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This play is about the environment, but ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ it is not

Theater: That’s because there will be aliens! Comment
Cinema: To help remind us that “it’s always something,” Williamsburg screening room Videology will show a retrospective of comedian Gilda Radner’s work from her Saturday Night Live days during the 1970s and 1980s. Comments (3)

Sword in the brownstone

Books: An artist has turned the neighborhoods of Park Slope and Bay Ridge into characters in a new graphic novel. Comments (1)
Books: Heroin’s a hell of a drug. Comment

George Bailey does not work for Sovereign Bank!

Sunday Screech: This week, the Carmine harkens back to the days when the local bank was a trusted friend, and not a faceless corporation that nickel-and-dimed you to the poorhouse. Comments (9)

Let’s not be gun-shy, says one reader

Letters: Our letters to the editor are back, and will be here every Sunday on! Comment

How Sovereign bank is ruining my pal’s life

Big Screecher: This week, the Screecher fights to defend what is sacred — and $110. Comment

Book with a twist

Books: The new Miss America lives in Windsor Terrace, is dead, and now a contortionist gets ready for her big interpretation of Kurt Vonnegut’s “Slaughterhouse-Five” — and so it goes in Brooklyn. Comment
Digital editions: Brooklyn Daily is proud to present the latest print editions of our Courier Life newspapers. Read more…

Our Bartoonist sticks up for Sandy-slammed Red Hook

Bar Scrawl: If you bad-mouth Red Hook when you’re at Fort Defiance, you’re going to have a bad time. Comment

Here’s your chance to ride the F express

Weekend Watch: Manhattan-bound straphangers will skip almost every stop this weekend. Comment

Here’s your chance to ride the F express

Weekend Watch: Manhattan-bound straphangers will skip almost every stop this weekend. Comments (8)

Ida’s picking the divisional championships with no fear

Our pigskin prognosticator is rolling through the playoffs, posting a jaw-dropping 6-2 record, and her associates say she has no plans on slowing down Comment

Reading at the edge of town: Authors talk Springsteen in Greenpoint

Books: They will work for their love. Comments (1)

Be Penta-gone, Chuck Hagel

A Britisher’s View: Former Nebraskan Sen. Chuck Hagel’s nomination as Pentagon head is a boon for world despots, but a bust for advocates of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, according to our columnist. Comment

Investment bank gives $1,000 gift cards to storm survivors

BoroBeat: Hurricane-hurt families each received $1,000 from financial firm Cantor Fitzgerald on Jan. 11 to help with their recovery efforts. Comment

Lego-mania! Lego robots duke it out Downtown

BoroBeat: Kids trade pirates for robots but keep the Legos Comment

Egypt’s Coptic Christians seek solace in Dyker Heights

Dyker Heights: It’s happening again: Refugees flee turmoil for the safety of Brooklyn. Comments (12)

Greenpoint residents blast church for opening homeless shelter

Greenpoint: A new homeless shelter is making a mess of Greenpoint, claim a handful of angry residents wary of their new neighbors and upset with the church that’s offering destitute men a place to spend the night. Comments (54)
Digital editions: Have you ever sat there for a second and just thought about how amazing it is that a news story can come to exist. It’s so beautiful, the process. It starts as just a seed — a random idea floating around in the ether of a young reporter’s mind. Then comes conception, the moment when it becomes a real concept. That concept grows into a pitch, and when that pitch finds a way to permeate an editor’s thick skull, the miracle begins. Within three hours, that story is live on Thanks for reading, and keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Read more…

Requiem for a first kiss

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie discovers there are some things a mother can’t teach. Comment

Game on! Coney Island Arcade owner battles eviction in court

A Coney Island landlord is trying to pull the plug on a Bowery Street arcade that he claims fell behind on rent, but the man behind the video games says he is a good tenant — and has scans of his cashed checks to prove it. Comment

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than usual Comment

‘The Suit’ comes to BAM — and Brooklyn actress makes her hometown debut

Theater: There’s no stage like home. Comment

Nets are on fire!

Nets: Brooklyn’s new home team is winning, and our columnists are here to make sure the squad keeps at it.

The Nets are not the stealers

Back Court: The takeaway of this column is takeaways. Comment

Here’s what the Nets are doing right

Front Court: For the Brooklyn Nets, 2013 has been everything that late 2012 wasn’t. And that’s exactly how they want it. Comments (4)

Defensive-minded Brown becoming complete player at Manhattan

High School Sports: Brooklyn’s own Rhamel Brown has learned how to score — just not how to boast. Comment

Archbishop Molloy runs past ‘cocky’ Loughlin

High School Sports: Bishop Loughlin’s boys saw their 11-game winning streak snapped on the court when they overlooked Brooklyn-Queens opponent Archbishop Molloy’s fight for the win. Comment

Denied! Owls Head Park basketball players say city not taking care of courts

Bay Ridge: The city’s poor maintenance of Owls Head Park’s basketball courts has players falling instead of balling, say angry Bay Ridge hoopsters who are tired of being broken while on a fast break. Comment
Williamsburg: Ordering a bloody Mary isn’t the only way to get some veggies in a bar. Comments (36)
BAM District: A developer has the green-light to put up a skyscraper on a marquee spot right next to the Williamsburgh Savings Bank — but the builder wants to fill the tower with nearly double the permissible amount of housing. Comments (6)
Dining: But Steve’s Authentic Key Lime Pies isn’t going far. Comments (1)

Sign of genius: Avenue U subway display lets commuters stay warm

Gravesend: A new light-up sign is helping Gravesend straphangers get the train — and more importantly stay warm. Comment

‘Girls’ wins at the Globes? I don’t think so

Not for Nuthin’: This week, Jo can’t figure out how the HBO series “Girls” can win anything. Comment
Photo Galleries: On the 19th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me — lots of mulch! Comments (10)

Climb on! Brooklyn Bridge Park will get a bouldering wall, planners say

Bridge ‘Park’: Hey rock climbers, get a hold of this new plan to build a public bouldering wall as part of a big expansion to Brooklyn Bridge Park. Comments (5)
Dining: Let there be organic lentils! Comments (7)

City blames Sandy for latest Marine Park field house setback

Marine Park: The long-delayed opening of Brooklyn’s most expensive field house, which was supposed to happen before Christmas, has been — wait for it — delayed again. Comment

Pols sue to get Canarsie on list for Sandy food aid

Canarsie: The city has been slapped with a lawsuit for allegedly failing to help Canarsiens after Hurricane Sandy. Comment

So long, Celia

So long, Celia

Carroll Gardens: She’s going away — but she won’t be forgotten. Comments (4)

Inn is in! Hampton is the latest hotel opening Downtown

It’s not the Hamptons — but it will still cost you about $175 per night. Comments (3)
Hurricane Sandy-displaced Brooklynites should trade in their tiny homes and dangerous, urban lifestyles for a taste of Southern hospitality, says a South Carolina resort owner who wants to rent out rooms at his place for about $21 a day. Comments (9)

Pour track record: Will this coffeeshop survive where others have failed?

Changing Brooklyn: The debut of a new coffeeshop has ended Prospect Lefferts Gardens’ caffeine withdrawal — but that hasn’t stopped the jitters for the area’s long-suffering coffee snobs. Comments (3)

Police presents! Sal says he would hire more cops

Sal Albanese’s says more cops are the answer to the city’s problems, and he’d hire them if you elect him mayor. Comments (1)

Stan got some questions for you to answer

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, our columnist wants to know what you think about the ramblings in his head. Comment

Neckerchiefs and khakis for everyone! Slope scout group open to gays, gals

Park Slope: A Windsor Terrace dad has earned a merit badge for embracing diversity. Comments (4)

Nazareth the team to beat after taming Ford

High School Sports: Nazareth is really showing off its “A” game this season. Comment

Could be a contender! St. Edmund beats Bonnies for first time in six years

Gravesend: Beating a “Bonnie-fied” contender has its benefits. Comment
Checkin’ in with: Brooklyn really is the best! Comments (9)

Food carts to blame for Ridge ice cream parlor’s demise, politician claims

Bay Ridge: State Sen. Marty Golden claims food carts starved iconic Bay Ridge eatery Hinsch’s to death — but the beloved luncheonette’s owner says his business actually withered away because of the neighborhood’s fat rents and changing tastes. Comments (28)

Robbery turns deadly on 18th Street

Greenwood Heights: A mugger killed a 67-year-old on 18th Street on Jan. 9 when he shoved the senior to the ground, knocking the victim’s head against the pavement, cops said. Comments (1)

Our Bartoonist mingles with locals, sports fans at Atlantic Avenue bar

Bar Scrawl: The Flying Saucer Cafe is now a bar with a new name — and Bill Roundy is ready to tell you what he thinks of it. Comment

Get ready for some train pain this weekend

Weekend Watch: It’s game time, Brooklyn, and, as usual, there are a number of injuries on the roster. Some trains are out and others are probable to questionable. Comment

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