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Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014

Talese tales! Author to discuss ‘The Bridge’ at Transit Museum

Event: Building a bridge is a lot like going to war — just ask Gay Talese. Comments (1)

Monday, Nov. 10, 2014

Let it snow! ‘Frozen’ skates into Barclays

Event: The ice woman cometh. Comment

Friday, Nov. 7, 2014

Bartoonist is not charmed by Berg’n

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking cartoonist finds the Smorgasburg beer hall has good food, but little else to recommend it. Comments (2)

Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

Nightlife: A “Fistful of Dollars” anniversary screening, improvised James Bond, “Frozen” on (more) ice, and more great things to see and do in Brooklyn, Nov. 7–13. Comment

Brooklyn goes country!

Music: Meet the Kings County bands that play both kinds of music. Comments (1)

Rock the vote in the Ridge this weekend!

Bay Ridge Nights: Now you have done your democratic duty (right?), our pals at suggest where to rock out with your “I voted” sticker out. Read more…

Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014

App could have some landlords steamed, get warm welcome from others

Circuit Lord: Heat Seek NYC, a tool to help keep temperatures comfortable in residential buildings, is getting a trial run in Kings County this winter, which is good news for tenants and bad news for slumlords. Comments (4)

The rafters are a great place to watch for injuries

Flagrant Fowl: The first column from our resident sports analyst Crummy the Pigeon, Cyclones mascot Sandy the Seagull’s streetwise cousin and the Nets’ new, de facto mascot. (When we say “resident” we mean we can’t get rid of the guy.) Comment

Vocalist-turned-comedian performs heartfelt rendition of ‘Sk8r Boi’

Music: Eliot Glazer takes silly songs very seriously. Comment

Gawk at artists’ workspaces during P’Slope open studio weekend

Art: This Brooklynite loves going in to work on the weekends — so much so, he wants you to come, too! Comment

Steph puts her kids in their place

Fearless Parenting: This week, our fearless mom does all she can to help her kids succeed. Comment
Page 1: Yup, we’ve done it again! We’ve changed our size! This time, we’ve gotten a bit sleeker, and a bit more colorful. Each week, your beloved Brooklyn Paper — the winningest paper in town — will have brighter colors on all its pages and a wider body for more story comfort, yet it will retain that “schlep kid from Brooklyn” personality that we’ve all grown to love. So keep reading The Brooklyn Paper, and keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Read more…

Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014

Fourth Avenue hit and run leaves woman critical

Mean Streets: There is blood on the street in Park Slope. Comments (11)

Election Results 2014

Recchia wrecked: Grimm reaps convincing victory

Bay Ridge: The congressman who famously threatened to break a reporter in half “like a boy” got the next best thing when his opponent conceded Tuesday’s election. Comments (8)

Brook no challenger: Brook-Krasny edges out Republican opponent

Politics: The 46th Assembly District will stay blue — despite a strong showing from area Republicans. Comments (1)

Golden is still golden

Bay Ridge: Voters from Bay Ridge to Marine Park threw their weight behind Martin Golden in the 22nd state Senate District on Election Day. Comments (7)

Pol: Prospect Park Residence landlord is ‘evil’

Park Slope: Park Slope’s councilman says the owner of a Grand Army Plaza old-folks home who is allegedly harassing seniors to evict them has reached a whole new level of “moral bankruptcy.” Comments (8)

Incumbents and shoo-ins

Brooklyn Heights assemblywoman raged within the machine

Brooklyn Heights: Longtime Brooklyn Democratic Party functionary Jo Anne Simon just got a big-time promotion to assemblywoman, but she didn’t get there without a fight. Comment

Congresswoman’s pledges as she enters 12th term

Williamsburg: Her stated priorities for the next term: Keep Brooklyn working class, immigrant-friendly, and affordable to live in. Comments (8)

Greenpoint pol’s game is the longest out there

Greenpoint: He’s still at it, 42 years after first taking office. Comment

Class act! Bushwick trio lives and plays in an old schoolhouse

Music: When it is time for this trio to make new music, it literally goes to school. Comment
Hospitals in Crisis: Long Island College Hospital wasn’t always a hollow shell of a hospital at the center of a political showdown. Cue “The Times of Our Lives” and learn about its storied history and convoluted demise. Comments (2)

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014

City to fix sinkholes plaguing Shore Road Promenade

Bay Ridge: The parks department plans to fill in the minefield of sinkholes that keeps appearing on the Shore Road Promenade bike path in Bay Ridge, and locals say the fix can’t come soon enough. Comments (3)

Two shot outside of W’burg rap show

Williamsburg: Two members of a critically acclaimed rapper’s entourage were shot after a performance at Rough Trade Records in Williamsburg early on Tuesday morning, according to police and reports. Comment

Finally! $689 apartments in Williamsburg

Williamsburg: New, boxy apartment buildings are a dime a dozen in Williamsburg, but it is a rare development indeed that is renting for entirely below-market rates. Comments (14)
Weird Art: This Williamsburger has an arty appetite. Comments (6)

How to save a life: Beep honors bystanders who helped stabbing victim

Downtown: Good Samaritans saved the life of a man stabbed on a busy Brooklyn Heights street in September, according to Borough President Adams, who commended the three at a Borough Hall ceremony on Monday. Comment

Unseen Andy Warhol films to screen at BAM

Cinema: With live soundtracks performed by some big-name artists. Comment

Lawsuit: Cobble Hill student didn’t have to die

Cobble Hill: The family of an autistic student who choked to death at a Cobble Hill high school on Oct. 28 is planning to sue the city for millions, saying that negligence caused the tragedy. Comment
Greenpoint: It turns out that the scariest thing on Newtown Creek is Newtown Creek itself. Comment

Monday, Nov. 3, 2014

Gowanus residents sue to block parole office

Gowanus: A group of Gowanus neighbors angry about the prospect of sharing sidewalk space with ex-prisoners are taking state parole officers to court. Comments (21)

Take two: Greenpoint’s congresswoman eyes 2nd term, 22nd year

Greenpoint: She’s no longer the new pol on the block. Comments (4)
Mean Streets: A police car, a bicyclist, and a delivery truck driver were involved in a terrifying early-morning crash on Oct. 31 that left two officers and the cyclist injured, police said. Comments (5)

Election Guide 2014

Your cheat sheet about what’s on the ballot

Politics: New York’s general election is this Tuesday, Nov. 4, and there is a dearth of close races in our coverage area, although some action-packed races in Bay Ridge are packing enough intrigue for the whole borough. And, with New York state’s three most powerful positions up for grabs, there is plenty to keep track of. Here is everything you need to know before heading to the polls.

Governor: Andrew Cuomo vs. Rob Astorino

Politics: Gov. Cuomo’s first term is up for appraisal by voters as he faces off with Westchester conservative Rob Astorino. Comments (5)

Attorney General: Eric Schneiderman vs. John Cahill

Politics: John Cahill faces a tough lift in taking on incumbent Attorney General Eric Schneiderman who, though he has maintained a lower profile than his predecessors, is banking on his record of lucrative settlements with white collar criminals to carry him to victory. Comments (1)

Comptroller: Tom DiNapoli vs. Bob Antonacci

Upstate county comptroller Robert Antonacci is the underdog in a race to defeat his counterpart at the state level, incumbent Thomas DiNapoli., who has branded himself as a reformer since taking office following the arrest of Alan Hevesi, his predecessor. Comment

The three ballot questions

Politics: In addition to the candidates on Tuesday’s ballot, there is a series of three pressing questions that lawmakers have put to the people for a vote. The answers are a simple yes or no, but the questions can be confusing. Here is a quick rundown of what to expect in the booth. Comment

Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014

Here’s what happens when Carmine has too many margaritas!

Sunday Screech: Poor Carmine! He had so much to drink, he missed his daughter’s 40th birthday! Comments (1)

Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014

Brooklyn Heights: Cops arrested an 18-year-old who they say sexually assaulted his fellow teen crew member twice in just more than a week aboard a boat docked in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Comments (1)

Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

Brooklyn pols break bread, cheesecake at Junior’s

Downtown: A who’s-who of Brooklyn politicos gathered Downtown this morning to glad-hand over breakfast, just days before the midterm election. Comment

‘Boo’ to the loo: Panned park can plan canned

Red Hook: A pol has flushed plans for a pricey bathroom in a Red Hook park. Comments (2)

The blue bikes are coming! Greenpoint, Carroll Gardens, more getting Citi Bike

Mean Streets: Brooklyn is getting a bigger share of the city’s private bike-share program two years after Hurricane Sandy soaked much of the inventory intended for the borough. Comments (42)

Proven! Gallery Players’ ‘Proof’ is a winning formula

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: Who knew two hours of math could be so compelling? Comments (1)

Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

LICH deal sealed

Hospitals in Crisis: It’s official: the shell of Long Island College Hospital is no longer the state’s problem. Comments (11)

Police seek would-be Flatbush bank robber

Crime: Cops are on the lookout for a man who tried to rob a Chase Bank on Flatbush Avenue at Church Avenue on Sept. 25, according to a report. Comments (2)

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