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New help for Sandy-stricken homeowners

Gerritsen Beach: A recovery program homeowners who aren’t getting help through the city’s Build It Back Sandy recovery program will be taking new applications starting July 29. Comment

High-caliber epistles: A philosopher tackles two men of letters

February Houses: A new tome published by Brooklyn’s Punctum Books offers a commentary on missives between two French philosophers. Comments (1)

Marine life: Author pens book on childhood in M’Park

Cobble Hill: Bay Ridge had Hubert Selby, Jr., Boerum Hill has Jonathan Lethem — and now, Marine Park has Mark Chiusano. Comment

Marine life: Author pens book on childhood in M’Park

Books: Bay Ridge had Hubert Selby, Jr., Boerum Hill has Jonathan Lethem — and now, Marine Park has Mark Chiusano. Comment
Williamsburg: Dust off those huaraches and break out the Sex Wax! Comment

Riffs up

Music: Dust off those huaraches and break out the Sex Wax! Comment

Tubular tunes: A Brooklyn surf rock roundup

Music: We have braved rip currents an sandy trunks to bring you the best in the borough’s surf music scene. Comment

Carmine takes a turn as Brooklyn Paper quizmaster

Sunday Screech: The Screecher’s television is on the fritz, which means this week’s column is a wild, brain-busting ride. Comment

Sound Off to the Editor

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

Carmine sweats it out when batteries die

Big Screecher: Look, the Screecher is still going, but not having air conditioning isn’t going to be easy. Comment

What to read this week

Books: Neighborhood booksellers give their recommendations. Comment

What to read this week

Books: Neighborhood booksellers give their recommendations. Comment
Nightlife: Celebrity basketball, food trivia, star-gazing, and other things to do in Brooklyn, July 25–31. Comment
Nightlife: They wanted to be a part of it — New York, New York! Comments (7)
Brooklyn Heights: These anchors won’t be aweigh for a while. Comment

Bay Ridge pumps up the volume!

Bay Ridge Nights: A big weekend of live music is ready to rock the Ridge! Comment
Sheepshead Bay: Plans to build a mosque in Sheepshead Bay may remain on hold, but Ramadan waits for no man. Comment
Park Slope: They wanted to be a part of it — New York, New York! Comment

Downed jetliner victims might still be alive today if not for Putin

A Britisher’s View: Russia needs to assume responsibility for downed Malaysian Flight 17. The nearly 300 passengers who perished on board might still be alive today, if President Vladimir Putin had not meddled in Ukraine’s internal affairs in a bid to restore ex-Soviet glory days, writes our columnist. Comment

Brooke says Conforto’s the straw that stirs the drink

Brooke Lynn at Bat: Adding the slugger to a weak Cyclones lineup should wake things up, our columnist proclaims. Comment

It’s Ramadan in the Ridge!

Bay Ridge: Ramadan is about fasting — but at the end of the day, it’s also about food. Comment

Talking trash in Sheepshead Bay

Sheepshead Bay: Residents of Sheepshead Bay fed up with the trash that litters their streets will have a chance to take matters — and brooms — into their own hands this weekend. Comment

Standing O prescribes congrats to new cardiology head at Lutheran Medical Center

Standing O: A shout-out to Dr. George Fernaine, new chief of cardiology at Lutheran Medical Center. Comment

Child drowns in Coney Island surf

Coney Island: A 10-year-old girl from Staten Island drowned after falling into the ocean in Coney Island on July 22. Comment
Williamsburg: Reality stars might have killed the music video, but the classic era of MTV is not forgotten. Comment
Cinema: Reality stars might have killed the music video, but the classic era of MTV is not forgotten. Comment

Lincoln athletic director Ebeid is a real All-Star

A Coney Island teacher received all-star treatment last week, compliments of Major League Baseball and a certain discount store. Comment

Wizard world: PotterCon is a Harry Potter party for grown-ups

Gowanus: Call it Harry Potter and the Goblet of Beer. Comment
Red Hook: He’s our guy in barbecue. Comment

A Harry Potter party for grown-ups

Event: Call it Harry Potter and the Goblet of Beer. Comments (1)
Page 1: Freed from the tyranny of a vegetarian art director, The Brooklyn Paper’s brain trust headed over to Morgan’s BBQ on Flatbush Avenue last night to do what it does best: carefully consider the contents of this week’s print edition while filling its face with slow-cooked goodness. Not surprisingly, every decision was easy to make. And why wouldn’t they be? A menu of stories had been laid out before it all week long, each one meatier than the last. So take a bite of what the team has but together, and keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Read more…

It’s Ramadan in the Ridge!

Bay Ridge: Ramadan is about fasting — but at the end of the day, it’s also about food. Comment

Feeling the pain of the Mid-East conflict

The Dad: This week, the Dad goes all international on us. Comments (3)

Former John Jay star Ryan still has game

Joe Knows: Beating players half his age on the basketball court is nothing new to Jack Ryan, and him doing so is becoming an inspiration to others his age. Comment

NYPD: Man shot on Washington Avenue

Prospect-Lefferts Gardens: Gunfire rang out near the Brooklyn Botanic Garden on Wednesday afternoon, leaving one man seriously injured, police said. Comment

Build It Back gets back on track

Gerritsen Beach: Build It Back is finally living up to its name. Comment
Downtown: UPDATE: NYPD brass says the culprits probably had an elaborate plan and the climbers may have worked in construction. This much they do know: the pranksters blocked the flag lights with baking tins. Comment

Calls for unity as Islamophobic harassment rocks Ridge

Bay Ridge: Jewish and Muslim leaders came together on Tuesday to denounce two weekend incidents in which people bearing Israeli flags targeted Bay Ridge Muslims at mosques, prompting one set of worshippers to hurl bottles back. Comment

Calls for unity as Islamophobic harassment rocks Ridge

Bay Ridge: Jewish and Muslim leaders came together on Tuesday to denounce two weekend incidents in which people bearing Israeli flags targeted Bay Ridge Muslims at mosques, prompting one set of worshippers to hurl bottles back. Comments (29)
Brooklyn Heights: These anchors won’t be aweigh for a while. Comment

Chew on this: Pat Kiernan to host tasty food trivia night

Gowanus: The beloved NY1 host is the host with the roast! Comment

Chew on this: Pat Kiernan to host tasty food trivia night

Nightlife: The beloved NY1 host is the host with the roast! Comment

Summer yoga in the park

Summer yoga in the park

Bay Ridge: Namaste, Bay Ridge! Comment

Jo’s off the sugar and high on life!

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our columnist goes cold turkey from the white, powdery stuff. And the crystalized, too. Comment

Art of glass: Exhibition features see-through gun sculptures

Red Hook: The appeal of this art show is transparent. Comment

Art of glass: Exhibition features see-through gun sculptures

Art: The appeal of this art show is transparent. Comment

Clones drop close one to Aberdeen

The Ride: It was close but no cigar for the Clones. Comment

This stroll is on a roll!

Bay Ridge: Bay Ridge’s newest block party got off on the right foot this year. Comment

This stroll is on a roll!

Bay Ridge: Bay Ridge’s newest block party got off on the right foot this year. Comment

Summer yoga in the park

Summer yoga in the park

Bay Ridge: Namaste, Bay Ridge! Comment
Downtown: UPDATE: NYPD brass says the culprits probably had an elaborate plan and the climbers may have worked in construction. This much they do know: the pranksters blocked the flag lights with baking tins. Comments (10)

Hard time for Rebar owner

DUMBO: A judge has sentenced the Dumbo bar owner who bilked dozens of couples out of more than million in wedding money to 3 years and 4 months to 10 years in prison for tax fraud — the exact amount prosecutors had sought. Comments (4)

Tragic tree trimming

Canarsie: Trimming tree branches near power lines is a familiar practice, but one Canarsie resident said a profound pruning has left the trees in her neighborhood looking like they were blown apart. Comment

At ease, soldier

Harbor Watch: The National Guard held a family day cookout and awards ceremony at Fort Hamilton on July 13 to thank its members for their service. Comment

Dinos roar at Barclays

Prospect Heights: Steven Spielberg, eat your heart out. Comment

Dinos roar at Barclays

Prospect Heights: Steven Spielberg, eat your heart out. Comment
BoroBeat: Neon-painted runners stood out on Saturday night at the Neon Vibe run at Aviator Sports and Events Center. Comment

Build It Back gets back on track

Build It Back is finally living up to its name. Comments (1)

Cyclones win third straight

The Ride: The middle of the order is heating up! Comment

The Courier’s Top 10 Brooklyn high school teams of 2014

High School Sports: The championships rolled into Brooklyn again this year. So which teams were the cream of the crop? Comment

Giving a BAM! New marketing company shares famed venue’s name

DUMBO: A new Dumbo marketing agency has audaciously named itself “The BAM Connection,” despite having no connection to the famous Brooklyn Academy of Music. Comments (4)
Park Slope: Park Slope went to the dogs — the dressed-up dogs — on Friday night when pooches strutted the catwalk outside Freddy’s Bar as part of a weekend packed with Summer Stroll street fairs. Comment

Tour of duty: Fishing trip floats vets’ boats

Sheepshead Bay: A group of about 50 veterans got to take a free trip aboard one of Sheepshead Bay’s charter fishing boats on July 16 — to unwind some post-combat stress, and reel in some seafood. Comment

Encore! Music on the Bay is back

Sheepshead Bay: A once-defunct Sheepshead Bay concert series has started its reunion tour. Comment
Greenwood Heights: Eagle Provisions, a 75-year-old Polish grocery store, is on the market for a reported $9 million, but a split between its brother-owners means its demise is not assured just yet. Comments (18)

Back for Hawaii, Stan’s suitcase is lighter, but he’s heavier

It’s Only My Opinion: Our columnist returns from his latest vacation, with lots of tidbits to tell. Comment

Clones 2–0 since Conforto joins squad

The Ride: Yeah, that’s true, but as we’ve always said, pitching will rule the day, and it did last night at the beach. Comment

Former Bishop Loughlin star Frazier preparing for pro career

Branden Frazier got a taste of what its like to be a professional basketball player as he begins the process of deciding his future in the sport. Comment

Former ASA pitcher Gil finding success in minor leagues

Playing professional baseball was the last thing Isaac Gil thought he would be doing after high school. Comment

This week’s Screech — in an easy-to-open package!

Sunday Screech: Trust us, know blood will be drawn when you open up Carmine’s column today. Comments (1)

Coincidence? Conforto makes debut, and Cyclones break losing streak

The Ride: New York Mets first-round pick Mike Conforto got a hit in his professioanl debut, sparking the Cyclones to the team’s first win in nine games. Comment

When will it end! Clones lose eighth straight!

The Ride: Somebody make it stop! Help, Michael Conforto! Comment
Art: On the heels of the dismantling of the moody installation by artist Kara Walker comes a mural by a community group also grappling with the sugar industry’s connections to slavery. Comments (1)
✔ Poll

The Knight shift! Help choose the new Nets mascot

The Nets ditched their much-maligned mascot the Brooklyn Knight last week, meaning the hunt is on for a replacement that captures the essence of Brooklyn. We know Nets management is plenty busy looking for ways to fill seats next season after this spring’s meltdown at the hands of the Miami Heat, so we figured we would offer up some suggestions for the team’s next cheerleader in chief. Comment
✔ Poll

The Knight shift! Help choose the new Nets mascot

The Nets ditched their much-maligned mascot the Brooklyn Knight last week, meaning the hunt is on for a replacement that captures the essence of Brooklyn. We know Nets management is plenty busy, so we figured we would offer up some suggestions for the team’s next cheerleader in chief. Comments (19)

Park Slope’s top cop leaves to oversee road safety citywide

Mean Streets: He’s on the highway to a swell job. Comments (8)

Park nope! Drivers brace for Union Street garage-to-apartment conversion

Park Slope: Some Park Slope car owners could soon find themselves circling the block looking for a spot if a developer convinces the city to let it turn a parking garage on Union Street into a luxury apartment complex. Comments (23)

This guy is putting Brooklyn songs on the map

Music: Okay, he acknowledges the rest of the city, too. Comment

Yeesh! What is going on with the Cyclones

The Ride: Our boys have lost their seventh straight! Comments (1)

Downtown getting more parks, pedestrian-friendly measures, and privatization

Downtown: Mayor DeBlasio is touting plans to revamp and expand green-spaces and possibly rent out city-owned real estate in The Brooklyn Paper’s neighborhood. Comments (28)

This guy is putting Brooklyn songs on the map

Music: Okay, he acknowledges the rest of the city, too. Comment

Roller brinkmanship! New skating rinks square off

Fitness: The new roller rink at Brooklyn Bridge Park opened last week, joining the LeFrak Center at Lakeside in Prospect Park, which first welcomed skaters back in April. We put them side by side to see how they stack up. Comment

Strong hearts can’t lose at Methodist

Health: Doctors, nurses and top hospital brass rang in the 10th anniversary of New York Methodist Hospital’s cardiac surgery program on July 16 in Park Slope. Comment

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