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December, 2011

Fire guts Seventh Avenue apartment; two injured

Park Slope: Flames, smokeeaters and heroes in Park Slope — and we’ve got the pictures! Comment

Who has the best Christmas decorations in Dyker Heights?

Dyker Heights: Like the lighting of the Menorah at Cadman Plaza, getting a Christmas card from Marty Markowitz, or getting wasted with Santa Claus at Sunny’s in Red Hook, cruising Dyker Heights during the holidays and gawking in awe at the incandescent splendor of the neighborhood’s Christmas decorations is a Brooklyn holiday tradition. Comments (1)

Ed and Anne-Katrin hear the fowl bawl in Park

Meadows of Shame: At least one double-crested cormorant is thankful that Anne-Katrin Titze always travels with her trusty needle-nose pliers. Comments (10)

November, 2011

HERE THEY ARE! Slideshow gives you the goods on Bridge Park hotel.

Bridge ‘Park’: Here’s a first look at the exciting (and not-so-exciting) designs that potential hotel and condo developers for Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 1 have proposed to the city. Comments (1)
Art: The Brooklyn Navy Yard’s new museum and visitor’s center is as much about the history of what was once the center of American shipbuilding as it is about its even-brighter future. Comments (3)

Spirit is willing — and the flesh is full of gin!

Nightlife: Brooklyn’s newest craft distillery is churning out the hooch with the spirit of a Prohibition-era bootlegger. Comments (3)

What, pray tell, is gin, old chap?

Williamsburg: There’s more to this elusive tempress than just soaking neutral spirits in juniper berries. Comment
Photo Galleries: Protesters decry “crony capitalism” at Atlantic Yards, Albee Square and other locations. With a slideshow, even! Comments (12)

Spooky fun at the Park Slope parade

Park Slope: Here’s our slideshow from the annual Halloween Parade — featuring our editor as a bike lane! Comments (4)

October, 2011

BPL’s ‘Masquerade Bowl’ was spectacular

Williamsburg: A-listers to D-listers, they were all there at the Brooklyn Public Library’s benefit Halloween masked ball at Brooklyn Bowll, where merrymakers were no crankers when it came to having phant-tastic fun! Comment

These amateur chefs went casserole crazy

Photo Galleries: Contestants at the seventh annual casserole cookoff in Williamsburg really took the cake this year. Comments (15)

Crest Hardware carves up a ghouly good time

Williamsburg: The art-smart showed us how it’s done in Williamsburg by devilishly decorating orange beauties for the zaniest day of the year! Yes, that’s Osama and Saddam. Comment

Dead Williamsburg cyclist was a major art figure

Mean Streets: Locals mourn rising star Mathieu Lefevre — and we join the tribute with a slideshow of his amazing work. Comments (33)
Downtown: Who’s a good boy? Who’s a good boy? Check it out in this photo essay! Comments (2)
Photo Galleries: Park boosters “topped off” a new recreational and educational facility at Prospect Park, trumpeting the completion of the building’s frame as a milestone for one of the park’s biggest projects ever. Comments (1)
Park Slope: About 100 people — including Borough President Markowitz — gathered to fight greed. Did they succeed? Not initially, but we did get a great photo spread out of it. Comments (7)
Atlantic Yards: Many tried out, but few were chosen for next week’s finals in hopes of being the voice of the Brooklyn Nets. Comments (3)
Red Hook: The 10th annual race was more celebratory than mournful as tens of thousands of runners put their best foot forward in memory of 9-11 firefighter Stephen Siller, who worked in Park Slope. Comments (2)

September, 2011

Park Slope: Parks officials set free a once-injured hawk in Prospect Park on Thursday, trumpeting the release as a symbol that the city aims to make parks “friendlier” to urban wildlife. Comments (6)

Brooklyn Heights chooses top dog — it’s Woodley!

Brooklyn Heights: The second annual Brooklyn Heights Dog Show brought canines big and small, but only one Goldendoodle stole the show! Comment

Last week’s Park(ing) Day was fun

Photo Galleries: They put the “park” in “parking.” Comments (1)
Dining: Appetites were conquered, thirsts were slaked, and dreams were realized at the annual food fest. Comments (1)
Fort Greene: Volunteers once again collected dozens of pounds of broken glass in Fort Greene Park this Saturday — the second weekend in a row that locals had to clean up a park that they say is increasingly neglected. Comments (9)
Photo Galleries: Forgetting which trains run to Coney Island is impossible when they’re tattooed on your calf. Comments (3)

August, 2011

Brooklyn Heights: Hurricane Irene mostly spared the city, but it destroyed a beloved and controversial 80-year-old tree that Brooklyn Heights residents once battled a co-op board to save. Comments (9)
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