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Cinema: Imagine Williamsburg with no hipsters! No strollers! No crowds! Comments (3)

Guaranteed to raise a smile: Rock singers and string orchestra re-imagine ‘Sgt. Pepper’

Music: Singers from Barenaked Ladies and Toad the Wet Sprocket lead a performance of the Beatles’ classic. Comment

Good evening, ladies and germs

Rhymes with Crazy: This week, Lenore points out that germs are a good thing. Comment

Sound Off to the Editor

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

Oh no! Carmine almost goes to Bayonne!

Big Screecher: That’s what happenes when you those darn bureaucrats change the exits on Staten Island! Comment

What to read this week

Books: Brooklyn booksellers give their top picks. Comment
Editor’s Picks: Dogs and cats living together! Right here in the Editors’ Picks! Check out our choices for all the best contradictory options over the next seven days. Comment

Bay Ridge Nights is getting crafty

Bay Ridge Nights: Stagecraft, arts and craft, and craft beer are all waiting for you in Bay Ridge this weekend. Comment

Get crafty in Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge Nights: Stagecraft, arts and craft, and craft beer are all waiting for you in Bay Ridge this weekend — and our pals at BrooklynDaily.com have the scoop! Read more…

Mayor DeBlah-sio should give himself an ‘F’ on his transparency report card

A Britisher’s View: Bill DeBlasio used to be a champion of New Yorkers as public advocate, but all that has dwindled since he became the Mayor of Murk, writes our columnist. Comment
Music: “Murder Ballad Monday” celebrates singing about killing. Comments (1)

Not a ripple: No one notices fatal Gerritsen Beach car crash for 36 hours

Gerritsen Beach: Talk about a delayed reaction. Comment

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment
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Lose your illusion: Thieves steal ‘magic props’ from W’burg apartment lobby

Williamsburg: Talk about a disappearing trick! Comment

Loosen my Belt! Ridgites want V-N Bridge overhaul to include westbound Belt Parkway fix

Bay Ridge: They want to add another notch to their Belt. Comment

Christmas sheer! Seniors sell handmade clothes at Ridge market

Bay Ridge: This Christmas, you might be getting socks from someone else’s grandma. Comment

Kids, grandparents, and dealing with old age

The Dad: This week, the Dad uses his keen skills to ensure his kids take care of him when the time comes. Comment
Digital editions: You can’t put money on make-believe football teams, but you can bet your bottom dollar on The Brooklyn Paper. That’s because Kings County’s real newspaper is no gamble — it is a guarunteed jackpot of information that ensures every reader is a winner. So place all your chips on community news and keep hustlin’ Brooklyn. Read more…

Fort Hamilton can play playoff spoiler

Joe Knows: Fort Hamilton narrowly missed out on a top-four seed in the playoffs, making it the team none of the big four want to play in the postseason. Comment
The Long Island University soccer team’s season started out rocky, but that only motivated players to the best year in program history. Now, the team is on a nine-game winning streak, and it finished 11–5–2 overall and 7–0 in the conference. It was all about mind set, one player said. Comment
Mill Basin: Meet the 21st-Century Hatfields and McCoys! A quarrel between Mill Basin neighbors has gotten so intense they’ve trained cameras on one another’s homes. Comment
Changing Brooklyn: The borough’s first supertower, plus a really tall office building. Comments (21)

Piece by piece: New Ridge gallery builds on area’s artistic history

Bay Ridge: These Ridge artists are going back to their roots. Comment

What’s the klatch?

Dining: This guy hates speaker buzz but loves a caffeine buzz! Comment
Dining: Brooklyn takes its coffee with a dash of unrelated commercial activity! Comment

Jo’s miffed at the grinch who stole ‘merry Christmas’

Not for Nuthin’: Our columnist lends her pike to the anti-War-on-Christmas effort. Comment

A double take: ‘Pablo Matisse’ riffs off two great painters

Art: Get two for the price of one! Comment

MetroTech mourns: Downtown pioneer Terence M. Whalen dies of cancer at 65

Downtown: MetroTech pioneer and Forest City Ratner Companies’ property manager Terence M. Whalen succumbed to cancer at the age of 65. Comments (2)
Park Slope: Police have arrested a driver who they say hit and killed a pedestrian in Flatbush on Monday evening after jumping the curb and flipping his car into the victim. Comments (5)

Unbeaten: South Shore topples Curtis for perfect regular season

High School Sports: South Shore aced the biggest test of its season while other high school students were busy taking the Scholastic Aptitude Test. Comment
Vito Lopez, former Williamsburg assemblyman and Brooklyn Democratic boss, died on Monday night. He was 74. Comments (7)
Bay Ridge: Talk about an open house! A Bay Ridge property owner who told the city he was doing a little renovation hacked off the front of a 94th Street residence, and now the exposed interior is giving people a peek inside an illegally converted home, locals say. Comment

Woodhull apartment building will house below-market tenants, mental-health patients

Bedford-Stuyvesant: Community Board 3 voted in favor of the plan last week. Comment
Prospect-Lefferts Gardens: Talk about getting in the good books! Comments (3)
You don’t need to buy a Brooklyn Bridge Park condo or a Bay Ridge mansion to get waterfront views! Comments (2)

Third set rally powers Fontbonne Hall to second straight diocesan title

A ferocious rally in the third set propelled the Fontbonne Hall girls volleyball team to its second straight diocesan title Comment

Fumbled: Erasmus drops second straight home game heading into postseason

The loss that ended Erasmus Hall’s regular season is a microcosm for the team’s struggles this year. Comment

Not so grand finale: Grand Street drops title game to Beacon in double overtime

He never saw it coming. The winning score got past a frozen goalie when Beacon beat Grand Street 1–0 in the Public School Athletic League Class A title match at St. John’s University’s Belson Stadium on Nov. 7. Comment

The toddlers are coming! Historian: Planned pre-K is on mass Revolutionary War grave

Gowanus: He has a bone to pick with this pre-school! Comments (4)
Changing Brooklyn: The number of the beast is up! Comments (4)
Windsor Terrace: The Windsor Terrace polical performance artist says the transit agency unlawfully silenced him, cuffed him, and slandered him. Comments (6)

Police: Officer shot man who tried to rob him with BB gun

Bedford-Stuyvesant: A police detective shot a man in Bedford-Stuyvesant on Sunday after the guy allegedly tried to rob the officer with a BB gun, authorities said. Comment

Stan is ripe with gripes

It’s Only My Opinion: In which our columnist delineates the myriad things people do that ruffle his feathers — and opines on his love of coupons! Comment
Dining: They’ve re-signed, but they’re not resigning. Fifth Avenue creamery-turned-diner Hinsch’s is now a Stewart’s franchise, but the owners say they’re keepin’ it old-school. Comments (2)
Changing Brooklyn: Joshua Guttman’s Pearl Realty will convert part of the sprawling Greenpoint Terminal Market site — which went up in flames in 2006— into a 155-room hotel. Comments (5)
Mean Streets: The driver says he swerved to avoid an ambulance speeding through a red light. Comments (6)

Cops seek kid in Coney beatdown

Coney Island: Police are looking for the tough they say beat up a kid in a Coney Island apartment elevator on Oct. 22. Comment

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