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Meta man: Filmmaker creates a TV show about its own creation

TV: The new show “Show About the Show” is about a show. Then it gets complicated. Comment

Time to make Brooklyn’s roads less car friendly

Rhymes with Crazy: The facts are in — people aren’t using cars as much, and we need to fund trains more. Comments (17)

Sound Off to the Editor

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

The day Carmine wasn’t ready for his close-up!

Big Screecher: Look, folks, you can’t look this fantastic all the time without a hair and make-up guy. And the Screecher can’t afford one of those on his pension. Comment

What to read this week

Books: Brooklyn booksellers give their top picks. Comment
Editor’s Picks: Brooklyn has something for everyone — and for the the thrifty Brooklynite, everything on the list this weekend is free! Comment

Bay Ridge falls back to the past

Bay Ridge Nights: Bay Ridge nights has gone retro! Old-school rock, roots Irish music, and the American Songbook are taking over Bay Ridge this weekend. Comment

Brooklyn Eagles Literary Award

Brooklyn’s type: Literary prize to crown ultimate Kings County book

Books: Move over “homes and churches” — Brooklyn is the borough of books! Comments (1)

Let the write one in: The six authors on the short list

Books: Meet the creators nominated for writing the most Brooklyn book! Comment

Veteran business owners in New York City deserve their fair shake

Veterans Affairs: New York City voters show they favor a proposal for the city government to help businesses owned by veterans, according to a recent Quinnipiac University poll. This “Veterans Preference” is similar to the consideration provided to women- and minority-owned businesses. Men and women who volunteered to put their lives on hold while they served their country deserve at least as much consideration. Comment

Readers tell Ben-bashing GQ: WTF?

A Britisher’s View: Gentlemen’s Quarterly’s “F--- Ben Carson” article underestimated readers, who rightly killed their subscriptions in response, writes our columnist. Comment

A fitting memorial

A fitting memorial

Marine Park: A Marine Parker’s family dedicates a bench to his memory in the park that he loved but which also claimed his life. Comment

Middle ground

DUMBO: Parents say they expected a brand-new middle school at a new high-rise at Dock and Water streets — instead they’re getting an existing school in a new building. Comments (7)
Changing Brooklyn: Seasoned Brooklyn Paper readers will remember the long and controversial history of the development at Dock and Water streets, but for those who don’t, here is a refresher Comments (2)

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

Good enough to eat! Artist dishes up lip-smacking paintings

Art: Forget fruit in a bowl — still life is better on a bun! Comment

Columbus Day Parade goes multi-cultural

Bensonhurst: Thousands of locals from diverse backgrounds turned out in Bensonhurst for the 34th-annual Brooklyn Columbus Day parade on Oct. 10 to celebrate the neighborhood’s Italian heritage. Comment

The Dad’s reasonable discourse on gun control

The Dad: The Dad wants us to face the facts: Guns are bad. Comments (2)

Stroke of green-ius

Marine Park: Pros from around the state flocked to a tournament at Marine Park’s golf course. Comment
Digital editions: And by it, we mean news! In fact, no other broadsheet brings you stories of weird instruments, miniscule neighborhoods, and dogs eating human feces. So pick up this week’s hard copy of The Brooklyn Paper and remember to keep hustlin’ Brooklyn! Read more…

Grand Street’s Mack delivers like a star

Joe Knows: Taysir Mack was told by Grand Street coach Bruce Eugene to be patient — his time would come. Comment
Park Slope: They’d make great seats! Comments (2)
Mean Streets: The wheels are in motion! Comments (19)

Jo ponders the change of seasons

Not for Nuthin’: Our columnist critiques the autumnal offerings on the boob tube. Comment

Puppy paw-ntiff!

Puppy paw-ntiff!

Bay Ridge: And other great canine costumes from the annual Narrows Botanical Garden Harvest Festival. Comment

‘New’ old-timers: Fresh blood joins stickball tradition

Bay Ridge: Young and old traveled from across the country to take part in the Brooklyn Stickball Old Timers 47th-annual stickball contest on Oct. 3. Comment

Wolves score late to top Goldstein

High School Sports: Grand Street Campus was minutes away from a loss that would have put its hopes of a second-straight division title on life support — but two quick scores in the final 10 minutes against Leon Goldstein on Monday made the difference. Comment

Physical Xaverian gets its Phil in win over Spellman

High School Sports: Phil DePaulis is growing more comfortable running the ball — and that means unpleasant things for anyone trying to stand in his way. Comment

Fast start keeps South Shore unbeaten

High School Sports: A big first quarter was more than enough to keep South Shore perfect. Comment

Comptroller Stringer in Brooklyn

Stringer zingers: Comptroller criticizes mayor, but supports Coney land-grab

The city’s top financial watchdog supports Mayor DeBlasio’s plan to seize private land in Coney Island from hold-out landlords in order to expand the amusement district — but on other issues, he and Mayor Tall just don’t see eye to eye. Comments (1)

Cut it out! Commission wants to ax city red tape binding small biz

They want to help Brooklyn get down to business. Comment

Landmark case

Bay Ridge: The city must recognize the role Gravesend and Coney Island played in shaping the borough by landmarking two historic sites, local preservationists say. Comments (3)

Split wood: Cemetery officials, activists differ on Green-Wood landmarking

Windsor Terrace: Honchos at Green-Wood Cemetery want the city to reject a proposal to landmark the historic burial ground, but preservationists say portions of the boneyard need city protection. Comments (1)
Danny Jacobs and Peter Quillin understand just how high the stakes will be when the two finally meet in the ring at Barclays Center on Dec. 5. Comment

Feeling Grand: Wolves top Lincoln to reamain unbeaten

Grand Street returned last Friday night to the place where its championship run ended with a humbling thud last year, and cement itself as one of the favorites for the title this time around. Comment
Dining: Forget Thai takeout — a food-delivery website now allows Park Slopers to order up a chef to cook dinner in their home kitchen. Comment

He’s no ‘Schmuck’

Sheepshead Bay: The borough honored the life and work of a beloved Brooklyn photographer, writer, and comic book illustrator on Oct. 4, when the corner of Hubbard Street and Shore Parkway in Sheepshead Bay was co-named “Seth Kushner Way.” Comment

Vinegar Hill schools

City delays school rezoning vote — but not for long enough, say parents

Vinegar Hill: The city will now create focus groups of locals and officials to discuss its controversial plan to redraw the school zone boundaries of PS 8 and PS 307. Comments (4)
Vinegar Hill: The city plans to move Vinegar Hill middle school MS 313 to a new building in Dumbo next year, and parents and locals can learn more and have their say on the scheme at a town-hall meeting at the school on Tuesday evening. Comments (1)

It’s about time! Learn to play the didgeridoo in Greenpoint

Music: How do you didgeridoo? Comments (1)

Class for codgers: Kingsborough welcomes new old students for new aging program

Manhattan Beach: You can call these seniors freshmen — seriously, they’ll get a kick out of it. Comment

City’s worst contractor shuttered

Sheepshead Bay: The city finally cracked down on the most reckless construction business in the city. Comment

Hillary or the Socialist — or Biden?

It’s Only My Opinion: In which our columnist considers the former First Lady’s veracity, and ponders how well the current vice president’s popularity would hold up if he actually entered the presidential race. Comment
Marine Park: Justice has a deadline, and it’s about to expire. Comment

Playing with fire

Playing with fire

Bay Ridge: A landlord who did illegal gas work on a Bay Ridge apartment building came close to blowing it and its hundreds of residents sky high, tenants say. Comment

Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge closures

Marine Park: Rockaway residents will be barred from Brooklyn overnight for a few days next week. Comment

Loaded, baked, potato: Police find guns, weed-filled Pringles can in car

Prospect-Lefferts Gardens: Once you pot, you can’t stop. Comments (1)

Woo hoo! Bed-Stuy library branch expanding to seven days a week

Bedford-Stuyvesant: Grab your library card and check this out! Comments (5)
Meadows of Shame: Now with a blow-by-blow account of Schatzi the East Flatbush German shorthaired pointer’s drug-induced ordeal! Comments (12)
Bridge ‘Park’: Then go see it for yourself next weekend! Comments (1)

The reel world Brooklyn: New film school opens at Steiner Studios

BoroBeat: And they’re rolling! Comments (1)

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