Monday, Dec. 22, 2014

Last-minute shopping

Kings bounty: Our hyper-local Brooklyn gift guide

Shopping: Forget iTunes gift cards — buy your little cousin a cardboard Kentile Floors sign! Comment

Crummy’s real Brooklyn gift guide

Shopping: Forget shopping at Brooklyn Flea — our resident basketball columnist has better ideas. Comment

Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014

Omagod! Carmine’s steaks out ads!

Sunday Screech: This week, the Screecher learns the hard way how to save money! Comment

Friday, Dec. 19, 2014

Nightlife: Run DMC at Barclays, a holiday party for Harry Potter fans, a carol-free Christmas Eve, and other great things to see and do in Brooklyn, Dec. 19–25. Comment

Parade will bring Appalachian dancing to Flatbush Avenue

Music: This is a good time to get caught flatfooted! Comments (1)

We’re dreaming of a Bay Ridge Christmas

Bay Ridge Nights: Jingle bells are rocking in the Ridge this weekend, and our pals at have the inside scoop. Comment

Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014

Red Hook: There is nothing like a boat ride in the winter. Comments (2)
Circuit Lord: Moving your car once a week for street cleaning seems like a breeze compared to this guy’s job. Comments (14)
Flagrant Fowl: Our curmudgeonly Nets columnist fesses up about his role in Tuesday’s debacle. Comments (4)

Transplant-trashing rapper Awkwafina coming to W’burg

Music: She is giving New York newcomers a bad rap. Comments (10)

Steph seeks the perfect holiday season

Fearless Parenting: All she wants for Christmas this year is sanity — and some pecks on the cheek. Comment

Scary Christmas! Krampus party celebrates creepy holiday legend

Nightlife: SantaCon never made it to Bushwick, but the evil twin of Saint Nick is coming to Gowanus on Dec. 20. Comment
Page 1: In a highball glass filled with ice, mix 12 centiliters Coca-Cola, 5 centiliters rum, and 1 centiliter fresh lime juce. Garnish with a lime wedge, sit back, enjoy, and keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comment

Gravesend trash depot trashed

Gravesend: The city is moving forward with work on a controversial waste transfer station in Gravesend, and opponents may ask a judge to block construction. Comments (5)

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014

Construction Update: The roof was decidedly not on fire at Barclays Center on Tuesday night. Comments (5)

Salaam-ukkah: Arabs, Jews rally outside Barclays against police violence

Prospect Heights: For Hanukkah this year, they are asking for justice. Comment

Pols on LICH: Never again — without loads of paperwork

Hospitals in Crisis: A hospital closure like Long Island College Hospital’s should not happen again without the state doing a whole lot of explaining beforehand, according to a bill state lawmakers plan to propose early next year. Comments (1)

Schools chancellor won’t help city fight home conversions that overcrowd schools

Dyker Heights: Bay Ridge pols and parents are calling on the education department to share data on where kids live with the buildings department to help crack down on the illegal carving-up of area apartments that has schools bursting at the seams. But the head of the city’s schools says it’s not her “role to play.” Comments (29)

A moving performance: Artist creates show about life with ALS

Theater: Art isn’t just imitating life. For this artist, her work is also a way to live. Comment
Construction Update: Here we go again. Comments (4)
Downtown: Borough President Adams butted heads with a police union rep on Monday over a plan to use the Borough Hall Christmas-tree lighting to commemorate the death of Gowanus native Eric Garner at the hands of officers. Comments (4)

Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014

Books: The Brooklyn literary scene is circling the wagons around one of its own, the Crown Heights poet and professor accused of trying to attack police on the Brooklyn Bridge during an anti-police-brutality protest on Saturday night. Comments (16)

Barclays fixture who danced court-side dies

Prospect Heights: One of the Nets’ most recognizable fans is gone. Comments (4)

Queer Christmas cheer: A gay country holiday concert in Gowanus

Music: They’re making the Yuletide gay. Comment

Ditmas Park artist creates 60-foot mural celebrating Hindu goddess

Art: Talk about going out on a limb! Comment

Monday, Dec. 15, 2014

Park Slope: It’s a menorah arms race. Comments (1)
Williamsburg: A Williamsburg pol is going back to the drawing board after the bill he wrote to save an embattled senior center left officials scared it would allow the government to seize properties willy-nilly. Comments (5)

Friday, Dec. 12, 2014

Shopping: Downtown just got its very own holiday market, giving Brooklyn shoppers one fewer reason to schlep across the East River this season. Comment
Nightlife: The queen of Motown is going to let the good times roll at the Loew’s Kings Theatre in Flatbush at its grand reopening. Comments (1)

To Evelyn: Lucey’s Lounge stunned by fire death of former owner

Gowanus: A Gowanus bar is mourning the death of one of its founders. Comments (2)
Downtown: En garde, Brooklyn! Comment

Muffin shop marauder: NYPD seeks burglar who bagged $6k

Crime: A burglar broke into a Williamsburg muffin shop last week and ran off with a huge wad of cash, police said. Comment

Greenpoint girl vanishes between home and school

Greenpoint: Police are searching for a teen who they say disappeared while walking to school on Monday. Comment

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