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Dark Dark Dark under the bright lights

Music: There’s something inherently otherworldly about a band called Dark Dark Dark. Comment

Cops: Burglar swipes electronics

Marine Park: Plus a host of other crimes from Marine Park’s 63rd Precinct. Comment
Brooklynites hail from diverse places and backgrounds, but a few common traits bind nearly all of us together: the lack of a television and a desire to enjoy most major events at a bar. Comments (11)
Manhattan Beach: Everyone wants to mediate the ongoing rivalry between the Manhattan Beach civic groups, but the leaders of the two camps are singing the same tune: it’s not us, it’s them. Comment

New book tells forgotten tale of Brooklynite who founded Marvel Comics

Books: The Brooklynite who founded Marvel Comics only got a one-paragraph tribute from the company he created when he died in 1992 — but now the incredible story of his life and achievements is getting the recognition it deserves. Comment
Event: A hulking facility that helped usher in history is now part of a look back into the borough’s past. Comments (6)

Cops: Knife-wielding thug holds up cyclist

Bensonhurst: Get ready for your weekly run down of crimes from Bensonhurst’s 62nd Precinct. Comment

Carmine’s freestyle screech

Sunday Screech: In this week’s screech, Carmine gives it to you freestyle style. Comments (11)

‘Moses booted Dem Bums from Bklyn’

Letters: This week, our letter writers blame Robert Moses for the Dodgers’ exodus from Brooklyn. Comment

Thirst is everything

Books: Ever wonder if you could take on a vampire in a fight? Wonder no more. Comment

It’s Carmine, freestyle style!

Big Screecher: In this week’s screech, Carmine writes whatever comes into his head! Comment

Ida says the Chargers will take it

Our pigskin prognosticator picks the winners so you don’t have to. Comment
Cinema: Audiences had plenty to heckle when watching a new documentary about the borough’s rapid gentrification — and that’s not because they didn’t like the film. Comments (9)

Critics: Gowanus Canal development would be too populous

Changing Brooklyn: A planned housing development will bring too many residents to the banks of the Gowanus Canal, claim neighbors who fear it will overburden a fragile sewer system, crowd schools, and pack the subway. Comments (26)

Washington passes gas plan: Senate approves pipeline for Floyd Bennett Field

Mill Basin: The U.S. Senate approved a plan to run a gas pipeline through Floyd Bennett Field this week — a move environmentalists say will sound the death knell for Brooklyn’s only national park. Comment

Ex-pol wants to create a new political party

Sheepshead Bay: Hey, smarty! Wanna join a new party? Comment
Link: The Borough President is siding with bowlers poised to lose Brooklyn’s largest bowling alley — and encouraging builders who want to raze the lanes to keep the kingpin haven intact. Read more…

Obama is clueless on radical muslims

A Britisher’s View: Muslim riots spell disaster for world freedom, and President Obama’s bid for re-election, says our columnist. Comment

In which our Captain sorts his recycling

Captain’s Log: In this third episode, Park Slope resident and Star Trek icon Sir Patrick Stewart struggles to organize his refuse. Comments (1)

Atlantic Antic 2012: New York City’s biggest street festival is back!

It’s like Times Square on New Year’s Eve — only it’s on Atlantic Avenue in September. Comments (3)
Bar Scrawl: Our drinking illustrator does well at Park Slope’s new meatopia. Comments (1)

All aboard the MTA express!

Weekend Watch: Most of Brooklyn’s trains will be in tip-top shape, so get out there and enjoy the weekend. Comment

Bonanno crime boss sentenced to 18 months

Gavel to Gavel: The sentencing leads this week’s Gavel to Gavel column. Comment

Cops: Thief steals cigarettes from moving truck

Sheepshead Bay: Get ready for your weekly run-down of crimes from Sheepshead Bay’s 61st Precinct. Comment

Rightward ho! Simcha Felder moves toward the GOP

Midwood: Insiders say the pol has nothing to lose by courting the GOP while remaining a Democrat. Comment
Red Hook: Hold your dollar bills. Comments (2)

Ridge community leaders: We want to choose where bike lanes will go

Bay Ridge: Community Board 10 drew their own bike lane map for Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights in response to the city’s plan to install bike routes on both residential and commercial streets. Comment

¿Cuánto cuesta? DUMBO boutique accepts Mexican pesos

Shopping: Cash is cash in any language — just ask the owner of a new DUMBO boutique that accepts Mexican pesos. Comments (3)
Digital editions: Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls — what you are about to read will shock and amaze you. We proudly present the most spectacular of spectacles, the most curious of curiosities, the best-produced production: this week’s completely remarkable and never-before-seen Brooklyn Paper. The reportage will challenge your perceptions, the photographs will titilate your senses, and the witty headlines will awaken your cerebrum. And the whole show is guaranteed to keep you hustlin’, Brooklyn. Read more…

Land baron: Thunderbolt could roar again for $90 million

All the city needs to do is pony up the cash, a major Coney Island land owner declared this week. Comments (2)

Neighbors: Xaverian must stop taking our parking spots

Bay Ridge: Residents living around Xaverian High School are banding together to make sure that the Catholic school doesn’t take up any more of their cherished parking spots. Comments (12)

Seventeen years later, it’s time to let go

The Dad: This week, The Dad realizes he’s got to give a little to get a lot. Comments (3)

Atlantic Antic rapper will freestyle about whatever you’re carrying

What happens if everyone brings oranges? Nothing rhymes with that. Comment

Teens fight for trash-free Bensonhurst

Bensonhurst: Teens showed their dedication to keeping Bensonhurst trash-free when they took a Sunday afternoon to pick up litter in the neighborhood. Comment

Cops: Woman hurls coffee pot at opponent

Coney Island: Get ready for your weekly run-down of crimes from the 60th Precinct. Comment

Skaters ramp up W’burg parking lot

Guerrilla skaters built a 15-foot-long concrete ramp across three Williamsburg parking spots last week in the latest do-it-yourself addition to a growing unsanctioned skatepark beneath the Brooklyn–Queens Expressway. Comments (6)
Bay Ridge: Residents say a Bay Ridge massage parlor is rubbing everyone the wrong way. Comments (41)
Greenwood Heights: Cops released video of a fence-hopping man who they believe destroyed dozens of monuments and tombstones inside Green-Wood Cemetery on Aug. 25. Comments (5)
Bensonhurst: Bensonhurst’s famed L&B Spumoni Gardens is moving Downtown — by way of the Barclays Center. Comment
Theater: Who’s cutting the strings on this puppet theater? Comment

Greeking out in Bay Ridge!

Bay Ridge: The annual Greek Cultural Festival drew thousands of visitors, who enjoyed traditional food, music, and entertainment. See all the fun in our slideshow. Comment

Man, did the Emmys bite the big one

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our columnist says Jimmy Kimmel should stick to late night — because he is not funny, and she’s never awake when he is on. Comment

Poly Prep volley girls spiked with injuries

High School Sports: Poly Prep has plunged into a three game losing-streak following an injury sustained by senior star Jacquie Kennedy, the first lady of city hitters, who sprained her ankle when she landed during an early-season match. Comment
Bridge ‘Park’: A $40 million indoor bike track in Brooklyn Bridge Park will offer more space for other sports after critics bashed project backers for only catering to a niche group of cyclists. Comments (11)
Sheepshead Bay: The realtor who rented a Sheepshead Bay Road storefront to the heirs of the iconic Randazzo Clam Bar on Emmons Avenue say it wasn’t an electrical problem that forced the fledgling hoagie hub to close. Comment
Ditmas Park: Ditmas Park residents outraged by the loss of a four-year-old community mural now have a chance to put a new painting where the old one once stood. Comment
Gowanus: Meet Brooklyn’s Steve Jobs. Comments (3)

Street lights! Traffic sounds could power Hamilton Avenue art installation

Art: Red Hook artists want to turn a dreary space under the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway into the Studio 54 of sidewalks. Comments (4)

Kids enjoy last drop of summer fun

Marine Park: Kids and parents kicked off the school year in style thanks to a Back-to-School Festival held in Marine Park on Saturday. See all the fun in our slideshow. Comment
High School Sports: Get ready for your weekly rundown of Brooklyn high school football games. Comment

Lincoln Restler claims it’s not over yet!

Link: After claiming he had defeated Chris Olechowski in a hotly contested race for an obscure Democratic party position, incumbent district leader Lincoln Restler says he is now losing by 31 votes and the race will go to a hand recount. Check back later for more details! Read more…
Midwood: Observant Jews in Midwood are outraged that the city will let a movie be filmed near Avenue M a day before the holiest day of the Jewish calendar. Comment

Ridge residents: Vandals are tagging up our trees

Bay Ridge: A group of teens spray-painted more than a half dozen trees on 70th Street in Bay Ridge earlier this month — apparently not caring that neighbors saw them mark up the sycamores and ash trees that lined the block from their windows. Comments (8)

Inventor wants to pimp your stroller

A Brooklyn entrepreneur is rolling out “Pimp My Ride”-style strollers complete with speakers, flashing headlights, and an alarm system to scare off thieves. Comments (2)

Stan explains those quotes you might, or might not, have heard

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, Stan gives his opinion on some of the things people say. Comment

Pre-Yom Kippur film shoot isn’t Kosher, Midwood residents claim

Link: Our pals at have the exclusive on observant Jews in Midwood who are outraged that the city will allow a film shoot near Avenue M one day before the holiest day in the Jewish calendar. Read more…
High School Sports: Erasmus Hall’s victory over Campus Magnet High gives the Dutchmen a 3–0 record — and all they had to do was give running back Khalil Lewin the ball. Comment
High School Sports: Senior quarterback Zach Kearney threw for 135 yards and three touchdowns — and ran in two additional touchdowns himself — but the Clippers’ defense made sure none of it mattered. Comment

Civic cans ‘great debate’ scheduled for Yom Kippur

Bay Ridge: A Bay Ridge civic group has cancelled the neighborhood’s largest political debate — a heated back and forth between four pairs of candidates that stunned Jewish residents for being scheduled on Yom Kippur. Comments (8)

Dyker Heights church gets pulled into Muhammad video controversy

Dyker Heights: Police are keeping an around-the-clock post outside the Coptic Orthodox Church of Saint George in Dyker Heights amid fears that the widespread violence in the Middle East triggered by a controversial anti-Muslim video will erupt in Brooklyn. Comment
Atlantic Yards: Developers and city officials marked the opening of the Barclays Center arena with a symbolic ribbon cutting on Friday, touting it as a “big win” for Brooklyn — but mask-clad protesters slammed those same big wigs for failing to provide enough jobs to residents in the borough. Comments (72)
Canarsie: Firefighters usually run towards danger. But, sometimes, danger knocks on their station house door. Comment

Captain’s log: In which our Captain finds a friend in orbit above

Captain’s Log: In this second episode, our brave Captain, Sir Patrick Stewart, continues his battle against the Time Warner Cable empire with the help of a powerful ally in deep space. Comment

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