Freak out! Union Hall show spotlights lives behind the stilettos

Nightlife: At “Unmasked,” a new monthly variety show debuting at Union Hall on Oct. 28, the freaky queens in tights and stilettos will bare more than just flesh — they’ll offer a rare glimpse at the real-life personalities behind their pervy personas, revealing there are at least two sides to every lady in drag. Comments (2)
Crown Heights: A husband-and-wife team say what Brooklynites are missing is a quality pretzel. Comments (9)

Sound Off to the Editor

Our readers sounds off on one of the best soapboxes around! Comment

Carmine is tired of the sporting life

Big Screecher: This week, the Big Screecher worries that kids are playing too many sports too early. Comment
Nightlife: Got plans the coming week? No? Don’t worry, we have got you covered. Comment

President Obama sweeps dead American war heroes under the rug

A Britisher’s View: Uncle Sam left it to up to a veteran’s charity to pick up the burial costs of dead U.S. war heroes during the federal shutdown, dealing a terrible morale blow to U.S. troops still battling the enemy on the frontlines, writes our columnist. Comment

From catwalk to museum

Prospect Heights: On Oct. 25, a retrospective of legendary desinger Jean Paul Gaultier lands at the Brooklyn Museum. Comment

Panel approves charter school co-locations despite pleas from parents, teachers, students

Mill Basin: The city is breaking the highest law in the land by forcing a Mill Basin public school to share its space with a privately run institution, claim parent and politicians who rallied at a city hearing on the plan Tuesday night. Comment
Exotic dancers and a giant ape — what could possibly go wrong? Comments (1)

Unwelcome guests take drugs, leave needles

Sheepshead Bay: Forget about drug dens — vestibules are the new place to shoot up in Sheepshead Bay. Comment
Digital editions: Who doesn’t want to sit down with a cold brew after a hard day’s — or in our case, week’s — work? Not the staff at The Brooklyn Paper. That’s why each Wednesday night you’ll find our artisans reliving the experience of creating punchy headlines and strong ledes over pizza and beer at Paulie Gee’s or burgers and mojitos at Cafe Luluc. And sometimes, when most have hung it up for the night, we will figure out what we should have done over shorties at Lowlands. Yeah, nothing is more enjoyable than winding down after working hard, that is, of course, unless we’re reminding you to keep hustlin’, Brooklyn. Read more…
Carroll Gardens: Twenty-five Cobble Hill and Carroll Gardens eateries will lay their soup on the line for the annual fund-raiser Festivale Des Soupes along Smith Street on Oct. 19. Comments (1)
BoroBeat: Students at PS 276 celebrated a Harvest Day Festival on Oct. 15 by picking veggies and fruits out of their schoolyard garden. Comment

Happy B-day to Dorothy

Happy B-day to Dorothy

Standing O: Shout outs to Dorthy Fund on celebrating 106 years young. Comment

Will my marriage survive the kids in college?

The Dad: This week, the Dad wonders if he and his wife will make it through an empty nest. Comments (2)

Nazareth football takes big step forward

Joe Knows: Nazareth taking the field as a Catholic High School Football League team again shows just how far the program has come since a year ago. Comment
Brooklyn Is Angry: Mayor Bloomberg is illegally shoving a controversial men’s homeless shelter down the throats of Carroll Gardeners before a new mayor takes office in January, claim angry residents. Comments (19)
Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: Borough President Markowitz gave his seal of approval to two controversial developments on the waterfront in Greenpoint. Comments (42)

Slow ride: Speed limit to dip to 20 mph in parts of Heights

Mean Streets: A Brooklyn Heights institution’s battle to slow down cars in the neighborhood — which it kicked into high-gear after one of it’s own was struck by a vehicle and killed earlier this year— is starting to pay off. Comments (19)

Atlantic Avenue’s Long Island Restaurant to open this week

Awesome: The iconic neon sign above Atlantic Avenue’s Long Island Restaurant is set to buzz again. Comments (2)

Chicken tenders flying the coop

Bushwick: Urban farmers are being kicked out of their flagship plantation in Bushwick by a landlord who says he wants to build, leaving them to sow the earth at only one, less-noticeable location. Comments (12)
Courier Life is making history! Comment
Park Slope: Finally! You can walk through Prospect Park from the comfort of the Tea Lounge. Comments (7)
BoroBeat: Ridgites brought their kids and pooches to the Narrows Botanical Garden’s annual Harvest Fest on Oct. 13, for pumpkin painting and a canine-costume contest. Comments (5)

Thanksgiving: Just another day to shop

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our columnist wonders what happened to the good ole days, when all you did on Thanksgiving was eat, watch football, and sleep. Comment

Brooks’s kick-return scores help Fort Hamilton rebound

High School Sports: Fort Hamilton bounced back from its first loss of the season thanks to two long kick returns for touchdowns from Michael Brooks. Comment

MEETING TONIGHT: Update on planned homeless shelter in Carroll Gardens

Brooklyn Is Angry: Councilman Brad Lander and other neighborhood leaders will update residents on a controversial homeless shelter in Carroll Gardens. Comments (6)

Jumpin’ juniper! Pop-up shop offers the scents of the West Coast

Williamsburg: A pop-up fragrance shop is aiming to make Brooklynites smell less like the city and more like a mountain range. Comments (10)

Freakshow Creepshow: ‘Coney Island Criminals’ tells the story of the original Boardwalk empire

Celebrate this Halloween with the ghosts of old Coney Island. Comments (3)

Vivo Columbus! Parade takes 18th Avenue

Bensonhurst: They don’t call it Cristoforo Colombo Boulevard for nothing! Comments (3)

Grate and Barrel

Sheepshead Bay: Residents of Avenue Z in Sheepshead Bay have been complaining for a year about a dozen traffic barrels that have been cluttering their block since before Hurricane Sandy — and nobody seems to know who is responsible for the blaze-orange obstacles. Comment

Park Slope gone to the Flea!

Park Slope gone to the Flea!

Shopping: The hugely popular Brooklyn Flea debuted its new Park Slope weekend outpost on Saturday at Seventh Avenue’s PS 321 playground, replacing a beloved neighborhood flea market that operated out of the space for decades. Comments (9)
Bushwick: A city plan to shoehorn a third school into a Bushwick building has parents and teachers there demanding they keep the place old school. Comments (4)

FDR hands Bayside first loss

FDR hands Bayside first loss

High School Sports: Franklin Roosevelt running back Tristan Thomas took a handoff on the first play from scrimmage up the middle and scampered 89 yards for a touchdown. Thomas and FDR never looked back. Comment

Usta scores twice in Fort Hamilton win over Telecom

High School Sports: Fort Hamilton was able to exact revenge on Telecommunications, the only team to beat them this year, on the strength of two goals from senior Cansu Usta. Comment

Star goalkeeper leading St. Francis forward

Now that goalkeeper Jack Binks is finally back in the box, the junior from Darlington, England, has become a real force for St. Francis College in net. Comment
Park Slope: A plan to increase the number of untouchable buildings in Park Slope includes some 20th-century high-rises. Comments (3)

Stan loves Fox News, including the liberals

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, our columnist points out that his favorite news channel isn’t as right as it could be. Comment

Carmine says take sports off the back page!

Sunday Screech: In this week’s Screech, Carmine Screeches with a capital “s.” Comments (9)

Authorities nab suspects in Bath Beach gang murder

Bensonhurst: Cops have cuffed four men they say brutally beat and murdered a man in Bath Beach this past June. Comment

Ridgite to chair central bank

Bay Ridge: A daughter of Bay Ridge is set to become the first woman to helm the nation’s central bank — making her arguably the most powerful woman in the history of the world. Comments (14)
Perspective: Brooklyn Paper columnist Stephanie Thompson reflects on Thursday’s funeral for Sammy Cohen-Eckstein, who died when he was hit by a van on Tuesday night. Comments (20)

Cancer Ward: Shuttered W’burg art center regulars blame closure on greed

Williamsburg: There are three words that locked-out regulars say do not describe Williamsburg’s abruptly shuttered arts center. Comments (20)
Downtown: It burned rubber. Comments (7)

Woman dead after jumping in front of subway at the Barclays Center: Authorities

A woman was killed after she jumped in front of an oncoming B train at the Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center subway station on Thursday afternoon, authorities said. Comments (5)
Williamsburg: The Renegade Craft Fair is out, but the Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg will get to stay in the East River State Park for another year. Comments (9)

Handicap ramp blocked at Dime Savings Bank

Downtown: A bank that managed to thrive even in the depths of the financial crisis has finally met its match — preservationists. Comments (3)

Pack a blanket! Book traces Prospect Park’s history from picnic haven to Lakeside Center

Books: Did you know that, during the late 1800s, picnics were illegal in Central Park but allowed in Prospect Park? Comments (3)

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