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It’s is Election Day! Get out and vote!

Perspective: We know, we know. We said we weren’t going to do this. But here goes… Get out and vote! Comments (19)

Race spotlight: Marty Golden vs. Andrew Gounardes

Bay Ridge: Golden, the eight-term Republican incumbent, will face off against Democratic candidate Andrew Gounardes for the second time, after beating him back in 2012. Comments (9)

Race spotlight: Mathylde Frontus vs. Steven Saperstein

Bay Ridge: Frontus and Saperstein are battling to claim an Assembly seat tainted by the corruption of disgraced former Assemblywoman Pamela Harris. Comment

Race spotlight: Dan Donovan vs. Max Rose

Bay Ridge: Trump-endorsed Republican incumbent Dan Donovan, the only GOP congressmember from New York City, faces a close race against his Democratic challenger Max Rose. Comments (7)

Race spotlight: Zellnor Myrie vs. Jesse Hamilton

Crown Heights: State Sen. Jesse Hamilton is heading into this year’s general election on the back foot, after Democratic voters awarded the blue party’s nomination to political newcomer Zellnor Myrie in September’s primary. Comments (2)

Race spotlight: Brian Kavanagh vs. Anthony Arias vs. Stuart Avrick

Brooklyn Heights: Republican challenger Anthony Arias and Conservative challenger Stuart Avrick are looking to unseat the freshman incumbent, Democrat Brian Kavanagh, who switched houses after a January special election that put him in Albany’s upper chamber. Comment

Top of the ballot races

Politics: The victors of these races will not only govern over your neck of the woods, but the entire state. Comment

More ballot battles: A nabe by nabe primer on general-election races

Politics: The incumbents in these races, all Democrats, enjoy relatively strong support in the borough, but they will nonetheless face challenges from hopefuls at the ballot box. Comment

Running unopposed: Incumbents set to return to office

Politics: These federal and state pols will almost certainly stay in office for another term, as they face no contests for their seats. Comments (2)

Fix transit now, chase upgrades later

Today’s papers are carrying dire predictions by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman, Joe Lhota, that the MTA is in such a financial hole, not even the much touted congestion pricing would be able to bail it out. In addition he stated that there must be a massive state and city tax increase or other gargantuan flow of cash to keep the systems afloat. Comment
Editor’s Picks: This week we’ve got a book bash, an art extravaganza, a pop princess, and much more! Brooklyn is the place to be! Comment

Hunting monsters: Nazi hunter to give talk at Manhattan Beach Jewish Center

Bay Ridge: One of the world’s foremost Nazi hunters is returning to his native borough for a talk in Manhattan Beach on Nov. 18. Comment
Fuzzy Brooklyn: The nation’s largest domestic-abuse shelter built to accommodate humans and their pets debuted in Kings County on Tuesday, sparing women and families the grief of having to choose between a roof over their head, or keeping a beloved companion at their side, according to an abuse victim. Comments (4)

Fine job by the Finest

Fine job by the Finest

Standing O: Three cheers to New York Police Department Transit District 30 Officers Charles Edwards and Damion Graham, as well as the Interfaith Emergency Medical Team at Interfaith Medical Center. New York’s Finest and first line medical treatment professionals were feted at a reception hosted by the hospital and the Municipal Credit Union for saving the life of a 1-year-old suffering a seizure. Comment

Fun-raising! Comics raise cash for Haiti

Event: The joke’s on Haiti. Comments (3)
Health: These noted doctors are ready to see Brooklyn! Comments (2)
Health: These noted doctors are ready to see Brooklyn! Comment
Digital editions: It spent so much time putting its getup together this year, buying gallons of black ink to make the headlines as bold as can be, a top-of-the-line printer to ensure the crispest of colors in its photos, and the latest edition of Merriam Webster’s dictionary to brush up on the many words it covered itself in. Not surprisingly, some youngsters had no idea what it dressed as. A magazine, they wondered. Close, but not qute. A newspaper, of course! Because your classic broadsheet never goes out of style — on Halloween, or any day of the year. Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Read more…
Sunset Park: Cops are hunting for three goons who they suspect brutally beat a 19-year-old in Sunset Park on Oct. 8, leaving him bloodied and stealing his backpack. Comments (13)

Hate in Heights: Swastikas, racial slur scrawled on five buildings, police say

Brooklyn Heights: Cops are looking for the vile vandal who on Tuesday night scrawled several swastikas on the exterior of four Brooklyn Heights buildings, and wrote a racist slur on the steps of separate residence nearby. Comments (6)

Top cop apologizes to P’Park rape victim roughly 25 years after attack

Park Slope: The city’s top cop on Oct. 28 apologized to a woman raped in Prospect Park nearly 25 years ago, blasting the officers who doubted her account of the incident at the time, and the prominent New York Daily News writer who accused her of fabricating the crime in columns that used information from someone the woman’s allies allege is senior Police Department official. Comments (3)
Fuzzy Brooklyn: Furry, four-legged Brooklynites modeled a gamut of getups in Fort Greene Park on Sunday during the neighborhood’s annual dog-costume contest, where one mutt had onlookers salivating with his breakfast-inspired disguise, according to an admirer. Comments (1)

Money walks! Uber offers discounted carpool rides to locals who skip door-to-door service

Transit: Kings County Uber users willing to walk a couple blocks to catch their next carpool ride can now save a few bucks on their commutes. Comment
River of Tears: Officials on Tuesday announced they will stop Brooklyn–Manhattan L-train service on April 27, 2019, to begin their 15-month repairs of the subway’s East River–spanning tube, roughly six and a half years after the infrastructure sustained significant damage during superstorm Sandy. Comments (10)
Fort Greene: The head honcho of the Silicon Valley tech titan revealed a slew of new products to its cultish followers during a highly anticipated appearance at Brooklyn Academy of Music on Tuesday — but when it came to mention the place where the event took place, he was in a New York state of mind. Comments (1)
Changing Brooklyn: This developer isn’t building amity with its Amity Street neighbors! Comments (6)

Man dies days after SUV driver smashes into him in W’burg

Mean Streets: A man died on Oct. 23 after a driver hit him in the middle of a Williamsburg street five days earlier, police said on Saturday. Comments (2)
Bay Ridge: Locals packed a Kensington elementary school on Saturday to honor their deceased ancestors while savoring festive food and music at a Day of the Dead celebration filled with authentic Mexican flavor, according to attendees. Comment
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Scary cute! Dressed-up pups strutt their stuff at Terrace rescue’s Halloween bash

Fuzzy Brooklyn: It’s a spook-tacular Windsor Terrace tradition! Comment

Tech it out! Virtual-reality hub opens in Navy Yard

Boro of Nerds: A new hub offering virtual- and augmented-reality experiences to students and professionals opened at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on Wednesday, funded by a multi-million-dollar investment from the city that officials said is worth every penny because the space will produce the future leaders of the fast-developing industry. Comment

Coney community board votes down controversial Surf Ave. rezoning

Coney Island: Coney Island’s Community Board 13 voted down a controversial rezoning and development plan for a Surf Avenue block that would displace residents out of at least 34 apartments by a vote of 23–3 at an Oct. 24 general board meeting. Comment

Kings Plaza to pay $620 fine for illegally storing hundreds of cars in parking garage for years

Marine Park: Talk about cheap parking. Comment
Fort Greene: How ’bout this Apple? Comments (2)
Park Slope: Park Slope cinephiles will need to wait a bit longer to get their first peek inside the newly restored Pavilion Theater, after Nitehawk Cinema bigwigs quietly canceled the debut November screening set for the ancient movie house they are currently restoring, and moved it to the company’s Williamsburg location instead. Comments (2)
Crime: The Feds on Friday arrested a former Brooklynite now living in Florida for allegedly mailing a dozen bombs to news organizations, politicians, and activists often criticized by President Trump, according to multiple reports. Comments (19)

Reel conundrum: New signs ban fishing in toxic Gowanus, but some say they don’t do enough to discourage sport

Cleaning Our Waterways: New signs banning fishing will likely soon line the fetid Gowanus Canal after a group of Gowanusaurs on Tuesday voted to approve the placards following several months of debate over their language — which some locals said they still aren’t happy with. Comments (6)

Cops: Flatlands man dies after being restrained following family dispute

Flatlands: A Flatlands man died after being restrained when police responded to a call about a person needing medical assistance early in the morning on Oct. 23. Comment

Nailed: Guy beaten with hammer, robbed in G’Heights, police say

Greenwood Heights: Cops are hunting for two hammer-wielding maniacs who assaulted a man in Greenwood Heights on Oct. 14, and then robbed him of two iPhones and a backpack. Comments (7)
Coney Island: About 300 of the borough’s top business leaders and local pols gathered at Gargiulo’s restaurant in Coney Island on Oct. 24 for the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce’s annual membership meeting and trade show. Comment

Celebrating construction: Slope civic leaders accepting submissions for 2018 preservation awards

Park Slope: They’re honoring the best of Park Slope’s born-again buildings! Comment

Flatbush gang leader jailed for life for nightclub murder

Flatbush: The leader of a lethal street gang has been jailed for life for killing a man in a crowded nightclub. Comment

Coney Island man convicted for murder of 1-year-old daughter on Father’s Day

Coney Island: A Coney Island man was convicted of second-degree murder in Brooklyn Supreme Court on Oct. 24 for beating his 1-year-old daughter to death on Father’s Day last year. Comment
Art: Leaders of the do-good Brooklyn Arts Council — which provides grants, training, and resources to Kings County creatives — unveiled a new road map to guide the more than 50-year-old group through its next half century and beyond at a Tuesday breakfast where they also honored its newly elected chairwoman. Comment

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