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Manhattanites trek to post-industrial Greenpoint for a night out at Glasserie

Dining: The most surprising thing about Glasserie does not have to do with the inventive menu or carefully designed dining room. No, the biggest stand-out when I arrived was how many suit-and-tie-wearing Manhattanites were eating dinner on a deserted stretch of Greenpoint waterfront. I figured that, whatever it was that brought these well-heeled types out to dine in a former glass factory, it must have been good. Comments (9)
Greenpoint: “If you ladies leave my island,” an instructor might say at the upcoming intensive craft training, “If you survive my training, you will be a minister of craft praying for yarn.” Comments (19)

Sound Off to the Editor

Our commentariat sounds off on one of the best soapboxes around! Comment

Editor’s picks: What to do this weekend

Art: Stumped about where to go for a good time this week? Don’t worry, The Brooklyn Paper has you covered. Comment

All the right notes! Ditmas Park pub-guitar store strikes a chord

Art: Brooklyn is already home to a combination yoga studio and bar, a bike shop that doubles as a boozy cafe, and Barcade, but it turns out it was missing a place where guitar lovers could shop vintage axes while pouring back pints. Comments (9)

My big, fat Greek Cultural Festival!

Bay Ridge: The 10th-annual Greek Cultural Festival on Ridge Boulevard drew thousands of Greek-Americans and Hellenophiles from around the five boroughs between Sept. 20 and 22— and even garnered visitors from as far away as Florida and Detroit. Comment

‘Les Miz’ comes to Brooklyn!

Bay Ridge: They dreamed a dream — and then it came true! Comment

Bartoonist wants a whiskey soda, hold the soda

Bar Scrawl: The wings at the Whiskey Soda Lounge are amazing, but the namesake drink gets the ratios wrong, according to our cartooning bar critic. Comment

Focus on Islam, Part II — an interview with an apostate

A Britisher’s View: The second part of A Britisher’s View’s three-column series, “Focusing on Islam,” features an interview with a Brooklyn woman who renounced her Muslim upbringing. Comment
Williamsburg: Selling records is certainly a rough trade in 2013, but that is not stopping an English company from opening a vinyl outlet in Williamsburg, even as other neighborhood purveyors are packing up their wax. Comments (12)

Child struck in Midwood

Child struck in Midwood

Park Slope: A man driving a speeding van mowed down a 12-year-old boy crossing Bedford Avenue on Tuesday night, sending the boy to the hospital in critical condition. Comments (6)

Lambchopped! Lamborghini cut in half in Mill Basin accident

Is this Mill Island, or the Daytona 500? Comments (5)

Mural of the story! Artists and Coney kids bring new vision to Sandy-struck garden

Coney Island: Fifteen Coney girls teamed up with three artists to help bring beauty back to a Mermaid Avenue community garden nearly destroyed by Hurricane Sandy — in the form of a dazzling new mural. Comment

Nature-loving city slickers camp out in Prospect Park

BoroBeat: City-dwellers craving a taste of the great outdoors got to rough it when they spent a night camping out in Prospect Park on Saturday. Comments (9)

The path to Nirvana and house cats

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our colunist ponders life’s mysteries, and figures it must be great to be a cool kitty. Comment
Digital editions: Sure, maybe this wasn’t the way we planned for things to work out. But you know, sometimes you just have put on those blinders, block out all the noise and disruptions around you, and keep moving forward. Too many times we were told that it wouldn’t work — that it couldn’t work — but here we are, back again this week, making sure we keep you hustlin’, Brooklyn! Read more…

He’s got questions, and I don’t have answers

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie ponders the big questions that little kids ask. Comments (6)

Hundreds hit Boardwalk to battle Alzheimer’s

Coney Island: Call it a walk to remember. Comment

Lincoln coach Morton leaves door open for exit

Joe Knows: Abraham Lincoln hoops coach Dwayne “Tiny” Morton didn’t duck the subplot that he will be joining Railsplitters star Isaiah Whitehead at Seton Hall. He didn’t exactly take it head on either, but credit Morton for speaking when others would have run. Comment

Public enemies! Squadron and James square off at public advocate debate

Politics: I know you are but what am I? Comments (7)

Board spanks Marty’s Childs play

Borough President Markowitz’s controversial plan to convert Coney Island’s historic Childs Building into a concert venue was trashed by residents during a public hearing for the second time in a week on Monday night. Comments (11)
Meadows of Shame: A Nickelodeon extravaganza in Prospect Park last weekend further wrecked a massive meadow in the heart of Brooklyn’s backyard, claim park regulars who say that the beloved field has endured too much abuse from big-ticket events. Comments (26)

Save the schnitzel!

Bay Ridge: Forget Oktoberfest — celebrate Schnitztemberfest this weekend by raising a stein to save Bay Ridge’s own German beer hall! Comments (22)

Rehab center suffers withdrawal — of approval

Sheepshead Bay: The state is having second thoughts about First Steps. Comment
Dining: They came, they ate, and it tasted good. Comment

Jones heads to Bergtraum, commits to Fordham

High School Sports: Former Bishop Ford girl’s hoops star Aaliyah Jones found both her current and future homes all in the same week. Comment

Brooklyn Heights dog fight! Civic association pits pups against one another in Fido pageant

Fuzzy Brooklyn: The powerful Brooklyn Heights Association finally got licked. Comment

Biker and driver collide on Third Avenue

Bay Ridge: The streets are running red in Bay Ridge. Comments (38)

‘Les Miz’ comes to Brooklyn!

Bay Ridge: They dreamed a dream — and then it came true! Comments (1)

Slope parents celebrate school opening after their dreams were dashed by redistricting

Parenting: Parents said the opening of PS 118 on Eighth Street at Fourth Avenue is a testament to their efforts after they failed to stop last year’s rezoning of District 15, which dashed their hopes of filling coveted seats in PS 321 and PS 108 with their children. Comments (1)

Shut up and eat! Greenpoint restaurant serves meals in silence

Dining: Picky foodies do not have to worry about patrons talking with their mouths full at this restaurant. Comments (10)

Wyckoff House Museum harvests fun fall party

BoroBeat: The Wyckoff House Museum celebrated the harvest season with its second-annual Country Fair on Sept. 21. Comment

Traffic controller! Community board member has alternate plan for Ridge’s dysfunction junction

Bay Ridge: The intersection of 86th Street and Fourth Avenue is about to become the site of another collision — between the Department of Transportation and Community Board 10 member Allen Bortnick. Comments (35)

Jefferson football returns with moral victory, gridiron loss

High School Sports: Thomas Jefferson’s return to the football field after a tumultuous off-season was a victory for the program, even if it wasn’t quite a win for the team. Comment

Lincoln runs past Tottenville for statement win

High School Sports: Abraham Lincoln’s football players have talked about putting last year’s playoff loss to Tottenville behind them, but it was apparent they hadn’t forgotten. Comment

To health with it! The Brooklyn street fair gets well

Prospect Heights: There were no funnel cakes or sausage-and-pepper sandwiches to be found at this street fair. Comment
Park Slope: Cops found the body of the man, whose name has not been released, lying in a wooded area directly behind the park’s Litchfield Villa, just off of Prospect Park West, on Sunday night, cops said. Comments (7)

Manhattan Beach is the next stop for Broadway queen Faith Prince

Art: Broadway queen Faith Prince has conquered the stage and screen — and now she is set to wow audiences at Kingsborough Community College with her one-woman show. Comment

The doctor is in! Mount Sinai’s new Brooklyn Heights clinic hired LICH MDs

Health: The new urgent care center may be a glimpse of the future of borough medicine as hospitals close and more walk-in, extended-hours clinics open. Comments (9)
The company repairing Coney Island Hospital had to turn its head and cough up more than half a million dollars in back wages after its subcontractors allegedly underpaid their employees, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced on Sept. 19. Comment

Stan finds these gems in his pockets

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, our columnists let you know the things he’s thinking about when he has time to write it all down. Comment

Poly Prep girls’ volleyball team aims for state title

High School Sports: Poly Prep understands how much the players on its team have changed — but knows their goal hasn’t. Comment

Lincoln hoops star Whitehead snubs St. John’s for Seton Hall

High School Sports: Isaiah Whitehead wants to continue to be the center of attention once he leaves Abraham Lincoln. Comment
Books: Notice something different at the main branch of the Brooklyn Public Library? Good, you shouldn’t. Comments (3)

Carmine refuses to dance around the issues, unless he’s teaching dancing

Sunday Screech: You know you can’t help yourself, so just click on the link and enjoy Carmine. Again. Just like you did last week. Comments (6)

Seeking answers: Carroll Gardens still rattled after Monday violence in busy park

Carroll Gardens: Carroll Gardeners are still rattled days after a mysterious early evening shooting rang out on the heels of a big brawl in Carroll Park. Comments (44)
Sheepshead Bay: Cherry Hill Gourmet is back open just a day after a two-alarm fire in Sheepshead Bay’s the historic Lundy’s building forced an evacuation on Thursday. Comment

Man jumps 20 stories to his death from roof of Gowanus housing project: Cops

Gowanus: The man committed suicide by jumping off the high-rise building between Saint Marks Place and Baltic Street, according to police. Comments (16)

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