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Anna Kendrick cheers return of ‘Hard Nut’ to BAM

Anna Kendrick cheers return of ‘Hard Nut’ to BAM

Fort Greene: She missed it when it was gone! Comment

Tree-ing double: St. Anselm has two-day Christmas fete

Bay Ridge: Christmas comes but twice a year at this Ridge school! Comment
Awesome: Seriously, these kids lost their minds — check out the photos. Comments (2)
Coney Island: Their exile has ended! Comment
BoroBeat: Talk about horse power! Comment

It came from the Gowanus Canal: The only holiday gift guide you need

Shopping: There is only one place you need to shop this holiday season — the Gowanus Souvenir Shop. Comments (1)
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)

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

Awesome: They catwalked for a cure. Comment
BoroBeat: Parents say the Slope not only has a great parade — it also has a best candy. Comment
Downtown: It’s the breakfast of champions! Comment

Pols: Map of storm resiliency projects to increase accountability

City officials want Brooklynites to help crack the whip on storm-protection projects. Comment
BoroBeat: They were making waves — out of papier mache. Comment
Fuzzy Brooklyn: Look, we know you just want to see the photos, but we wrote an article as well. Comment
Meet the Mets — because most of them were made in Brooklyn! Comment

Golden girls show off golden pipes at Brighton Beach ‘grandma pageant’

Brighton Beach: It was a granny award-winning show. Comment

Full-service flop house busted in hooker sting

Cops raided a 39th Street hotel in Sunset Park and cuffed the owners and a manager for allegedly running a brothel on Oct. 15. Comment
Gowanus: It tasted and smelled less poop-y than last time, says Christopher Swain. Comments (6)

Number two! Toxic avenger will make second attempt to swim Gowanus Canal

Cleaning Our Waterways: Call it a doodoo over! Comments (5)
Bridge ‘Park’: Then go see it for yourself next weekend! Comments (1)
Gerritsen Beach: Much of the wreckage wrought by Hurricane Sandy three years ago has been cleared away — at least on land — but the surrounding seas tell a different story. Comment

Ridgites, ragamuffins herald autumn with Third Avenue celebrations

Bay Ridge: Ridgites welcomed in fall with local flair over the weekend. Comment
Fuzzy Brooklyn: They’re a man’s wurst friend! Comments (1)
Fuzzy Brooklyn: Pet owners across the borough brought their furry friends to church over the weekend for the annual round of animal blessings. Comment

Galley cats! Talk dives into feline seafaring history

Art: Don’t call them sea dogs! Comment
Greenpoint: Our drinking illustrator visited the Brooklyn Pour beer festival with his sketchbook in hand. Comments (4)
BoroBeat: It takes the funnel cake! Comment
Red Hook: It took thousands to follow in one hero’s footsteps. Comment
Midwood: Famed Midwood pizzeria Di Fara celebrated its 50th anniversary on Sept. 22 with the debut of a special-edition pizza and a gut-busting pie-eating contest that had even the biggest slice savorers swooning Comments (5)
BoroBeat: And park stewards say there were no complaints from neighbors this year. Comments (3)
Islanders: The puck is about to drop on the New York Islanders’ inaugural season in Brooklyn, but fans got a head start on the action on Sept. 21. Comments (2)
BoroBeat: This festival takes all types. Comment

Flatbush street fair celebrates 40th year

They had a frolicking good time! Comments (2)
Greenwood Heights: He must have done the right thing. Comment
Rhymes with Crazy: This week, our intrepid columnist hops on the Seven train and takes it to its new last stop. Comments (13)
Editor’s Picks: Take advantage of the great weather while you can, Brooklyn! This weekend, it’s all happening outdoors! Comment
✔ Poll

Poll: What do you think of the Islanders’ new Brooklyn jersey?

✔ Poll

Poll: What do you think of the Islanders’ new Brooklyn jersey?

Islanders: These colors remind us of something... Comment
✔ Poll

Poll: What do you think of the Islanders’ new Brooklyn jersey?

✔ Poll

Poll: What do you think of the Islanders’ new Brooklyn jersey?

Islanders: These colors remind us of something... Comments (13)

Local animal rescue group hosts Marine Park adoption event

Marine Park: Marine Park became Marine Bark on Sept. 12, as local animal-rescue organization Rescue City hosted a pet adoption party at the lush green space. Comment
BoroBeat: The ’90s over? As if! Comment
Dining: This neighborhood has a lot on its plate! Comments (8)
Bay Ridge: Our adventure correspondent was one of the first cyclists to try out the new “Bike and Ride” program that lets bus riders strap their bikes onto racks on the front to make the trip over the Varrazano-Narrows Bridge to the bucolic borough. Comments (6)

Top-10 quotes from Cyclones manager Tom Gamboa in 2015

Cyclones: No manager in the history of the Cyclones was more looser with the lips than second-year skipper Tom Gamboa. We celebrate his greatest hits. Comment
BoroBeat: Out of the home, into the homeroom! Comment
BoroBeat: We know you’ve been waiting for these photos all day — and they’re finally here! Comment
Editor’s Picks: Labor Day weekend is filled with fun — and so is the rest of the week! Comment

Yippee! It’s the Brighton Beach Jubilee

Brighton Beach: Brighton Beach celebrated its 39th-annual neighborhood Jubilee on Aug. 30, attracting thousands from across the borough and the city to the seaside community. Comment
BoroBeat: And celebrates Michael Jackson’s birthday. And commemorates the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Comments (2)
BoroBeat: Kids these days are going downhill fast. Comments (6)
Coney Island: Dozens of booty-shaking Brooklynites descended on the sandy shores of Coney Island and donned headphones for a personalized daytime dance-off. Comment
Prospect-Lefferts Gardens: They were heroes on the battlefield, and now they’re champions on the sporting field. Comments (1)
Bensonhurst: Bensonhurst revelers feasted and celebrated the neighborhood’s Italian heritage at the 40th-annual 18th Avenue Feast, a cherished borough tradition that kicked off on Aug. 20 and will rage on through Aug. 30. Comment
BoroBeat: This was a very different bash at the beach. Comment
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)
Neighborhood celebrates with live snakes. Comment

Police and Brooklynites come together

BoroBeat: Brooklynites and the officers charged with protecting them got together across the borough on Aug. 4 for National Night Out Against Crime. See all the fun in our slideshow. Comment

Fun-size photography: Instagram stars shoot mini models

Art: It’s a shoebox photo shoot! Comment
Sheepshead Bay: These kids are having summer fun — at school. Comment

Gowanaissance! New Third Avenue shops reshape the neighborhood

Gowanus: The borough’s new hippest neighborhood is coming into its own. Comments (6)
Fuzzy Brooklyn: Prospect Park was home to an Adoptapalooza! Comment

Dabka dance party in the Ridge

Bay Ridge: The 9th-annual Arab American Bazaar at Shore Road Park in Bay Ridge on July 26 marked the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan with a celebration Arab heritage. Comment
Coney Island: Gettin’ down with Coney and the Gang! Comment

Class on Coney’s coast

Class on Coney’s coast

Coney Island: They’re exploring the mystique of Coney Island Creek. Comment
Sunset Park: The Brooklyn tech darling that laid off 100 people in April has just opened its new factory in Sunset Park — and now the company is hiring. Comments (1)

Movin’ on up

Gerritsen Beach: Two-and-a-half years after Hurricane Sandy devastated Southern Brooklyn and changed the rules for flood preparation, the city’s effort to prepare homeowners for the next superstorm is finally getting off the ground — literally. Comment

Grog jog at Aviator

Grog jog at Aviator

Marine Park: This is a great way to get rid of your belly — without missing out on the beer. Comment
Fuzzy Brooklyn: Damn that spaniel — he’s so hot right now. Comment
Brooklyn Heights: This story has it all: angry Coney Islanders and athletes in swimsuits! Comments (4)

Urban legend: Ridge’s Summer Stroll so big it draws suburban crowds

Bay Ridge: It’s not just for Bay Ridge anymore. Comment
Coney Island: Councilman Mark Treyger (D–Coney Island) teamed up with the Coney Island Autism Angels for a charity softball game at MCU Park on July 14. Comment
Bedford-Stuyvesant: The implosion injured a handful of people and sent emergency services scrambling to find anyone who might be in the building. Comments (6)
BoroBeat: Feast your eyes on this! Comment
Cyclones fans got to see their team win, watch one player set a team record, and meet some of the faces from their favorite show. They got it all! Comment

Fort of July

Harbor Watch: Brooklyn’s Army base threw America an early birthday bash with food, fireworks, and a Motown revue on July 3. Comment
BoroBeat: Fans of patriotic pyrotechnics gathered by the thousands in Brooklyn Bridge Park on Saturday to celebrate Independence Day. Comment
Marine Park: Spas aren’t the only place to get a mud bath. Comment
Park Slope: They were the stars and stripes of the show! Comment
Event: It’s news you can fuse! Comment

Major minors: Here’s our All-Cyclones MLB team

Coney Island: Plenty of Cyclones have made it to the show, but these guys did it better than most. Comment
Fort Greene: The event descended into a maelstrom of flag-waving and shouting while a handful of activists quietly burned the banner in a nearby barbecue pit. Comments (17)

Idol v. Idol

Bay Ridge: The letter from lawyers for “American Idol” threatening legal action if Bay Ridge’s Senior Idol singing contest doesn’t change its name raises the question of whether the two really could be confused. Check out this slide show and you tell us. Comment
Bridge ‘Park’: I ventured to Brooklyn Bridge Park on a hot, sunny afternoon to check out “Please Touch the Art,” a series of sculptures that encoura Comment
BoroBeat: Talk about a slice of heaven! Comments (1)

Cyclones return to Coney Island in home opener

Brooklyn’s boys of summer had a somber evening at MCU Park on June 20, losing their home opener and paying tribute to a fallen hero. Comment
BoroBeat: It was an opening night to remember. Comments (3)

Rainbow coalition: Colorful play a school collaboration

Brighton Beach: It was a color-aborative effort. Comment
Sunset Park: This procession has made serious progress. Comments (6)

Following Dattilo’s way

Gravesend: A Gravesend street was co-named over the weekend to recognize a woman for her service to a local church where she mentored young adults and volunteered in the surrounding community. Comment
Fuzzy Brooklyn: The dancers at this prom had two left feet. Comment
Brooklyn’s “Women of Distinction” received trophies and tributes at Sirico’s Caterers in Dykler Heights on June 10, and we covered all the action! Comment
Brighton Beach: Brighton Beach experienced a wave of culture on Saturday as traditional Georgian and Ukrainian folk dancers took to the Boardwalk. Comment
Bergen Beach: The cancer warriors in Southern Brooklyn have done it again! Comment
Weird Art: It is the art and soul of Brooklyn’s creative scene. Comments (1)

Happy Brooklyn Day!

Happy Brooklyn Day!

Brooklynites gathered in Canarsie Park last Thursday to celebrate their borough with sports and games. Comment
BoroBeat: Holy literacy promotion, Batman! Comment
Music: The funk queen drew thounds of fans to the Prospect Park bandshell on Wednesday, with thousands more watching on screens outside. Comment

Green day: Botanic Garden opens new and improved kids area

BoroBeat: Talk about garden variety! Comment

Night moves at Aviator

Night moves at Aviator

Marine Park: Part 5k run, part electronic music festival, all light-and-laser fun, the Night Nation Run touched down at Aviator Spots and Events Center on Saturday and runners had a wild time. Comment

Up the creek: Volunteers count sea life, clean Coney estuary

Coney Island: It was a net positive. Comment
BoroBeat: They were looking for brains — and a stiff drink. Comments (5)

BWECC-tacular! Communtiy council’s gala a smash

Gravesend: Members of the Bensonhurst West End Community Council had a blast at their annual dinner-dance at Mill Island’s El Caribe on May 27. Comment
Editor’s Picks: Film fests, zombies, Chaka Khan, and other great things to see and do in Brooklyn this week. Comment
Life’s a beach for Brooklynites. Comments (2)
BoroBeat: The Kings County Fair entertained Brooklynites with stomach-turning roller coasters, wild attractions, and plenty of funnel cake from May 14 to 25 at Aviator Sports and Events Center. Comment

Wheelin’ in the years

BoroBeat: Amusement ride buffs gathered at Deno’s Wonder Wheel for a celebratory ride when it turned 95 years old on Monday. Comment
BoroBeat: Borough President Adams has now pledged $1 million to help restore the Cadman Plaza World War II memorial. Comments (4)
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Dancing their way to safety

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Dancing their way to safety

Brighton Beach: The students of PS 253 won $10,000 last week for strutting their stuff in the name of safety. Comment

Ahoy!

Ahoy!

Harbor Watch: Fort Hamilton Army Base welcomed sailors entering New York Harbor with a pre-Fleet Week “Salute to Ships” on May 20. Comment

Boogie by the bay

Sheepshead Bay: Thousands flocked to Emmons Avenue over the weekend to revel in the warm weather and free fun at the 24th Annual Bayfest on May 17. Comment
Bay Ridge: Owl’s Head Park hosted the 15th-annual Viking Fest on May 16. Comment
Cobble Hill: Now with new and improved renderings. Comments (52)

Fleeced! Zoo gives sheep their summer haircut

BoroBeat: It was a case of hair today, gone tomorrow! Comment
Fort Greene: There’s no masking it — this was one successful bash! Comments (1)
Event: A Bay Ridge wine bar that also slings oysters is serving up some “Mary on the half-shell.” Comments (2)

Flatbush biz leaders toast Markowitz at Kings Theatre

BoroBeat: It was a gala fit for Kings. Comments (1)

That’s a wrap! Gowanus’s Film Biz Recyling to close

Gowanus: The company is calling “cut!” on its operation, and selling off all its stock at heavily discounted prices. Comment
Books: Bookish bikers and bikish bookers teamed up for the Brooklyn Public Library’s “Bike the Branches” event on May 9, riding to libraries in neighborhoods near and far across the borough in an attempt to see who could hit the most checkpoints, or just have a nice ride. Comments (1)
Art: Manhattan’s fancy contemporary art fair Frieze is this weekend, but you can save the ferry fare, because Brooklyn is having its own fancy contemporary art fair Comment
BoroBeat: PS 295’s “Touch-a-Truck” event brought kids and trucks together again. Comment

Wham! BAM: Thank you, ma’am!

BoroBeat: Brooklyn’s cultural elite celebrated outgoing Brooklyn Academy of Music President Karen Brooks Hopkins at a gala on April 29. Comment
Event: Why reenact the Civil War when you can reenact a Civil War-era baseball game? Comment

Robots take Downtown: Polytech grad students show off innovations

BoroBeat: The robots are coming! Comment
Cleaning Our Waterways: Turns out the most polluted waterway in America would have been deemed fine to swim in by the city had it tested the fetid waters that day! Comments (3)
Cleaning Our Waterways: No one covered yesterday’s Earth Day swim of the Gowanus Canal like The Brooklyn Paper, and no one will give you a recap like this one. Enjoy! Comments (7)
BoroBeat: Art lovers flocked to the Brooklyn Museum on April 15 to toast the museum’s departing president, Arnold Lehman, Comments (7)
BoroBeat: Tots from across the borough convened Downtown on April 2 to comb Albee Square for Easter treasure. Comments (1)

Food fest serves up regional delicacies of Fifth Avenue

BoroBeat: Talk about street food! Comment

Cobble Hill photographer captures a disappearing Brooklyn

Art: Take a look now — before it is gone. Comments (5)

Cobble Hill photographer captures a disappearing Brooklyn

Bushwick: Take a look now — before it is gone. Comment

Special feature

Acclaimed filmmaker Darren Aronofsky dropped by his old middle school, Mark Twain IS 239 in Coney Island, to be inducted into the school’s Alumni Hall of Fame. Comment

Looking at the best

The Greatest Story Ever: It’s official: The Brooklyn Paper is the best of the better. Comment

Terror at 85 feet

Coney Island: When Luna Park’s Cyclone roller coaster stalled near the top of its first hill during the second ride of the season on March 29, trapping a dozen riders 85 feet above Coney Island, nobody at the amusement park bothered to contact the police or fire department. Comment

Terror at 85 feet

When Luna Park’s Cyclone roller coaster stalled near the top of its first hill during the second ride of the season on March 29, trapping a dozen riders 85 feet above Coney Island, nobody at the amusement park bothered to contact the police or fire department. Comments (5)
Red Hook: A Red Hook landlord who leased cheap apartments in a less-then perfect building is putting the lives of toddlers in danger as he jacks up rents and disregards necessary repairs, claim some long-time tenants who have procreated since moving in — and now expect a better living environment. Comments (20)
Bay Ridge: Two Bay Ridge parochial schools are melting the glass ceiling and turning it into beakers. Comment

Special feature

Coney Island: Acclaimed filmmaker Darren Aronofsky dropped by his old middle school, Mark Twain IS 239 in Coney Island, to be inducted into the school’s Alumni Hall of Fame. Comment
Williamsburg: They sat down for justice. Comments (12)

Irish ramblers

Irish ramblers

BoroBeat: Ridge eyes were smiling during the neighborhood’s beloved St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 22. See our slideshow for all the green-clad fun. Comment

Irish ramblers

Irish ramblers

BoroBeat: Ridge eyes were smiling during the neighborhood’s beloved St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 22. See our slideshow for all the green-clad fun. Comments (3)
Books: These guys really get to the point. Comments (4)

Brooklyn Nightlife Awards celebrates borough’s party people

Bushwick: If Brooklyn’s nightlife scene felt a bit quiet last weekend, it might be because its best and brightest were celebrating elsewhere. Comment
Brooklynites across the borough streamed outside and rejoiced as winter came to an official end today, welcoming the spring and all its good tidings. Comment
Brooklynites across the borough streamed outside and rejoiced as winter came to an official end today, welcoming the spring and all its good tidings. Comments (1)
Mean Streets: A cement truck driver injured his back on Tuesday morning when the loaded truck he was driving tipped over, spilling wet cement all over Varick Street in Williamsburg, officials said. What happened next was someone making the best of a bad situation. Comment
Mean Streets: A cement truck driver injured his back on Tuesday morning when the loaded truck he was driving tipped over, spilling wet cement all over Varick Street in Williamsburg, officials said. What happened next was someone making the best of a bad situation. Comments (5)
Fort Greene: A Fort Greene building that has housed daycare and senior centers for four decades is up for rent to the highest bidder because the city failed to reach a lease renewal deal, according to administrators of the city-funded programs. Comments (9)
Park Slope: Hundreds of bagpipers, dancers, military veterans, and others in the Irish spirit marched in the Brooklyn Saint Patrick’s Day parade on March 15. Comment
Park Slope: Hundreds of bagpipers, dancers, military veterans, and others in the Irish spirit marched in the Brooklyn Saint Patrick’s Day parade on March 15. Comments (3)

Speed racers at Kings Plaza

Marine Park: Ready, set, roll! Comment

Inferno rips though Mill Basin

Mill Basin: A terrifying four-alarm fire blazed for nearly three hours in Mill Basin on March 9 and destroyed four homes in what residents say was the worst inferno ever to strike the waterfront neighborhood. Comment
Greenwood Heights: Cops arrested a pair of councilmen on Wednesday morning for blocking traffic in a show of solidarity with the striking workers of a Greenwood Heights car wash. Comments (1)

Praying dress-up: Purim is pure fun at Brooklyn Heights temple

Brooklyn Heights: Let the Purim party begin. Comment

Sunset Park hopes for fortune in Chinese New Year of hooved beasts

They hoofed it down Eighth Avenue for the Year of the Sheep. Comment
Dyker Heights: This was the one time acting out in school is encouraged. Comment
Bushwick: It was a real-life Enchantment Under the Sea dance. Comment
Bushwick: It was a real-life Enchantment Under the Sea dance. Comments (1)
Flatbush: Diana Ross probably isn’t used to being the opening act. Comment
Development: The picture palaces of yesteryear are hiding in plain sight. Comments (2)
The waterfront Williamsburg warehouse that went up in flames early on Saturday morning is still smoldering, and fire officials say it could continue for weeks. Comment
The waterfront Williamsburg warehouse that went up in flames early on Saturday morning is still smoldering, and fire officials say it could continue for weeks. Comments (2)

You call that a blizzard?

You call that a blizzard?

We toured the aftermath of the historically over-estimated storm, and got a cool time-lapse video. Comment

You call that a blizzard?

You call that a blizzard?

We toured the aftermath of the historically over-estimated storm, and got a cool time-lapse video. Comment
So much for that blizzard. Comments (5)

Hops to it: Hardworking reporters put new beer’s taste to the test

Branding Brooklyn: The Brooklyn Paper took a break from reporting the day’s news to swirl the new Braven beer around on our sophisticated palates and brew up some hard-hitting hops criticism. Comment
So much for that blizzard. Comment
Flatbush: UPDATE: The opening events scheduled for Jan. 27 have been postponed due to severe weather. Check Kingstheatre.com for the new date. Comment
Pols want the reopened Kings Theatre to make Flatbush a destination on par with Manhattan’s most opulent cultural attractions, but a local business leader fears that would drive out mom-and-pop shops. Comments (5)

Deadly fire in Prospect Heights

Prospect Heights: One man died and 18 people were injured, four of them seriously, when flames tore through an apartment building on Flatbush Avenue in Prospect Heights, according to a Fire Department spokesman. Comments (3)
BoroBeat: Martin Luther King, Jr. would have plenty to keep him busy in Brooklyn these days. Comments (1)

Everyday gourmet: Our arts editor’s office coffee ritual

Here is proof you don’t have to have to go to a laboratory-style cafe to get your gourmet on. Comment

Indie-music newsletter’s greatest hits

Music: Publisher and promoter Todd Patrick walks us through his favorite Showpaper covers as the staple of the scene stops printing. Comment
Nathan’s Famous: She works as a home health aide, but spends many of her evenings suplexing opponents into oblivion. Comments (2)

Fighting cancer with the power of Zumba

Bergen Beach: Zealous Zumba dancers from across the borough raised more than $4,000 for the American Cancer Society at the third-annual “Fight Back with Fitness Day” Zumbathon at the St. Bernard Clairvaux Parish in Bergen Beach in Jan. 11. Comment

Three kings for a day: W’burg Christians mark holiday, honor slain officer

Williamsburg: Hundreds took to Graham Avenue in Williamsburg on Sunday afternoon to celebrate Three Kings Day. Comment
Williamsburg: It is a whitewash! Comment
Art: It is a whitewash! Comment
Coney Island: An aide to Borough President Adams said that ringing in the new year in Coney Island could become a new tourist tradition. Our reporter put the hypothesis to the test, braving the ocean breeze on the Boardwalk, renting a room at a by-the-hour motel, and the next morning, taking the polar bear plunge. Comment
An aide to Borough President Adams said that ringing in the new year in Coney Island could become a new tourist tradition. Our reporter put the hypothesis to the test, braving the ocean breeze on the Boardwalk, renting a room at a by-the-hour motel, and the next morning, taking the polar bear plunge. Comments (4)
PHOTOS

Grand Army Plaza fireworks herald start of 2015

BoroBeat: The annual fireworks display at Grand Army plaza drew scores of people too smart to travel overseas to Manhattan to ring in the new year. Relive all the action with our slideshow. Comment

Woah, baby! First newborn of 2015 a Brooklynite

Several borough parents rang in the new year with a little bundle of joy, including one at the stroke of midnight. Comment

Woah, baby! First newborn of 2015 a Brooklynite

Several borough parents rang in the new year with a little bundle of joy, including one at the stroke of midnight. Comment
PHOTOS

Grand Army Plaza fireworks herald start of 2015

BoroBeat: The annual fireworks display at Grand Army plaza drew scores of people too smart to travel overseas to Manhattan to ring in the new year. Relive all the action with our slideshow. Comment

Student show brightens Brighton Beach

Brighton Beach: It may be cold outside — but these kids will warm your heart. Comment

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