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Greenpoint: Gary Angell knows which doggies have been naughty and which have been nice — and he knows which ones need anti-flea shampoo! Comments (1)
Santa Claus is coming to town — and he’s running in, right over the Brooklyn Bridge. Comment

Believe it! Carmine visits Santa!

Sunday Screech: You won’t beleive what Carmine can’t believe this week! Comments (8)

Dreams come true: Carmine visits Santa!

Big Screecher: This week, Carmine knows who to talk to when he has a Christmas wish. Comment

Ida’s got the NFL picks for the upcoming weekend

Our football fairygodmother has seen the future — but she never forgets the past Comment

Museum tells the story of a real-life Santa

Williamsburg: Many have borrowed Santa Claus’s beard — from a farcical Tim Allen to the timeless Edmund Gwen — but John Duvall Gluck actually responded to the call of “Dear Santa.” Comment

‘Hog’ wild: Filmmaker becomes tunnel-digger to create documentary

DUMBO: If you can’t film them, join them. Comments (2)

Radiolabs! Brooklynites take to their closets to get on the airwaves

The hills are alive with the sound of podcasts. Comments (2)
Bar Scrawl: In his 100th edition of Bar Scrawl, Bill Roundy reviews one of Brooklyn’s most acclaimed watering holes. Comment

Demon season

Gowanus: The nightmare before Christmas is here. Comments (1)

Why watch ‘A Christmas Story’ on TV when you can watch it in a movie theater!

There’s nothing stopping you from watching “A Christmas Story” for 24 straight hours on your living-room TV — that is, if you’re trying to burn your eyes out. Comment

R train service to Manhattan restored; no service headaches this weekend!

Weekend Watch: It’s a holiday miracle — or it really is the end of the world! Comment

Who’s Psy-ed are you on? Inflamatory K-Pop singer praised while controversial filmmaker is jailed

A Britisher’s View: A Korean-American rapper who wants to “kill those f------- Yankees” gets feted at the White House, while an Egyptian American sits in jail on trumped-up charges for making an anti-Islam movie. The double standard over free speech in the U.S. is gagging, says our columnist. Comment

Police and firefighters honored with annual Appreciation Lunch

BoroBeat: The Russian-American Be Proud Foundation and the Brighton Beach Business Improvement District thanked and honored police and firefighters at their seventh-annual Appreciation Lunch on Dec. 13. Comment

DA gun buyback nets 134 firearms

Gavel to Gavel: A day after a deranged gunman killed 20 children and six adults in a Newtown, Conn., elementary school, Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes took 134 guns off the streets of Brooklyn with his gun buyback program. Comment

Vegan cocktails exist!

Vegan cocktails exist!

Bushwick: Cruelty-free Bloody Marys and other mixed drinks let vegans imbibe without compromising their lifestyle. Comments (8)

Cortelyou Road station rehab will kill our business, merchants say

Ditmas Park: The MTA has finally agreed to complete a long-awaited fix-up of three Flatbush stations — but not everyone is happy about it. Comments (6)

A stuffed-animal menagerie grows in Bergen Beach

Bergen Beach: Bergen Beach senior Eugene Fellner is a big kid at heart. Comment
Digital editions: Not finished with your holiday shopping? Don’t worry, we know the perfect gift for everyone in your household — The Brooklyn Paper. Mom will love the neighborhood-centric news stories, dad will be crazy about the one-of-a-kind Brooklyn Nets coverage, and the kids will go wild for the colorful photos. It’s easy to wrap, and, like all of the best things in this world, it’s free — so enjoy the holidays and keep hustlin’, Brooklyn. Read more…

I put the words right into their mouths

The Dad: This week, The Dad can’t control himself at the dinner table. Comments (1)

All that jazz

Music: Jazz isn’t dead, and that’s thanks in part to Gerry Eastman’s efforts to keep it alive in Williamsburg. Comments (1)

Coney celebrates its comeback from Sandy

Coney Island: The new Alliance for Coney Island business group launched formally with a dinner bash at Gargiulo’s Restaurant on Dec. 13. Comment

Our columnists are here to help

Nets: Our taller columnist and our shorter columnist agree — the Nets have a lot of work to do. Below, they share their thoughts on what Brooklyn’s home team must do to win.

Millennium Development gives Charlie Brown tree a facelift

Bergen Beach: Call it the little tree that could. Comment

Deron needs picks to be on a roll

Back Court: So now we know: D-Will liked it better in Utah. Comments (1)
Front Court: Brook is back in Brooklyn and all is right again in the world of the Nets, right? Well, not quite. Comment

Cops: Crowbar-wielding suspect attacks man

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

Lights, camera, action! Williamsburg’s newest moviehouse premieres

Cinema: It’s the premiere of the biggest blockbuster of the holiday film season: Williamsburg’s brand new multiplex. Comments (8)

Remember Amnesia?

Bay Ridge: Amnesia’s forgotten its name! Comments (17)
Downtown: Hundreds of union workers rallied at the under-construction City Point development in Downtown on Tuesday and accused developer Acadia Realty Trust of short-changing the non-union laborers building the massive housing and retail complex — which received a $20-million federal bailout in 2009. Comments (10)

Cops: Elderly woman run down on Avenue M

Mill Basin: No charges have been filed against the driver. Comment

Cops: Help us find cabbie car-jacker

Mill Basin: Police say a man flagged down a livery cab in Mill Basin — then rolled off with the car. Comment

Salt and Sea gets holiday reprieve

An eviction-bound Coney Island charity received a Yuletide reprieve from its landlord, who postponed the bounce until after the New Year. Comment
High School Sports: Senior guard Brandon Thompson’s sharpshooting more than made up for the absence of Long Island University Blackbirds star Julian Boyd. Comment

It might be the end of days, but Joanna still has to shop.

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our columnist contemplates the end of days. Comment

Gravesend lights up for Christmas!

BoroBeat: Gravesend residents came out to celebrate the Christmas season with a tree lighting in Lady Moody Square. See our slideshow for all the festive fun. Comment

Fired up environmentalists fight plan to torch Sandy-toppled trees

Photo Galleries: Environmental advocates say burning hurricane hardwoods will be deterimintal to resident’s health — and the city’s coffers. Comments (3)

Sweet charity

Dining: New York City’s top pastry chefs banded together and dished out their finest treats to help rebuild DUMBO’s Sandy-shuttered Almondine Bakery. Comments (1)

Cha Cha: I’ll be back — again

The owner of Boardwalk staple Cha Cha’s says the storied, Sandy-sunk honky-tonk will be back — but exactly when is anybody’s guess. Comment

Marty: Brooklyn will have an amphitheater

Coney Island: Borough President Markowitz says he’s dead set on delivering a $64 million music venue to Coney Island before his gig as Brooklyn’s chief executive officer is up next year. Comment

A Swedish celebration — with a little bit of Italy mixed in

Bay Ridge: What do Italians and Scandinavians have in common — besides Bay Ridge? Comment

Santa Claus has joined the circus!

Kensington: A high-flying holiday circus rolled into PS 130 — and brought a big-top Santa with them. Comment

Concrete Boardwalk set in stone

The city can go ahead with its plan to rip up the Boardwalk’s precious planks and replace it with concrete and plastic lumber, a Supreme Court judge ruled today. Comments (8)

Today! Alt. side parking rules return to Coney, Brighton Beach

Coney Island: If you haven’t moved your car for the street sweeper, you should. Comment

District attorney candidate: Pot-smokers won’t get criminal records

Let’s lighten up on tokers lighting up, says district attorney candidate Abe George. Comments (2)
Patsy Grimaldi is back — and you’ll find him right next door to Grimaldi’s. Comments (4)

Bishop Ford Falcons trounce Terriers in OT nail-biter

High School Sports: The Falcons say the win proves Bishop Ford is ready to move up the ranks. Comment

Cyclists make sure women get home safely after attacks in Bushwick

Bushwick: Coming home late? Take your hike with a guy on a bike. Comment

Stan reminds us about Festivus!

It’s Only My Opinion: It’s for the rest of us! Comment

Red Storm rages down on Barclays Center, defeats St. Francis 77–60

High School Sports: St. Francis College senior forward Akeem Johnson scored 13 points, grabbed 11 rebounds, and had his first double-double of the season, but the Terriers still couldn’t stem the Red Storm’s path to victory yesterday. Comment

Controversial menorah rewired — gets snipped again

Kensington: The Kensington Chabad keeps lighting up its fear-inducing menorah display, and someone keeps cutting its cord. Comments (3)
Hurricane Sandy crippled the New York Aquarium, claim Wildlife Conservation Society members who say that only a portion of the marine exhibits will be open this spring. Comment

Garbage-filled Coney apartment building has been left to rot, tenants say

Hurricane Sandy turned a Coney Island Houses apartment building into a putrid, 14-story pile of rotting garbage that’s making people sick, residents claim. Comment
Windsor Terrace: Windsor Terrace cyclists don’t have to be Lance Armstrong to get into juicing. Comments (24)
High School Sports: If Bishop Loughlin’s 72–64 loss to the Archbishop Molloy Stanners on Wednesday was first game jitters, then new Lions coach Chez Williams hopes those jitters are behind them. Comment
Awesome: The borough’s world-class waterfront park is now home to the world’s game. Comments (3)

Merchants want more police presence in Gowanus

Gowanus: Gowanus merchants fear for their lives after a gun-toting robber held up the owner of a Third Avenue pie shop in broad daylight — and they say they need more police patrolling the neighborhood’s increasingly commercial streets. Comments (1)

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