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Monday, Nov. 17, 2014

Popular Brooklyn-drawn webcomic ‘Strong Female Protaganist’ is now a book

Books: She is not only the hero Gotham deserves, but she is also the one it needs right now. Comments (1)

Short film explores love and loss in Prospect Park

Cinema: Prospect Park is ready for its close-up. Comment

Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014

What to read this week

Books: Neighborhood booksellers give their top picks of new literature. Comment

Friday, Nov. 14, 2014

Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

Nightlife: Sing along to ’90s alt-rock, run a 5K dressed as Batman, learn the dirty secrets of Prospect Park, and other great things to do in Brooklyn Nov. 14–18. Comment

Upper crust! Become a pie-witness expert this Thanksgiving

Dining: Learn the science behind perfect pies at these classes in Brooklyn. Comment

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014

Developers offer school at Sunset Park mega-project

Sunset Park: Locals aren’t sure if this big apple for teacher is going to get snatched away. Comments (7)

Veterans of 1970s Bushwick discuss burning questions

Event: A fire marshal, a tenant lawyer, and a displaced resident walk into a panel discussion... Comments (2)

In the labo-robot-ory: Tech company developing automated biology tools

Circuit Lord: This startup wants to give scientists a hand — a robotic hand. Comments (2)

Great Gil Scott! P’Slope author pens bio of legendary poet

Books: This reading will not be televised. Comment

Sports, and the rules fo the game

The Dad: This week, the Dad thinks back to a time — his — when being an athlete meant more than just winning. Comment

Nets’ prognosis: Meh-gative

Flagrant Fowl: The bench is hot but the big names are lukewarm so far this season, our curmudgeonly basketball columnist writes. Comment

Oh, Brooklyn!

Page 1: Beat up little pigeon. On a marble stair. Trying to find the ocean. Lookin’ everywhere. Hard times in the city. In a hard town by the sea. Ain’t nowhere to run to. There ain’t nothin’ here for free. High-rise on the corner. Above a convenient train. Drunk lyin’ on the sidewalk. Sleepin’ in the rain. And they hide their faces. And they shade their eyes. Cause the borough’s hustlin’. And they don’t know why. Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comment

Greenpointers: City installing homeless shelter in ‘dead of night’

Greenpoint: The city is rushing to open a new homeless shelter in Greenpoint to avoid answering to opponents in the community, according to neighbors and a local pol. Comments (13)

Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014

Activists: Brooklyn Bridge Park honchos lying about finances

Bridge ‘Park’: Brooklyn Bridge Park has enough money coming in to be paid for forever and plans for two more residential towers on the park should be scrapped, according to activists, citing a newly released analysis of the park’s finances. Comments (8)

Now open: The other Sunset Park

Sunset Park: A long-delayed waterfront green space is finally open at the old Bush Terminal Market site. Comments (2)

Brooklyn musicians play new songs on invented instruments

Music: Plain old pianos are so passé. Comment

Carroll Gardens marks Veterans Day

Carroll Gardens: Neighbors and pols gathered in Carroll Gardens on Tuesday morning to pay their respects to military veterans on Veterans Day. Comments (2)

B is for book fair! Brooklyn Museum to host 30 children’s authors

Books: Move over, Alphabet City! Comment

Flower power Downtown: Do-gooders bury bulbs by courts

Event: Things are coming up daffodils in Cadman Plaza next year. Comment

Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014

Reporter talks Coney Island Boardwalk privatization on TV

Our Coney correspondent Max Jaeger appeared on BK Live today to talk about his scoop on a possible bid to deliver permitting for the People’s Playground’s central asset into private hands. Click through to see what he had to say. Comments (1)

W’burg gallery celebrates artist’s bizarre Christmas tradition

Weird Art: Fifty artists have created weird and wonderful dolls for a show inspired by an un-merry holiday season 50 years ago. Comment

Pot-hold: Cops find box containing 37 pounds of weed

Police found the parcel packing a pungent, prodigious amount of marijuana outside a discount store in Flatlands. Our pals at have the whole story. Comments (2)

Kitten rescued from car engine

A police officer ended a miniature Sheepshead Bay mouser’s two-hour ordeal with some careful prying, and got a few scratches for his trouble. Check for the whole heartwarming story. Comment

Hey, Loretta! Brooklyn federal prosecutor tapped for attorney general

Politics: U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch is hitting the big time. Comments (2)

Monday, Nov. 10, 2014

Kill the lights! Festival of Light turned off as hordes choke Dumbo streets

Event: Unlike the event pictured above, Dumbo’s New York Festival of Light was almost entirely confined to the tight space under the Manhattan Bridge archway. Comments (5)

Coney Island Boardwalk permitting could be privatized

The city may be about to cede control of the Coney Island Boardwalk to a private group. Comments (5)

Caught fleet-footed in Fort Greene: African-dance studio getting the boot

Dance: Fulton Street’s Cumbe Center for African and Diaspora Dance is not ready to let the beat drop. Comments (5)

Stripping at church: Comic fest comes to Williamsburg house of worship

Art: Big names in indie comics, and the fans who love them, swarmed Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church on N. Eighth Street this weekend for Comic Arts Brooklyn. Comment

Pie in the sky: Williamsburg pizzeria delivers by drone

Dining: It was one small step for pizza, and one giant leap for pizza delivery. Comments (10)

Mini-Target to open at Downtown’s City Point

Downtown: Bull’s-eye! Comments (3)

Neighbors toasting neighbors: Williamsburg activist org marks two decades

Williamsburg: The Williamsburg activist group Neighbors Allied for Good Growth celebrated its 20th birthday on Nov. 6. Comments (1)

Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014

The world accroding to Carmine

Sunday Screech: Look, all you need to know is right here given to you straight by the Screecher. Comment

Friday, Nov. 7, 2014

‘Latin Kings’ indicted for near-scalping a block from DeBlasio’s house

Bushwick: The vicious attack was part of a chain of violence that was all orchestrated or boasted about on Facebook, according to prosecutors. Comments (7)

Blaze destroys Flatbush bar

Fire tore through a Flatbush Irish bar on Thursday morning, destroying the watering hole and sending neighbors running for their lives. Comment

Artists in evidence: City evicts circus performers trying to narc on Vice

Changing Brooklyn: A circus school’s bid to get back at incoming upstairs neighbor Vice Media for allegedly dangerous construction work backfired dramatically on Nov. 6 when the city, called to inspect Vice, kicked out a half-dozen acrobats living illegally in the non-residential building. Comments (4)

Remembering a realtor with big ambitions for Brooklyn

Brooklyn Heights: Real estate broker, Heights Cafe owner, and lifelong Brooklyn booster Glenn Markman died of stomach cancer on Nov. 4. Comment

Gus is gone: Tom’s Restaurant owner passes away

Prospect Heights: Gus Vlahavas, the longtime owner of beloved Prospect Heights diner Tom’s Restaurant, died of a respiratory illness on Nov. 5, his nephew said. He was 76. Comments (2)

NYPD seeks vanished teen

Williamsburg: Police are asking for help finding a Williamsburg teenager who they say disappeared on Monday. Comment

Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014

Circus school owner: Vice construction sending debris tumbling onto tumblers

Changing Brooklyn: A circus school is the latest artistic institution getting the boot ahead of Vice Media’s January takeover of two connected buildings in Williamsburg, but first it has to endure two months inside a construction zone. Comments (2)

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