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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

‘Animal Farm’ reimagined as an Orwellian circus

The circus and communist Russia never had much in common, but House of Yes is looking to change all that. Comment

Chew on this! Man dumps gator at 88th Precincthouse

Cops in a Clinton Hill precinct became alligator wranglers on Sunday after a man dropped off this two-foot-long baby croc claiming that he had found it in a nearby park. Comment

Bay News building to become a tower

Bay News: An iconic Sheepshead Bay building is losing the “news” and gaining a “tower.” Comment

Before this week’s debacle …

Bay News: Before falling in the championship round, the Cyclones valiantly vanquished the Jamestown Jammers in the league semi-final series after losing the first game on the road upstate. Comment

The stink is back on Fort Hamilton Parkway

The noses of people living near Fort Hamilton Parkway and Marine Avenue are under assault — again. Comment

Keep it the ‘Dust Bowl’

Editorial: I named the park “the Dust Bowl” during the 1990s because it was full of dust. That was not a proper condition for a ball field. Comment

<b>SWEPT AWAY!</b> Cyclones really blew in the NYPL title series

Bay News: The best-hitting Cyclones team in the history managed just three runs in a two-game sweep of the New York–Penn League championship series by the Tri-City Valley Cats, ending Brooklyn’s dream of its first title since 2001. Comment

Cure for the summertime blues! Double-D Pool is safe for next year!

The city chased away the summertime blues this week, declaring that the Douglass-Degraw Pool is no longer on the budgetary chopping block — despite attendance figures that were worse than the numbers that forced the closure threat in the first place. Comment

Slope woman gets a cat scam as free felines are later sold!

Some villains flip foreclosed houses — one Prospect Heights lady allegedly flips pets. Comment

Red scared!

The voice of the people has been silenced by the state — and a lot of people are getting screwed. Comment

Newspaper lover rips off paper boy

Brooklyn Paper: 77th Precinct Comment

Web sigh! Heights bomb threat was just lyrics on a Facebook page

Brooklyn Heights: St. Francis College was briefly thrown into turmoil on Monday when cops rushed to the Remsen Street campus after a bomb threat — but the “threat” turned out to be nothing but song lyrics posted on a student’s Facebook page. Comment

Crime at Red Hook Pool on closing day

Brooklyn Paper: 76th Precinct Comment

Use new name to honor parrots

Editorial: As the proprietor of BrooklynParrots.com, I was among the first to suggest to Councilman Vince Gentile that the rebuilt “Dust Bowl” be renamed to honor Brooklyn’s wild Quaker Parrots. Comment
NOSE-TORIOUS

Foul smell rising from Owls Head plant again

Pepe le Pew has nothing on the Owls Head water treatment plant. Comment

More money to turn ‘People’s Firehouse’ into town hall

Williamsburg: A fledgling community center project in Williamsburg collected nearly $900,000 in commitments of public money from local officials on Monday — not bad for a day’s work. Comment

Arrest in PS 107 computer caper!

Brooklyn Paper: Police have arrested a Sunset Park man for stealing more than 30 Apple laptops from PS 107 in Park Slope while the school was undergoing renovations in July. Comment

Another high-rise to go up on the Southside of Williamsburg

Williamsburg: A 15-story building will rise on a vacant waterfront lot on the edge of Broadway and Kent Avenue, adding another residential tower to Williamsburg’s fast-developing south side — though this one is mostly comprised of affordable units. Comment

No surprises at all in local primaries

There were few primary election upsets in our coverage area, but that’s to be expected in New York City democracy. Comment

From sex toys to maternity clothes on Bergen St

Brooklyn Paper: You’d be hard-pressed to find vintage couture, hardware, maternity clothes, comics, vegan food, fancy restaurants, yoga and athletic wear, and even sex toys all on one block — unless you happened to be on Bergen Street between Fifth and Flatbush avenues, where the end-of-summer crowd experienced the best of Park Slope at the first Bergen Lot Party. Comment

Man pulls knife on woman on Bergen

Brooklyn Heights: 84th Precinct Comment

Two more oyPhone thefts in Slope!

Brooklyn Paper: 78th Precinct Comment

Take a bite out of autumn with our restaurant preview

After a sweltering summer, it’s a safe bet that most of us are ready for fall. Here are our picks for fall’s dining musts. Comment

Residents are Fourth and wrong as city tickets front yard parkers

Brooklyn Paper: Joe Anuta Comment

‘Speedy,’ X-Men make short work of St. Peter’s

High School Sports: His given name is Kendall Thomas, but he is known by one simple, yet accurate nickname around Xaverian: Speedy. Comment

City offers a timeless question in Sheepshead Bay

Bay News: “No Parking Anytime” makes enough sense — but “No Parking Other Times”? Comment

Words cascaded like raindrops at the Brooklyn Book Festival

Talk about being brought down to earth! Comment

LaGreca promoted to AD, leaves girls hoops job at Midwood

High School Sports: Midwood’s Artie LaGreca, one of the most respected girls basketball coaches in New York City, gave up the position this week after being promoted to school athletic director over the summer. Comment

Poly Prep has deep roster, high expectations

High School Sports: Gerry Stone doesn’t need to sit his team down and show them a tape of last year’s NYSAISAA title game loss to Dalton. Comment

Home sweet home: Lincoln opens new field in style

High School Sports: Between the packed crowd that gathered for the home opener of Lincoln’s new turf field, the large alumni presence on hand that included members of the 1993 city championship team and the preseason hype, Shawn O’Connor was a mess hours before kickoff. Comment

Dangerous detour: Plumb Beach bikers riding on Belt

Bay News: Thedilapidated Shore Parkway bike path near Plumb Beach has gotten so bad, some bicyclists have taken to riding on an exit ramp of the Belt Parkway to avoid it. Comment

Chickens killings derided

A new fowl-friendly group has beef with an ancient Jewish ritual of killing chickens as a form of atonement on the eve of Yom Kippur. Comment

Should Ridge park remain ‘Dust Bowl’?

Editorial: Last week, we ran a story about plans to rename — or retain the name of — the newly restored “Dust Bowl” in Leif Ericson Park in Bay Ridge. Some people think the current name is offensive to the historic tragedy of the Dust Bowl, which displaced millions of people during the 1930s. Here are two takes on the issue. Comment

Judge says amputee’s case must go to trial

Crime: According to court papers, Justine Adenekan had to have a portion of her left foot amputated after a bus ran it over. But eyewitness accounts backed the city’s claims that the accident may have been her fault as she was looking the wrong direction when she crossed the street. During her first attempt at a quick judgment in 2009, a judge wouldn’t rule, saying that a jury should determine the case’s outcome. Comment

Playoff Fever! Crucial Taunt is the first to advance to Round 2

Bay News: A wet and wild playoff weekend captivated hordes of kickball fans, as the top seven seeds all collected victories to thrust towards advancing onto the quarterfinals. Comment

Car theft caravan

Bay News: Mr. Thief’s wild ride Comment

Blades and bad attitudes

Flatbush: Slashed on E. 19th Comment

Two murders, one address

Canarsie: Call it the house of blood. Comment

Jet Ro employees robbed

Canarsie: Jet Ro jack Comment

Drunk on cash

Kings Courier: Liquor looting Comment

Carl Fuschetto to get memorial bench

Mill–Marine Courier: It seems that Carl Fuschetto may get a lasting tribute after all, but this one will be quite a distance from the spot where he died. Comment

More delays at Vanderbilt Playground

Brooklyn Paper: It took six years for the Vanderbilts to build the Biltmore Estate — now Windsor Terrace residents are hoping it doesn’t take that long to finish renovations of the Prospect Park playground that bears the family’s name. Comment

Stabbed in apartment!

Mill–Marine Courier: Stabber sought Comment

A pizza the action

68th Precinct Comment

Construction to begin on Rockaway Parkway bridge

Get ready for the pain, Canarsie. Comment

Veteran Fontbonne ready to take next step

High School Sports: Fontbonne Hall has been the premier team in CHSAA Brooklyn/Queens in recent years, claiming five of the last six titles. However, the last three seasons the Bonnies saw their year end a game earlier than they would have liked in the CHSAA state semifinals. Comment

Carmine’s big adventureland

Perspective: Like most parents, I’ve gone to my share of amusement parks with my kids. But unlike most parents, I’ve had the unique opportunity to write columns on the places throughout the states I’ve been to, like Hershey Park and local joints like the new Luna Park on Coney Island and the Gene Romano’s old Nellie Bly on Shore Parkway. So I’m sort of an expert on amusement parks — from Disneyland (in California) to Disney World (in Florida) to Busch Gardens (in Virginia). Comment
BREAKING

Existential ‘No parking’ sign was a fake!

Bay News: and Alex Rush Comment

Get ready to rumble as new style wrestling — chikara — debuts in Greenpoint on Sunday

Take the realism of Japanese wrestling, the high-flying acrobats of Mexican lucha libre, and tons of comic book imagery — and you get chikara. Comment

St. Finbar’s turns 130th anniversary

BoroBeat: When St. Finbar’s Church was established in 1880 -— not in the city of Brooklyn, but rather in the Town of New Utrecht — little did its worshippers know that 130 years later it would still be a thriving parish — and to some, the lifeblood of what would come to be known as the community of Bath Beach. Comment

Erasmus edges Curtis in wild affair

High School Sports: Danny Landberg knew coming into the season that his team had talent. The Erasmus Hall football coach was just worried about leadership and guts — how the Dutchmen would fare going up against a traditional power on the road in a hostile environment. Comment
Dining: Try food from 30 Park Slope restaurants in one night — for free. Comments (1)
Digital editions: Face it, we live in a world of winners and losers. And this week’s Brooklyn Paper print edition puts that truism in harsh relief. On Tuesday, the Brooklyn Cyclones lost the New York–Penn League championship. But hours later, dozens of candidates won their elections. Life, the poet tells us, is a mix of the bitter and the sweet, a complex emotional dance on the razor’s edge between the edge of the cliff and the abyss, between true genius and overstretched metaphors. So click above and enjoy our entire print edition — right now on your computer, iThing or phone. And keep hustlin’, Brooklyn. Read more…

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

Politics: 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. Comments (26)
Bay Ridge: The noses of people living near Fort Hamilton Parkway and Marine Avenue are under assault — again. Comments (1)

Willifest is three days of peace, film and music

Cinema: Our little cinematic Woodstock. Comment

Comic book artist’s graphic view of Katrina

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

SWEPT AWAY! Cyclones really blew in the NYPL title series

Cyclones: Tri City beats Brooklyn in the World Series of the New York–Penn League with a two-game sweep. Comments (3)
Could Msgr. Bernard Quinn, who championed the rights of blacks long before others, become Brooklyn’s first saint? The process is underway. Comment

A new cancer center for Brooklyn

Borough cancer patients can get relief from trekking to Manhattan for chemotherapy, thanks to a new outpatient treatment facility in Boerum Hill — complete with a serene indoor garden, no wait time and cool furniture. Comment
NOSE-TORIOUS

Foul smell rising from Owls Head plant again

Pepe le Pew has nothing on the Owls Head water treatment plant. Comments (4)
Dining: Saturday night — atone for your sins and then eat a little. Comment

Arrest in PS 107 computer caper!

Park Slope: Police have arrested a Sunset Park man for stealing more than 30 Apple laptops from PS 107 in Park Slope while the school was undergoing renovations in July. Comment
New machines, same old problems. Comments (5)
BREAKING

Existential ‘No parking’ sign was a fake!

Brooklyn’s most befuddling street sign turned out to be a prank. Comments (4)

Web sigh! Heights bomb threat was just lyrics on a Facebook page

Brooklyn Heights: St. Francis College was briefly thrown into turmoil on Monday when cops rushed to the Remsen Street campus after a bomb threat — but the “threat” turned out to be nothing but song lyrics posted on a student’s Facebook page. Comment

Wait till next day — again! Second rainout means Game 2 is tonight

Cyclones: The Cyclones’ chance to draw even will come tonight. Comment

Cure for the summertime blues! Double-D Pool is safe for next year!

Gowanus: The city chased away the summertime blues this week, declaring that the Douglass-Degraw Pool is no longer on the budgetary chopping block — despite attendance figures that were worse than the numbers that forced the closure threat in the first place. Comment
Meadows of Shame: It took six years for the Vanderbilts to build the Biltmore Estate — now Windsor Terrace residents are hoping it doesn’t take that long to finish renovations of the Prospect Park playground that bears the family’s name. Comments (1)

Kids must run a muck

Fearless Living: Yes, the headline is a pun — but it is true that kids need to get down and dirty, our columnist says. Comments (6)

See ‘What the Butler Saw’

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: The Gallery Players make good work of Joe Orton’s comedy. Comment

Playoff Fever! Crucial Taunt is the first to advance to Round 2

Greenpoint: All the action from Brooklyn Kickball from the dean of the Kickball press corps, Aaron Short. Comment

Crime at Red Hook Pool on closing day

Carroll Gardens: Indisputable evidence that the Double-D Pool is better! Plus all the crime news from Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Red Hook’s 76th Precinct. Comment
Music: The seminal indie rock band will perform on the waterfront on Sept. 19. Comments (8)

More money to turn ‘People’s Firehouse’ into town hall

Williamsburg: A fledgling community center project in Williamsburg collected nearly $900,000 in commitments of public money from local officials on Monday — not bad for a day’s work. Comment

Get ready to rumble as new style wrestling — chikara — debuts in Greenpoint on Sunday

Event: Take the realism of Japanese wrestling, the high-flying acrobats of Mexican lucha libre, and tons of comic book imagery — and you get chikara. Comment

Brooklyn Brewery expansion keeps a-‘head’ of the borough’s beer scene

Event: Brooklyn Brewery’s Steve Hindy may not be the father of craft beer in New York City, but he is certainly the cool uncle. Comments (4)
Mean Streets: A 24-year-old motorist from Staten Island was arrested on Sept. 11 after she sparked a chain of events that led to the horrific death of a bicyclist near the corner of Atlantic and Washington avenues, but then refused to admit her role in the tragedy. Comments (14)

Wait till next day! Rainout means Game 2 is tonight

Cyclones: The Cyclones will continue their quest — backs to the wall, and all — for the New York–Penn League championship tonight in Coney Island. Comment

City offers a timeless question in Sheepshead Bay

“No Parking Anytime” makes enough sense — but “No Parking Other Times”? Comments (5)
Clinton Hill: Cops in a Clinton Hill precinct became alligator wranglers on Sunday after a man dropped off this two-foot-long baby croc claiming that he had found it in a nearby park. Comment

This ‘Cuckoo’ makes complete sense

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: The Heights Players have a hit with stage version of Kesey novel Comment

Penny for your art

Penny for your art

Art: In one way, artist Michael Worthington is the luckiest painter on earth. Comments (2)
At the Brooklyn Winery in Williamsburg, you can certainly enjoy the fruit of the vine — but only after you make it first. Comment

Call him ‘Vessel Mirman’! Eugene showcases great comedy this weekend

Nightlife: Comic Eugene Mirman does it again at his self-named yuk festival. Comment

The Greeks invented the Edible Complex

Dining: Find out why at this annual food festival this weekend. Comments (3)
Event: Farm City festival begins on Saturday. Comment

Your complete last-minute election guide — with our endorsements!

Politics: Tomorrow’s the day! This year’s primary is getting scant attention everywhere else but here, so we thought we’d give you one last chance to read up on the people, the issues and the offices that you’ll be considering on Tuesday, Sept. 14. Please remember to vote. Comments (10)

Words cascaded like raindrops at the Brooklyn Book Festival

Books: Talk about being brought down to earth! Comment

Sacked in Troy! Cyclones lose Game 1 of championship series

Cyclones: The World Series of the New York–Penn League now goes to Coney Island, where the Cyclones are almost unbeatable. Comments (3)
►Video

Cyclones start title series tonight in Troy!

Podcast: And here’s a video from Thursday night’s win to get you in the mood. Comment
Clang clang clang go the trolleys? Comments (12)

This dog had her day!

Windsor Terrace: Pup recovered after getting carjacked and abandoned. Comment

CYCLONES WIN! League championship series begins on Saturday night

A heart-stopping 6–4 win over the Jamestown Jammers sends the Clones to the finals against the Valley Cats. Comment

Residents are Fourth and wrong as city tickets front yard parkers

Carroll Gardens: The city took steps to bring law and order to a renegade Carroll Gardens block last month, dispensing a handful of tickets to scofflaws whom critics claim have turned the outlaw block into a veritable “trailer park” because they illegally park on their own front lawn. Comments (12)

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

The best-of-three series is tied at one game apiece — with Game 3 tonight at MCU Park. Comments (1)

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

Nightlife: And it’s coming to Williamsburg next month. Comments (19)
Park Slope: After summertime thefts, the Department of Education says it will come through for the kids. Now, they can read www.brooklynpaper.com all day long! Comments (1)

Has the city quietly halted the Greenpoint Hospital plan?

Greenpoint: No one is talking, but there’s lot of behind-the-scenes stuff going on here. Comments (2)

Anchors aweigh as Harbor School leaves landlocked Bushwick!

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

Should pot be legalized? Two views

Perspective: 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? Click below for two views on the subject, one from the candidate and another from the DA who busts pot smokers.
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

Shelter in a storm

Someone plastered graffiti all over the side of a Greenpoint building to protest a non-profit company’s plans to build a homeless shelter for men there. HELP USA already has one shelter in Brownsville, where residents have complained of prostitution and drug use, but residents are rallying to stop the new facility on McGuinness Boulevard at Clay Street. HELP USA is run by the sister of Attorney General (and future governor?) Andrew Cuomo. Comments (1)

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

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