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Comic book artist’s graphic view of Katrina

Josh Neufeld was just another comic book artist until Hurricane Katrina put him on the bestseller list. Comment

Mosque imam blows his big moment

Perspective: Demand a refund. Comment

Pavement and Williamsburg — perfect together

Pavement fans, your time is now. Comment

This ‘Cuckoo’ makes complete sense

The Heights Players’ “One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest” gives the often-sedate neighborhood theater a welcome dose of electroshock therapy. Comment

Laurie Anderson’s new show is about supercolliders, the fall of America and, of course, punctuation

“I’ve been asleep for 20 years,” says Laurie Anderson. “What have I been doing all that time?” Comment

Sacked in Troy! Cyclones lose Game 1 of championship series

Bay News: TROY, NY — The Brooklyn Cyclones dropped the first game of the New York–Penn League championship series in punchless fashion last night to the hometown Tri-City Valley Cats, 5–2, sending the best-of-three series back to Brooklyn, where the Cyclones were 32-8 this season. Comment

The air sex championship is the most fun you can have with your clothes on

Williamsburg: It’s time to get your “O” face on — the Air Sex World Championships are coming to Williamsburg. Comment

Compu-served! City will replace PS 107’s stolen computers

Brooklyn Courier: A Park Slope elementary school that had more than 50 Apple laptops stolen over the summer will get replacements, though it will take several weeks. Comment

<b>CYCLONES WIN!</b> League championship series begins on Saturday night

Bay News: Bring on the Valley Cats! Comment

Cyclones tie playoff series with heroic come-from-behind win

Bay News: The Cyclones repeatedly staved off defeat to win a do-or-die playoff game against the Jamestown Jammers on Wednesday night, tying their first-round series at one game apiece with the rubber game tonight at MCU Park. Comment

Radical thinking and the Manhattan mosque

During an interview with Soledad O’Brien on “Larry King Live,” Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, spiritual adviser of the proposed “Islamic Center” near Ground Zero, declared, “If we move from that location, the story will be that the radicals have taken over the discourse. The headlines in the Muslim world will be that Islam is under attack. And I’m less concerned about the radicals in America than I am about the radicals in the Muslim world.” Comment

More of America by the Numbers… plus an opinion.

Perspective: While President Obama’s approval rating averaged less than 50 percent for the first half of 2010 it is interesting to note that, according to Gallup, his approval rating among Muslim-Americans was 78 percent. Hmmm. Wonder why? … Anybody … anybody? Comment

Willifest is three days of peace, film and music

Don’t let the name fool you — the Williamsburg International Film Festival is more than movies, and it isn’t just happening in Williamsburg. Comment

Penny for your art

Over the past 10 years, he’s picked up over 400 “lucky pennies” — coins found face up on the street that, as the folklore and your mom tells you, give you good luck. Comment

Vito’s ‘Money Honeys’ get big salaries — subsidized by you

Williamsburg: Assemblyman Vito Lopez, Brooklyn’s powerful Democratic party leader, steered more than three-quarters of a million dollars to both his campaign treasurer and his girlfriend, who work at the nonprofit he founded. Comment

Wet dream comes true as Harbor School leaves landlocked Bushwick

Williamsburg: The promise of a new school year beckoned on Wednesday and students at the New York Harbor School will either sink or swim — and it’s part of the curriculum. Comment

Has the city quietly halted the Greenpoint Hospital plan?

Williamsburg: Amid massive political pressure from Williamsburg community leaders, the city is reconsidering its decision to award the $32-million redevelopment of the Greenpoint Hospital to an out-of-borough group. Comment

Lock in the past?

Brooklyn Courier: The city is moving forward with a controversial plan to add roughly 600 buildings to the Park Slope historic district. Comment

Southern Brooklyn hates our bike lanes!

Canarsie: Southern Brooklyn has drawn a bicycle lane in the sand. Comment

Downtown corn eats Canarsie’s dust!

So, Boerum Hill’s corn plot turned out to be a dud, but Canarsie’s garden is a-Maize-ing! Comment

Game 1 disaster! Cyclones lose to Jammers

Bay News: A furious comeback by the Brooklyn Cyclones was rebuffed by the Jamestown Jammers, who scored in the bottom of the eighth to take Game 1 of the first round of the New York–Penn League playoffs on Tuesday night in quiet upstate New York. Comment

Brooklyn Kickball — Your playoff guide

Bay News: The hot, grinding regular season is over — and it is finally time for playoff kickball. Comment

Roofus: Making monkeys out of mosque opponents

Our cartoonist doesn’t think much of opponents of a proposed mosque is Sheepshead Bay. Comment

Asthma victim died because of LICH failure: suit

Brooklyn Courier: The family of an asthma-stricken pregnant woman who died gasping for breath at a Downtown cafe as two city EMTs stood idly by has sued the city. Comment

Our summer’s end tribute to all the Hotties

Brooklyn Courier: Labor Day may have marked the end of another spectacular season at the Douglass-Degraw Pool — but that doesn’t mean all the fun has gone down the drain. Comment

Macy’s worker steals customer’s credit card!

Brooklyn Heights: 84th Precinct Comment

Teen raped during Truth or Dare game

Mill–Marine Courier: Dastardly dare Comment

Killer was on the lam

Kings Courier: Why was he even on the street? Comment

Car looter linked to $1,100 robbery

Kings Courier: Car looters caught Comment

Our guide to 9-11 memorial events

This Saturday is the ninth anniversary of the 9-11 attacks, and Brooklyn will play host to several memorial events. Comment

Big shooting in Gowanus

Brooklyn Courier: 76th Precinct Comment

Church balls ring as kickball league raises big bucks while destroying own integrity

Bay News: Several kickball teams lost on Sunday — but the one big winner was the Greenpoint Reformed Soup Kitchen. Comment

Legalize pot — then tax it!

Editorial: New York just patched a $15-billion deficit with a collections of tax increases and fiscal gimmicks. Every state in the nation is facing deficits as far as the eye can see. Comment

New bill would have city paying to trap raccoons

Brownstone Brooklyn lawmakers are jumping all over a plan to add bite to the city’s toothless stance on raccoons. Comment

Justice for Briana? Parents want criminal charges in asthma girl death

Hundreds of mourners rallied at Brooklyn Supreme Court on Tuesday to demand criminal charges against an 84th Precinct cop who declined to give CPR to an 11-year-old Carroll Gardens girl as she was suffering a fatal asthma attack last week. Comment

Anger mom attacks ACS worker

Bay News: No ACS angel Comment

Signs of hate as mosque supporters give away school supplies

Call it readin’, writin’ and racism. Comment

Who will you be eating?

Here’s the thing about bugs — they’re packed with protein, they’re low in fat and they’re everywhere! But there’s the ever-present squeamishness factor, so we called the experts for a primer on what to look for when you look under a rock for your next meal. Comment

This is one meal with real buzz

The next big dinner at The Brooklyn Kitchen will leave even the borough’s most daring foodies bug-eyed. Comment

Are you ready for some football? Our 411 to the NFL on TV in BKLYN

But you’re probably like us: tiny TV, no cable, no backyard (which means no BBQ pork shoulder), and, well, no friends either. Getting all of these game-day amenities takes some real deep digging into Brooklyn’s best sports bars. Comment

Bay Ridge’s ‘Dust Bowl’ park — insensitive to America’s great national tragedy?

So what if it harkens to an environmental catastrophe in American history — if Bay Ridge wants to permanently name a once-grass-free section of Leif Ericson Park “the Dust Bowl,” it will happen, according to organizers of a contest to rename the once-gritty area. Comment

Historic building could be destroyed on Old Fulton Street

Brooklyn Heights: Three buildings on historic Old Fulton Street will be demolished if owners don’t fix them up. Comment

Could this be the new green heart of Downtown?

Brooklyn Heights: The city has just added a little California dreaming to its plans to give Downtown a sparkling new park. Comment

Backman meets Mets owner — to talk stadium renovations?! Come on!

The Mets are in free fall. Everyone is speculating that Cyclones skipper Wally Backman is about to get the top job in Flushing. And sure enough, Mets owner Jeff Wilpon stops by MCU Park on Thursday night for a chat. Comment

Tenacious Ford prepares for leading role at Nazareth

High School Sports: Taylor Ford is about doing whatever it takes. Comment

‘Red-headed step child’ no more: FDR moves up to top division

High School Sports: Paul Klyap didn’t want to move Franklin D. Roosevelt up to the City Championship division because of what the Cougars did last year, their first in the Bowl. FDR was just 5-4 and didn’t make the playoffs. Comment

No ‘Garden’ party!

Flatbush: Union workers at the Flatbush Gardens apartment complex in East Flatbush rallied last Wednesday against a management plan to slash their wages by nearly 35 percent. Comment

Do-wop night in Brooklyn with The Temptations

BoroBeat: Two of the most successful groups in black music history — The Temptations and The Spinners — doo-wopped their way into the hearts of a new generation with their definitive vocals, smooth choreography and world-famous grace when they shared the bill at New York’s newest intimate concert venue — CenterStage at Aviator Brooklyn, on the spacious grounds of historic Floyd Bennett Field. Comment

K’Plaza gets an A-plus for Back to School Expo

Kings Courier: The trio, which ended up wowing the crowd with a nimble-toed dance, was among a group from the Covenant Ballet Theatre of Brooklyn hoping to lure aspiring swans to enroll in their famed institution during a Back to School Expo at Kings Plaza Shopping Center where educators and school-oriented organizations received an A-plus for helping ease parents and students into a new academic year on Saturday. Comment

Case closed on 2005 “turf war” murders

Flatbush: Sentenced to life Comment

Another murder rattles Canarsie

Canarsie: Killed outside home Comment

Fed up with bike lanes, Canarsie fights back

Canarsie: It’s southern Brooklyn’s bicycle lane in the sand. Comment

Bag is gone without a ‘Trace’

68th Precinct Comment

Should pot be legalized? Two views

Editorial: A woman is running for Senate on a single platform plank: Legalize marijuana. But is it a good idea to regulate pot like a cold Bud? This week, we explore the issue with opinion pieces from the candidate and from the DA who busts herb smokers. Comment

Medical marijuana? You must be high!

Editorial: Marijuana may provide relief to patients with serious diseases as well as chronic pain sufferers, but the plant contains THC, a psychoactive chemical substance. Comment

Mail-strom

Bay News: It’s a mail-strom! Comment

West Indian Day parade rocks Eastern Pkway

BoroBeat: Brooklyn rocked to the Caribbean beat and Eastern Parkway exploded in color as luminaries and lay folk danced to calypso music, pressed flesh with glittering dancers and feasted on Jamaican jerk chicken during one of the Big Apple’s biggest cultural festivals, the West Indian American Day Carnival and Parade. Comment

Le Corbusier exhibit shows the architect in all his weird glory

Love him or hate him, you can’t say that Le Corbusier didn’t have a profound impact on the urban landscape. This was the guy, after all, who gave us the projects, or, as he preferred to call them, “machines for living.” Comment

Horror house on 79th Street inflicts raccoons, skeeters and mold on neighbors

An abandoned, dilapidated home on 79th Street has left a neighboring family vexed for more than a decade — but years of inaction from the city and the landowner have broken the final straw. Comment

Spring into fall with our annual autumnal arts preview

The dog days of summer are over, so now you can put away Christopher Lloyd in summer stock and get serious about arts and culture again. But there are a lot of music, art, theater and events on the schedule, so join us now for our annual cheat sheet on the season to come. Comment

Hostage standoff with cops

Flatbush: A crazed man surrendered to police after locking himself, his ex-girlfriend, and two children in an Ocean Avenue apartment for two hours on Friday. Comment

Facebook versus the wooden spoon

Perspective: Don’t stalk me, mom,” says the joy of my life. Comment

Grand expectations: New coach, Wolves ready to roar

High School Sports: Mike Lightfoot was excited to start his seventh season as an assistant coach at Grand Street Campus a few months ago when something completely unexpected happened. Head coach Ed Gazzillo, who started the program in 1999, had to step down after accepting an assistant principal job at a nearby elementary school. Comment

When football was played in New York

Bay News: Before football was kidnapped to Jersey in the ’70s, the slap of the pigskin on hand or on pavement resounded in all five boroughs: in our parks, in our streets, and on our school fields. Comment

Late-night surfing reveals hidde treasures

Perspective: It’s 4 am, the house is really quiet. You are now wide awake and cannot fall back to sleep. What do you do to pass the time away? Many of us read a book with the hopes that it will make our eyes tired. Others slip out quietly to the kitchen for some ibbergerblibberness … leftovers to you. Me? I fire up the computer, answer my e-mail, and then examine out-of-town newspapers. I like to see what the stories of both the left wing and the few remaining right wing newspapers have to say and how they are translated into editorials. Last night I was glued to a story under the following long headline —“Obama Now Blames Poor Job Numbers on Congressional Inaction. Wait! His Party Runs Congress.” Comment
Dining: The real deal starts next Thursday. Comment
Theater: What actually happened after “happily ever after”? Comment

Take a bite out of autumn with our restaurant preview

Dining: Our guide to where you should eat this fall. Comment

Rose without thorns as singer-songwriter takes her show on road

Music: Frankie Rose hates playing live, doesn’t like touring all that much unless it’s more like a vacation, and would be perfectly content to stay in the studio for months on end. And yet, she manages to be one of the most alluring performers around. Comments (2)
Page 1: Look, we don’t like to complain, but this was one tough week in our Metrotech offices. Half the staff was on vacation, the other half seemed to come down with vague, late summer, dog-ate-my-homework-style excuses (one reporter even claimed to have the Gout!). Boy are we thankful for our hard-working crop of college interns, who helped us crank out the greatest fall preview issue in our history. It’s all here: arts, culture, food, books, music. So click the link above — or pick up our print edition on stands everywhere on Friday. Read more…

Roofus: Making monkeys out of mosque opponents

Cartoon: Our cartoonist doesn’t think much of opponents of a proposed mosque is Sheepshead Bay. Comments (8)

Now this is a real ‘Stretch’: Neal Pollack, calm and collected?

Books: The famously grumpy author has found a new muse: Yoga. Comment

Trashing our values

Perspective: The Brooklyn Paper editorial board is repulsed by anti-Muslim bigotry in Sheepshead Bay. Comments (2)

Game 1 disaster! Cyclones lose to Jammers

Cyclones: Game 2 is tonight back home in Coney Island. Comment
Dining: Eat insects at The Brooklyn Kitchen. Comment
Brownstone Brooklyn lawmakers are jumping all over a plan to add bite to the city’s toothless stance on raccoons. Comments (6)
Carroll Gardens: Hundreds of mourners rallied at Brooklyn Supreme Court on Tuesday to demand criminal charges against an 84th Precinct cop who declined to give CPR to an 11-year-old Carroll Gardens girl as she was suffering a fatal asthma attack last week. Comment

Asthma victim died because of LICH failure: suit

Cobble Hill: The family of an asthma-stricken pregnant woman who died gasping for breath at a Downtown cafe as two city EMTs stood idly by has sued the city. Comments (3)

Church balls ring as kickball league raises big bucks while destroying own integrity

Greenpoint: Several kickball teams lost on Sunday — but the one big winner was the Greenpoint Reformed Soup Kitchen. Comment
Nightlife: Football season is upon us — so that means it’s time for the important things in life: beer, meat, and watching your favorite team on a big-screen TV surrounded by lots of screaming, chest-bumping men. Comments (2)

Le Corbusier exhibit shows the architect in all his weird glory

Art: Love him or hate him, you can’t say that Le Corbusier didn’t have a profound impact on the urban landscape. This was the guy, after all, who gave us the projects, or, as he preferred to call them, “machines for living.” Comments (2)

Signs of hate as mosque supporters give away school supplies

Call it readin’, writin’ and racism. Comments (23)
Bay Ridge: And it’s been going on for decades. Comments (8)
DUMBO: Three buildings on historic Old Fulton Street will be demolished if owners don’t fix them up. Comments (2)

Have no fear says our new parenting columnist

Fearless Living: Fortunately or unfortunately, no one can tell you what you need to do as a parent. There is no one-size-fits-all advice that one can disseminate exactly accurately like the number of hours of sleep or the amount of food one needs. As parents, we are each different in our own ways and those differences, combined with a confusing host of genetic chromosomes, means that each of our children is going to need something different. Comments (2)
Perspective: So what if it harkens to an environmental catastrophe in American history — if Bay Ridge wants to permanently name a once-grass-free section of Leif Ericson Park “the Dust Bowl,” it will happen, according to organizers of a contest to rename the once-gritty area. Comments (21)

This chicken is hot hot hot!

The Best Thing We Ate This Week: The fried chicken at Peaches HotHouse in Bed-Stuy is worth a trip from anywhere. Comments (4)

Better bookmark the entire weekend for Marty’s literary festival

Books: This one is going to be better than ever. There’s Krugman! And Rushie! And Auster! And Goldberg! And Shteyngart! And even Sarah Silverman! Comments (1)

Sample the best of Brooklyn next week

Dining: It’s all part of Hot Plates Live at the Bell House next Monday. Comment

Our annual tribute to American labor

It’s Labor Day, so we’re doing the patriotic thing by not working (yet still spending money!). So even though we won’t be posting stories today (except for that Cyclones game update below), we did want to pay a small tribute to the American worker, who has had, let’s face it, a tough year.

Win in last game of the season sets Cyclones up for playoffs

Cyclones: Cory Vaughn was a giant, and the Cyclones rolled. Comment

A meaningless, though nonetheless painful, loss for the Cyclones

Cyclones: With just one regular season game left, who cares about a loss to Tri-City? We don’t. Comment

Another big win for the Cyclones

Cyclones: And another great tune-up for a playoff starter. Comment
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Backman meets Mets owner — to talk stadium renovations?! Come on!

Ridin’ the Cyclones: Is Wally Backman kidding? Who knows? Comment
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Lucas Duda — a ‘Dude’ with the Cyclones is now a Met

Cyclones: You know him as the newest Met, but we at The Brooklyn Paper remember Lucas Duda as a great young power-hitting kid. Duda So click to watch our historic video of Duda after he won a playoff game against the Yankees. Comments (1)
Downtown: The winning designer reveals a rendering for Willoughby Square. Comments (4)

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