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Ring in New Year’s with a case of the blues

Brooklyn Heights: But don’t worry: This performance by blues musician extraordinaire Arthur Neilson will anything but a bummer. Comments (1)

I ain’t Fonda Jane, but I love my pasta!

Sunday Screech: This week Carmine lays into Jane Fonda like only he can! Comments (8)
Sunday Read: In this week’s Sunday Read, learn how a little restaurant in Bay Ridge helped Brooklyn beat back the Nazis and survived Robert Moses’s destruction of Bay Ridge. Comment

BrooklynDaily reporters tell it like it is!

Letters: Here they are: our letters to the editor! Comment

Believe it! Carmine ain’t Fonda Jane!

Big Screecher: In this week’s Screech, Carmine lays into Hanoi Jane! Comment

11-year-old mugged on Avenue U

Sheepshead Bay: Plus a smattering of other crimes from Sheepshead Bay’s 61st Precinct. Comment
Digital editions: Brooklyn Daily is proud to present the latest print editions of our Courier Life newspapers. Read more…
Mean Streets: The city’s efforts to tinker with the traffic flow around the Barclays Center to reduce congestion near the under-construction arena have not only failed, area residents say — they’ve actually made things worse on Third Avenue in Boerum Hill. Comments (35)

This band is not the usual ‘Suspects’

Music: Southern rock ain’t just the Allman Brothers anymore. Comments (4)

Fried and glory! Latke cookoff features Brooklyn’s best chefs on Monday

Dining: Talk about grate expectations. Comment

Human rights in the birthplace of Islam

A Britisher’s View: Our columnist thinks that a pair of recent parallel events clearly show why east-west differences may be unreconciliable after all. Comment

Gunman raids Parkway deli

Canarsie: Plus a number of other crimes reported to Canarsie’s 69th Precinct. Comment
Shopping: Talk about comrades in farms — a members only supermarket based on the Park Slope Food Co-op is about to open in Clinton Hill. Comments (3)

Gunman raid Nostrand Avenue home

Marine Park: A robbery near Marine Parkway leads this week’s 63rd Precinct police blotter. Comment

PS 52’s got talent! School showcases students at annual fundraiser

BoroBeat: Students — and some faculty — performed at the Nostrand Avenue school’s talent show on Dec. 8 and 9. See the talented school in our slideshow. Comment

Who needs halls? Deck the windows!

Standing O: Boerum Hill Where are the best window displays? Macy’s, Saks Fifth, Lord and Taylor? No way — the best display of all is right here on Atlantic Avenue, at Sterling Place. The eclectic home […] Comment

Winter Wonder Q

Finally, a backyard barbeque in winter! Comments (2)

A gentrified Mall? Two views

Perspective: Is the gentrification along Downtown’s Fulton Mall a good or a bad thing? Click below for opinion pieces.

Look, Ida likes Tebow

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

You’ll want to see Shanty

Bar Scrawl: A Williamsburg distillery opens a bona-fide bar. Comments (1)
Bay Ridge: The city is reneging on its promise to move an overcrowded, makeshift school in an old apartment building into a new schoolhouse, according to parents and a pol. Comments (4)
Editor’s Picks: Once again, the invaluable Brooklyn Paper is back with some tips for a great weekend. Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comment

This camping stove helps you answer the cell of the wild

DUMBO: At last, you can get away from it all on a camping trip to the wilderness — but still charge your iPhone! Comments (1)

Police: Threats thrown around 20th Avenue

Bensonhurst: A man promises to shoot — then attempted to run over — a man near 72nd Street, plus an assortment of other crimes from Bensonhurst’s 62nd Precinct. Comment
Coney Island: A vacant bus depot on the banks of the muddy Coney Island Creek could become Brooklyn’s next hotel if a city plan to redevelop the site comes to fruition. Comment

Fore! Santa stops by Dyker Heights Golf Course

BoroBeat: Kids had a day of fun on Sunday at “Santa’s Holiday Workshop,” which included arts and crafts, performances from a magican and a choir, and a visit from Kris Kringle himself. See all the festive fun in our slideshow. Comment

Fort Hamilton’s ‘Columbine’ teacher quits before she can get fired

Bay Ridge: Art teacher Sabrina Milo couldn’t face a city firing board even though she was let off the hook for allegedly threatening to shoot up the Bay Ridge school. Comments (4)

Burglar nabbed

Brooklyn Paper: A 29-year-old is arrested for breaking into an E. 15th Street home, plus a smattering of other crimes from Midwood’s 70th Precinct. Comment

Coney, Gravesend light up for the holidays

BoroBeat: Residents gathered for two separate tree lightings, which included caroling, hot chocolate, and a visit from Saint Nick. See all the fun in our slideshow. Comment
BoroBeat: Brooklyn’s pooches are a dab paw at holding their own during a holiday howl-fest, and FIDO’s annual man-dog carol-fest at Prospect Park proved the point. Comment

Christmas party: Your last-minute guide to the greatest holiday shows in the borough

Christmas is just a week and change away, which means the next two weekends are chock full of holiday cheer, holiday shows, holiday parties and holiday spirit — yes, we mean the alcoholic kind. So throw it all back, and soak it all in, by stopping by a few of the greatest holiday parties and performances the borough has to offer. Comments (1)

Believe it — smooth sailing on the rails

Weekend Watch: Traveling this weekend? The MTA is offering little agita. Comment

Tunnel vision! Railway legend, Bob Diamond, sues city over trolleys

Columbia St Waterfront: The city broke its promise to let a railway enthusiast build a trolley service from Downtown to Red Hook that would have passed through a shuttered subway tunnel under Atlantic Avenue, a bombshell $160-million lawsuit charged last week. Comments (34)

Newscaster slayer gets 25 years

Gavel to Gavel: In this week’s Gavel to Gavel: A judge ensured that convicted murderer John Katehis won’t get out of jail until he’s 44, and a former movie theater owner throws himself on the mercy of the court. Comment

It’s curtains for the little show with big secrets

Not for Nuthin’: Not for Nuthin, but I wish they didn’t cancel “Eureka”! Comment

Man arrested for beating cab driver

Coney Island: Plus other crimes from the 60th Precinct. Comment

Santa sightings: Ol’ Saint Nick tours southern Brooklyn

BoroBeat: Kris Kringle came to town last weekend — hitting three spots in Bergen Beach, Mill Basin and East Flatbush. See all the fun in our slideshow. Comment

Reed all about it! Tucker to head D’town Partnership

Downtown: He helped rebuild DUMBO, then Baghdad. Now Tucker Reed has landed a big job running Downtown’s big business group. Comments (7)
Foodie-in-Chief: Yes, it’s this week’s roundup from our Foodie in Chief. Comment

Beer gets classy: Greenpoint bar makes brew into cocktails

Greenpoint: Some say, “Beer with liquor, never been sicker,” but not these guys! Comment

Mix and match: Find your next roommate — or apartment — at this boozy mixer.

Event: This matchmaking event aims to land you a partner who’s willing to commit — to signing a lease. Comments (1)
Carroll Gardens: This Italian restaurant has a German accent. Comments (2)

Hipster invasion in Bay Ridge?

Dining: Must be — a new wine bar (yes, a wine bar!) has opened on the neighborhood’s restaurant row. Comment
Coney Island: The Italian landlord of Coney Island’s Boardwalk has seen the light, and will let Brooklyn-born businesses like Ruby’s, Paul’s Daughter, and Tom’s Diner take part in the re-birth of the People’s Playground. Comments (5)

Bike stolen? One Park Slope family simply stole it back

Park Slope: And this Wild West story even includes a ride off into the sunset. Comments (19)

St. Ann’s finds new theater space in DUMBO

DUMBO: St. Ann’s Warehouse — the beloved cutting-edge theater company that is losing its current home to development and a proposed future home in Brooklyn Bridge Park after neighbors sued — is staying in DUMBO after all. Comment

Skipper apologizes, seeks new home for boat blamed gunfire

Sheepshead Bay: The captain of a controversial Sheepshead Bay party ship that was blamed for a shooting on Emmons Avenue in October apologized to neighbors for any ruckuses his boat has caused and vowed to move his berth to a pier further away from their homes. Comment

Lou says there’s a restaurant at Abe Stark rink

Speak Out: Hundreds of thousands of dollars were cemented into W. 20th St. at the foot of the Coney Island Boardwalk in the late 1960s, when dollars were scarce, but the Borough President wanted an ice skating rink, and in this case he got what he wanted — almost. Comment
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Route problem! Thugs terrorize cyclists on bike path between housing projects

Mean Streets: Brick-tossing teens have turned a major cycling route through a public housing project in Fort Greene into death trap, injuring or terrorizing at least six cyclists — one seriously — in a spate of attacks this year. Comments (71)

The Midwood Mensch: Saving shoppers from parking tickets

Brooklyn Paper: A 72-year-old do-gooder helps make the city’s inconvenient parking rules easier on Avenue M motorists. Comment

Moviehouse Madoff! Former Heights Cinema owner pleads guilty to Ponzi scheme

Brooklyn Heights: The former owner of the Brooklyn Heights Cinema pleaded guilty on Monday to scamming investors out of $530,000 — rolling the credits on a local drama fit for the multiplex he once owned. Comment

Our Santacon coverage is ‘Claus’ for celebration

DUMBO: Hundreds of Christmas-costumed revelers celebrate Santacon in DUMBO on Saturday morning before crossing the Brooklyn Bridge in the first leg of the hipster Triple Crown. Comment

Ed and Anne-Katrin hear the fowl bawl in Park

Meadows of Shame: At least one double-crested cormorant is thankful that Anne-Katrin Titze always travels with her trusty needle-nose pliers. Comments (10)

DUMBO florist is having a White (House) Christmas

DUMBO: Emily Thompson has a new client: President Obama. Comments (3)

Holy ‘Calf’! These cocktails are outstanding!

Dining: Fosters may be Australian for beer — but when it comes to cocktails at Prospect Heights’ Down Under newcomer, The Sunburnt Calf BK, the Grandmaster’s Garita is Brooklynese for friggin’ delicious! Comment
Dining: You’ll have an offal good time at Allswell — chef Nate Smith’s new soup-to-guts gastropub in Williamsburg. Comments (1)
Coney Island: The Italian landlord of Coney Island’s Boardwalk has seen the light, and will let Brooklyn-born businesses like Ruby’s, Paul’s Daughter, and Tom’s Diner take part in the re-birth of the People’s Playground. Comment
Greenpoint: An expansion of Greenpoint’s current historic district was dealt a possibly fatal blow last week when an influential Manhattan preservation group announced it would no longer back the bid, citing lack of public support. Comments (4)

Manhattan Beach civics come to belly blows

Manhattan Beach: Members from opposing groups throw their weight around — at each other! Comment

Now Eva Moskowitz wants to open another ‘Success’ charter school in Williamsburg

Williamsburg: The former City Councilwoman has her eyes on MS 30 on S. Third Street. Comments (13)
Mean Streets: A cyclist was seriously injured in a crash on Saturday in Prospect Park — just yards from the scene of two previous, near-fatal bike accidents and a target for a police crackdown on speeding two-wheelers. Comments (58)
Bridge ‘Park’: A coalition of area private schools wants to build a sports bubble in Brooklyn Bridge Park now that park officials have failed to do so despite a deal between state lawmakers and Mayor Bloomberg earlier this year. Comments (18)

Stan’s questions begin the debate

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, Stan gives you some things to talk about this holiday season. Comment

Brooklyn scalps Warriors during 5-2 rout

Mill Basin: Finally! A win! Comment

Aviators fall to Bluefins in ugly 3-0 shutout

Mill Basin: Talk about getting schooled! Comment

That’s so ’snice! BID holds tree lighting at Fifth Ave. cafe

Park Slope: Festive frolickers ignite Yuletide cheer at a swell-named eatery. Comment

Good dads see ‘Twilight’ movies

The Dad: If it’s Sunday, that means our columnist got his story in early this week! And a good thing, too, because this one has the key to being a great dad! Comments (2)

Paint brawl! Socialist-themed mural serves capitalism in Fort Greene

Art: One of the most-iconic images of 20th-century Socialism has been repurposed to serve capitalism — and has set off a war worthy of those long-battling ideologies. Comments (8)

A holly jolly affair: 94th Precinct cops bring Santa to Williamsburg

Williamsburg: Brooklyn’s big hearts helped to make the holidays brighter for underprivileged children by distributing gifts at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Comment

Held up at the Hangar! Aviators lose to Outlaws, 3-2

Mill Basin: This one hurt. Comment

City: Gentile broke campaign finance rules

Bay Ridge: Councilman Vince Gentile violated city law by overspending on his re-election campaign in 2009, the Campaign Finance Board ruled on Thursday, hitting the veteran lawmaker with nearly $26,000 in fines. Comments (8)

The thin green line; Park Rangers to get cop-style training

City park rangers are getting stepped-up police training on the heels of an incident that led to a heroic park worker being reprimanded instead of lionized for busting a gun-toting pervert in Prospect Park. Comments (8)
Boerum Hill: The Brooklynite responsible for the US Postal Service’s “space” stamps landed Boerum Hill to have a lofty visit with art-smart students. Comment

Full steam ahead for subway riders

Weekend Watch: It’s going to be a pretty problem-free weekend — as long as you’re not going to Smith-Ninth Street. Comment

City garbage truck kills woman

Mean Streets: A city garbage truck struck and killed a woman crossing Broadway on Wednesday, the second pedestrian accident to occur in Williamsburg in less than a week. Comments (18)

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