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Novels get directors cut

As if reading Faulkner weren’t hard enough, here comes the remix. Comment

Flex it up!

A ground-breaking East New York dance troupe struts its stuff at the DUMBO Arts Festival. Comment

Cops: Man stole cleaning supplies from building

Flatbush: Get ready for your weekly run down of crimes from the 70th Precinct. Comment

Autobiography of a cartoonist

Art: Sickness, alcoholism, and dead-end jobs aren’t typical comic strip material — but Julia Wertz isn’t a typical cartoonist. Comment

Autobiography of a cartoonist

Art: BY NATALIE O’NEILL Comment
Dining: You won’t find anything resembling chicken parmesan in Italy — or on the menu at a new Italian eatery in the Columbia Street Waterfront District. Comments (1)

Police: Man takes screwdriver to car

Marine Park: Plus a host of other crimes from Marine Park’s 63rd Precinct. Comment

Say whatever you want, but Carmine pays his own way

Sunday Screech: In this week’s screech, Carmine lashes out against online commentators who have no guts! Comments (6)

‘Can’t-put-down’ article about deer hunter

Letters: A letter writer thanks us for a great article, then gives us lip for not giving her enough info about Brooklyn deer hunter Steven Rinella. Comment

Carmine says he pays his own way

Big Screecher: This week, the Big Screecher lets you know what he thinks — just like he does every week! Comment

Ida’s going with the Jets again

Ida Eisenstein is the pigskin prognosticator — she demands your respect. Comment

Two fests one weekend

Two fests one weekend

Cinema: The line between Williamsburg and Greenpoint continues to blur, but two film festivals are bringing the two nabes head-to-head on one weekend this month. Comments (7)

Vegan, not chicken

A small vegan pop-up is trying to take over the world — peacefully, of course. Comments (2)

McCarthy trounces Regina-Potter in GOP primary

Coney Island: The Republicans have picked their flag bearer in the GOP’s invasion on Coney Island. Comment
Williamsburg: Williamsburg’s Democratic district leader fight was too close to call on Thursday night thanks in part to Assemblyman Vito Lopez, the embattled party boss who political insiders say got Northern Brooklyn’s Orthodox Jewish communities to come out in droves and vote for Chris Olechowski, the candidate he hand-picked to take out one-term incumbent — and longtime Lopez critic — Lincoln Restler. Comments (27)
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Central Amusements poised to light up Parachute Jump, sources say

Coney Island: The famed Parachute Jump will receive a $2 million necklace of new lights. Comment
Manhattan Beach: Councilman Mike Nelson is poised to lose his grip on Manhattan Beach, according to city officials remapping Brooklyn’s council districts — and residents of the tony community say they can’t wait to see the legislator go. Comment

Get ready for a train-ache

Weekend Watch: Get ready for the pain, Brooklyn. Seven train lines are going to be worked on this weekend. Comments (1)

Bartoonist checks out a German beerhall in Park Slope.

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking illustrator shares his thoughts on a warehouse-turned-beerhall. Comments (3)

BBQ OMG! Much-anticipated meatery gearing up for Downtown opening

Downtown: No, this won’t be the Apple store, it will be a barbecue joint! Comments (18)

‘I joined a cult to see if I could be brainwashed’

A Britisher’s View: The death of the Rev. Sun Myung Moon had our columnist remembering her brief stretch as an aspiring cultist — for the sake of a story, of course! Comment
Park Slope: A long-shuttered library in Park Slope is closing the book on years of renovation delays — and opening the doors to fancy new technology and more public meeting space. Comments (4)
Mean Streets: Now try to get off the BQE. Comments (15)
Sheepshead Bay: An ex-presidential candidate who most people think is homeless has launched a campaign to clean up Plumb Beach as he wiles away his afternoons in a makeshift tent replete with a beach chair, sun umbrella, and a small grill. Comment

Car goes flying off Coney Island Avenue — and motorist survives!

Midwood: A car struck a cyclist and smashed through a wooden fence surrounding a Coney Island Avenue construction site before plummeting into a 30-foot deep ditch, said rescuers who are amazed that the woman survived. Comment

Musical chairman meeting: Lopez successor vote moved to Southern Brooklyn

Manhattan Beach: Brownstone Brooklyn Democratic district leaders say the unexpected meeting location switch to the wilds of Manhattan Beach will disenfranchise them. Comment
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Park Slope: Iowa is suffering through one of its worst droughts in decades, but corn grows easily in water-rich Park Slope. Comments (2)
Williamsburg: Summer’s over and Williamsburg’s only multiplex is still not complete. But developers say popcorn will be popping by the holiday season. Comments (5)

Sci-fi all nighter

Sci-fi all nighter

Gowanus: Suit up and stay up to watch your favorite sci-fi TV series. Comment

Revolutionary party in Southern Brooklyn!

Dyker Heights: Gravesend neighbors celebrated the birthdays of two of its leading members with an 18th-century-themed party in full costume. Check out our slideshow for all the fun! Comment

The kids are off to a movie — without me!

The Dad: This week, The Dad is delighted his daughters are going to the movies together, even if he’s not invited. Comments (1)

Standing O does it again!

Standing O: No one cheers on Brooklyn like Standing O! And this week, we do it again! Comment

Cops: Teen found with stolen jewelry, pot

Coney Island: Get ready for your weekly run-down of crimes from Coney Island’s 60th Precinct. Comment

Brooklyn remembers 9-11

Photo Galleries: Hundreds of somber Brooklynites attended memorial services held across the borough, paying tribute to the men, women, and loved ones who perished in the attacks on 9-11. Comment

Internet fund-raisers swoop in to save hero bus driver

Coney Island: A hero city bus driver who seriously injured his hand grabbing a 7-year-old girl from a fall in Coney Island this summer and can no longer make ends meet is getting a helping hand from big-hearted internet users. Comment

Departing Clones tweet their regards to Brooklyn

Coney Island: Before heading back to their distant homes, the 2012 Brooklyn Cyclones Tweeted a few heartfelt, and not so heartfelt, goodbyes to their team, MCU Park, and their fans. Comment

Lady of Sorrow touches down in Bensonhurst

Bensonhurst: Even though the Lady of Sorrows procession was rained out, the show still went on at Saint Athanasius Church in Bensonhurst. Comment

The nest is empty, and this mama bird is feeling fine!

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our columnist lets us know how she’s been doing since her little one flew the coop. Comment

Spelling smarties go head-to-head

Photo Galleries: Children participating in our spelling bee at Kings Plaza’s Back-to-School Expo impressed everyone with their skills. See all the fun in our slideshow. Comment

Thief robs cabbie, jumps out of car

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

Wonder Wheel operators shoot down Coney Island observation disk plan

There isn’t enough room in Coney Island for two big wheels, the owners of the landmarked Deno’s Wonder Wheel said this week as they lashed out against some thrill seekers’ plans to bring a new 600-foot observation disk to the People’s Playground. Comments (28)

Clones end 2012 season with shutout loss to Hudson Valley

The Ride: Two runs surrendered in the first inning ended the Cyclones’ 2012 season on Monday as the Hudson Valley Renegades shutout Brooklyn’s boys of summer in a playoff clincher to determine who would go on to the New York-Penn League championships. Comment

Amnesia is leaving Bay Ridge residents with a sense of deja vu, critics claim

Bay Ridge: Members of a local panel say owners of a troublesome nightclub has forgotten a deal they made to get their liquor license renewed. Comments (4)
Bensonhurst: A last ditch strike against plans to turn Brooklyn’s largest kingpin haven into a massive housing complex ended in a gutter ball on Monday night as a community panel took its first steps toward making the large-scale project a reality. Comments (8)

Two-wheeled salute: Motorcycle run honors fallen

Mill Basin: Members of Bikers for America’s Bravest honored the victims of 9-11 on Sunday, riding from Floyd Bennett Field to the World Trade Center site. Comment

Saint Patrick preserve us! Ridge celebration of all things Irish moves to Third Avenue

Bay Ridge: Saint Patrick’s Day parade revelers will be sportin’ the green on Third Avenue instead of Fifth Avenue next year as march organizers follow a new route set by the annual Norwegian Constitution Day Parade. Comment
Forget food desert, a new market is helping turn Myrtle Avenue into an organic oasis! Comments (9)

Shelter smash! One hospitalized after bus crashes into its own bus stop

Talk about getting too close for comfort! Comment
Fort Greene: A construction worker was killed and four others were injured — one seriously — on Monday morning when the Carlton Avenue building they were working on collapsed underneath them. Comments (2)

Police: Flatbush murder suspect turns himself in

Flatbush: The 21-year-old is accused of killing Fatima Gordon and wounding three others, including a 13-year-old boy, investigators say. Comment
Bay Ridge: Repair work on the 92nd Street sinkhole is causing stinky floods and taking up cherished parking spots, blasted furious residents who are demanding that construction on Bay Ridge’s not-so-grand canyon be completed as soon as possible. Comment

Turn off WALL-E and turn on Stan’s numbers

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, Stan does the math so you don’t have to. Comment

Hudson Valley crushes Clones

The Ride: A poor showing by the Cyclones pitching staff helped the Hudson Valley Renegades rout Brooklyn’s boys of summer in the second day of post-season play — jeopardizing the Coney Island squad’s shot at a New York-Penn League crown. Comment

Clones playoff game postponed

The Ride: The Cyclones were ready to clinch the opening round of the NY-Penn League playoffs, but Mother Nature had other plans. Comment

Post-season surprise! Superb pitching gives Clones shutout victory over Renegades

The Ride: Hansel Robles’s amazing arm helped the Clones grab a post-season win over top-ranked Hudson Valley. Comment
Bay Ridge: True blue Brooklynites cheered on President Obama as he accepted the Democratic nomination on Thursday, holding a mini-Democratic National Convention in GOP-controlled Bay Ridge. Comment

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