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Cinema: Festival aims to level the playing field for filmmakers. Comment

Aldi’s in Sheepshead Bay maximizes profits at shoppers expense, according to an angry reader

The community page that lets you have your say on the topics of the day. Comment

Carmine contemplates the unthinkable after making a mess

Big Screecher: This week, the Screecher tries to avoid the wrath Sharon after he makes a mess of her beloved kitchen. Comment

Editor’s picks

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

A stacked day

A stacked day

Books: Home to some of the best independent bookstores in the city, Brooklyn is once again hosting its famed Book Festival. Comments (3)

Hoodie harmony

Music: The Brooklyn Philharmonic has teamed up with a rapper to perform “Blues For Black Hoodies,” an original song about the perils of being young and black. Comments (14)

Food for thought

Food for thought

Dining: Some important questions: is chicken making a come-back? Why is coffee in some restaurants so bad? Comments (2)

Bartoonist goes grand

Bartoonist goes grand

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking illustrator checks out Grand Ferry, a late-night cocktail bar near the Williamsburg waterfront. Comments (1)

America needs to stay out of the Syrian civil war

A Britisher’s View: Accusations of neo-imperialism and neo-colonialism are around the corner, if the U.S. enters the Syrian conflict, writes our columnist. Comment

Fall, not religion, rings in the new year for Steph

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie remembers why she chose to raise her kids outside her faith. Comments (12)
Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: A community board is telling the developers of two huge Greenpoint high-rise projects to take a long walk off a short Newtown Creek pier. Comments (30)
Williamsburg: Defeated council challenger Stephen Pierson claims that his people saw loads of voter fraud in the 33rd District on primary day — and that it is not just sour grapes talking. Comments (9)

Southern twang

Theater: Heights Players take on Horton Foote’s “Dividing the Estate.” Comments (2)

Grindhouse films

Cinema: BAM cinema presents film series about skateboard culture. Comment

Charles Hynes’ dramatic rise and fall — a retrospective of the borough’s soon to be former top prosecutor

Perspective: The ousted district attorney made a career out of prosecuting criminals and political adversaries, alike. Comments (37)
Digital editions: Man, are we glad that is over with. I mean, how much longer was that going to go on? It seemed like it would last forever! But it finally ended, and we couldn’t be happier. Still, there was a point, for a little while there, where we thought we would be stuck going over it again and again and again. But now it’s all in the past, so we guess the only thing left to do is keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Read more…
Coney Island: New York’s Bravest had to contain a blaze atop the Surf Manor home for the mentally ill in Coney Island on Sept. 7. Comment
BoroBeat: Former neighbors and old friends from across the country flocked to Coyle Street on Saturday for the annual stickball game and reunion. Comment

Spine surgery no longer a pain at Park Slope hospital

Standing O: Standing O is standing tall for New York Methodist’s neurosurgery department. Comment
BoroBeat: The annual festival of drag performances known as Bushwig drew dozens of performers and more than a thousand fans to event space Secret Project Robot on Saturday. Comments (2)
BoroBeat: A legion of women — and men — donned bright blue-green shirts and broke a sweat to raise awareness and funds to help stop the deadly disease. Comments (4)

Erasmus shows it’s more than just two stars

Joe Knows: Even Curtis Samuel and Kahlil Lewin’s teammates at Erasmus Hall are tired of hearing about them. Comment

Brooklyn wins big at the primaries

Politics: Residents of the County of Kings won three of the hottest races in the city, with Park Sloper Bill DeBlasio claiming the Democratic nomination for mayor, Brooklyn Heights boy Joe Lhota grabbing the Republican line, and Carroll Gardens state Sen. Daniel Squadron and Fort Greene Councilwoman Letitia James heading into a runoff for Public Advocate. Comments (5)

Brooklyn candidates sweep the primaries

Politics: Residents of the County of Kings won three of the hottest races in the city, with Park Sloper Bill DeBlasio claiming the Democratic nomination for mayor, Brooklyn Heights boy Joe Lhota grabbing the Republican line, and Carroll Gardens state Sen. Daniel Squadron and Fort Greene Councilwoman Letitia James heading into a runoff for Public Advocate. Comment
Politics: Brooklyn primary voters rendered a stunning verdict on six-term District Attorney Charles “Joe” Hynes — and sentenced him to retirement. Comments (14)

Results for Southern Brooklyn Council races

Politics: Voters in the 48th Council District delivered an upset in Tuesday’s primary, selecting Flatbush Shomrim founder Chaim Deutsch over two Russian-speaking candidates in a district that was recently redrawn along ethnic lines to be a so-called “Super Russian District.” Comment

Vito vetoed! Reynoso beats Lopez by wide margin in Democratic primary

Bushwick: Former state assemblyman and Brooklyn Democratic boss Vito Lopez lost his council bid to challenger Antonio Reynoso at Tuesday’s primary. Comments (12)

A hate crime is a hate crime no matter what race you are

Not for Nuthin’: Shocker, the New York Times got it wrong again. Comment

Colton came late to garbage war

Gravesend: Assemblyman Bill Colton (D–Bath Beach) has made a signature issue of fighting a proposed garbage transfer station at the end of Bay 41st Street — but this paper has learned that in fact, the prominent opponent was for the project before he was against it. Comment

Men-shocka! Challenger Carlos Menchaca unseats Sara Gonzalez in Sunset Park council primary

Sunset Park: Woody Allen once said that 80 percent of life is showing up. Carlos Menchaca says he proved it last night, pointing to his presence over the last few months as the secret to his surprise Sunset Park council win. Comments (25)

Board backs speed cameras

Bay Ridge: It’s not picture day yet, but Community Board 10 wants cameras at Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights schools. Comments (11)
Bay Ridge: They rubbed people the wrong way — and now they’re getting patted down! Comments (7)
The Ride: Who cares if the Cyclones didn’t win the New York-Penn League championship this year when we have the Clonies to cheer about? Comments (1)
Mill Basin: A 22-year-old man was arrested at his girlfriend’s Mill Basin home for allegedly trying to pillage an automatic teller machine in Sheepshead Bay, and then cops arrested his girlfriend — and her mother — after they allegedly shoved officers during the raid. Comment
Bay Ridge: A blaze obliterated two Bay Ridge homes and six cars parked behind them in the early hours of Sept. 9. Comments (3)

My own private Minneapolis: Indie rockers open Midwestern bar in Greenpoint

Greenpoint: You know how people complain that Brooklyn is turning into the Midwest? In this case, they have a point. Comments (18)
Red Hook: Pig-partial foodies were in hog heaven at the swine fest’s Red Hook debut. Comment

Carroll Gardens Catholics honor ‘Our Lady of Sorrows’ through annual holy march

BoroBeat: Devout parishioners from Sacred Hearts and St. Stephen Church honored the patron Saint of Mola Di Bari, Italy, during the 65-year-old procession. Comment

Historical occasion! Fort Hamilton museum re-opens

BoroBeat: Fort Hamilton Army Garrison cut the ribbon on its Harbor Defense Museum on Sept. 5, after a year-long closure for renovations. Comment

Lou recalls South Dakota — and Coney Island

Speak Out: Who knew that Lou Powsner slept on an egg crate as a child? Lou Powsner, that’s who. Comment
High School Sports: Having running backs Kahlil Lewin and Curtis Samuel on the field made it easy for Erasmus Hall coach Danny Landberg to go for it — even on fourth down and two with his team clinging to a one-point lead. Comment
High School Sports: Fontbonne Hall is changing its strategy from speed to smarts under first-year head coach Francesco Sarrica. Comment

It’s back to school for Brooklyn kids!

Photo Galleries: Sharpen those pencils and get ready to hit the books — school is back in session! Comments (1)

Jailhouse hanging

Crime: A 29-year-old man facing charges of drug possession was found hanging by a T-shirt inside a 61st Precinct jail cell early in the morning of Aug. 30, and died six days later. Comment
Sheepshead Bay: Ed Harris and the production crew working on a modern-day film adaptation of Shakespeare’s Cymbeline gave a crowd of Sheepshead Bay onlookers quite a show on Thursday. Comment
Fuzzy Brooklyn: A Williamsburg couple who suffered a dog-napping got their beloved pet back last Sunday after New York pup lovers put out an all points bulletin and cops zeroed in on the purloined pooch. Comments (5)

One of a kind! Unicycle Fest takes Coney Island

Talk about Coney Island Wonder Wheels. Comments (1)

On Sept. 11, we became Americans

It’s Only My Opinion: This week Stan remembers where he was and how the attack on America affected him. Do you? Comment

Who’d ‘a thunk it? Rosh Hashanah menorah blaze not a hate crime: authorities

Kensington: No hate crime to see here, folks. Comments (3)

Carmine takes on gravity — and loses!

Sunday Screech: This week, the Screecher learns what happens when an immovable force — oh, well, you get the idea. Comments (10)

A fLICHer of hope! The state restores ambulances to LICH, but not without a fight

Cobble Hill: Ambulances are back at Long Island College Hospital but the state is still resisting pressure to make the medical center whole again. Comments (10)
Fuzzy Brooklyn: Meow-chicka-meow-meow! Comments (3)
Bay Ridge: A 19-year-old’s remote control helicopter spiraled out of control and sliced open his head, killing him, at Calvert Vaux Park on Sept. 5. Comments (12)

Kensington menorah that went up in flames just before Rosh Hashanah may have been a hate crime: cops

Kensington: Authorities have not ruled out an accident, but the timing would be too weird. Comments (10)

Time out! Cops seek clock-snatcher

Bay Ridge: Watch out — cops need your help to cuff a suspected clock thief in Bay Ridge. Comments (3)

Poly Prep soccer aims to reclaim private school state title

High School Sports: Poly Prep’s Levi Stern has a new role that places him front and center on the field, and the senior midfielder is embracing the goal-scoring expectations that come with it. Comment
Bridge ‘Park’: The end of Jay Street will not be a place to live in a van down by the river for much longer. Comment

It’s official: Cyclones are mediocre

The Ride: The Cylclones didn’t finish with a below-.500 record for the first time in the team’s history, but that doesn’t mean it was a great season. Comment

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