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Kings bounty: Our hyper-local Brooklyn gift guide

Shopping: Forget iTunes gift cards — buy your little cousin a cardboard Kentile Floors sign! Comment

Kings bounty: Our hyper-local Brooklyn gift guide

Shopping: Forget iTunes gift cards — buy your little cousin a cardboard Kentile Floors sign! Comment

Crummy’s real Brooklyn gift guide

Shopping: Forget shopping at Brooklyn Flea — our resident basketball columnist has better ideas. Comment

Crummy’s real Brooklyn gift guide

Shopping: Forget shopping at Brooklyn Flea — our resident basketball columnist has better ideas. Comment

Omagod! Carmine’s steaks out ads!

Sunday Screech: This week, the Screecher learns the hard way how to save money! Comment

Sound Off to the Editor

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

Steaks alive! Carmine almost gets swindled!

Big Screecher: This week, the Screecher nearly falls for the old bait and switch (or something like that)! Comment

Omelets with Old Saint Nick

BoroBeat: Kris Kringle mingled and dined with good girls and boys at Aviator Sports and Events Center’s Brunch with Santa bash on Dec. 14. Comment
Nightlife: Run DMC at Barclays, a holiday party for Harry Potter fans, a carol-free Christmas Eve, and other great things to see and do in Brooklyn, Dec. 19–25. Comment

‘M&M Boys’ hits it out of the park

Books: Long Island author Lara Reznik hits it out of the park with her ode to baseball, growing up, and the game of life in “M&M Boys,” a fictional take on living next door to two of the greatest sluggers who ever picked up a bat. Comment

Dreaming of a Bay Ridge Christmas

Bay Ridge Nights: Jingle bells are rocking in the Ridge this weekend. Comment

We’re dreaming of a Bay Ridge Christmas

Bay Ridge Nights: Jingle bells are rocking in the Ridge this weekend, and our pals at BrooklynDaily.com have the inside scoop. Read more…

‘Torture report’ inflicts agony on national morale

A Britisher’s View: The CIA does a great job of keeping America safe and sound, and does not need to be whipped into shape by Capitol Hill milksops who don’t know their arses from their elbows — or interrogation from torture — writes our columnist. Comment

Reichenthal’s reluctant retirement

Coney Island: A move by the new chairman of Coney Island’s Community Board 13 is prompting its longtime district manager to retire at the end of the year over the issue of unused vacation days — and the departure could leave the neighborhood without a replacement for much of next year. Comment

Flag flip

Marine Park: An alert reader spotted the American flag flying upside down outside Kings Plaza shopping center on Wednesday morning and snapped a picture. Comment
Gravesend: Police arrested a 23-year-old man on Dec. 11 who is suspected of keeping a store of guns, drugs, and stolen motorcycles in his Bay Parkway home. Comment

Gravesend trash depot trashed

Gravesend: The city is moving forward with work on a controversial waste transfer station in Gravesend, and opponents may ask a judge to block construction. Comment
Red Hook: There is nothing like a boat ride in the winter. Comments (2)
Circuit Lord: Moving your car once a week for street cleaning seems like a breeze compared to this guy’s job. Comments (14)
Flagrant Fowl: Our curmudgeonly Nets columnist fesses up about his role in Tuesday’s debacle. Comments (4)

Transplant-trashing rapper Awkwafina coming to W’burg

Williamsburg: She is giving New York newcomers a bad rap. Comment

Transplant-trashing rapper Awkwafina coming to W’burg

Music: She is giving New York newcomers a bad rap. Comments (10)

Steph seeks the perfect holiday season

Fearless Living: All she wants for Christmas this year is sanity — and some pecks on the cheek. Comment

Scary Christmas! Krampus party celebrates creepy holiday legend

Nightlife: SantaCon never made it to Bushwick, but the evil twin of Saint Nick is coming to Gowanus on Dec. 20. Comment
Page 1: In a highball glass filled with ice, mix 12 centiliters Coca-Cola, 5 centiliters rum, and 1 centiliter fresh lime juce. Garnish with a lime wedge, sit back, enjoy, and keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Read more…

Morton still adjusting to life after Lincoln

Joe Knows: Being on the outside looking in doesn’t sit well with Dwayne “Tiny” Morton. Comment

Gravesend trash depot trashed

Gravesend: The city is moving forward with work on a controversial waste transfer station in Gravesend, and opponents may ask a judge to block construction. Comments (5)

Cops: Tire slasher busted

Midwood: Police have arrested the man they believe slashed tires on dozens of cars in Sheepshead Bay and Midwood on Dec. 14. Comment
Marine Park: Christmas is lighting up Marine Park. Comment
Construction Update: The roof was decidedly not on fire at Barclays Center on Tuesday night. Comments (5)

Salaam-ukkah: Arabs, Jews rally outside Barclays against police violence

Prospect Heights: For Hanukkah this year, they are asking for justice. Comment

Pols on LICH: Never again — without loads of paperwork

Hospitals in Crisis: A hospital closure like Long Island College Hospital’s should not happen again without the state doing a whole lot of explaining beforehand, according to a bill state lawmakers plan to propose early next year. Comments (1)

Toy drive exceeds expectations

Sheepshead Bay: The stars came out — and so did the toys. Comment
Sheepshead Bay: These kids may be small — but their talents are huge. Comment

Schools chancellor won’t help city fight home conversions that overcrowd schools

Dyker Heights: Bay Ridge pols and parents are calling on the education department to share data on where kids live with the buildings department to help crack down on the illegal carving-up of area apartments that has schools bursting at the seams. But the head of the city’s schools says it’s not her “role to play.” Comments (29)

Jo’s got her tongue firmly in her cheek

Not for Nuthin’: That’s right, folks. It another one of those “If Joanna was mayor” columns. Comment

Boyz II mensch: A cappella star performs ‘unkosher’ songs about Judaism

Fort Greene: Talk about a schtick. Comment

A moving performance: Artist creates show about life with ALS

Crown Heights: Art isn’t just imitating life. For this artist, her work is also a way to live. Comment

A moving performance: Artist creates show about life with ALS

Theater: Art isn’t just imitating life. For this artist, her work is also a way to live. Comment
Construction Update: Here we go again. Comments (4)

Tripp’s third-quarter surge powers Lincoln to statement win

High School Sports: Lincoln coach Kenny Pretlow challenged his team to make a statement in the main event slot of the Tri-State High School Classic, and the Railsplitters delivered with a big second half, led by junior Jahlil Tripp. Comment

Reid’s big fourth quarter helps Loughlin hold off Nazareth

High School Sports: Coach Chez Williams doesn’t want his young Bishop Loughlin players to get too full of themselves after bursting out of the gate and winning five of their first six games, including a victory over Catholic League power Christ the King. Comment
Downtown: Borough President Adams butted heads with a police union rep on Monday over a plan to use the Borough Hall Christmas-tree lighting to commemorate the death of Gowanus native Eric Garner at the hands of officers. Comments (4)

Fatal blaze in Sheepshead Bay

Sheepshead Bay: A 66-year-old man died in a ferocious early morning fire in Sheepshead Bay on Dec. 15. Comment
Books: The Brooklyn literary scene is circling the wagons around one of its own, the Crown Heights poet and professor accused of trying to attack police on the Brooklyn Bridge during an anti-police-brutality protest on Saturday night. Comments (16)

Antío, El Greco

Sheepshead Bay: An iconic Sheepshead Bay restaurant is serving its last meal this week. Comment

Barclays fixture who danced court-side dies

Prospect Heights: One of the Nets’ most recognizable fans is gone. Comments (4)

Queer Christmas cheer: A gay country holiday concert in Gowanus

Gowanus: They’re making the Yuletide gay. Comment

Ditmas Park artist creates 60-foot mural celebrating Hindu goddess

Prospect Heights: Talk about going out on a limb! Comment

Schools Chancellor won’t help Buildings Dept. fight home conversions that overcrowd schools

Dyker Heights: They say they’re keeping just their eyes on their own work. Comment

Queer Christmas cheer: A gay country holiday concert in Gowanus

Music: They’re making the Yuletide gay. Comment

Ditmas Park artist creates 60-foot mural celebrating Hindu goddess

Art: Talk about going out on a limb! Comment
Park Slope: It’s a menorah arms race. Comment

Late free throws doom South Shore before postgame brawl

High School Sports: A close game between South Shore and Francis Lewis on Dec. 12 ended with a brawl involving players and fans from the bleachers, requiring both teams to be escorted from the gym by coaches and school safety officers. Comment

Furry heist in Midwood

Midwood: Police are looking for the three cold-hearted crooks who stole fur coats from a shop in Midwood on Nov. 24. Comment
Flatbush: The queen of Motown is going to let the good times roll at the Loew’s Kings Theatre in Flatbush at its grand reopening. Comment
Midwood: The 70th Precinct held its annual Christmas party on Dec. 10. Comment
Park Slope: It’s a menorah arms race. Comments (1)
Williamsburg: A Williamsburg pol is going back to the drawing board after the bill he wrote to save an embattled senior center left officials scared it would allow the government to seize properties willy-nilly. Comments (5)

Landmarks Commission backs down

Gravesend: The Landmarks Preservation Commission has backed off its plan to remove 100 sites — including Gravesend’s Lady Moody House — from consideration for preservation. Comment

No matter how you spell it, it’s still a miracle

It’s Only My Opinion: I open this week, as I do every year at this time, by wishing my friend and colleague, Shavana Abruzzo, a very Happy Anniversary. Comment

Hometown hero

Marine Park: Author and Marine Park native Mark Chiusano — who recently released “Marine Park: Stories,” a collection based on growing up in the neighborhood — rode the B train back to his native homeland for the Madison-Marine-Homecrest Civic Association’s holiday party on Dec. 11. Comment

Child struck by car in Gravesend

Gravesend: A 9-year-old girl is in serious but stable condition after being hit by a car in Gravesend on Dec. 11. Comment

Coney blaze kills one

Coney Island: A fire in a Coney Island apartment building killed a 31-year-old man and injured five other people early Dec. 12. Comment

Up in flames: Basketball league loses home

Gravesend: A high school’s new basketball team may extinguish a Brooklyn institution. Comment

Cash machine caper in Midwood

Midwood: Police are still looking for the man they say robbed a senior citizen at a bank in Midwood on Nov. 9. Comment
Shopping: Downtown just got its very own holiday market, giving Brooklyn shoppers one fewer reason to schlep across the East River this season. Comment
Nightlife: The queen of Motown is going to let the good times roll at the Loew’s Kings Theatre in Flatbush at its grand reopening. Comments (1)

To Evelyn: Lucey’s Lounge stunned by fire death of former owner

Gowanus: A Gowanus bar is mourning the death of one of its founders. Comments (2)
Downtown: En garde, Brooklyn! Comment
Downtown: En garde, Brooklyn! Comment

Twice as nice: Rodriguez, Lincoln take down Erasmus Hall for second-straight crown

Luis Rodriguez has etched his name in Brooklyn sports lore, and helped his Abraham Lincoln team make history. Comment

Muffin shop marauder: NYPD seeks burglar who bagged $6k

Crime: A burglar broke into a Williamsburg muffin shop last week and ran off with a huge wad of cash, police said. Comment

Greenpoint girl vanishes between home and school

Greenpoint: Police are searching for a teen who they say disappeared while walking to school on Monday. Comment

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