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Background stories: F’Greene-published short story collection digs up the past

February Houses: Regrets? They’ve had a few — and it makes for great reading! Comment

Background stories: F’Greene-published short story collection digs up the past

February Houses: Regrets? They’ve had a few — and it makes for great reading! Comment

Primary Guide

Governor: Cuomo vs. Teachout

Politics: Fordham Law School professor Zephyr Teachout is a long-shot for the governor’s mansion, but one that is gaining more traction than most in her situation. Cuomo, meanwhile, isn’t doing much campaigning at all. Comments (6)

20th state Senate District (Park Slope and Sunset Park)

Politics: Rubain Dorancy and Jesse Hamilton are going head to head for the empty state Senate seat vacated last year by Borough President Adams. Comments (6)

42nd Assembly District (Flatbush)

Politics: Rodneyse Bichotte and L. Rickie Tulloch are facing off in the Democratic primary for the seat that longtime Assemblywoman Rhoda Jacobs is vacating with her upcoming retirement. Comments (1)

52nd Assembly District (Brooklyn Heights)

Politics: The contested seat currently belongs to Assemblywoman Joan Millman, who is retiring after 17 years in office to take a job at the Department for the Aging. Her pick for a successor is Jo Anne Simon, who is in an even fund-raising heat with the Working-Families-Party-backed Pete Sikora. Comments (3)

54th Assembly District (Bushwick)

Bushwick: It’s establishment versus upstart in the race for Councilman Rafael Espinal’s former Assembly seat, which has been vacant since he took his new job at the beginning of the year. Comment

Ridgite to play 9-11 tribute with songs about New York City

Music: Martin McQuade will croon through three hours of songs about the city. Comment

Ridgite to play 9-11 tribute with songs about New York City

Music: Martin McQuade will croon through three hours of songs about the city. Comment

‘Sound off to the Editor’ — a lively sounding board for the topics of the day

Letters: Want a good read? Check out our readers’ thought-provoking opinions on the liveliest letters’ page around. Comment

Carmine’s had it with all this interference!

Big Screecher: The Screecher says you’ve got to stop reading the lies on the internet, and start listening to him like you used to. Comment

What to read this week

Books: Neighborhood booksellers give their recommendations for great new summer reading. Comment

What to read this week

Books: Neighborhood booksellers give their recommendations for great new summer reading. Comment
Nightlife: Eat your way around Williamsburg, check out designer high heels at the Brooklyn Museum, meet a Mets player, and other things to do in Brooklyn Sept. 5–11. Comment

Theft spree targeted women shoppers on Fulton Mall

Downtown: Four store patrons reported having their wallets or bags stolen while browsing the aisles in stores along Downtown’s Fulton Mall on the same day last week. Comment

Live happily ever after in Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge Nights: Bay Ridge is going green — ogre green! Comment

Heroic 9-11 Firefighter Joseph Patrick Henry — gone but not forgotten

A Britisher’s View: Firefighter Joseph Patrick Henry made the supreme sacrifice on 9-11, perishing with his entire unit from Ladder 21 in Manhattan. His brother, Michael Henry, speaks with A Britisher’s View on the 14th anniversary of the World Trade Center terror attacks. Comment
Our monthly review helps readers catch up on the headlines they missed in August. Comment

Cop seek Coney robber

Coney Island: Police are looking for the man they believe ripped the purse from an elderly woman’s shoulder on Bay 46th Street on Aug. 29. Comment

Theft spree targeted women shoppers on Fulton Mall

Downtown: Four store patrons reported having their wallets or bags stolen while browsing the aisles in stores along Downtown’s Fulton Mall on the same day last week. Comments (5)

Sampson Agonistes

Canarsie: Twice-indicted state Sen. John Sampson is seeking reelection as allegations of wrongdoing continue to pile up before the Sept. 9 primary. Comment
BoroBeat: Hundreds of thousands of revelers flocked to Crown Heights on Sept 1. to shake a tail-feather and scarf a jerk-chicken leg or five as part of the annual West Indian American Day Parade. Comment
Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is clinking the glasses for happiness for Madison and Mike Comment

Autopsy of a missed opportunity

Brooke Lynn at Bat: The worst thing about the Cyclones’ double-jeopardy heartbreak on Monday — their playoff dreams died despite a final-game victory because of a season-end wildcard tie with the Connecticut Tigers — was that it didn’t have to happen. The Clones could have cruised to victory had they not fallen apart at the plate in previous games. Comment

Retro Coney

Wave goodb-eye! Coney throws farewell party for Spook-A-Rama Cyclops

Coney Island: Keep an eye out for this party! Comment

Whip it good! Green-Wood exhibit features vintage Coney amusements

Greenwood Heights: The cemetery is hosting a new exhibit on the life and work of one its most amusing permanent residents — Coney ride inventor Williams Mangels. Comment

Wave goodb-eye! Coney throwing farewell party for Spook-A-Rama Cyclops

Art: Keep an eye out for this party! Comments (1)

Whip it good! Green-Wood exhibit features vintage Coney amusements

Event: The cemetery is hosting a new exhibit on the life and work of one its most amusing permanent residents — Coney ride inventor Williams Mangels. Comment

To curfew or not to curfew

The Dad: This week, the Dad wonders what’s best for his youngest when it comes to staying out late. Comments (1)
Page 1: At The Brooklyn Paper, we’ve been using just one space after every period since we did away with our Smith-Corona’s back in aught-two. And less space between sentences means even more news is packed into your Brooklyn Paper every week. We do this for you, dear reader, because we know you value your time as much as we love proper typography! Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Read more…

South Shore can feel good about dreaming big

Joe Knows: South Shore doesn’t plan on tip-toeing its way into the top division of Public School Athletic League football. Comment
Sheepshead Bay: A local politician fighting for reelection is fishing for votes by proposing to ban the so-called “booze cruises” that depart from Sheepshead Bay, claiming the docks should be reserved for boats offering rods and reels, not drinking and dancing. But party-boat skippers suspect a darker motive. Comment

Super friends! Nerdy bar nights combine forces for a big brainy bash

Event: When their powers combine, they are Brooklyn Brain Jam! Comment

Guns don’t kill, stupidity does

Not for Nuthin’: You can’t fix stupid. So says comic Ron White. True that. But who takes the award for the most stupid? Tough question, ain’t it? Comment
Mean Streets: A flatbed truck driver smashed a livery cab up a curb and into a woman on the sidewalk on Tuesday afternoon, according to police and an eyewitness. Comments (20)

After-school programming

After-school programming

Circuit Lord: For this husband-and-wife teaching team, the world is a computer lab. Comments (1)

Super friends! Nerdy bar nights combine forces for a big brainy bash

Gowanus: When their powers combine, they are Brooklyn Brain Jam! Comment

Ogre the top! Narrows’ ‘Shrek the Musical’ rocks Bay Ridge

Ogre the top! Narrows’ ‘Shrek the Musical’ rocks Bay Ridge

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: Our critic thought good community theater was only true in fairy tales, but now he’s a believer! Comments (1)

Physical Poly Prep sets sights on perfect season

High School Sports: Poly Prep’ football team is set to make a run at a perfect season this year — for much the same reason it was so successful last year. Comment

Fort Hamilton seeks return to city title contention

High School Sports: Fort Hamilton’s struggles late last season aren’t being forgotten. Tigers coach Danny Perez isn’t telling his team this is a new year and to leave its four-game losing streak in the past. On the contrary. Comment

Poly determined to bring home state soccer title after two near misses

High School Sports: Poly Prep’s soccer program left any complacency behind on the field at Manhattanville College following another disappointing championship game defeat. Comment
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Motorist mutiny on Flatbush as drivers flout left-turn ban

Mean Streets: Talk about a hard left. Comments (35)
BoroBeat: Hundreds of thousands of revelers flocked to Crown Heights on Sept 1. to shake a tail-feather and scarf a jerk-chicken leg or five as part of the annual West Indian American Day Parade. Comments (4)
Gravesend: Sherwood Forest and a band of merry men made an appearance in Gravesend last weekend. Comment

Coney Island residents call for more investment in community

Coney Island: A recent fatal shooting has prompted both anger and soul-searching in Coney Island’s impoverished residential section. Comment

Cyclones win! As their playoff dreams die…

The Ride: The Cyclones got the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat all at once on Monday night when they beat the hated Staten Island Yankees but nevertheless saw their playoff hopes dashed thanks to an obscure bit of the New York–Penn League rules. Comments (2)
DUMBO: Roses are red, violets are blue, television can inspire high-brow art, too. Comment
Books: Roses are red, violets are blue, television can inspire high-brow art, too. Comments (2)

Top that! Boro pols fund new roof for Bay Ridge Library

Bay Ridge: Borough President Adams and Councilman Vincent Gentile (D–Bay Ridge) have allocated money from their capital budgets to re-top the Ridge Boulevard library. Comment

Councilman to MTA: Viaduct repairs have to run express

Park Slope: Here we go again. Comments (5)

Pols push MTA bedbug alert law

Transit: Bedbugs have been reported on at least 21 subway cars in the past month — including Brooklyn’s N train — and a Bensonhurst assemblyman wants the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to sound the horn whenever the dreaded pests are found on a train or bus, but the state agency says there is no need to inform the public of when creepy crawlies are hitching a ride. Comment

Pols push MTA bedbug alert law

Transit: Bedbugs have been spotted on at least 14 subway cars in the past month — including Brooklyn’s N train — and a Bensonhurst assemblyman wants the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to sound the horn whenever the dreaded pests are found on a train or bus, but the state agency says there is no need to inform the public of when creepy crawlies are hitching a ride. Comments (1)

Top that! Boro pols fund new roof for Bay Ridge Library

Bay Ridge: Borough President Adams and Councilman Vincent Gentile have allocated money from their capital budgets to re-top the Ridge Boulevard library. Comments (10)
Brooklyn Heights: In a neighborhood full of yoga, one studio climbs high above the rest. Comment
Fitness: In a neighborhood full of yoga, one studio climbs high above the rest. Comment

Pedestrian struck and killed in Midwood

Midwood: A 62-year-old pedestrian died after he was struck by the driver of a sports utility vehicle in Midwood on Aug. 28. Comment

Happy Labor Day!

Awesome: It’s Labor Day, and you know what that means. Comment
State Sen. Marty Golden honored six quick-thinking officers from the 62nd Precinct who saved people from choking this month. Comment

Cops seek pair for swiping video games

Canarsie: Police are looking for two men they say stole thousands of dollars worth of video games from a store in Canarsie on Aug. 27. Comment

Stan says remember IRS, Alamo

It’s Only My Opinion: The events in Ferguson, Mo., Gaza and Iraq have pushed Lois Lerner off the front page. U.S. citizens have no love for the Internal Revenue Service. In fact, most of America fears the department and harbors more than just a bit of dislike for it. If the GOP does a decent job of reminding us of the things Miss Lerner allegedly (must always remember to use that word) did, it may be able to pick up a few extra votes in the next election. Comment

Take that, Yankees! Clones crush rival but playoff bid down to wire

The Ride: The Cyclones are still in a dead heat with the Connecticut Tigers for the wildcard playoffs slot with one game left to play, but boy demolishing the hated Staten Island club last night felt good. Comment

Man fatally hit crossing street in Midwood

Midwood: A 62-year-old pedestrian died after he was struck by the driver of a sports utility vehicle in Midwood on Aug. 28, police said. Comments (3)

Cops seek Bensonhurst groper

Bensonhurst: Cops are searching for a creep who is groping women in Bensonhurst. Comment

Police seek Bensonhurst sex fiend

Bensonhurst: Cops are searching for a creep who is groping women in Bensonhurst. Comment

Carmine can’t believe he’s not the center of attention!

Sunday Screech: This week, the Screecher says you better stop watching the YouTube and start reading the Screecher! Comments (3)

Cyclones playoff hopes on the brink with two left

The Ride: The Cyclones are now tied with the Connecticut Tigers for the wildcard playoff berth after the Valleycats took out the brooms and swept Brooklyn on Saturday night. Comment

Cyclones playoff hopes in the balance as they drop another

The Ride: The Cyclones keep on slipping, slipping, slipping, into the future. They gave up a second straight game to the Valleycats, dropping their lead in the standings to just one game ahead of the Connecticut Tigers with two left to play. Comment

Bohemian face-off as activists crash Gowanus art party

Gowanus: Protesters soured the taste of food-truck fare at a shindig held to show off the new art adorning the fences surrounding the Lightstone Group construction site, which they say is like putting lipstick on a pig. Comments (24)
BoroBeat: A ’90s throwback theme night at MCU Park featured a live version of the decade’s popular “Double Dare” show, quintessentially ’90s prizes, and Nickelodeon star Kel Mitchell. Comment
BoroBeat: A ’90s throwback theme night at MCU Park featured a live version of the decade’s popular “Double Dare” show, quintessentially ’90s prizes, and Nickelodeon star Kel Mitchell. Comments (1)
Sheepshead Bay: You can never find a taxi when you want one, but in Sheepshead Bay, locals are finding cabs where they don’t want them. Comment

Lowlife steals lady’s walker Downtown

Downtown: No respect. None. Comment

Motorcyclist struck in East Flatbush

Flatbush: A motorcyclist is in critical condition after being hit by the driver of a sports utility vehicle in East Flatbush on Aug. 28. Comment
Downtown: It’s he-said, he-said in a Downtown shooting that each suspect says kicked off on Wednesday when the other tried to rob him. Comments (1)

Sicko wanted for gropings in Greenwood

Greenwood Heights: There is a groper on the loose in Greenwood Heights and he’s targeting women outside the Prospect Avenue R station, cops said. Comments (2)

Kids get their sea-legs in handmade boats

BoroBeat: Youngsters took to the water at Brooklyn Bridge Park on Thursday, sailing boats made by a group of hardworking Red Hook kids. Comment

Cyclones errors at all-time high

The Ride: The Cyclones lost but remained hanging onto their wildcard playoff slot by a thread as they tied the franchise-high of six errors in a game and created a new record in the process, 111 errors in a single season, on Thursday night. Comment

Body in the basin

Fort Greene: A corpse surfaced in the East River off the Navy Yard on Thursday morning, police said. Comment
Hospitals in Crisis: Former staffers of shuttered Long Island College Hospital have taken the state back to court — and temporarily halted the sale of the valuable medical campus — saying they aren’t getting promised jobs in a remaining freestanding emergency department. Comments (6)
Free the G: Pols and activists rallied to preserve the above-ground transfer from the Broadway G station to the Lorimer J and M station, which is set to disappear next week. Comments (10)

Cyclones top listless Yanks, hold playoff spot

The Ride: Sometimes, ya gotta take one for the team! Comment

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