Put down that eggnog and … pick up some eggnog!

Our official guide to drinking fully from the cup of mirth this holiday season. Comments (2)
Digital editions: We hear those sleigh bells ringing, they’re ding-ding-dinging, whoo-hoo! That’s right everyone, it’s the full print edition of The Brooklyn Paper — and you get it, right here, right now, before anyone else, simply by clicking the link above. Yes, all our print edition features — columns, calendars, maps, cool graphics — are just one mouse move away. Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Read more…

The city was wrong to remove the Bedford Avenue bike lane

Editorial: The Brooklyn Paper editorial board — which has been both the staunchest supporter and the harshest critic of bike lanes — opposes the city’s move to eliminate a popular path on Bedford Avenue. Comments (13)

Look, I’m a glutton for gluten

Brooklyn Angle: But two Gowanus guys are trying to change that. Comments (3)

Our cartoonist has a beef with some restaurants

Cartoon: This week, Roofus offers his take on the recent Department of Labor crackdown on Park Slope restaurants for underpaying their workers. Comments (2)

Correction officer’s gun used in shootout

Bay Ridge: An officer with the Department of Correction found himself on the wrong side of the law after his department-issued weapon ended up in the hands of two other people on Nov. 28. Comment
Digital editions: We hear those sleigh bells ringing, they’re ding-ding-dinging, whoo-hoo! That’s right everyone, it’s the full print edition of The Brooklyn Paper — and you get it, right here, right now, before anyone else, simply by clicking the link above. Yes, all our print edition features — columns, calendars, maps, cool graphics — are just one mouse move away. Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Read more…

Cat Man bares his claws in suit against hospital

Cobble Hill: A cat-loving Cobble Hill man whose valiant effort to save a lost feline last year was misinterpreted as the rantings of a crazy person has sued the hospital that medicated him in a way “normally reserved for violent psychiatric patients.” Comments (9)
Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: A developer’s bid for a glitzy, 800-unit mixed-use apartment complex along the Williamsburg waterfront tripped at the first hurdle on Tuesday night when the local community board rejected it 31–8. Comments (13)

Still new, but already under repair

Park Slope: A building that was once dubbed “one of the last success stories of the great boom” is already undergoing repairs to its leaky facade less than two years after construction was finished. Comments (2)

From bike lane to bike pain on Bedford

Mean Streets: Williamsburg bicyclists — you win some and then you lose some. Comment
Everyone is talking about the underpaid workers — but no one is talking about the real problem: undocumented labor. Comments (5)

Windows 10 was Norah Jones’s idea

Cobble Hill: The singer’s extra seven windows are still causing controversy on Amity Street. Comments (24)

ESDC to Paper: Drop dead! State denies our FOIL request

Atlantic Yards: State officials have offered an odd excuse for not revealing how they determined the value of Daniel Goldstein’s apartment in the Atlantic Yards footprint: They can’t talk right now because they’re probably going to be sued again. Comments (6)

Muni-meters coming to Park Slope in January

Mean Streets: Park Slope will finally be getting a high-tech facelift on Fifth and Seventh avenues that will free up spots and even allow you to feed the meter with a credit card. Comments (4)

Pizza the action

Carroll Gardens: A thief steals a few coins — and winds up with silver bracelets. Plus all the crime news from Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Red Hook’s 76th Precinct. Comments (1)

For these flu-fighting girls, the nose knows

For these flu-fighting girls, the nose knows

Parenting: Finally, two 8-year-olds give a full report from the nurse’s office on what it’s like to actually get a flu injection up your nose. Comments (2)

Want health care? Sing for it

Music: Or you could buy a ticket to “Brooklyn Sings for Health Care” next week at The Bell House. Comment
Shopping: Rev. Billy, fresh off his stunning defeat by Mayor Bloomberg, is back with a new show. Comments (1)
Bridge ‘Park’: Grand entryway or condo driveway — you decide. Comments (6)
Transit: Will the city let East River ferry service just die? Or is New York Water Taxi to blame? Comments (1)

Park Circle looks better than ever — except for drivers!

Mean Streets: Cyclists and pedestrians — and horseback riders — are already hailing the still-unfinished transformation of the perilous traffic circle at the southwest corner of Prospect Park, but some drivers are still getting a hang of the overhauled traffic pattern. Comments (11)

Top this! There’s now a professional dreidel league!

Event: At long last, the Hanukkah dreidel is getting the respect it deserves. Comments (2)

Divan intervention! Smartmom’s clan adjusts to the new couch

Smartmom: It’s here. It’s queer. But they’re getting used to it. Comments (4)
Art: The owner of a new Coney Island-based clothing company is about to get some knockout exposure from prizefighter Paulie Malignaggi — though viewers may not even know it. Comments (1)
Books: Jonathan Lethem is apparently not going to go down in his battle with his new novel without a fight. Comment
Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: A developer’s bid for a glitzy, 800-unit mixed-use apartment complex along the Williamsburg waterfront tripped at the first hurdle on Tuesday night when a community board committee rejected it 9–1. Comments (16)

Here they are — your Police Blotters

Crime: If it’s Wednesday, it’s Police Blotter day on Find your neighborhood below or click the link above to get a full list. Read more…
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Drama, Comedy at Broadway Triangle Hearing

Drama, Comedy at Broadway Triangle Hearing Comment

Extra police near Kings Plaza

By Michèle De Meglio Comment

Seventh Ave. subway horror

Police and paramedics exit the 7th Avenue F train station with the remains of a straphanger who reportedly took his own life as he jumped in front of an oncoming train. Comment

Hipsters score free stuff AND help charity

Helping charitable organizations like City Harvest or Rock and Wrap It Up while also helping yourself to a gently used pair of jeans or a sweet amplifier sounds like a paradox. Comment

Another “unity” boost for St. Saviour

It’s time for phase two of the “unity and healing” plan for St. Saviour in Park Slope. Comment

OSA Auctions Art For Parks

Some lucky Brooklyn resident could own a silkscreen digital print by artist Fred Tomaselli or an etching by artist Richard Serra if they show their support for North Brooklyn parks. Comment

P.S. 69 divided “along ethnic lines”

By Michèle De Meglio Comment

Woodhull Releases Cookbook Good Enough to Eat

It was not enough that Woodhull Medical Center and a collection of Brooklyn senior centers released a cookbook promoting traditional, intergenerational family recipes for North Brooklyn residents.The hospital wanted to get their patients to cook with them. Comment

Consistency is the Word for Cops of the Month

Usually it’s the great collar that snags a police officer cop of the month honors. Comment

State, city promise short leash for Red Hook concrete plant

Brooklyn Paper: State and city officials are vowing to keep a close watch on a concrete plant once it opens in Red Hook — but those hoping for an environmental assessment before that day should expect to be disappointed. Comment

City backs Norah

Williamsburg: Despite pleas for reconsideration, the city’s Landmark Preservation Commission has decided not to give Grammy Award-winning recording artist Norah Jones’ worrisome window proposal on her Cobble Hill home another look. Comment

Strength of Lopez power in question

Williamsburg: Two weeks after the general election, Assemblymember Vito Lopez (D-Williamsburg) is looking forward to a busy legislative agenda in Albany this winter. Comment

Assisted Living Facility Clears Hurdle

A subsidized assisted living project which would largely serve individuals on Medicaid has moved one step closer to fruition. Comment

FROGG Hops to Meet Legislators

Brooklyn Paper: In the wake of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s reelection, Cobble Hill environmental activists are joining with their neighbors in Park Slope, Carroll Gardens, and the Gowanus to lobby elected officials to put their weight behind the EPA’s Superfund recommendation for the Gowanus Canal. Comment

Support for Boerum rezoning

Brooklyn Paper: All aboard the Boerum Hill rezoning! Comment

Empty condos anger housing advocates

Brooklyn Heights: Protestors surrounded Jill Reeves with blown-up images of vacant condominiums at an affordable housing rally sponsored by Right to the City-NYC. Comment

City urged to clean Red Hook street

Brooklyn Paper: Forget about traffic, a Red Hook roadway has a problem of a different sort: trash. Comment

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Pingg does Brooklyn’s best photos

If you’re looking for the perfect party invitation or want to send a virtual holiday card, now you can do so in style — Brooklyn style. Comment

Police brass honor “definition of CPR”

It was a well deserved “atta’ boy” from the top of Patrol Borough Brooklyn South chain. Comment

Man shot during robbery

A 27-year-old man was shot in the leg during a terrifying confrontation with three masked muggers in Bath Beach last week. Comment

Marauders with badges

Marauders with badges Comment

Skee-Ball comes ‘Full Circle’

Skee-ball, the hundred-year old coin-operated boardwalk game for misfits, cheats and beach bums, is receiving its due in an unlikely yet inevitable setting: a Williamsburg bar. Comment

Curtain Up on Broadway Triangle

During the two-year battle over the development of the Broadway Triangle, several North Brooklyn community groups have voiced concern over their lack of involvement in the planning process. Comment

Renewed Call for Tree Pruning to Protect People and Property

For residents of Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights, overhanging branches on street treesare not only unsightly, they are potentially dangerous. Comment

Atlantic Yards nets big court win

New York’s top court ruled this week that the state is within its right to seize privately held land required for the $4.9 billion Atlantic Yards project to proceed. Comment

Critics: Marine Park church bells not divine

Church bells are making life near a Marine Park house of worship a living hell — and critics are raising Cain about the alleged din. Comment

Cops: Youth Explorers help keep the peace

Everyone benefits from the NYPD Youth Explorers. Comment

Brooklyn Legal Services 41 Years Old

Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A threw an affair to remember Thursday night at the Brooklyn Marriott (333 Adams Street) in Downtown Brooklyn, in what may be their last annual gala in their current organizational form. Comment

Collaring a shooter earns cop an award

Patrolling around the thriving nightclub scene within the confines of the 67th Precinct can often be dangerous, but it didn’t stop Police Officer Greggory Gingo from making a gun collar in the wee morning hours of Oct. 12. Comment

Community Groups Collecting Toys for Military Kids

As they do every year, activists in Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights are going the extra mile to make sure that the children of military personnel based at Fort Hamilton have a bright and merry holiday season. Comment

Park Circle slated for improvement

For years, Park Circle at the mouth of Prospect Park has been more akin to the seven circles of hell. Comment

Longtime cop turns in his badge

He’s seen the good and bad in Flatbush, and now a mainstay of the 70th Police Precinct is handing in his badge. Comment

Renovations Planned for Lott House Grounds

The landmarked Lott House will soon be surrounded by landscaping in keeping with the venerable structure’s 18th century vintage. Comment

Amphitheater backlash shuts CB 13 meeting down

Community Board 13 is way too amped up over Borough President Marty Markowitz’s controversial $64 million amphitheater planned Asser Levy Seaside Park. Comment

Young Picassos Honored for Halloween Art Efforts

Dozens of students from area schools, accompanied by proud parents, filled the auditorium at Fort Hamilton High School for the Bay Ridge Community Council’s presentation of its annual Halloween Art awards. Comment

Canarsie robbery sparks fears

The recent mugging of a 70-year-old woman has sent waves of fear through Canarsie as well as members of the Association of Informed Voices, where the victim was a member. Comment

Woman’s Judo pioneer dies

Rena “Rusty” Kanokogi, a Coney Island scrapper who will always be remembered as the Mother of Woman’s Judo, has died following a prolonged bout with leukemia. She was 74. Comment

Quarreling couple force cops into turkey trot

A quarreling couple sent borough police in a tailspin Tuesday morning after bogus claims were made that a man had abducted his estranged girlfriend and child. Comment

Board Gives Green Light to Street Renaming in Memory of Local Activist

He was a founder of a local AARP chapter, as well as a long-time assistant scoutmaster, an auxiliary police officer with the 68th Precinct for more than a decade, and a commander of the Jewish War Veterans. Comment

Elizabeth Kutcha is Miss G Train 2009!

Easy to loathe but loath to avoid, the Rodney Dangerfield of the subway system, the G train, was the runaway winner of a beauty pageant thrown in its honor by a Williamsburg museum. Comment

EPA not ready to name Gowanus superfund site

The future of the Gowanus Canal will not be made less murky at a Dec. 3 meeting being convened by the Environmental Protection Agency. Comment

Consideration of Citywide Zoning Change Regarding Curb Cuts Gets Underway

You could call it curbing the curb cuts. Comment

School bake sale battle

By Michèle De Meglio Comment

Zoning Does Not Have Rose-y Outlook

This project isn’t so rosy for Community Board 1. Comment

Open mic inspiration for deaf Brooklynites

Brooklyn’s deaf community has united thanks to a series of open mic nights. Comment

No presidential pardon for him

No presidential pardon for him Comment

DOT traffic calming leaves locals nervous

If it ain’t broke, the city’s Department of Transportation might just fix it. Comment

Put down that eggnog and … pick up some eggnog!

Our official guide to drinking fully from the cup of mirth this holiday season. Comment

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