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Monday, Dec. 28, 2015

Your definitive guide to Brooklyn’s New Year’s Eve events

Nightlife: Make this the best New Year’s ever! Comment

Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015

Submersive theater: Theater piece performed in a bathtub

Theater: She is really cleaning up her act! Comments (2)

Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015

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

Friday, Dec. 18, 2015

Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

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

Bell weather: Winter music festival rings up Dumbo

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! Comment

Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015

It’s a Go-wanus! State fixes confusing expressway signs

Bay Ridge: Call it an express fix. Comments (1)

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)

Heart of barkness: ‘Goths for Dogs’ benefits canine rescue groups

Music: Bring on the bow-wow-haus! Comment

Learning to love and let go

Fearless Parenting: 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

Council approves Brooklyn Heights library sale

Brooklyn Heights: Book it in. Comments (2)

The Force is with The Brooklyn Paper!

Page 1: 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... Comment

Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015

Cobble Hill dentist advertises ‘hand-crafted fillings, artisanal Invisalign’

Cobble Hill: A previous sandwich board promoted “Gluten-free crowns baked fresh daily.” Comment

Appetite for construction! Settlement House sells recipe book to fund new building

Williamsburg: They’re braising the roof! Comment

Building brunch: Morning workshop has booze and crafts

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

Express denial: Transit Authority dismisses pol’s call for R Train audit, express service

Bay Ridge: They told him to take a hike. Comments (11)

Police: Help us catch creep who stalked teen girl

Fort Greene: Look who’s stalking now. Comment

Ice try! ‘Longest skating conga line’ record attempt is a bust

Prospect-Lefferts Gardens: They got lost in the shuffle! Comment

Winter heartwarmers

Toy giveaway for kids having tough Christmas

Bedford-Stuyvesant: Christmas came early for Brooklyn kids missing their families this holiday season. Comment

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

Park Slope: There is no time like the present! Comment

Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015

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

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. With audio … 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! With audio … Comment

Tie one on! Strong Rope Brewery opens Gowanus tap room

Dining: There is a new suds spot for those with a head for beer! Comments (2)

And so that was Hanukkah

The frozen people: Islanders celebrate Hanukkah with menorah made of ice

Prospect Heights: Call it a hockey shtick! Comments (2)

Flicker of hope: Ridge menorah remains lit after vandals strike

Bay Ridge: It was a Hanukkah miracle! Comment

Monday, Dec. 14, 2015

Gowanus Distressway: Signs still wack after promised fix

Bay Ridge: The state replaced the Gowanus Expressway’s confusing signs with confusing signs. Go figure. Comments (9)

Theater lobby: More protests planned for Slave before demolition

Changing Brooklyn: It looks like curtains for this theater, but the drama isn’t over yet. Comments (3)

New B’Heights preschool will have in-house animals, visiting goats

Fuzzy Brooklyn: Talk about farm to table! Comment

Dump on Trump: Williamsburg comedy club offering free entry to Muslims

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)

Friday, Dec. 11, 2015

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)

Schoolhouse block! Still no lesson plan for Atlantic Yards school

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

Levin votes to sell Brooklyn Heights library

Brooklyn Heights: The book-lending system and developer agreed to build a larger replacement branch and open a second new library nearby. Comments (19)

Comptroller: Selling off libraries is not a sustainable solution

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)

Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015

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)

Cadman Plaza residents: Proposed tower would kill views, home values

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)

Killer cereal: Williamsburg bakery grinds own flour in giant mill

Williamsburg: This chef can’t escape the daily grind — and he doesn’t want to! Comments (1)

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