Sections

Song of the son: Youth chorus sings notes from a father

Music: Let’s hear it from the boys! Comments (1)

Mixed thoughts on incoming Congressman

Our readers weighed in on Southern Brooklyn’s new Congressman-elect who has never before held elected office, Democrat Max Rose, 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. 29. Comment
Photo Galleries: The time has come to close the books on another news-packed 365 days in Brooklyn. And what a year it was! Read on for a month-by-month list of headline-making moments that happened in the year of our Lord, two thousand and eighteen, in our year in review. Comments (2)
Editor’s Picks: This week we’ve got a throwback dance party, the return of an all-inclusive holiday folk show, a highfalutin New Year’s Eve bash high above Williamsburg, and much more! Brooklyn is the place to be! Comment
Bay Ridge: Contractors are laying the foundations for a new flood wall and 10-story tower at Coney Island Hospital, as part of an ongoing expansion of the medical center that will take roughly five years to complete, the builders told residents at a recent meeting about the project. Comment

Ride through time: Do-good group’s hi-tech bus will teach kids about Holocaust

Bay Ridge: Talk about a magic school bus! Comments (1)
Bay Ridge: A Coney Island street will soon bear the name of former resident and folk-music legend Woody Guthrie, after Council unanimously voted in favor of the tribute. Comments (2)

Rebel rebelde: Bi-lingual opera tells the story of Mexican revolutionary

Music: No wall could have stopped him. Comments (5)
Digital editions: Can you believe it readers? The Paper closes yet another year of local news with the publication of this, its 52nd edition of 2018. And you know what that means: the return of our beloved Year in Review feature, which looks back on those headline-making stories that left a lasting impact on your community long after they fell to the bottom of your Twitter feed. Click to read what made the cut in print, and keep your eyes on this website for an extended list of those stories that kept our fingers clacking away at keyboards all year long. Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Read more…
Bay Ridge: There’s no place like a new home for the holidays! Comments (3)
Fixing the BQE: Brooklyn Heights residents will breathe in toxic chemicals for years if the city moves forward with a plan to turn the neighborhood’s Promenade into a six-lane speedway for gas-guzzling cars and trucks during the looming reconstruction of the Brooklyn–Queens Expressway’s triple cantilever, experts warn. Comments (22)
Bay Ridge: Kind-hearted Kings Countians donated some 3,700 toys to leaders of a local political club for its annual year-end toy drive, making the season very merry for those in-need youngsters who received the presents, according to an organizer. Comment
Event: It’ll be one small step for a dancer, but a great leap for artists of all kinds! Comments (2)
►Video

Police: Brute violently robs woman at gunpoint inside Fort Greene office

Fort Greene: Cops are hunting for the gun-toting goon who snatched a woman’s purse amid a violent robbery inside the office of a Fort Greene business. Comments (3)

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Today is a day to celebrate, dear readers, and all of us here at your beloved newspaper are doing just that — including celebrating the holiday miracle that is your continued support. May your day be filled with festive merriment, may your stockings be stuffed with love, and may your work inbox be as empty as Santa’s sack after his one-night trip around the world. We wish you a very merry Christmas, and we’ll be back tomorrow with more local news from across Brooklyn.

Downtown’s latest high: Developer seeks rezoning to build 942-foot skyscraper on Fulton Street

Changing Brooklyn: Downtown is on the up and up! Comments (7)

Council approves polarizing Garden–adjacent towers in C’Heights

Changing Brooklyn: The city approved a developer’s request to upzone land near the Brooklyn Botanic Garden to make way for two controversial towers, after a Crown Heights councilwoman hashed out a deal she claims will nearly double the amount of below-market-rate housing included in the project. Comments (10)
Park Slope: This frost-resistant-fountain project is frozen in place! Comments (4)

Taking the plunge

Bear necessities: What you need to know about the Polar Bear Plunge

Event: Time to grin and bear it! Comment
Event: So you’ve just finished the New Year’s Day Coney Island Polar Bear Plunge into the ocean — or perhaps you’ve watched your foolish friend do the same. Now what? There is plenty to do in the People’s Playground on New Year’s Day! Comment
Bay Ridge: A teen could spend a decade behind bars after a jury convicted him of dragging a police officer down an East Flatbush block with a stolen car, and permanently damaging the cop’s brain, according to the district attorney. Comment

Teen turns himself in for attempting to steal woman’s cellphone on R train

Downtown: Cops cuffed a teen after he turned himself in for trying to snatch a woman’s cellphone on an R train earlier this month, while another baddie distracted her with a punch to the face. Comments (3)

Cup of Kings: 2019 Brooklyn Beer Book available for pre-order

Shopping: Beer-obsessed Brooklynites can now place their orders for a new book overflowing with vouchers for free samples at dozens of Kings County suds spots. Comment

Surf’s down: Beep pans builder’s request to upzone Coney block

Bay Ridge: The city must reject a developer’s request to upzone a block of Surf Avenue in Coney Island because the rezoning will likely displace too many locals, according to the beep. Comment

Williams gains progressive endorsements after Brooklyn Advocate forum

Party Line: Flatbush Councilman Jumaane Williams pulled ahead in the crowded race to become the city’s next Public Advocate, after snagging two endorsements from self-proclaimed progressive political clubs following a candidates forum in Brooklyn Heights on Tuesday. Comments (2)

Police: Slasher stabs man outside Sheepshead Bay market

Bay Ridge: Cops are searching for the goon who stabbed a man outside of a Sheepshead Bay grocery store on Wednesday. Comments (1)

Homeless man charged for repeatedly raping woman near Prospect Park

Bay Ridge: A homeless man faces up to 25 years in prison for brutally raping a woman near the Prospect Park Parade Ground last month, according to Brooklyn’s top prosecutor. Comments (8)
Park Slope: You better be good for goodness skate! Comment

Police: Man steals woman’s phone and punches her

Crime: Get ready for your weekly run-down of crimes from the 60th Precinct. Comment

Keep it local!

Stay in touch with your community. Subscribe to our free newsletter: