Santa’s first stop: Gerritsen Beach!

BoroBeat: Who needs Macy’s when you have the Gerritsen Beach Ragamuffin Parade? See all of it in our slideshow! Comment

Robbed of phone

Marine Park: Plus all the other crime from the 63rd Precinct. Comment

Write on! Graffiti legends relive the past in new gallery show

Art: It’s all at FiveMyles this weekend. Comments (8)
Event: This ain’t your grandfather’s taxidermy! Comment

Yes, we do get letters to the editor…

…and here they are. They are rather intersting. Comment

Carmine says ‘Buy American!’

Sunday Screech: In this week’s Sunday Screech, Carmines’s tired of big-box retailers selling Chinese merchandise! Comments (13)

Police: Boozing bonehead tried to bribe cops

Sheepshead Bay: Plus a smattering of other crimes from Sheepshead Bay’s 61st Precinct. Comment

That’s right! Carmine only shops at stores that end in ‘S’ … and other all-American things!

Big Screecher: This week, Carmine riffs on how to make sure you buy American-made products at all-American stores! Comment

Man gets slap happy in Midwood

Brooklyn Courier: Plus a smattering of other crimes from the 70th Precinct. Comment
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Pole position: Midwood mad over Verizon’s silence on infrastructure.

Brooklyn Courier: Verizon is hiding its plans to install unwanted utility poles in Midwood, say neighbors who claim the telecommunication behemoth has ignored their demand to be told where and when new poles will be installed. Comment
BoroBeat: A group of curious foragers found more than wild carrots when they trekked through the Gateway Recreation Area on Saturday. See what kinds of plants they found in our slideshow. Comment

Hey, Brooklyn Museum! Show Muslim art!

A Britisher’s View: Yet another anti-Christian exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum? The ho-hum archive needs to promote free speech and public debate — with some Islam-inspired art. Comment

Man murdered on Flatlands Ave.

Canarsie: Plus a smattering of other crimes from Canarsie’s 69th Precinct. Comment

Yes, Virginia, there is an Ida

Our pigskin picker — Ida Eisenstein, the glue that holds together our media empire — makes her predictions after a huge week for her. Huge! Comment

Mixed review for Uncle Barry’s

Bar Scrawl: The new Park Slope sports bar has some pluses, some minuses (like that weird breakfast drink). Comments (5)

Suspensions up at Murrow

Brooklyn Courier: A Brooklyn high school founded as a bastion of student freedom has become one of the borough’s most strict, thanks to a principal with a penchant for punishment who’s not afraid to reward misbehaving students with unscheduled vacations. Comment

Out of work! Ratner ally BUILD got just 15 jobs for black Yards supporters

Prospect Heights: The organization that promised to deliver jobs for black supporters of Atlantic Yards has received hundreds of thousands of dollars from developer Bruce Ratner to help train workers for the positions — but has only secured work for 15 people at the $5-billion mega-project. Comments (40)
Bay Ridge: Allen Bortnick says low-flying aircrafts are making it impossible for him to enjoy “Wheel of Fortune.” Comments (21)
Bay Ridge: The city is slamming drivers with $100 tickets for parking in a Fourth Avenue “loading zone” during the day — even though some signs actually indicate that parking is legal! Comments (12)

Get used to the Gowanus!

Bay Ridge: State kills plans for tunnel, says highway is here to stay Comments (7)

Thinking about Edward R. Murrow for your kid? Read this story right now

Midwood: A Brooklyn high school founded as a bastion of student freedom has become one of the borough’s most strict, thanks to a principal with a penchant for punishment who’s not afraid to reward misbehaving students with unscheduled vacations. Comments (92)

Attack of the bleach boob

Bensonhurst: Plus a smattering of other crimes from the 62nd Precinct in Bensonhurst. Comment

Finding the perfect gift is easy — thanks to our help

Yes, it’s the first installment of our holiday gift guide! Comments (1)

PS 216 shows its true colors with a concert for Veteran’s Day

BoroBeat: Pint-sized freedom-lovers at the Gravesend school showed their appreciation to area war heroes with a red, white, and blue salute. Comment

Two great tastes — whisky and pickle juice — together at last

Event: Some matches are meant to be. Comments (9)

Powsner on parking: It should be free

Speak Out: This week, our columnist considers residential parking permits Downtown. Comment

All quiet on the subway front

Weekend Watch: This weekend’s transit snafus. Comment

State nixes BQE fixes

State nixes BQE fixes

Brooklyn Heights: The feds are pulling the plug on a vital, and long-promised, overhaul of a crumbling portion of the Brooklyn–Queens Expressway, saying that fixing the borough’s transportation artery is just too expensive. Comments (16)
Bay Ridge: Allen Bortnick says low-flying aircrafts are making it impossible for him to enjoy “Jeopardy!” Comment

Arborcide! Tree vandals uproot 120 Gerritsen Beach saplings — twice in one month!

Gerritsen Beach: Arborcidal maniacs who destroyed a grove of Gerritsen Beach saplings earlier this month have again attacked the hard-luck timberland weeks after it was replanted by the city, driving the Parks Department and hardwood-huggers out of their trees with rage. Comment

‘Lam’ chop: Woman nabbed two days after escaping police

Coney Island: A daring — yet dumb — escape attempt in Coney Island leads this week’s 60th Precinct police blotter. Comment
Bay Ridge: A vandal went on a tire-slashing rampage overnight on Monday, stranding more than three dozen cars on 71st and 72nd streets — and residents say that the carnage came a day after a Park Slope tire shop plastered the area with business cards. Comments (17)
Bensonhurst: The developer of a medical building in Bensonhurst is hogging valuable parking space for unnecessary amenities, a city panel charges. Comment

Hospital stay! The city halts redevelopment of former medical center in Williamsburg

Williamsburg: The city has halted the redevelopment of the long-defunct Greenpoint Hospital after the project’s subcontractor was charged with underpaying workers at another site in the Bronx. Comment

Give thanks! 68th Precinct sponsors Thanksgiving dinner

BoroBeat: More than 100 parishioners, locals, and hungry families feasted on a Thanksgiving dinner last week at Our Lady of Angels. See our slideshow for more. Comment

Barron makes the fight against Rep. Ed Towns a three-way

Canarsie: Firebrand Councilman Charles Barron has joined the battle to unseat 30-year Rep. Ed Towns — adding another big name candidate to the 2012 race. Comments (8)

Prospect Park’s ‘Turkey Trot’ was a fundraising feast!

Some of us were exercising our gullets on turkey day while others were just plain exercising — as witnessed at the soul-satisfying 5K run on Thanksgiving morning. Comment
BoroBeat: Leonard Ursachi is the first to admit that he’s obsessed with water wells. Comment

New sky-high ride coming to Coney

Coney Island: Thrill-seekers will get a bird’s-eye view of Coney Island next summer — at speeds of up to 60-miles-per-hour — when Central Amusement opens a new ride that combines the thrills of bungee jumping with the thrills of, well, skydiving. Comment

Greater New York Ice Hockey League assists Bensonhurst food pantry for Thanksgiving

BoroBeat: Brooklynites in need this Thanksgiving were served a heaping portion of care by warm-hearted ice gladiators. Comment

It’s the little steam mop that could!

Not for Nuthin’: This week our columnist treats herself to the best product ever. Comment

Coal’d shoulder! City blocks new Grimaldi’s from opening over illegal oven

DUMBO: The pizza war on Old Fulton Street rages on — before the first pie has even been thrown! Comments (4)
Mean Streets: Shore Road has become a demolition derby where speeding cars careen out of control and crash into parked vehicles as they try to negotiate a blind curve, and it’s only a matter of time before someone gets hurt, say neighbors who want the city to slow the cars down. Comments (22)

State liquor board rejects ‘Pleasure’! Denies nightclub’s bid to reopen on Avenue U

Gravesend: Gravesend’s Pleasure Island nightclub may as well be called Desert Island. Comment

Cillian Murphy makes American stage debut at St. Ann’s Warehouse

Theater: St. Ann’s Warehouse solidifies its place as the American home of Irish playwright Enda Walsh with the searing writer’s latest descent into madness, the one-man tour de force, “Misterman.” Comments (1)
Foodie-in-Chief: Plus all the other food gossip this week. Comment

Oscar fever! Yards docu-ganda on short list for little gold statue

Cinema: The Atlantic Yards documentary, “Battle for Brooklyn,” has a fighting chance to take home one of Tinseltown’s top trophies. Comments (22)

More and more iPhone crimes

Fort Greene: Plus more relentless crime from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comments (2)
Meadows of Shame: A gutsy park ranger who captured a gun-slinging man masturbating in Prospect Park says he was reprimanded by the city for taking matters into his own hands. Comments (32)

Feds drop case against Kruger ‘crony’

Brighton Beach: The U.S. Attorney has found that Brooklyn real estate baron Aaron Malinsky paid, but didn’t play, with scandal-tarred state Sen. Carl Kruger. Comment

Rats! City Tech cafeteria is the dirtiest in the borough

The Greatest Story Ever: Reading, ’riting and rat infestation! Comments (4)
Event: Yet another chance for the follically gifted to strut their stuff. Comments (4)

It’s Stan’s birthday, and here’s how to celebrate.

It’s Only My Opinion: Stan tells you have to get free food. Comment

Bay People lose numbers game

Sheepshead Bay: The city has rejected another attempt to halt the construction of a controversial Sheepshead Bay mosque even though opponents — and the city — say developers have distorted the number of people who will attend services there. Comment
Books: The acclaimed illustrator has, unlike Ahab, succeeded in his quest to land the great whale. Comments (1)

Green-Wood’s new gateway? Cemetery buys greenhouse for visitors center

Greenwood Heights: Green-Wood Cemetery is ramping up its tourism push by buying a crumbling, but historic, greenhouse across the street with an eye towards turning it into a museum and visitors center. Comments (8)

Aviators robbed of victory! Lose to Outlaws, 5-4

Mill Basin: Brooklyn loses another bout against the goons from the so-called “Garden State.” Comment

If you love something, let it fly alone

The Dad: Our columnist lets his 13-year-old fly to Grandma’s house without him. They both learned a valuable lesson. Comments (1)
DUMBO: Olga Bloom — the spirited violinist who gave up her performing career to create Bargemusic, the 34-year-old floating concert hall on the Fulton Ferry Landing in DUMBO — died on Thanksgiving Day at age 92. Comments (3)
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Post-Thanksgiving fun: Pick your favorite design for Brooklyn Bridge Park hotel

Bridge ‘Park’: Watch our slideshow and then render your verdict! Comments (8)

Aviators lose player, then game

Marine Park: The Brooklyn Aviators lost one of its top players to the despised Central Hockey League — then lost a game to the hated New Jersey Outlaws. What’s worse? They have to play in Jersey again tonight! Aagh! Comment

Di Fara is back! And our reporter had the first pizza

Midwood: You asked for it, and the city delivered. Comments (4)

Pie are squared! Patsy Grimaldi to regain DUMBO throne — and coal oven!

DUMBO: In a dramatic twist, Patsy Grimaldi — the man behind the original pizzeria under the Brooklyn Bridge — is emerging from retirement to reopen his old parlor with his old coal-fired oven! This is the biggest pizza story since Tony Pero broke off from Lombardi’s (you know what we mean!). Comments (5)
Editor’s Picks: Once again, the invaluable Brooklyn Paper is back with some tips for a great weekend. Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comments (1)
Bay Ridge: I scream, you scream we all scream for Hinsch’s! Comment

It’s beginning to sound a lot like Christmas on the Fulton Mall

Downtown: Piped-in yuletide music — before Thanksgiving?! Comments (5)

Di Fara is back!

Midwood: The legendary pizzeria on Avenue J in Midwood will re-open today after passing the Health Department’s re-inspection this morning. Comments (5)
Bridge ‘Park’: Residents demanded the city slow down before chosing a builder for the hotel, condo, and retail development in prime space in Brooklyn Bridge Park, but the city says its forging ahead — and refuses to reveal who’ll pick the winning design. Comments (28)

Beloved Courier columnist dies at 96

Canarsie: Sol Polish, who delighted readers of Courier Life newspapers with nostaligic stories of Brooklyn since the 1970s, died this week. Comment

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