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Mummies are daddies: Ancient Egyptian women became men, says exhibit

Art: For this afterlife, it’s no girls allowed! Comment

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Bar back: Sycamore installs heated cabin for winter

Nightlife: Come on back, the winter’s fine! Comment

Now I can’t wait to get bit by a scorpion!

Rhymes with Crazy: Lenore learns a lot about the eight-legged freaks! Comments (5)
Editor’s Picks: It’s cold outside, but that won’t stop Brooklynites from heading out to enjoy Krampusfest, fairy tale detectives, and the dulcet tones of Gilbert Gottfried! Brooklyn is the place to be! Comment

Bay Ridge’s holly jolly weekend!

Bay Ridge Nights: The holiday cheer just keeps on coming! Comment
Dining: These aren’t your bubbe’s latkes! Comment

Just a facade: Homeowner keeps fudging permits to build McMansion, neighbors say

Marine Park: The city must crack down on a Marine Parker who is repeatedly violating the rules as he builds an addition on his Kimball Street home, neighbors are demanding. Comment

Gatling is first to announce DA bid

Party Line: Plus, see which 2017 Council hopefuls got write-in votes in the election last month. Comment

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O: Hundreds of toys were collected for boys and girls in need at the annual toy drive, organized by Bay Improvement Group. Comment

Or: How Stephanie Thompson’s teenage son learned to stop rebelling and love the mom-time

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie’s teenage son learns to go with the flow. Comment
Digital editions: In this week’s former Brooklyn Paper reporter profile, we break with tradition and honor a journalist who is very much still on the payroll, Moses Jefferson. An eternally fresh-faced go-getter of unknown origins, no one can quite remember when he started writing for the Brooklyn Paper, but we certainly can’t imagine him ever stopping. Who could forget his big scoop on Prospect Park’s rehabilitated red-tailed hawk or the time he blew the lid off the return of notorious PTA thief “Mom-strocity”? No one who read those fine pieces of American journalism, that’s for sure. So keep an eye out for this kid — we think he’s got a real future in the biz, because he always keeps hustlin’, Brooklyn. Read more…
Downtown plan: Almost 1,000 new hotel rooms have opened Downtown over the past two years. Comments (7)

Coney Islanders push back against planned shelter, citing land’s possible contamination

Coney Island: The city must conduct full-scale environmental tests on the proposed site of a homeless shelter in Coney Island, locals are demanding. Comment
Cinema: See “Star Wars” like you’ve never seen it before — just like the writer! Comment

Good golly, miss trolley

Sunset Park: They’re calling it a streetcar named displacement. Comments (18)
Sunset Park: He says the city used his critique out of context in a promotional video — making it look like he supported the very plan he is fighting against. Comments (10)

Embry-no! Frozen baby battle utterly childish

Not for Nuthin’: And our columnist cannot keep all her questions on ice! Comment
Development: It’s an effort to chip away at the more than 2,600 seats needed to reverse overcrowding in the district. Comment
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Young kids beat and rob man in Fort Greene

Fort Greene: One of the kids was 8 or 9 years old, police said. Comments (1)
Boro of Nerds: Park Slope’s gaming scene just entered a new dimension! Comments (1)
Williamsburg: A pack of yahoos broke a religious statue while trying to pose for selfies outside a Williamsburg church on Saturday night, police say. Comments (4)
Marine Park: It’s a beloved holiday tradition! Comment
Bay Ridge: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority must fix a 50-year-old typo, according to area pols. Comments (13)
Flatbush: It’s a beloved holiday tradition! Comment
High School Sports: Brooklyn didn’t bring home any championships this season, but Kings County was full of talent this fall. So, here they are, the best and brightest of boys soccer. Comment
Fort Greene: Long Island University wrapped up a month-long road trip with a pair of disappointing losses, but the Blackbirds regained their footing with a victory over St. John’s at Barclays Center on Dec. 11. Comment

Destiny fulfilled: South Shore star commits to UMass

High School Sports: She’s ready for fresh air, wide-open spaces, and a brand-new basketball challenge. Comment
High School Sports: The comeback came up short. Comment
Crown Heights: Basketball literally saved his life. Comment
Bay Ridge: They say the city isn’t doing enough, and they want to help. Comment

News about Jews

Prospect Heights: It is the world’s largest menorah no more-a! Comments (8)
Dining: It’s a meat-zvah! Comments (1)
Marine Park: It’s beloved holiday tradition! Comment
Sunset Park: Locals can weigh in on the mayor’s proposed $2.5-billion, Sunset Park-to-Queens streetcar project at a meeting in Sunset Park tonight. Comments (8)
Georgetown: Police have released stark video depicting the shooting death of corrections officer Alastasia Bryan in the hopes someone can identify the gunman and his accomplice. Comment
Coney Island: The designation would trigger a massive clean-up. Comment
Podcast: Plus: a scintillating story about garbage! Comment
Williamsburg: A construction worker died after plummeting two stories from a building at the old Domino Sugar factory on the Williamsburg waterfront on Friday morning, according to police. Comments (10)
Bensonhurst: A Bensonhurst basketball player with one leg is going out on a limb to show that players with prostheses can ball with the best of ’em by playing on a team composed entirely of amputees. Comment
Transit: A Metropolitan Transportation Authority honcho emphatically denies that the agency only reports hateful graffiti on its property to the police if it is difficult to remove — saying the agency’s policy is to report anything that could be considered offensive to police and immediately scrub it off — contradicting what an agency spokesman told this paper on Monday after someone scrawled “F--- Allah” on the Fort Hamilton Parkway F stop. Comments (3)
Coney Island: The city will host a meeting tonight about a controversial homeless shelter planned for Neptune Avenue. Comment

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