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Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014

Pump-king! Brooklyn pumpkin ales go head to head

Dining: Orange you curious who makes the best pumpkin beer in Brooklyn? Comment

Passion play: Mill Basinite writes musical about people who fly off the handle

Theater: It’s a chorus line of catharsis. Comment

Monday, Oct. 13, 2014

Breakout Tabernacle Choir singer launches debut solo album

Music: It is about time Alicia Olatuja took another solo. Comment

Musician will perfom live to ‘Phantom of the Opera’ in Ditmas Park church

Music: This phantom of the opera is always keeping score. Comments (3)

Friday, Oct. 10, 2014

Bartoonist gets con-brewsed

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking cartoonist finds new Clinton Hill bar Hops Hill has a great beer menu — if only he could decipher it. Comments (1)

Where to GO this week!

Nightlife: Slick Rick and Doug E. Fresh, a Quentin Tarantino trivia night, the Honk NYC! festival, and more things to see and do in Brooklyn Oct. 10–15. Comment

Cop’s knockout hit that family says gave teen brain damage

Clinton Hill: A police officer apparently knocked out a Clinton Hill teen with one blow after stopping him for smoking a cigarette, hitting him so hard he now has neurological problems, according to the boy’s family. Comments (44)

Bay Ridge goes up to 11 this weekend

Bay Ridge Nights: The Ridge is a-rocking thing weekend, and our pals at know all the best shows. Comment

Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014

Coney football team ready for first snap

The Brooklyn Bolts, the borough’s first pro football team since the Dodgers’ onetime club, are just days away from kicking off their first game at MCU Park on Oct. 15, and the baseball stadium has already been transformed into a gridiron colosseum. Comment

Now streaming: Independent Brooklyn flicks

Circuit Lord: Brooklyn has been in demand for quite some time, but now it is on demand, too. Comments (7)

Roebling suite: Musical celebrates the Brooklyn Bridge

Theater: The play will explore the lives of both the Roebling family and the poet Hart Crane. Comment

Swipe out! ‘Tinder Live’ takes aim at dating app

Nightlife: Swipe right for this show. Comment

To monitor or not to monitor

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie contemplates how much she should stick her nose into her kids’ business. Comments (1)

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014

Beep: Revoke Gowanus parole plan

Gowanus: There is plenty of room Downtown to house the parole office Gowanus residents are fighting to keep out of their neighborhood, according to Borough President Adams. Comments (12)

Killarney Pub closing tomorrow after farewell bash

Nightlife: The luck of the Irish has run out. Comments (27)

Downtown’s other main drag

Downtown’s other main drag

Downtown: Forget Fulton Street — Willoughby Street is going gangbusters. Comments (5)

W’burg club owner in dance battle with the city

Music: This attorney and barkeep wants his patrons to be able to shake a leg, many legs, in fact. Comments (5)
Cinema: Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg paid a visit to Flatbush on Tuesday to shoot scenes for the movie “Saint James Place,” a thriller about the Cold War. Comments (3)

Pedestrian killed in Dyker Heights

Mean Streets: A Dyker Heights woman died after a driver hit her near the intersection of 86th Street and 14th Avenue on Oct. 6, police said. Comments (5)
Art: Fort Greene artist Dread Scott buckles under pressure, then gets back up again. Comments (3)

Funhouse to playhouse: Coney ‘mayor’ ponders thespian retirement

Coney Island’s unofficial mayor is planning his second act. Comments (1)

Photographer captures nature and decay in Gowanus

Art: It is Gowanus after dark. Comments (2)

Blue notes: The Big Eyed Blues Fest blows into Brooklyn

Music: Brooklyn has got the blues. Comment

Sandy comeback cafe gives Myrtle Avenue an espresso shot in the arm

Clinton Hill: A Red Hook coffee roaster that got slammed by Hurricane Sandy is back and brewing up mugs of its black gold at a new cafe in Clinton Hill. Comment

Our blessed friends: Pets visit church through the doggy door

Fuzzy Brooklyn: Over the weekend, churches across the borough became animal houses of worship. Comment

Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014

Downtown: Move along, nothing to do here. Comments (16)
Greenpoint: Greenpoint and Williamsburg are unfairly burdened with stinky, loud, polluting trash trucks, and a bill pols and activists are touting as a cure would not do much to change that. Comments (3)
Bridge ‘Park’: The springy, $5 million footbridge that connects Brooklyn Heights to Brooklyn Bridge Park is closed till the spring because it has become unsafe, according to park officials. Comments (6)
Event: “Good sausage, good pretzels, good beer, and good-looking women,” priest Josef Henning said. “That’s Oktoberfest.” Comment

Monday, Oct. 6, 2014


Gunman in ski mask robs Myrtle Avenue convenience store

Fort Greene: A masked bandit robbed a Fort Greene convenience store at gunpoint — and fired a wild shot into a wall — on Oct. 5, and the whole incident was caught on camera. Comment

Friend: Slain Red Hook man was ‘a hood Santa Claus’

Red Hook: “Everyone is in mourning,” the friend said. Comments (13)
Downtown: Downtown now has more places to park — your keister. Comments (8)

Fire truck hits Avenue M pedestrian

Midwood: It was the second crash involving the same firehouse— on the same street — in as many months. Comments (6)

Library hours get oversized

The Brooklyn Public Library is expanding hours at locations across the borough thanks to money set aside by the city and freed up by cuts inside the organization. Comment

Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014

Carmine remembers the Jeter era

Sunday Screech: This week, the Screecher takes us back to a time before the Captain manned shortstop. Comment

Friday, Oct. 3, 2014

W’burgers: No on Starbucks booze bid

Williamsburg: A booze-slinging Starbucks isn’t welcome in Williamsburg because it will kill small businesses and dilute the area’s supposedly bohemian character, neighbors and members of the local community board said at a meeting on Oct. 2. Comments (7)

DA to bigots: Watch out

Brooklyn’s top lawman is getting tough on hate. Comments (11)

Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014

Downtown: A throng of onlookers who gathered to watch transit officials open a time capsule Downtown on Wednesday were disappointed when the capsule turned out to contain a pile of mud. Comments (5)

Cops: Have you seen the G train attacker?

Downtown: A man punched a straphanger in the face as he exited a G train at the Hoyt-Schermerhorn station Downtown on Sept. 5, police said. Comments (1)

Huge burglary

DUMBO: A brazen burglar bagged a bunch of computers from the Main Street offices of the Dumbo digital-marketing company Huge on Sept. 21 or 22, according to cops. Comment

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