Monday, Nov. 11, 2013

Old wounds on display at soldiers’ story session

Books: The site of the American Revolution’s first battle will host veterans of modern American wars to share stories of their harrowing experiences — of fighting and of returning home. Comment

Smoke this book

Books: Just about everyone handles illicit substances, according to journalist Peter Madsen, whose new book “Dealers” is a collection of anonymous interviews with illicit substance handlers of New York that show how far getting high cuts across social strata. Comments (2)

Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013

Where to GO this week

Art: Stumped about where to get your fill of arts and entertainment? Looking high and low for a slice of low or high culture? Look no further than this week’s editor’s picks. Comment

Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013

Brooklyn Nets Week in Review

Win some, lose too many

Back Court: How can the Nets beat the Heat, then lose to the worst teams in the league? Our columnist has the answer. Comments (3)

FrontCourt is no match for Coach Kidd’s mistakes

Front Court: This week, our FrontCourt jester lets Jason Kidd know he’s got to do more if he’s going to make it in this town. Comment
Page 1: Can’t say we didn’t see this coming. Anybody who watches the polls knew it was sure to be a landslide and, just as we predicted, The Brooklyn Paper has again come out on top. And the reason is simple: our clear and concise platform always resonates with voters that demand hard news, quirky features, opinions on the Nets, and great photographs. Oh, and Bar Scrawl! Voters love Bar Scrawl. So we thank you for giving us another chance to be a part of your day, and we again remind you to keep hustlin’, Brooklyn. Read more…

Teaching my kids to love the melting pot

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie reflects on her own upbringing while trying to figure it all out. Comments (7)
Gowanus: In this dating game, your pal plays the field for you. Comments (1)

Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013

DeBlast-Off! DeBlasio wins huge at the polls

DeBlast-Off! DeBlasio wins huge at the polls

Politics: DeBlasio sailed to a historic 49 percent victory in the mayoral race, the cleanest sweep since Edward Koch won a third term in 1985 and a record for a non-incumbent candidate. And he was not the only Brooklynite to tower over the competition. Comments (20)
Politics: Talk about laying down the law! Comments (14)

Veteran Ridge pol beats upstart challenger

Bay Ridge: Bay Ridge’s 10-year incumbent Democratic councilman fended off a GOP attempt to push him off his perch — and will become the longest-serving member of the city legislature next year. Comments (42)

New kids on the block: Upstart council primary winners on course for 2014

Meet the new crop, not the same as the old crop, voters hope. Comments (5)

Pok Pok proprietor dishes on Thai secrets in new cookbook

Dining: Pok Pok. Who’s there? Delicious Thai food in the restaurant’s new cookbook, that’s who. Comment

Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013

Cobble Hill: A court-appointed Long Island College Hospital watchdog is a self-appointed salesman for the beleaguered medical center and the buyer he has in mind is a slam dunk, he thought. Comments (1)
Brooklyn Heights: Maybe the third time will be the charm for the landlord of the beloved Brooklyn Heights Cinema. Comment

Monday, Nov. 4, 2013

Zip your LICH: DeBlasio mum on what the Gov is saying behind closed doors

Cobble Hill: Democratic mayoral nominee Bill DeBlasio refused on Friday to give a straight answer about the content of his conversations with Gov. Cuomo about the fate of Long Island College Hospital. Comments (10)
Williamsburg: A plan to cram a third school into a Williamsburg building that is already home to two is off the table, possibly for good, after the city bowed to intense community pressure in the final hours before the last meeting on such measures of Mayor Bloomberg’s administration. Comments (4)
Park Slope: The grieving parents of a 12-year-old boy struck and killed by a car in Park Slope last month spoke tearfully before the City Council last Thursday morning, in the hope that their testimony might prevent their tragedy from befalling others. Comments (51)

Go there now! Ferdinando’s Focacceria is a Carroll Gardens mainstay

Go There Now While You Still Can: Documenting the closures of countless neighborhood institutions over the past 34 years has made us firm believers in the wisdom of legendary truant Ferris Bueller, who famously said, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” Comment

The many marriages of Figaro

Theater: Three different Brooklyn opera companies will perform “The Marriage of Figaro” in November. Comments (1)

Police officer commits suicide outside precinct house

Crime: A police sergeant shot and killed himself inside a parked car outside the 66th Precinct Station House in Borough Park Thursday, according to a report by this paper’s sister publication, the New York Post. Comments (3)

Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013

Only read this if you can’t get online!

Sunday Screech: This week, the Screechers has some pearl of wisdom for his friends that are yet to get the free-mail! Comments (7)

Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013

Photo Galleries: Witches, ghouls, and goblins gathered across the borough on Halloween to trick-or-treat and strut their stuff. And we have the pictures to prove it. Comment

Friday, Nov. 1, 2013

Walking past the Barclays Center? Smile! You’re on police camera

Prospect Heights: Barclays Center, we hope you’re ready for your close-up, because more than a dozen police security cameras are honing in on the area around the 18,000-seat arena at Flatbush and Atlantic avenues at any given moment, this paper has learned. Comments (20)

Royal flush! Cadman Plaza public toilet likely to ease the pressure on Starbucks bathrooms

Downtown: Visitors to Downtown can stop pretending they have jury duty in order to use the courthouse bathrooms — provided they have a quarter. Comments (1)

Cops cuff boyfriend suspect in killing of woman found on W’burg waterfront

Williamsburg: Police arrested a man on Thursday who they say murdered his girlfriend and left her body wrapped in an industrial blanket in a lot beside the East River in Williamsburg. Comments (3)
One of New York’s Finest was finally able to return to her Coney Island home a year to the day after Hurricane Sandy drove her out, with a little help from a hardware giant. Comment

Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013

NOW WITH VIDEO! Billy Joel to play Barclays Center on New Year’s Eve

Awesome: Finally! He’ll actually hold a concert out in Brooklyn. Comments (9)

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