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Blaze of glory: Meet Brooklyn’s new musical superhero

Williamsburg: Call him the Light Knight. Comment

Blaze of glory: Meet Brooklyn’s new musical superhero

Music: Call him the Light Knight. Comments (3)
February Houses: For the crime-story aficionado on your holiday list, it is hard to imagine a better gift than Brendan Leach’s “Iron Bound,” a graphic novel from Brooklyn indie-comics powerhouse Secret Acres. “Iron Bound” offers the reader immersion in the milieu of 1961 New Jersey greaser gangs — outlaw kids forging adult identities in the same working-class neighborhood in which they grew up. Comment
High School Sports: Abraham Lincoln’s Malik Andrews watched in disbelief as the snap on Tottenville’s punt sailed high into the end zone before being kicked out of bounds by the punter for a safety. Comment

A tale of sugar plums and sour grapes

Will’s Watch: Leading borough Republicans allege that the widening split in Brooklyn’s GOP started with a spat over the scheduling of a Christmas celebration in 2010. Comment
Park Slope: Can you smell what Union Hall is cooking? Comment
Nightlife: Can you smell what Union Hall is cooking? Comments (4)

Sound Off to the Editor

Letters: Catch up on what your neighbors are thinking on the best soapbox in town. Comment

Carmine refuses to pay for his free PBS

Big Screecher: This week, the Screecher wants to remind you to donate to good causes — even though he can’t because he needs his money for the snacks he eats while watching channel 13. Comment

Where to GO this week!

Nightlife: Got plans for this coming week? No? Don’t worry, we have got you covered. Comment

Where to GO this week!

Nightlife: Got plans for this coming week? No? Don’t worry, we have got you covered. Comment

No need to feel down! Coney Island YMCA gets itself off the ground

Coney Island: They played through the pain, and now it’s time to feel the burn. Comment

Bartoonist tackles a tough tart

Bar Scrawl: At Fort Greene’s the Great Georgiana, our drinking illustrator gets into a bar fight — with a pastry. Comments (2)
Williamsburg: Meet the man trying to resurrect Kim Jong Il. Comment

Theat-arrr! Pirate-inspired performers promise free holiday play

Theater: The only thing these pirates are plundering is ticket prices. Comment

Theat-arrr! Pirate-inspired performers promise free holiday play

Park Slope: The only thing these pirates are plundering is ticket prices. Comment

It’s Christmas time at Bay Ridge’s favorite watering holes

Bay Ridge Nights: Welcome back to “Bay Ridge Nights” — your guide to southern Brooklyn’s nightlife destination. Comment
Books: Meet the man trying to resurrect Kim Jong Il. Comments (3)

Nelson Mandela was ‘no angel’

A Britisher’s View: The late anti-apartheid revolutionary gained adulation that was akin to Jesus Christ, but he was also a man who refused to renounce violence, and lived to see South Africans mourn the loss of segregationism, writes our columnist. Comment

Let there be light — lots of it

BoroBeat: Frank Seddio flipped the switch on his annual Christmas light display on Dec. 8, giving life to a $350,000 collection of lights and animatronics that hasn’t stopped growing. See our slideshow for the festive fun. Comment

Say goodnight, Gracie! DeBlasio to move clan to Manhattan

Park Slope: He’s movin’ on up … to the East Side! Comment

Say goodnight, Gracie! DeBlasio to move clan to Manhattan

Park Slope: He’s movin’ on up … to the East Side! Comments (13)

Playtime in Canarsie!

Playtime in Canarsie!

BoroBeat: Canarsie Park is now officially home to a brand-new, $3-million playground, which was unveiled last week to the delight of parents and kids alike. Comment

A cracking show: ‘The Nutcracker’ gets a modern makeover

DUMBO: Vertical Aerial Arts’ “The Nutcracker Circus Suite” takes the classic seasonal ballet, and adds breakdancing mice, burlesque performers, aerial acts, and trip-hop. Comment

Big hearts in Dyker Heights! Party benefits Ridge boy

BoroBeat: The Dyker Beach Golf Course catering hall hosted holiday meals and deals on Dec. 8 — with proceeds going to help a Bay Ridge boy. Comment

Big hearts in Dyker Heights! Party benefits Ridge boy

BoroBeat: The Dyker Beach Golf Course catering hall hosted holiday meals and deals on Dec. 8 — with proceeds going to help a Bay Ridge boy. Comment
Shopping: Still stumped about where to buy a Christmas tree? Try our guide to Brooklyn’s sidewalk stands. Comments (3)

She’s away at college, and I’m keeping my distance

The Dad: This week, the Dad knows he can eaisly keep tabs on his college-age daughter, but decides he’d rather just send a letter. Comments (1)

Nets’ disastrous start not a complete surprise

Joe Knows: The Brooklyn Nets’ “blueprint for greatness” is looking more like a diagram for disaster. Comment

What's up with the Nets?

Win proves how much Nets need D-Will

Back Court: Remember the Deron Williams who pushes tempo, makes defenses react, and can be a nightmare for opposing coaches? That’s the D-Will the Nets got when he returned to the team for Tuesday’s win over the division-leading Celtics. And that’s the one they will need the rest of the season. Comment
Front Court: This week, our columnist is glad Coach Kidd has finally realized his team can only win through isolation. Comment
Theater: This sketch comedy group may sound sweet — but do not let the name fool you. Comment
Theater: This sketch comedy group may sound sweet — but do not let the name fool you. Comments (1)
It may not have been the biggest fight of Paulie Malignaggi’s career, but it was certainly one of his most impressive wins. Comment
Shopping: The long-awaited, sometimes-controversial Gowanus Whole Foods is finally opening on Dec. 17. Comments (10)

Flea to pack bags: Locals push market out of Williamsburg park

Williamsburg: Call it the Flea that flicked itself. Comments (6)

Home for Christmas! Kids count on base for holiday fun

BoroBeat: Brooklyn’s only military base trimmed up the tree and threw a holiday bash for its service members and their kids on Dec. 6. Comment

Jo’s sweet smell of success

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our national affairs columnist reveals what she’s got cooking in the oven. Comment

Home for Christmas! Kids count on base for holiday fun

BoroBeat: Brooklyn’s only military base trimmed up the tree and threw a holiday bash for its service members and their kids on Dec. 6. Comment

Kids celebrate Dutch Christmas

BoroBeat: Kids visiting the Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum on Dec. 7 met Sinterklaas — the Dutch Santa Claus — and learned some Dutch holiday songs. Comment

Celebrated Brooklyn film finally gets borough premiere

Cinema: A hit on the underground film fest circuit, Brooklyn-based dramedy “See You Next Tuesday” finally gets a local screening. Comment

Celebrated Brooklyn film finally gets borough premiere

Fort Greene: A hit on the underground film fest circuit, Brooklyn-based dramedy “See You Next Tuesday” finally gets a local screening. Comment
Books: A famed poet is leading a haiku workshop at the Brooklyn Museum, so we wrote a few verses of our own. Comments (11)

South Shore regroups after season opening loss

High School Sports: The South Shore girls’ basketball team may have lost its season opener, but its goal remains to capture the city crown that slipped from its grasp in the title game last year against 15-time defending champion Murry Bergtraum. Comment

Long Island University women’s volleyball season ends in NCAA tournament

The Long Island University women’s volleyball team’s season came to an end in the opening round of the NCAA tournament despite a valiant effort against one of the nation’s top programs. Comment

Whole lotta history

Whole lotta history

Gowanus: The road to the first Brooklyn Whole Foods has been long, contentious, and smelly. Hop into our way-back machine and relive the eight-year saga leading up to the grand opening of the gourmet grocer’s White-House-sized store on Dec. 17. Comment

Brooklyn remembers Mandela

Bay Ridge: Mandela admirers, including some activists who knew him, gathered at Boerum Hill’s House of the Lord Church on Sunday to pay tribute to the beloved leader of South Africa’s anti-apartheid struggle. Comment

Super-green building powered by sun, wind

Brighton Beach: Brighton Beach will soon be home to one of the only buildings in Brooklyn where the electric meters run backwards. Comment

Greenway to protect Industry City from next Sandy

The group pushing the borough’s planned greenway is giving “boosterism” new meaning. Comment

Greenway to protect Industry City from next Sandy

Sunset Park: The group pushing the borough’s planned greenway is giving “boosterism” new meaning. Comments (17)

Bore ’em Hill: Elementary school cuts special science class

Boerum Hill: One Boerum Hill school is teaching kids about erosion — by slimming down its science program. Comments (11)
Fitness: These kids had a bell of a time jingling through Brooklyn’s backyard. Comment

Brooklyn remembers Mandela

Downtown: Mandela admirers, including some activists who knew him, gathered at Boerum Hill’s House of the Lord Church on Sunday to pay tribute to the beloved leader of South Africa’s anti-apartheid struggle. Comment

Nazareth’s slow start leads to loss in season opener

High School Sports: The Nazareth girls’ basketball team just couldn’t overcome a double-digit, first-quarter deficit. Comment

Starry night: Carroll Gardens church brightens up BQE commute

Carroll Gardens: A star light, star bright went up above Sacred Hearts–Saint Stephen church on Dec. 7. Comment
Fitness: These kids had a bell of a time jingling through Brooklyn’s backyard. Comment
Mean Streets: The city’s plan to slow down cars on Prospect Park West by replacing a lane of traffic with a two-way bike lane hasn’t decreased the amount of accidents in the area, city data shows. Comments (32)
Canarsie: The dream of reopening a restaurant at Canarsie Pier have been bulldozed. Comment
Gowanus: Construction on the about-to-open Gowanus Whole Foods Market caused a massive crack in the wall of a historic building that shares the lot with the health food giant, claim locals who love the building and say the city is not doing enough to protect it. Comments (14)

Shining Sunset! Christmas comes to Fifth Avenue

All the Christmas lights go on at Sunset! Comment

Shining Sunset! Christmas comes to Fifth Avenue

Sunset Park: All the Christmas lights go on at Sunset! Comments (4)

O Christmas tree! Shore Road Park greets the season

BoroBeat: The Shore Road Park’s gazebo was a-glow with Yuletide goodwill on Dec. 5 at the annual tree lighting. Comments (1)

O Christmas tree! Shore Road Park greets the season

BoroBeat: The Shore Road Park’s gazebo was a-glow with Yuletide goodwill on Dec. 5 at the annual tree lighting. Comment

Saliva links Dyker man to Borough Park molestation

Dyker Heights: A Dyker Heights man is looking at a 32-year prison term after police linked his saliva to a 2007 molestation case. Comment

Saliva links Dyker man to Borough Park molestation

Dyker Heights: A Dyker Heights man is looking at a 32-year prison term after police linked his saliva to a 2007 molestation case. Comment

Stan on Social Security, technology, and the beauty of Fox News

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, Stan peppers his column with lots of interesting stuff. Click away! Comment

Carmine loves Barbra, but hates to pay to see her

Sunday Screech: In this week’s screech, Carmine relishes a chance to watch Streisand perform in Brooklyn, but wonders why no one offered him free tickets to see her live. Comments (4)

Clinton Hill seniors: Keep the post office close!

Clinton Hill: The impending closure of a Clinton Hill post office could make the routine task of sending a letter a long-distance slog, elderly neighbors of the doomed drop-box depot said at a meeting of a local panel on Thursday night. Comments (1)

DeBlasio gives Giuliani’s top cop a second shot

Red Hook: William Bratton will be take the reigns as the city’s top lawman once again, Mayor-elect Bill DeBlasio announced Thursday at the Red Hook Justice Community Center. Comment

New dedicated-lane bus lowers commute times, raises commuter hackles

Transit: The new bus service that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority promised would speed up commutes along Nostrand Avenue knocked 25 minutes off a trip down the route — and the service is not even fully operational yet. Comments (7)

New bus service lowers commute times, raises commuter hackles

Transit: The new bus service that the MTA promised would speed up commutes along Nostrand Avenue knocked 25 minutes off a trip down the route versus the local bus — and the service isn’t even fully operational yet. Comment
Cobble Hill: A school bus crashed right in front of Cobble Hill’s beleaguered Long Island College Hospital — and the four people injured were sent to a hospital five miles away in Flatbush, firefighters said. Comments (22)

DeBlasio gives Giuliani’s top cop a second shot

Red Hook: William Bratton will be take the reigns as the city’s top lawman once again, Mayor-elect Bill DeBlasio announced Thursday. Comments (1)

The ice rinks cometh: Prospect Park skating complex opens Dec. 20

Prospect Park’s long-awaited ice skating complex is set to open on Dec. 20 at 9 am, but Williamsburg’s just-opened rink could close just a few weeks after that. Comment

Keri Russell gets a rude awakening from B’klyn Heights burglars

Brooklyn Heights: Keri Russell — the star of the television drama “Felicity” — could not have been happy when she discovered burglars rummaging around in her Brooklyn Heights house on Hicks Street early Wednesday morning. Comments (8)

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