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Music: The circus is coming to town! Comment

Crossfire over beep’s, mayor’s opposing stances on bringing weapons to houses of worship

Our readers weighed in after Borough President Adams and Mayor DeBlasio butted heads over the beep’s call for armed, off-duty cops to bring their weapons with them while attending religious services following a recent spike in horrific anti-Semitic acts. Comment
Editor’s Picks: Brooklyn is the place to be! Comment
Standing O: The non-profit recognized honorees for their humanitarianism, generosity, and philanthropic spirit. Comment
Carroll Gardens: This Brooklyn paper wants to be the Brooklyn Paper! Comments (5)

‘This is not Afghanistan’: Beep demands voting-system reforms after problem-riddled Election Day

Downtown: City and state officials must overhaul the city’s archaic voting system, which on Tuesday failed hundreds of Brooklynites trying to cast ballots in the decisive midterm election, according to Borough President Adams, who on Wednesday unveiled a five-point plan to bring the outdated system into the 21st century. Comments (8)
Downtown: An Iraqi refugee who fled death threats in his homeland now helps other refugees begin their new lives in Kings County. Comments (4)

Victorian adventure: Love stories play out in Ditmas Park home

Theater: They’re playing house! Comment

S’Bay man convicted of kidnapping, beating teen over business dispute

Sheepshead Bay: A Sheepshead Bay man faces up to 20 years in prison after a federal judge on Tuesday convicted him for extorting and attacking a 19-year-old business competitor. Comment
Bay Ridge: A dozen grandmas from the borough and beyond showed off their talents at this year’s Grandmothers Pageant in Brighton Beach. Comment
Digital editions: It can’t believe it, but it did it. It made it through. It crossed the finish line. It summited the mountain. It did not give up. It did not run away. It did not buckle. What did the Paper do, you ask? Why, meet its deadline, of course. And now, it gets to start the process all over again. And it can’t wait. Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Read more…

Mayor DeBlasio’s political tragedy

The Right View: For Hizzoner, politics always takes precedence — even over remembering those killed in a terrorist attack, according to our columnist. Comment

Election results

Rose ousts Donovan in election-night upset

Bay Ridge: Everything’s coming up Rose. Comment
Bay Ridge: The Golden era has come to an end. Comments (18)

Frontus wins Coney Assembly seat vacated by convicted fraud

Coney Island: She’s wiping the slate clean in Coney Island. Comment
Fixing the BQE: Kids penned letters to Mayor DeBlasio on Sunday begging him to spare the beloved Brooklyn Heights Promenade from becoming a six-lane highway for no less than six years during the looming reconstruction of the Brooklyn–Queens Expressway. Comments (5)
Dining: Talk about a wine pairing! Comment

Green dream: Pol proposes planting a community farm in Bergen Beach

Bergen Beach: A Bergen Beach pol wants to plant a community farm next to an Avenue T school that educators can use to teach youngsters all about balanced diets and the benefits of growing their own food, he said. Comment
Flatbush: A Flatbush councilman slammed the idea that more guns will decrease violence in the borough in the aftermath of a Halloween shooting that occurred days after the beep suggested off-duty cops carry pistols on them inside houses of worship. Comment
Prospect Heights: They’re spreading love the Brooklyn way. Comments (8)
Politics: It was a big night for the blue party in Kings County, with New York City’s Democratic Public Advocate Letitia “Tish” James winning her race to become the state’s first black attorney general, and two Dem challengers knocking incumbent Republicans from their House and state Senate seats. Read on for our full general-election recap. Comments (25)

Cops: Driver who hit and killed kids in Slope found dead

Blind Spots: The driver who fatally hit two kids in a March Park Slope collision was found dead at her home on Tuesday, police said. Comments (23)
Books: They were three shhhhhhh-eets to the wind! Comment
Prospect Heights: The man police cuffed for allegedly scrawling anti-Semitic graffiti and lighting fires at synagogues in Prospect Heights and Williamsburg last week once worked as a former Council speaker’s intern, an opportunity the one-time city lawmaker said she gave the suspect to help him rise above a childhood spent in foster care. Comments (24)
Coney Island: Local pols and leaders on Nov. 1 broke ground on the first of three parts of a soon-to-be block-sized Surf Avenue building between West 19th and 20th streets that they say will benefit Coney Island by bringing new below-market rate housing, as well as retail and office space, to the community. Comment

Snap judgment: Editor picks amazing pics of Kings County for book

Books: She’s bringing Brooklyn to the world. Comment

Milestone makeover: Navy Yard leaders kick off final renovation project in campus’s ongoing redevelopment

Fort Greene: An ancient Brooklyn Navy Yard building that churned out sailing vessels when it debuted more than a century ago will soon welcome contemporary manufacturing businesses, after workers finish a gut renovation — which stewards of the Fort Greene Yard said will be the last makeover giving new life to an old structure on the site. Comment
Bay Ridge: Thousands of spectators took to the streets of Brooklyn to watch more than 52,700 athletes — including this reporter — run the longest leg of the 26.2-mile New York City Marathon on Nov. 4. Comment

Park Slope man stole thousands from the dead, DA claims

Park Slope: Prosecutors accused a Kings County bureaucrat living in Park Slope of scamming the dead, alleging he stole debit- and credit-card information off the recently deceased to fuel a $78,000 spending spree, according to the borough’s top prosecutor. Comment
Canarsie: They’re rooms with a “fine” view. Comment

Teens turn themselves in for scrawling swastikas in Bklyn Heights

Brooklyn Heights: Two teens on Monday turned themselves in for scrawling swastikas and writing a racist slur on the exterior of several Brooklyn Heights buildings last week. Comments (13)

Train wreck: MTA’s million-dollar makeover of Kings Highway hub didn’t fix problems, pol says

Gravesend: A Bensonhurst assemblyman blasted the Metropolitan Transportation Authority for spending more than $40 million to install countdown clocks and make other cosmetic changes to a subway station in his district instead of fixing chronic problems such as leaks and mold. Comments (1)
Class Action: The city wants to close the middle school it opened in 2012 for students who matriculate from popular Brooklyn Heights elementary school PS 8 in order to create a new six-through-eighth grade learning house to serve even more kids in the classroom-starved area. Comments (5)

The giving spree: Civic group launches Thanksgiving food drive

Event: It’s time to give thanks — and to give food! Comment

Sliding up! Marine Park playground gets $4-million for renovations

Marine Park: This park is golden! Comment
Politics: Mayor DeBlasio shot down Borough President Adams’s call for off-duty and retired police officers to bring their weapons to their houses of worship. Comments (20)
Music: She’s doing it for herself! Comments (2)


A thrill for the whole family: Young and old celebrate Halloween at MCU Park

Event: Hundreds of costumed tykes ran around MCU Park on Tuesday during a Halloween party that was as fun for kids as it was for kids at heart, according to a mom. Comment
Park Slope: Legions of pint-sized ghouls and goblins formed a ghastly procession along Seventh Avenue in Park Slope on Wednesday for the neighborhood’s 32nd-annual Halloween Parade, which over the decades has grown to become the nation’s largest family friendly monster march of its kind, according to organizers. Comment
Crown Heights: She’s ready for Prime time! Comment
Bay Ridge: They’re both men of all people. Comment

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