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Friends with privileges: Childhood pals host ‘Brown Privilege’ comedy show

Rimshot: It’s time to check your Privilege! Comment
Shopping: Talk about a stacked deck! Comment

That’s a wrap! This next big food is delicious!

Rhymes with Crazy: This week, Lenore wraps it up and serves it to you. Comments (1)

Pol needs to read his history

Letters: A reader reacts to a letter from Bay Ridge’s Coucnilman. Comment

What to read this week

Books: Brooklyn booksellers give their top picks. Comment

The life and death of a once-great newspaper

Spin Cycle: The New York Observer was a great read — in print. Comment
Editor’s Picks: ’Tis the season for going out! Bask in holiday concerts, dance shows, and a tribute to those two wise men: Hall & Oates. Brooklyn is the place to be! Comment

’Tis the season to rock the Ridge

Bay Ridge Nights: Bay Ridge is overflowing with Christmas cheer! Comment

Songs of freedom: Concert celebrates 25 years of independence from Soviet Union

Music: These old sweet songs keep Georgia — and Ukraine — on her mind. Comment

Staffer claims Gentile made fun of his Asperger’s syndrome

Party Line: A former staffer is suing Councilman Vincent Gentile (D–Bay Ridge), alleging the lawmaker harassed him for his Apserger’s syndrome. Comment
BoroBeat: They waived their right to remain silent! Comment

Staffer claims Ridge Councilman made fun of his autism

Party Line: A former staffer is suing Councilman Vincent Gentile, alleging the lawmaker harassed him for his Apserger’s Syndrome. Read more…

Cheap chow

Art of the meal: Park Slope gallery showcases free food

Art: Soup’s on display! Comment

Caffeine free: Artist opens cash-optional coffee shop in Williamsburg

Dining: He’s brewing up a statement! Comments (7)

Snipping the blue ribbon on children’s programming

Standing O: The new Wyckoff Cornerstone Program, opened by HeartShare St. Vincent’s Services, will provide a safe place for youth Downtown. Comment
Digital editions: In this week’s former Brooklyn Paper reporter profile, we turn the time machine dial back to the early teens, when we tried something different: hire a reporter with experience working at a local paper. That reporter was Natalie O’Neill an Emmerson College grad who spent more than two years at the Miami News Times in some place called “Florida,” which is apparently near Cuba. In those halcyon days when our newsroom was stocked with talent, O’Neill was immediately put on the all-important “bike lanes and goose” beat in Park Slope and did well, but didn’t really hit her stride until she began working with last week’s profilee, Ben Muessig. With too many great stories to count, it’s clear she always kept hustlin’, Brooklyn. Read more…
Sunset Park: A massive sinkhole nearly swallowed a school bus on 23rd Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues on Dec. 6. Comments (1)
Georgetown: The Georgetown community came together on Monday night to light candles and offer words of hope and prayer for the slain New York City Corrections Officer Alastasia Bryan, who was shot and killed while off duty in her car on Dec. 4. Comment
Bay Ridge: It’s a beloved holiday tradition. Comment

Checkin’ in with: Incoming Kensington Assemblyman Robert Carroll

Kensington: We check in on his plans for his first term — including when he’ll finally learn to drive. Comments (1)
Transit: The state must put the brakes on a plan to ban turns on portions of Ocean Parkway, drivers are demanding. Comments (21)

Jo remembers ‘Jersey Shore’

Not for Nuthin’: After all the political mumbo jumbo of the last 18 months, I thought I might take a foray into fluff and share thoughts on something less controversial — so here goes. Comment
Islanders big names Clark Gillies, Bobby Nystrom, and Butch Goring returned to the ice in Prospect Park on Dec. 5. Comment

Vikings’ ‘D’ conquers Francis Lewis in city title rematch

High School Sports: South Shore’s defense was in total shutdown mode on Dec. 5, sparking the Lady Vikings to a 68-30 victory over Francis Lewis. Comment

The last word

Go There Now While You Still Can: That’s all she wrote. Comments (6)

Six other indie bookstores near BookCourt

Six other indie bookstores near BookCourt

Books: You don’t have to resign yourself to Barnes and Noble! Comments (1)
Park Slope: He flew off the handle and threatened to batter an employee. Comments (1)
Windsor Terrace: Hate has gone underground. Comments (20)
Downtown: And we’ve got photos of the big reveal! Comments (8)
BoroBeat: It’s a beloved holiday tradition. Comment
Dining: This market is almost ready for the check-out lane. Comment
High School Sports: It felt like deja vu — and it didn’t feel good. Comment
He was always a winner — until he came to Rutgers. Comment

Holding on: Loughlin boys hoops escapes with slim win in opener

Clinton Hill: Bishop Loughlin hung on for a 95–87 victory over All Hallows in the team’s season-opener on Dec. 2, but the Lions weren’t pleased with their defensive effort down the stretch. Comment

Overdue notice: Brighton Breach library’s reopening delayed

Brighton Beach: This library is way past its return date. Comment
Bay Ridge: A bigot allegedly told the decorated native New Yorker and her teenage son to “go back to your country.” Comments (16)
Changing Brooklyn: They’re taking the Law into their own lands! Comments (3)

Beloved holiday traditions

BoroBeat: It’s a beloved holiday tradition. Comment
Sunset Park: It’s a beloved holiday tradition. Comment
Sunset Park: The Department of Homeless Services repeatedly lied about its role, state records and local leaders indicate. Comment
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A very special Brooklyn Paper Radio: Gersh breaks up — and breaks down

Podcast: On this week’s edition, a revolving door of “experts” coach Gersh on how to love — and be loved. Comments (1)
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Broken main floods Seventh Avenue

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Broken main floods Seventh Avenue

Bay Ridge: On the first day this week that we didn’t get any rain. Comment
BoroBeat: It’s a beloved holiday tradition. Comment

Oh brother

Landlords in the Crosshairs: They’d be in the slammer if they were low-income people of color, says the lawyer for one victim. Comments (57)

The slum rap: How the Israel bros harassed low-income tenants out

The slum rap: How the Israel bros harassed low-income tenants out

Landlords in the Crosshairs: Pitbulls in the hall, sledgehammer-wielding goons, and smashing up kitchens. Comments (5)
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Police: Guy groped, kissed lady in Jay Street-MetroTech elevator

Downtown: The whole thing was caught on camera. Comments (5)

Malliotakis threatens to sue city over IDNYC records

Party Line: Council Speaker Melissa Mark Viverito says “Bring it.” Read more…

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