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Don’t shoot! Pol makes kids promise not to kill anyone for free concert tickets

Flatbush: A local pol is handing out free concert tickets to kids if they promise to volunteer within their community — and not to hurt anyone. Comment

UPDATED AGAIN! Entire transit system will close at noon on Saturday

Weekend Watch: Finally, an upside to the hurricane. Comments (5)

10 years later: A 9-11 family copes with its loss

Fiirefighter Joey Henry perished on 9-11, but his devastated family have kept his memory alive — at home and in the community. This is their inspiring story. Comment

California dreaming: Pill pusher loses fight to stay out of a Brooklyn court

An alleged pill pusher who never stepped foot in the borough wonders why he’s being charged for a Brooklyn crime in this week’s Gavel to Gavel column. Comment

Bank robber hits Ave. U Capital One Bank

Brooklyn Paper: A bank robbery leads this week’s crime blotter for Midwood, Homecrest, Avenue U and Kings Highway. Comment

St. Saviour HS hits the big 9-5

Standing O: It’s another great Standing O column from our own legendary Joanna Del Buono. Comment

Thief hits Jetro Cash and Carry

Canarsie: Plus a few other crimes reported to the 69th Precinct in Canarsie. Comment

Kids get school supplies — and have a great time doing it!

Flatlands: Thanks to an auto collision shop’s Youth Fair, plenty of children were treated to school supplies — and a whole lot of fun. Comment

Is Fort Hamilton’s worth saving?

Perspective: The feds may close Fort Hamilton to save money — but locals oppose the move. Why? Here are two opinion pieces on the future of the city’s lone Army base.

Get rollin’! Unicycle Fest returns on Sept. 2

Dozens of unicyclists will take to the Brooklyn Bridge next month — but no, the circus isn’t in town. Comments (1)

Bicyclist shot at!

Flatbush: Plus a smattering of other crimes reported to the 70th Precinct this week. Comment
Mean Streets: Foes of the Prospect Park West bike lane have had their day in court. Now, they must learn to live with the cycle path. Comments (45)

This week’s weekend reads — handpicked by your favorite bookstore

Books: See what the ladies behind WORD, Greenlight and BookMark Shoppe are recommending. Comment

They’ve got the beat!

They’ve got the beat!

Music: Ska legends The English Beat come to Brooklyn on Sept. 2. Get ready to skank. Comment

NYC basketball trio chases Olympic dream with Nigerian women’s national team

And a former Bishop Loughlin standout things they have a really good chance. Comment
Event: Our reporter takes on the best grapplers in the world. How did he do? Watch the video! Update: This event has been canceled. Comment

The 21st century Navy Yards

The 21st century Navy Yards

Vinegar Hill: Curved buildings with mushroom roofs! Giant 3D printers spewing out ships! Swarms of high-tech workers making electric cars! It’s all part of “Super Dock,” a futuristic science park designed by radical eco-architect Mitchell Joachim. Comments (2)

Finally! Dark corner of Brighton Beach gets streetlight turned on

Brighton Beach: A long time ago, in an area not-so far away, a streelight went out in Brighton Beach. Now, we take credit for getting it back on. Read the saga by clicking above. Comment

Gunman opens fire on Avenue W

Sheepshead Bay: Plus a van heist on Harway Avenue along with a host of other crimes reported to the 60th, 61st and 62nd precincts. Comment
Dining: Wood burning, thin-crust pizzas. Cupcakes. The locavore movement. Fifteen-dollar cocktails with exotic citrus and herb infusions. Gourmet Cup O’ Noodles? Comments (1)

This writer is appealing to a flier power

Books: Marianne Soberanis wrote a book — now she’s telling everyone by plastering the the whole neighborhood. Comments (9)
BoroBeat: The beach at Coney Island was turned into a big hunk of Swiss cheese on Tuesday as seven post-grad slackers spent the day doing what comes naturally: digging holes. Comment
BoroBeat: Fans revved up their engines at Williamsburg’s vintage motorcycle show Sunday. Comment
Marine Park: Doo Wop lovers sock-hopped over to Marine Park on Aug. 17 to be taken back in time for a few hours during a special concert featuring John Kuse and the Excellents. Comment

Nazareth’s Ali ends up at Kentucky

Weset Virginia’s loss is the University of Kentucky’s gain. Comment
Nightlife: Arnold Schwarzenegger may be the ultimate macho movie star, but that doesn’t mean he couldn’t do without some feathers and glitter. Comment

Rapes quadruple in Williamsburg

Williamsburg: Sex crimes are soaring in Williamsburg’s 90th Precinct this year with 16 rapes reported — quadruple the number over the same period last year. Comments (6)
Construction Update: Developer Bruce Ratner moved forward this week with the construction of the first of his long-stalled residential buildings in the Atlantic Yards mega-project, filing city paperwork to begin a 33-story building adjacent to the Barclays Center. Comments (12)
Flatbush: The city is tamping down the noise made by an anti-gay pop-up church on Clarendon Road after receiving a slew of complaints that the congregants were making too much of a blessed ruckus. Comment
The closure of a supermarket in a Nostrand Avenue strip mall has many stores that depended on it to bring foot traffic realing. Comment

They claim to ‘See’ gull!

Canarsie: Coney Island’s beloved (and rare) gray-hooded gull from Chile is making bigfoot-like appearances across Southern Brooklyn. Comment
Four minutes and 45 seconds holding out a beer mug. Amazing! Comment

Gays fuming over bias crimes

Greenpoint: More than 100 angry residents lashed out at police officials on Monday night about a spate of apparent anti-gay violence that cops are not doing enough to combat. Comments (6)
Fashion: Three students skipped summer vacation to toil away with needle and thread. Now their artsy duds are at Urban Outfitters locations nationwide. Comments (1)

Pier 5 plan moves ahead

Pier 5 plan moves ahead

Bridge ‘Park’: Brooklyn Bridge Park will get a major recreational facility on Pier 5 by the end of next year, city officials said on Tuesday. Comments (2)

Cyclones lose a big game — but gain in the wild card

Cyclones: A real bad loss to a below-.500 team. Comment
Greenpoint: The city comptroller is scrutinizing the Bloomberg administration’s relationship with a Manhattan real-estate mogul who purchased four Brooklyn buildings with the intention of converting them into homeless shelters. Comments (1)

Best fit wins out as Xaverian’s Gill chooses St. Rose

The full scholarship didn’t hurt, either Comment

The Raiders of Main Street

Speak Out: Lou explains how the big boxes suck the life out of our commercial strips. Comment
The Greatest Story Ever: Yes, that was an earthquake. Comments (17)
Bay Ridge: Members of Community Board 10 say more trash cans mean more trash on Bay Ridge Avenue, but the city says two new cans have made the area cleaner — and it intends to put more cans out. Comments (7)
An 18-pound lobster who was saved from the pot by a kind-hearted seafood company will live out his golden years at Coney Island’s New York Aquarium. Comments (4)

When you have nothing to write about, write about it

Not for Nuthin’: Our columnist is grasping at straws – and our editor lets it slide. Comment

This ‘Court’ is in session

Greenpoint: Could the People’s Court finally be getting back into contention? The jury is still out. Comments (4)
BoroBeat: The wild felines of India Street need some loving. Comment
Bay Ridge: In a letter to editor, former District Leader Perfetto talks about the 70 hours of community service he did for impersonating a lawyer Comment
Bridge ‘Park’: This event includes opera, music, film and wienerschnitzel. Comment

Walk off homer keeps Cyclones’ playoff chances alive

Cyclones: Here’s the hero of the day: Amauris Valdez! Comment

You tawkin’ to us?!

You tawkin’ to us?!

Cinema: Heights woman shows off documentary on the New York accent. Comments (3)
Bay Ridge: Now that’s top heavy. Comment
Bay Ridge: Businesses on 86th Street think they can use the power of the sun to help keep their street clean. Comments (7)

Stuart Street sniper facing 25 years

Marine Park: The “Stuart Street sniper” — the man arrested for opening fire on a group of Marine Park teens in June, wounding two of them — is facing up to 25 years in prison, prosecutors announced on Aug. 16 as indictment charges were officially filed against 30-year-old Thomas Dunikowski. Comment

Despite quiet summer, Whitehead’s recruitment on the rise

The Lincoln standout is only a rising sophomore, but he’s already drawing the eye of college programs. Comment
Mean Streets: Opponents of the Prospect Park West bike lane — whose case against the world’s most controversial cycle path was thrown out last week — are now demanding that the city remove the bike route entirely or face another lawsuit. Comments (37)

Suit reveals depth of Momstrocity’s debt!

Cobble Hill: The PTA mom who stole more than $80,000 from her Cobble Hill school and failed last week to make the first court-ordered restitution payment also owes more than $40,000 in back rent on her Atlantic Avenue spa business. Comments (8)

Good fences make good mussels

Canarsie: The city hopes underwater fences will attract mussels, and clean Jamaica Bay. Comment
BoroBeat: Mets rookie pitcher Pedro Beato hit a home run with kids from Canarsie’s Youth Service League on Thursday when the Xaverian HS graduate helped give something back to younger ballplayers. Comment
Nightlife: Here’s a preview of the action on Tuesday at Der Schwarze Kölner’s annual beer-stein-holding contest — with a video of our own beer-stein-holding editor putting himself to the test. Comments (2)
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Stan says the cost of living is getting costly

It’s Only My Opinion: Our columnist says infaltion’s on the rise, and everyone knows it — except the government. Comment

Simply the best burger in New York City!

Prime Time: Joe wins the Macy’s “Battle of the Burger” contest — and now he tells us how to achieve grilling greatness! Comments (3)

Game over — suspended contest concludes with loss

Cyclones: It took two days, but the rain-suspended game is over in Coney — and the Cyclones lose, 7-4. Comment
Music: Who says old school print newspapers are good for nothing? Comments (4)

Let’s get ready to bend-genderrrrs!

Event: The Transman pageant is back! Comment

Divorce cracks his secure foundation

The Dad: A close family of our columnist splits up — and who knows what will happen next? Comments (3)
Park Slope: Brooklynites have tried everything to stop bike thieves — locks, legislation, security cameras — but one Park Slope mom has a new approach: tears. Comments (23)
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Carmine faces Sophie’s Choice!

Sunday Screech: The Big Screecher has to choose between two great websites, and he doesn’t know what to do! Comments (9)

Saturday in the park — What’s going on with all the water

Saturday in the park — What’s going on with all the water

Meadows of Shame: Two views on the flooding in our great greenspace. See below.

Worst loss in Cyclone history

Cyclones: The Cyclones strike out 16 times and get just one hit in a 3-0 defeat. Comment

Shocker! Organizers cancel 18th Avenue Feast

Bensonhurst: Organizers have pulled the plug on this year’s 18th Avenue Feast, quashing a decades-old tradition with a surprise Facebook post on Thursday that blamed the city for the festival’s demise. Comments (25)

Man dies following Gerritsen Beach bar fight

Gerritsen Beach: Two brothers were attacked during a bar fight on Gerritsen Beach Avenue. One victim was stabbed. The other ended up dead. Comment
Fort Hamilton: Fort Hamilton should be transformed from a sleepy Army base best known for its private swimming pool into the city’s national security hub, politicians and base officials said this week. Comments (7)
Park Slope: One of the original coffee, bagel and gentrification joints will shutter in a rent dispute. Comments (15)

How hard could it be to hold a 1L mug of beer? Watch our video to find out

Podcast: On the eve of Der Schwarze Kölner’s annual beer-stein-holding contest, our own beer-stein-holding editor tried to win it all. He failed. Comments (1)
Coney Island: The New York Aquarium wants you to name its latest addition. Comment
Cyclones: The team is still tied for the wild-card berth, but closing in on the hated Staten Island Yankees. Comment
Ups & Downs: Yeah, but can he hit? Comment

Cyclones begin second half with a big win

Cyclones: The team is still tied for the wild-card berth. Comment

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