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Midwood Gramps runs for Assembly as write-in

Midwood: A retired Wall Streeter with no political experience claims he’s the man to unseat Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz next month. Comment

A place for romance — and drinking

Nightlife: Love is blind — but it still gets thirsty. Comment

Tricky treat! Do or Dine’s George McNeese dishes out a dessert recipe

Dining: Get just as creative about your cooking as you are with your Halloween costume with this recipe from Do or Dine’s George McNeese, one of the most talented chefs in the city. Comment

The band electric: Synth-heavy musicians are live wires

Music: It takes a lot of volts for music this wired. Comment

Carmine buys a cheap printer — and pays a price!

Sunday Screech: Carmine complains about a printer, then eats for free. Comments (3)

East is East and West is West.

A Britisher’s View: It’s time for a global convention on Islam and its human timebombs, claims out columnist. Comment

Carmine’s got a new printer — and it don’t work!

Big Screecher: In this week’s screech, Carmine says can’t stand his new printer, but loves going to neighborhood events where the food is free. Comment

Color me, hipster

Color me, hipster

Chances are, you were into crayons before they were cool. Comments (6)
Kensington: Kensington residents celebrated their bustling enclave with a rollicking street fair, complete with all the bells and whistles. Comment

Reader says new supermarket is Aldi-riffic news

Letters: I was delighted to read that an Aldi food market, already open in Queens, Manhattan, and the Bronx, will finally be coming to Brooklyn (“The shuttered Pathmark on Nostrand Avenue will soon get a tenant, sources say,” online Oct. 9). Comment
Digital editions: Brooklyn Daily is proud to present the latest print editions of our Courier Life newspapers. Read more…

City: Midwood truancy center is here to stay

Midwood: The city admitted that it it did not notify the community before it opened a truancy center in Midwood — but says the widely panned facility will stay exactly where it is despite the neighborhood’s battle to stop it. Comment
Bar Scrawl: Bill Roundy tips you off to one of Park Slope’s hottest hangouts — and one of its best deals. Comments (1)

Brooklyn’s upstart fashionistas join forces

Fashion: In fashion, smaller is better. Comments (1)

Singing senior wows judges

BoroBeat: Seniors belted it out at Xaverian High School on Saturday in hopes of being dubbed Senior Idol. For all the performances, see our slideshow. Comment

Court tosses out conviction in infanticide

Gavel to Gavel: A mom convicted of killing her newborn wasn’t to blame, rules appeals court. Comment

Pot topic: Stoners come to Gowanus to share ‘Marijuana-logues’

Event: Some people eat Chinese takeout when they smoke marijuana and some people watch Star Trek reruns, but not this comedic trio — they monologue. Comment
In Hollywood, it’s based on a true story. In Brooklyn, it is a true story. Comments (1)

Blooming businesses: Shops of all kinds now sell flowers

A flowershop or a bar? Skateboards or tiger lillies? Fine art or freesia? Brooklynites can have it all. Comment
Park Slope: Park Slope’s famous pink brownstone will lose its polarizing, Pepto-Bismol hue, city officials decided on Monday. Comments (5)

Residents hail Kensington’s new Parasian plaza

Kensington: Vive la Paris! Comment

Brook-Krasny: I support the Sheepshead Bay mosque

Bay Ridge: The assemblyman may be hurting his re-election bid by supporting the mosque, claim civic leaders Comment
Some men are pigs — but this guy is a also a dog, lion, and bear. Comments (1)
Digital editions: You know what it’s like sitting at your machine every morning, pressing that button and hoping the screen comes up with a winning news article. Let’s be honest — you lose more than you win. The odds of finding great community journalism aren’t good, but we’re here to tip you off to a little trick: Every day, this neighborhood news site lines up its best stories in an easy-to-read row — and every visitor is guaranteed to leave a winner. It’s always a jackpot and never a gamble, and we promise it will help you keep hustlin’, Brooklyn. Read more…

Sharing knowledge — and so much more — at pottery class

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie’s youngest takes the lead, and shows his big brother how to do something for a change. Comment

Dynamite time!: Walkers raise awareness for youth treatment center

BoroBeat: Families and friends didn’t let harsh weather stop them from walking in the 15th annual Dynamite Youth Walk-a-thon in Bay Ridge on Sunday. Comment

Olechowski beats Restler in Williamsburg district leader race

Williamsburg: Williamsburg Democratic district leader Lincoln Restler has met his match. Comments (2)
Parenting: A proposed zoning change at two beloved Park Slope schools is drawing a thick line across the neighborhood — leaving parents on one side celebrating less crowded classrooms, and moms, dads, and property owners on the other side fearful they might not make the cut. Comments (2)

Libraries lure kids with PlayStations, Nintendo

The Brooklyn Public Library is reeling in children with their favorite pasttime — and it ain’t books. Comment

Libraries lure kids with Playstations, Nintendos

Link: The Brooklyn Public Library is reeling in kids with their favorite passtime — and it ain’t books. Read more…

Fatal stabbing in stalled W’burg condo

Williamsburg: A man lost his life after a grisly stabbing in an unfinished Williamsburg condo building on Tuesday morning, investigators say. Comments (1)

Lip service: Bushwick entrepreneur sells Brooklyn–inspired mustache wax

To make it in this borough, you need a stiff upper lip — and thankfully McKenzie Santiago is here to help with that. Comments (17)

Cops: Suspect stole man’s jewelry

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

Costumed canines compete for best dressed

BoroBeat: Bay Ridge’s pooches came out in their finest Halloween costumes for the annual Canine Costume Contest at the Narrows Botanical Gardens’ Harvest Festival on Sunday. For all the fall festivities, see our slideshow. Comment

Mexico is the place for Orlando Orea

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our national affairs columnist sounds off on the murder of Michael Jones. Comment

Thief knocks man out, takes cash

Crime: Get ready for your weekly run-down of crimes from the 61st Precinct. Comment

Police: Gun-toting teen robs man

Crime: Get ready for your weekly run-down of crimes from the 60th Precinct. Comment
Cleaning Our Waterways: Throwing mud into the Gowanus Canal is the secret to cleaning the dirty waterway, environmental activists say. Comments (14)

Carroll Gardens residents: Don’t give us homeless shelter

Carroll Gardens: A Bronx-based non-profit wants to open a 170-bed homeless shelter on a residential block of Carroll Gardens — but neighbors fear a cramped facility will encourage troubled folks to loiter nearby. Aguila Incorporated plans to offer single adults housing in a five-story building on West Ninth and Court streets to “help less fortunate individuals find a better quality of life,” according to a letter the group submitted to Community Board 6. Comments (22)
Teenagers borough-wide might be pissed, but residents of the once-again quiet block say they are overjoyed Comment

Time out! Election screw-ups can’t save this candidate

Courts: Bloopers by the Board of Elections prevented nearly half of the 45th District’s independents from voting for him in the primary last month, charged still-smarting Russell Gallo, a former military cop in the Middle East who says he’s seen better managed elections in war-torn Iraq. Comment
Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: Real estate powerhouse Two Trees Management Company has closed on its purchase of the former Domino Sugar factory, acquiring the massive real estate gem but not yet revealing whether it will stick to the original-but-controversial redevelopment blueprint or draft something new. Comments (4)

Brooklyn takes strides against violence

Marine Park takes a walk to help stop domestic abuse. Comment

Madison Knights suffer homecoming loss

High School Sports: McKee-Staten Island Tech Seagulls’ running back Andrew Blandino proved himself a home-wrecker on Saturday night, crushing the Madison Knights’ hopes of a homecoming victory with three touchdowns in the Staten Island school’s sweeping 22–0 victory. Comment

Xavier Knight’s lance Falcons, 17–14

High School Sports: Jimmy Wolfer’s 24-yard field goal in overtime handed the Bishop Ford Falcons its second straight loss this season against Manhattan’s Xavier Knights, who pulled out a 17–14 win in a Catholic High School Football League Class AA-A game at Aviator Sports Complex on Saturday night. Comment

Bishop Ford’s Chaz Williams not short on talent

High School Sports: The Brooklyn basketball product wants to lead U-Mass to an Atlantic 10 championship — and an NCAA birth — this year. Comment
BoroBeat: Foodies come out to get a “Taste of Sheepshead Bay.” Comment
Link: Midwood’s makeout lane is finally free from the ravages of sex-crazed teens — thanks to a complete city makeover spurred by a series of articles from our pals at Read more…
Cobble Hill: Neighbors want to push back the closing time of Cobble Hill Park following a mini-ticket blitz that left late-night visitors facing costly summonses. Comments (7)

National Grid: Paerdegat Basin is cancer free

Bergen Beach: Environmentalists are questioning the clean bill of health National Grid is giving Paerdegat Basin, claiming that the company being accused of dumping up to 1,400 gallons of oil and gasoline into the waterway shouldn’t be taking part in the investigation. Comment

No hangout for old men: W’burg’s beloved Swinging Sixties Senior Center closing

Williamsburg: The city will stop funding Williamsburg’s Swinging Sixties Senior Center, harkening the demise of a gathering place for the bingo set, a popular upstairs day-care center, and a hub for North Brooklyn neighborhood activism since 1974. Comments (3)
Bay Ridge: Three Bay Ridge cops who sidelined as gun runners will be spending the next two years in a prison cell, federal prosecutors announced last week. Comments (8)

Stan finds wisdom buried in his pockets

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, Stan finds his notes to himself, and writes them all down for you. Comment

St. Edmund Prep coach: We’ll win soccer championship

High School Sports: Hey Joe Namath and Mark Messier, meet Dan Magano. Comment

E. 51st Street man convicted of killing building handyman

Flatlands: A 62-year-old Flatlands man accused of knifing his building superintendent to death is facing life in prison now that he’s been convicted of second-degree murder. Comment

Injured Bonnies drop Molloy match

High School Sports: The Bonnies put up a good fight despite being without key players. Comment

Bridge Park bike philanthropist will bring arts to Gowanus

Gowanus: The philanthropist funding a $40-million athletic facility full of fixed-gear bikes in Brooklyn Bridge Park is now throwing money at an innovative arts project in Gowanus — earning him street cred as Brooklyn’s coolest benefactor. Comments (8)

Babs plays Brooklyn in first-ever show in home borough

Brooklyn’s native son opened the Barclays Center — and the borough’s favorite daughter made it feel like home. Comments (31)

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