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Williamsburg: Holy cow — we think we’ve got one here! Comment
Music: Holy cow — we think we’ve got one here! Comments (1)
Books: We won’t sugarcoat it. Comment
Books: We won’t sugarcoat it. Comment

Carmine loses control of his meeting!

Sunday Screech: How could it happen? The Screecher ignored? The nerve of these people! Comments (2)

Sound Off to the Editor

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

This week, Carmine can’t get a word in edgewise!

Big Screecher: Let’s make one thing clear: When Carmine runs a meeting, it’s his meeting, not yours. Comment

What to read this week

Books: Neighborhood booksellers give their top picks of new literature. Comment

What to read this week

Books: Neighborhood booksellers give their top picks of new literature. Comment

Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

Nightlife: Swear-along with “Die Hard,” eat free cookies, get sexy with Santa, and other great things to do in Brooklyn Dec. 12–17. Comment

Shelter helter skelter

Sheepshead Bay: The emergency homeless shelter that opened in Plumb Beach in October is infuriating residents who are still displaced from Hurricane Sandy. Comment

Pols, locals: Mayor should hire more police

Coney Island: Mayor DeBlasio’s updated four-year financial plan doesn’t boost the police department’s uniformed head count, but critics say the mayor has to grow the force to keep pace with the city’s rising population — especially in neighborhoods like Coney Island where violence remains a problem. Comment
DUMBO: They’re still standing — and running, hurdling, pole-vaulting, javelin-throwing, and shot-putting! Comment

’Tis the season to rock the Ridge

Bay Ridge Nights: Holiday tunes and hard rock are waiting for you in Bay Ridge! Comment
Art: They’re still standing — and running, hurdling, pole-vaulting, javelin-throwing, and shot-putting! Comment

’Tis the season to rock the Ridge

Bay Ridge Nights: Holiday tunes and hard rock are waiting for you in Bay Ridge. Our pals at BrooklynDaily.com have all the details. Read more…

Dumbo-Detroit face-off

Dumbo-Detroit face-off

DUMBO: Is the area down under the Manhattan Bridge overpass really that different from the Motor City? In a word, yes. Comments (1)

Wills and Kate should have talked about the Islamization of Britain during their New York trip

A Britisher’s View: New York just bid Prince William and Dutchess Kate farewell, but the House of Windsor could be as dead as the Dodo if extremist Muslim trends continue in Britain, writes our columnist. Comment
Bay Ridge: A cadre of red-suited joggers took to the Shore Road Promenade for Bay Ridge’s second annual Santa Shuffle 5k on Dec. 6. Comment
Bay Ridge: A cadre of red-suited joggers took to the Shore Road Promenade for Bay Ridge’s second annual Santa Shuffle 5k on Dec. 6. Comments (1)

Christmas comes to Canarsie

Canarsie: Brooklyn Democratic boss Frank Seddio lit up the neighborhood on Dec. 7 with the annual holiday light display at his Canarsie home. Comment
Photo Galleries: Our parent company held its holiday party at Buckley’s in Sheepshead Bay on Dec. 8. Comment
Brighton Beach: This couple has just the thing for the lactose-intolerant, nut-allergic, vegan chocoholic in your life! Comment
Photo Galleries: Our parent company held its holiday party at Buckley’s in Sheepshead Bay on Dec. 8. Comment

Cops: Help find missing man

Sheepshead Bay: Police are asking for help finding an 18-year-old Sheepshead Bay man who went missing from his home on Dec. 5. Comment

Pol: Landmark the Boardwalk

Brighton Beach: Giving Coney Island’s iconic wooden Boardwalk the same landmark protection as Prospect Park could be the only way to thwart the city’s plans to remake it in concrete and plastic, according to the area’s councilman. Comment

Celebrating the unsung heroes of Brooklyn

Standing O: Standing O is shouting to the rafters for the borough’s star vollies. Comment

Dirty ditties: Filthy Song Night returns to Red Hook

Music: Get ready for a night of f------ filth and g------ debauchery. Comment

Shake it off! All-women cocktail contest comes to Williamsburg

Williamsburg: They’re taking the first four letters out of “cocktail.” Comment

The Dad ponders racism in diverse Brooklyn

The Dad: Let’s face it. Racism exists everywhere. Comments (7)

Shake it off! All-women cocktail contest comes to Williamsburg

Event: They’re taking the first four letters out of “cocktail.” Comment
Flagrant Fowl: Our curmudgeonly Nets columnist holds forth on the royal visit and Brook Lopez’s latest injury. Comment

Throwback hack: Bushwick gets the bulletin board treatment

Circuit Lord: The winning project at last weekend’s Hack Bushwick event was an ode to the internet’s yesteryear. Comment
Page 1: They’re famous for being famous. We’re faces in the crowd. America is obsessed with them. We run photos of them on the front page of our newspaper. They will be king and queen one day. We are doing our best not to end up working at Burger King and Dairy Queen. Look, say what you want about the English royals. At least Beyonce and Jay Z are good at something. Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Read more…

Canarsie’s Alkins off to good start as face of NYC hoops

Joe Knows: Rawle Alkins is comfortable being the new face of New York City boys’ basketball, and up to the challenge as well. Comment
Let there be light! Comment

Williamsburg, Bushwick, Greenpoint get new venues as others shutter

Williamsburg: Rumors of the Brooklyn indie music scene’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. Comments (2)

Galapagos’s evolution taking it to Detroit

Art: Citing rising rents, the Dumbo gallery and venue is moving to the Motor City, where it has already bought nine buildings. Comment

Bushwick bar to host ‘anti-SantaCon’ show

Nightlife: No-no-no! Merry Christmas! Comments (1)

Noshing with St. Nick

Mill Basin: Christmas cheer was part of this balanced breakfast! Comment

Rim raiders: Bandits on car-wheel theft spree

Williamsburg: A band of thieves is stealing the wheels off of late-model cars around Williamsburg, and carting them off in black sedans, police said. Comments (1)
Fort Greene: The jazz ’20s are out and the swinging ’30s are in! Comment
Nightlife: The jazz ’20s are out and the swinging ’30s are in! Comment

Freeze! I mean don’t freeze those eggs!

Not for Nuthin’: This week, Joanna takes on tech titans over postponing their female workers’ procreation. Comment

High-powered Jefferson jumpstarts season

High School Sports: Thomas Jefferson wanted a fast start to the new season after losing in its second-straight city title game last year. Consider the New York City hoops community on notice in the early goings. Comment

Blackbirds volleyball falls in NCAA tournament opener

An NCAA tournament victory has again eluded the Long Island University women’s volleyball team. Comment

Yuletide arboreal illumination in Gravesend

Gravesend: The Christmas spirit is brightening up the neighborhood! Comment
Prospect Heights: They were royally pissed. Comment
Our reporter spent a night in jail for doing his job. He came back with a story, and some insight into how the Police Department’s response to demonstrations is evolving. Comments (17)
Clinton Hill: A triangular plaza in Clinton Hill that includes a de-mapped block of road is a magnet for sinister loiterers who kill business, according to some neighbors who are opposing the city’s move to make it permanent. Comments (17)

City creating ‘fashion hub’ in Sunset Park, but not without pushback

Sunset Park: Sunset Park is about to become a very fashionable neighborhood. Comments (6)
Dining: Guess who is coming to dinner. Comment
Dining: Guess who is coming to dinner. Comment

Masked heroes band together to support Coney youth program

Coney Island: More than 100 people covered their faces and opened their wallets at a masquerade ball benefitting the youth-mentoring program Coney Island Generation Gap on Dec. 4. Comment

City creating ‘fashion hub’ in Sunset Park

Sunset Park is about to become a very fashionable neighborhood. Comment

Tree-light-ful: Fort Greene, Boerum Hill flip the switch

BoroBeat: Families turn out for tree lightings, and stick around for the company. Comments (1)

Young Lions girls’ basketball team off to roaring start

The Bishop Loughlin girls’ basketball team is well aware of the buzz generated by its young but extremely talented squad, and is embracing the high expectations as a source of motivation. Comment

New Lincoln stars want to carry on old traditions

High School Sports: Abraham Lincoln’s familiar faces and its legendary coach are no longer at the Coney Island school, but the tradition and expectations still remain. Comment
Sheepshead Bay: The restaurant chain’s holiday stunt draws first blood in Sheepshead Bay. Comment

Gunpoint jewelry heist in Midwood

Midwood: Police have released surveillance images and video of two men robbing a Midwood jewelry store at gunpoint on Dec. 3, in the hope that the public might help identify the suspects. Comment
Clinton Hill: The family of the Red Hook man shot dead by a police officer in November put him to rest at a funeral in Clinton Hill on Dec. 6. Comments (1)

Up in smoked fish: 80-year-old Williamsburg lox factory for sale

Changing Brooklyn: A longtime Williamsburg smoked-fish factory could be getting ready to change the lox. Comments (4)

Shady massage parlors shuttered in prostitution bust

Bensonhurst: Police have brought business to a happy end at nine massage parlors across Bensonhurst and Dyker Heights. Comment

Massage parlors shuttered in prostitution bust

Bensonhurst: Police have brought business to an unhappy end at nine massage parlors across Bensonhurst and Dyker Heights. Comments (3)
The Greatest Story Ever: The restaurant chain’s holiday stunt draws first blood in Sheepshead Bay. Our pals at BrooklynDaily.com have the whole hair-raising story. Read more…

Making the Bard of Brooklyn work for his byline

Books: We give Walt Whitman feedback on his long-lost poem. Comment

Holidays hit Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn Heights: Shoppers had much to be merry about on Montague Street over the weekend. Comment

Stan says: ‘Check your charities’

It’s Only My Opinion: They’re baa-ack! The holiday season is here, and with it comes the charity solicitations — and the scammers. Comment
Clinton Hill: The parents of an unarmed Red Hook man shot to death last month by a rookie police officer broke their silence on Friday, just ahead of Brooklyn’s top prosecutor revealing that he is pursuing charges against the cop. Comments (6)
Bay Ridge: McKinley Park is shining! Comment
Downtown: Hundreds of protesters marched across the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges and sat down in front of Barclays Center on Thursday evening during a second night of protests decrying a grand jury’s decision not to charge NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo with a crime for choking Gowanus native Eric Garner to death on Staten Island in July. Comments (6)

Housing court to move to Municipal Building — someday

Downtown: Brooklyn’s long-troubled housing court is set to get a new home in Downtown’s Municipal Building, but not before suffering through five more years in its current crowded digs. Comments (2)

Helping hands honored by Manhattan Beach civic

The Manhattan Beach Community Group honored five hometown heroes at their end-of-the-year award ceremony on Dec. 3. Comment
Prospect Heights: Finally! A place to buy $3.75 doughnuts in Prospect Heights! Comment
Dining: Finally! A place to buy $3.75 doughnuts in Prospect Heights! Comments (5)

$15 of shame: Minimum-wage protest hits Downtown Burger King

Downtown: Call this protest the Whopper stopper. Comments (2)

Police seek mentally distressed veteran who vanished

Williamsburg: An Iraq War vet from Williamsburg disappeared on Sunday in Manhattan, police said. Comments (3)
Downtown: Hundreds of protesters marched over the Brooklyn Bridge from Manhattan early on Thursday morning to decry a grand jury’s decision not to charge NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo with a crime for choking Gowanus native Eric Garner to death in Staten Island in July. Comments (9)

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