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Hallelujah! ‘Messiah’ returns to Marine Park

Music: Their sound is gone out across the land! Comment

Historical heights: Tour celebrates black culture around the borough

Bedford-Stuyvesant: She is showing off Brooklyn’s past! Comments (4)

There’s toys, and then there’s fake toys

Rhymes with Crazy: This week, Lenore breaks down the best phony toys out there. Comments (2)

Sound Off to the Editor

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

It happened again! Police pick Carmine up!

Big Screecher: This week, the Screecher takes a spill, and the cops are called to take care of business! Comment
Theater: Call it the House of “Yes, Virginia.” Comments (2)
Editor’s Picks: Rocking menorah lightings, rocking holiday songs, and rocking Swedes are all here in the borough of Kings! Comment

Bay Ridge lights up for Hanukkah!

Bay Ridge Nights: Bay Ridge got lit during last week’s tree-lightings, now it’s gonna stay lit — for eight days! That’s right, Hanukkah is upon-uk-us and the Ridge couldn’t shine brighter during the Jewish festival of lights. Comment

Where to celebrate Hannukah in Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge Nights: Bay Ridge is getting lit — for eight days! has the details. Read more…

Forget about a climate change summit, how about a global convention on radical Muslims?

A Britisher’s View: There needs to be a world summit on radical Islam — the Franken-child of a mainstream Muslim community that has slipped under the radar — writes our columnist. Comment
Marine Park: Getting to Marine Park’s community center is no walk in the park for these seniors. Comment

Aww, nuts!

Welcome aboard!

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

To yell with it! Stef raises her voice, and expectations

Fearless Living: This week, our fearless mom wants nothing more than her kids to listen to her. Comments (2)
Digital editions: The floor here at The Brooklyn Paper is literally shaking with excitement at the outstanding edition we have put together this week. That, or they’re doing construction on the sixth floor like the guy at the front desk says. All we know is that we are picking up some good vibrations. So stay steady and keep hustlin’ Brooklyn. Read more…

Return of coach ‘Tiny’ has loaded Lincoln aiming high

High School Sports: After a season away, Abraham Lincoln boys’ basketball coach Dwayne “Tiny” Morton is glad to be back in his comfort zone. Comment

Loaded sports week brings pre-holiday cheer

Joe Knows: Christmas is coming early to Brooklyn sports fans. Comment
Coney Island: Their exile has ended! Comment

No place like Heim: Low-income Marien Heim Tower gets federally funded makeover

Midwood: And it’s giving these seniors a reason to live! Comment

TOMORROW: Scott Stringer wants to hear your problems, ideas, hopes, and dreams

Fort Greene: Give him a run for his money! Comment
Romance! Intrigue! Woolen blankets! Let Roz Liston whisk you away to the heyday of the S.S. United States with her amazing true story. Comments (5)

Two lumps of coal for panhandling-Santa haters

Not for Nuthin’: What is the difference between someone dressed like Santa charging you $5 for a picture with your kid and a Times Square desnuda asking you for a $5 tip after you take a selfie? Comment

Bard bar: Actors perform cocktail-fueled ‘Macbeth’ inside distillery

Theater: Pour spirits in thine ear — and thine mouth! Comments (1)

Tree-light-a-palooza 2015

BoroBeat: Talk about horse power! Comment

Hark Slope! Kids sing up a storm at annual tree-lighting

BoroBeat: Park Slopers are really singing this event’s praises! Comment

Finals-bound Wolves scrape by Curtis

High School Sports: Grand Street is headed to Yankee Stadium after a near miss. Comment
Bay Ridge: They finally got the green light — and broke ground. Comment

Canal knowledge

Shopping: Now you can take home a memento of your trip to the Gowanus Canal that isn’t a rash! Comment

It came from the Gowanus Canal: The only holiday gift guide you need

Shopping: There is only one place you need to shop this holiday season — the Gowanus Souvenir Shop. Comments (1)

Turkey trot: Ridge do-gooders hand out meals on Thanksgiving

BoroBeat: They spent Thanksgiving with other people’s families. Comment
Art: Get snug with a pug for the holidays! Comment

Political spin

Mean Streets: What do Idahoans think of their namesake bike law? We called them to find out! Comments (18)
✔ Poll

POLL: Should cyclists be allowed to ride through red lights?

Mean Streets: A Brooklyn councilman wants to change the road rules so cyclists can roll through red lights and stop lights — also known as the “Idaho stop.” Comments (28)
Bay Ridge: Workers broke ground on a new “Green Church” in Bay Ridge earlier this month — and our pals at have the exclusive! Read more…

Police: Phone thief takes selfie with stolen cell, uploads it to Google

Ditmas Park: Cops are hunting a guy who they say swiped a man’s phone in Ditmas Park on Oct. 24, before using the cell to take a selfie that was instantly uploaded onto the victim’s Google account. Comment

Diggin’ it: Brooklyn Tech earns first girls’ volleyball crown

High School Sports: The accomplishment only began to set in once the celebration was underway. Comment

Dutchman drub Fort Hamilton for return trip to title game

High School Sports: Erasmus Hall may finally get to take care of some unfinished business. Comment

No title hangover: Eager to defend crown, young South Shore squad steps up

High School Sports: South Shore isn’t acting its age. Comment
Mean Streets: A Williamsburg pol’s proposal to allow cyclists to ride through red lights and stop signs so long as the coast is clear would bring the city’s laws into sync with the way many pedal-pushers say they already roll. Comments (65)
Coney Island: These cops are meting out more than justice. Comment
Downtown: And just in time for winter! Comments (1)

France is on Stan’s naughty list for not tackling ISIS sooner

It’s Only My Opinion: In which our nonetheless compassionate columnists points out that France could have done more to prevent the terrorist attacks that rocked Paris. Comment

Neo-politan: Coney’s famed Neapolitan eatery Garguilo’s gets a makeover

Coney Island: You cannoli keep the same look for so long. Comment

Primping and preening: Volunteers spruce up bird-watchers’ paradise Bush Terminal Park

Sunset Park: This park is for the birds — literally! Comment

Shelter bomb! Kensington gets two weeks’ notice on new homeless center across from school

Brooklyn Is Angry: Residents say the city should have given them more notice and consultation — and now they don’t trust officials to keep the refuge safe and secure. Comments (3)
Changing Brooklyn: The show must go on! Comments (6)
Awesome: Celebs included Lil Mama and Deon Grant — but the real stars were the residents. Comments (2)

Party pooper: Summer raves at Williamsburg warehouse haunt new tenants

Williamsburg: Now is the winter of Community Board 1’s discontent. Comment

Forever 21 returns to Fulton Mall on Friday

Shopping: It is back on rack! Comment

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