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Carmine speaks from his pal Ed’s heart!

Big Screecher: This week, it’s a very special Carmine. Comments (7)

Carmine speaks from his pal Ed’s heart!

Big Screecher: This week, it’s a very special Carmine. Comment

New Year’s sky lights

New Year’s sky lights

Start the new year off with a public display of explosions! Comment

Say hello to the year’s end

Say hello to the year’s end

Here’s where to dance and drink on New Year’s Eve. Comment
Sheepshead Bay: Sheepshead Bay residents who remain without heat and hot water are getting what they really wanted for Christmas — a disaster recovery center. Comment

Metal musician killed in wrong-way crash

Metal fans, friends, family, and neighbors are mourning Brooklyn drummer and singer Rick Cimato after the Williamsburg resident died in a head-on car crash early Wednesday. Comment

Xaverian falls over fouls

High School Sports: The Xaverian Clippers learned a hard lesson last Thursday — nice guys finish last. Comment

We’re to blame for gun violence — lock, stock, and barrel

A Britisher’s View: Gun control is a step in the right direction, but it doesn’t go nearly far enough to address our epidemic of violence, sez our columist. Comment

Brooklyn’s best bites in 2012

Behold: the year’s finest dishes! Comment

Real estate futures: Historic Heights bank to be topped with condos

Brooklyn Heights: You can bank on these Montague Street condos becoming hot commodities. Comments (1)

It’s award time for Brooklyn’s high school footballers

High School Sports: One thing is for sure: Brooklynites were ready for some football this year. Comment

Senior guard leads Fontbonne to victory

High School Sports: The Bonnies were down at the half, so Cindy Henderson stepped up. Comment

Archbishop takes Bishop

High School Sports: Jill Conroy expects more than the lackluster performance her veteran Bishop Ford Falcons girls basketball team turned in during a 57–50 loss to the host Archbishop Molloy Stanners on Saturday afternoon. Comment

Kids rock Kings Plaza for Christmas

BoroBeat: Pint-sized performers from PS 361 received a standing ovation for their show at the Avenue U shopping center on Dec. 19. Comment
Transit: Transportation-starved Red Hook straphangers must wait several more months before the long-shuttered Smith–Ninth Street subway station finally reopens. Comments (15)

Police: Suspect jabbs man with fork

Marine Park: Plus a host of other crimes from Marine Park’s 63rd Precinct. Comment
Park Slope: Domo arigato, Peter Kokis — for showing us these costumes just when we needed you! Comments (2)
Borough President Markowitz wants to bring professional soccer to Brooklyn — but making his plan a reality will be more difficult than scoring a goal over a wall of German national team defenders, soccer insiders say. Comments (11)

Instead of bans, let’s teach respect

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our columnist says we need to make sure our kids respect one another before we start banning guns. Comment

Stan has the Christmas’ numbers

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, our columnist breaks down the holiday cheer. Comment

Sitt gets hip: Coney magnate courts trendy shops

Coney Island: The real estate magnate who plans to turn Coney Island into a glitzy waterfront enclave of hotels and condos says he wants to keep the People’s Playground’s weird vibe alive — by renting space to quirky Brownstone Brooklyn-style small businesses this summer. Comments (1)

R riders rejoice: Sandy-slammed line runs to Manhattan again

The R train doesn’t have a reputation for being speedy, but ecstatic Brooklyn straphangers say Friday’s restoration of interborough service on the hurricane-damaged line saves them tons of time. Comments (5)
Mean Streets: It’s the path of most resistance. Comments (57)
Our experts break down the Borough President’s Brooklyn-themed holiday card. Comments (8)
Bay Ridge: A former Bay Ridge councilman known as a maverick long before that was considered politically cool is running for mayor — for the third time. Comments (1)

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