on former B71 route can go anywhere they want

A city proposal to provide shuttle service on bus lines killed by the MTA could flood area streets with dollar vans. Comment

Dog gone! Board barks over BID’s beg for puppy run

Brooklyn Heights: Downtown is going to have to wait to get a dog run. Comment

Bikes in buildings law is a big flat tire in Brooklyn

A much-ballyhooed law that is supposed to allow bicycle commuters to bring their wheels into their offices has gone flat in Brooklyn. Comment

Row, row, row yer bathtub

As far as wacky races go, this one clean tickled the funny bone. Comment

Faulty tower! Toren’s ground-floor supermarket falls through

Brooklyn Heights: A hyped-up, high-end grocery store in one of Brooklyn’s best-heeled residential towers won’t be serving the community after all. Comment

Robber kicks dog!

Brooklyn Heights: 84th Precinct Comment

Friendly fracas: Man stabbed as he helps friend fight off attackers

Mill–Marine Courier: Really broken up Comment

Mugged on Kings Highway

Kings Courier: Mugged on Kings Highway Comment

Seniors want safe streets

Flatbush: East Flatbush seniors have some advice for lead-footed drivers in the neighborhood who leave them shaking nervously at street corners: Slow down and let us cross! Comment

Say it, don’t spray it!

Flatbush: Pepper princess Comment

Lots of iPhones are swiped

Brooklyn Courier: 76th Precinct Comment

No trespassing!

Canarsie: Police moved in on a Canarsie warehouse last Friday, arresting two trespassers, and residents in the surrounding area are in an uproar about a spate of thefts that has them locking doors in a frenzy and looking worriedly over their shoulders. Comment

More BJs for Canarsie

Canarsie: Super-sized shopping alert: A second BJ’s will be opening in Canarsie in November. Comment

Bowling for bullets

Canarsie: Shot in the back Comment

Van plan no joyride

Bus-sted! Comment

This man was a cad

68th Precinct Comment

Ida Eisenstein is our pigskin prognosticator!

Bay News: Our NFL Nostradamus, Ida Eisenstein, did it again last week, going 10-6, and nailing her Kryptonite lock of the week. But this week, Ida faces her toughest test yet — no, not how to download a “Footloose” ring tone to her new cellphone — an emotional showdown pitting mother vs. daughter in a critical AFC West match-up. Comment

Why the Cyclones fell apart

Bay News: In this battle of David vs. Goliath, the giant turned out to have a glass jaw. Comment

Mellencamps are surging! Former champs poised for kickball greatness

Bay News: The second round of the playoffs is set and the former champions are in! Comment

Boss Vito: I have cancer — Party leader reveals health scare to insiders

Assemblyman Vito Lopez, the most powerful politician in Brooklyn, has had his share of battles with political opponents throughout his career, but he is facing an even more formidable foe — cancer. Comment

Stand and deliver: City to install cab service at Kings Plaza

The city is brokering a deal that would bring legal livery cab curb service to the Kings Plaza Mall for the first time, pushing aside the illegal activities that proliferate at Brooklyn’s biggest shopping Mecca. Comment

Democrats circle the wagons for freshman Rep. McMahon

Democratic Party officials are so concerned about the Republican Marine gunning for Rep. Mike McMahon’s Bay Ridge seat that they’ve put the freshman lawmaker in their “candidate protection program.” Comment

Cutting classes

Bay News: One of the best high schools in Brooklyn has slashed its celebrated math and science program, endangering students’ chances of getting into elite colleges. Comment

Come back, Coney

Coney Island’s roller coaster ride to recovery just got a shot of adrenalin. Comment

Bullets over Coney Island

Bay News: Gun crazy Comment

Vito power! Lopez wins another term as county leader

Meet the new Boss — same as the old Boss. Comment

Reading, writing and national resources

Go park your school somewhere else! Comment

Tea but no sympathy for mosque

More than three dozen self-professed Tea Party members rallied next to the 9-11 memorial at the 69th Street pier on Sunday to condemn controversial mosques near Ground Zero and in Sheepshead Bay. Comment

Roofus: Vito runs a dirty office

Our cartoonist has a real problem with Assemblyman and Democratic Party boss Vito Lopez. Comment

Bike tour on Sunday opens up the Navy Yard fortress

Hop on your fixie and explore one of the most exclusive spaces in Brooklyn this month. Comment

Get some healthy juice this fall

Deborah Smith is the quintessential hippie health nut: she teaches yoga, is a graduate of a nutrition program, moonlights as a healthy-eating consultant, and is the juice guru behind the Green Pirate Juice Truck. Comment

Where is the ACLU on Koran burning?

Perspective: Then, it should duly defend him — pro-bono — and with the same single-minded focus it reserves for the rights of terrorists and other monsters so that they can live another day to recruit, rile, maim and murder. It seems civil libertarians who would sooner die at their hands than oppose their demonic deeds. Comment

X-Men escape Chaminade with bounce-back victory

High School Sports: Xaverian was absolutely reeling. Comment

SAL Brooklyn girls volleyball preview: Engineers looking for someone to steer train

High School Sports: How does a team replace a setter who led it to back-to-back undefeated league seasons and a pair of quarterfinals berths? That’s the very same question Brooklyn Tech coach Rosanne D’Augusta is asking herself right now. Comment

Wave ‘shock’ Sharks, proving they belong

High School Sports: Mark Thomas heard all the haters this week, the ones who downplayed Thomas Jefferson’s win over Flushing in Week 1, the ones who said the Orange Wave still don’t belong in the PSAL City Championship division. Comment

Happy Hornets buzzing with confidence

High School Sports: The team had 32 kills in just three playoff matches last season and has improved after a winter spent playing with the Creole club program. Comment

Vital’s run, dominant defense lead Lincoln past dogged Campus Magnet

High School Sports: In Week 1, Andrew Vital ran for two touchdowns and compiled 168 total yards of offense. Sunday afternoon, he struggled somewhat, committing three turnovers and failing to break the century mark on the ground. Comment

Bouncing back: Grand Street upsets Erasmus Hall

High School Sports: Grand Street Campus went into opening weekend looking at itself as a PSAL city title contender and ended up laying an egg. The Wolves were run over by league power Sheepshead Bay in what could have easily been a confidence-shattering, season-altering loss. Comment

Serve’s up: Fontbonne aces its way to win over TMLA

High School Sports: It was a win that Fontbonne needed. The Bonnies started the season with a brutal first three matches — No. 2 St. Francis Prep, No. 6 Mary Louis and No. 9 Archbishop Molloy this past Monday. Comment

The case for urban sharecropping

The appeal of urban sharecropping is more urgent than ever. Comment

Call it the new sharecropping

Commercial kitchens are expensive, but making food out of your apartment isn’t exactly legal or sustainable. So what’s a fledging food maker to do? Comment

Church hosts T.S. Eliot’s murderous play

Spoiler alert! “Murder in the Cathedral” is about a brutal killing in church — but don’t worry, we didn’t just ruin the play for you. Comment

Xaverian’s Thomas picks Marist

There’s a lot to like about Manny Thomas on and off the basketball court — especially his 6-foot-5 frame, unquenchable work ethic and 93 average in the classroom. Those attributes piqued the interest of several Division I schools over the summer, but the one program that particularly impressed the senior swingman at Xaverian was Marist and on Monday he verbally committed to the Red Foxes. Comment

Willifest is three days of peace, film and music

Don’t let the name fool you — the Williamsburg International Film Festival is more than movies, and it isn’t just happening in Williamsburg. Comment

Flea bitten? You won’t be with our new shopping column

This market watch has nothing to do with stocks. Comment

This ‘Dead’ play is very much alive

Don’t let the name fool you, “Je Suis Dead” (or, “I Am Dead”), is a play very much about the living. Comment

Chipotle in the Slope? It’s not true!

The days may be getting darker, but Brooklyn’s restaurant scene certainly isn’t. Here’s the best of the borough’s openings, closings, and, of course, our tastiest restaurant gossip. Comment

Catch the big one at this year’s fishing derby

It’s has been widely said that if you give a man a fish, he eats for a day. But if you teach a man to fish in the East River, he could win the Brooklyn Fishing Derby. Comment

DUMBO Arts Fest bigger, better than ever

A revamped name, numerous new art mediums, and a wide array of performances, installations, panels, and workshops, all promise to make this year’s DUMBO Arts Festival the largest and most spectacular to date. Comment

Coney Island Film Fest to honor Darren Aronofsky this weekend

It’s time to get your celluloid freak on! Comment

Hot time in the city thanks to the Botanic Garden’s Chile Pepper festival

The world is a volatile place — so perhaps it’s no surprise that the only thing that everyone agrees upon is the beauty and joy of the fiery chili pepper. Comment

Get some ‘character’ at Galapagos

Move over, Manhattan; this month, musical theater reigns in Brooklyn. Comment

Vito’s charity shakeup!

Williamsburg: A Bushwick-based nonprofit long linked to its founder Assemblyman Vito Lopez has agreed to a massive internal shakeup as a result of a widening government investigation that charged that workers were taking city funds for programs that never actually existed. Comment

Bump in the trunk! Jews rushing to get caffeine suppositories

Williamsburg: Not so fast! Comment

Wow, that was a crazy storm

Brooklyn Courier: A crazy half-hour storm ripped through Brooklyn yesterday afternoon sending trees crashing onto cars, news reporters scurrying to find anyone with amateur video, editors scrambling to find the definition (and spelling) of “tornado,” and sending at least one man to the hospital. Comment

Man says we should stop drinking coffee! What, is he <i>nuts</i>?!

Alex Rush: Who the hell are you to tell me that I need to stop drinking coffee or else I’ll get fat? I need that coffee. Why are you trying to destroy my way of life? Comment

The Atlantic Antic — one of the best street fairs — is back on Sunday

The granddaddy of all street fairs is back. Comment

Classic silent films return to Brooklyn Public Library — with live piano.

It’s hard to keep quiet about silent film this good. Comment

Toys for grown-ups

Look, it’s about time you dropped that stigma about entering a “sex shop” — we know you want to, and now you don’t even have to wade through smut mags, grimy porn booths or that creepy guy eyeing you from behind the counter in order to get what you need. Comment
Cyclones: Brooklynites have spoken, and they want the Cyclones skipper, Wally Backman, to pack his bags and head to Citi Field. Comments (2)
Event: It’s has been widely said that if you give a man a fish, he eats for a day. But if you teach a man to fish in the East River, he could win the Brooklyn Fishing Derby. Comment

Flea bitten? You won’t be with our new shopping column

Shopping: This market watch has nothing to do with stocks. Comment

Call it the new sharecropping

Call it the new sharecropping

Commercial kitchens are expensive, but making food out of your apartment isn’t exactly legal or sustainable. So what’s a fledging food maker to do? Urban sharecropping. Comment

How to save our democracy — four solutions

How to save our democracy — four solutions

Perspective: By any measure, Primary Day was a disaster for democracy. Voter turnout was low, challenges to incumbents were rare, and even the date of the election gave candidates little time to generate any post-summer excitement. As such, we asked four “good-government” advocates to offer solutions. Click below for their fixes.

Vito: It’s my party! Boss adds more hand-picked lackeys to Dem leadership

Politics: Brooklyn Democratic boss Vito Lopez has strengthened his control of the borough’s political establishment by more than doubling the number of hand-picked loyalists in party leadership positions. Comments (4)
Page 1: Thar she blew! Last week’s tornado gave us lots of opportunities to make “Wizard of Oz” jokes in the office and dress up as Glinda the Good Witch (hey, no judgements, OK?). But more than that, it gave us great stories and photos that you can read right now by merely clicking on the link above and downloading our entire print edition — which the rest of Brooklyn won’t be able to even see until Friday when our trucks hit the street. So click now. You’ll simply be blown away. Read more…

Vito’s power plays cross the line

Editorial: The Brooklyn Paper editorial board takes on Assemblyman Vito Lopez’s power base. Comments (2)

‘Animal Farm’ reimagined as an Orwellian circus

Theater: The circus and communist Russia never had much in common, but House of Yes is looking to change all that. Comment

You’ll crow for this ‘Rooster’

Nightlife: On the farm, cocks need room to roam. In Williamsburg, hipsters need room to drink — and now they have a whole lot more, in the form of the Old Rooster. Comment

Get some healthy juice this fall

Dining: The Green Pirate Juice Truck will be in Grand Army Plaza every Saturday. Comments (1)

Roofus: Vito runs a dirty office

Cartoon: Our cartoonist has a real problem with Assemblyman and Democratic Party boss Vito Lopez. Comments (1)

Oh no, Cono’s! Even Vito’s restaurant has closed!

Dining: As if things couldn’t get any worse for embattled Assemblyman Vito Lopez (D–Williamsburg), now his favorite restaurant has closed. Comments (9)
Mean Streets: A much-ballyhooed law that is supposed to allow bicycle commuters to bring their wheels into their offices has gone flat in Brooklyn. Comments (5)

Final result is in — Restler beats Cohn

Williamsburg: But the real loser is Party boss Vito Lopez — but you knew that. Comments (11)
Cobble Hill: A city proposal to provide shuttle service on bus lines killed by the MTA could flood area streets with dollar vans. Comments (2)

Janitor says Vito Lopez’s charity fired him for backing his rival

Williamsburg: A former employee at a nonprofit agency backed by Assemblyman Vito Lopez claims the Bushwick group fired him for backing one of Lopez’s rivals in last year’s election. Comments (2)

Rowback! City has not bailed on out-of-borough developer for G’point Hosp

Greenpoint: Apparently, hopeful local groups heard what they wanted to hear. This time, the city speaks more clearly. Comment

Unhappy ending at library as branches are slashed on weekends

The Brooklyn Public Library has quietly cut weekend hours on nearly half of its branches. Comments (6)

Our cartoonist says: ‘Get a dram at Dram’

Bar Scrawl: Here it is, folks — our new feature: Bar Scrawl. It’s your cartoonist’s-eye view of the nightlife scene Comments (4)
Music: A one-night musical revue spotlights our borough’s nuts. Comments (1)

Vito power! Lopez wins another term as county leader

Politics: Meet the new Boss — same as the old Boss. Comments (13)
Downtown plan: Downtown is going to have to wait to get a dog run. Comments (14)
Bay Ridge: More than three dozen self-professed Tea Party members rallied next to the 9-11 memorial at the 69th Street pier on Sunday to condemn controversial mosques near Ground Zero and in Sheepshead Bay. Comments (13)

Our columnist atones for using caffeine suppositories!

Brooklyn Angle: Why was this night different from all other nights? Comments (5)

Toys for grown-ups

Toys for grown-ups

Shopping: Our comprehensive guide to the four best sex shops in the borough. Comments (1)
Art: A revamped name, numerous new art mediums, and a wide array of performances, installations, panels, and workshops, all promise to make this year’s DUMBO Arts Festival the largest and most spectacular to date. Comment

Mellencamps are surging! Former champs poised for kickball greatness

Greenpoint: All the action from Brooklyn Kickball from the dean of the Kickball press corps, Aaron Short. Comments (6)
The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: Spoiler alert! “Murder in the Cathedral” is about a brutal killing in church — but don’t worry, we didn’t just ruin the play for you. Comment

Faulty tower! Toren’s ground-floor supermarket falls through

Downtown plan: A hyped-up, high-end grocery store in one of Brooklyn’s best-heeled residential towers won’t be serving the community after all. Comments (8)

Lots of iPhones are swiped

Carroll Gardens: Three iPhone thefts lead the blotter this week. Plus all the crime news from Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Red Hook’s 76th Precinct. Comment

Man loses leg in Eighth Avenue crash

Mean Streets: A wayward livery cab driver sparked a bloody car accident on Saturday that left three people hospitalized — one with a mangled leg — at the corner of Eighth Avenue and 11th Street. Comments (5)

Boss Vito: I have cancer — Party leader reveals health scare to insiders

Williamsburg: Assemblyman Vito Lopez, the most powerful politician in Brooklyn, has had his share of battles with political opponents throughout his career, but he is facing an even more formidable foe — cancer. Comments (13)
Bay Ridge: Democratic Party officials are so concerned about the Republican Marine gunning for Rep. Mike McMahon’s Bay Ridge seat that they’ve put the freshman lawmaker in their “candidate protection program.” Comments (6)

Chipotle in the Slope? It’s not true!

Foodie-in-Chief: Plus all the food gossip from our “Foodie in Chief.” Comments (1)

Another flip-flop in Williamsburg district leader race

Williamsburg: Now Restler appears to lead! Comments (15)

The Atlantic Antic — one of the best street fairs — is back on Sunday

Event: The granddaddy of all street fairs is back. Comments (3)

Bike tour on Sunday opens up the Navy Yard fortress

Event: Hop on your fixie and explore one of the most exclusive spaces in Brooklyn this month. Comments (1)

Dance company takes out the trash, littorally

Dance: This dance performance is a piece of garbage. Comments (5)
It was a twister! Comments (1)

Bump in the trunk! Jews rushing to get caffeine suppositories

Williamsburg: Talk about a bum’s rush! Comments (41)

Vito’s charity shakeup!

Politics: Ridgewood Bushwick under fire — and Vito’s campaign treasurer is at the center of it. Comments (7)
A crazy half-hour storm ripped through Brooklyn yesterday afternoon sending trees crashing onto cars, news reporters scurrying to find anyone with amateur video, editors scrambling to find the definition (and spelling) of “tornado,” and sending at least one man to the hospital. Comments (2)

Flip flop! Now Restler is losing to Cohn

Williamsburg: The closest election of this year’s primary season is going to paper ballots and machine recounts. Oy vey. Comments (3)
Barnstormin’: Here they are — our annual year-end awards. Comment

Man says we should stop drinking coffee! What, is he nuts?!

Checkin’ in with: This guy says that caffeine makes us fatter and more stressed out. Yeah, and what’s the downside? Comments (15)

Vox Pop gets carried away at state tax auction

Ditmas Park: Everything was up for graps at Vox Pop this week as the state taxman auctioned off pieces of the Cortelyou Road coffeehouse — former customers bought up statues, shelves, and books while hopeful restaurateurs carried away refrigerators, coffeemakers, and even the kitchen sink. Comments (3)
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What should happen to failed-but-beloved Cyclones manager Wally Backman

Cyclones: Take our survey now and send a message: Fire him, promote him, or let him finish the job. Comments (2)

Why the Cyclones fell apart

Barnstormin’: In this battle of David vs. Goliath, the giant turned out to have a glass jaw. Comments (1)

Another high-rise to go up on the Southside of Williamsburg

Williamsburg: A 15-story building will rise on a vacant waterfront lot on the edge of Broadway and Kent Avenue, adding another residential tower to Williamsburg’s fast-developing south side — though this one is mostly comprised of affordable units. Comments (2)

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