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Books: Daniel Handler and Maira Kalman pen a book about heartbreak Comments (1)

It’s college time for our parenting columnist!

The Dad: Our parenting columnist ponders the ramifications of his own parenting decisions as his daughter inches closer to the college application process. Comment

Carmine needs the Guggenheimlich!

Sunday Screech: This week, Carmine heads to the city for a day of art and eating. Well, actually, just eating. Comments (2)

‘Sicko’ facts ALTAR priest tale

Letters: Our readers chime in on the Monsignor Brady Christmas tree controversey at Good Shepherd Church — and our headline. Comment
Fuzzy Brooklyn: An esteemed veterinarian shuttered his animal hopsital after 30 years of rescuing furry creatures, saying the death of a former partner prompted his earlier-than-expected retirement. Comments (3)

Carmine heads to the city — for lunch, not art

Big Screecher: This week, Carmine goes off on how much the city has changed since they put in that wacky-looking museum! Comment
Our football drinking guide will help you find the best Brooklyn bars for watching the big game. Comment
Fuzzy Brooklyn: Dogs who visit Brooklyn Bridge Park come home covered in a salmon-tinted coat of dust, according to pup owners. Comments (14)

Meet the borough’s busiest old-timers

The city may call them annoying, but we call them community heroes. Comment

Ida’s predicting the playoffs!

Don’t jump into that football pool before consulting with Ida first. Comment

Iran’s nukes are atoms away

A Britisher’s View: A rogue regime courts a nuclear showdown. Comment

COO-grats to the Brooklyn Community Foundation’s new addition!

Standing O: Standing O is back, to honor Brooklyn’s biggest all-stars. Comment

Man beaten on Burnett Street

Marine Park: The victim was bruised and battered, but managed to fight his assailants off. Plus a host of other crimes from Marine Park’s 63rd Precinct. Comment

Obama wants to slash military spending: is it a good move?

Op-Ed: Click below for two views.
Bar Scrawl: Our sketchiest correspondent checks out an upscale cocktail and fondue bar in Carroll Gardens. Comment

What the L!

Weekend Watch: The L train skips Bushwick, and the Q continues its dogged boycott of central Brooklyn. Comment
Fort Greene: Tillie’s has bean and gone — but lovers of the iconic Fort Greene java joint sent it off with a boozy, coffee-fueled wake. Comments (3)
Editor’s Picks: Once again, the invaluable Brooklyn Paper is back with some tips for a great weekend. Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comment

Breaking: Dead man found in burning garbage heap

Marine Park: The victim’s remains were uncovered as firefighters put out a rubbish fire near Flatbush Avenue. Comment

‘Bert and Ernie’ mugged in Sheepshead Bay!

Sheepshead Bay: A muppet-hating marauder looted a kiddie ride depicting the famed Sesame Street characters, taking $300 in quarters. Comment
Cleaning Our Waterways: The Gowanus Canal will remain filthy even after a costly federal cleanup so long as the city continues to allow raw sewage to spew into the polluted waterway, local watchdogs and the Environmental Protection Agency allege. Comments (8)

What a load! City switches out confusing street sign, but hated loading zone stays

Bay Ridge: Ridgites still don’t understand why a corner deli needs a loading zone — especially along parking-starved Fourth Avenue. Comment

Wow, Carlo is in the money!

Link: Borough President Markowitz’s former cheif of staff wants his old boss’s job in a record-setting way: He’s raisied more than $100,000 quicker than any beep hopeful in history. Check out the story at NYPost.com! Read more…

The keeper of the knish

Brooklyn Courier: The knishes are delicious at Adelman’s deli thanks to owner Mohamed Salem, who keeps the kosher favorite alive. Comment
Brooklyn Is Angry: A once-embattled Park Slope sports bar will open with a new name and a strikingly different business model in hopes of becoming a slam-dunk for community foodies — not arena crowds. Comments (6)

Nursing home celebrates Russian Orthodox Christmas

BoroBeat: Residents of the Shore View Nursing Home in Brighton Beach were treated to a festive holiday play on Jan. 7 in celebration of the Russian Orthodox Christmas. Comment

Q attack! Thugs jump 20-year-old straphanger

Sheepshead Bay: Plus a smattering of other crimes from Sheepshead Bay’s 61st Precinct. Comment

Floored by Fish! Aviators lose to Bluefins, 4–2

Mill Basin: Brooklyn got finned! Comment

Q riders: The MTA is not going our way.

Flatbush: Last weekend’s track closings did not sit well with neighborhood straphangers. Comment

Mocada-it-yourself! DIY fest features demos and workshops

Art: What’s better than buying home-made? Comment

Goons attack 12-year-old on 17th Avenue

Bensonhurst: Get ready for your weekly run down of crimes from Bensonhurst’s 62nd Precinct. Comment

A Christmas tree’s circle of life

Photo Galleries: Hey, tree-huggers, here’s how your favorite yuletide decoration goes from living room showpiece to plant food. Comment
Brooklyn Heights: The beloved movie house might be leveled to make room for a five-story development, The Brooklyn Paper has learned. Comment
Mean Streets: What can the city do to make Prospect Park’s dangerous downhill safe for pedestrians and cyclists? Comments (126)

Race for disgraced pol’s seat heats up

Marine Park: Councilman Lew Fidler (D–Marine Park) and Brighton Beach attorney David Storobin are preparing for a March 20 showdown. Comment
Clinton Hill: On Sunday night, Pastor Jamison Galt delivered his inaugural sermon at Christ Church — using the rhymes of hip hop’s self-described savior. Comments (10)

March down the aisle in $tyle at gay expo

Event: Borough Hall is sponsoring the very first wedding expo that targets gay couples looking to tie the knot — and showcasing a collection of businesses looking to cash in on the burgeoning market. Comment

Stamp out fraud with fingerprinting

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our columnist gets ink on her hands. Well, other people’s hands. Comment

Bensonhurst is home to borough’s last Blockbuster

Bensonhurst: The video rental empire, which once boasted stores in nearly every neighborhood, may be down to its last one in Brooklyn. Comment

Steely Jon!

Music: Guitar player for famed rock band goes solo Comments (1)
Foodie-in-Chief: Our foodie-in-chief is back with a sizzling serving of the hottest openings, closings, and new arrivals in Brooklyn’s restaurant scene. Comments (1)

New Year’s Day attack on Surf Avenue

Coney Island: A bloody stabbing on W. 12th Street leaves a man with cuts to his legs and face. Plus a smattering of other crimes from Coney Island’s 60th Precinct. Comment

Where will the Gowanus Canal’s toxic sludge go?

The Explainer: Dredging the Gowanus Canal is one thing — deciding what to do with the polluted muck recovered from the waterway is another challenge altogether. After scraping up tons of toxic sludge from the bottom of the canal, the Environmental Protection Agency is considering seven ways to dispose of the contaminated mess. Comments (3)
Coney Island: Five men are living in a shanty town near Six Diamonds Park that features a vegetable garden — and a Jet Ski! Comment

Ditmas Park mourns slain cafe owner

Ditmas Park: Several dozen celebrated Josh Rubin’s life at Temple Beth Emeth of Flatbush on Sunday. Comment
BoroBeat: Camels, floats and costumed “kings” brought the magic of the Magi to the festive hordes on Sunday. Comment
Meadows of Shame: A mysterious saboteur torched some leftover Christmas trees in Fort Greene Park on Sunday night — an incident that park watchdogs say is part of a recent spree of vandalism in the vexed oasis. Comments (4)

Gerrymandered Bensonhurst lacks leadership

Speak Out: This week, Lou waxes poetically about the neighborhood’s four-headed leadership. Comment

Children are truly unbearable in Ben Marcus’ new novel

Books: Author Ben Marcus releases his dystopian novel — a story that will make all parents shudder — at Book Court on Jan. 19. Comment
The Best Thing We Ate This Week: Park Slope’s newest Italian restaurant serves one of the most authentic crostini this side of Milan — and there’s one reason why: owners brought the fresh, simple recipe straight from the food-centric city itself. Comment

Argentinian eats with an Italian accent

Foodie-in-Chief: Who would have guessed that an Argentina-born Queens resident would become such a pioneer of Italian food in Brooklyn? Comment
Bensonhurst: Malik Shahzed is one of two new people speaking out against the NYPD’s controversial iPhone sting. Comment

New Randazzo’s ‘hoagie hub’ coming to Sheepshead Bay

Sheepshead Bay: Get ready for a sandwich war: the Sheepshead Bay seafood staple plans to go up against Jimmy’s Famous Heroes. Comment
Boerum Hill: Two aquatic performers are adding a splash of “Esther Williams” to pool parties around town. Comments (2)

Slammer time! City will reopen House of D next month

Boerum Hill: Boerum Hill residents fear their lawns and planters will once again become stash spots for drugs, knives and other jail contraband when the Brooklyn House of Detention reopens next month. Comments (10)

Rocco, beloved Brooklyn Heights pet shop dog, dead at 45 (dog years)

Brooklyn Heights: The store mascot at Rocco and Jezebel for Pets lived out a real-life “Lady and the Tramp” story. Comments (3)

Sage advice on Internet scamming

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, our columnist reminds you that things aren’t always what they seem. Comment

It’s not Carl’s fault!

Link: At least according to New York Magazine! Check out this piece on our ousted state senator. Read more…

Signed, sealed, delivered: Heights card shop closes after 30 years

Brooklyn Heights: It’s time to say goodbye to the place to go for hellos. Comments (3)

Aviators fall to 1000 Islands Privateers, 6-4

Mill Basin: Brooklyn had the game locked up by the third period, but Alexandria Bay bombarded the A’s net, scuttling the Aviators’ victory. Comment

Teen arrested in delivery man’s death

Marine Park: The bloody Thursday night crash was one of two fatal hit-and-run deaths to take place in southern Brooklyn this week. Comment

Remembering Josh Rubin: Memorial service tomorrow for murdered cafe owner

Ditmas Park: Dozens are expected to attend Sunday’s service at Temple Beth Emeth of Flatbush. Comments (8)

Keelhauled! Aviators fall to Privateers in 4-1 rout

Mill Basin: Brooklyn couldn’t handle Alexandria Bay’s icy advance. Comment
Meadows of Shame: The city wants Prospect Park’s homeless tree dwellers to make like a tree — and leave. Comments (26)
Mean Streets: The parents of Mathieu Lefevre say that surveillance footage from a Morgan Avenue warehouse will reveal the truth about how their son died. The artist was killed three months ago in a tragic hit-and-run but cops never pressed charges. Comments (19)

Delivery man run down on Gerritsen Avenue

Flatlands: The bloody Thursday night crash was one of two fatal hit-and-run deaths to take place in southern Brooklyn this week. Comment

Occupiers ousted: Cops bust Bushwick anarcho-media group

Police raided the headquarters of an Occupy Wall Street media organization, arresting six in a Bushwick loft bust that was recorded on video and broadcast live on the Internet. Comments (8)
Link: Our buddies at the Brooklyn Paper had this story about people who live in trees in Prospect Park — at least, until the story broke and the city cleared them out. Read more…

In case you missed it… on BrooklynDaily.com

Our pals over at BrooklynDaily.com put together this piece on a lobbyist who admitted to bribing disgraced ex-state Sen. Carl Kruger. We don’t like their headline, but we figured its worth a read. So here’s a link. Read more…
Williamsburg: A judge blocked Mayor Bloomberg’s bid to build affordable housing in South Williamsburg, siding with opponents who claim the project favors Hasidic Jews and is biased against blacks and Latinos. Comments (20)

Cops: Duo say they’re seeking donations for an AIDS chairty — then rob the store!

Carroll Gardens: Plus a smattering of other crimes from the 76th Precinct in Carroll Gardens. Comment

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