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Wag-tastic Howl-oween fun-draiser for pet rescue group

BoroBeat: New Miss Brooklyn Christina Moore was the cat’s meow when she put on the dog and headed to Kensington this Halloween to be a part of a canine-themed benefit for an animal mission. Comment

PS 115 students write chapter on Halloween fun with storybook parade

BoroBeat: Dragon kings and princesses bounced alongside bright-eyed witches while sweet cowpokes shared the sidewalk with gleeful ghoulies, all of them mesmerizing delighted pedestrians and motorists who waved and cheered as the pre-kindergarteners passed them by in a colorful human ribbon along E. 92nd Street, off Avenue M. Comment

One of these days, Parker will go to trial

Crime: The long-delayed case against pugilistic state Sen. Kevin Parker (D-Flatbush) may be brought to a jury before the end of the month. Comment

It’s academic: Xaverian loses three key starters to grades

High School Sports: The losses are piling up for Xaverian, on and off the football field. Comment

Bard upsets Sheepshead Bay, winning its ‘A’ playoff opener

High School Sports: Winston McKoy was disappointed when Bard was given the 21st seed in the PSAL Class A playoffs because, the coach said, it showed the league failed to acknowledge its solid first year in Manhattan A, arguably the best division in the city. Comment

Ladies night! Clover Club reveals its secrets — but only to women

Cocktail secrets — revealed! Comment

Annie Keating, Park Slope parent, celebrates her fourth album at Southpaw

Annie Keating has gained fans all over the world for her honest, refreshing acoustic act, often found on the folk festival circuit. But to celebrate her new album, there’s nothing like playing in your own backyard. Comment

Crown clients battle diabetes on the sidewalk

BoroBeat: Even being in a wheelchair didn’t stop Myra Haynes from participating in a walk-a-thon for the American Diabetes Association in Sheepshead Bay on Saturday. Comment

Spooktacular Coney kooked up for first Halloween Parade

BoroBeat: The Mad Hatter chummed around with a ghoulie while a ghostie hobnobbed with a witch, all of them gleefully falling in step with other trick or treaters kooked up in Coney Island for the calendar’s most spooktacular weekend. Comment
Nightlife: Bowling, White Russians and costumes combine next month at Brooklyn Bowl for Lebowski Fest 2010, a celebration of the 1998 Cohen Brothers’ cult comedy and its great anti-hero, The Dude. Comment
Park Slope: Call them heavy metal punks. Comments (4)
Bushwick: Community leaders are scrambling to landmark the historic stretch of Bushwick known as “Brewers Row” before the buildings are sold and further altered. Comments (3)

City rejects ‘brownstone of the future’

Red Hook: Architects want to build the brownstone of the future in Red Hook, but the city is stuck in the past. Comments (1)

Money? What money? Beep slams developer for claiming he’d fund Greenpoint Hospital project

Greenpoint: Borough President Markowitz slammed the Queens-based developers of the Greenpoint Hospital site for making the “wrong” claim that he would underwrite the project with $3.9 million. Comments (4)

Marketwatch Halloween edition: TJMaxx and a haunted pop-up store

Shopping: Market Watch is back this week with some news on a brand new store and a fun, Halloween-themed shopping excursion. Comments (1)

The cable dispute — what should be done?

Perspective: Hundreds of TV shows have been blacked out during the negotiations between Fox and Cablevision, depriving viewers of everything from the baseball playoffs to talk shows. Whose right? Who cares? We just want to watch TV. Click below for two takes on the conflict.

Boro Hall slip-and-fall!

Boro Hall slip-and-fall!

Downtown: The long-neglected plaza around Borough Hall has taken its first victim — a woman will sue the city after tripping and fracturing her hip on the cracked slate. Comments (3)

Silent no more! Markowitz recovers from throat surgery that rendered him mute

The Greatest Story Ever: And we’ve got the first interview with the irrepressible Beep! Comments (5)
Downtown: Two Brooklyn EMTs were life savers of a different kind last week when they leapt to a Fort Greene woman’s aide, risking their own safety to chase down a mugger. Comments (6)
Park Slope: The owners of Gorilla Coffee — where irate employees walked out en masse in April — are suing the New York Times for destroying their lives by covering the debacle. Comments (14)

Armed robbery on Montague St

Brooklyn Heights: Armed robbers posing as UPS deliverymen held up the Montague Street RadioShack on Tuesday morning, making off with cash and electronics. Comments (2)
Park Slope: And, no, that’s not a typo in the headline — finally, there’s a location for Brooklyn’s most important public toilet! Comments (3)

Skinny legs and all! W’burg bar serves tequila with a grasshopper chaser

Nightlife: Tequila goes great with plenty of dishes — tacos, scallops, skirt steak and Doritos, to name a few — but everyone’s favorite south-of-the-border beverage actually goes best with grasshoppers. Comments (2)

Is this graffiti anti-Semitic or anti-violence?

Park Slope: Some sicko wrote, “Geese first, Jews next,” on an emergency call box in Park Slope over the weekend — but it’s unclear whether the vandalism is an anti-Semitic call for violence or a sincere attempt to link this summer’s federal goose extermination to one of history’s greatest atrocities. Comments (7)
Meadows of Shame: It turns out that Prospect Park is the perfect place to get your main ingredient for goats head soup. Comments (8)
Park Slope: Relax, everyone — he’s only kidding! Comments (6)

Yassky takes fall for van plan debacle

The city’s plan to add “dollar vans” to bus routes abandoned by the MTA is all but dead — and the head of the city agency that spawned the ill-fated initiative admitted that it was partly his fault. Comments (3)
Bay Ridge: It’s still “The Dust Bowl,” thanks to a councilman playing fast and loose with math and democracy. Comments (1)

Can we all just stop judging?

Fearless Living: Our mom columnist is sick of all of us thinking we know her — or the “first-rate” family next door. Comments (24)
The haunted trail at Luna Park is flat out amaze-ing. Comment

Horsing around! Equus Projects puts the gallop back in dance this Saturday

Dance: Call it dances with horses. Comment

Gentile wants to smoke out hookah bars

Bay Ridge: Arab-style smoking cafes that were exempted from the city’s landmark anti-tobacco law are under fire as a Bay Ridge councilman prepares to stop any new hookah bars from opening and seeks to regulate those that remain. Comments (2)
The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: Marijuana makes even more inroads! Now the Gallery Players is even celebrating it. Comment
Theater: An unorthodox new play delves into modern Judaism and romance. Comment

Talk about a downward dog

Fort Greene: A dog-walker is mugged. Plus another crime at LIU’s Downtown campus. Yes, it’s all the other crime news from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comments (2)

Here they are — your ‘Do Gooders’

Awesome: The finalists in the Brooklyn Community Foundation contest are out (are you on the list?). Comment

The web poster who cried ‘rape’

Park Slope: An online “game of telephone” leads to a week of fear over a rape that never happened. Comment
Park Slope: Meet the new Freddy’s — not exactly the same as the old Freddy’s. Comment
Dining: Need a sweet treat for Halloween? Look no further. Comment
Boerum Hill: Yikes. Comments (1)
A well-known panhandler who plied his trade outside a Carroll Gardens subway station died earlier this month. Comments (1)
The Sheepshead Bay mosque is no longer living on a prayer. Comments (16)
Mean Streets: Supporters vastly outnumbered opponents in dueling rallies over the Prospect Park West bike lane on Thursday morning, as 250 cyclists rallied in Grand Army Plaza and then took a victory lap roughly four dozen opponents gathered just to the south. Comments (44)
Park Slope: Seven people — including two children — were hospitalized on Thursday morning following a devastating six-car pileup on Flatbush Avenue outside the main branch of the Brooklyn Public Library. Comments (12)

City blitzes Williamsburg shops for ATM violations

Williamsburg: For nearly a dozen Williamsburg business owners this week, cash machines stopped dispensing money and started swiping it. Comments (13)

Food stamps for sugar sodas?

Perspective: Mayor Bloomberg wants to bar the use of food stamps for sugar-filled beverages and sodas on the grounds that such products are unhealthy. Of course, they are — but is the mayor’s initiative a public-health boon or just “nanny state” politics run amok? Click below for opinion pieces on the topic.

Oy vey! Marty is on mute after throat procedure!

The Greatest Story Ever: It’s the sound of silence from Borough Hall. Comments (5)
Greenpoint: The city has cut some access to the Newtown Creek for boaters days after the federal government listed the creek as a toxic Superfund site — but the feds and local kayakers argue that the city is overreacting. Comments (3)

Tried to rob a CVS — then rode on the sidewalk

Carroll Gardens: A gunman fails as a robber, but gets nabbed for cycling on the sidewalk. Plus all the crime news from Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Red Hook’s 76th Precinct. Comments (2)

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