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Digital editions: Our full print edition is just one click away! And this is one issue you won’t want to miss, what with its full coverage of Sunday’s Brooklyn Book Festival, an amazing preview of Tuesday’s primary election (stop pretending it doesn’t matter who wins!), and lots of great stories by The Paper’s award-winning team of scrappy, ink-stained wretches. Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Read more…

Infamy! Cyclones are swept in the first round of the playoffs

Cyclones: Wait ‘til...well, you know. Comment
Bay Ridge: And she says she forgives the man who allegedly stole more than $300,000 from her. Comments (2)

Talk about Southern un-hospitality!

Bay Ridge: The makers of Southern Comfort are going after a humble Bay Ridge rock band that just happens to be called Southern Comfort. Comments (3)

Council candidates make their last pitch

Election: Twelve candidates for two rare open City Council seats are making their final approach to next Tuesday’s Democratic primary. Click below to find your race and read their last-ditch appeal for your vote.

Bullets over ‘Broadway’ as city is sued over Triangle rezoning

Development: A coalition of 40 North Brooklyn community groups sued the city on Wednesday, contending that the proposed Broadway Triangle rezoning plan violated federal law because of “the racially and religiously discriminatory impacts of the proposed rezoning.” Comments (3)

Survey says! Child-care costs are breaking local families

A quarter of families in and around Park Slope are paying more than $19,000 a year for day care — more than twice the average in a state that is second in the nation in such costs, according to a new study. Comments (5)
Bridge ‘Park’: These apartments are priced to move — literally. Comments (1)

Get engaged! Next Tuesday’s election is important, you know

Editorial: The Brooklyn Paper editorial board scolds readers to eat their vegetables — namely, to read up on the issues and vote in Tuesday’s primaries. Comment
Dance: Stunning French film star Juliette Binoche is already famous for slinking across the silver screen — but this week, she’ll begin captivating audiences by dancing on a Brooklyn stage. Comment

And from the mailbag...

Letters: Lots of political commentary in this week’s letters column. Comment

Oh So Feisty One’s first day blues

Smartmom: It’s the first day of school — and Smartmom relives 16 years of school openers. Comments (6)

Between the covers with Marty Markowitz!

Books: The Beep invites you to his fourth annual book festival. Comments (11)

No waffling from Roofus: Yards redesign falls short

Atlantic Yards: Our cartoonist thinks the new Atlantic Yards arena is no better than other versions. Comments (3)

It’s a MacSymphony at the Brooklyn Lyceum

Music: Computers aren’t usually part of a classical music concert. But on Sept. 18 at the Brooklyn Lyceum, the highbrow show is all about the electronics. Comment

Group turns empty condos turns into an art gallery

Art: A Crown Heights condo building finally got some tenants last week when the arts group Super/Prime turned it into a gallery. Comments (1)
Atlantic Yards: The “hanger” design has been abandoned in favor of something a lot more bold. Comments (13)
Bay Ridge: The feds say that Bay Ridge had its own Bernie Madoff — though one of his biggest victims says she has already forgiven him. Comments (1)
Park Slope: The Park Slope Armory — the long-delayed recreation center for local public schools — has missed yet another deadline and did not open in time for the first day of classes on Wednesday, The Brooklyn Paper has learned. Comments (4)
Endangered health clinics in four public schools will be open when students return to class today, thanks to an emergency infusion of cash from the state government. Comment

Zuck unleashes ‘lighthearted’ attack ad against rivals Skaller and Lander

Election: It could be a political first: a cartoon attack ad. Comments (3)

Knitting Factory opens tonight in Williamsburg

Music: The Knit has hit the fan. Music fans, that is. Comments (2)

Melissa’s back-to-school treat

Shopping: Our baker shares her Mom’s delicious lemon cookie recipe. Comment

THIS JUST IN! Cyclones lose Game 1 — face daunting road trip

Cyclones: The New York-Penn League’s wild-card series opened at Keyspan Park with a loss for the Cyclones — who now will have to sweep the Mahoning Valley Scrappers on Wednesday and Thursday night on the road to advance to the finals. Good luck with that. Comments (1)

Suit says that waiter got stiffed — by his restaurant!

Brooklyn Heights: A waiter at the popular Park Plaza Diner has accused his former bosses of paying him a miserly wage of just $0.74 to $1.41 per hour for seven years. Comment

Arms and the Cyclones! It’s playoff time at Keyspan

Cyclones: Brooklyn is putting its best arms forward in its playoff series with the Mahoning Valley Scrappers — which starts tonight in Coney Island. Comment

Here’s how to watch our TV debates!

Election: It ain’t Lincoln vs. Douglas, but our television debates — a collaboration with Brooklyn Independent Television — are a great way to make an informed decision this election season. Comments (1)

Girls gone wild — not in a good way — at Flatbush bar

Park Slope: A fight with broken bottles leads the blotter this week. Plus all the other crime from the neighborhood’s 78th Precinct. Comment

Happy Labor Day. Now, go to the city’s best parade today!

The West Indian carnival is a Brooklyn tradition — and it’s today on Eastern Parkway. Comments (1)

Another loss — but the playoffs begin on Tuesday night in Coney!

Cyclones: The wild-card-clinching Cyclones will open their playoff series against the Mahoning Valley Scrappers on Tuesday night at home. Comment

Beltran is the key to this win!

Cyclones: The rehabbing Met star wins it for the Cyclones in the bottom of the ninth. Comment

Winning by losing

Cyclones: For the Brooklyn Cyclones, ceding the McNamara Division to the Staten Island Yankees might not be such a bad thing. Comments (2)

How bad are the Cyclones? Bad

Cyclones: It’s the eve of the playoffs and the Cyclones are playing their worst ball of the year. Comments (1)

This loss was a heartbreaker

Cyclones: The Cyclones lost their second straight, this time in the bottom of the ninth, while the hated Yankees roll on. Comment

City offers swine flu shots to kids

Fear of a swine flu resurgence has led the city to offer free flu shots to public school students. Comment

Brooklyn plays host to Philly cheesesteak contest

Bensonhurst’s Bob Coccodrilli recently lost 20 pounds, but this weekend, he might be gaining it all back at a cheesesteak-eating competition in Clinton Hill. Comment

Elderly Russian ladies busted for swimming at Brighton Beach

Charges that the Bloomberg administration has enforcement agents ticketing residents and businesses to increase the city’s bottom line surfaced again last week after Parks Department police (PEP) ticketed several elderly women for bathing in shallow waters off Brighton Beach at about 6:45 p.m. Comment

Grizzly Bear Sighting in Williamsburg

There was no question whether the popular concert series at East River State Park would reach its capacity of 8,000 for indie-favorite headliners (and Brooklyn residents) Grizzly Bear.The question was when. Comment

Help snap up camera thieves

Cops and one outraged photographer are looking for a crew of thieves who burglarized a Marine Park garage and looted thousands of dollars in camera equipment found in the victim’s car. Comment

State looking at several measures to reform Albany

While not quite the new sheriff of Albany, recently elected State Senator Daniel Squadron is beginning to make an impact on possible reforms in Albany. Comment

Solid waste transfer station in Gravesend Bay passes hurdle

A state lawmaker last week appealed to the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) commissioner to prevent a waste transfer station from coming to Gravesend Bay. Comment

Candidates Meet Their Match

Brooklyn’s City Council candidates entering the stretch run of their exhausting campaigns received a welcome pick-me-up last week: matching funds. Comment

Coney Island crime continues to fall

With the exception of murder, major felony crime continues to plummet on the streets of Coney Island and Brighton beach, according to the latest police statistics. Comment

Cops prepare school protection plan

As the school bell rings and children throughout southern Brooklyn head off to class, cops from Patrol Borough Brooklyn South are going to be right behind them. Comment

Gracie Mansion bound? Thompson makes his case for city

It’s a numbers game that’s awfully one-sided: Mayor Michael Bloomberg has $36.5 million set aside for his re-election campaign while New York City Comptroller Bill Thompson, his Bed-Stuy born and bred challenger, has a little over $5 million squirrelled away in his bid to unseat him. Comment

NYPD woes could continue in Bloomie’s next term

Brooklyn won’t be getting an influx of new officers anytime soon. Comment

Unemployment Benefits Crisis Looms

Brooklyn’s unemployment numbers for the first half of the year are discouraging %u2013 over 10 percent of the population %u2013 and state labor workers warn that a crisis could be coming if unemployment benefits are not extended. Comment

Problem restaurant shuttered by police

A hot tamale of a Mexican restaurant that has given their Kensington neighbors angina for months has been shuttered by the police. Comment

The Diana Reyna Monologues

This week, a crowd of approximately 70 residents, community leaders and reporters from nine newspapers gathered in the basement of 1st Spanish Presbyterian Church expecting a raucous debate among candidates running for the 34th Council District seat. Comment

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