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In ‘Gowanus Idol,’ Ira Glass will judge singing comedians

Nightlife: “Ira will probably be the Paula Abdul equivalent,” said one organizer. Comment
Art: A group of local shutterbugs has been posting snapshots of Downtown life online — now they’re getting an exhibition. Comments (3)
Art: A group of local shutterbugs has been posting snapshots of Downtown life online — now they’re getting an exhibition. Comment

Ladies’ night! Young and old-school female emcees to perform free BAM show

Music: The beat will drop — but the pitch will not. Comment

Ladies’ night! Young and old-school female emcees to perform free BAM show

Music: The beat will drop — but the pitch will not. Comment

Sound Off to the Editor

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

Carmine’s shopping spree at Gateway II good for the economy

Big Screecher: This week, the Screecher does his part — even if it is against his will. Comment
Bar Scrawl: Our drinking illustrator visits Rocka Rolla, a hair-metal-themed bar in Williamsburg. Comments (1)

Condo plan irks locals

Gerritsen Beach: Gerritsen Beach residents want to sink a plan for waterfront condos in Sheepshead Bay. Comment

Where to GO this week!

Nightlife: A pinebox derby for artists, the Renegade Craft Fair returns, Youssou N’Dour plays BAM, and other great things happening in Brooklyn Sept. 12–17. Comment

In ‘Gowanus Idol,’ Ira Glass will judge singing comedians

Nightlife: “Ira will probably be the Paula Abdul equivalent,” said one organizer. Comment

It came from Bay Ridge!

Bay Ridge Nights: Mars attacks the Ridge this weekend — and the neighborhood’s nightlife calendar is out of this world! Comment

Here they are: Your 2014 Clonie Awards!

Coney Island: It’s that time of year. That’s right, it’s award season. Specifically, the season for The Brooklyn Paper’s very own annual honors dedicated to all things Cyclones. Comment

Muslims need to form an international peace movement to root out the radicals

A Britisher’s View: The Muslim world is dozing at the wheel while Islamo-thugs amplify their terrorism, writes our columnist. Comment
Coney Island: Aerial enthusiasts from around the world blew into the People’s Playground last weekend for the annual Coney Island National Kite Festival. Comment

Lilikakis prevails in Republican primary for 46th Assembly District

Bay Ridge: Stamatis Lilikakis defeated Lucretia Regina-Potter in the Sept. 9 Republican primary, winning the right to take on four-term incumbent Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny in the November general election. Comment

Storage moving into Gerritsen Beach

Gerritsen Beach: Metro Storage, a self-storage facility with more than 100,000 square feet, is set to go up in Sheepshead Bay across the creek from the waterfront neighborhood. Comment
Gowanus: The Gowanus Arts Building, an artist cooperative, and management of the Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott chain hotel next door have been feuding for more than two years in a dispute that has prompted a campaign by the artists for a boycott of the guest house and a battle over a proposed bedbug-themed mural that the hotel argued was aimed at scaring off customers. Now the two sides say they are on the verge of burying the hatchet. Comments (1)

Here they are: Your 2014 Clonie Awards!

Ups & Downs: It’s that time of year. That’s right, it’s award season. Specifically, the season for The Brooklyn Paper’s very own annual honors dedicated to all things Cyclones. Comment
Books: You don’t need to don a tux for this penguin party! Comment

Puppy love! Animal rescue bash to feature pit bull kissing booth

Event: Dog lovers, get ready to put your moniker where your mouth is! Comments (5)

Puppy love! Animal rescue bash to feature pit bull kissing booth

Event: Dog lovers, get ready to put your moniker where your mouth is! Comment

My junior stress relived — through my kids

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie remembers what is was like to be locked out in sixth grade. Comments (2)

Brooklyn resident Hill takes aim at title on ‘The Ultimate Fighter’

What started as a way to get in shape has led Angela Hill to an historic opportunity in the sport of mixed martial arts. Comment
Digital editions: A glass of water, a delicately placed clip mic, a little powder, some bright lights. A teleprompter, some monitors, headphones too high, competing lines of sight. A little banter, cellphones off, cellphones reallly off, a countdown, and adrenaline hikes. You are live on BrooklynPaper.com reading this week’s issue before it hits newsstands and that is how you keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Read more…

New Railsplitters leave strong first impression

Joe Knows: Shawn O’Connor’s message to his new Lincoln football team was to use its season opener against Tottenville as a chance to introduce itself to the rest of the city. Comment
Sheepshead Bay: Incumbent Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz defeated repeat challenger Ben Akselrod in the Sept. 9 Democratic primary by more than double the margin he received the last time the two tangled at the ballot box. Comment

Sampson wins primary battle

Canarsie: Twice-indicted state Sen. John Sampson (D–Canarsie) won the Sept. 9 Democratic primary by a significant margin, taking more than half of the votes cast in the four-way race. Comment

W’burg electronic musician throws her voice across Atlantic

Circuit Lord: This recording artist’s SoundCloud and Kickstarter presence has allowed her to embark on her first-ever tour — throughout Europe. Comment

Primary results

We love an election

Politics:

Yes, upstart gubernatorial candidate Zephyr Teachout and her sidekick Tim Wu brought in 29 and 39 percent of the vote respectively, a whole heap more than anybody expected of their homespun campaign to put the fear of the U.S. Attorney into Gov. Cuomo. And if Teachout, a Fort Greene resident, has political plans here at home going forward, we encourage her to give us a call. But so much more happened in Tuesday night’s low-turnout primary, in which just more than 10 percent of the city’s 2.4 million registered Democrats voted.

Long-occupied Assembly seats opened up and were filled. The Brooklyn Democratic machine reasserted itself against the insurgent Working Families Party machine. Borough President Adams proclaimed himself kingmaker of Kings County. And a TV actor made crude jokes about a sitting councilman.

See below for our take on all the action.

Beep Adams: Slope proxy win makes me ‘real kingmaker in Brooklyn’

Park Slope: Borough President Adams’ handpicked successor to his Park Slope state Senate seat crushed his opponent in the Democratic primary on Tuesday night in a breakaway win that surprised observers. Comments (1)

The Brooklyn Paper’s primary coverage — on TV!

Politics: Don’t have time to read all the stories about last night’s primary? Or have you read every last word and yet you’re finding yourself hungry for more hard-hitting analysis? Well here’s deputy editor Nathan Tempey talking with our TV pals at BK Live today about all the highlights. Comments (4)

Dem machine holds strong in B’Heights Assembly race

Brooklyn Heights: So much for that insurgency. Comments (8)

Bushwick pol back in action, surrounded by allies

Bushwick: Machine Bushwick Assembly candidate Erik Dilan bested his challenger from the faltering left wing of Brooklyn liberal politics in Tuesday night’s low-turnout primary election. Comment

Red Hook on the hook for another two years of incumbent

Red Hook: Longtime Red Hook Assemblyman Felix Ortiz breezed to victory past his first serious challenger in years on Tuesday night in the primary. Comments (2)

Flatbush shakeup signals end of Jacobs era

Politics: The upstart has it. Comment

Williamsburg upstart takes district leader race by storm

Williamsburg: Race to the Rizzo! Comments (5)

Junior’s owner: I turned down $45 million and won’t sell

Downtown: The iconic Downtown cheesecake bakery’s owner says he reconsidered his plan to unload his building after he thought about what closing would entail. Comment

Junior’s owner: I turned down $45 million and won’t sell

Downtown: The iconic Downtown cheesecake bakery’s owner says he reconsidered his plan to unload his building after he thought about what closing would entail. Comments (18)

Jo’s has it with all these ‘belfies’

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our columnist takes on Hollywood stars who take photos of themselves in compromising positions. Comment

It’s electric

It’s electric

BoroBeat: Electric Run at Aviator Sports Center on Sept. 5 and 6 provided beer for the grown-ups, fun for the kids. Comment

Defending champion Lincoln handles Tottenville in title game rematch

High School Sports: The new Lincoln football team looked as dominant and last year’s undefeated city championship club in a 28–6 season-opening victory over Tottenville. Comment

Vikings pillage Beach Channel

High School Sports: South Shore expected nothing less in its first game at the highest level of Public School Athletic League football, but the lopsided victory still left the team wanting more. Comment

Park Slope play merges hip-hop and hallucination

Theater: It is a dance-topian future. Comment

Park Slope play merges hip-hop and hallucination

Theater: It is a dance-topian future. Comment

New lows in Sheepshead Bay Assembly race

Sheepshead Bay: The Sheepshead Bay Assembly race has gotten even uglier in the home stretch. Comment

Coney icon ‘goes gold’ to fight childhood cancer

Coney Island: Brooklyn’s Parachute Jump lit up in gold to celebrate Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month, after Manhattan’s Empire State Building said ‘no’ to kids fighting cancer. Comment
Coney Island: The borough’s annual unicycle festival was thrown for a loop when the city blocked the pedaling participants from their traditional route through Prospect Park over Labor Day Weekend. Comment

Doe Fund to clean Ridge streets

Bay Ridge: They’ll be cleaning up Brooklyn streets as they clean up their lives. Comment

Upscale Bushwick building seeks ‘settlers’

Changing Brooklyn: An upscale Bushwick apartment building called Colony 1209 invites “settlers” to treat the neighborhood that it calls “Brooklyn’s new frontier” like urban pioneers. Comments (25)

High-heels step out of the closet — and into the Brooklyn Museum!

Art: Shoes. Shoes. Shoes. Oh my god, shoes! Comment

High-heels step out of the closet — and into the Brooklyn Museum!

Art: Shoes. Shoes. Shoes. Oh my god, shoes! Comments (1)

Brooklynites: Bless these Mets

BoroBeat: Brooklyn turned out to celebrate its love for the orange and blue this weekend at a Mets–themed shindig in Brooklyn Bridge Park on Saturday called Mets Jam. Comment

Crazed vagrant threatens to behead Arab community leader

Bay Ridge: Police arrested a troubled homeless man for threatening to behead an Arab community leader in Bay Ridge on Sept. 3. Comment

Former inmates, ex-homeless to clean Ridge streets

Bay Ridge: They’ll be cleaning up Brooklyn streets as they clean up their lives. Comments (8)
BoroBeat: It was a race to the bottom. Comments (1)
Weird Art: And you thought dirty water was just for hot dogs. Comment
Weird Art: And you thought dirty water was just for hot dogs. Comment
High School Sports: Brendan Femiano sure didn’t look like somebody still nursing a sore knee. Comment
Art: A whole royal court of drag kings and queens wigged out at the cross-dressing fest Bushwig last weekend in Bushwick. Comments (14)

Brooklynites: Bless these Mets

BoroBeat: Brooklyn turned out to celebrate its love for the orange and blue this weekend at a Mets–themed shindig in Brooklyn Bridge Park on Saturday called Mets Jam. Comments (1)

Prescription grasses: B’Heights Assembly hopefuls pitch B’Bridge Park cures

Brooklyn Heights: The three candidates for retiring Brooklyn Heights Assemblywoman Joan Millman’s seat propose a ferry terminal and competing public financing schemes to spare the park from further development. Comments (1)

EXCLUSIVE: R train’s East River tunnel may reopen early

Bay Ridge: This paper has learned that repairs to the long-shut Montague Street Tunnel are running ahead of schedule. Comments (19)

Gym rat bit, whipped with phone charger in Downtown attack

Downtown: Police arrested a woman who witnesses say attacked a fitness buff with a cellphone charger at random as the gym rat was leaving her Downtown health club this morning around 9 am. Comments (2)
EXCLUSIVE

R train’s East River tunnel may reopen early

Bay Ridge: Brooklyn Daily has learned that repairs to the long-shut Montague Street Tunnel are ahead of schedule. Comment

Football in Coney Island

Minor league football coming to MCU Park

Score! Brooklyn is getting its first football team in 70 years. Comment

Minor league football coming to MCU Park

Coney Island: Score! Brooklyn is getting its first football team in 70 years. Comment

Best seats to see the Bolts?

Where to sit when watching football in a ballpark. Comments (1)

Best seats to see the Bolts?

Coney Island: Where to sit when watching football in a ballpark. Comment
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Steep learning curve for new Flatbush Avenue Extension jug handle

Mean Streets: Downtown drivers are getting a crash course in the new traffic pattern at Myrtle Avenue. Comments (7)

Viewing your civic duty

Politics: New York’s general election is not until Nov. 4, but because Brooklyn is a Democrat town, the Sept. 9 primary is the one that counts in most districts. If you have worked or partied the summer away and don’t know Zephyr Teachout from Dweezil Zappa, don’t worry, our handy guide to the polls has you covered.

18th Avenue’s Rosalia Fest a hit

Bensonhurst: Bensonhursters once again celebrated Italian heritage with the 10-day 18th Avenue Feast, which culminated in a parade on Aug. 31. Comment

‘Swan Lake’ dances into Brighton Beach

BoroBeat: A professional ballet company for young adults wowed the seniors at Shore View Nursing Home with their second performance at the center. Comment

Stan has the numbers, you add it up

It’s Only My Opinion: It’s another week of percentages for Stan. Comment

S’head Bay synagogue bounces back from Sandy

Sheepshead Bay: The Young Israel of Kings Bay synagogue in Sheepshead Bay showcased their new community social hall on Sept. 4. Comment

Carmine’s latest spree boosts Dow Jones Industrial Average

Sunday Screech: In this week’s Screech, Carmine laments the fact that he ever rolled into the new Burlington Coat Factory off the Belt Parkway. Comments (1)

State: Don’t order the ‘Hammas’ plate

Bay Ridge: The Department of Motor Vehicles yanked a Bay Ridge driver’s pro-Hamas vanity license plates after complaints from locals and questions from this paper. Comments (28)

State: Don’t order the ‘Hammas’ plate

Bay Ridge: The Department of Motor Vehicles yanked a Bay Ridge driver’s pro-Hamas vanity license plates after complaints from locals and questions from this paper. Comment

Parks big: Sorry for Red Hook fence snafu

Meadows of Shame: The parks department is playing defense after it cordoned off the waterfront section of a Red Hook Park in the dog days of summer without advance notice. Comments (3)

Mod squad walks off job at Atlantic Yards

Atlantic Yards: Work on the first building in the development formerly known as Atlantic Yards has frozen after the contractor let it go. Comments (7)

G-train pain again

Transit: The Brooklyn Local just can’t catch a break. Comments (1)

Back to school!

Back to school!

Photo Galleries: Ready or not, Brooklyn kids kicked off another school year yesterday. Comment

Back to school!

Back to school!

Photo Galleries: Ready or not, Brooklyn kids kicked off another school year today. Comment

OkCupid founder pens book on the data of dating

Books: Williamsburg resident Christian Rudder on love in the time of Instagram. Comments (1)

The best nightlife in Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge Nights: Want to rock out in the Ridge this weekend, but don’t know where to go? Our pals at BrooklynDaily.com have got you covered! Read more…

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