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‘Shadow campaigns’ undemining city’s election-finance laws

Politics: A select few of Brooklyn’s City Council candidates competing to replace no fewer than eight term-limited lame ducks in November have been singled out by a group of real estate big wigs to receive tens of thousands of dollars of support completely outside the city’s campaign finance regime — and it’s enough to make even the beneficiaries blush. Comments (1)

Domino show

Domino show

What better way to cap off the summer than with an outdoor display of everything Williamsburg is famous for: local bands, local cinema, and local food from local vendors — all in the nabe’s newest local park. Comments (7)

Holographic bodies

Dance: These dancers are light on their feet. Comment

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

Letters: Want a good read? Check out our readers’ thought-provoking opinions on the liveliest letters’ page around. Comment

With Dr. Strauss gone, who’s going to keep me alive?

Big Screecher: In a very special screech, Carmine says goodbye to his favorite doctor. Comment

Editor’s picks

Event: Want to know Where to GO today and during the week? Here are some can’t-miss ideas! Comments (1)

He’s a big tipper

He’s a big tipper

Cinema: Clueless film detective gives advice in a web series. Comment

Weekend reads

Books: Here are some recommended readings from your local book sellers! Comments (1)

It’s pine art

Art: An art gallery is turning into a public park. Comment
Art: At night, the museum comes alive. Comments (2)
Bay Ridge: It’s scrumdiddilyumptious! Comments (1)

Bloomberg to boot board

Bloomberg to boot board

Mill Basin: Members of Community Board 18 might find themselves convening in a parking lot when they resume their monthly meetings following the summer recess, after the Mayor’s Office unilaterally decided to lend CB18’s Bergen Avenue meeting room to a federal program that helps people rebuild their storm-damaged homes and businesses. Comment
Bar Scrawl: Our drinking illustrator peruses Sampler’s veritable library of beers. Comments (13)

Fitted bicycles

Fitted bicycles

Event: Getting a new bike is a lot like getting a new suit. Comments (27)

A Britisher’s View is on vacation

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

The players, and our intern, get a taste of humble pie

Fast & Furious: There are two types of professionals, those that are humbled, and those that will be humbled. Comment

News and notes from the world of the Cyclones

Ups & Downs: Sometimes you are up, and sometimes you are down. Comment

Big wheel keep on turning! Ridge commuter ferry to last through Jan. 2014!

Bay Ridge: Bay Ridge’s ferry is staying afloat — for a few more months, at least. Comments (7)

Feast not famine! City grants last-minute approval to Bensonhurst fair

Bensonhurst: It’s an immovable Feast — for now, at least. Comment
Changing Brooklyn: The long-standing watering hole on Fifth Avenue at Seventh Street is set to serve its last round of brews on Sept. 14 — but not because the old-school joint can’t keep up with the affluent neighborhood’s skyrocketing rents. Comments (34)
BoroBeat: Brooklynites kicked of Battle Week on Sunday to commemorate the Maryland 400, who died in the first real battle of the Revoluntionary War. Comments (2)

It’s a wheeling engagement

Standing O: Standing O shouts out happy engagement to Bryan and Jaimie. Comment
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One-way street! Sunset challenger uses incumbent’s absence to push bikes, traffic calming

Sunset Park: A Tuesday City Council candidates debate in Sunset Park became a one-man show when incumbent Councilwoman Sara Gonzalez (D-Sunset Park) failed to show up. Comments (20)

Catholic school girl’s leagues take big step toward intersectional format

Joe Knows: Girls’ sports in the Catholic High School Athletic Association league are heading for a long-overdue change. Comment

The dad’s glad his kids are friends

The Dad: This week, the Dad realizes his daughters have quite a bond. Comments (1)

A flip of the LICH! Judge snatches hospital from state control

Cobble Hill: Long Island College Hospital got a shocking jolt yesterday when a judge ordered the hospital out of state hands because of what she called the state’s possible “sinister purpose to seize its assets and dismantle the hospital.” Comments (10)

Cyclones rededicate Jackie Robinson statue after Nazi vandalism

The swastikas and racial slurs have been washed away, but the culprit has not yet been caught, and Clones general manager Steve Cohen said the rededication is a way to stand against the hatred the marks represented. Comments (1)
The only thing Danny Jacobs remembers about the biggest punch of his career was how enraged he was when he threw it. Comment

Sand fight! Sculptors compete in beach grit-molding battle

BoroBeat: Hundreds of artists descended on the People’s Playground for the annual Sand-Sculpting Contest on Saturday. See our slideshow for all the sandy fun. Comments (1)

Mega-phone! Joanna can’t wait for her big Galaxy

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our columnist salavates over the Galaxy Mega. Comment

‘Gate crasher! One dead as vehicle collides with two buildings

Sea Gate: A sport utility vehicle careened out of control and struck two houses in Seagate on Aug. 15 — killing the under-the-influence driver and sending his passenger to the hospital. Comment

Bushwick big on ‘Buck’

BoroBeat: It comes as no surprise that Pinebox Rock Shop, Bushwick’s diveiest bar that serves only vegan drinks, is also the Big Buck Hunter capital of New York — racking up 285 more games in a month than its closest competition. Comments (3)

Latest win puts Cyclones half game out of first

The Ride: The Clones beat the last-place Yankees, and now have their eyes on the prize. Comment

Motorcyclist dies, and Greenpointers demand cops clamp down on drag racing

Mean Streets: Greenpoint residents are demanding police halt the speeding and drag racing they say has consumed the north end of the neighborhood for years now that a teenager has died. Comments (20)

Alleged Prospect Park serial dog attacker out of jail

The man arrested for allegedly stabbing and beating dogs in Prospect Park is free — for now. Comments (18)

Kids audition to be mini Brooklynettes

BoroBeat: Hundreds of boys and girls auditioned for the Brooklyn Nets Kids Dance Team on Wednesday, giving them a chance at the coolest after-school job in the world. Comment

Coney Island feels the ‘Power of Love’

BoroBeat: Huey Lewis and the News performed in Coney on Thursday, entertaining the crowd with hits off the album “The Heart of Rock and Roll,” and the well-known song from the ’80s hit “Back To The Future.” Comment

Jefferson players boycott gridiron in support of ousted coach

High School Sports: Stephen Edwards has been fired as Thomas Jefferson High School’s head football coach after six seasons because of a weight room accident back in March, and the move may prevent the Orange Wave from fielding a true varsity team this season. Comment

Brooklyn guards spark New York City to Nike Tournament of Champions boy’s hoops title

High School Sports: Bishop Loughlin guards Khadeen Carrington and Mike Williams did the grunt work at the Nike Tournament of Champions, sparking their New York City boy’s hoops team back from a 21-point halftime deficit, while Abraham Lincoln star Isaiah Whitehead struggled to find his scoring stroke. Comment

Cyclones split, Cecchini’s hit-streak halted

The Ride: It was a microcosm of the Cyclones .500 season in one day! Comment

Letter from Lander: Gowanus meeting wasn’t ‘secret’

Letters: The Democratic councilman takes issue with our characterization of a closed, invite-only meeting. Comments (22)

Man hangs himself from tree in Prospect Park

A 53-year-old man hanged himself in Prospect Park early Friday, police said. Comments (9)
Red Hook: Break out the aged whiskey — Sunny’s Bar is back! Comment

LICH-ing on borrowed time: Judge orders state to restore hospital services

Cobble Hill: Stop or I’ll tell you to stop again! Comments (2)

Special Delivery!

Gravesend: Let’s hope he wasn’t carrying anything fragile. Comment

Korean performers wow, warm Jewish audience

Korean Christians staged a free exhibition of cultural performances in front of a mostly Jewish audience at the Kings Bay Y on Wednesday, in a show that expressed the ethnic and religious group’s solidarity with people of the other faith and their support of Israel’s struggle to maintain its sovereign hold on the Holy Land. Comment

Man struck by big-rig truck

Marine Park: A 60-year-old man was sent to Kings County Hospital in serious, but stable condition after he was hit by an 18-wheeler while crossing Flatbush Avenue on Friday. Comment

Face it. Hillary Clinton is a liar

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, Stan says he can’t wait to see the how many lies will show up in all the movies about Hillary Clinton. Comment
Downtown: Students from George Westinghouse High School installed a wall of vegetable plants in a sparse plaza near MetroTech Center on Thursday. Comment

Authorities search for missing Ridge teen

Bay Ridge: Cops need your help to track down a Bay Ridge teen. Comment

Cyclones win, one game back

The Ride: The Cyclones quest for a playoff birth got some hopeful news yesterday. Comment

Somebody needs to tell Alex that Jeopardy is not a spelling bee. That somebody? Carmine.

Sunday Screech: This week the ol’Screecher has a thing or two to say to his arch-nemesis, the host of Jeopardy. Comments (7)

Bats silenced, Cyclones lose

The Ride: Not one Cyclones runner got beyond first base in a shut-out loss. Comment

Firefighters save woman from Prospect Heights blaze

Prospect Heights: The fire engulfed the top floor of an Underhill Avenue apartment building and the owner of a neighborhood pizza joint watched the dramatic rescue of his former roommate. Comment

Magliozzi shts the door, and Clones win

The Ride: The Cyclones beat the Lake Monsters, a team from Vermont named after a ficticious lake monster. Comment

Five-year-old injured on Coney Island children’s roller coaster

A five-year-old boy suffered a severe leg injury after falling out of a small rollercoaster at Deno’s Wonder Wheel Park — and then having the cars roll over him. Comments (4)

Ride the new Brooklyn local — while it lasts

Bay Ridge: Straphangers commuting along the R in Brooklyn are enjoying quicker trips and brighter, cleaner, more modern trains thanks to the closure of the line’s link to Manhattan — but it won’t last, according to the Metropolitan Transit Authority. Comments (3)

Tonight: Union Pool benefit for children of dead restaurateur

Williamsburg: Williamsburg musicians, artists, and foodies rally to throw a benefit in honor of Colin Devlin, with proceeds going to a college fund for his two children. Comments (27)

Law and disorder! District Attorney debate devolves into slam-fest

Politics: The Aug. 14 debate between District Attorney Charles Hynes and challenger Ken Thompson at Saint Francis College in Brooklyn Heights turned into a Pier 6 brawl, with both candidates landing nasty, below-the-belt blows. It was hard to pick a winner, so instead we picked the top 10 hits of the night. Comment

DA: Thief stole merchandise to sell in own store

Flatbush: Talk about passing your savings on to customers. Comment

Cyclones lose, and lose ground in playoff race

The Ride: Man, it is tough to lose to a team from Hudson Valley. Comment
BoroBeat: Dressed in sparkling showgirl outfits, the long-legged Rockettes passed out ice pops in front of Union Street’s People’s Pops on Tuesday. Comments (1)

Cyclones win! Cylclones win!

The Ride: There is nothing more exciting than a Cyclones win. Well, this one, anyway. Comment

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