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Police: Teen steals, then totals, car

Marine Park: Plus a host of other crimes from Marine Park’s 63rd Precinct. Comment

Black dolls are beautiful: Film explores race and childrens toys

Cinema: Eat your heart out, Barbie. Comments (1)
A new immersive play brings the Navy Yard and its ghosts to life. Comment

Cops: Gun-wielding trio robs resident

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

Carmine don’t like what Michelle Obama is doing to our kids

Sunday Screech: In this week’s screech, Carmine says the federal government is starving our most-precious commodity! Comments (19)

‘Get one thing straight, Shav!’

Letters: One of our letter writers doesn’t like our columnist’s take on U.S.–Middle East relations. Comment

Carmine’s had it with Michelle Obama’s food policy

Big Screecher: In this week’s screech, Carmine says the federal government shouldn’t starve school children! Comment
Music: A gathering of kinfolk is liable to stir up a scene. Comment

Ida has no faith in the Saints!

Our gridiron gal takes a peek into the future so you don’t have to. Comment
Event: The knits are about to hit the fans. Comment

Hate speech is free speech in the U.S.

A Britisher’s View: One person’s hate speech is another’s free speech, according to our columnist. Comment
Bay Ridge: Dog-owners are foaming at the mouth over the lack of corner trash cans — a state of affairs they claim has given them no place to put their best friend’s doo-doo bags. Comments (8)

The method behind our bartoonist’s awesomeness

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking illustrator Bill Roundy reveals the tricks of his trade. Comments (3)

MTA scrambles the schedule this weekend

Weekend Watch: You might not want to plan your weekend around a subway ride. Comment

Kicking up dust: Depression–era Guthrie sings in Park Slope

Music: Woody Guthrie walks — and apparently he sounds a bit like the Boss. Comments (1)

Housing officials plead guilty to accepting bribes

Gavel to Gavel: The plea leads this week’s Gavel to Gavel. Comment

Cops: Deadbeat diner attacks restaurant owner

Crime: Get ready for your weekly run-down of crimes from the 61st Precinct. Comment
Mill Basin: Cops in Mill Basin and Bergen Beach have a generous ally in their battle against illegal parked trucks — local civic leaders who have agreed to buy the 63rd Precinct an auto immobilizer. Comment

Jerome the gnome is dead

Carroll Gardens: The humongous red-capped reality-TV-star-turned-Carroll Gardens-mascot died last month of a severed head. He was one year old. Comments (4)

Residents bash Midwood’s new hooky home

Midwood: Midwood residents are lashing out at the city’s plans to put a truancy center next to a private all-girl’s school on Ocean Avenue — demanding that the city should put its bad apples in another basket. Comment

Kagan on Kagan

Kagan on Kagan

Sheepshead Bay: Ari Kagan, the Russian-American journalist who beat incumbent Democratic district leader Michael Geller at the polls, gives us the lowdown on how he plans to unify Southern Brooklyn Democrats. Comment
Atlantic Yards: Judging by the menu, it really is Brooklyn’s arena. Comments (23)
Digital editions: It’s tough out there for news readers — but unlike our opponents, The Brooklyn Paper has a plan that will get Brooklyn-produced journalism back on the path to prosperity, The idea is simple: first, we produce the best content, informing and inspiring a generation of news consumers. Second, we do it for free. That’s right — there’s absolutely no tax to the reader. The whole thing reminds us of the time we met a woman in Carroll Gardens who said she wished there were more places she could read local news at all hours of the day, on the internet, and for free. Our plan would help hard-working, news-loving Brooklynites like her. A click on our story is a click on the American dream. Thank you, Jim, and keep hustlin’, Brooklyn. Read more…
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A few good ramen: The top five places to get creative ramen dishes

Dining: Sweater weather is noodle-slurping season — and with ramen shops popping up across the borough, Japan’s comfort food is the perfect cure for the cold. Comments (21)

Steph on celebrating the holidays — or not

Fearless Living: This week, our fearless mom comes to terms with her Jewishness. Comments (2)

Artists bring light to former rope factory

Event: An old factory-turned-skate park is once again finding new life serving as the venue for a month-long series of art installations, music, and parties. Comment

Cops: Teen steals man’s cash

Coney Island: Get ready for your weekly run-down of crimes from Coney Island’s 60th Precinct. Comment
Politics: Borough President Markowitz cut his political teeth fighting for the little guy — literally! Comments (8)
Greenpoint: The developer tapped by the city to turn the abandoned Greenpoint Hospital into affordable housing has backed out of the long-awaited project, leaving the future of the building up in the air and neighbors outraged over continued inaction at a site has lay fallow since 1982. Comments (9)

Attorney general: Ridge car dealership bilked customers

Bay Ridge: A Bay Ridge car dealership will have to pay more than $500,000 in penalties now that a state judge has ruled that the business bilked several customers. Comments (12)
Bensonhurst: Residents say that everything from construction debris to dirty diapers have been dumped at the MTA-owned lot. Comment

Have you seen Simba?

Have you seen Simba?

Gerritsen Beach: A grieving family is hoping you have. Comment

In which our Captain meets a powerful intergalactic leader

Captain’s Log: In this episode, Park Slope resident and Star Trek icon Sir Patrick Stewart uses his skills of diplomacy to chat with the leader of the Brooklynites. Comment

Step right up and get your Orgreenic!

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our columnist lets us praises of a new stick-free pan. Comment

Secret garden: Art show in flower shop merges city life and plant life

Art: A new art exhibit in DUMBO unites nature photography and design — and it does so inside a flower shop-turned-art gallery. Comments (1)

Coach: I’m putting all my eggs in Fontbonne’s basket

High School Sports: Coach Victor Popovsky couldn’t coach soccer at both Sheepshead Bay High School and Fotbonne Hall, so he’s decided to run with the Bonnies. Comment
Manhattan Beach: Dog lovers would like to see a new bark park in Manhattan Beach, but residents say the city should spend the money set aside for the plan on two-legged taxpayers. Comment

Paerdegat oil spill may be harmful to our health, residents say

Bergen Beach: A noxious gas and oil spill at Paerdegat Basin that multiple government agencies are scrambling to stanch has left nearby residents wondering if their health is in jeopardy. Comment

Coach: I was axed for defending slain student

High School Sports: Bishop Loughlin’s varsity basketball coach was let go during a heated discussion with officials from the Fort Greene school — but the instructor says he was merely defending a murdered basketball star. Comment

Fighting fighting with fighting

Fighting fighting with fighting

Awesome: A Williamsburg mixed martial arts aficionado says he can keep troubled kids from resorting to violence — by teaching them to fight. Comments (1)

Kernel panic! Don’t eat toxic Gowanus corn, volunteers say

Gowanus: Gowanus is awash with a mini-bumper crop of corn — but don’t go stuffing celebratory tamales. Comments (3)

Ridgites: Third Avenue fair better than Atlantic Antic

Bay Ridge: Thousands flocked to Third Avenue on Sunday for what organizers insisted was the biggest and best street fair in the borough. See all the fun in our slideshow. Comment

Sheepshead Bay upsets Jefferson

High School Sports: It was an exciting week for high school football. Check out all the Brooklyn scores right here. Comment

Old time fun! Stickball still a neighborhood sensation

Bay Ridge: Warriors of the broom handle gathered on Saturday to keep the hallowed rite of stickball alive. Comments (8)

Ragamuffin Parade a rousing ride for Ridge rugrats

Bay Ridge: The 46th annual Ragamuffin Parade drew young Ridgites dressed as butterflies, bees, lions, and more to Third Avenue on Saturday. See all of the creative costumes in our slideshow. Comments (1)

Brooklyn Bridge Park critics outraged over condos with private yards

Bridge ‘Park’: Fenced-off yards attached to planned condos in Brooklyn Bridge Park are a greenspace-hogging affront on precious public land, frustrated park-boosters say. Comments (17)

Cyclist killed in Bushwick hit-and-run

Mean Streets: A driver hit and killed a bicyclist then fled from the scene on Metropolitan Avenue in Bushwick early this morning, police say. Comments (9)

State officials: Amnesia owner draws a blank when it comes to worker’s compensation insurance

Bay Ridge: The owner of the controversial Bay Ridge nightspot Amnesia forgot to get worker’s compensation insurance for his employees, say state officials who shut the club down last month. Comment

This week, Stan lets you fill in the blanks

It’s Only My Opinion: Stan went to see “2016: Obama’s America,” and wants to know if you can read his mind. Comment
Link: National Grid says that a mixture of gas and oil spilled into the waterway, which feeds into Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, as the utility worked on a pipe. Our pals at the Wall Street Journal have the story. Read more…
High School Sports: Bishop Ford’s Falcons end its eight-game losing streak to the gridiron squad from the Rock with a hard-fought win. Comment

Jay-Z opens Barclays Center to sold-out crowd

Jay-Z opens Barclays Center to sold-out crowd

Atlantic Yards: Legendary rapper Jay-Z played the first-ever show at the Barclays Center on Friday night, packing the new arena with a hometown crowd eager to welcome the native son back to Brooklyn. Comments (26)

Markowitz: Spare Maple Lanes

Markowitz: Spare Maple Lanes

Bensonhurst: The Borough President is siding with bowlers poised to lose Brooklyn’s largest bowling alley — encouraging developers who want to raze the building to keep the kingpin haven intact. Comment

Get your glad rags ready! Ragamuffins will take over Third Avenue tomorrow

Bay Ridge: For Bay Ridge residents, fall isn’t just about football, a new school year, and the Yankees making the playoffs — it also means the return of two of the neighborhood’s most beloved annual events. Comment

High-tech holy days: Ditmas Park shul beams Yom Kippur services to your iPad

Ditmas Park: It’s the year 5773, so it should come as no surprise that Jewish services can be streamed online. Comment

Restaurateurs sue CB15 for denying liquor license request

Sheepshead Bay: A community panel and two neighborhood politicians led a biased smear campaign against an Avenue U restaurant that prevented the eatery from getting its liquor license, the disgruntled restaurateurs claim. Comment

Knife-wielding thief makes off with woman’s iPhone

Greenpoint: Plus all the other crime from Greenpoint’s 94th Precinct. Comment

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