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Finding the perfect gift is easy — thanks to our help

Yes, it’s the second installment of our holiday gift guide! Comment

The joke’s on you! Carmine’s got some knee-slappers

Sunday Screech: Back by popular demand, The Screecher’s favorite one-liners! Comments (1)

Joanna’s right, the Genie Bra ain’t magic!

Letters: Hey, Joanna DelBuono, what’s up with the “Genie Bra?” (“My research shows the ‘Genie Bra’ is not magic,” Not for Nuthin’, Nov. 17). Comment

Carmine’s got some jokes to tell, so get ready to laugh

Big Screecher: In this week’s screech, Carmine pulls out some of his favorite old knee-slappers! Comment

Burglar breaks into Midwood home

Brooklyn Paper: Plus a smattering of other crimes from Midwood’s 70th Precinct. Comment
Digital editions: Brooklyn Daily is proud to present the latest print editions of our Courier Life newspapers. Read more…

JFK still alive for photog

A Britisher’s View: When our hard-boiled cameraman met Jack, it was a Camelot moment! Comment

Bribe-a-rama: Boyland aide busted for allegedly seeking payoffs

Gavel to Gavel: Talk about getting in hot water! Comment

Manhattan Beach ‘gunman’ nabbed

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

UPS worker nabbed for theft

Canarsie: Plus a few other choice crimes from the 69th Precinct. Comment

What now?! State nixes BQE fix — an op-ed package

What now?! State nixes BQE fix — an op-ed package

Perspective: Gov. Cuomo recently cut off funding for the long-overdue and critically necessary repairs to the Brooklyn–Queens Expressway’s crumbling triple-cantilever portion under Brooklyn Heights. We […]

Fidler wants your toys!

Marine Park: Councilman Lew Fidler says he wants to collect more toys than every before for his annual charity giveaway! Comment
Letters: Our letters column returns — online! — with missives about our coverage of Assemblywoman Joan Millman, bugs on crucifixes and residential parking permits. Comments (2)

Your weekend reads — from three booksellers

Books: Once again, the ladies of BookMark Shoppe, Greenlight and Word give us their hot books of the week. Comments (2)

Without Ida there is … madness!

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

Finally, food at the Brooklyn Brewery

Bar Scrawl: A legendary beer factory tasting room gets even better. Comment
Editor’s Picks: Once again, the invaluable Brooklyn Paper is back with some tips for a great weekend. Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comment
Park Slope: At Cinema Kings Highway, you can watch “Shaving Ryan’s Privates” and then hop upstairs to watch the adult classic’s inspiration. Comments (8)

Ice bandits: Aviators skate to third place following back-to-back wins

Mill Basin: The A’s are movin’ on up! Comment
Clinton Hill: The Brooklyn artist collective, Rubulad, is leaving its Flushing Avenue warehouse after six years of throwing late-night reveries — pushed out by their ultra-religious Hasidic neighbors. Comments (31)
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Call her the ‘Safe Sex’ Easter Bunny!

Brooklyn Angle: Heights woman has started making gift baskets — of condoms! Comments (5)

Boxed in!

BoroBeat: Students of Bay Ridge art school craft works of art out of everyday objects. Comment

Bogus cop bilks 28-year-old

Crime: A man masquerading as a police officer leads this week’s 62nd Precinct police blotter. Comment

Gil Hodges: Hall of Famer or near miss? The debate rages

In the days after the baseball poohbahs snubbed the Brooklyn Dodger great, fans and historians weigh in. Comments (2)

CB1 now requires bars to have full kitchen if they want outdoor space!

Nightlife: Call it the “nutritional mandate.” Comments (1)
BoroBeat: The city co-named Brighton First Place in honor of community activist Fran Kaplan during a ceremony on Dec. 1. See our slideshow for more. Comment

Fix the BQE!

Editorial: Our editorial board slams Gov. Cuomo for pulling the plug on the long-overdue repairs on the Brooklyn–Queens Expressway. Comments (14)

Exhuming Xmas! Weird art fair specializes in curiosities

Event: Deck the halls with skulls and insects — fa la la la la lala la la! Comment

The art of noise from Amy X Neuburg

Music: Who says you need instruments to make music? Comments (1)
Brooklyn Is Angry: The main bus out of transportation-starved Red Hook arrives too late or doesn’t stop at all, according to a scathing new report. Comments (3)

Today’s mystery: Why did Park Slope’s Chamber of Commerce prez resign?

The head of Park Slope’s main merchants group has abruptly resigned — and abandoned his job at a popular gym — leaving behind a fog of speculation and a temporary leadership crisis amongst neighborhood businessfolk. Comments (7)

RATS TRIFECTA: Neighbors say litterbugs + city + MTA = rodents

Bensonhurst: A perfect storm of selfish litterbugs, a construction project moving at a snail’s pace, and the removal of public garbage cans in Bensonhurst has turned New Utrecht Avenue into a litter-strewn rodent magnet, say residents who are demanding the MTA put the rehabilitation of the D line on the fast track so they can finally get some relief. Comment
Bridge ‘Park’: Brooklyn Bridge Park is moving forward with three soccer fields and a picnic area on Pier 5 — without leaving room for a year-round sports bubble. Comments (3)

CAR-NAGE: SUV plows into store; looting ensues

Flatbush: Shoppers looted a Nostrand Avenue grocery on Dec. 3 when an SUV plowed through the front of the store. Comment

Here comes SantaCon right down Drunkin’ Claus Lane

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our colunist tries to understand the fun behind dressing up as that old fat elf and having way too much to drink. Comment
Bay Ridge: In Bay Ridge, it’s easy to get legal drugs that may be eight times more potent than pot. Comments (11)

Tree lighting at Shore Road Park ignites seasonal spirit in Bay Ridge

BoroBeat: Santa stole the show as the illumination of a towering, twinkling timber set the neighborhood aflame with good cheer. See all the fun in our slideshow. Comment
BoroBeat: Let there be light! Comment
Bay Ridge: Fort officials and emergency workers staged a three-hour long exercise on Friday to test their preparedness in case a crazed gunman goes on a rampage at the Bay Ridge base. Comment

Wild ride on Cropsey Avenue

Coney Island: A motorist goes wild on another driver, plus a host of other crimes from Coney Island’s 60th Precinct. Comment
BoroBeat: The “Fantastia on the Loose” campaign acquainted visitors with one of the world’s largest — and prettiest — serpents. Comment

Talk about mixed doubles! Ping pong club seeks beer license

Nightlife: There is nothing better than free table tennis and cheap beer. Comments (3)

A tree glows at Borough Hall!

A tree glows at Borough Hall!

BoroBeat: Boroughites flocked to their “White House” and flicked on the cheer with a tree illumination in Downtown. Comment

Check, mate! Reporter collects mega-cash for dogging Vito

Brooklyn Paper veteran reporter Aaron Short received his award from the Manhattan watchdog group New York Civic last Friday, a tribute to his dogged pursuit of shenanigans inside Assemblyman Vito Lopez’s office and its charity spin-off. Comments (4)
Bridge ‘Park’: The cost of a proposed footbridge from Brooklyn Heights to Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 1 — a key amenity for residents seeking quick access to the world-class park — jumped 26 percent after park officials upgraded the design then failed to find a contractor who could meet the original budget. Comments (12)

Snubbed again! Hall of Fame committee passes on Dodger icon Gil Hodges

Park Slope: A legend of the game has become the Rodney Dangerfield of baseball. Comments (13)
Art: Con Edison has decided not to pull the plug on a holiday art show featuring “pagan”-themed pieces by a Park Slope artist, changing its corporate mind after a BrooklynPaper.com article highlighted the censorship. Comments (9)
Sheepshead Bay: The Guider Avenue Bridge is back in business. Comment

Catholics save relics from out-of-business W’burg church

Williamsburg: The Brooklyn Diocese has sold a 150-year-old Williamsburg church — but grabs its historic bell before it becomes housing. Comments (14)

Downtown in chains! Two expensive national eateries to fill Adams Street eyesore

Dining: Panera Bread isn’t the only chain eatery moving into the decrepit former city office on Adams and Willoughby streets. A chichi barbecue and beer joint and touristy dessert emporium are slated to open next fall. Comments (5)
Mean Streets: The Williamsburg cyclist killed by a truck driver last month was not cruising in the driver’s blind spot, but was actually rear-ended by the trucker, a just-released bombshell accident report reveals. Comments (18)

Franchise flip-flop: 7-Eleven will replace McDonald’s on Sheepshead Bay Road

Sheepshead Bay: Goodbye Big Mac, hello Big Gulp. Comment

All tied up! Jacko-themed Puppet festival comes to Bushwick

Bushwick: Who needs the Muppets when you can check out the Michael Jackson-inspired Band of Puppets Fest? Comments (1)

Mac attack: Sadie’s Kitchen opens in Cobble Hill!

Dining: Can Sadie’s Kitchen — a Southern prepared foods shop-slash-gourmet mac and cheese parlor with a 1930s diner-meets-country kitchen interior (oh, another one of those!) — beat the curse of 243 Degraw St.? Comments (9)

Secret’s out! Under pressure, Bklyn Bridge Park reveals hotel selection committee members

Bridge ‘Park’: Brooklyn Bridge Park has released the names of the city officials who will ultimately decide which hotel and luxury condo complex is built on Pier 1 — succumbing to pressure after locals slammed park officials for a lack of transparency. Comments (5)

Teens beat up man at Buttermilk Channel

Carroll Gardens: A diner has a smoke outside a fancy restaurant — but that’s not how these local teens “roll.” Plus all the crime from Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Red Hook’s 76th Precinct. Comments (7)

Sugar shack: Six storefronts transform into an erotic candyland

Dining: This art exhibit is food porn — literally. Comments (1)

Hodges snubbed again!

Park Slope: Hall of Fame’s ‘Golden Era’ committee passes on Dodgers icon Gil. Comment

Trail cold, cops transfer Josh Rubin case to ‘Missing Persons’

Ditmas Park: The case of the vanished Ditmas Park cafe owner has been transferred to the NYPD’s “Missing Persons” division, a sign that cops no longer believe that the disappearance is a criminal matter, The Brooklyn Paper has learned. Comments (1)
Flatbush: Some residents of Flatbush say that a legendary Caribbean restaurant is turning their neighborhood into a smoke-filled nightmare. Comment

1, 2, 4, what are they fighting for?

It’s Only My Opinion: Stan thinks “Occupy Wall Street” has been co-opted. But the Tea Partiers are true to their cause. Comment

Trucker arrested for mowing down 90-year-old man in Williamsburg

Mean Streets: Police arrested a trucker who they say was drunk when he nearly killed a senior last Thursday. Comments (5)

New owners say MTA’s Smith Street shaft will be an eyesore no more

Boerum Hill: A team of luxury condo architects will morph a much-bemoaned Smith Street monolith into a posh mixed-use building. Comment
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I love the middle school application process!

Fearless Living: Far from being a drag, our columnist has good things to say about how the city assigns kids to middle schools. Comments (16)

Colson Whitehead’s hilarious angst on display at St. Joseph’s College

BoroBeat: The acclaimed author puts it all on the line at a reading at the Fort Greene school. Comment
DUMBO: Seventy-three locals made world history last week, standing in the Manhattan Bridge Archway in DUMBO and belting out a 1990s anthem. Comments (2)

Aviators destroy Privateers in 6-3 rout

Mill Basin: Aviators center Jesse Felten scores twice in Brooklyn’s second victory over the skating scallywags from Alexandria Bay. Comment

Aviators drown Whalers, 4-2

Mill Basin: Brooklyn cuts down their contenders from Connecticut with the help of 18 minutes of powerplay action. Comment

Bikelash! Cops say they’ll crack down on speeding cyclists

Mean Streets: After two serious accidents in the park, a major enforcement offensive seems on the verge of starting. Comments (132)

Gunman robs delivery driver in daylight heist

Bay Ridge: An armed goon robbed a delivery driver who was dropping off pies and cakes at a Fifth Avenue deli in a brazen daylight heist, then left the driver tied up in the back of his truck, according to witnesses and the victim. Comments (4)

Smuf-ferriffic! Seddio’s Christmas display goes blue!

Canarsie: Merry Smurf-mas! Comment

Cops nab suspect in Canarsie teen’s murder

Canarsie: Investigators say they have apprehended one of the two men responsible for gunning down 17-year-old Canarsie hoops player Shaquille Jones — a murder that cops say may be gang related. Comment
Editor’s Picks: Once again, the invaluable Brooklyn Paper is back with some tips for a great weekend. Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comment
Fort Greene: The City Council unanimously approved the redevelopment of Admirals Row on Tuesday — giving the Brooklyn Navy Yard a clean slate to build a major supermarket after years of battling preservationists, a tug-of-war with the feds over ownership of the historic site, and losing its original developer to a bribery scandal. Comments (12)
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Sheepshead Bay man says he killed four people

The Sheepshead Bay man who went on a killing rampage through Brooklyn and into Manhattan in February pleaded guilty today to murder in a surprise move that could mean he will spend the rest of his life behind bars. Comment

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