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The nerds get nude at ‘Nerdlesque’ show on Saturday night

“Star Trek” never looked so good. Comment

Drink to that! Ridge artist is drawn to bars

Many artists find inspiration in the bottle — but Joe Milazzo did it literally. Comment

Comedy comes to the Linger Lounge next week

Without certifiable comedy destinations like the Comedy Cellar or Carolines, comedy shows in Brooklyn pop up anywhere from the stages of music venues and theaters to the backs of coffee houses and restaurants. Comment

Residents pan Rockaway Parkway bike lanes

Residents of East Flatbush and Canarsie want the just-installed Rockaway Parkway bike lane removed before someone gets hurt. Comment

It’s Christmastime — and Chanukah and Kwanzaa — in Canarsie

BoroBeat: No one can accuse Frank Seddio of being a Christmas Grinch — or of being tight with the light. Comment

Tree lighting at Shore Road pk. ignites spirit of the season in Bay Ridge

BoroBeat: Konrad Brzezinsky’s eyes sparkled like ornaments on a Christmas tree as he scrambled onto Santa’s lap at Shore Road Park and told him his holiday wish list. Comment

The must ‘Nut’! Mark Morris’s disco-era version of a classic

If there’s one “Nutcracker” production worth checking out this holiday season, this is it! Comment

Atheists take on Christmas

Perspective: What’s in a billboard? A group of atheists put up this sign at the entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel. Does it attack Christian faith or does it merely champion hard facts? Read these opinion pieces and decide for yourself.

Knitting Factory becomes ‘Spin City’ for dreidel finals next week

Event: The biggest sporting event of the season is back. And no, it’s not hockey. Comments (1)

Minor inconveniences this weekend

Weekend Watch: Here are the service changes affecting you this weekend (12:01 am, Saturday, Dec. 4 to 5 am, Monday, Dec. 6, unless otherwise noted). Comment

When trees attack! Ridge house surrounded by angry arbor

Bay Ridge: High winds during Wednesday’s Nor’easter pushed a menacing tree into a house on 79th Street, causing minor damage, but briefly imprisoning a Doberman. Comment
Downtown plan: Start calling Downtown the borough’s chain gang — the national sandwich shop Panera Bread is coming to Adams Street, joining a swath of multi-location retailers and restaurants that are taking over the neighborhood. Comments (1)
Park Slope: A “schmear campaign” against Mayor Bloomberg’s World Aids Day Bagel breakfast at the Central Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library got unexpectedly sticky on Wednesday morning as cops bagged nine unruly protestors who donned bagel costumes and laid down in traffic in the middle of Grand Army Plaza. Comments (5)
Talk about food for thought! Comment

Stuff and nonsense: Taxidermy show honors animal craft and storytelling

Nightlife: At this taxidermy contest, the living may overshadow the dead. Comment
Park Slope: Here it is, folks, your classic First Night of Hanukkah photo — Mayor Bloomberg lighting the Park Slope menorah. Let there be light. Comments (2)

The biking iPhone thief is back!

Park Slope: At least four women had their fancy iPhones stolen last week across three precincts — and all of the thefts were committed by a thief on a bicycle, a chilling reminder of a crime wave that cops thought they had broken last year. Comments (2)
Park Slope: A celebrity First Amendment lawyer is scoffing at a defamation lawsuit brought on by the owners of Gorilla Coffee, who accused their former employees and the New York Times of defamation stemming from April’s mass staff exodus over the owners’ alleged hostile management style. Comments (3)

Stephen Solarz, longtime Brooklyn congressman, is dead at 70

Stephen Solarz, the tough-talking, nine-term Brooklyn congressman who was as comfortable blasting a foreign leader as he was negotiating a landlord-tenant dispute in Brighton Beach, died on Monday of esophageal cancer in Washington. He was 70 years old. Comments (3)
Politics: History isn’t always written by the winners, after all. Comments (3)
Bridge ‘Park’: Brooklyn Bridge Park is about to give The River Café a run for its money. Comments (2)
Williamsburg: The owner of a low-price hostel chain has bought one of Williamsburg’s most-iconic landmarks for possible conversion into a high-end lodge, restaurant or retail shopping center. Comment
Prime Time: Learn how to make it yourself! Comments (4)

Salem Lutheran Church saved — for $2.5M

Bay Ridge: The entire campus of the Salem Lutheran Church has been sold for $2,650,000 to a new congregation that plans to renovate and reuse the complex — saving it from the fate of Bay Ridge’s beloved “Green Church,” which was demolished two years ago. Comment

Book ‘em! Comic artists gather at festival on Saturday

Art: Independent comic book doodlers will rub elbows with fine artists from matchless metropolitan magazines on Dec. 4 as the second annual Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival touches down in Williamsburg. Comment

Trial of alleged Ridgewood Bushwick fraudster begins today

Bushwick: Some see it as an isolated case of theft — others see it as an indictment of charity founder Vito Lopez. Comments (4)
Park Slope: A thief working the shuttle bus nabs a victim. Plus the other crime from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct. Comments (7)

Hasidic teacher brutalized in possible hate crime

Williamsburg: Three thugs brutally assaulted a Jewish school teacher in South Williamsburg last Thursday evening, taunting him with an anti-Semitic slur, a source said. Comments (9)

A ‘Red Hot’ New Orleans event at BAM

Music: The Big Easy comes to Brooklyn on Dec. 3 and 4. Comments (1)

They got the jewels!

Carroll Gardens: Plus all the other crime news from Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Red Hook’s 76th Precinct. Comments (1)

Perfect gifts for Brooklyn lovers

Shopping: This borough really is the gift that keeps on giving — thanks to these three designers. Comment

Nadia Kalman has crafted a ‘Fiddler’ for these times

Books: Finally, “Fiddler on the Roof” gets a 21st-century reboot. Comments (1)

Our cartoonist says: Strong Place is a strong place

Bar Scrawl: The latest installment of our new feature, Bar Scrawl, offers our cartoonists’-eye view of a good Cobble Hill joint. Comment
Shopping: Here’s our insider’s guide to Bensonhurst, one of the greatest neighborhoods in the borough. Comments (6)

What do seniors want? A new survey seeks to find out

Survey says? We want to keep our seniors in Brownstone Brooklyn! Comments (13)

Paul Murray reads a funny book at Word on Sunday

Books: This writer is deadly funny. Comment

Whole Foods is coming!


Whole Foods is coming!

Gowanus: It’s all in this memo that we just got, too! Comments (16)

Can Andy Campbell eat a pizza in 1:45?

Podcast: Find out in our exclusive video! Comments (6)

A Momofuku for Brooklyn

Shopping: It used to be that the worst thing about the delicious cakes, pies and pastries offered at Momofuku’s Milk Bar was the subway ride into Manhattan to get them. Comment
Foodie-in-Chief: Our food gossip column is back! Comment

What happens when your kids can’t stand your company anymore?

The Dad: Our dad columnist finds out this week. Comment

Hear the news? The feds have got Pablo!

Williamsburg: The co-owner of Greenpoint Bikes is being deported for a 10-year-old crime. Comments (2)

Food fight! Ths Sunday, a battle for the best holiday dish

Dining: They’ve battled over brunch, chosen the best cheeses, and even tackled tacos. But cookoff pros Theo Peck and Nick Suarez are about to take on what might be their most ambitious Food Experiment yet: the holidays. Comment

‘Check out’ the deals you can get with a library card

Shopping: “Will that be cash, credit or library card?” Comments (1)

Love birds! Jake and Taylor hit the Slope

Awesome: Celebrity lovebirds Taylor Swift and Jake Gyllenhaal put Park Slope behind a velvet rope over the Thanksgiving weekend — and the neighborhood famous for not caring about A-listers is suddenly caring about the dating practices its favorite adopted son. Comments (1)
Park Slope: Thugs torched four cars on 14th Street early on Monday after igniting garbage cans between Sixth and Seventh Avenues. Comments (9)

Powder puff! Chalk artist sues city for $1M

Cobble Hill: A beloved form of child’s play is about to head to an adult court. Comments (16)

Dead cyclist’s mother fights on to fix McGuinness

Mean Streets: More than six months after the death of a pedestrian on McGuinness Boulevard, the victim’s mother has grown frustrated over the police’s handling of the case and the city’s slow response towards calming one of Brooklyn’s meanest streets. Comments (7)

How do you spell fishing greatness? G–R–O–S–Z

Williamsburg: Not too many people find the Brooklyn Fishing Derby gross — but they may now. Comments (1)

Old school meets new at Brucie’s

Dining: The name may be redolent of an old-school Italian eatery, but Cobble Hill’s recently opened Italian market and restaurant, Brucie, is anything but. Comments (1)

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