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Changing Brooklyn: Mayor DeBlasio’s plan to upzone the city in the hopes of making new developments more affordable and less ugly is a dud, say the majority of Brooklyn’s community boards. Comments (18)
Art: It’s a sign of the times — and of the place. Comment

Check out how easy it is to become a sex offender!

Rhymes with Crazy: This week, Lenore finds out that you too can be labeled a sex offender by streaking across the football field! Comments (8)

Sound Off to the Editor

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

Carmine’s steamed at stores open on Thanksgiving

Big Screecher: When you disrespect Carmine’s favorite holiday, you disrespect him. Comment

What to read this week

Books: Brooklyn booksellers give their top picks. Comment

Get rolling! Cops must catch handicap parking pass pilferers: Gravesenders

Gravesend: The disabled need the police to get moving. Comment

Christmas trees are all aglow in Bay Ridge!

Bay Ridge Nights: Bay Ridge is getting lit this week! Comment
Editor’s Picks: The holiday are getting started in Brooklyn! Start your shopping, enjoy a celebrity-stuffed Christmas show, and geek out about the holidays — all this week in the borough of kings! Comment

Save the date! Rugby team raises cash with sexy calendar and date auction

Event: They’re going for the gold! Comments (2)

Cops seek Brighton laptop-nappers

Brighton Beach: Cops are hunting for a thieving couple who they say nabbed a pricey medical computer from a Brighton Sixth Street doctor’s office on Oct. 29. Comment
Digital editions: The Brooklyn Paper is off today to spend some time with our loved ones and the delicious foods they have prepared for us. This year, we’re thankful for cheap coffee, our long-suffering photographers, happy hour at La Defense, animated GIFs, and the people who patiently answer all of our questions all day long. But most of all, we are thankful for you, dear readers, for coming back every day and keeping us on our toes. So enjoy the holiday, and keep hustlin’ Brooklyn. Read more…

Standing O shares the thanks

Standing O: Giving shout-outs of gratitude this Thanksgiving. Comment

Happy Thanksgiving from The Dad

The Dad: On this Thanksgiving Dad, a very special The Dad. Comments (1)

Everyday should be Thanksgiving in the land of the free and the home of the brave

A Britisher’s View: Be thankful for living in the greatest nation on earth, writes our columnist. Comment

Frink bringing star power to LIU

Joe Knows: Long Island University men’s basketball may have found the star it was looking for. Comment
Gravesend: They say they have the mayor dead to rights. Comment
Park Slope: Holy limited-edition cover, Batman! Comment
TV: It’s heading for the station! Comment

Refuse refugees until we can vet them

Not for Nuthin’: And the debate rages on. Should we let the Syrian refugees in or not? Politically correct folks delight in reminding us that we are all a product of immigrants and ask “How dare we refuse to take in refugees yearning to be free?” Comment

Xaverian grounds Pilots for elusive crown after disappointing past two years

High School Sports: The third time was the charm for Xaverian. Comment

Tigers power through Lincoln, into semifinals

High School Sports: Fort Hamilton has practically ensured a new Public School Athletic League football champion. Comment

Prick of the litter: City cleans up hundreds of hypodermic needles discarded on Plumb Beach

Sheepshead Bay: All it took was a shot in the arm. Comment
Brooklyn Is Angry: Talk about being uprooted! Comments (14)

Greening Marine Park

The ball’s in your court! Recreationists: Marine Park renovation we requested robbing us of basketball, tennis

Marine Park: Marine Parkers who pined for a renovated park are now miffed the gussying up is going to take so long. Comment

Green-lighted: Marine Parks other planned renovations

Marine Park: Your guide to the Marine Park renovation Comment

Vinegar Hill school squabbles

Parents: City’s quota not enough to save PS 307 from yuppie invasion

Class Action: The city will give low-income students in Vinegar Hill and Dumbo priority for 50 percent of seats, but parents say that won’t work. Comments (9)

One voice saying ‘no’: CB18 nixes upzone plan out of solidarity with other Brooklyn boards

Marine Park: It’s a case of neighbors watching out for neighbors. Comment

Ruckus raised! Weekly roots music show celebrates 10 years of tunes

Music: This show has deep roots! Comment
Fuzzy Brooklyn: The Brooklyn animal sanctuary showed off its latest show stoppers on the weekend — two red panda cubs, who were more than happy to bask in the limelight! Comment

Fowl ball! Nets players hand out Thanksgiving turkeys in Bed-Stuy

BoroBeat: It was a full court press! Comment

Wall of defense: Erasmus shuts out South Shore to reach semifinals

High School Sports: It’s the case of the old adage: Offense wins games, but defense wins championships. Comment

A fighter through and through

A fighter through and through

What started as a way to stay in shape in high school has become a way of life for one Brooklyn firefighter-turned-prizefighter about to compete at Barclays Center. Comment

Last checkout: Bensonhurst Waldbaum’s is no more

Bensonhurst: You could have bought everything in the store and still used the “10 items or less” checkout lane. Comment
Williamsburg: Williamsburgers are off the beaten path — and they want to get back on it! Comments (4)

Together at last! Developer wants to house below-market units, manufacturing in one Bushwick building

Changing Brooklyn: This warehouse could soon be a ware-home. Comments (10)
Canarsie: It was another feather in this hero’s cap. Comment
Fuzzy Brooklyn: You can now die safe in the knowledge that the most adorable thing of all time has occurred and been documented — with a slideshow! Comments (1)
Sunset Park: Sunset Park is about to get a big delivery. Comments (5)

Stan’s thankful for column fodder this Turkey Day

It’s Only My Opinion: In which our scribe puts a critic in his place by describing just how he cooks up with all these thought-provoking topics he writes about. Comment

Annoucing ‘Brooklyn Paper Radio’ — launching on Dec. 7

Awesome: What does The Brooklyn Paper sound like? Find out on Dec. 7! Comments (4)

Back it up! Board wants proof developer’s plan won’t hurt Sheepshead Bay parking

Developers hoping to enlarge an Emmons Avenue medical building to accommodate more employees — while also shrinking its parking garage — have a month to prove the parking-space-killing plan isn’t bonkers if they want the local community board’s backing. Comment
Changing Brooklyn: Prognosis negative! Comments (8)

Rezone-a-palooza!

Changing Brooklyn: Community Board 4 approves proposal to tie rezoning to below-market-rate housing — but with some demands. Comments (2)

Upzone backfire! Board 7: Rezone for ‘affordable’ housing would have opposite effect

Sunset Park: They say they can see the unforeseen consequences. Comments (9)
Windsor Terrace: Call it the Hooley spirit! Comments (5)
The Greatest Story Ever: Get your layabout dog pulling its weight — and yours! Comments (7)
Red Hook: A Red Hook Chinese-food delivery man who was crushed by a tree as it was being cut down by city workers on Monday has died. Comments (2)

Model patients: Breast-cancer survivors, doctors put on fashion show

Awesome: They catwalked for a cure. Comment

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