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Nightlife: Make this the best New Year’s ever! Comment
Theater: She is really cleaning up her act! Comments (2)

Songs from the lobby of life

Rhymes with Crazy: Now’s your chance to hear Yiddish folk songs that were saved from the dustbin by a forward-thinking Queens man. Comment

Sound Off to the Editor

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

Classic Carmine: Get ready to laugh at old knee-slappers

Big Screecher: In this week’s Classic Carmine, the Screecher pulls out some of his favorite one, two, and three-liners! Comment

Bay Ridge has the holiday spirits

Bay Ridge Nights: Bay Ridge is getting a little ring-a-ding-ding with its jingle bells! Comment
Editor’s Picks: The holidays are here, but Brooklyn is hot, hot, hot, with Harry Potter holiday parties, Christmas sing-alongs, a little movie opening that this weekend that you might have heard of... Comment
Music: They will jingle all the way! Comment

Bay Ridge has the holiday spirits

Bay Ridge Nights: The Ridge is swimming in holiday cheer this year — and our pals at have the scoop! Read more…

Trump’s Muslim ban gets knickers in a twist

A Britisher’s View: Donald Trump’s call to temporarily halt Muslim immigration is protected under the Constitution, writes our columnist. Comment
Bay Ridge: Call it an express fix. Comments (1)

Tour de Force: Brooklyn’s ‘Star Wars’ connections


Tour de Force: Brooklyn’s ‘Star Wars’ connections

Boro of Nerds: A look back at the borough’s most notable Star Wars-related events over the years. Comments (1)
Bensonhurst: Apparently, Bensonhurst drivers can’t be left to their own devices. Comment

Space for change: Board approves controversial parking-reduction plan

Sheepshead Bay: They gave it a green light after all. Comment

Learning to love and let go

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie has a panic attack when her middle-schooler doesn’t check in, but then refuses to punish him for his mistake. Comment

It’s Rad!

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment
BoroBeat: Ain’t it a beautiful sight! Comment
Brooklyn Heights: Book it in. Comments (2)
Digital editions: A long time ago, in a newsroom far, far, away... It is a period of civil war. Rebel reporters, typing from a hidden Downtown office complex, have won their first victory against an evil public relations empire. During the battle, journalist spies managed to steal secret plans to the empire’s ultimate weapon — a press release made entirely of incomprehensible jargon, with enough bulls--- to destroy an entire newspaper. Pursued by the empire’s sinister spin doctors, an editor races home aboard the G train, custodian of the stolen plans that can save her readers and restore freedom to the borough... Read more…

Ponds, Jefferson playing like city’s best

Joe Knows: Thomas Jefferson baller Shamorie Ponds is living up to all of the hype — and his team is exceeding it. Comment
Cobble Hill: A previous sandwich board promoted “Gluten-free crowns baked fresh daily.” Comment

Building brunch: Morning workshop has booze and crafts

Event: Waffling on what to buy someone for Christmas? Comment

Christmas returns to this Sunset Park school

Not for Nuthin’: Bowing ot pressure, a principal sees the light, says our columnist. Comment

Police: Help us catch creep who stalked teen girl

Fort Greene: Look who’s stalking now. Comment
BoroBeat: They got lost in the shuffle! Comment

Winter heartwarmers

Toy giveaway for kids having tough Christmas

BoroBeat: Christmas came early for Brooklyn kids missing their families this holiday season. Comment

Slope church welcomes kids with open arms — and open gifts!

BoroBeat: There is no time like the present! Comment

Three-point failed goal: Terriers fall to Manahattan, losing streak hits three

St. Francis tasted its third-straight defeat after a slow start and a 14-point deficit at the half. Comment

Young Eagles still learning to fly: McClancy hands St. Edmund first league loss

High School Sports: St. Edmund got a reminder of how much it must improve to defend its diocesan title. Comment

Pinhead shoots three outside bowling alley

Mill Basin: A gun-wielding guttersnipe opened fire outside of a Strickland Avenue bowling alley in Mill Island, sending three people to area hospitals early Dec. 12. Comment

Festival of headlights! Chabad takes menorahs on Ridge car parade

Bay Ridge: Call it a victory lap. Comment

Street-sign fight after CB2 OKs co-naming for fallen Levin aide

Brooklyn Heights: The panel okayed co-naming a street for Hope Reichbach, who died at age 22, while earlier rejecting a proposal to grant the same honor to a long-serving local black businessman. Comments (13)

School’s out forever: DeBlasio closing three Brooklyn public schools

Class Action: The schools are plagued by low enrollment, poor grades, and violence — but had originally been given longer to turn themselves around. Comment

Mood lighting: Lady Moody Triangle tree illumination brings Christmas spirit despite heat wave

BoroBeat: All they needed to get into the yuletide mood was some unseasonably warm weather. Comment

Lonely on Christmas? You’re invited to this party!

Awesome: Brooklyn Heights resident Sondra Fagen wants to revive her famous Holiday Dinner Group for people who have nowhere to go on Christmas. Comments (1)

Making waves


Listen! Brooklyn Paper Radio team laughs it up with Muslim comedian

Podcast: The laughs just keep on coming when Mo Fathelbab joins Vince and Gersh. Comments (1)

LISTEN! Gersh and Vince chat with R2D2

Podcast: Sure, all the big networks talk with Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher, but we’ve got the real star of the newest “Star Wars” movie — and all the rest of them! Comment
Dining: There is a new suds spot for those with a head for beer! Comments (2)

And so that was Hanukkah


Flicker of hope: Ridge menorah remains lit after vandals strike

Bay Ridge: It was a Hanukkah miracle! Comment

Goooooooal! Your 2015 all-Brookyln boys’ soccer honors

High School Sports: Brooklyn boys’ soccer teams raised the bar this year. Comment

Winning a mater of style for Xaverian

High School Sports: Xaverian’s new roster is bringing a new way to play. Comment
Gerritsen Beach: They’ve declared war on Brooklyn’s ghost ships. Comment
Bay Ridge: The state replaced the Gowanus Expressway’s confusing signs with confusing signs. Go figure. Comments (9)
Changing Brooklyn: It looks like curtains for this theater, but the drama isn’t over yet. Comments (3)
Our pals at Brooklyn Paper have the skinny on the latest wacky idea some Williamsburger baked up. Read more…
The Greatest Story Ever: A Williamsburg comedy club is offering free entry to Muslims — a deal it has dubbed the “Donald Trump Special.” Comments (8)

Stan’s got the Christmas spirit

It’s Only My Opinion: In which our penman and life-long member of God’s Chosen People considers donning a red Santa suit, proposes some creative re-uses for Christmas trees on Dec. 26, and reminds us that the War of the Sexes is way older than the War on Christmas. Comment

Four cut outside of Ridge bar

Bay Ridge: Police arrested a guy who allegedly stabbed four men outside a Bay Ridge bar early Dec. 12. Comment
Sheepshead Bay: But local pols say the idea is all bad. Comment

Officials: Temporary homeless shelter for families may not stay that way

Kensington: A controversial emergency homeless shelter for parents and young kids may end up becoming a more permanent fixture — and potentially a single mens’ facility, officials revealed Thursday. Comments (3)
Class Action: Work is underway, but the city still hasn’t made up its mind whether to build a middle school or elementary school. Comments (10)

One for the books

Brooklyn Heights: The book-lending system and developer agreed to build a larger replacement branch and open a second new library nearby. Comments (19)
Brooklyn Heights: The city’s plan to sell the Brooklyn Heights library so the borough’s book-lending system can pay to fix crumbling branches has limited shelf life, says the city’s top accountant. Comments (2)

Living Room dying: Legendary music venue closing at end of month

Go There Now While You Still Can: Another Williamsburg music venue bites the dust. Comments (3)

Cops seek Ridge bank robber

Bay Ridge: Police want help identifying the guy who robbed an Investors Bank on Third Avenue in Bay Ridge on Dec. 7. Comment
BoroBeat: Cold weather is no match for holiday warmth. Comment
BoroBeat: This tree lighting really had its bases covered. Comment

Santacon will storm Williamsburg this Saturday

Nightlife: The roving bar crawl of Santa suit-clad revelers will descend on McCarren Park and a number of local bars. Comments (1)
Changing Brooklyn: A developer is offering residents of a Heights co-op $75 million to raze the Park Plaza Restaurant and build a 40-story tower. But some inhabitants say it is a raw deal. Comments (10)
Williamsburg: This chef can’t escape the daily grind — and he doesn’t want to! Comments (1)

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