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Talese tales! Author to discuss ‘The Bridge’ at Transit Museum

Downtown: Building a bridge is a lot like going to war — just ask Gay Talese. Comment

Talese tales! Author to discuss ‘The Bridge’ at Transit Museum

Event: Building a bridge is a lot like going to war — just ask Gay Talese. Comments (1)

Vanilla rice: ‘First white rapper’ Rice Maniac heats up Brighton Beach

Brighton Beach: Rice Maniac is not your grandfather’s rap artist — though he may look a bit like your grandpa. Comment

MCU teams up with City Harvest and Toys for Tots

Help make the holidays brighter for a poor family. Drop off non-perishable foods, new and unwrapped toys and games, or cash donations at selected branches of Municipal Credit Union for City Harvest’s Daily News Food Drive and the Salvation Army Toys for Tots campaign. Comment

Carroll Gardens press activist talks censorship in the digital age

Boerum Hill: He will not be silenced! Comment

Let it snow! ‘Frozen’ skates into Barclays

Prospect Heights: The ice woman cometh. Comment

Let it snow! ‘Frozen’ skates into Barclays

Event: The ice woman cometh. Comment

Sound Off to the Editor

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

This week, the Screecher is loaded!

Big Screecher: Poor Carmine! He had so much to drink, he missed his daughter’s 40th birthday! Comment

Bartoonist is not charmed by Berg’n

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking cartoonist finds the Smorgasburg beer hall has good food, but little else to recommend it. Comments (2)

Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

Nightlife: A “Fistful of Dollars” anniversary screening, improvised James Bond, “Frozen” on (more) ice, and more great things to see and do in Brooklyn, Nov. 7–13. Comment

Vote for Bay Ridge nightlife!

Bay Ridge Nights: Rock the vote in the Ridge this weekend! Comment

Brooklyn goes country!

Music: Meet the Kings County bands that play both kinds of music. Comment

Brooklyn goes country!

Music: Meet the Kings County bands that play both kinds of music. Comments (1)

Rock the vote in the Ridge this weekend!

Bay Ridge Nights: Now you have done your democratic duty (right?), our pals at BrooklynDaily.com suggest where to rock out with your “I voted” sticker out. Read more…

There’s no comparsion between braveheart Bibi and President Chicken

A Britisher’s View: A senior Obama official blasting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “a chickens---” is another textbook example of how President Bam-Bam’s tweenie bopper administration rolls, writes our columnist. Comment
Our monthly review helps readers catch up on the headlines they missed in October. Comment

Trump tower toxins

Brighton Beach: Fears of chemical contamination could now trump all other issues in the controversial demolition of the Trump Village Shopping Center. Comment

Standing O is sending positive vibes

Standing O: Shouting out for borough daughter Emily Farrington. Comment

Howl’s Head Park

Bay Ridge: Things got freaky at Owl’s Head Park on Halloween. Comment

App could have some landlords steamed, get warm welcome from others

Circuit Lord: Heat Seek NYC, a tool to help keep temperatures comfortable in residential buildings, is getting a trial run in Kings County this winter, which is good news for tenants and bad news for slumlords. Comments (4)

Vocalist-turned-comedian performs heartfelt rendition of ‘Sk8r Boi’

Park Slope: Eliot Glazer takes silly songs very seriously. Comment

The rafters are a great place to watch for injuries

Flagrant Fowl: The first column from our resident sports analyst Crummy the Pigeon, Cyclones mascot Sandy the Seagull’s streetwise cousin and the Nets’ new, de facto mascot. (When we say “resident” we mean we can’t get rid of the guy.) Comment

Vocalist-turned-comedian performs heartfelt rendition of ‘Sk8r Boi’

Music: Eliot Glazer takes silly songs very seriously. Comment

Turning over a new fin: Mermaid Ave. storefronts renovated

Coney Island: Coney Island is open for business! Comment

Gawk at artists’ workspaces during P’Slope open studio weekend

Park Slope: This Brooklynite loves going in to work on the weekends — so much so, he wants you to come, too! Comment

Gawk at artists’ workspaces during P’Slope open studio weekend

Art: This Brooklynite loves going in to work on the weekends — so much so, he wants you to come, too! Comment

Steph puts her kids in their place

Fearless Living: This week, our fearless mom does all she can to help her kids succeed. Comment
Page 1: Yup, we’ve done it again! We’ve changed our size! This time, we’ve gotten a bit sleeker, and a bit more colorful. Each week, your beloved Brooklyn Paper — the winningest paper in town — will have brighter colors on all its pages and a wider body for more story comfort, yet it will retain that “schlep kid from Brooklyn” personality that we’ve all grown to love. So keep reading The Brooklyn Paper, and keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Read more…

Transformed Simpson can lead Terriers to NCAA tournament

Joe Knows: Eilidh Simpson’s taste of basketball at the next level showed her that success would require more than jump shots and ball-handling drills. Comment

Fourth Avenue hit and run leaves woman critical

Mean Streets: There is blood on the street in Park Slope. Comments (11)

Election Results 2014

Recchia wrecked: Grimm reaps convincing victory

Bay Ridge: The congressman who famously threatened to break a reporter in half “like a boy” got the next best thing when his opponent conceded Tuesday’s election. Comment

Recchia wrecked: Grimm reaps convincing victory

Bay Ridge: The congressman who famously threatened to break a reporter in half “like a boy” got the next best thing when his opponent conceded Tuesday’s election. Comments (8)

Brook no challenger: Brook-Krasny edges out Republican opponent

Politics: The 46th Assembly District will stay blue — despite a strong showing from area Republicans. Comments (1)

Golden is still golden

Bay Ridge: Voters from Bay Ridge to Marine Park threw their weight behind Martin Golden in the 22nd state Senate District on Election Day. Comment

Golden is still golden

Bay Ridge: Voters from Bay Ridge to Marine Park threw their weight behind Martin Golden in the 22nd state Senate District on Election Day. Comments (7)

Cymbrowitz defeats Akselrod — again

Sheepshead Bay: The second time’s the charm. Comment

Brook no challenger: Brook-Krasny edges out Republican opponent

Coney Island: The 46th Assembly District will stay blue — despite a strong showing from area Republicans. Comment

Sampson keeps seat — for now

Canarsie: Indicted state Sen. John Sampson (D–Canarsie) won the general election by a substantial margin, despite facing trial for multiple counts of wrongdoing. Comment

Persaud prevails

Canarsie: Community activist Roxanne Persaud has won Canarsie’s 59th district’s vacant assembly seat by a landslide with nearly 74 percent of the vote. Comment

Pol: Prospect Park Residence landlord is ‘evil’

Park Slope: Park Slope’s councilman says the owner of a Grand Army Plaza old-folks home who is allegedly harassing seniors to evict them has reached a whole new level of “moral bankruptcy.” Comments (8)

Incumbents and shoo-ins

Brooklyn Heights assemblywoman raged within the machine

Brooklyn Heights: Longtime Brooklyn Democratic Party functionary Jo Anne Simon just got a big-time promotion to assemblywoman, but she didn’t get there without a fight. Comment

Congresswoman’s pledges as she enters 12th term

Williamsburg: Her stated priorities for the next term: Keep Brooklyn working class, immigrant-friendly, and affordable to live in. Comments (8)

Greenpoint pol’s game is the longest out there

Greenpoint: He’s still at it, 42 years after first taking office. Comment
Hospitals in Crisis: Long Island College Hospital wasn’t always a hollow shell of a hospital at the center of a political showdown. Cue “The Times of Our Lives” and learn about its storied history and convoluted demise. Comments (2)

Why aren’t my kitties celebricats?

Not for Nuthin’: This week, Jo wants to use her pets to make some easy money. Comment

Fontbonne snaps St. Francis Prep’s seven-year reign

High School Sports: Fontbonne Hall’s dethroning of seven-time defending diocesan champion St. Francis Prep last Friday started earlier this season with two victories that finally pierced the Terriers’ myth of invincibility for the Bonnies. Comment

Erasmus Hall shuts out Brooklyn Tech to remain unbeaten

High School Sports: Erasmus Hall started fast and never looked back against Brooklyn Tech. Comment

City to fix sinkholes plaguing Shore Road Promenade

Bay Ridge: The parks department plans to fill in the minefield of sinkholes that keeps appearing on the Shore Road Promenade bike path in Bay Ridge, and locals say the fix can’t come soon enough. Comments (3)

What a treat! PS 212 students take a Halloween break from class

Gravesend: Call it a Halloween break. Comment
Weird Art: This Williamsburger has an arty appetite. Comment

Two shot outside of W’burg rap show

Williamsburg: Two members of a critically acclaimed rapper’s entourage were shot after a performance at Rough Trade Records in Williamsburg early on Tuesday morning, according to police and reports. Comment

Finally! $689 apartments in Williamsburg

Williamsburg: New, boxy apartment buildings are a dime a dozen in Williamsburg, but it is a rare development indeed that is renting for entirely below-market rates. Comments (14)

Broadway shines a light on Marine Park

Marine Park: Eighth graders at Marine Park’s IS 278 learned theater tips and tricks on Oct. 29 from Broadway’s Tommy Bracco, who starred in the show “Newsies.” The musical thespian led a dynamic dance workshop for 13- and 14-year-old students interested in the arts. Comment
Weird Art: This Williamsburger has an arty appetite. Comments (6)

City to fix sinkholes plaguing Shore Road Promenade

Bay Ridge: The Parks Department plans to fill in slew of sinkholes that keep appearing on the Shore Road Promenade bike path in Bay Ridge, and locals say the fix couldn’t come soon enough. Comment

Unseen Andy Warhol films to screen at BAM

Fort Greene: With live soundtracks performed by some big-name artists. Comment

How to save a life: Beep honors bystanders who helped stabbing victim

Downtown: Good Samaritans saved the life of a man stabbed on a busy Brooklyn Heights street in September, according to Borough President Adams, who commended the three at a Borough Hall ceremony on Monday. Comment

Unseen Andy Warhol films to screen at BAM

Cinema: With live soundtracks performed by some big-name artists. Comment

Lawsuit: Cobble Hill student didn’t have to die

Cobble Hill: The family of an autistic student who choked to death at a Cobble Hill high school on Oct. 28 is planning to sue the city for millions, saying that negligence caused the tragedy. Comment

Pol: Prospect Park Residence landlord is ‘evil’

Park Slope: Park Slope’s councilman says the owner of a Grand Army Plaza old-folks home who is allegedly harassing seniors to evict them has reached a whole new level of “moral bankruptcy.” Comment

St. Saviour’s resurgence falls short of soccer title

High School Sports: Over the past four years, St. Saviour’s girls’ soccer program has gone from struggling even to field team to competing for a diocesan title. Comment
Greenpoint: It turns out that the scariest thing on Newtown Creek is Newtown Creek itself. Comment

Parker Power: Senior quarterback propels Poly past Friendship Academy

High School Sports: Poly Prep quarterback Chris Parker is only 5-foot-6 and 160 pounds, but he’s done enough for coach Dino Mangiero to call him the best player he has had in his 13 seasons with the Blue Devils — and that includes numerous Division-I recruits. Comment

St. Francis College looking beyond the hype

Coach Glenn Braica refused to get caught up in the hype of his St. Francis College team being picked to win the Northeast Conference for the first time in program history. Comment

Habitat for Humanity repairs 100th home on Sandy anniversary

Coney Island: When Habitat for Humanity finished fixing up a Coney Island woman’s Sandy-damaged home on Oct. 29, it marked the group’s 100th project in the city since the superstorm devastated the city exactly two years ago. Comment

Gowanus residents sue to block parole office

Gowanus: A group of Gowanus neighbors angry about the prospect of sharing sidewalk space with ex-prisoners are taking state parole officers to court. Comments (21)

School buses plague once-quiet street

Mill Basin: Mill Basin residents say this right is wrong. Comment

Take two: Greenpoint’s congresswoman eyes 2nd term, 22nd year

Greenpoint: She’s no longer the new pol on the block. Comments (4)
Mean Streets: A police car, a bicyclist, and a delivery truck driver were involved in a terrifying early-morning crash on Oct. 31 that left two officers and the cyclist injured, police said. Comments (5)

Yes, you may have no bananas

It’s Only My Opinion: In which our columnist asks why we let “undocumented” immigrant children with measles across our border, but he can’t bring a banana off a cruise ship. Comment

Trilled to bits! Xaverian’s Senior Idol show a hit

Bay Ridge: Talk about golden oldies! Comment

Election Guide 2014

Your cheat sheet about what’s on the ballot

Politics: New York’s general election is this Tuesday, Nov. 4, and there is a dearth of close races in our coverage area, although some action-packed races in Bay Ridge are packing enough intrigue for the whole borough. And, with New York state’s three most powerful positions up for grabs, there is plenty to keep track of. Here is everything you need to know before heading to the polls.

Your cheat sheet about what’s on the ballot

Politics: New York’s general election is this Tuesday, Nov. 4, and there is a dearth of close races in our coverage area, although some action-packed races in Bay Ridge are packing enough intrigue for the whole borough. And, with New York state’s three most powerful positions up for grabs, there is plenty to keep track of. Here is everything you need to know before heading to the polls.

Governor: Andrew Cuomo vs. Rob Astorino

Politics: Gov. Cuomo’s first term is up for appraisal by voters as he faces off with Westchester conservative Rob Astorino. Comment

Governor: Andrew Cuomo vs. Rob Astorino

Politics: Gov. Cuomo’s first term is up for appraisal by voters as he faces off with Westchester conservative Rob Astorino. Comments (5)

Attorney General: Eric Schneiderman vs. John Cahill

Politics: John Cahill faces a tough lift in taking on incumbent Attorney General Eric Schneiderman who, though he has maintained a lower profile than his predecessors, is banking on his record of lucrative settlements with white collar criminals to carry him to victory. Comment

Attorney General: Eric Schneiderman vs. John Cahill

Politics: John Cahill faces a tough lift in taking on incumbent Attorney General Eric Schneiderman who, though he has maintained a lower profile than his predecessors, is banking on his record of lucrative settlements with white collar criminals to carry him to victory. Comments (1)

Comptroller: Tom DiNapoli vs. Bob Antonacci

Upstate county comptroller Robert Antonacci is the underdog in a race to defeat his counterpart at the state level, incumbent Thomas DiNapoli., who has branded himself as a reformer since taking office following the arrest of Alan Hevesi, his predecessor. Comment

Comptroller: Tom DiNapoli vs. Bob Antonacci

Upstate county comptroller Robert Antonacci is the underdog in a race to defeat his counterpart at the state level, incumbent Thomas DiNapoli., who has branded himself as a reformer since taking office following the arrest of Alan Hevesi, his predecessor. Comment

The three ballot questions

Politics: In addition to the candidates on Tuesday’s ballot, there is a series of three pressing questions that lawmakers have put to the people for a vote. The answers are a simple yes or no, but the questions can be confusing. Here is a quick rundown of what to expect in the booth. Comment

Kaiser’s on a roll! Students spruce up Coney Park

Coney Island: The recovery never stops. Comment

Here’s what happens when Carmine has too many margaritas!

Sunday Screech: Poor Carmine! He had so much to drink, he missed his daughter’s 40th birthday! Comments (1)
Brooklyn Heights: Cops arrested an 18-year-old who they say sexually assaulted his fellow teen crew member twice in just more than a week aboard a boat docked in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Comments (1)

Lighting the shore in Sheepshead Bay

Sheepshead Bay: Sheepshead Bay residents came together Wednesday to bring light to the memory of a devastating day. Comment

Brooklyn pols break bread, cheesecake at Junior’s

Downtown: A who’s-who of Brooklyn politicos gathered Downtown this morning to glad-hand over breakfast, just days before the midterm election. Comment

‘Boo’ to the loo: Panned park can plan canned

Red Hook: A pol has flushed plans for a pricey bathroom in a Red Hook park. Comments (2)

The blue bikes are coming! Greenpoint, Carroll Gardens, more getting Citi Bike

Mean Streets: Brooklyn is getting a bigger share of the city’s private bike-share program two years after Hurricane Sandy soaked much of the inventory intended for the borough. Comments (42)

Kids craft at family arts day

Sheepshead Bay: The Family Arts Day at the Connie Lekas School in Sheepshead Bay gave students with special needs and their families a chance to create some colorful crafts. Comment

Kennedy’s Restaurant is back!

Marine Park: The iconic Kennedy’s Restaurant in Breezy Point — destroyed by Hurricane Sandy — reopened on Oct. 29, exactly two years after the superstorm devastated the neighborhood. Comment

Proven! Gallery Players’ ‘Proof’ is a winning formula

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: Who knew two hours of math could be so compelling? Comments (1)

LICH deal sealed

Hospitals in Crisis: It’s official: the shell of Long Island College Hospital is no longer the state’s problem. Comments (11)

Police seek would-be Flatbush bank robber

Crime: Cops are on the lookout for a man who tried to rob a Chase Bank on Flatbush Avenue at Church Avenue on Sept. 25, according to a report. Comments (2)

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