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Are you a nerd — or looking for one? Come to Union Hall on Dec. 29

Event: Union Hall will host an unprecedented speed dating night for nerds, because nerds need love, too! Comments (2)

Bonds away! Ratner’s tax-free bonds are snapped up fast

Atlantic Yards: Bruce Ratner scored roughly half the money he’ll need for his Atlantic Yards arena in a matter of hours yesterday, selling out $511 million in tax-free bonds that were snapped up by investors thanks to their high interest rate and investors’ faith in the project. Comments (4)
Brooklyn Angle: It’s the most wonderful time of the year — unless you’re Mike Jordings, the manager of the Key Food in Windsor Terrace. Comments (23)
Mean Streets: The city has lavished its traffic-calming gifts on the southern portion of Grand Army Plaza — but now, the Department of Transportation is poised, Santa-like, to start working on the North pole of Brooklyn’s most muddled roundabout. Comments (5)

Mugged and beaten

Crime: A thief knocked down a man and stole his briefcase on Sixth Street. Plus all the other crime news from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct. Comments (1)
Books: Our exclusive interview with the greatest writer of his generation, whose new book, “Eating Animals,” is a non-fiction work about the disaster that is mass consumption of meat. Comments (11)

Places for non-meat treats? Here are five from Foer

Books: He’s a vegetarian and a Brooklynite — which means novelist Jonathan Safran Foer has pretty strong opinions about the best places to avoid eating animals. Comments (6)

Foer vows: I will return to fiction

Books: Don’t worry, fiction fans — Jonathan Safran Foer says his journey into journalism is over. Comments (1)

What about those racy photos of the Oh So Feisty One on Facebook?

Smartmom: Photos from last week’s Marriott sleepover somehow got on Facebook. Comments (5)

The full Foer: Read the transcript

Books: Here is the full transcript of The Brooklyn Paper’s interview with novelist Jonathan Safran Foer (“Everything is Illuminated”), author of the new anti-meat book, “Eating Animals” (Little, Brown). Comments (3)

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