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Police arrest man for raping woman at gunpoint near Prospect Park

Bay Ridge: Cops on Wednesday cuffed the man whom they suspect raped a 59-year-old woman at gunpoint near the Prospect Park Parade Ground earlier this month. Comments (7)
Dining: Hop on the slopes! Comment

Officials unveil plans for Bergen Beach community farm

Bay Ridge: This green dream is coming true! Comments (2)
Transit: This reporter recently test-drove two start-up companies’ new forms of alternative transportation — Bird’s battery-powered scooter, and Revel’s Vespa-like motorized two-wheeler — that both firms hope to roll out across the city in order to give frustrated subway rides a more convenient, and fun, way to get around. Comments (4)

The read carpet: Library hosts a fashion show for the people

Nightlife: Get ready to strut your stuff! Comment

New Yorkers snowed in by first storm

Our readers weighed in on the city’s first snowstorm and more in this week’s Letters to the Editor. Comment
Editor’s Picks: Happy day-after-Turkey Day! We’ve got some great events for your long weekend in the best borough, with peculiar perspectives, caroling crowds, the spectacular Santa Claus, and much more! Brooklyn is the place to be! Comment

Drink up! W’burg bar in water tower raises the bar

Nightlife: It’s a tall drink of water — or whiskey! Comment

These kids are sharp: Kings County fencers score big at national tournament

Standing O: Let’s hear it for Skyler Liverant and Jaclyn Khrol, who gave stellar performances at the competition. Comment
Digital editions: So stuffed, in fact, it needs to take another day off its feet to digest the last scraps of turkey making their way through its system after yesterday’s Thanksgiving feast. So get a head start on your weekend reading by downloading this week’s edition, and catch the Paper back in its normal routine on Monday, when it will return to delivering breaking news from across the borough. Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Read more…

‘Album’ of the years: Play looks at activism across the decades

Call it a drama for dramatic times. Comment
Fort Greene: A Sunset Parker who provides social services to some of the borough’s neediest took home a special honor at a citywide women’s organization’s swanky dinner this month. Comment
Bay Ridge: Cops with Canarsie’s 69th Precinct are putting neighborhood youngsters on paths to success by mentoring local kids as part of a new partnership between the precinct and do-good group Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City. Comment
Brooklyn Heights: The do-gooders behind Atlantic Avenue’s Brooklyn Cat Cafe — where locals can pop in and play around with pusses looking for forever homes — said they are shuttering the current location on Sunday ahead of its move to an even-bigger space in Brooklyn Heights, which operators intend to debut early next month. Comments (2)
Park Slope: A man with an insatiable appetite ate his way to victory during a local creamery’s annual ice-cream-eating contest on Saturday, becoming the first person to win the Slope’s “triple crown” in competitive eating following his triumphs in two other timed chow downs earlier this year. Comments (1)
Theater: Call it his second act. Comment

Golden concedes state Senate race to Gounardes, ending 16-year run in office

Bay Ridge: Republican Marty Golden formally conceded his Southern Brooklyn seat of sixteen years to Democratic rival and state Senator–elect Andrew Gounardes on Monday, 13 days after Gounardes claimed an Election Day victory in the race. Comments (10)
Changing Brooklyn: Our pals at our sister website, Brownstoner, have a great story on the new eatery opening inside the former home of the recently shuttered Sante Fe Grill on Seventh Avenue in Park Slope. Click to give it a read! Read more…
Park Slope: A Windsor Terrace tyke suggested the winning name for Prospect Park’s recently acquired floating weed harvester, which green-space officials officially christened the “Floating Goat” at a Friday ceremony near the Boathouse in Brooklyn’s Backyard. Comments (2)
Clinton Hill: Clinton Hill civic gurus approved a real-estate firm’s request to rezone a neighborhood lot next door to an ancient church, which the company promised to restore if granted permission to erect a tower on the land now occupied by a beloved neighborhood bar. Comments (7)
Boro of Nerds: A team of professional video gamers opened up a pop-up shop on Atlantic Avenue where experienced nerds can pay by the hour to dominate noobs on top-of-the-line gaming equipment, according to the group’s game-player-in-chief. Comment
Bay Ridge: Talk about below-ground parking. Comments (3)
Fort Greene: This school may be out for good. Comments (8)

Bad deed: Crooked cop going to prison for illegally acquiring dead woman’s home

Bedford-Stuyvesant: A former local cop will spend six months in prison for illegally transferring the deed of a dead woman’s home to herself, a judge ruled on Wednesday. Comment

Honoring Bklyn’s best men: Boro’s community leaders celebrated at Kings of Kings awards

Bay Ridge: Brooklyn, meet your new kings of Kings! Comment

Man charged for assaulting gay couple in Williamsburg

Williamsburg: A man faces up to 15 years behind bars for assaulting a gay couple in Williamsburg, according to the borough’s top prosecutor, who charged the defendant for a hate crime that he said has no place in Kings County. Comments (4)
Transit: Brooklynites headed into Manhattan during the morning and evening rush can now hop in yellow cabs at half off via the taxi-hailing app Waave. Comments (2)

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