Fight to the finish: Boxing play tries to take Parkinson’s down

Theater: They’re taking a swing against Parkinson’s. Comment

Undercovering the urge to cover up

Rhymes with Crazy: This week, our columnist looks into the growing fashion statement that is covering up. Comments (37)

Readers: ‘Racist’ Shav and ‘shame’ on Courier

Letters: Editor’s note: The following letters are in response to Shavana Abruzzo’s column, “Time for an Islam convention” (A Britisher’s View, Sept. 29). Comment

What to read this week

Books: Brooklyn booksellers give their top picks. Comments (1)

Tom’s plan for cleaning up the cesspool in Albany

Spin Cycle: Look, Albany is corrupt. Everyone knows that. Here’s how to fix it. Comment
Nightlife: We’re keeping you prost-ed! Comments (1)
Editor’s Picks: Drink up! This week, Brooklyn is the Borough of Beer, with special events looking at the past, future, and current state of brewing. Plus Bushwick Open Studios! Comment

Disgracebook! Social network tries to fudge history

A Britisher’s View: Is Facebook trying to rejigger history? Our columnist wants to know. Comment

Gridlock Sam on Brooklyn Paper Radio: Driverless cars are our terrifying future!

Podcast: This week on Brooklyn Paper Radio, the transit guru predicts the future of transportation — and it doesn’t look good. Or does it? (No). Comments (6)
The Greatest Story Ever: There is more than a kernel of truth to this one, experts say. Comments (11)

Dems the rules: More drama from the Democratic County Committee meeting

Party Line: Plus: Democratic Assemblyman Dov Hikind is not ruling out endorsing Donald Trump. Comment

Adopt and be a pet lover

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

Cops collar four in pharmacy robbery

Marine Park: They think the crew may be linked to a string of similar stick-ups in the area. Comment

Dems the rules: More drama from the Democratic County Committee meeting

Party Line: Plus: Democratic Assemblyman Dov Hikind probably endorsing Donald Trump. Read more…

Let me entertain you? Nah. This ‘Gypsy’ doesn’t come up roses

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: As the song says, “you gotta get a gimmick, if you want to get ahead,” and the production of “Gypsy,” running through Oct. 9 at the Gallery Players in Park Slope, really needs a gimmick of its own. Comments (1)

Checkin’ in with … Brooklyn’s first female Hasidic judge

Kensington: Lawyer and Borough Park community activist Rachel “Ruchie” Freier is the new judge for the Fifth Judicial district civil court, which covers Kensington, Windsor Terrace, Sunset Park, and Bay Ridge. Comments (9)
Art: Bushwick Open Studios is burning! Comment

You need a sick day every once in a while

Fearless Living: Stephanie and Oscar are sick, and that’s the perfect time to relax. Comments (1)
Page 1: Call us corny, but we’re still really shucking excited about this and every edition of the Brooklyn Paper, and we’re going to scream about it until we’re a little husk-y. So cover your ears and keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Read more…

Brooklyn is motor city!

Coney Island: They are hot for hot rods! Comment

Care show! Auto event raises $ for cancer research

BoroBeat: They kicked cancer awareness into high gear. Comment

Talking trash

Bow wonder! Cello prodigy plays Red Hook show

Music: Call him Yo Yo Shaw! Comment

Prez debate was a joke

Not for Nuthin’: Jo was not impressed. Comment
Mean Streets: After six years, the critics conceded that it would be impractical to get rid of the lane now. Comments (11)

Park Slope Y celebrates nabe’s newest Americans

Park Slope: There’s coming to America, and then there’s becoming an American. Comments (2)
Brooklyn Heights: Members of the gold-winning team spoke with fans and Olympic hopefuls at St. Francis College. Comment

Nets vets determined to spark success

Brook Lopez and Jeremy Lin are ready to take on the mantle of leadership as the Nets prep for another season on the hardwood. Comment
Coney Island: Team Israel cruised to its first-ever berth at MCU Park this weekend. Comment
Dyker Heights: Locals wanna trash this dumpster. Comment
Bensonhurst: He came to Mapleton’s Roosevelt High School, because it sends a large number of low-income students to city universities. Comment
Awesome: Also, we have awesome photos of alpacas. Comments (6)
Fuzzy Brooklyn: They raised the woof! Comments (1)
BoroBeat: It’s the sweet taste of recognition. Comments (2)
Red Hook: The run retraces the steps of fallen Park Slope firefighter Stephen Siller, who sprinted to the Twin Towers on 9-11. Comments (1)
High School Sports: The plan was simple — convert on offense and hold strong on defense. Comment
High School Sports: Call ‘em the flying Dutchmen. Comment

South Shore’s late-game dramatics pay off

High School Sports: And the rest of your weekly high-school football round-up! Comment
Transit: The city has started handing out fines for driving in the new bus-only lane. Comment
Marine Park: Police are searching for the trio of toughs who robbed four pharmacies of cash and drugs over the last two months. The bandits have made off with more than $1,000 in cash and $4,000 in prescription pills, officials said. Comment
Williamsburg: What a mess-erole! Comments (5)
Mill Basin: It was the father of all school parties! Comment

Hotels to homeless shelters

Sunset Parkers livid about shelters taking over area inns

Sunset Park: They’ve got serious reservations. Comments (4)
Sunset Park: Hotels in sunset Park are turning into homeless shelters as quickly as they can be built. Comments (6)

Go go gadgets! NYU Tandon opens high-tech engineering workshop

Class Action: There is an earthquake machine, 3D printers, laser cutters and more. Comment

Stan takes a swipe at Hillary

It’s Only My Opinion: Also bagels are very dangerous. Comment
Marine Park: Break out the skates and head out to the ice — Brooklyn is now hockey town. Comment
Canarsie: But it may take a while. Comment
Bay Ridge: A Bay Ridge pre-teen is using golf to overcome autism. Comment

Brooklyn Democratic Party boss delays transparency, ethics reforms

Party Line: He used a loophole reformers were trying to close. Comment

Brooklyn Democratic Party boss delays transparency, ethics reforms

Party Line: And he did it by using a loophole the reformers are trying to close. Read more…

Tenants demand rent freeze, affordable housing at Downtown rally

Brooklyn Is Angry: They held a “funeral procession” mourning the sad state of the city’s housing stock. Comments (15)
Transit: Just don’t expect it anytime soon. Read more at Read more…
Health: Olympic gold medal gymnast Dominique Dawes swung into PS 6 to talk to fifth-graders about health and exercise on Sept. 21. Comments (1)

Where to rock out in the Ridge this weekend!

Bay Ridge Nights: Bay Ridge is pumping up the volume with a jam-packed weekend of live music, and has the scoop! Read more…
Podcast: Do the owners of two of Brooklyn’s most renowned breweries drink Budweiser? Find out on this week’s Brooklyn Paper Radio! Comments (2)

Teen found dead in LIU bathroom stall

Downtown: Police found the 19-year-old Bronx resident on Wednesday evening. Comments (3)

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