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Park Slope: At 440 Gallery’s annual “Small Works Show,” size really does not matter. Comment
Art: At 440 Gallery’s annual “Small Works Show,” size really does not matter. Comment

Kwanzaa extravaganza: Dance studio to hold musical holiday celebration

Fort Greene: Long-time observors and newcomers alike can celebrate the history and culture of Kwanzaa through song, dance, and percussion. Comment

Kwanzaa extravaganza: Dance studio to hold musical holiday celebration

Dance: Long-time observors and newcomers alike can celebrate the history and culture of Kwanzaa through song, dance, and percussion. Comments (4)
Park Slope: Expect some very wooden performances at this Park Slope holiday show. Comment
Theater: Expect some very wooden performances at this Park Slope holiday show. Comment
The Best Thing We Ate This Week: Come for the ribs, stay for the seafood. Comment

What to read this week

Books: Neighborhood booksellers give their recommendations. Comment

What to read this week

Books: Neighborhood booksellers give their recommendations. Comment

Sound Off to the Editor

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

Carmine borrows deep thoughts from acclaimed author

Big Screecher: This week, the Screecher falls back on cut-and-paste to make his word count. Comment

Where to GO this week!

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

Tree lights up Marine Park kids and seniors

BoroBeat: Families ushered in the Yuletide with the eighth annual tree lighting at the Carmine Carro community Center on Dec. 12. Comment
Coney Island: The Council voted to approve Borough President Markowitz’s dream of constructing an amphitheater in Coney Island’s Childs Building — but technicality could still derail the plan, say the keepers of a garden the project would uproot. Comment
The Council voted to approve Borough President Markowitz’s dream of constructing an amphitheater in Coney Island’s Childs Building — but a technicality could still derail the plan, say the keepers of a garden the project would uproot. Comments (28)
Nightlife: There are only five more nights left to wear ugly sweaters and sing silly songs. Make the most of it with our guide to the best Christmas events in Brooklyn. Comment

Bartoonist heads underground

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking illustrator goes digging for cocktails underneath Williamsburg’s Rye. Comment
Nightlife: There are only five more nights left to wear ugly sweaters and sing silly songs. Make the most of it with our guide to the best Christmas events in Brooklyn. Comments (2)
Crown Heights: A local projectionist and animation archivist will show off his horde of ancient holiday-themed cartoons on Dec. 21. Comment
Cinema: A local projectionist and animation archivist will show off his horde of ancient holiday-themed cartoons on Dec. 21. Comment

Remember this holy season that Christians have made the world a better place

A Britisher’s View: Christmas is a time to celebrate the birth of Christ — and remember how Christianity has been an unmatched force for goodness for more than 2,000 years, writes our columnist. Comment

In the endzone! Kid football players wrap up season

Dyker Heights: These kids are all eligible receivers! Comment

Funny photos: Greenpoint photographer captures comedians in the act

Park Slope: Seth Olenick spent seven years photographing the likes of Weird Al, Judd Apatow, and Zach Galifianakis for his new book, “Funny Business.” Comment

Funny photos: Greenpoint photographer captures comedians in the act

Books: Seth Olenick spent seven years photographing the likes of Weird Al, Judd Apatow, and Zach Galifianakis for his new book, “Funny Business.” Comment

Happy and fearless this holiday season

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie is really joyful — in a way she can’t get from a bottle. Comments (11)

Moore’s heart helps write fitting end to career

Joe Knows: Javon Moore scripted an ending worthy of the best and final season of his high school career. Comment
Page 1: In 12 broadsheet pages, The Brooklyn Paper gave to me: 12 color pages, 11 writers writing, 10 Lords of Flatbush, 9 Days in Brooklyn, 8 front-page stories, 7 news pages, lots of classifieds, 5 editor’s picks … 4 GO pages, 3 silly typos, 2 ads for dentists and a blotter blaaack ouut! Read more…

Bushwick native featured in documentary of lost promise

Bushwick: A new documentary chronicling the rise and fall of a Bushwick basketball phenom offers a cautionary tale about squandered potential. Comment

Abraham Lincoln football star Holley picks Penn State

High School Sports: Abraham Lincoln’s Thomas Holley had two new destinations to speak of this week. One will be where he will call home, and the other where he’ll play his college football. Comment

It's a turnaround

Nets find Johnson, and he’s sinking baskets

Back Court: ISO Joe is a thing of the past. Comment

Finally! The Nets are relevant

Front Court: A few wins has our columnist feeling a bit more confident. Comments (1)
Shake the dust off those skates and tape up your hockey sticks. Comments (1)

Fireball in Marine Park

Marine Park: A residential gas explosion in Marine Park sent two people to the hospital in critical condition early Tuesday morning. Comment
Awesome: Dozens of commuters rallied to save a woman who fell onto the subway tracks from being crushed by a train pulling into the Atlantic Avenue–Barclays Center station this afternoon. Comments (6)
Cobble Hill: The decision to put off a decision on a plan to turn the beleaguered Cobble Hill hospital into condos came with an offer to let mayor-elect Bill DeBlasio take over the place. Comments (4)
Williamsburg: Many Brooklynites spent Tuesday huddled indoors, away from the snowstorm, but not these guys. Comments (18)

My breakfast with Santa

My breakfast with Santa

BoroBeat: Dozens of little ones from across the borough joined Santa and Radio Disney for breakfast and a dance party at Aviator Sports and Events Center on Dec. 15. Comment

I’m letting Food Network go

Not for Nuthin’: Who would have thought that admitted drug use passes for acceptable behavior these days. Comment

Let there be light! Scandinavian celebration breaks the winter darkness

BoroBeat: The Scandinavian East Coast Museum held its 10th annual Santa Lucia Day celebration on Friday — honoring the blinded Sicilian-born martyr who became a symbol of brightness in the Nordic nations. Comment

Marching music: Brooklyn parades break out boom boxes and bike bells

Music: Get ready to make some noise! Comment

Marching music: Brooklyn parades break out boom boxes and bike bells

Music: Get ready to make some noise! Comments (1)
Brighton Beach: New York’s favorite geriatric clown, Grandma, has left Manhattan’s Big Apple Circus for the bright lights of Brighton Beach. Comment
Theater: New York’s favorite geriatric clown, Grandma, has left Manhattan’s Big Apple Circus for the bright lights of Brighton Beach. Comments (7)

Whole-hearted embrace at Whole Foods’ first day — almost

Gowanus: Some kale seekers at the gourmet grocer’s opening said they will be trading trips to their old standby stores for the one-stop-organic-shopping experience alongside the fetid Gowanus Canal. But skeptics say they will have to wait and see what greens may come. Comment

Whole-hearted embrace at Whole Foods’ first day — almost

Gowanus: Some kale seekers at the gourmet grocer’s opening said they will be trading trips to their old standby stores for the one-stop-organic-shopping experience alongside the fetid Gowanus Canal. But skeptics say they will have to wait and see what greens may come. Comments (3)

Let there be light! Scandinavian celebration breaks the winter darkness

BoroBeat: The Scandinavian East Coast Museum held its 10th annual Santa Lucia Day celebration on Friday — honoring the blinded Sicilian-born martyr who became a symbol of brightness in the Nordic nations. Comments (2)
Midwood: Three cars — one of them a livery cab — slammed into each other on Ocean Avenue near the corner of Avenue K in Midwood on Dec. 15. Comment

Marking Christmas with Markowitz mathematics

Look what came in the mail. It is a winter holiday card from our outgoing Borough President and it is packed with references to recent history. Let us break it all down for you. Comments (7)

Homecoming king: Mike Tyson gets a hero’s welcome in Bedford-Stuyvesant

Bedford-Stuyvesant: Iron Mike has come home for the holidays. Comment

BIG trouble near rapper’s childhood home

Clinton Hill: Cops are looking for a jerk who they say stabbed a guy in Clinton Hill, steps from where Notorious BIG grew up. Comments (1)
BoroBeat: Christmas cheer was on the playbill when Brooklyn Real Property kicked off Yuletide festivities with a children’s party at its Boerum Hill office, and an employee awards ceremony at Greenhouse Cafe in Bay Ridge. Comment

Lincoln’s deep bench blows past Brooklyn Collegiate

High School Sports: Even after Abraham Lincoln star Isaiah Whitehead was benched with foul trouble, the Railsplitters’ lead kept growing. Comment

Refocused Nazareth, Belk power past Molloy

High School Sports: Nazareth’s Yazmine Belk displayed how she’s grown as a player last Thursday night, much to the chagrin of Archbishop Molloy. Comment

Jones leads St. Francis College to win over Canisius

The St. Francis College men’s basketball team rewarded the loyal crowd that braved the snowy weather over the weekend with a skid-snapping victory. Comment

Lightbulb moment: Christmas trees brighten up Carroll Park, Columbia Street

Columbia St Waterfront: Competing tree lightings in neighboring neighborhoods brightened up the night this weekend. Comment

Introducing a new borough politics column from intrepid staff reporter Will Bredderman

Will’s Watch: Will Bredderman beats the pavement to give you up-to-the-minute news on Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bensonhurst, and Coney Island. But he also spends his share of time in smoke-filled rooms, collecting insights on the creaky inner workings of Brooklyn’s rival political machines. That is where his column Will’s Watch comes in. Our friends over at BrooklynDaily.com will give you the cream of Bredderman’s political crop every Monday, starting this week with the story of how the borough’s GOP rift supposedly started with a Christmas party gone wrong. Read more…

City golf course gets green from state

Marine Park: The city’s largest public golf course has gotten a grant from the state to help keep its greens green. Comment

Lions and lambs! B’hurst club throws holiday bash for special-needs kids

BoroBeat: The Bensonhurst Lions Club hosted a party for hundreds of special-needs students on Dec. 10. See our slideshow for all the fun — and special characters who decided to drop in. Comment

Swing would be missed: W’burg senior center braces for fight after rent hike

Williamsburg: An embattled Williamsburg senior center and daycare got another batch of bad news this week in the form of a huge rent hike and a threat of eviction, according to the center’s manager. Comments (14)
Williamsburg: Big wheel keep on turning. Comments (1)

Homecoming king: Mike Tyson gets a hero’s welcome in Bedford-Stuyvesant

Bedford-Stuyvesant: Iron Mike has come home for the holidays. Comments (3)

Delay bells ring: State accountability hearing for LICH handling pushed back again

Cobble Hill: Yes they can — kick a decision on whether to fine the State University of New York down the road again. Comments (7)

It’s Stan’s anniversary, so celebrate!

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, our columnist cheers himself, his colleague, and the rest of us! Comment

Flatbush Avenue tower inches toward reality

Downtown: They’ll de-pave a parking lot, but will the tower they put up be paradise? Comments (5)

This Christmas season, a very special Carmine

Sunday Screech: This week, Carmine cheers one of his favorite groups of people. Comments (2)

Pretty please: Methodist Hospital hopes new designs will woo community board

Park Slope: New York Methodist Hospital has gone back to the drawing board — again. Comments (1)
Brooklyn Heights: The Brooklyn Public Library has picked seven possible designs for the new building that will house the Brooklyn Heights branch, including one that provides a permanent home for the hipster food fair Smorgasburg. Comments (3)

Council OKs Brookhattan

Council OKs Brookhattan

Development: The Council gave the green light to mega-developments on the Greenpoint waterfront and in Bushwick’s industrial core this week, while the Domino Sugar factory project cleared another round in the approval process. Comments (7)
Mill Basin: Overzealous city workers are chopping down healthy trees when they should only be carting away those claimed by Hurricane Sandy, claim arbor-loving residentsin Mill Basin. Comment
Atlantic Yards: The second phase of construction on the first and only Atlantic Yards tower now being built is like a game of Jenga in reverse. Comments (9)

Light in the blotter blackout

Bay Ridge: Bay Ridge’s 68th police precinct allowed a reporter in on Wednesday after our first report on the ongoing blotter blackout. Only this time, instead of cops there providing crime reports to written form, an officer read incident summaries aloud, leaving out some basic information. Comments (3)
Red Hook: A charter school chain’s bid to build a pricey private school in Red Hook is an out-of-nowhere, elitist moneymaking scheme that has no place in the working-class neighborhood, said a local panel that voted to block its bid on Wednesday night. Comments (8)

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