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The Brooklyn Papal

Welcome to New York, Your Holiness

New York CIty, meet the People’s Pope! Comment

What’s it like to be a Pope? A day in the life of Francis

You need the stamina of a workhorse, the patience of Job, and the endurance of an Alvin Ailey dancer to be the Servant of the servants of God — at least judging from the diverse and demanding duties of a Pope. Comment

Read all about the Pope!

New book focuses lens on the Pontiff. Comment

Venerable Vatican is the world’s tiniest nation

Monaco is widely regarded as the world’s smallest country, but that tall honor belongs to a micro-state an eighth the size of Central Park, located 400 miles away in the Italian capital of Rome. Comment

Popes and their food — an interesting bill of fare

The disciple Matthew said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’ ” Comments (2)

What’s it like to be a Pope? A day in the life of Francis

You need the stamina of a workhorse, the patience of Job, and the endurance of an Alvin Ailey dancer to be the Servant of the servants of God — at least judging from the diverse and demanding duties of a Pope. Comment

Spiritual successor: Americana jamboree revives old music and old festival

Music: Americana is bigger than country. Comment
Rhymes with Crazy: This week, our intrepid columnist hops on the Seven train and takes it to its new last stop. Comments (13)

Sound Off to the Editor

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

Carmine loves America and speaking American!

Big Screecher: And when Carmine speaks, he speaks loudly and with emphasis. Comment

What to read this week

Books: Brooklyn booksellers give their top picks. Comment
Editor’s Picks: Take advantage of the great weather while you can, Brooklyn! This weekend, it’s all happening outdoors! Comment

The world comes to Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge Nights: Bay Ridge has gone international. Comment

Finally! Fodor’s releases travel guide to Brooklyn

Books: It is a guide to the only place that matters. Comments (3)

Muslim nations barely lift a finger to help suffering Syrians

A Britisher’s View: The West should not feel obligated to clean up Muslim-created messes, writes our columnist. Comment
✔ Poll

Poll: What do you think of the Islanders’ new Brooklyn jersey?

✔ Poll

Poll: What do you think of the Islanders’ new Brooklyn jersey?

Islanders: These colors remind us of something... Comment

Our veterans have earned the best services we can provide

Veterans Affairs: This new column from the founding president of the United War Veterans Council will be sharing information about issues that affect veterans and their families. Comment

Clawback backoff

Clawback backoff

Marine Park: The feds have finally agreed to stand down on their shake down of Sandy victims. Comment

Locals: U-turn-about is fair play

Brighton Beach: The city may finally reverse course on allowing U-turns at a crowded Brighton Beach intersection — but only after this paper helped the city figure out that the regulation was its responsibility. Comment

It's called Vitiligo

Tattoo announces Dyker woman’s skin disorder

Dyker Heights: She wears her condition on her sleeve. Comment

Vitiligo veritas

Dyker Heights: Some famous people have the condition, but you may not know it. Comment

Jersey City

Jersey bounce: Islanders fans dis new Brooklyn uniform

Islanders: What’s black and white and got Islanders fans seeing red all over? Comments (3)
✔ Poll

Poll: What do you think of the Islanders’ new Brooklyn jersey?

✔ Poll

Poll: What do you think of the Islanders’ new Brooklyn jersey?

Islanders: These colors remind us of something... Comments (13)

Behind the Wheel: Film fest doc celebrates Coney carnies

Cinema: They are working for the weekend! Comment

Standing O wishes Rose Fremder Mazel Tov!

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is sending out champagne toasts Comment

The destructive force of a Kentuckey County Clerk

The Dad: This week, the Dad takes on Kim Davis, who cited religious belief and refused to marry a same-sex couple. Comments (4)

Police looking for Bushwick attempted rapist

Bushwick: Cops are looking for a guy who they say tried to rape a woman on a Bushwick street in the early morning hours of Sept. 6. Comment
Digital editions: Our hearts this week go out to the poor G train, which is in recovery after a nasty run-in with a wall last week. The borough has to take care of its local locomotive — after all, it is the only one we’ve got. So keep the G train in your prayers and keep hustlin’ Brooklyn! Read more…

Grand Street can’t let emotions be downfall

Joe Knows: Keep calm and play on. Comment

Local animal rescue group hosts Marine Park adoption event

Marine Park: Marine Park became Marine Bark on Sept. 12, as local animal-rescue organization Rescue City hosted a pet adoption party at the lush green space. Comment

Public display of confection: Food museum opening in Williamsburg

Williamsburg: Call it food for thought. Comments (2)

Tonight: Have your say on PS 8, PS 307 school rezoning

Vinegar Hill: The city will host a town hall meeting in Vinegar Hill tonight, and in Brooklyn Heights next week. Comment

Police: Dirtbag tried to rape, strangle woman on Court St

Cobble Hill: Police are hunting down a guy who they say tried to rape and strangle a woman on Court Street on Tuesday morning. Comments (2)

Topless toddler crosses a big, red line

Not for Nuthin’: People can agree to disagree about toppless women in Times Square, but when one of them brings along a 2-year-old in pasties, our columnist says that’s criminal. Comment

Legendary gardener Adam Purple dies cycling over Williamsburg Bridge

Williamsburg: The environmental activist and Williamsburg resident died from a heart attack while riding his bike over the bridge on Monday. Our pals at the Villager have the full story. Read more…

Matured Wolves aim for elite status

High School Sports: Jocelyn Aguilar is willing to do whatever it takes to ensure she has a winning senior girls’ soccer season at Grand Street. Comment

Road win keeps Midwood rolling

High School Sports: Midwood won just four games all of last season, but it is showing that it can be a player in the Public School Athletic League playoffs this year. Comment

Still standing: Bay Ridge remembers 9-11 at Veterans Pier

Bay Ridge: They haven’t forgotten — and they never will. Comment
BoroBeat: The ’90s over? As if! Comment
Red Hook: Now the artists are, ironically, removing the work. Comments (4)

It’s a mitzva! Sheepshead Bay market provides seniors kosher food for high holidays

Sheepshead Bay: This event helped senior citizens enjoy a greater seder. Comment

Red Hookers will race 3-D-printed boats at Valentino Pier

Event: The mini cargo-delivery race will honor the neighborhood’s working waterfront. Comments (1)

How Grand: Late score lifts Wolves to thrilling win

High School Sports: Kyle Brisfere didn’t lose his confidence when a sure-thing touchdown pass slipped through his fingers on the second play of the game’s final drive with Grand Street trailing. Comment

New Utrecht beats Canarsie to remain undefeated

High School Sports: It wasn’t the perfect win, but New Utrecht will take it. Comment
Bay Ridge: The creation of a bike lane on 72nd Street was the first domino to fall in a chain of events that led to a tree crushing a car on Sept. 8, locals said. Comment

Stan recalls flights of fancy

It’s Only My Opinion: In which our columnist considers airline baggage fees and security screening. Comment

Epic wrap battles of Court Street

Taco brawl! New burrito chain challenges Chipotle Downtown

Dining: It’s a Mexican standoff! Comments (4)

Tale of the tape: Dos Toros vs. Chipotle

Dining: It is pico de gallo at 20 paces. Comment

Adams: Jouvert here to say

Borough President Adams said he wants to form a task force to quell fears about the annual Jouvert fests that occur overnight before the annual Labor Day Parade down Flatbush Avenue. Comments (4)

Brooklynites remember 9–11 victims at Borough Hall ceremony

Downtown: It was the borough’s first official remembrance ceremony for the men and women who died in the 2001 attack. Comment

Why wait? New urgent-care clinic on Avenue U promises walk-in service

Marine Park: Marine Park just caught a break. Comment
Bensonhurst: Verizon Wireless workers gathered outside the company’s 86th Street store in Bensonhurst on Sept. 10 to protest the possible termination of union leader Bianca Cunningham. Comment

MTA: Wall collapse caused G train derailment

Downtown: Thursday’s G-saster was the result of the train ramming into a buckling wall, the transit authority says. Comments (4)
Gravesend: The family of slain police detective Wenjian Liu finally had a reason to smile last week, thanks to a charitable organization’s kind act. Comment

OM–G! Brooklyn Local derails Downtown

Downtown: They were going off the rails on a crazed G train! Comments (6)
Brooklyn Heights: Borough President Adams does not care for the city’s current plan to develop the Brooklyn Heights library branch — but he has many, many ideas for improvement. Comments (20)
Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: Neighbors say the skyscrapers will leave them with no view and no room to move. Comments (12)

Shore it up! Board tells city to find new Hook ferry stop

Red Hook: They’re applying some pier pressure. Comments (6)

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