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A special feature from our pals at NYU: Coney Island’s letters man

Books: Here is the winner of a competition pitting students from New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute against one another to see who could write the best preview of a new book about Coney Island. Comment

Vital organist: Judd Nielsen says dancing is key to his keys

Music: This guy is harvesting organs — for great grooves! Comment

Comedians to share their most shameful stories in Park Slope

Nightlife: The name of the game is shame. Comments (3)

Comedians to share their most shameful stories in Park Slope

Nightlife: The name of the game is shame. Comment

Vital organist: Judd Nielsen says dancing is key to his keys

Music: This guy is harvesting organs — for great grooves! Comment

Carmine on his loneliness

Sunday Screech: Look, everybody needs somebody sometime — even Carmine. Comments (1)

Sound Off to the Editor

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

Carmine touches on his lonliness

Big Screecher: Look, everybody needs somebody sometime — even Carmine. Comment

Dumbo music fest features new work on ancient flute

Music: Here is a concert you can really barge in on. Comment

Santa comes to MCU Park

Santa comes to MCU Park

Coney Island: This Christmas celebration was a homerun! Comment

PS 222 puts on a holiday show

Marine Park: The kids know the reason for the season! Comment
Coney Island: The Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island’s refrigerated Meals-on-wheels truck was stripped of it’s wheels and left up on blocks outside the group’s office at West 37th Street and Surf Avenue over the weekend. Comment

Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

Nightlife: Celebrate New Year’s Eve, Kwanzaa, and Deer Tick’s birthday in one big week in Brooklyn. Comment
Circuit Lord: Here is something to get wrapped up in this holiday season. Comment

Where there’s a D-Will, there’s a way out

Flagrant Fowl: Our curmudgeonly Nets columnist contemplates unloading the team’s achy-breaky point guard. Comment

Where to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge Nights: Ring in 2015 in the Ridge! Comment

Locals: This site isn’t run of the mill

Marine Park: Marine Park residents are teaming up with their councilman to preserve — and publicize — the remains of a mill that’s more than 360 years old. Comment

Dumbo music fest features new work on ancient flute

Music: Here is a concert you can really barge in on. Comment

Sony is a phony freedom fighter

A Britisher’s View: Hollywood elites need to act on their lip service about the Sony hack attack on the First Amendment. Comment

Holiday time with — and without — my daughters

The Dad: This week, the Dad wonders how much time he should demand his kids hang out with him. Comments (1)

Neapolitan nativity outshines ‘Dyker Lights’

Dyker Heights: Amidst the glare of the Dyker Heights lights, one humble Christmas tribute stands out. Comment

Merry Christmas, Brooklyn!

Merry Christmas, Brooklyn!

Have a happy and safe day. We’ll be back on the beat tomorrow. Comment

Breakfast with Santa in Bergen Beach

Bergen Beach: Rise and shine with Santa Claus! Comment

The Standing O family wishes Holiday Cheer to all

Standing O: Standing O tips its yellow hat - Merry Christmas to all and to all a Good Year! Comment

2014 All-Brooklyn Girls’ Soccer Honors

High School Sports: Brooklyn athletes again brought their best to the girls’ soccer pitch this season. Comment

New-look Lincoln, Jefferson rivalry lives up to billing

Joe Knows: The Abraham Lincoln–Thomas Jefferson rivalry began a new chapter last week. Comment
Downtown: The Downtown station house that lost two officers to a deranged gunman in Bedford-Stuyvesant on Saturday will get a memorial wall inside commemorating their lives, care of its community council. Comments (8)

Grand haul for Toys for Tots

Marine Park: Locals donated more than 3,000 toys for children at the 41st Assembly District Democratic Club’s 15th-annual Toys for Tots drive at the club’s headquarters in Marine Park on Dec. 19. Comment

Massive menorah in Manhattan Beach

Manhattan Beach: Even as Hanukkah is coming to a close, locals are still celebrating the eight-day Festival of Lights. Comment

Party like it's 2015

Your definitive guide to 2015 New Year’s shows in Brooklyn

Music: In the immortal words of David Bowie: let’s dance. Comment

Brooklyn will host at least three ’90s-themed New Year’s parties

Nightlife: Baby, one more time! Comment

Neapolitan nativity outshines Dyker lights

Dyker Heights: Amidst the glare of the Dyker Heights lights, one humble Christmas tribute stands out. Comment

Joanna’s Night Before Christmas

Not for Nuthin’: This week, Jo pens a Chrismas poem. Comment

Merry Christmas! Work begins on Gravesend trash station

Gravesend: Gravesend residents got an unwanted early Christmas present Monday when the city started construction on a controversial waste transfer station. Comment

Merry Christmas! Work begins on southern Brooklyn trash station

Bay Ridge: The battle over spreading Williamsburg and Greenpoint’s trash load to Gravesend has entered a new phase, as the city begins work on a controversial waste-transfer station just in time for the holidays. Comments (1)

Xaverian out of sync in loss to Terriers

It was not a good night for Xaverian coach Jack Alesi and his squad last Friday at St. Francis Prep. Comment

Grimm: I cheated the tax man

Bay Ridge: He pleaded guilty to a felony this afternoon, but could still avoid jail time and remain in office. Comments (11)
Perspective: Community Board 13 voted to have a street dedicated to “Speak Out” columnist Lou Powsner, and now the City Council needs to approve the measure. Comment

Grimm faces the music, some of it

Bay Ridge: He pleaded guilty to a felony this afternoon, but could still avoid jail time and remain in office. Comment
Borough President Adams was the first to call for protesters to stay off the streets while families of the police officers slain on Saturday mourn. Other elected officials have joined in, but some area activists are unswayed. Comment

El Greco’s last meal

El Greco’s last meal

Sheepshead Bay: It is the end of an era in Sheepshead Bay. Comment
Borough President Adams was the first to call for protesters to stay off the streets while families of the police officers slain on Saturday mourn. Other elected officials have joined in, but some area activists are unswayed. Comments (9)
Sheepshead Bay: Gov. Cuomo has vetoed a bill aimed at halting a controversial plan to exterminate all mute swans in the state by 2025. Comment
Gov. Cuomo has vetoed a bill aimed at halting a controversial plan to exterminate all mute swans in the state by 2025. Comments (8)

Cartoon networking: Comic drawing night comes to Brooklyn

Art: If your super power is drawing comic book characters, this could become your new secret lair. Comment

Cartoon networking: Comic drawing night comes to Brooklyn

Art: If your super power is drawing comic book characters, this could become your new secret lair. Comment

Midwood holds vigil for Pakistan terror victims

Midwood: Locals honored the victims of the horrific terrorist attack in Pakistan with a peace rally and candlelight vigil in Midwood on Dec. 17. Comment

Kids give holiday concert at Shore View nursing home

Junior high students from the Parkside Preparatory Academy near Prospect Park played a variety of seasonal songs for residents of the Shore View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Dec. 19. The students’ band teacher said the performance was a great way to teach the students how to spread cheer, especially during this special time of year. Comment

Dunn’s putback, Ponds’s big night lead Jefferson past rival Lincoln

High School Sports: As dominant as Shamorie Ponds was against the Railsplitters, even he needed a little help to finally put Abraham Lincoln away. Comment

St. Joseph’s Brooklyn sweeps hoops doubleheader

St. Joseph’s Brooklyn men’s and women’s basketball teams did not disappoint in front of a standing-room-only crowd at the newly opened Hill Center. The Bears won both ends of a doubleheader against their sister school, St. Joseph’s Long Island. Comment
Bedford-Stuyvesant: A gunman shot and killed two police officers in Bedford-Stuyvesant on Saturday before turning his gun on himself in what New York’s top cop called an “assassination.” Comment

New suspect in Midwood jewelry store robbery

Midwood: Police have released new surveillance images of a possible third suspect in the dramatic gun-point robbery of a Midwood jewelry store on Dec. 3. Comment

New Year’s revolution: Countdown to 2015 coming to Coney Island

Coney Island: Champagne, a midnight kiss, and a … Nathan’s hot dog? Comment

New Year’s revolution: Countdown to 2015 coming to Coney Island

Champagne, a midnight kiss, and a … Nathan’s hot dog? Comments (1)

Spare a Dime? Iconic Downtown bank hits the market

Downtown: There is money in this bank, sure, but there’s money above it, too. Comments (1)

Pols push petition to save Boardwalk

Is wood good? Here’s a chance to make your voice heard on the Boardwalk. Comments (5)

Pols push petition to save Boardwalk

Coney Island: Is wood good? Here’s a chance to make your voice heard on the Boardwalk. Comment
Greenpoint: A group of rent-stabilized Greenpoint tenants are still out of their apartments a year after their Nassau Avenue building’s utilities were rendered inoperable — by their landlords, they suspect. Comments (1)

Stans tips for the holiday season

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, Stan lets you know how to get through the week. Comment
Bedford-Stuyvesant: A gunman shot and killed two police officers in Bedford-Stuyvesant on Saturday before turning his gun on himself in what New York’s top cop called an “assassination.” Comments (24)

Man killed by train in Midwood

Midwood: A man was fatally struck by a Q train in Midwood on Dec. 18. Comment

Success! Charter chain convinced city to give it middle-school space, honcho says

A powerful charter school chain has successfully pressured the city into giving it space to set up new middle schools and fifth-grade classrooms within public-school buildings in Williamsburg and Cobble Hill, an executive with the company said. Comments (11)
A Sunset Park recycling facility is putting the finishing touches on Brooklyn’s first major windmill since the 19th century, and the city’s largest ever. Comment
Sunset Park: A Sunset Park recycling facility is putting the finishing touches on Brooklyn’s first major windmill since the 19th century, and the city’s largest ever. Comments (3)
Marine Park: It is the brightest time of the year! Comment

Honoring good Samaritans in Marine Park

Marine Park: The Marine Park Civic Association’s holiday party at the Carmine Carro Community Center on Dec. 16 was a celebration for local leaders — big and small. Comment
Fuzzy Brooklyn: Here comes Santa Paws. Comments (1)
Williamsburg: A group of elementary school kids had a blast on Wednesday evening at the McCarren Park ice rink, where they tried out new, handicap-accessible ice sleds. Comments (1)

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