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Poetic pups

Books: The Paper talks to a Brooklyn dog about life in the city, literature, and sniffing stuff. Comments (2)

Drawing inspiration

Drawing inspiration

Art: Grand Central art competition shows off the works of designers and architects. Comment

Jiminy crickets

Jiminy crickets

Theater: Bring your own puppet to life in Fort Greene. Comment

‘Sound off to the Editor’ — a lively sounding board for the topics of the day

Letters: Our readers tackle some of Brooklyn’s pressing issues. Comment

Jeopardy! Carmine can’t believe what he saw!

Big Screecher: This week, the ol’Screecher has a few more words for arch nemesis, Alex Trebek. Comment

Last heat until fall

Last heat until fall

Don’t look back on summer, yet. There’s much to do. Comment

Of dice and men

Of dice and men

Books: A journalist’s new book tells the story of how a set of 20-sided dice, a character sheet, and a monster manual known as Dungeons and Dragons changed the world. Comment

New kids on the rock

Music: The band members might all be in their teens, but between them, they have several decades of musical knowledge. Comment

Empty victory

Empty victory

BoroBeat: Nurses with the New York State Nurses Association raced from Red Hook to emergency rooms across the borough by bus and car on Aug. 6, attempting to prove that the embattled Cobble Hill hospital is by far the most accessible. Comment

Classroom antics

Classroom antics

Nightlife: A Williamsburg comedy event is part show, part tell. Comment

Bartoonist goes under

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking illustrator gives us his take on Superfine in Dumbo. Comments (2)

Family fun in Flatbush

BoroBeat: Families were treated to good food, good fun, and some great talent at the 12th annual Family Day event at Paedergat Park on Saturday. Comment

A Britisher’s View is on vacation

A Britisher’s View: Columnist Shavana Abruzzo will be back in September. Comment

Sometimes, injuries make you focus on your mission

Fast & Furious: In baseball, and in life, it’s not how hard you fall, but how quickly you rehab. Comment

Shake Shack takeover! The burger joint is coming to DUMBO

DUMBO: Three makes a trend — and Brooklyn is trending toward Shake Shack! Comments (15)
BoroBeat: Some 3,000 Middle Eastern-Americans flocked to Shore Road Park on Aug. 11 for the seventh annual Arab-American Bazaar. See our slideshow for all the fun. Comment

Marching to history

Cinema: Through a new two-week film series, BAMcinematek is tracing the history of one of our country’s hottest, most consequential summers. Comment
Bay Ridge: It may have rained, but the organizers behind Bay Ridge’s third Summer Stroll of 2013 say the event was anything but a wash-out. Comments (10)
Digital editions: This story was written in a office building in New York City right about the time a friend of ours was putting together a flash mob of artists against gentrification. It’s a story about a man living in a shantytown just outside of Williamsburg. A man who’s sick of looking down the barrell of high rent. A man who has lost faith in the policy makers to the west, while they argue, and while they fail to support ecconomic sanctions against gentrification. My buggin’ you? Don’t mean to bug ya. Okay, Brooklyn, keep hustlin’. Read more…

Stephanie chimes in on opting out

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie wonders if she made the right decision when she left work to raise her kids. Comments (3)

Standing O is at it again!

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

Cops: Man cuffed after Greenpoint home invasion, rape spree

Greenpoint: The attacks took place over two and a half hours on Monday night. Greenpointers say they’re worried about an uptick in crime. Comments (2)

Lincoln’s Whitehead embraces role as face of New York City hoops

Joe Knows: Abraham Lincoln’s Isaiah Whitehead was more than just a participant in the Big Strick Classic high-school basketball all-star game last weekend. The rising senior was the de facto host and the face of New York City basketball at the event that drew some of the top players in the country to take on the metro area’s best talent. Comment

Sometimes you are up, and sometimes you are down.

Ups & Downs: Eight different Cyclones players hit at least .300 last week, getting on base to set up runs for the team. Comment

Greenpoint tower trouble

Greenpoint tower trouble

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: A humongous housing development planned to rise in Greenpoint at the confluence of Newtown Creek and the East River is going to force up rents, endanger new residents, and strain neighborhood resources to the breaking point, neighbors said at a raucous meeting on Tuesday. Comment

American League brethren too much for Cyclone All-Stars

The Ride: Our beloved Cyclones tried their best in the All-Star Game, but failed. Comment
Prospect Heights: Barclays neighbors say they have no idea to expect when the awards show touches down at the arena in less than two weeks. Some fear the worst. Comments (4)
BoroBeat: Thousands of visitors turned back the clock at the third annual Coney Island History Day at Deno’s Wonder Wheel Park on Saturday. See our slideshow for all the fun. Comments (5)
These two houses of worship are battling to keep their buildings from falling apart and, faced with dwindling flocks and rising rents, they are turning to their fellow man to make sure repairs get made. Comments (46)

What the flip is Flipping?

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our columnists weighs in on selling stolen dogs on CraigsList. Comment

Last call! 93 Lounge loses its booze

Bay Ridge: The state dealt a deathblow to controversial Ridge nightspot 93 Lounge on Aug. 13 — but the knock-out punch was a bit of a left hook. Comment
BoroBeat: Youngsters who weren’t able to enjoy Christmas last year because of Hurricane Sandy were treated to games, food, and even a visit from Santa Claus on Aug. 9 at MCU Park. Comment

Beloved doctor, personal physician to Carmine Santa Maria, passes away

Carl Strauss, a beloved physician, family man, and philanthropist, died Aug. 6 from natural causes. He was 92. Comment

Former Boys & Girls guard Nixon powers Sean Bell to Nike Pro City crown

Zamal Nixon is taking the New York City streetball scene by storm. Comment

Feast fear! 18th Avenue fair faces second cancellation

Bensonhurst: The seven-decade-old street fair could be called off this year and insiders say they might outsource the festival organizing, too. Comments (15)

The spy who phoned me

The spy who phoned me

Sheepshead Bay: The name’s Kagan, Ari Kagan. Russian-speaking Democrats living in 48th Council District have recently been receiving disturbing automated phone calls, in which a woman speaking Russian accuses Kagan of having links to the long-abolished spy service of the former Soviet Union — the notorious KGB. Comment

Blackout tryout

BoroBeat: Brooklyn’s up-and-coming basketball squad held its second round of tryouts at Aviator on Aug. 10. Comment
BoroBeat: Kids took to 17th Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues in the annual Soap Box Derby, held on Saturday. Comments (17)
Fort Greene: By Friday afternoon, the bloody crime scene was far from the minds of park goers. Comments (14)

Manhattan Bridge party organizer says arrest won’t stop him

Awesome: The just-busted teen party guru speaks like a man on a mission. Comments (4)

Brooklyn-native Calhoun verbally commits to Duke women’s basketball

High School Sports: Christ the King rising senior wing Sierra Calhoun, a Brooklyn native, has verbally committed to play women’s basketball at Duke University. Comment

Nazareth’s Fay overcomes injury to earn college hoops scholarships

High School Sports: Some Division I colleges took some convincing to believe Nazareth’s Jen Fay could play at that level after she missed time as a sophomore because of a torn ligament. Comment

Brooklyn hoops stars help NYC earn bragging rights at Big Strick Classic

High School Sports: The Big Strick Classic was more than just another all-star basketball game for Abraham Lincoln guard Isaiah Whitehead and his teammates. Comment

Cops nab alleged Greenpoint pistol-whipper

Greenpoint: It all started with a guy asking for directions. Comments (2)

Wait, did Anthony Weiner just call us cockroaches?

Politics: He said he meant it as a compliment, but I still couldn’t believe my ears. Comment

Cyclones one game out heading into All-Star break

The Ride: Mini-Maz had four hits in a slaughter of State College. Comment

DA: Rich lady scammed program for the poor

Brighton Beach: You might say she’s a real welfare queen. A Brighton Beach woman who lives in a beach-front penthouse and owns three luxury cars has made taxpayers pay for her family’s healthcare for the past decade by defrauding the state’s Medicaid program that funds medical care for the poor, according to an indictment handed down by the District Attorney’s office. Comment

State has turned LICH into Fort Knox: advocates

Security guards are harassing staffers and would-be patients in and around the embattled Cobble Hill institution, according to a doctor who testified in court last week. Hospital advocates say the intense security presence is an illegal ploy by the state to close the health care facility once and for all. Comments (5)

McCarren, Prospect Park ice-skating rinks set to open this winter

The new rinks are music to the ears of borough skaters whose prospects melted last year. Comments (7)
Bensonhurst: Call ’em cop blockers. Comment
Brighton Beach: The Army is going to be storming the beaches of Southern Brooklyn. Comment
Bedford-Stuyvesant: The court tasked with overseeing the financial execution of a Bedford-Stuyvesant hospital is keeping the Inter-faith alive, if only for an extra week and a half. Comment

Stan’s questions don’t need answers

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, our columnist queries himself, and gets little response. Comment

Early morning L train shutdown stresses out W’burg, Bushwick night owls

Williamsburg: It has only been a week, but nocturnal people in Bushwick and Williamsburg are already grumpy. Comments (22)
Park Slope: Looking at what makes a superhero tick sparks great creative writing. Just ask this bunch of kids. Comments (1)

Carmine cleans house!

Sunday Screech: In this week’s screech, Carmine laments having to throw stuff away! Comments (3)

Cyclones pitching expels State College

The Ride: The Cylclones won a game that had nothing to do with Star Wars. Comment

Clone wars! Brooklyn loses on Star Wars night!

The Ride: Use the Force, the team did not. Comment
Gowanus: A demonstration comes on the heels of a secret meeting held by local pols to discuss a “comprehensive plan” for the neighborhood. Comments (18)
The hard-won prize comes with $300 and borough-wide bragging rights. Comments (1)

Up and down! Cyclones lose after win — again!

The Ride: The roller-coaster season continues! Comment

Bridge abridged! Aquarium span scrapped

The long-neglected pedestrian bridge over Surf Avenue finally got some attention from city workers Wednesday — who took it down overnight. Comments (12)

Tea Partier helps Dem Mobley stay in Coney council race

Coney Island: A cup of Tea really can perk you up. Comment

Brooklyn invades Sweden

Brooklyn invades Sweden

The Greatest Story Ever: They gave us delicious meatballs and Ikea. Now, Brooklyn is giving Sweden an injection of indie rock and artisanal eats. Comments (5)

Late rally lifts Clones

The Ride: Nothing beats baseball in the afternoon, especially if you win! Comment

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