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Cops: Pistol-toting suspect robs bank

Flatbush: Get ready for your weekly run down of crimes from the 70th Precinct. Comment
Dining: With a blood-orange facade and Edison-style bulbs hanging inside rusted industrial whisks in the tall and welcoming front windows, the decor of the new Neapolitan pizzeria Krescendo in Boerum Hill is much like the joint venture that brought it to life — a combination of old school Brooklyn and authentic Italian passion. Comments (3)

Cops: Women nabbed in shoplifting attempt

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

Carmine’s warning: Don’t chew dare!

Sunday Screech: In this week’s screech, Carmine finds it hard to believe what you get a ticket for these days! Comments (22)

Listen up, electeds, and do your job

Letters: Ian Randal Strock has a message for our representatives in Washington. Comment

Carmine warns: Don’t bite and drive

Big Screecher: This week, Carmine can’t believe that a woman got a ticket for biting her nails while driving! Comment

Ida’s taking names, picking teams, and giving numbers

Our pigskin prognosticator stands at the well of the future while sipping from the fountain of the past. Comment
Music: Jason Lytle hates touring, he hates waiting around between shows, and he hates answering the phone — when it’s nice out. Comment

‘Rolling Stones’ rock, roll at Barclays Center

Music: A controversial rhythm and blues band from Britain is coming to Brooklyn. Comments (23)

Time wizards

Cinema: Stranger than fiction? Yeah, right. Comment

Our roving Bartoonist teaches you how to find whiskey in the Navy Yard

Bar Scrawl: Bill Roundy — The Brooklyn Paper’s artistic drinking critic — tours a distillery in the borough’s manufacturing hub. Comments (3)

Pearl Harbor should be a lesson for Bam

A Britisher’s View: President Obama, being probed by the State Department for his mishandling of the Benghazi terror attacks, could learn a lot from the way another deadly assault on an American facility was handled by the commander-in-chief 71 years ago. Comment

Rising Moon

Music: If Elvis had been born in New Zealand in 1991, he would have had just as much fun. Comment

Cops: Brutes beat man for phone, sunglasses

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

Get ready for a great weekend on the rails

Weekend Watch: The MTA can make the sun shine underground — at least this weekend. Comment

G train catch-22

G train catch-22

Transit: Riding the G train might seem like a trip into Dante’s “Inferno,” but subway boosters claim it’s straight out of a Joseph Heller novel. Comments (26)
Shopping: Christmas trees come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and hues — but are they organic? Comments (12)
Sheepshead Bay: A community panel is blasting the MTA’s plan to bring select bus service along Nostrand Avenue between Sheepshead Bay and Williamsburg. Comment

Mill Islanders: Sandy hit us pretty hard

Mill Basin: Waterfront homes and senior citizen facilities suffered the brunt of Hurricane Sandy’s wrath, residents say. Comment
Canarsie: Students at PS 115 received free school supplies on Monday in response to the impact Hurricane Sandy has had on them. Comment
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All hands-on dishes

All hands-on dishes

Ethiopian food pops-up at the Brooklyn Night Bazaar. Comment

Wait, that cavity is not her fault?

The Dad: This week, The Dad teaches his youngest that personal responsibility begins and ends with tooth decay. Comment

The definitive guide to shopping for handmade holiday gifts

Shopping: Brooklyn is the borough we love, but it’s also the brand we love, too. Comments (1)

Who’s responsible for the Nets’ early success?

The Nets are off to the team’s best start in a decade and our columnists are thrilled — but not thrilled enough to ignore the squad’s flaws. Our shorter columnist says the back court could up its production with a simple substitution, while our taller hoops pundit says the Nets guards aren’t pulling their weight. Below is this week’s edition of “Front court / Back court.”
Bay Ridge: The United States Army band spread the Yuletide spirit to its brothers- and sisters-at-arms with a holiday concert at Fort Hamilton on Nov. 30. Comment

Put MarShon Brooks in, coach — he’s ready to play

Back Court: In the Nets’ Twitterverse, one hashtag has been gaining traction in recent weeks: #FreeMarShon. Comments (3)
Front Court: The Nets are off to their best start in a decade — and they’ve got their big men to thank for it. Comments (2)

Cops: Teen, bites woman, hits her with cart

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

Retired cop accidentally shoots self outside Petco, police say

Sheepshead Bay: A retired cop female cops accidentally shot herself at a Sheepshead Bay Petco store this afternoon, officials say. Comment

Victorious! Dutchmen snag title game in nail-biter

High School Sports: A crucial two-point conversion kept the Erasmus Hall Dutchmen flying toward a city title on Tuesday night. Comment
Fuzzy Brooklyn: Bushwick dog lovers are so excited about a newly opened pup run that at least one neighbor went out and purchased a pooch just so he could enjoy the new amenity. Comments (4)

Light fight! Sandy victims pan $2 million plan to re-bling Parachute Jump

The city wants to spend $2 million to illuminate Coney Island’s iconic Parachute Jump, but some residents say they would rather see the money used to keep the lights on in communities left powerless by Hurricane Sandy. Comments (11)
Bay Ridge: Try getting to the root of this problem! Comments (16)

Beats, rhymes, tykes: Nets youth dancers are stars at Barclays Center

The young talent at the Barclays Center has won the borough’s support thanks to theatrics on the hardwood — and the most amazing thing about this new crop of stars is that they’re all under the age of 14. Comments (1)

Panel: We need a Boardwalk environmental study

A Coney Island community panel is backing Boardwalk preservationists who want an environmental review before the span’s iconic wooden beams are replaced with slabs of concrete. Comments (4)

Ridge decks Shore Road Park with Christmas spirit

Bay Ridge: More than 300 people braved the chilly air for the annual Christmas tree lighting on Nov. 28. Comment

Bathroom break helps Blackbirds soar

High School Sports: Julian Boyd had 20 points and 10 rebounds to help the Long Island University Blackbirds extend its home winning streak to 29 games, but his run on the boards didn’t begin until after a much-needed bathroom break! Comment

Cops: McDonald’s fry guys busted in grease fight

Canarsie: Two Rockaway Parkway McDonald’s employees were arrested for throwing hot grease at each other, investigators say. Comment

Judge Joanna rules on ‘nanny murder’

Not for Nuthin’: Not for Nuthin, but we all know she’s guilty! Comment

Cops: Employee hurls calculators at boss

Crime: Get ready for your weekly run-down of crimes from the 61st Precinct. Comment
Park Slope: A landlord has given Brooklyn Rock, purveyors of quirky, handmade and often downright strange T-shirts, a prime piece of real estate across the street from the Barclays Center because he likes what they represent. Comments (15)
Politics: The state’s top lawman is keeping his eye on Borough President Markowitz’s Hurricane Sandy relief fund. Comments (2)

Rolling rehab center finds new home

Kings Highway: A drug rehab center shot down by Gravesend residents who didn’t approve of the facility’s clientele has found a new home 17 blocks away from its original location. Comment

Storm-damaged Shore Theater marquee to be replaced

The signs, they are a-changin’! Comment

Cross-species assistance!

Cross-species assistance!

Sheepshead Bay: A Sheepshead Bay paramedic came to the rescue of a wounded falcon found on the Belt Parkway last week. Check out all the high-flying action in our slideshow. Comment

Greek Orthodox church brings aid to Sandy-ravaged Gerritsen Beach

Gerritsen Beach: The Three Hierarchs Greek Orthodox Church organized a relief effort for victims of Hurricane Sandy in Gerritsen Beach. Comment
Park Slope: Park Slope’s legendary pink brownstone is no longer pink. Comments (6)
Awesome: Brooklynites won’t have to travel far to mess with Texas when the Alamo Drafthouse — Austin’s legendary dinner-and-a-movie joint — opens an outpost on the Fulton Mall. Comments (8)

Homeless shelter critics: Building is too little to house 170 men

Carroll Gardens: Critics of a planned homeless shelter in Carroll Gardens are going to the courts — and they say they can scuttle the project because the proposed site is simply too small. Comments (10)

Outlook sunny for Red Hook bar’s return

Red Hook: Sunny’s days are forecast for Red Hook. Comment

Pipeline approval will destroy our crops, gardeners say

Mill Basin: It’s full steam ahead for plans to run a controversial natural gas pipeline through Floyd Bennett Field — a move members of the Floyd Bennett Gardeners Association say will kill their crops. Comment

Jack Katz, longtime director of the Flatbush Avenue Business Improvement District, dies at 87

Flatbush: Katz oversaw the Flatbush Avenue business improvement district during a period of massive change in the neighborhood, merchants say. Comment

Hornets sting Wings in nail-biter

High School Sports: A steal with 15 seconds of game time left seals the win for Midwood High School’s girls basketball squad. Comment

Stan steers you to the Charity Navigator

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, Stan talks about the best charities around. Comment

Trotting for a good cause

More than $4,000 was raised during the Boardwalk run for Hurricane Sandy victims. Comment

Orange Wave shakes up its winning dynamic

High School Sports: The Orange Wave doesn’t have a dynamic duo anymore — it has a dynamic trio. Comment

Cops: Help us find missing woman

Mill Basin: Michele Gonzalez-Wheeler has been missing since Nov. 28, police say. Comment

Railsplitter rout! Lincoln basketball squad sets tone for season

High School Sports: Lincoln High School junior guard Isaiah Whitehead scored 32 points, including eight 3-pointers, in the 102–64 victory. Comment

Cops: Man shot in face on Flatbush Avenue

Flatbush: A gunman shot and killed a 26-year-old man inside a Flatbush Avenue apartment building near Cortelyou Road last night, police said. Comment

Seat fight: Man accused of attacking victim with stool

Brooklyn Heights: Plus all the other crime from Brooklyn Heights and Downtown’s 84th Precinct blotter. Comment

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