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Marine Park: A Marine Park family is hoping the community can help raise the money it needs to save the life of a young woman fighting a deadly disease. Comment

Here it comes: Touring amateur porn festival to steam up Brooklyn

Cinema: Here’s your chance to see the Hump! Comments (3)

The smells of August

Rhymes with Crazy: This week, our columnits reminds you of the odors that take you back to yesteryear. Comments (5)

What to read this week

Books: Brooklyn booksellers give their top picks. Comment

‘I Am Nancy,’ a Brooklyn man’s journey to womanhood: Part 2

A Britisher’s View: Caitlyn Jenner is paving the way for transgenders like her to be accepted into mainstream society, says Brooklyn resident Nancy Owen (not her real name), who talks with A Britisher’s View in this second installment of a three-part column on being born a woman in a man’s body. Comment
Editor’s Picks: It’s a musical extravaganza this week — Brooklyn rocks! Comment

Bay Ridge battles a British invasion!

Bay Ridge Nights: The British are coming for Bay Ridge! Comment

Bright-eyed and brush detailed: Insomniac artist paints comics about her life

Park Slope: It is the opposite of a dream diary. Comment

Bright-eyed and brush detailed: Insomniac artist paints comics about her life

Books: It is the opposite of a dream diary. Comment

Abandoned car on Strickland Ave irks neighbors

Mill Basin: This sport utility vehicle must belong to a Mass-hole. Comment
Sheepshead Bay: Teens are smoking weed in a kids playground! Comment

Holy whodunnit!

Brighton Beach: Members of a Brighton Beach church don’t practice Santeria inside their house of worship, but somebody is, and officials say they now need to do something to exorcise the spirits that may have been invited in. Comment

International movies come to New Utrecht library

Melting Pot: The New Utrecht branch of the Brooklyn Public Library is mixing it up and spreading the love in Bensonhurst by kicking off an international film series to reflect the diversity needs of its ever-changing neighborhood. Comment

Why are the Cyclones in last place? Because they can’t hit

Diamond Dave’s Cyclones Report: See the headline above. It says it all. Comment

Battle of wits: Comedians compete in insult extravaganza

Williamsburg: This show for cut-ups may cut deep. Comments (3)

A grave matter: High-schoolers restore Green-Wood monument

BoroBeat: It was a case of young meets seriously old. Comment

Kids today just can’t commit!

The Dad: This week, the Dad looks into the problem with teens. Well, his teens. Comments (1)

A happy homecoming

The Coney Island native left St. Raymond’s boys’ basketball team in the Bronx to play his senior year for his neighborhood school. Comment

Wanted: This guy for exposing his junk

Bensonhurst: Police need help finding a man wanted for public lewdness after exposing his junk on the D train at a Bensonhurst subway station on Aug. 15. Comment
Bay Ridge: Homeless people are making a home for themselves in Leif Ericson Park and locals are now worried they could bring with them a return to the bad old days of the 1980s. Comment
Changing Brooklyn: It was an ornamental block. Comments (15)
Greenpoint: Coney Island has amusement parks, Brooklyn Heights has the Promenade, and now Greenpoint has Citi Bike. Comments (11)

On Megyn Kelly, Donald Trump, and Rosie O’Donnell

Not for Nuthin’: This week our columnist calls ‘em out. Comment

Building up stream: Musician to put his album release party online

Music: You can give this concert the thumbs-up from your couch. Comment

From Brooklyn to Beijing

Former Bishop Kearney runner Kerri Gallagher is set to race in the World Championships in Beijing. Comment

Southern discomfort: Clones shine in All-Star loss

The Ride: It was North vs. South (and we were part of the South!) in the New York Penn-League All-Star Game plated in Dixie, where our boys played well but lost. Comment

Spinning its wheels: City delays new Pulaski Bridge bike lane — again

Mean Streets: It is a trip down memory lane. Comments (30)
BoroBeat: Sand masters sculpted national monuments, animals, and castles on the Coney Island beach on Aug. 15 for the annual Sand Scultpure Contest. See our slideshow for all the fun. Comments (1)
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Police: Alleged rapist broke woman’s teeth in brutal attack

Clinton Hill: Authorities are asking Brooklynites to help them find a man who they say raped and beat a woman in Clinton Hill in the early hours of Monday morning, knocking out several of her teeth in the process, according to a report. Comments (7)

Rook stars! Chess fans face off in Prospect Heights

BoroBeat: These kids are board crazy! Comment

Surf king USA: Legendary guitarist, 78, will rock Williamsburg

Music: Talk about a guitar hero! Comment
BoroBeat: We only wanted to see them laughing, in the Prospect Heights rain. Comment

Rookie ball

BoroBeat: Aspiring ball players learned from the best — former Mets great John Franco and current Cylcones — during a baseball and softball clinic at MCU Park. Comment

Kung fu fighting

Kung fu fighting

BoroBeat: Martial arts students showed off their mastery of kung fu with a demonstration on Aug. 16. Comment

Gil Hodges Bridge to be closed the next few days

Marine Park: Yet another reason not to go to Queens. Comment

CB10 to city: Zoning proposal too dense for public review

Bay Ridge: You shouldn’t need a Ph.D. or a law degree to do your civic duty, say Bay Ridge community leaders. Comment
Bedford-Stuyvesant: These ladies want men to use their braaains. Comments (2)

Star-studded softball game highlights SummerSlam night at MCU Park

Coney Island: World Wrestling Entertainment’s brightest stars will grapple on the softball diamond with New York’s finest and bravest at MCU Park. Comment

A Trump by any other name …

It’s Only My Opinion: In which our columnist considers the many words used to describe The Donald. Comment

Community hub snub! Cuomo vetoes bill to save W’burg senior center from eviction

Changing Brooklyn: Gov. Cuomo has turned his back on Williamsburg families and seniors by scuttling a bill that would allow the state to save a beloved neighborhood senior center and daycare from eviction, say local pols. Comments (8)

Crud! Blown save leads to loss

The Ride: For the first time this season, Alex Palsha gave up a run. And it led to a loss. Comment
Sunset Park: The page has more than 6,000 members — and political clout! Comments (10)

First travel-ball summer expands Moore’s game, college interest

High School Sports: Jai Moore’s first summer playing on the road was an eye-opening experience — for both her and the college coaches watching her. Comment

Greenpoint native Atson heading to new home with college choice on horizon

Travis Atson will be starting over again as he comes to the finish of his college recruitment. Comment

Sound Off to the Editor

Letters: Catch up on what your neighbors are thinking on the best soapbox in town. Comment
Dining: It is moving to greener pastures — literally. Comments (15)

State: Brighton Beach nursing home aide abused patient

Brighton Beach: Authorities arrested and arraigned a Brighton Beach nursing home aide on Aug. 13 for alleged physical abuse of a senior under her care. Comment

Police: Help us nab this suspected swindler

Crown Heights: Police are on the lookout for an alleged huckster accused of stealing a woman’s identity and using it to pilfer thousands of dollars from her bank account, according to a report. Comment

Spikes shutout Clones

The Ride: The Cyclones were shut out on six hits and failed to even get a runner to third base in a 2–0 loss to State College that manager Tom Gamboa said was filled with mental errors and lousy performances at the plate . Comment
Changing Brooklyn: The company that owns Rockefeller Center will add 10 floors of office space to the storied department store, and could build a tower on the lot next door. Comments (9)

Canal neighbors will perform ritual procession for patron saint of flooding

Gowanus: They’re praying against hell and high water. Comments (4)

Dump-truck driver fatally runs over elderly woman

Bushwick: A man driving a Mack dump truck fatally ran over an elderly woman as she was attempting to cross the street in Bushwick on Wednesday, police said. Comments (6)

Spikes nail Clones, despite rally

The Ride: A late Cyclones rally fell short as Brooklyn fell under .500 with a 7–6 loss to State College. Comment

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