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Shopping: Get ready for an influx of Nets tattoos. Comments (5)

Coney conjuring: Show makes winter blues magically disappear

Coney Island: Sideshows by the Seashore is hosting a weekly magic show to keep the crowds coming back to Coney all winter long. Comment

Coney conjuring: Show makes winter blues magically disappear

Theater: Sideshows by the Seashore is hosting a weekly magic show to keep the crowds coming back to Coney all winter long. Comment

Proclamation domination! Markowitz has issued more honorary citations than any other Beep, by far

Politics: As the 12 years of Marty Markowitz’s tenure as borough president draw to a close, we will be reflecting each week on what he has done with his time in office. For starters, he has issued more proclamations than you would believe! Comment
Event: Attendees at this fund-raiser for the Philippines can wear their support for the typhoon-ravaged country on their sleeve — forever. Comment
Marine Park: The money is there, the plans have been made, but everyone is still waiting to see if the improvements to Marine Park will ever happen. Comment

Adams: I’ll bring Brooklyn its own ball drop

Politics: As Brooklynites said so long to their Borough President of 12 years, we checked in with the his replacement ahead of his swearing-in on New Year’s Day. Apparently the timing was right because Eric Adams is pledging to bring Brooklyn its very own ball drop in just fewer than 360 days. Now that is what we call a resolution. Comments (2)
Art: Hidden inside a quaint neighborhood cafe is an exhibit of indigenous Mexican pottery. Comments (3)

Sound Off to the Editor

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

Carmine’s column almost didn’t happen this week!

Big Screecher: What happens when the Screecher gets a shot he doesn’t want? Read this week’s Screech to find out! Comment

Where to GO this week!

Nightlife: Got plans for this coming week? No? Don’t worry, we have got you covered. Comments (1)
Nightlife: Between fun runs, karaoke, and costume parties, there is a Brooklyn New Year’s Eve event for every taste in our definitive guide. Comments (3)

Kiss 2013 goodbye in the Ridge!

Bay Ridge Nights: Bay Ridge Nights knows all the best places to take a cup of kindness and forget your old acquaintances. Comment

The President on line one

Politics: As Brooklynites prepare to say so long to their Borough President of the past 12 years, we wanted to check in with the man who will be sworn in to that job on New Year’s Day. Comment

Application congratulation

Bensonhurst: These are the first steps of the rest of their lives. Comment

Flatbush BID welcomes new executive director

Standing O: Standing O give a shout out to Lauren Elvers Collins, the new executive director of the Flatbush Business Improvemement District. Comment

Dating gets another challenge: Charades!

Park Slope: Unattached men and women looking for someone special to smooch on New Year’s Eve could get lucky at Union Hall’s boozy board game singles night. Comment

Dating gets another challenge: Charades!

Nightlife: Unattached men and women looking for someone special to smooch on New Year’s Eve could get lucky at Union Hall’s boozy board game singles night. Comments (1)

Swing into 2014: Go back in time for New Year’s Eve at this speakeasy ball

Fort Greene: We might be on the verge of 2014, but Gemini and Scorpio wants to party like it is 1929. Comment

Swing into 2014: Go back in time for New Year’s Eve at this speakeasy ball

Nightlife: We might be on the verge of 2014, but Gemini and Scorpio wants to party like it is 1929. Comments (1)

The real spirit of Christmas, and the Dad

The Dad: This week, the Dad considers the almighty. Comment

Hot Pepper: Temple guard, sharpshooting Owls blitz Blackbirds at Barclays

As Long Island University struggled to find its shooting stroke, Temple and Dalton Pepper treated the Barclays Center rims like the ones in the playground back home. Comment
Page 1: You might have noticed something this week: our esteemed editor is not in the office. So we’re doing all the things he doesn’t let us do when he is here. Begin a sentence with a conjunction other than “and” or “but?” Not a problem! Lead a story with the name of someone the reader has never heard of before? We’re doing it! Introduce information into a story through a quote? Done and done. And acronyms! We are using acronyms with reckless abandon! So enjoy this little reprieve -- when we improperly use double-hypens where em dashes are clearly demanded -- because we certainly will! Oh, and what’s that thing he always writes at the end of these? Oh, yeah. Keep hummin’, Brooklyn! Read more…

Bushwick native featured in documentary of lost promise

Bushwick: A new documentary chronicling the rise and fall of a Bushwick basketball phenom offers a cautionary tale about squandered potential. Comments (2)

Fitness centers like Lincoln’s best way to combat obesity

Joe Knows: It was near the very end of all the pomp and circumstance surrounding the opening of Abraham Lincoln’s new fitness center that I heard something that really hit home. Comment

OUCH! NETS ARE HURT!

Nets: The latest injury in a season filled with them will surely be the final nail in the Nets’ coffin, and maybe not just this season. Comment

It’s the backcourt’s time to shine — if it can

Nets: This column was originally going to be about how Brooklyn’s backcourt is finally pulling its weight and the Nets’ big guys need to step it up. Comment

Community First is first in toys — again!

Santa’s got some competition. Comment

Saint Anselm’s winter wonderland!

Bay Ridge: Nothing melts in this Winter Wonderland — except your heart! Comment

Merry Christmas from Jo, and her monther’s elf!

Not for Nuthin’: This week, Joanna fondly remembers her mother’s elf on a shelf. Comment

City’s Coney Christmas gift — leases to Wonder Wheel Park, Luna Park through 2027

Coney Island: Coney Island’s biggest attractions have a new lease on life! Comment
Bedford-Stuyvesant: Interfaith Medical Center got an 11th-hour reprieve on Monday in the form of a cash infusion from the state to keep the hospital open for a few more months. Comments (18)

Holiday Horror: Mill Island father kills 3-year-old son, self in death leap

Crime: A Mill Island father hurled his 3-year-old son from the 52nd floor of a Manhattan apartment building on Sunday, before following the boy to his death in a suicide plunge, cops said. Comment

Wednesday is usually crime news day on BrooklynPaper.com, but this week it’s Christmas

Crime: We have just one set of crime reports this week due to a compressed holiday production schedule and an ongoing information blackout by the police department. Click below to learn more about the crimes in Carroll Gardens and how our readers are demanding their blotters back, but not the ins and outs of our newsroom’s timetable. Read more…

City’s Coney Christmas gift — leases to Wonder Wheel Park, Luna Park through 2027

Coney Island’s biggest attractions have a new lease on life! Comment

Readers and local leaders to cops: We want our blotter back!

Crime: Readers of this paper want their weekly police blotter back and they are letting cops know about it. Comment

Wounded Tripp eager to return to Brooklyn Collegiate hoops line up

High School Sports: Jahlil Tripp sat in the bleachers, crutches in hand, knowing things could have been much worse. Comment
Brooklyn Heights: One of Brooklyn’s most prominent waterfront parks is wet-defying. Comments (5)

Young adult author Ned Vizzini remembered after Park Slope suicide jump

Park Slope: The writer’s death sparked an outpouring of grief and remembrance from his friends in the literary community. Comments (2)

Recchia’s campaign is full of Sitt

Will’s Watch: Councilman and congressional candidate Domenic Recchia is runnning on dollars from controversial mega-developer Joe Sitt. Get the whole story in this week’s Will Bredderman politics column over at BrooklynDaily.com. Read more…

Days be merry in Brighton! Neighborhood group hosts holiday blow-out

BoroBeat: The Brighton Neighborhood Association threw its annual holiday bash at National Restaurant on Dec. 18. Comment
Williamsburg: There is a do-it-yourself arts venue apocalypse happening in Williamsburg and these renaissance men and women are among the worst affected. Comment
Cleaning Our Waterways: The city reactivated the canal’s on-again,-off-again flushing tunnel last week, but the jury is still out on whether the drainage system will finally live up to its century-old promise and freshen the fetid canal. Comments (3)

Letters: We want our police blotter!

The ongoing blotter blackout is an opportunity to get more engaged or the second coming of Hitler, depending on whom you listen to. Comments (8)

Stan rewinds, and hands out his awards

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, out columnist reflects on the year’s most interesting occurrences. Comment
Williamsburg: Williamsburg residents of all ages rallied last week to save the embattled neighborhood senior and daycare hub that is in danger after a big rent hike. Comments (1)

Record-breaking Brickman driving Long Island University’s success

If you walked past Jason Brickman in street clothes, you would likely never guess that he is one of the nation’s top point guards. Comment
High School Sports: Bishop Loughlin’s Khadeen Carrington and Mike Williams were both nearing milestones heading into their home opener, and they wanted to achieve them together. Comment
Greenpoint: Yet another massive development project planned for the Brooklyn waterfront has passed city muster. Comments (6)

Carmine’s screechin’ about that screech that came out of the VA hospital last week!

Sunday Screech: You probably were wondering what that noise was last week. The short answer is it was Carmine getting a shot. For the long answer, click above. Comments (3)

One dead in Kensington fire

Kensington: One teen died and three people were injured, two severely, after a fire broke out in an apartment on East Eighth Street in Kensington at 5:30 am today, fire officials said. Comments (3)

Whole Foods lettuce down: City preservationists

Gowanus: The city is slapping the just-opened Gowanus Whole Foods Market with a fine today for failing to keep up the long-abandoned historic building the high-end supermarket sits on either side of, according to a city spokeswoman. Comments (45)

Mammoth recycling center opens on Sunset Park waterfront

Brooklyn takes trash from nobody — but soon it will be taking recyclables from throughout the city and beyond. Comment

Prospect Park it! Neighbors of Brooklyn’s backyard sue, say tower would cast a shadow

Prospect-Lefferts Gardens: Prospect Lefferts Gardens residents sued the state and the developer of a 23-story apartment complex planned for Flatbush Avenue, saying that the tower will destroy the low-rise residential neighborhood’s charming character and mess up the park. Comments (12)

Mammoth recycling center opens on Sunset Park waterfront

Sunset Park: Brooklyn takes trash from nobody — but soon it will be taking recyclables from throughout the city and beyond. Comments (2)

Burn-outs! Kids seared in weed-related explosion

Marine Park: Two kids’ plan to get high went up in smoke — and took them with it. Comment

Burn-outs! Kids seared in weed-related explosion

Two kids’ plan to get high went up in smoke — and took them with it. Comment

School will be in jam session if these rockers get their way

A group of Brooklyn musicians want to share their passion for performing by starting a school based around the notion that jam sessions, not scales and arpeggios, will get students to stick with their instruments. Comments (1)

Alternative oyster: Grand Central Oyster Bar opens its Slope location

Park Slope: And the Manhattanization of Brooklyn continues – with bivalves. Comment
Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: City preservationist think renovations of the old Domino Sugar factory in Williamsburg should make the building look even older. Comment
Williamsburg: Brooklyn vegans are down a place to get chicken wings minus the chicken now that a beloved anti-animal-cruelty staple is closing its doors. Comments (8)

Alternative oyster: Grand Central Oyster Bar opens its Slope location

Dining: And the Manhattanization of Brooklyn continues – with bivalves. Comments (4)

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