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Election: The head of the Brooklyn Democratic Party and the party’s highest ranking elected official both turned against their party’s nominees for the Nov. 3 general election when they lent their endorsements to non-Democratic candidates. Comments (16)

It’s a ‘Gold’ rush at Oro condos with 25-percent price slash

Downtown plan: The developer of Downtown’s first luxury condo tower channeled Crazy Eddie this week, with prices so low on his tough-to-sell units he’d like you to think he’s practically giving it all away! Comments (5)
Park Slope: Dog owners in the canine no man’s land of the South Slope want their own dog run — but if past attempts are any indication, they are barking up the wrong tree. Comments (4)

The speaker? A squeaker!

Election: The three men who want to represent Park Slope in the City Council weigh in on Council Speaker Christine Quinn Comments (1)
Nightlife: Our handy guide to the best beer bars in town. Comments (3)
Cobble Hill: Just a few days after the Kansas crazies picketed outside the Cobble Hill temple, Gov. Paterson had a Sukkot meal. Comment

Here’s what our Web readers are saying

Letters: Lots of complaints about our endorsement of Mayor Mike. But, hey, that’s cool. Comments (1)

Here’s what Roofus thinks of cycling in the city

Cartoon: Cartoonist Cristian Fleming thinks this city is not yet truly bike friendly. Comments (1)
Music: When your band is named The Dodos and your new album is called “Time to Die,” expect extinction jokes. But for Meric Long, lead singer and guitarist of the San Francisco band that will headline the Music Hall of Williamsburg on Oct. 13, it’s no joke. Comment

A cock-and-bull story about Dick Chicken

Art: The hot graffiti artist, who has a show opening later this month, is still dodging our questions. Comments (9)

Issue Project Room’s Suzanne Fiol is dead at 49

Issue Project Room’s Suzanne Fiol is dead at 49

Gowanus: Suzanne Fiol, the visionary artist behind the Issue Project Room, a world-renowned hub for experimental music that was based in Gowanus, died on Monday after a long battle with cancer. She was 49. Comment
Dining: The man who won The Brooklyn Paper’s best hamburger in the borough contest will take the stage on Friday against some of the best chefs in the world at the Burger Bash. He’s ready. Comments (2)
Boerum Hill: Quaker values were certainly put to the test on Monday night when a group of angry State Street residents faced down officials from Brooklyn Friends School as they presented their controversial plan for a new educational center between Hoyt and Bond streets. Comments (9)
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Yak attack! Will Yakowicz gets the job!

Podcast: We’ve replaced our beloved Senior Reporter Mike McLaughlin with (drumroll please) Will Yakowicz! Watch the new reporter get the news — live! — in this stunning piece of videotape. Who else but The Brooklyn Paper broadcasts a video of a guy getting a job? No one, that’s who! Comments (8)
Cobble Hill: The decades-closed pharmacy time-capsule owned by Mark Stein reopened for one day on Saturday, but who knows if this latest grand reopening will take? Comment

Read the ‘Tea’ leaves: Beloved Slope coffee bar won’t open in the Heights

Dining: The Tea Lounge — once the emergent coffeehouse chain of Brownstone Brooklyn — has scrapped its much-anticipated plan to expand its now one-store empire into Brooklyn Heights, The Brooklyn Paper has learned. Comments (3)

Thieves were wheel jerks this week

Park Slope: The biggest crime last week in Park Slope’s 78th Precinct? Car thefts and break-ins. What else is new? Comment
Music: Twice this month, Park Slope’s portion of Fifth Avenue will become a sprawling, open-air music festival. Comments (3)

Hey, Yassky — how about cleaning up your mess?

Election: Our photographer finds the vanquished would-be comptroller’s mess at a major intersection. Comments (10)
Boerum Hill: Everyone from Mayor Bloomberg to the staff of The Brooklyn Paper enjoyed the city’s best street fair on Sunday, as the 35th Atlantic Antic stretched out from Hicks Street all the way to Fourth Avenue. Our photographer Tom Callan picked his way through the crowd and caught all the action, while Brooklyn Paper staffers handed out copies of their latest award-winning edition. Comments (4)
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Raise a glass to — and of! — the Newtown Creek

Smash or Trash: A Clinton Hill brewery has released a new beer named for a fetid Brooklyn waterway. The good news is you can drink it. Comment

Hepcat needs to see that a new couch is Smartmom’s divan right

Smartmom: They’ve been married for years, but Hepcat still doesn’t get it: Sometimes, you just have to say, “You know what, honey? You’re right.” Comments (8)
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Frank talk about those Westboro bigots!

Rhythm & News: Frank Hoier read our coverage of the Westboro Baptist Church bigots, so the Bard of Columbia Street (yes, he moved) wrote his new hit, “Talkin’ Westboro Baptist Church Comes to Brooklyn Blues” for this week’s “Rhythm and News” feature. Comments (1)
Mean Streets: In a city that claims to be bike-friendly — and in a neighborhood long believed to be the borough’s cycling epicenter — cops sawed off bikes that had been locked on Bedford Avenue last night. See the shocking YouTube video now! Comments (6)

More pains for gas giant as judges reject Williamsburg power plant

Williamsburg: A new panel of judges struck down yet another appeal by an energy company that wants to build a power plant on the North Brooklyn waterfront last week, but the minds behind the gas and steam plant swear the fight isn’t over — again. Comments (2)

Talk about book smarts — Slope branch to be closed for two years

Park Slope: More details have emerged about the Brooklyn Public Library’s plans to shutter its busy Park Slope branch at the end of October — including a revelation that the old book barn will be closed for at least two years. Comments (4)

Davila ready for new line

Williamsburg: Two weeks after falling short of defeating incumbent Councilmember Diana Reyna (D-Williamsburg) in a bid for the 34th District Council seat, Democratic District Leader Maritza Davila is preparing to revive her campaign for office on the Working Families Party line. Comment

Bleak picture for Brooklyn workers

Williamsburg: The borough is bleeding jobs and personal income continues to fall, according to the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce’s annual Labor Market Review. Comment

Power plant bid fizzles

Williamsburg: TransGas Energy Systems lost its appeal to construct an underground 1,100-megawatt (MW) power plant on an eight-acre site off Kent Avenue and North 12th Street last week, further paving the way for an unobstructed network of parkland along the Greenpoint-Williamsburg waterfront. Comment

Dems choose Bill de Blasio to be advocate

Williamsburg: Bill de Blasio has always been a bit of a pain in Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s side. Come this January, it looks like he’s going to get paid to do that and then some. Comment

Yassky goes down to defeat; Liu gets nod

Williamsburg: Two-term Brooklyn Councilmember David Yassky (D-Brooklyn Heights, Williamsburg) lost in a Democratic primary run-off to his Queens colleague Councilmember John Liu (D-Flushing), ending his bid to be the city’s next Comptroller. Comment

‘He sold out!’ Yassky critics shout

Williamsburg: Williamsburg activists are hoping time is on their side. Comment

Backlash for anti-Semites

Williamsburg: These guys were desperately in need of some help from a little ark builder named Noah, and it’s not because some consider them animals. Comment

No excuse for bad behavior, Joe Wilson

Williamsburg: “You lie” shouted Rep Joe Wilson. It was rude and uncalled for. I’m not an Obama fan but unlike Mr. Wilson now, and the many Democrats who booed President Bush in the past, I still have respect for the office of the leader of the free world. They were as disrespectful as Mr. Wilson but that’s still no defense. We should not point to one bad behavior to excuse another. Comment

Free speech should not engender ill will

Williamsburg: The lifeblood of liberty is free speech. Comment

‘Worst’ of times for Kings County GOP

Brooklyn Courier: A leadership battle is brewing in the Kings County Republican Party. Comment

Brooklyn chefs take ‘Iron’ challenge

Brooklyn Courier: You are “The Next Iron Chef.” Three Brooklynites hope to hear those sweet words on the new season of the Food Network’s popular competition show, which premieres on October 4 at9 p.m. Comment

‘Bam is mum on Nets sale

Brooklyn Courier: President Obama may have weighed in on New York’s upcoming gubernatorial race, but he remains silent when it comes to commenting on Atlantic Yards. Comment

Many ‘stuck’ with Yassky

Brooklyn Courier: He may not have been stuck on their minds, but David Yassky was certainly stuck to voters’ windshields Tuesday morning. Comment

Brooklyn workers in crisis

Brooklyn Courier: The borough is bleeding jobs and personal income continues to fall, according to the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce’s annual Labor Market Review. Comment

BK Jeers for anti-Semites

Brooklyn Courier: These guys were desperately in need of some help from a little ark builder named Noah, and it’s not because some consider them animals. Comment

Brooklyn-bred author pens gritty new cop drama

Brooklyn Courier: Before engaging eager borough readers on Detective Joe Rizzo’s ash-gray outlook on life amid the hard-scrabble streets of Bensonhurst next week, author Lou Manfredo is going to do something distinctly Brooklyn. Comment

Green dreams for Kensington Triangle

Brooklyn Courier: All the West Kensington Action Group wants is a little green and it’s not money. Comment

Yassky sticks it to motorists

Brooklyn Courier: He may not have been stuck on their minds, but David Yassky was certainly stuck to voters’ windshields Tuesday morning. Comment

Liu beats Yassky in bid for%A0 comptroller nod

Brooklyn Courier: Two-term Brooklyn Councilmember David Yassky (D-Brooklyn Heights, Williamsburg) lost in a Democratic primary run-off to his Queens colleague Councilmember John Liu (D-Flushing), ending his bid to be the city’s next Comptroller. Comment

Your guide to civic meetings

Brooklyn Courier: The following is a list of community organizations that are meeting in the near future in your area. If you have any information that can update this listing, or any comments pertaining to organizations not yet covered, call this newspaper at 718-260-2529. All meeting notices are accurate as of press time, however, they are subject to change from the organization. Please contact the organization at the number provided for confirmation of date, time and location. Comment

Get your tricks and treats

Brooklyn Courier: The Fourth Annual Haunted Halloween Carnival of Puppetry Arts will be held October 31 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the First Street Recreation Center of PS 372 between Third & Fourth avenues in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn. Comment

Dems like Bill de Blasio for public advocate

Brooklyn Courier: Bill de Blasio has always been a bit of a pain in Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s side. Come this January, it looks like he’s going to get paid to do that and then some. Comment

Cop arrested for DWI fatality

Kings Courier: A 30-year-old NYPD police officer who patrols the streets of Bay Ridge was arrested in Mill Basin early Sunday following a booze-fueled accident that took the life of a 33-year-old woman. Comment

10-year-old boy is struck down%A0

Kings Courier: A 10-year-old boy is clinging to life following a horrific accident in Midwood. Comment

Toe-to-toe with haters

Kings Courier: These guys were desperately in need of some help from a little ark builder named Noah, and it’s not because some consider them animals. Comment

Bklynites battle to be ‘Next Iron Chef’

Kings Courier: You are “The Next Iron Chef.” Three Brooklynites hope to hear those sweet words on the new season of the Food Network’s popular competition show, which premieres on October 4 at9 p.m. Comment

Justice takes time for teen%A0

Kings Courier: When you’re a victim of a crime, every moment waiting for the police can be torture. Comment

Charged with fleecing priest

Kings Courier: A beloved priest who dedicated his life to protecting and nurturing the faiths of Catholics throughout the borough found himself helpless to his own cousin, who pleaded guilty last week to fleecing the man of the cloth as he wasted away in the hospital. Comment

Home sweet home at Ft. Hamilton

Kings Courier: Talk about a safe house. Comment

West Quad Building officially debuts

Kings Courier: It took 50 years, but the “most beautiful college campus in America” now also boasts a handsome, state-of-the-art, athletic and student services wing %u2013 complete with ball courts and a swimming pool open to the community. Comment

Russian playboy takes over NBA Nets

Kings Courier: And now, here’s your Brooklyn Nyets! Comment

Fed up with Squadz club

Kings Courier: A local nightclub is becoming a nightmare for Mill Basin residents, who called on the cops to shut “Squadz” down last week. Comment

E 21st St. crew crackdown

Flatbush: Narcotics cops broke apart a widespread Flatbush drug ring with the apprehension of 12 members of the “East 21st Street Crew” this week. Comment

Smoky apartment fire erupts

Flatbush: Paramedics from Maimonides Medical Center administer oxygen to an elderly man after a smoky blaze erupted inside his apartment building Thursday night. Comment

Cops record falling stats

Flatbush: While remaining a relatively active precinct, crime continues to decrease within the 67th Precinct, according to the latest police statistics. Comment

POWL programs expands to more pcts.

Flatbush: A pilot program that was launched some months back in East Flatbush has been so successful that it is being replicated elsewhere by the NYPD. Comment

8 shot in East Flatbush;%A0 gangs blamed

Flatbush: Eight people were injured or killed in seven separate shootings that left East Flatbush covered in gun smoke and shell casings last week. Comment

%A0Bklynites hunger to be ‘Next Iron Chef’

Flatbush: You are “The Next Iron Chef.” Three Brooklynites hope to hear those sweet words on the new season of the Food Network’s popular competition show, which premieres on October 4 at 9 p.m. Comment

Sicko shutterbug

Brooklyn Courier: Have camera, will catch women in compromising positions. Comment

Atlantic Yards goes global

Brooklyn Courier: President Obama may have weighed in on New York’s upcoming gubernatorial race, but he remains silent when it comes to commenting on Atlantic Yards. Comment

Chefs have the skill-et to win%A0

Brooklyn Courier: You are “The Next Iron Chef.” Three Brooklynites hope to hear those sweet words on the new season of the Food Network’s popular competition show, which premieres on October 4 at9 p.m. Comment

Dutch team goes the extra mile in Red Hook

Brooklyn Courier: Miles4Justice, which fundraises to support the cause of human rights around the world, sailed into Brooklyn to donate funding for a new mural project. Comment

New effort to safeguard ‘death fences’

Brooklyn Courier: Stalled condo projects and big blue “death fences” may be the order of the day throughout Brooklyn, but that doesn’t mean a community’s quality of life has to suffer. Comment

Shot following party

Canarsie: A 20-year-old man was shot in the back after he left a party near the corner of East 92nd Street and Conklin Avenue Saturday. Comment

Base offers housing to fed workers

Canarsie: Talk about a safe house. Comment

Kings County GOPers at odds

Canarsie: A leadership battle is brewing in the Kings County Republican Party. Comment

Gateway watchers sound off on video

Canarsie: Fuggetabout the geese — local residents want Gateway’s beaches for their own fun in the sun. Comment

Brooklyn pols react to prez’ swipe at Paterson run

Canarsie: Oh, Obama...Why’d you have to go and do something like that? Comment

Autumn street fairs coming at you

Canarsie: You really begin to realize how populous Brooklyn is when the annual autumn street fairs draw out the crowds. Comment

New mural debuts at Parkside subway station

Canarsie: The intersection of past and present can’t be found on any map. Comment

Bklynites hunger to be ‘Next Iron Chef’

Canarsie: You are “The Next Iron Chef.” Three Brooklynites hope to hear those sweet words on the new season of the Food Network’s popular competition show, which premieres on October 4 at9 p.m. Comment

Sampson spreads out on E. 96th St.

Canarsie: Canarsie State Senator and newly minted Democratic Conference Leader John Sampson’s move up the political ladder is starting to trickle down to Canarsie. Comment

Bklyn confronts Topeka hate group

Canarsie: These guys were desperately in need of some help from a little ark builder named Noah, and it’s not because some consider them animals. Comment

West Quad facilities debut

Canarsie: It took 50 years, but the “most beautiful college campus in America” now also boasts a handsome, state-of-the-art, athletic and student services wing %u2013 complete with ball courts and a swimming pool open to the community. Comment

Russian playboy takes ownership of NBA Nets

Canarsie: And now, here’s your Brooklyn Nyets! Comment

Keep calm and carry on

BoroBeat: A brush with rain doesn’t dampen the spirit of Flatbush artist Keith Monda as he tweaks his fiber glass and paint art installation at Prospect-Lefferts Gardens (PLG), Flatbush Avenue and Lincoln Place, as part of the PLG Arts Mural Project, which invited 20 Brooklyn visual artists, as well as local teens and pre-schoolers, to create eye-pleasing murals on the fencing surrounding a stalled construction project. Comment

Courageous Brooklyn teen inspires many

BoroBeat: A Brooklyn teen who is battling a rare disease received a boost from Mayor Michael Bloomberg during a fundraiser for the Bay Ridge youth at the El Caribe Country Club. Comment

Cab thieves collared

Brooklyn Heights: Police apprehended two of three thieves who allegedly tried to hold up a cab driver during a trip to the corner of Fulton and Jay streets last week. Comment

‘Iron Chef’ battle in BK

Brooklyn Heights: You are “The Next Iron Chef.” Three Brooklynites hope to hear those sweet words on the new season of the Food Network’s popular competition show, which premieres on October 4 at9 p.m. Comment

Best ‘street grub’ in NYC is here

Brooklyn Heights: In the end, Brooklyn’s huaraches stomped on the competition. Comment

Don’t hate on bk!

Brooklyn Heights: These guys were desperately in need of some help from a little ark builder named Noah, and it’s not because some consider them animals. Comment

Grand theft purse!

Brooklyn Heights: Attention, Brooklyn Heights shoppers: take your purse with you when entering a store. Comment

Hey, ‘Bam...What’s up with the Yards?

Brooklyn Heights: President Obama may have weighed in on New York’s upcoming gubernatorial race, but he remains silent when it comes to commenting on Atlantic Yards. Comment

Trouble with the ‘Grapefruit Mom’

Bay News: In last week’s column, I spoke of how great the Labor Day weekend was at the DoubleTree Somerset. Reminiscing about Ravenhall Pool, I met friends I hadn’t seen in 60 years.It was almost a perfect weekend, spoiled only by the stupidity of the ‘Grapefruit Mom,’who said to me, “Little girls are smarter than boys.” Comment

No ‘bump’ for schools

Bay News: Public schools in Coney Island and Bensonhurst will receive $13.6 million to lower class size and fund after-school programs. Comment

‘Edible schoolyard’ debuts at P.S. 216

Bay News: A Brooklyn school is bringing fruits and vegetables into classrooms. Comment

Sitt pitches Shore Pkwy BJ’s store

Bay News: Thor Equities Developer Joe Sitt is getting back to his retail roots and proposing construction of a new 214,000-square-foot shopping center at 1752 Shore Parkway. Comment

Maritza to Vito: Start Me Up

Two weeks after falling short of defeating incumbent Councilmember Diana Reyna (D-Williamsburg) in a bid for the 34th District Council seat, Democratic District Leader Maritza Davila is preparing to reviveher campaign for office on the Working Families Party line. Comment

Yassky in sticky situation

He may not have been stuck on their minds, but David Yassky was certainly stuck to voters’ windshields Tuesday morning. Comment

Walk for a cause in Prospect Park

Throw on a pair of sneakers and you can join the fight against heart disease and breast cancer. Comment

Don’t hate on BK!

These guys were desperately in need of some help from a little ark builder named Noah, and it’s not because some consider them animals. Comment

Make the Road for Sick Leave

Barely two weeks after the Democratic primary, several hundred Latino immigrant workers and students pressed City Council members new and old to pass paid sick days legislation in a mass demonstration across the Brooklyn Bridge. Comment

Brooklyn Bowl Really Ties the Room Together

“What do you do for recreation?” asks Maude Lebowski in an early scene of the movie, “The Big Lebowski.” Comment

Crazy Christians touch down on downtown Brooklyn

These guys were desperately in need of some help from a little ark builder named Noah, and it’s not because some consider them animals. Comment

Military Families Can Benefit from New Coupon Booklet Created by CB 10

The close relationship between Fort Hamilton and the community in which it is situated was underlined recently by the efforts of members of Community Board 10 to make it a little easier for military personnel and their families. Comment

Kudos to Cops of the Month

A pair of 70th Precinct police officers were honored as “Cops of the Month” for their efforts to preserve the life of an injured child at the most recent gathering of the 70th Precinct Community Council. Comment

Fake National Grid workers scam elderly

Con artists posing as National Grid workers are preying on the elderly in Coney Island. Comment

TransGas Appeal Fails in Court

TransGas Energy Systems lost its appeal to construct an underground 1,100-megawatt (MW) power plant on an eight-acre site off Kent Avenue and North 12th Street last week, further paving the way for an unobstructed network of parkland along the Greenpoint-Williamsburg waterfront. Comment

Vue vexes nabe

Brooklyn Courier: Residents on the border of Park Slope are wishing they didn’t have rooms with a Vue. Comment

Red Hook vendor has best street food in the city

Brooklyn Courier: In the end, Brooklyn’s huaraches stomped on the competition. Comment

Gunpoint bandits unmasked

Crime: Cops have arrested two men in connection with a gunpoint robbery in which a local restaurateur was nearly shot. Comment

A Republican house divided

A leadership battle is brewing in the Kings County Republican Party. Comment

Park advocates stand to loose funding soon

Efforts by one local organization to beautify Owls Head Park, and stem some of the erosion occurring there, are butting up against a March 2010 deadline. Comment

Inside ‘Kid Spirit’ magazine

Forget “Highlights.” There’s a new magazine keeping kids reading — and writing. Comment

Brooklyn pols react to president’s swipe at Paterson %A0

Oh, Obama...Why’d you have to go and do something like that? Comment

Area churches to offer blessings for BK pets

The Bay Ridge United Church, 636 Bay Ridge Parkway between Sixth & Seventh avenues, will celebrate the wonders of nature with a service, which includes a blessing of the animals, October 4 at 11 a.m. Comment

Manhattan Bridge at 100

The Manhattan Bridge, the youngest of the four East River Bridges, will celebrate its 100th birthday October 4. The celebration, capped by a firework display by Grucci of NY that night, will include a parade of historic vehicles, walking and bike tours, and public discussions on the history and construction of the bridge. Comment

The census taker rings six times!

Brooklynites who fail to complete the 2010 U.S. Census questionnaire will be in for a big surprise. Comment

Billionaire playboy becomes majority owner

And now, here’s your Brooklyn Nyets! Comment

Army base offers new housing

Talk about a safe house. Comment

Bklynites hunger to be ‘Iron Chef’

You are “The Next Iron Chef.” Three Brooklynites hope to hear those sweet words on the new season of the Food Network’s popular competition show, which premieres on October 4 at9 p.m. Comment

Gentile vs. Capano

The Bay Ridge Real Estate Board will sponsor a political debate between the two candidates — incumbent Councilmember Vincent Gentile and his challenger, Bob Capano — for the 43rd Council District, October 7 at 7:30 p.m. Comment

Guide to civic meeting

The following is a list of community organizations that are meeting in the near future in your area. If you have any information that can update this listing, or any comments pertaining to organizations not yet covered, call this newspaper at 718-260-2529. All meeting notices are accurate as of press time, however, they are subject to change from the organization. Please contact the organization at the number provided for confirmation of date, time and location. Comment

Club tries to muffle the noise

Neighbors of a noisy Bay Ridge bar can look forward to a respite. Comment

Bay Ridge beat reporter among BRCC honorees

A long-time journalist with the Bay Ridge Courier was one of 14 people honored recently by the Bay Ridge Community Council (BRCC) as “Hidden Treasures of the Community.” Comment

Visitation Academy dedicates statue

Cheers and a pomp-filled ceremony added to the reverie when the faithful flocked to Bay Ridge to help dedicate a statue at Visitation Academy. Comment

BC opens new west quad facilities

BoroBeat: It took 50 years, but the “most beautiful college campus in America” now also boasts a handsome, state-of-the-art, athletic and student services wing %u2013 complete with ball courts and a swimming pool open to the community. Comment

Shooting in Cropsey Park

Bay News: Four people were wounded in Cropsey Park this past weekend when a late-night soccer game ended in a shooting spree. Comment

BK pols react to swipe at Paterson

Bay News: Oh, Obama...Why’d you have to go and do something like that? Comment

Russian playboy buys NBA Nets

Bay News: And now, here’s your Brooklyn Nyets! Comment

No funding bump for area schools

Bay News: Public schools in Coney Island and Bensonhurst will receive $13.6 million to lower class size and fund after-school programs. Comment

8th annual Tunnel to Towers run%A0

Bay News: Red, white and blue reigned supreme amid a torrent of rain as more than 25,000 soaked patriots joined Brooklyn’s Bravest and runners from around the world for the eighth annual “Tunnel to Towers” run, poignantly retracing the footsteps of a valiant Park Slope firefighter who made the ultimate sacrifice on 9/11. Comment

Sugary treats aren’t so sweet

The city Health Department is launching a campaign to encourage New Yorkers to give up their favorite sugary drinks. Comment

The ‘Edible schoolyard’ debuts

Bay News: A Brooklyn school is bringing fruits and vegetables into classrooms. Comment

Bloomy stumps for Ridge GOPer

It’s one of those dog-bites-man type stories. Comment

Autumn brings fresh spate of great street fairs

Bay News: You really begin to realize how populous Brooklyn is when the annual autumn street fairs draw out the crowds. Comment

‘Senior Idol’ correction

Bay News: A calendar listing in last week’s “Around the Clock” featured an incorrect date submitted by AARP-Chapter 5055 for its “Senior Idol” competition at Xaverian High School, 7100 Shore Road. Comment

Brooklynites take TV’s ‘Iron Chef’ challenge

Bay News: You are “The Next Iron Chef.” Three Brooklynites hope to hear those sweet words on the new season of the Food Network’s popular competition show, which premieres on October 4 at9 p.m. Comment

GOP critic: this is the worst our party has ever been

Bay News: A leadership battle is brewing in the Kings County Republican Party. Comment

Home sweet home...ten-hut!

Bay News: Talk about a safe house. Comment

Joe’s Sitt & shop

Bay News: Thor Equities Developer Joe Sitt is getting back to his retail roots and proposing construction of a new 214,000-square-foot shopping center at 1752 Shore Parkway. Comment

Bloomie chows down on B’hurst sandwich

Bay News: Next time, put some hot peppers on it! Comment

Manhattan Bridge centennial fireworks

Bay News: The Manhattan Bridge, the youngest of the four East River Bridges, will celebrate its 100th birthday October 4. The celebration, capped by a firework display by Grucci of NY that night, will include a parade of historic vehicles, walking and bike tours, and public discussions on the history and construction of the bridge. Comment

%A0Victory for Knights

High School Sports: The moment Jorge Herrera’s header beat goalkeeper Mateo Arboleda to the back post, an enormous eruption broke out on the James Madison boys soccer team’s sideline. It lasted until the triple whistle was blown, signifying the Knights’ first victory in nearly two weeks, a hard-fought 2-1 victory at Fort Hamilton. Comment
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The Gaslight Anthem is a smash!

Smash or Trash: But you knew that, given Señor Editor Vince DiMiceli’s inclusion in the “Smash or Trash” team this week. Comments (4)

Hey Mister Postman--live on a military installation.

Talk about a safe house. Comment

A leadership battle is brewing in the Kings County Republican Party

Dr. Arnaldo Ferraro, a former Bensonhurst Assemblymember, is challenging the leadership of current party chair Craig Eaton, who he claims is bringing the party down. Comment

State Workers Investigate former Gas Plant Site

Three industrial lots on a dead-end street off Maspeth Avenue in Williamsburg are the subject of an extensive environmental study for the presence of coal tar. Comment

Fire smokes out Westminster Road home

Paramedics from Maimonides Medical Center administer oxygen to an elderly man after a smoky blaze erupted inside his apartment building Thursday night. Comment

Bklyn-bred author debuts

Before engaging eager borough readers on Detective Joe Rizzo’s ash-gray outlook on life amid the hard-scrabble streets of Bensonhurst next week, author Lou Manfredo is going to do something distinctly Brooklyn. Comment

Artists Storm Castle Braid

North Brooklyn’s newest condo development is open for rent, but first, the artists are taking over. Comment

Yassky loses to Liu in comptroller runoff

Two-term Brooklyn Councilmember David Yassky (D-Brooklyn Heights, Williamsburg) lost in a Democratic primary run-off to his Queens colleague Councilmember John Liu (D-Flushing), ending his bid to be the city’s next Comptroller. Comment

Recession takes its toll on Brooklyn

The borough is bleeding jobs and personal income continues to fall, according to the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce’s annual Labor Market Review. Comment

Thor goes shopping in Bensonhurst

Thor Equities Developer Joe Sitt is getting back to his retail roots and proposing construction of a new 214,000-square-foot shopping center at 1752 Shore Parkway. Comment

A triangle grows in Kensington

All the West Kensington Action Group wants is a little green and it’s not money. Comment

Endorsement: Mike Bloomberg for re-election as mayor of New York City

Those of us who have lived in New York for a long time remember the all-too-recent days when crime was rampant, infrastructure was crumbling, services were diminishing and, indeed, the city itself seemed ungovernable. Comment

De Blasio beats Green in runoff

Bill de Blasio has always been a bit of a pain in Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s side. Come this January, it looks like he’s going to get paid to do that and then some. Comment

Kosher hot dog eating contest comes to Brooklyn

Nathan’s, Shmathan’s! Welcome to the borough’s first kosher hot dog eating contest. Comment

Seven shootings in one week

Eight people were injured or killed in seven separate shootings that left East Flatbush covered in gun smoke and shell casings last week. Comment

Getting Erosion Control Project on Track

Efforts by one local organization to beautify Owls Head Park, and stem some of the erosion occurring there, are butting up against a March 2010 deadline. Comment

Astroland flight pattern could include Coney reentry

This summer, for the first time in more than 45 years, Carol Hill Albert looked out across West 10th Street and didn’t see the familiar lights of Astroland Amusement Park dancing over Surf Avenue. Comment

Family suffers 27 minutes of hell waiting for police

When you’re a victim of a crime, every moment waiting for the police can be torture. Comment

Users seek salvation for Gateway beach clubs

Fuggetabout the geese — local residents want Gateway’s beaches for their own fun in the sun. Comment

District 21 in good standing

School District 21 is in the clear. Comment

More power, more space: Sen. Sampson moves into bigger digs

Canarsie State Senator and newly minted Democratic Conference Leader John Sampson’s move up the political ladder is starting to trickle down to Canarsie. Comment

Bay Ridge bar bends to neighborhood pressure

Neighbors of a noisy Bay Ridge bar can look forward to a respite. Comment

Yassky pulled into Broadway Triangle Vortex

Williamsburg activists are hoping time is on their side. Comment

BC dorm could open this coming spring

Brooklyn College’s new dormitory could be open as soon as next spring. Comment

Unholy act: Thousands stolen from dying priest

A beloved priest who dedicated his life to protecting and nurturing the faiths of Catholics throughout the borough found himself helpless to his own cousin, who pleaded guilty last week to fleecing the man of the cloth as he wasted away in the hospital. Comment

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