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Catch up on what your neighbors are thinking on the best soapbox in town. Comment

Carmine’s in the wrong wing of the hospital!

Big Screecher: This week, the Screecher finds out he’s been relegated to the geriatric wing of the hospital, and he’s not happy about it! Comment
Nightlife: Got plans for this coming week? No? Don’t worry, we have got you covered. Comment
Shopping: Gløgg and pancakes galore at the Danish Seamen’s Church Christmas fair. Comment
Shopping: Gløgg and pancakes galore at the Danish Seamen’s Church Christmas fair. Comment
Bar Scrawl: Our drinking illustrator heads to Bay Ridge’s Lock Yard for the beer, stays for the artisinal sausages. Comments (5)

Zero tolerance for thugs

A Britisher’s View: Our columnist thinks liberal leaders had a comatose reaction to suspected Bryant Park skating-rink shooter Corey Dunton, who spewed racial epithets and f-bombs during his perp walk. She asks, “What are they afraid of?” Comment

Flatbush pol makes bid to lead Council

Politics: A Brooklyn councilman is running to become the next Speaker — but says his campaign is more about being heard. Comment

Boro’s first dedicated-lane bus plies Nostrand

Transit: Brooklyn’s new B44 Select Bus Service that’s expected to cut travel times for commuters by up to 20 percent was unveiled this week — but it hasn’t quite arrived yet. Comment

Pipe dreams

Pipe dreams

Marine Park: Community groups that might have suffered gas pains over a plan to put a fuel pipeline through Floyd Bennet Field could finally be getting some antacid in the form of cold, hard cash — but some watchdogs fear that Big Gas is simply buying off its opposition. Comment

Gala delight

BoroBeat: The E. 49th and E. 48th Street Block Association honored its members, politicians, police, and community members at its annual awards gala on Nov. 13. Comment
Dining: Forget cooking that green-bean casserole — Brooklyn is serving up a cornucopia of unique Thanksgiving eats this year. Comment

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O: Investors Bank kicks off the holidays with a new branch manager, and a cash-prize contest. Comment

Middle school was fine, until faced with it

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie worries her boy won’t make it in intermediate school without some familiar faces. Comments (5)

Nazareth hoops duo sets fine example

Joe Knows: Samson Usilo and Samson Akilo came a long way when they immigrated from Nigeria to the United States, and they’ve come a long way since then. Comment

Final destination: An art show about death finds an appropriate venue

Art: When Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Nancy Siesel couldn’t find a gallery for her latest show, she found it another, better home: a funeral home. Comment

Final destination: An art show about death finds an appropriate venue

Art: When Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Nancy Siesel couldn’t find a gallery for her latest show, she found it another, better home: a funeral home. Comment
Digital editions: Could be? Who know? It’s only just out of reach, down the block on the beach, under a tree? We got a feeling there’s a miracle do, gonna come true, coming to you. Could it be? Yes it could. Something’s coming, something good — If you click there! The air is hummin’, and something great is comin’. Could be? Who knows? Keep hustlin’ … Brooklyn. Read more…

Boro’s first dedicated-lane bus is running a little behind

Transit: Brooklyn’s new B44 Select Bus Service that is expected to cut travel times for commuters by up to 20 percent was unveiled this week — but it has not quite arrived yet. Comments (4)

THE NETS BY THE NUMBERS

A new ‘VU’ of the old Nets

Back Court: The good news is this week our columnist looks at the numbers using some new stats provided by the NBA. The bad news are those numbers. Comments (1)

Is this worst-case scenario for the Nets?

Front Court: We’re less than a dozen games in, and our worst nightmares seem to be coming true. Comments (3)

Flatbush pol makes bid to lead Council

Politics: A Brooklyn councilman is running to become the body’s next speaker — but says his campaign is more about being heard. Comments (2)

Brighton Beachers blast bathrooms

Brighton Beach: The city’s plan to build a “hurricane proof” bathroom along the water in Brighton Beach will make residents in a nearby condo bullseyes for projectiles that storms could rip off the comfort stations, residents claimed at a court-ordered public scoping meeting at the Shore Front Y on Monday. Comment

Topless roller-blading: The next big thing?

Williamsburg: A pair of women have spent the past seven months trying to dash the stigma surrounding their two favorite things, toplessness and roller-blading, by aggregating images of ladies in-line skating, sans shirts, and posting the results online, tan lines and all. Comments (24)

Senior struck on Ralph Avenue

Marine Park: A driver struck a 67-year-old man as he attempted to cross Ralph Avenue Friday night, sending him to Brookdale hospital in critical condition, cops said. Comment

Tragic death in subway

Prospect-Lefferts Gardens: A man was struck and killed by a train in Prospect Lefferts Gardens Saturday night while relieving himself onto the tracks, cops report. Comments (6)

Tragic death in subway

A man was struck and killed by a train in Prospect Lefferts Gardens Saturday night while relieving himself onto the tracks, cops report. Comment
✔ Poll

Should Marty Markowitz become the city’s envoy to the world?

Politics: Council members are pushing Mayor-elect DeBlasio to appoint our borough president to the post of New York’s ambassador. Comment
✔ Poll

Should Marty Markowitz become the city’s envoy to the world?

Politics: Council members are pushing Mayor-elect DeBlasio to appoint our borough president to the post of New York’s ambassador. Comments (22)

Hey, Mayor Mike! Don’t let the door hit you

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our national correspondent thanks Mayor Bloomberg for 12 years of columns. Comment
New Britain, Conn – St. Francis College defender Andy Cormack saw the opening he needed and won the game on a free kick in overtime. Comment

Pun and done: Author mixes cocktails and classic literature

Books: Author and comedian Tim Federle will serve up his literary-inspired cocktails such as “the Old Man and the Seagrams” and “the Rye in the Catcher” at Greenpoint’s Word bookstore on Nov. 22. Comment

Long Island Unversity eyes second straight crown

The Long Island University women’s volleyball team has won 32 straight regular season conference matches and aims to win a second straight Northeastern Conference crown as it hosts the tournament this weekend. Comment

Tales and tears at Iranian indie rock remembrance

Williamsburg: More than 100 mourners and well-wishers attended a memorial for the murdered musicians at Williamsburg’s Cameo Gallery, ahead of a benefit concert with a packed line-up at the nearby Brooklyn Bowl. Comment
Bay Ridge: It’s Bay Ridge’s wall of honor. Comment

Their name on ice! Billionaire family buys branding for Prospect Park pond complex

The LeFraks, a family of heirs to a real estate fortune worth billions, have given Prospect Park’s long-awaited ice skating mega-plex, formerly the Lakeside Center, a cash infusion of $10-million on the eve of its opening and, as a result, will get their parents’ names plastered across the facility. Comments (7)

Foul weather friends! Sandy-born business group celebrates anniversary

Coney Island: Coney Island’s newest institution has started a new tradition. Comment

Send in the freelancers: Gowanus arts space rents to laptop-wielders despite foreclosure threat

Gowanus: Brooklyn Lyceum proprietor Erich Richmond said that the land-marked venue that sits on a prime development site on Fourth Avenue will remain open — even if it means brewing coffee for a bunch of poorly-groomed search engine optimizers. Comments (6)

Brooklyn hoop stars Whitehead, Carrington sign with Seton Hall

High School Sports: Khadeen Carrington wanted some help after he became a part of the recruiting class tasked with turning things around at Seton Hall University. Comment

Next up: The Dumbo Heights Cinema?

Brooklyn Heights: The owner of the historic Brooklyn Heights Cinemas is passing the hat and eyeing a move to keep his theater running in the midst of a redevelopment scheme that would add apartments upstairs — potentially demolishing the picture house in the process. Comment
Bay Ridge: It’s Bay Ridge’s wall of honor. Comments (7)

Thrilling overtime win sends South Shore back to Bowl conference city title game

High School Sports: Timothy Bowers cried twice in the final moments of the same game, but for completely different reasons. Comment

Running back duo powers defending city champion Erasmus into semifinals

High School Sports: Erasmus Hall’s two workhorse running backs delivered again last Saturday, and they even broke a couple of school records. Comment

Quick flicks: Williamsburg theater debuts short film fest

Cinema: Nitehawk Cinema will kick off its first-ever shorts festival on Nov. 21. Comment

Brooklyn Bridge Park: Now with more park!

Brooklyn Heights: Brooklyn Bridge Park has moved on up with the addition of elevated acreage that opened on Saturday. Comments (2)

Brooklyn’s first dedicated-lane bus hits the road

Transit: Straphangers rejoice! The new B44 Select Bus Service line will shuttle passengers between Williamsburg and Sheepshead Bay at supposedly unprecedented speeds starting tomorrow. Comment

McCarren Park rings in new ice rink

McCarren Park rings in new ice rink

Williamsburg: Williamsburg’s new skating arena opened on Saturday and North Brooklynites were out in force to break in their new skates and dust off their skills. Here, neighborhood resident Anna Drozda struts her stuff.

Iranian indie rockers who survived friends’ murders: ‘The future was so bright.’

Williamsburg: A benefit concert will be held tonight at the Brooklyn Bowl to benefit the survivors of last week’s murder-suicide that left four Williamsburg musicians dead. But those who cheated fate say nothing can bring their friends and band-mates back. Comments (11)

Brooklyn needs cheap digs at Atlantic Yards, not fast cash for Ratner: Officials

Atlantic Yards: A band of politicians and civic groups is calling on the state to stop developer Forest City Ratner from selling off the majority of the Atlantic Yards development until the company fast-tracks the construction of below-market-rate housing. Comments (20)

Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce wants to be your Obamacare broker!

Health: The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce has the cure to your Obamacare ills. Comments (3)

Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce wants to be your Obamacare broker!

Health: The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce has the cure to your Obamacare ills. Comment

Champion diver from Williamsburg dies in Bahamas

Williamsburg: Nicholas Mevoli, who held the record for diving the deepest without fins or oxygen, died on Sunday during a “freediving” competition. Comment

No Speaker for Brooklyn

Politics: Brooklyn has already wrestled two of the city’s top positions from other lesser boroughs, but the dream of winning the trifecta — and getting a Council Speaker from the borough — won’t come true. Comment

No Speaker for Brooklyn

Politics: Brooklyn has already wrestled two of the city’s top positions from other lesser boroughs, but the dream of winning the trifecta — and getting a Council Speaker from the borough — won’t come true. Comment
Art: The Gowanus Canal could soon be harboring quite a few more discarded bottles. Comment

Stan’s mailbag is chock full of stuff

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, Stan goes through his letters. Comment
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is planning to lessen the load of the chronically-packed L train. Comments (2)

It’s official: Carmine is an old geezer

Sunday Screech: You know what happens when they send Carmine to the geriatric wing of the hospital? He gets mad, that’s what happens. Comments (6)

Brooklyn’s first dedicated-lane bus hits the road

Transit: Straphangers rejoice! The new B44 Select Bus Service line will shuttle passengers between Williamsburg and Sheepshead Bay at supposedly unprecedented speeds starting tomorrow. Comments (7)
Coney Island: The wayward dolphin that accidentally took a turn on Coney Island’s most dangerous water ride yesterday has died. Comment
Photo Galleries: The wayward dolphin that accidentally took a turn on Coney Island’s most dangerous water ride yesterday has died. Comments (16)
Art: The Gowanus Canal could soon be harboring quite a few more discarded bottles. Comments (6)
Brighton Beach: Smoke-eaters doused a blaze in a Brighton Beach basement on Nov. 12. Comment
Bedford-Stuyvesant: A bankruptcy judge ordered those who care about the fate of Interfaith Medical Center to go into mediation, giving the hospital a possible shot at a new life. Comment
Williamsburg: Get ready for an icy winter in North Brooklyn. Comments (10)

Domino builds momentum

Domino builds momentum

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: The developer of the Domino Sugar Factory officially got the zoning process rolling on Wednesday, backed by a slew of supporters who said they were anxious to bring below-market-rate housing and office space to Williamsburg. Comments (6)

Tank rolls toward Gowanus park

Cleaning Our Waterways: The federal government is rolling forward with plans to install a massive sewage tank beneath a beloved park and pool as part of its clean-up of the fetid Gowanus Canal, closing the play space for years, unless the city comes up with a better idea. Comments (5)

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