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Slurp’s up: Ganso serves up innovative ramen Downtown

Dining: A collaboration between a Brooklyn-born food writer and a Japanese-born chef has given rise to a ramen joint that takes its craft seriously. Comment

Sound Off to the Editor

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

Carmine’s seeing red over his name!

Big Screecher: This week, the Screecher can’t believe his name doesn’t actually mean “Dances with Wolves.” Comment

Where to GO this week!

Nightlife: Got plans the coming week? No? Don’t worry, we have got you covered. Comment

How DeBlasio and his family ruined our Christmas party

A Britisher’s View: Democratic mayoral candidate Bill DeBlasio showed his true colors at this newspaper’s holiday party, writes our columnist. Comment

Bartoonist gets lucky at an Irish bar

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking illustrator meets the regulars at Bay Ridge’s Kitty Kiernans. Comments (6)
Books: “The Married Kama Sutra” is a PG-13 spoof on the ancient Hindu sex manual. Comments (1)

Elderly mother, son perish in Midwood blaze

Park Slope: A 91-year-old woman and her son died in the early hours of Wednesday morning in a raging inferno that scorched their E. 15th Street home in Midwood, and sent four others to Maimonides Hospital with minor injuries, according to a spokesman for the FDNY. Comments (2)
Exactly one year after superstorm Sandy struck, hundreds of Brooklynites gathered in candlelight vigils along Kings County’s coast in the neighborhoods the epic storm hit hardest. Comment
More than 1,000 kids put on their trick-or-treating gear and headed to the People’s Playground on Oct. 26 for the Fourth Annual Coney Island Children’s Halloween Parade. Comments (7)

He’ll be there to lecture you: Jermaine Jackson coming to Red Hook’s Fairway Market

Jermaine Jackson + Fairway Market = A talk on the global water crisis? Comments (8)

Ice, ice, baby! Coney skating rink re-opens

Time to hang out with the cool kids in Coney Island! Comments (2)
Digital editions: Most newspapers do not have the guts to go out on a limb, and take a chance that could, possibly, lead to some really bad press (Dewey defeats Truman, anyone?). But at The Brooklyn Paper, we are not afraid to trust our gut and let it fly. And why not? Aren’t street smarts the first thing we are taught as little Brooklyn babies? Isn’t always being a step ahead of the competition the trademark of our Kings County kind? So remember to look to The Brooklyn Paper week after week for the news the other guys are afraid to report. Oh, and keep hustlin’, Brooklyn. Read more…

Poetry barn: The city’s only poetry store opens in DUMBO

Books: Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop focuses on creative, unconventional poetry books from small, independent press houses that would not find a market in most bookstores. Comment
Standing O: Breast cancer research gets a boost from Standing O and Xaverian High School. Comment

Woman’s body found near East River in W’burg

Williamsburg: It is unclear who she is or how she died, but she ended up dead under an industrial blanket in a lot near a deserted stretch of Kent Avenue. Comments (2)

You’re going to wear that on Halloween?!

The Dad: This week, the Dad makes an important point to his girls through his column. Comments (2)

South Shore football has earned a spot in top division

Joe Knows: The South Shore football program has already proved that the Vikings should be moved to the league’s top division next year — regardless of its postseason outcome. Comment
Theater: It turns out Johnny Cash really does walk the line — between alive and dead, that is. Comment

Belly up! Yoga classes for pregnant women are the latest offering at combination bar and stretch studio

The Bushwick business disturbed a few chakras when it first combined spirits and spirituality,but owners say the addition of classes for tots and the not-yet-born was as natural a progression as a sun salutation. Comments (5)
It gives new meaning to the term “cram school.” Comment

Joanna knows exactly what Obama is up to

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our columnist takes on the leader of the free world. Comment

Halloween bark in the park before dark

Halloween bark in the park before dark

Williamsburg: Domono Rivera and her dog Ruby stepped out as a space-dog and an alien for the second annual Howl-O-Ween parade at the McCarren Park dog run in Williamsburg on Oct. 26.

Brooklyn's Only Nets Columnists Are Back!

Nets to battle with an improved Frontcourt

Front Court: Here comes the Nets — and the team’s incredible Frontcourt! Comment

Here’s what to expect from your Backcourt

Back Court: This isn’t last year’s Brooklyn Nets. Comment

Spooky fun at Aviator

BoroBeat: Pint-sized ghouls, princesses, and ninjas spent the day at Aviator eating, decorating pumpkins, and parading in costume during the Halloween Spooktacular on Oct. 26. Comment

Eagle scout’s incubator sprouts on the Gowanus

Gowanus: Soon, native plants will be blooming in kid’s greenhouse. Comments (18)

Nazareth’s Cuevas sees bright future at South Carolina

High School Sports: Bianca Cuevas will be heading far away from home when she goes to South Carolina for college next year, but Cuevas is going there in the hope of finding something familiar. Comment

Brickman to lead inexperienced LIU hoops team

The Long Island University men’s basketball team understands that expectations have changed along with its roster Comment
Cobble Hill: The state’s management of Long Island College Hospital is not malpractice, it is homicide, say doctors who renewed calls to criminally prosecute state officials for their handling of the hospital at a meeting of a Cobble Hill neighborhood group on Monday night. Comments (1)
Downtown: The New York City College of Technology broke ground last week on an academic building Downtown in the lot where its antiquated Klitgord Auditorium once stood. Comment

Leafy scenes: A photographer turns local foliage into art

Art: For “Genius Loci,” artist Tom Bovo collected leaves from all over Brooklyn and photographed them in an ethereal light. Comments (2)

Gathering of the Hush Puppies: Basset hounds pal around in Prospect Park

Park Slope: A bunch of long-faced pooches and the people who love them converged in Prospect Park on Sunday for the third annual Brooklyn Basset Hound Meet-Up, hosted by the North Park Slope Basset Association. Yes, such an organization exists. Comment

Fire in Flatbush guts Victorian

A huge fire completely decimated an E. 35th Street home in the early morning last Wednesday, but no one was seriously injured, fire officials said. Comment
BoroBeat: Throngs of cute youngsters dressed up like lions, cats, foxes, and even superheroes and princesses at the Prospect Park Zoo “Boo at the Zoo” Halloween bash on Oct. 26 and 27. See our slideshow for all the fun. Comments (1)
Music: Smoota has no problem with making his audience uncomfortable. Comment
BoroBeat: Southern Brooklyn celebrated Oktoberfest at Aviator Sports and Events Center on Oct. 19, where beer lovers enjoyed drink specials, German delicacies, and drinking games. Comment

Uniqlo opens first Brooklyn location in Atlantic Terminal Mall

Fort Greene: Japanese clothing giant Uniqlo drew throngs of shoppers to the Atlantic Terminal Mall for the grand opening of its first Brooklyn outpost on Friday. Comments (6)

Undecided Lincoln star Holley to play in All-American football game

High School Sports: In just two years, Abraham Lincoln star lineman Thomas Holley has gone from football newbie to All-American. Comment

New Utrecht tops Midwood for third straight win

High School Sports: The New Utrecht offense was all but unstoppable on Oct. 26, tallying six touchdowns by four different players and spoiling Midwood’s Senior Day. Comment
High School Sports: All seemed well early on for Bishop Ford, up by two scores in as many possessions, but the Falcons never found the end zone again against Mount St. Michael on Sunday. Comment
One year after the storm, we take a moment to appreciate some of those who helped out the most. Comments (2)

Restaurant in Peace: We pay tribute to eateries destroyed by Sandy

They were places to weather the storm, until they weren’t. Comment
Photo Galleries: How have we done since the storm of the century struck one year ago? Check out our slideshow to find out. Comments (3)

Banksy does Coney Island

Banksy does Coney Island

The world-famous street artist made a visit to Coney Island last night and Karla Maldonado was one of dozens of graffiti-philes who rushed to the corner of Stillwell and Neptune avenues to see the stenciler’s latest work. The supposedly British-born subculture icon is undertaking a month-long residency of New York, using the city’s walls as his canvas. Some landlords, as well as Mayor Bloomberg, have called the work vandalism — but People’s Playground building owner Anthony Ruocco intends to put plexiglass up to protect the work. The design originally included a bird, but an eager fan chiseled it out. —Will Bredderman
Crown Heights: President Obama visited the borough on Friday and inadvertently put the spotlight on a controversy over Mayor Bloomberg’s policy of shoehorning new schools into existing ones. But first he told us how cool we are. Comments (2)

Marty on the money! Beep claims Childs amphitheater will help People’s Playground poor

Development: Borough President Markowitz is now pitching his controversial Coney amphitheater plan as an economic development project for the neighborhood’s impoverished residential area — where locals have attacked the project and complained of being neglected in favor of amusements. Comments (17)

Road rager targets short bus

Crime: A 71-year-old man was arrested for allegedly driving his car onto a sidewalk filled with special-needs children boarding a bus outside of PS 222 in Marine Park on Oct. 9. Comment

Spoken for! Dem insider dismisses Ridge Councilman’s leadership bid

Bay Ridge: Bay Ridge’s incumbent councilman says he could be the next City Council Speaker — but a leading political strategist argues the veteran pol is speaking out of turn. Comments (23)

Feel the burn! Slopers say the CrossFit gym next door is like an earthquake every morning

Park Slope: Neighbors of a Park Slope gym that specializes in a worldwide fitness craze say that fitness buffs are making their lives a living hell by tossing big barbells to the ground and grunting loudly throughout the early morning hours. Comments (66)

Brooklyn Open scores hole in one!

Marine Park: Fore! Comment

You are pre-approved to read this column

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, Stan wonders why he has to fill out anything if he has been approved in advance. Comment
Greenpoint: A group of Greenpointers that has often railed against the presence of film crews in its neighborhood says a crew shooting an HBO pilot dumped tons of dirt on sleepy Milton Street, then washed it down storm drains. Comments (14)

Breaking away: City panel green-lights protected Pulaski bike lane

Greenpoint: The plan approved on Friday will replace a lane for cars with a protected bike path, meaning cyclists no longer have to negotiate pedestrian traffic but motorists will be forced to slow their roll. Comments (22)

Carmine’s seeing red over his name!

Sunday Screech: This week, the Screecher can’t believe his name doesn’t actually mean “Dances with Wolves.” Comments (11)

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas … in October

Call it All Hallows’ Christmas Eve. Comments (15)

Gentile to Quag: ‘Do your homework!’

Bay Ridge: Is Ridge’s councilman a no-show? Or is his challenger a know-nothing? Comments (79)
Crown Heights: President Obama’s visit to Brooklyn closed parts of Prospect Park for six hours this afternoon as the commander-in-chief made a dramatic entrance, headed to Crown Heights to speak about education, then got a bite to eat at Juniors. Comments (23)

Wards no more: Stuff-makers shut out of W’burg art center Third Ward put their heads together

Williamsburg: They don’t have to live like refugees. Comments (11)

Saved by the tattoo: Breast cancer survivors mark their time alive with body art

Williamsburg: Breast cancer survivors from across the country traveled to Williamsburg on Monday to have their breasts tattooed and cover the scars left by painful cancer surgeries. Comments (6)

They got the juice: Red Hook rec center goes solar-powered one year after Sandy

Red Hook: The city-run Red Hook Recreation Center will soon be fitted with massive solar panels on the roof that will keep the electricity flowing at the facility year-round and allow it to serve as an area emergency center in the case of another prolonged blackout. Comments (2)

Fright nights: Eight horrifying Halloween events

Your trick or treating days may be behind you, but for adults, the Halloween festivities are just getting started. Comment

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