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December, 2012

Midwood: Domo arigato, Peter Kokis — for showing us these costumes just when we needed you! Comments (2)

Fired up environmentalists fight plan to torch Sandy-toppled trees

Photo Galleries: Environmental advocates say burning hurricane hardwoods will be deterimintal to resident’s health — and the city’s coffers. Comments (3)

Stones celebrate golden anniversary in Brooklyn

Prospect Heights: The Rolling Stones have been touring for just over a half century — but those were just dry runs for the electrifying performance the rockers put on at the Barclays Center on Saturday. Comments (1)

November, 2012

Photo Galleries: Turkey was on everyone’s mind this week as scores of borough business leaders opened up their hearts — and refrigerators — to supply residents with free birds for their Thanksgiving table. Gobble up all the good will in our slide show! Comment

Brooklyn Marathon a runner’s high for borough’s joggers

Photo Galleries: Who needs the ING New York City Marathon when you can run 26.2 miles without leaving the borough? Comments (2)
Photo Galleries: Thousands of volunteers poured into Coney Island and Brighton Beach on Nov. 10 to help cleanup efforts. Comment
Photo Galleries: Major sections of Hurricane Sandy-ravaged Sheepshead Bay still don’t have electricity, heat, or hot water, say residents and merchants who are spending their third week repairing damaged homes and storefronts. Comments (1)

Fairway’s return is a ways off

Red Hook: Don’t expect to find organic kale, artisan cheeses, or Greek yogurt in Red Hook any time soon. Comments (7)
Photo Galleries: The Nets kicked off a new era with a victory over the Toronto Raptors in the first pro sports home game in Brooklyn since 1957 — providing a moment of respite for a borough still reeling from Hurricane Sandy. Comments (11)
Photo Galleries: Hurricane Sandy lived up to its name in Coney Island. Comments (3)

Sandy smashes the Shore

Photo Galleries: Sandy destroyed a piece of Coney Island history. Comment

More photos of Sandy and its aftermath

More photos of Sandy and its aftermath

Photo Galleries: Here’s an additional batch of photos showing Hurricane Sandy hitting the borough — and the damaged it left behind. Click here for pictures from Southern Brooklyn neighborhoods. Comments (3)

October, 2012

Snapshots of Sandy

Snapshots of Sandy

Photo Galleries: Our photographers, reporters, contributors, and readers captured some amazing photos of the storm and its aftermath. Here are some of their best shots. Comments (1)
Bay Ridge: Dog-owners are foaming at the mouth over the lack of corner trash cans — a state of affairs they claim has given them no place to put their best friend’s doo-doo bags. Comments (8)

Old time fun! Stickball still a neighborhood sensation

Bay Ridge: Warriors of the broom handle gathered on Saturday to keep the hallowed rite of stickball alive. Comments (8)

Ragamuffin Parade a rousing ride for Ridge rugrats

Bay Ridge: The 46th annual Ragamuffin Parade drew young Ridgites dressed as butterflies, bees, lions, and more to Third Avenue on Saturday. See all of the creative costumes in our slideshow. Comments (1)

September, 2012

Jay-Z opens Barclays Center to sold-out crowd

Jay-Z opens Barclays Center to sold-out crowd

Atlantic Yards: Legendary rapper Jay-Z played the first-ever show at the Barclays Center on Friday night, packing the new arena with a hometown crowd eager to welcome the native son back to Brooklyn. Comments (26)
Atlantic Yards: Developers and city officials marked the opening of the Barclays Center arena with a symbolic ribbon cutting on Friday, touting it as a “big win” for Brooklyn — but mask-clad protesters slammed those same big wigs for failing to provide enough jobs to residents in the borough. Comments (72)
Cinema: A second Warriors movie has made the arduous journey to Coney Island. Comments (22)
Books: Wonder Woman was born on Paradise Island, but her life as a comic book heroine has been hell. Comment

Ridge Runners race to honor fallen hero

Bay Ridge: Athletes took the streets of Bay Ridge to honor fallen police officer and Xaverian High School grad Chris Hoban. Comment

Spelling smarties go head-to-head

Photo Galleries: Children participating in our spelling bee at Kings Plaza’s Back-to-School Expo impressed everyone with their skills. See all the fun in our slideshow. Comment

August, 2012

Williamsburg: Two transit entrepreneurs are battling for Brooklyn’s newest trade route: the increasingly popular passage between Williamsburg and the Rockaways. Comments (48)

July, 2012

Female competitive eater destroys male gluttons in Coney cupcake contest

Photo Galleries: Talk about a major sweet tooth! Comment

June, 2012

An unforgettable Mermaid Parade

Photo Galleries: Scantily-clad mermaids, nymphs, and mermen came out in full force on Saturday for the 30th annual Mermaid Parade — and celebration founder Dick Zigun says it was a memorable party, especially after being drugged at last year’s festival. Comment

Green point in Greenpoint! McGolrick Park gets farmers market

Dining: Lazy Sundays are becoming grazing Sundays in Greenpoint thanks to a new farmer’s market at McGolrick Park. Comments (6)

Neighbors say Celebrate Brooklyn concerts are too loud

Brooklyn Is Angry: Bass-heavy beats from Prospect Park’s popular Celebrate Brooklyn concert series are shaking homes and rattling windows in Windsor Terrace, say angry neighbors who claim the free tunes aren’t music to their ears. Comments (37)

May, 2012

Open season! It’s Bushwick’s biggest art event of the year

Art: Here’s the shortlist of the 500 plus studios open to the public in Bushwick this weekend. Comments (3)

Cyclists get psyched up at Bike Fetish Day

Williamsburg: There’s no love like the love a Brooklynite shares with his or her bicycle. Comments (2)

Williamsburger: My landlord demolished my apartment while I was out

Williamsburg: A landlord punished for strong-arming rent-stabilized tenants broke into a Bedford Avenue apartment under the auspice of home repairs and trashed the place in an attempt to force a tenant to move out, a Williamsburg resident told cops. Comments (40)

Will Williamsburg’s new Wythe Hotel become the hipster Hilton?

Williamsburg: The Wythe Hotel opened for business on Tuesday, offering 72 rooms boasting original details, modern street art, a restaurant serving seasonal fare, posh bars, a theater for film screenings, and skyline views of Manhattan from the roof of the neighborhood’s newest luxury hotel. Comment

April, 2012

Sewage games! Manhattan leads Bay Ridge, Coney Island in wastewater contest

Bay Ridge: Five teams of city sewage workers battled each other to repair equipment, test pollution levels in water, and fix leaky pipes during an annual contest at the Owl’s Head wastewater plant. Comment

Feminist fete at Brooklyn Museum

Art: Feminist icons, artists, and scores of revelers partied at Brooklyn Museum’s annual Brooklyn Artist Ball on Wednesday. Comment

Dog days! Australian dingoes are your new neighbors

Fuzzy Brooklyn: The adorable pack of wild canines now call Brooklyn home. Comment
Fort Greene: It’s certainly more action-packed than crocheting. Comment

March, 2012

A bridge from G’point to Manhattan? A wind turbine at Newtown Creek?

Greenpoint: How should Greenpoint spend $19.5 million in money slated for environmental projects? Comment

Brooklyn now has a hip hop hotel

Greenwood Heights: Hotel, motel, Holiday Innnnnnnn? Comments (5)
Brooklyn Heights: Some people say Brooklyn Heights is dead. On Tuesday, they were partly right. Comments (2)

Cyclists and pedestrians mourn those killed in car crashes

Mean Streets: It was a day of love and rage. Comments (21)

Judge delays auction of Broken Angel

Clinton Hill: Clinton Hill’s most recognizable building won’t be on the auction block anytime soon, owner Arthur Wood told The Brooklyn Paper during a tour of his neighborhood icon. Yes, we took lots of photos. Comments (1)

February, 2012

Bridge ‘Park’: The pool of big-time developers vying to build a luxury hotel at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 1 is down to the final three, says a source familiar with the deal. Comments (4)

Surviving Brooklyn’s longest happy hour is all in a day’s work for our reporter

Bay Ridge: Our man Dan Bush tests his mettle against Brooklyn’s longest happy hour — and survives (barely). Comments (7)

January, 2012

A Christmas tree’s circle of life

Photo Galleries: Hey, tree-huggers, here’s how your favorite yuletide decoration goes from living room showpiece to plant food. Comment

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