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Bklyn pol pushing to axe Public Advocate office

Our readers weighed in on a controversial bill introduced last month aimed at eliminating the watchdog position of public advocate and more in this week’s Letters to the Editor. Comment

Weekend Reads: Booksellers give us their recommendations

Books: Brooklyn booksellers give their top picks for Dec. 1. Comment
Editor’s Picks: This week we’ve got a fashionable affair, a scary Santa, a diary shown in dance, and much more! Brooklyn is the place to be! Comment
Nightlife: It’s a Brooklyn Miracle! Comment

Remaking North Brooklyn for makers: City wants to rezone parts of Bushwick, Greenpoint, and Williamsburg to invite more industry

Bushwick: The city wants to rezone a chunk of North Brooklyn encompassing parts of Greenpoint, Williamsburg, and Bushwick to bring new commercial activity to the area historically known as a manufacturing hub, according to a study released this month. Comments (2)
Standing O: Residents who have graduated from an entrepreneurial education program kicked off running their own concession counters at the yard’s Building 77. Comment

Fiend robs Sunset Park seafood restaurant on Thanksgiving Day, police say

Sunset Park: It’s a fishy situation. Comment
Editorial: Staff members of Schneps Community Newspaper Group work hard each year to help many Kings County do-good groups in their efforts to assist Brooklynites in need. Embedded in our company is the strong belief that giving back to the community will in turn promote residents to make similar “acts of kindness” all year long. Comment

EPA: Gowanus Canal is cleaner than it has been in 150 years

Cleaning Our Waterways: A section of the fetid Gowanus Canal is now cleaner than it has been in more than a century, after workers this month finally wrapped a pilot dredging-and-capping program as part of the channel’s federally led cleanup. Comments (2)

Two Brooklyn Dems set to take over House leadership roles

Party Line: Two Brooklyn pols are in the House — and about to control it! Comment

Going ape: ‘Making of King Kong’ goes behind the scenes

Theater: Talk about gorilla theater! Comment

Best of Brooklyn Food and Beer Festival coming to Industry City

Sunset Park: There’s a big party brewing in Sunset Park! Comment
Digital editions: The gift-giving season is officially upon us! And as you debate what to get that special someone, consider the Paper, which, if it does say so itself, is the gift that keeps on giving. Why, you ask? Well, its website is updated with breaking news several times a day, providing hours of entertainment. Its weekly print edition is chock full of splashy, colorful photos, making it the perfect end-table accessory. And the best part? The Paper won’t cost you a cent! Stick a bow on it and – voila! – there never was a more perfect present. Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Read more…
Fuzzy Brooklyn: This lost pup is home — just in time for the holidays! Comments (6)

Police seeking pair who plundered Coney liquor store at knifepoint

Bay Ridge: Cops are searching for two scoundrels who robbed a Neptune Avenue liquor store at knifepoint on Halloween. Comment
Class Action: The city must move forward with a plan to open a new middle school in the Downtown building currently occupied by MS 8 — which now primarily serves students who matriculate from Brooklyn Heights’s popular elementary school PS 8, and would be incorporated into the bigger sixth-to-eighth grade learning house planned for the site — locals demanded. Comment
Fixing the BQE: City officials are considering a new scheme for their looming fix to the Brooklyn–Queens Expressway’s triple cantilever, which proposes creating a temporary roadway near Brooklyn Bridge Park for expressway traffic during the repairs, instead of sending those cars and trucks on a speedway that would replace the Brooklyn Heights Promenade for much of the years-long fix. Comments (27)
Dining: The last decade has given them a latke love! Comment
Bay Ridge: These Flatlands heroes seek helping hands. Comments (1)
Our pals at our sister website, QNS, have a great story on how you can help Dime Community Bank leaders donate money to some of the city’s neediest this holiday season simply by posting on social media. Click to give it a read! Read more…
Park Slope: Prospect Park joggers can leave their water bottles at home during winter runs now that meadow stewards installed the first of several freeze-resistant drinking fountains in the green space. Comments (8)
Red Hook: City transit officials are installing four crosswalks across Columbia Street in Red Hook that they said will help pedestrians safely navigate a 1,100-foot stretch of the road that currently bears no such markings. Comments (7)
Park Slope: It’s a beloved holiday tradition! Comment
Awesome: They gobbled Thanksgiving Day away! Comment
Changing Brooklyn: The city next month will determine the fate of two controversial towers that developers want to build on Crown Heights lots near the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, with Council set to vote on a rezoning the builders need to proceed before the end of the year, following the City Planning Commission’s approval of the request last month. Comments (8)
Mean Streets: The city revealed a long-awaited plan to improve safety at a treacherous Kensington intersection where two drivers fatally hit pedestrians in the last five years. Comments (1)

Dyker Heights man charged for burglarizing synagogues, Jewish school

Dyker Heights: A Dyker Heights man faces up to more than four decades in prison for allegedly burglarizing no less than six Borough Park stores and facilities, including two synagogues and a Jewish school, in September and October. Comment
Brooklyn Heights: One person died on Nov. 21 after six cars collided on the Brooklyn Bridge, and three of them burst into flames the day before Thanksgiving, Police and Fire Department reps said. Comments (5)

Checkin’ in with ... Assemblywoman Mathylde Frontus

Checkin’ in with: Read on for our sit-down with Democrat Mathylde Frontus, who will now represent Coney Island and other nabes in Albany after voters elected the political newcomer to the Assembly seat vacated by disgraced pol and convicted felon Pamela Harris. Comments (3)
Shopping: Shoppers who can withstand long lines and flying elbows should read on for some of the best promotions going on around Kings County on Friday and Saturday, and for one can’t miss pop-up market in town this weekend only. Comments (1)

Angel should be city’s next Advocate

The Right View: Our columnist says radio host Curtis Sliwa — the founder of anti-crime group the Guardian Angels, and the New York State Reform Party chairman — would be a real contender if he ran in the upcoming special election for Public Advocate, an office Sliwa would likely abolish if elected. Comment

Book review: Ft. Greene author’s new tome helps protect finances, identities in age of cyber crime

Books: A Brooklyn author’s new book offers practical steps to help individuals protect their identities and finances in an age when he argues cyber crimes drastically outnumber violent holdups. Comment

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

All of us dogged journalists in the Butterball Bureau wish you, our dear readers, a bountiful and happy Thanksgiving. May your tables be full, your turkeys tender, and your pumpkin pies’ crusts perfectly crumbly. Keep gobblin’, Brooklyn!

Cops seeking crook who broke into no less than nine Southern Bklyn homes since Sept.

Bensonhurst: Police are searching for the serial bandit who they suspect committed a string of burglaries in Bensonhurst and Bath Beach over the past several weeks. Comments (7)

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