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Dead of night: ‘Nightfall’ brings surprises to Green-Wood Cemetery

Event: They’re taking a leap in the dark. Comment

Donuts? Yes, do! Drafthouse now offers donuts for dessert

The Best Thing We Ate This Week: The food at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is much better than it needs to be. Comments (8)

Overnight-time not right time to park trucks

I have been watching News12 Brooklyn. The segment on commercial vehicles parking overnight on residential streets was of particular interest. Comment

Weekend Reads: Booksellers give us their recommendations

Books: Brooklyn booksellers give their top picks for Oct. 6. Comment
Editor’s Picks: This week we’ve got waterfront wonders, ditties about Dungeons & Dragons, a film festival, and much more! Brooklyn is the place to be! Comment

Dropping anchor: Knicks star docking yacht at Brooklyn marina

Mill Basin: He makes a living at the World’s Most Famous Arena, but starting this season, Lance Thomas of the New York Knicks will be spending some leisure time at Brooklyn’s most famous marina. Comment
Standing O: Hey, kids! Put on your thinking caps and get thee to this fun and competitive Spelling Bee, hosted by the Temple of Restoration’s Helping Hands Ministry on Oct. 6 from 6 pm to 8 pm. Comment

Testing the waters: Coney Islanders demand city include nabe’s in ferry expansion study

Coney Island: They’ll fight for a ferry — come hell or high water. Comment
Digital editions: In case you haven’t noticed, the Paper dedicates ample column space to suds of all sorts on an almost weekly basis. Why, you ask? It likes beer! And it’s certainly had a few over the years, but who hasn’t? Sure, sometimes it can have too many, but that’s what beer does to you — leaves you wanting more. What’s so wrong with that? If loving beer is wrong, the Paper doesn’t want to be right. (Did it mention it likes beer?) Keep sippin’ — responsibly! — and hustlin’, Brooklyn! Read more…
Dance: They’re treading the cardboards! Comment

No words: Driver who killed kids in Slope, now free on bail, silent after latest court hearing

Blind Spots: The driver who struck and killed two children in Park Slope in March returned to Supreme Court on Wednesday for a hearing she later walked out of as a free woman after making bail last month — but refused to answer questions while leaving the Jay Street courthouse. Comments (20)
Park Slope: The owners of a Park Slope mom-and-pop optometry shop shut the spot down last month after losing too many customers to online and chain retailers that they claimed snagged their clients even without providing the type of quality service the local operation built a reputation for during its nearly three-decade run. Comments (10)

City extends deadline for comments on House of D expansion scheme by two weeks

Boerum Hill: Officials are giving locals more time to provide written comments on the city’s plan to replace Atlantic Avenue’s House of Detention with a jail eight times its size, setting a new Oct. 29 deadline for feedback. Comment
Bensonhurst: He got the governor’s seal of approval. Comment

Canvas complete: Artist wraps months-long mural project at P’Heights school

Prospect Heights: A local street artist turned the exterior walls of a Prospect Heights elementary school into his latest canvas, recruiting students and fellow creators to paint dozens of murals on the learning house that he said improve the minds of its pupils as much as anything they might learn inside. Comment
DUMBO: These elephants caught some air! Comment
Transit: Southern Brooklyn may have a faster way across town. Comment
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Crown Heights: Thousands of spicy-food fans filled the Brooklyn Botanic Garden on Saturday for its 26th-annual Chile Pepper Festival, where the event’s pairing of zesty cuisine with sizzling musical sounds kept attendees fired up all day long. Comment
Breaking Chews: A food stand hawking bites for breakfast, lunch, and dinner opened in Downtown’s Albee Square on Monday, offering locals who live and work in the neighborhood a new spot to snag grab-and-go grub. Comments (14)

Cops searching for brute who broke guy’s nose in assault at The Woods

Williamsburg: Police are hunting for some bruiser who pummeled a guy and broke his nose inside The Woods bar in Williamsburg last month. Comments (4)
Changing Brooklyn: A crowd of nature lovers stormed a recent City Planning Commission meeting to pan a developer’s request to rezone land near the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, claiming the 20-story towers the builder wants to erect would cast harmful shadows over the green space — but those who spoke out against the project did not include anyone from the horticultural museum itself. Comments (17)

Political novice wins Dem nod for Coney Assembly seat in primary upset

Bay Ridge: It’s officially an upset. Comments (3)
Event: They went gold for their girl. Comment

Sheepshead Bay senior found dead in Jamaica Bay

Sheepshead Bay: A Sheepshead Bay man was found dead in the water of Jamaica Bay on Sept. 30. Comment

Coney Islanders blast developers’ plan to oust residents from at least 28 units for new Surf Ave. project

Coney Island: Coney Islanders blasted plans for a Surf Avenue development that would displace residents of at least 28 apartments. Comment

Midwood man charged with defrauding investors with Ponzi scheme

Midwood: A Midwood man was arraigned on Sept. 26 on charges of defrauding investors with a Ponzi scheme by allegedly soliciting more than $1.25 million from at least 14 customers despite being banned for life from commodities trading. Comment

Busted: Cops arrest upstate shooting suspect near Park Slope

Police have apprehended a man who was wanted for the attempted murder of several police officers upstate and an armed robbery in Bay Ridge. Comment

East Midwood man charged with throwing 4-year-old brother off roof

Midwood: A man has been charged with second degree murder for allegedly throwing his 4-year-old brother off the roof of an East Midwood apartment block on Sept. 29. Comment
Party Line: The twice-yearly Kings County Democratic County Committee meeting on Sept. 27 descended into chaos amid boos and shouts of “Shame!” when its chairman again pulled out handfuls of proxies from his back pocket to overrule the hundreds of rank-and-file members who packed the room — a tactic used all too often by the party machine to prevent much-needed reforms, especially during a time when democracy is being challenged across the country, according to one county committee member. Comment
Downtown: A bullet struck a guy after at least one gunman opened fire at the corner of Pearl and Willoughby streets on Monday afternoon, according to a witness. Comments (25)
Red Hook: More than 30,000 do-gooders from around the world descended on Red Hook on Sunday for a 5k walk-run fund-raiser that honored those firefighters and other rescuers who lost their lives responding to the 9-11 attacks 17 years ago. Comments (7)

Rail cool: City unveils renderings for Hook’s first skate park

Red Hook: City parks bigwigs revealed plans for Red Hook’s inaugural skate park to civic gurus at a recent community-board meeting, where members agreed the tubular makeover of Harold Ickes Playground’s current blacktop ball field will be totally radical. Comment
Red Hook: A woman passed out at Red Hook’s Brooklyn Crab restaurant and later died on Friday. Comments (12)

Quest for Ruth: Beep wants Downtown building named for Justice Ginsburg

Downtown: He’s down with RBG! Comments (23)
Prospect-Lefferts Gardens: Kings Theatre brass transformed a little-used patio outside the famed venue into a vendor-stocked gathering place where ticket holders to select fall shows can grab a bite or a drink before and after the main event. Comments (1)

Driver fatally strikes Bath Beach man crossing street a block from his home

Mean Streets: A driver hit and killed an 87-year-old Bath Beach man who was crossing the street just a block from his home on Sept. 27. Comments (2)

Arrest in Flatlands murder

Flatlands: Police have arrested a suspect in a Sept. 23 murder in Flatlands. Comment

Brighton Beach hero gets Beep’s “Heroes of the Month” award

Brighton Beach: He’s one of the borough’s true heroes! Comment

Getting Gaelic: Brooklynites fête Irish culture at Coney Island’s 37th-annual Great Irish Fair

Event: Call it the luck of the Irish. Comment
Event: Brooklyn Botanic Garden bigwigs are inviting locals to spice up their weekend by savoring zesty snacks, sizzling-hot musical acts, and pepper-themed art at the green space’s annual Chile Pepper Festival on Sept. 29. Comments (4)
Fixing the BQE: Transit officials must keep their hands off Brooklyn Heights’s beloved Promenade and return to the drawing board with their plan for rerouting Brooklyn–Queens Expressway traffic during the looming repairs to its triple cantilever, hundreds of fired-up residents demanded at the first of several public meetings about the job on Thursday. Comments (30)

Councilman announces kosher and halal school-lunch pilot program

Sheepshead Bay: Some students will be able to have halal and kosher school lunches soon. Comment

First new library in almost 40 years coming to Dumbo

Awesome: Read all about it! Comments (3)

East New York man charged with three-day hate-crime spree

Crime: An East New York man has been charged with terrorizing three people with anti-white hate crimes. Comment

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