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Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015

Hallelujah! ‘Messiah’ returns to Marine Park

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

Monday, Dec. 7, 2015

Historical heights: Tour celebrates black culture around the borough

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

Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015

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)

Friday, Dec. 4, 2015

Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

Editor’s Picks: Rocking menorah lightings, rocking holiday songs, and rocking Swedes are all here in the borough of Kings! Comment

Jingle sells: High-flying show about Santa shilling soda

Theater: Call it the House of “Yes, Virginia.” Comments (2)

Where to celebrate Hannukah in Bay Ridge

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

Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015

Game over? Big-deal Sunset Park arcade may close early next year

Sunset Park: This arcade may be on its last life. Comments (4)

Aww, nuts!

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

Fearless Parenting: This week, our fearless mom wants nothing more than her kids to listen to her. Comments (2)

The Brooklyn Paper is moving and shaking

Page 1: 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. Comment

Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015

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

Fort Greene: Give him a run for his money! Comment

I sailed on the S.S. United States: An editor tells all!

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)

Pup and lock! Fort Greene dog owners pay to stash pooches in sidewalk kennels

Fuzzy Brooklyn: Call it a barking lot! Comments (9)

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

Near and reindeer! Live animals sleigh crowd at Downtown tree-lighting

Downtown: Talk about horse power! Comment

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

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

Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015

Canal knowledge

Memento gory! Gowanus Souvenir Shop sells canal-inspired keepsakes

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)

Santa paws: Pose with this adorable dog for your howl-iday photos

Art: Get snug with a pug for the holidays! Comment

Political spin

Idaho weighs in on the ‘Idaho stop’

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

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)

Green Church’s long-awaited resurrection begins

Bay Ridge: Workers broke ground on a new “Green Church” in Bay Ridge earlier this month — and our pals at have the exclusive! Comment

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

Monday, Nov. 30, 2015

State should green-light cyclists running red lights, say riders

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)

Step right up! Borough Hall stoop is open again

Downtown: And just in time for winter! Comments (1)

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

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

Friday, Nov. 27, 2015

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)

Save the Slave! Iconic Bed-Stuy playhouse sold, faces final bow

Changing Brooklyn: The show must go on! Comments (6)

Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015

Bird is the word! Stars align in Bed-Stuy for turkey giveaway

Awesome: Celebs included Lil Mama and Deon Grant — but the real stars were the residents. Comments (2)

Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015

Party pooper: Summer raves at Williamsburg warehouse haunt new tenants

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

Gobble Hill! Ted and Honey closing, another local favorite taking over

Breaking Chews: Talk about bittersweet news! Comments (1)

Forever 21 returns to Fulton Mall on Friday

Shopping: It is back on rack! Comment

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