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Soy meats world: Vegan burger joint opens Brooklyn outpost

Dining: It’s time to veg out! Comment

Think twice: Library hosts second annual philosophy night

Event: Marx your calendar! Comment

Twisted sisters: ‘Ladyweirdo’ show celebrates freaky females

Nightlife: They are letting their freak flags fly! Comments (1)

Tax bill is not really so taxing

The Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017 focuses on the economy and on jobs by giving corporations tax breaks that allow them to expand and hire. Coupled with other legislation that severely curtails nonsense regulations, the Act will improve the economy. Comment
Editor’s Picks: This week we’ve got comedy queens, angry androids, puppet presenters, and much more! Brooklyn is the place to be! Comment

Rock and run in the Ridge!

Bay Ridge Nights: The rock is on stage and on screen in Bay Ridge this weekend! Comment

Police looking for suspect in five armed robberies across Bensonhurst and Gravesend

Bensonhurst: Police are trying to identify a man they suspect took part in a string of gunpoint robberies across Bensonhurst and Gravesend this month. Comment

Hear it! Tabor Court resident wants to stop development at Angel Guardian home

Podcast: Pauline “Doll” Castagna joins Vince to talk about her plans for the largest development site in Southern Brooklyn! Comments (1)

Local senior adopts kitten born at Angel Guardian home

Dyker Heights: This little furball is the last orphan to be adopted from the Angel Guardian home. Comment
Downtown: Long Island University will rake in $41 million — and get a new building with a parking garage and outdoor sports fields on top — just for letting a developer build a 34-story skyscraper on the site of the campus’s current athletic center. Comments (1)

Still right by his side

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie survives her youngest son’s skiing accident. Comment

Art and space

Truth and nail: Artist opens confessional nail salon installation

Art: She’s nailing down answers. Comment

Making room: Group provides exhibit space for local artists

Art: Empty buildings are her canvas. Comment

Grimm vs. Donovan GOP primary will put Brooklyn in spotlight

The Right View: The GOP primary between Michael Grimm and Congressman Dan Donovan in Bay Ridge’s 11th Congressional District is shaping up to be a referendum of “Trumpism,” and the general election should be a bellweather for the entire country in the upcoming mid-term elections that will determine control of the House of Representatives. Comment

Snowed in! Local say Avenue U lost two lanes after plowing

A poor plow job after this month’s bomb cyclone created a major traffic bottleneck in Marine Park along Avenue U between the neighborhood’s eponymous green space and the Salt Marsh Nature Center. Comment

Coney Island Assembly seat may be up for grabs

Party Line: It’s a hot seat! Comment
Standing O: Here’s to the Curvy Girls, an International Scoliosis Support Group that staged a very successful fund-raising fashion show for young girls living with scoliosis. Comment
Digital editions: If tomorrow’s your birthday, your pals at The Brooklyn Paper see no reason to wait a whole 24 hours to send best wishes! So happy birthday to all the sons of editors celebrating their 11th big day on Friday! Oh, and if your birthday was on Tuesday, happy 28th birthday! Stay cool foverver, and keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Read more…
Coney Island: Coney Island’s assemblywoman must resign after the Feds charged her with stealing thousands of dollars from the city and federal storm-recovery agencies, locals demand. Comment
Bay Ridge: They call her a “super super.” Comment
Brooklyn Heights: The Brooklyn Heights state senator tells us his plans to speed up the Brooklyn–Queens Expressway’s repairs, minimize development in parkland, and curry favor with the Brooklynites he now represents. Comments (3)
Greenwood Heights: A monument the mayor banished from a city park will be relocated to Green-Wood Cemetery at the request of the private burial ground’s president, who believes the sculpture’s artistic and historical merits are worth preserving. Comments (3)
Fort Greene: Brooklynites flooded a Fort Greene theater on Monday to honor the late Martin Luther King, Jr. at an annual tribute that adopted a more critical tone this year as local leaders vowed to overcome the racist rhetoric spewed from the White House. Comment
Greenpoint: The district attorney let the garbage-truck driver who hit and killed a 27-year-old cyclist in Greenpoint last July off the hook because investigators’ nearly six-month probe lacked enough evidence to arrest him, a spokesman for the top prosecutor said. Comments (18)
Coney Island: Landlords caught illegally dumping 200,000 gallons of raw sewage every day into Coney Island Creek got off with just a slap on the wrist — a paltry $400,000 fine — when they should have been forced to pay millions for the fetid waterway’s cleanup, locals demanded this week. Comment

Season’s beatings: Villains attack man with vehicle, hammer, and rod on Christmas Day

Williamsburg: Two brutes bludgeoned a man with a hammer and metal rod after a third hit the guy with the swines’ car in Williamsburg on Christmas Day, cops said. Comments (1)

More time on earth: Sunset Park church’s teardown delayed until later this year

Sunset Park: Developers postponed the demolition of a more-than-century-old Sunset Park church that was slated to be razed last year through at least this summer, according to the project manager for the affordable-housing builder working on the site. Comments (3)
Flatlands: A fire ripped through a car wash in Flatlands on Jan. 13, but didn’t injure anyone. Comment
Wild Brooklyn: A park worker rescued three young swans from Prospect Park Lake early Sunday morning after plummeting temperatures incited a flash freeze that trapped the cygnets in ice. Comments (3)

Councilman arrested in immigration protest

A Brooklyn councilman was among more than a dozen arrested last week during a protest in Manhattan against the detention of a prominent immigrants’ rights activist. Comment
Bushwick: Reporting live, it’s youngsters from PS 145! Comment
Red Hook: Gov. Cuomo’s call to develop Red Hook by kicking out a shipping terminal and bringing a new subway stop could double the size of Brooklyn’s Front Yard, engineers pushing a similar plan for the nabe told The Brooklyn Paper. Comments (16)

Blaze guts Canarsie home

Blaze guts Canarsie home

Canarsie: A house fire ignited by a space heater ripped through a Canarsie home on Jan.9, injuring three people, one critically. Comment
Brooklyn Heights: This green space is turning blue. Comments (15)

Look out below: Book claims cops most likely to cuff fare jumpers at stations in black nabes

Bedford-Stuyvesant: This book tells black commuters what to know before they go. Comments (10)

Cops hunt for trio suspected in five robberies

Sheepshead Bay: Police are hunting for three individuals in connection to a string of five robberies between October and January, some involving violent assaults, in Madison and Sheepshead Bay. Comment
Nightlife: Go from happy hour to happy little trees! Comment

Subterranean savior: Do-gooder stops tech-seeking teen’s subway-station assault, police say

Park Slope: A good Samaritan stopped a teen fiend from beating another young man for his cellphone inside Park Slope’s Seventh Avenue subway station on Jan. 6, cops said. Comment

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