The only thing we have to fear is articles extolling fear itself

Rhymes with Crazy: This week, Lenore figures most of us aren’t afraid of terrorists — or at least shouldn’t be. Comments (2)

Sound Off to the Editor

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

Carmine’s shopping spree ruined — by Access-A-Ride

Big Screecher: It happened again! Comment

What to read this week

Books: Brooklyn booksellers give their top picks. Comment
Editor’s Picks: Turn to the Dark Side of the holiday season, with a show about Santa’s diabolical henchman the Krampus, holiday blues, and a festival of pitch-black beers. It all happens here in Brooklyn! Comment

Flip service: ‘Fool’s Mass’ a comedic take on Catholic liturgy

This liturgy is not to be taken literally. Comments (4)

Bay Ridge is getting ready for the King

Bay Ridge Nights: We want to say one word to you. Are you listening? “Polyester.” Comment

Forget about ‘hope and change,’ Obama has become the leader of mope and mange

A Britisher’s View: President Obama’s national speech after the San Bernadino Islamo-terror attacks makes a case for his impeachment, while Americans stand on the brink of an ideological collapse. Comment

Flea flicker: Trashy Ocean Ave. vendors must go: Locals

Sheepshead Bay: Cops must crack down on illegal street vendors who are trashing a section of Ocean Avenue, frustrated locals say. Comment
Community News Group sits down with New York City Housing Authority head honcho Shola Olatoye. Comments (1)

Mazel tot! Ridge Hanukkah celebration focuses on kids

BoroBeat: Bay Ridge Jewish Center’s Hanukkah celebration was all about the bubelehs. Comment
Music: This party will be hot as burning pitch! Comment

Caliphs of comedy: ‘Hilarious Muslim’ show breaks down stereotypes

Williamsburg: This comedy show will be haLOL! Comments (7)

Affordable for whom? Many Brooklynites make too little to benefit from mayors’ housing proposal: Comptroller

Mayor DeBlasio must re-tool his plan to force developers to create affordable housing, because the scheme won’t help low-income residents who need it most, says the city’s top accountant. Comments (5)

Standing O is sending out the b-day wishes

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

Pics remind The Dad of his little girl

The Dad: Cherish the past, but don’t live in it, says The Dad. Comment
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Wolves enjoy playing villains to the end

Joe Knows: You don’t have to like Grand Street, but that doesn’t change the history it made winning its first city championship. Comment

A neighborhood divided!

These Kensington residents support the new homeless shelter...

Kensington: They are collecting diapers, supermarket giftcards, and making “welcome packets.” Comments (12)

... and these ones don’t!

Kensington: They fear the refuge will attract drug users and sexual predators, and say it shouldn’t be near an elementary school. Comments (11)
Bedford-Stuyvesant: It is history in the making! Comments (12)

A shamash smash! Kings Bay Y lights up for Hanukkah

BoroBeat: These kids will be glowing for days — eight, hopefully. Comment
Dining: Time to get into the kitchen! Comment

A for effort: Lauded proposed school won’t help overcrowding

Bay Ridge: They’re crammed if they do and crammed if they don’t. Comments (4)

Double whammy! Williamsburg bank robbed twice in three days

Williamsburg: This bank can’t catch a break. Comment

Popped at Popeyes

Popped at Popeyes

Sunset Park: A gunman killed a guy in a Seventh Avenue restaurant in Sunset Park on Dec. 7. Comment
BoroBeat: It is a leading light! Comment
BoroBeat: These tiny dancers were spinning out! Comment

Jo: The tolls are too damn high!

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our columnist says she’s trapped off the continent because the cost of getting her car there is too high! Comment

A BROOKLYN PAPER RADIO EXCLUSIVE: Adams says he’s running for mayor

Podcast: You heard it here first — or did you? Comments (19)

The promised lands

Changing Brooklyn: This is one real-estate opportunity that won’t come knocking again! Comments (1)

Watchtower buildings: Where are they now?

Changing Brooklyn: Spoiler: The answer is often “luxury condos.” Comments (5)

Not so Marvel-ous: Greenpointers want ban on filming

Brooklyn Is Angry: They’re not the heroes Greenpoint deserves, nor the ones it needs right now. Comments (15)

Glowing up!: Grace Church tree-lighting ceremony sprouts new chutes

BoroBeat: It was tree-mendous! Comment
Event: It’s a special K! Comment

Creep on a spree: Cops seek man who raped one, robbed two in under an hour

Coney Island: Cops are hunting a gun-wielding sicko who raped and robbed a woman inside her Coney Island apartment building and then robbed another woman in a nearby apartment building less than an hour later on Dec. 6. Comment

Reindeer games: Kids don antlers for dash through Prospect Park

BoroBeat: They weren’t horsing around. Comment

Brooklyn’s boxing rabbi victorious after two-year sabbatical

Prospect Heights: Park Slope’s scrappy scholar Yuri Foreman beats Lenwood Dozier, Will Rosinsky falls to Joe Smith Jr., and more in our Barclays Center boxing round-up. Comment

Cougars fall to Truman in bowl title game

High School Sports: There was no dramatic comeback this time. Comment

Big Mack: Star receiver’s late grab seals Wolves’ first title

High School Sports: Taysir Mack rewarded his teammates’ faith in him with Grand Street’s first-ever city championship win. Comment
Gerritsen Beach: This dog had his day — in court! Comment
Cleaning Our Waterways: It is the human-refuse-related offer too good to refuse, say these Gowanus residents. Comments (2)
Bay Ridge: Happy hail-idays! Comment

Monday! Listen to the Brooklyn Paper for the first time — ever!

Podcast: Finally! Your chance to listen to The Brooklyn Paper. Comment
Awesome: Seriously, these kids lost their minds — check out the photos. Comments (2)

Stan’s got a lot on his mind

It’s Only My Opinion: In which our jolly journalist offers some holiday shopping tips, dispenses some knowledge on how to use the word “ATM,” and wonders just when is the right time for Hanukkah? Comment

Flatlands flayer gets 20-to-life: Stabbed victim 29 times, hid body in own bedroom

Flatlands: A Flatlands man got at least 20 years in the slammer for stabbing an acquaintance to death and hiding the body in the bedroom of his E. 54th Street home last year, officials announced on Dec. 3. Comment
Williamsburg: Folks living near the under-construction Gravesend waste transfer station aren’t the only ones pushing back against the city’s trash plans. Our sister publication, The Brooklyn Paper, dishes the dirt on what Williamsburgers are doing to kick their transfer stations to the curb. Read more…

Cops seek Ridge senior’s attacker

Bay Ridge: Police released a sketch of a brute they say broke a 65-year-old man’s hip and wrist during a 92nd Street altercation on Nov. 13. Comment

Sneak attack: Guy stabs Fort Greene playwrite in the neck then flees

Fort Greene: A stealthy attacker stabbed a famous playwrite in the neck in Fort Greene on Sunday evening and then disappeared into the night, police said. Comments (5)

Bright idea: Marine Parkers enjoy church’s tree-lighting from home

Marine Park: Sometimes the best seat in the house is on the stoop. Comment
Breaking Chews: These Parisians are heading to the Left Bank — of the Gowanus Canal! Comment

Brooklyn AIDS org honors Rosie Perez

Awesome: She is doing the right thing! Comment

Flatlands flayer gets 20-to-life: Stabbed victim 29 times, hid body in own bedroom

Our pals at have all the details on this murderer’s punishement. Read more…

Pedestrian in critical condition after Flatbush Ave crash

Downtown: A woman is fighting for her life after a driver plowed into her on Flatbush Avenue Extension on Wednesday, authorities said. Comments (20)

Activists: Trash this Williamsburg waste station!

Brooklyn Is Angry: They’re raising a stink! Comments (5)

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