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Event: The season of spooks and spirits is upon us! If you want to survive the upcoming plague of ghouls and zombies, you need a plan! So consult this list of upcoming eerie events, starting 13 days before Halloween. Comment
Event: The Brooklyn housing market is always scary, but at Halloween, the haunted houses become terrifying! Here are three homes haunted by spirits that you can visit during the spooky season. Comment
Music: This trombonist has made some horny music! Comment

Seeking justice for the Justices

For better or worse, Brett Kavanaugh has been sworn in as the 114th Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, after a reputable psychologist, Dr. Christine Ford, charged that he raped her while he was in prep school. It is clear that she passed a polygraph [lie detector] test, but Dr. Ford suffered lapses of memory which hurt her credibility. Comment

Weekend Reads: Booksellers give us their recommendations

Books: Brooklyn booksellers give their top picks for Oct. 20. Comment
The city’s first shelter catering specifically to Muslim women and children experiencing domestic violence opened in Southern Brooklyn in August. The shelter’s director — a Muslim woman herself — said the Asiyah Women’s Center aims to raise awareness about the problem of domestic violence within the Muslim community and support Muslim women in a safe space as they seek to rebuild their lives. Comment
Editor’s Picks: Brooklyn is the place to be! Comment
Bay Ridge: In September and October at Coney Island Hospital, they don’t call the middle day of the week Wednesday — they call it “Pink Wednesday.” Comments (1)

Golden defends staffer with gang ties

Party Line: He’s a Proud Boy and a Golden boy! Comment
Development: The city wants locals to stop taking trash about its newest waste transfer station in Gravesend. Comment

Cycling for a cure: Three Guys from Brooklyn co-owner riding in Bike MS to honor late father

Event: A co-owner of a beloved Brooklyn grocery store is hopping on his bike along with hundreds of other cyclists this Sunday for a 50-mile trek across the city to raise awareness and funds for multiple sclerosis. Comment

Diapers, and onesies, and blankies! Oh My!

Standing O: To raise awareness of the high infant mortality rates in Central Brooklyn moms-to-be were treated to the third “Shower2Empower” baby fest held at the Wyckoff House Museum in East Flatbush. Comment
Fuzzy Brooklyn: It was a procession of paws! Comment
Digital editions: With your Brooklyn Paper, you’ll never have to worry about funding not going toward necessary infrastructure repairs. That’s because we carefully redesign and reformat the Paper every week, making sure you’ll be able to pick it up, fold it over, and even line your birdcage with it! Try doing that with a website! So keep reading us any way you like, and as always, keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Read more…

Talking about sex and booze — with kids and adults — is crucial

Fearless Living: So why don’t we ever do it? Comments (1)

Third suspect identified in violent Marine Park home invasion

Police have identified the third suspect in the violent home invasion that took place in Marine Park on Oct. 8. Comment

Boro goes ‘Clear’: DA expands program offering some suspects caught with drugs counseling instead of possible jail time

Downtown: Many suspects busted on low-level narcotics-possession charges across Kings County will now get a chance to participate in counseling programs in exchange for avoiding community service and potential jail time, according to the borough’s top prosecutor. Comments (2)
Changing Brooklyn: An adored Williamsburg DVD rental-store that in 2012 started serving booze to stay afloat as its core business of loaning flicks fell out of fashion is closing its doors at the end of the month, after more than a decade in the neighborhood. Comments (4)

On BPR: Heights Association brain trust on the destruction of the Promenade

Brooklyn Heights: A pair of Brooklyn Heights civic gurus discussed their ongoing effort to convince officials to do everything they can to avoid turning the Brooklyn Heights Promenade into a highway during the city’s repairs to the Brooklyn–Queens Expressway on the latest episode of Brooklyn Paper Radio. Comments (7)
Windsor Terrace: A plan to transform Windsor Terrace’s Kensington Stables into a swanky new riding facility is at a standstill until the Red Hook concrete tycoon who bought the dilapidated barn ponies up thousands in fines, a Department of Buildings spokesman said. Comments (11)
Brooklyn Heights: The still-shuttered Squibb Bridge connecting its namesake park on Columbia Heights — where Brooklyn Bridge Park bigwigs plan to put a new public pool — and the waterfront green space below will likely remain closed for at least two years, and maybe even longer, according to a local pol. Comments (5)

Canarsie honors one of its bravest sons

He was born a leader, and he died with honor. Comment
Art: It’s a tale of two Syrias. Comment

Man wanted for exposing himself, yelling obscenities at pediatricians’ office

Flatlands: Police are seeking the public’s help to identify a man who allegedly exposed himself and yelled obscenities at a pediatric clinic on Avenue N on Sept. 24. Comment

Hocus Scotus: Bushwick witches will hex Brett Kavanaugh on Saturday

Bushwick: A group of self-proclaimed witches will gather in Bushwick on Saturday to perform what they described as a “punitive” hex on Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, weeks after 50 United States senators voted to confirm him to the nation’s highest court despite multiple women accusing the judge of sexual assault. Comments (8)
Event: They embraced the spirit of the season. Comment
TV: He’s only a few notes from fame. Comment
Williamsburg: Bigwigs at Chase Bank opened a new Williamsburg outpost on Saturday that offers patrons couches to relax on, a space to charge laptops and phones, and free wifi — the latter amenity previously unavailable to customers in the neighborhood, according to the branch’s manager. Comments (3)

Coney Island community board committees vote down proposed Surf Ave. development

Coney Island: It was a vote of nein. Comment

Blogger back in biz: PLG writer returns to website, fires back against racism allegations

Prospect-Lefferts Gardens: A local blogger who recently promised to shut his website down in the face of a public protest over his alleged racism dropped that pledge and returned to posting on his site “Q at Parkside” days after he called it quits. Comments (16)

Tonight: Beep hosting discussion at deli where white woman accused black boy of sexual assault

Bay Ridge: The borough president is urging locals to join him for a conversation about diversity on Monday outside the Ditmas Park deli where a passerby recorded a white woman reporting a black child for allegedly “grabbing her a--” last week. Comments (24)

Police: Driver smashes SUV into parked cars, flips it, then flees D’Park scene

Mean Streets: Cops are looking for the driver of a sport-utility vehicle who on Saturday smashed the car into two others parked on a residential Ditmas Park street, flipping it, and then fled the scene. Comments (8)

Motorist fatally strikes Sheepshead Bay woman

Sheepshead Bay: A motorist fatally struck a Sheepshead Bay woman crossing Nostrand Avenue on Oct. 11. Comment

Split decision: Vote on Downtown tower galvanizes board before majority pans project

Downtown: Community Board 2’s full board last week outright rejected a developer’s request to rezone Fulton Street land in order to erect a 40-story tower — but not before the civic guru who cast the lone vote in favor of the 80 Flatbush megadevelopment when the full board voted against it earlier this year urged his colleagues to follow suit this time around, arguing doing so would at least give the panel a seat at the table for discussions should the project move forward. Comments (4)

Promenade in peril! Mayor says replacing walkway with highway is better option for fixing BQE

Fixing the BQE: Mayor DeBlasio would prefer to turn the Brooklyn Heights Promenade into a speedway for thousands of vehicles to zip through the neighborhood instead of sending that traffic down local streets during the looming repairs to the Brooklyn–Queens Expressway, he announced on Friday. Comments (25)

Police: Guy socks teen girl leaving bodega in broad daylight

Clinton Hill: Cops are hunting for the jerk who socked a teenage girl in the face as she walked out of a Clinton Hill deli on Wednesday. Comments (10)
Breaking Chews: These machines are on a roll! Comments (1)

Burned: Kings Plaza bigwigs slapped with violations for illegally storing unregistered cars in garage

Bay Ridge: Kings Plaza is feeling the heat after last month’s garage fire. Comments (3)

Sheepshead Bay man charged with spree of bodega and gas station robberies

Sheepshead Bay: They’re literally making a federal case of it. Comment
Sunset Park: A team of Frenchmen opened a new indoor soccer facility last month in Sunset Park that boasts ten fields and two rooftop lounges with views of the distant isle of Manhattan. Comment

City sanitation driver cuffed for hitting and killing man while going wrong way on one-way street

Blind Spots: Police arrested a Department of Sanitation driver who hit and killed a man in Crown Heights after turning his city garbage truck the wrong way on a one-way street early Thursday morning. Comments (6)
Clinton Hill: A Brooklyn artist will resubmit his proposal to co-name a Clinton Hill street after the late local hip-hop legend, Christopher “Biggie Smalls” Wallace, at a meeting of Community Board 2’s Transportation Committee next Thursday, according to information from the board. Comments (9)

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