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Hey, Abruzzo: ‘Shove it!’

Letters: Our letter writers wish us a Happy New Year - in their own special way. Comment

Carmine starts the New Year where he left the old one — in a fit of anger

Sunday Screech: In this week’s screech, our columnist recaps a year’s worth of irritability. Well, actually, he’s really just mad with FedEx. Comments (5)

Happy New Year from the Screecher. Now read this!

Big Screecher: This week, Carmine rants about Fed Ex, his love of Carvel ice cream cakes, and the dangers of surprise parties for 100-year-olds. Comment

2011 rewind: Brooklyn remembers one wacky year

Here it is — our scintillating look back on a year that even we couldn’t believe. Comment
Here it is — our scintillating look back on a year that even we couldn’t believe. Comment
Digital editions: Brooklyn Daily is proud to present the latest print editions of our Courier Life newspapers. Read more…

Ring in 2012 with great expectations

A Britisher’s View: A Britisher’s View wishes all its fans — and foes — a Happy New Year! Read on! Comment

Happy New Year! Ida’s got some football picks for you

When Ida speaks about football, we listen. And you better listen to. Comment

Ring out the old and plan for the end

Not for Nuthin’: This week, Joanna ponders the end of days. Comment

Food gossip for the new year!

Dining: Yes, it’s this week’s roundup from our Foodie in Chief. Comment

This ‘Witch’ is ‘Sea’ worthy

Bar Scrawl: A South Slope tavern with a nautical motif — and a clam roll! — draws a rave from our bartoonist. Comment
Editor’s Picks: Once again, the invaluable Brooklyn Paper is back with some tips for a great weekend. Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comment

Prospect Heights arsonist faces life in prison

The police’s accusations against Jerome Isaac lead this week’s Gavel to Gavel column. Comment

Hanukkah happiness at the Sephardic Jewish Center of Canarsie

BoroBeat: Those folk in Canarsie sure know how to celebrate an ancient miracle with style! Comment

Chew on this!

Bushwick: Storefront Bushwick and Norte Maar, two Bushwick galleries, celebrate the new year with two new openings — plus snacks and mimosas! Comment

Sweet charity: Faithful flock to help crumbling church

Park Slope: The Old First Reformed Church hasn’t held a single fundraiser to repair its crumbling roof — but the money keeps pouring in. Comment

Murray New Year!

Murray New Year!

Ring in 2012 right with comedy legend Murray Hill. Comment
A strange climate is affecting bird populations, according to the Audubon Society. Comment

Laughy New Year! Comedians crack their first jokes of 2012

Nightlife: Stop us if you’ve heard this one before — but at the sixth annual 50 First Jokes comedy extravaganza event at the Bell House on January 4, the material is so new that chances are, you haven’t. Comment

Happy holidays from the MTA!

Weekend Watch: This may be the greatest weekend ever on the rails. Comments (1)

‘Kung fu’ judge’s kin sues Park Slope assisted living center

Park Slope: Prospect Park Residence was supposed to be Judge John Phillips’s salvation — but it ended up killing him, the jurist’s nephew claims. Comments (3)
Bay Ridge: Undercover cops rounded up dozens of suspects in Brooklyn as part of a massive citywide sting — but one burnt teen says that his arrest was illegal and plans to sue the city for damages. Comments (27)

Cops: Josh Rubin was in money trouble

Murdered Ditmas Park cafe owner Josh Rubin may have been moonlighting as a drug dealer — and might have even known his killer. Comments (3)
Bay Ridge: Let there be light! Comment

Kruger’s five-figure prison stay

Bay Ridge: State Sen. Carl Kruger, who was convicted of corruption charges last week, could collect nearly $70,000 a year while cooling his heels in prison, state officials say. Comments (6)

Comedian Doug Moe is Brooklyn’s worst dad!

Windsor Terrace: You may not find that funny — but, trust us, it’s pretty hysterical. Comments (2)

BUGS infestation! New charter school gets ready to sting Park Slope

Park Slope: A group of corporate big-shots want to open a “community based” middle school in the neighborhood - but some parents want to take a fly swatter to the idea. Comments (8)

Happy New Year from Stan — now here are his quotes of 2011!

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, our columnist digs through his notes to find his favorite words of wisdom. Comment

Holy no can do! Community Board 15 rejects temple plan to expand in Gravesend

Gravesend: A Gravesend schul battles with neighbors over its proposed expansion. Comment
Oy-vey-izmir, here we go again. Comments (3)

It’s closing time for New St. Clair Restaurant

Boerum Hill: Famed “flipper” Joe Sitt said the space would be reborn “as soon as possible.” As what? He won’t say. Comments (6)

Bishop Kearney ‘Samaritans’ deliver cheer to strays animals

BoroBeat: Big-hearted students at the Bensonhurst school didn’t forget their four-legged friends for the holidays. Comment

Hey, kid, get over it! A very special Christmas column

The Dad: Our Dad teaches his kids how to deal with disappointment (and there’ll be a lot — they’re his kids, after all!). Comments (2)

Lawyer: Leiby’s killer may be an inbred psycho

Kensington: The lawyer for the Kensington man accused of butchering 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky says his client’s insanity may stem from the fact that his parents are blood relatives. Comment

Annual living nativity scene goes on

BoroBeat: The New Utrecht Reform Church’s living nativity scene went on this year, despite the loss of a longtime organizer and its traditional use of live farm animals. Comment
Park Slope: Thanks to some ceiling damage, the Old First Reformed Church will be closed to Christmas services — but the show will go on, Pastor Daniel Meeter promises. Comment

Aviators best Bluefins in dazzling 6-5 overtime win

Mill Basin: Talk about flying high! The Aviators have won three straight games - two of them against the hated Fish. Comment

Rubin murder leaves Ditmas Park reeling

The search for Josh Rubin is over — but the investigtion into his death has just begun, leaving his neighbors asking, “What happened?” Comments (10)
BoroBeat: A few hundred super-fans of HBO’s mysteriously canceled Brownstone Brooklyn ode, “Bored To Death,” flocked to the Brooklyn Inn on Wednesday night after the show’s creator Jonathan Ames mentioned on Twitter that he and one of the stars, John Hodgman, would be drowning their sorrows. Comment

Downtown to city: Give us MTA’s Jay Street eyesore!

Downtown: Brooklyn’s high-tech CEOs are calling on the city to give up its long-vacant eyesore at 370 Jay St. so that NYU can transform it into a flashy science center — the latest in a salvo of publicity for the cutting-edge project. Comments (2)

Book ’em: Trouble with the online giant spawns ‘ditmaspark_365’

Ditmas Park: When Nelson Ryland had to pull hundreds of photographs off the Ditmas Park Blog, he knew he had to do something with the stunning images. So he put together a book. Comment

Deboned! Brooklyn crushes spineless Bluefins in 6-3 victory

Mill Basin: Talk about a comeback! Comment

Missing cafe owner found — murdered and charred in a Pennsylvania field

Ditmas Park: The sad end to the mysterious disappearance of Whisk owner Josh Rubin. Comments (9)

Where was Dottie? On vacation — one day after Kruger’s blubbery confession

The district manager of Community Board 18 blew off the panel’s monthly full board meeting on Wednesday night, one day after her political patron and roommate, state Sen. Carl Kruger, abandoned months of lies and admitted that he took close to $1 million in bribes. Comment
BoroBeat: A few hundred super-fans of HBO’s mysteriously canceled Brownstone Brooklyn ode, “Bored To Death,” flocked to the Brooklyn Inn on Wednesday night after the show’s creator Jonathan Ames mentioned on Twitter that he and one of the stars, John Hodgman, would be drowning their sorrows. Comments (1)

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