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December, 2014

Art: They’re still standing — and running, hurdling, pole-vaulting, javelin-throwing, and shot-putting! Comment
Photo Galleries: Our parent company held its holiday party at Buckley’s in Sheepshead Bay on Dec. 8. Comment
Prospect Heights: They were royally pissed. Comment

Tree-light-ful: Fort Greene, Boerum Hill flip the switch

Fort Greene: Families turn out for tree lightings, and stick around for the company. Comments (1)
Downtown: Hundreds of protesters marched across the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges and sat down in front of Barclays Center on Thursday evening during a second night of protests decrying a grand jury’s decision not to charge NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo with a crime for choking Gowanus native Eric Garner to death on Staten Island in July. Comments (6)

Holiday cheer beats back Scrooge-ish rain at Downtown tree lighting

Event: A steady flow of freezing rain soaked the stage at the 25th annual MetroTech Center tree lighting on Monday night, so much so that one ballerina took a dive and the dance performance had to be cut short. Comment

November, 2014

It’s raining mensch!

Crown Heights: Thousands of rabbis gathered in Brooklyn for a conference this weekend — and they all posed for a massive group photo on Eastern Parkway. Comments (2)
Bay Ridge: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s 50th anniversary celebration for the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge turned out to be mostly a celebration of itself — and rather a lonely one at that. Comments (17)
Weird Art: Fifty artists have created weird and wonderful dolls for a show inspired by an un-merry holiday season 50 years ago. Comment
Dining: It was one small step for pizza, and one giant leap for pizza delivery. Comments (10)
Williamsburg: The Williamsburg activist group Neighbors Allied for Good Growth celebrated its 20th birthday on Nov. 6. Comments (1)

October, 2014

Brooklyn pols break bread, cheesecake at Junior’s

Downtown: A who’s-who of Brooklyn politicos gathered Downtown this morning to glad-hand over breakfast, just days before the midterm election. Comment
Event: There were no Spike Lee costumes. Comments (1)

Windsor Terror: All Howl-o’s Eve at animal shelter

Fuzzy Brooklyn: Halloween is not just for humans. Comment

Boo-klyn zoo: Prospect Park’s menagerie goes ghostly

Fuzzy Brooklyn: Halloween came early to the Prospect Park Zoo over the weekend. Comment
Fuzzy Brooklyn: These pups are in the doghouse — in the best way possible. Comment
Park Slope: Thousands of do-gooders flooded Prospect Park on Sunday to honor people killed by breast cancer, celebrate survivors, and raise money to end the disease once and for all. Comment
World’s Greatest Brooklyn Bolts Coverage: The Brooklyn Bolts electrified fans at MCU Park on Oct. 15 with a record-shattering victory in the team’s first home game of the season. Comment

Downtown’s other main drag

Downtown’s other main drag

Downtown: Forget Fulton Street — Willoughby Street is going gangbusters. Comments (5)
Cinema: Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg paid a visit to Flatbush on Tuesday to shoot scenes for the movie “Saint James Place,” a thriller about the Cold War. Comments (3)

Our blessed friends: Pets visit church through the doggy door

Fuzzy Brooklyn: Over the weekend, churches across the borough became animal houses of worship. Comment
Downtown: A throng of onlookers who gathered to watch transit officials open a time capsule Downtown on Wednesday were disappointed when the capsule turned out to contain a pile of mud. Comments (5)

September, 2014

Rolling out the green carpet in Brooklyn Heights

Event: Merchants opened up their doors for the annual Montague Street Summer Space festival on Sunday. The street fair closed two blocks of the road to traffic, and in one section, organizers rolled out a temporary lawn down the center. Comments (1)

Boys, girls walk in the sun at Nickelodeon play-date in P’Park

Parenting: Kids just want to have fun. Comment

Un-conventional attractions: What we think the new venue should host

Greenpoint: Now that the dust has settled from the Brooklyn Expo Center’s ice-breaking antique and book fair, it is time to start filling up the calendar with other events. We figured we would help out by offering some ideas. Comment

Dogs kiss and smell in Gowanus

Fuzzy Brooklyn: A canine kissing booth, a doggie selfie station, and a paw-print-painting area were among the activities at this animal-rescue fund-raiser. Comment
Event: It was a race to the bottom. Comments (1)

Back to school!

Back to school!

Photo Galleries: Ready or not, Brooklyn kids kicked off another school year yesterday. Comment
Crown Heights: Hundreds of thousands of revelers flocked to Crown Heights on Sept 1. to shake a tail-feather and scarf a jerk-chicken leg or five as part of the annual West Indian American Day Parade. Comments (4)

August, 2014

Photo Galleries: A ’90s throwback theme night at MCU Park featured a live version of the decade’s popular “Double Dare” show, quintessentially ’90s prizes, and Nickelodeon star Kel Mitchell. Comments (1)
Photo Galleries: The annual soapbox derby race in Coney Island’s Kaiser Park on Aug. 23 nearly turned tragic, but for the quick-thinking heroics of one of the event’s volunteers. Comment
Development: It is becoming a palace fit for Kings. Comments (6)
Art: A 10-foot-tall, high-rise sand castle that almost didn’t happen took first place of the team division in the annual Coney sand sculpting contest on Aug. 16. Comment
Wild Brooklyn: Prospect Park lovers got down and dirty on Sunday in an attempt to mow down an invasive species of grass that was growing out of control. Comments (1)
Dining: This public servant got a taste of a different kind of service on Friday night in Brooklyn Heights. Comments (3)

July, 2014

This stroll is on a roll!

Bay Ridge: Bay Ridge’s newest block party got off on the right foot this year. Comment
Park Slope: Park Slope went to the dogs — the dressed-up dogs — on Friday night when pooches strutted the catwalk outside Freddy’s Bar as part of a weekend packed with Summer Stroll street fairs. Comment
Art: On the heels of the dismantling of the moody installation by artist Kara Walker comes a mural by a community group also grappling with the sugar industry’s connections to slavery. Comments (1)
Boerum Hill: The French holiday came to Smith Street a day early, and it was a blast. If you don’t believe us, take a look at our slideshow of the festivities. Comments (4)
Photo Galleries: This zombie brain-eating contest in Coney Island was the undead’s answer to the annual gluttony tournament at a certain nearby hot-dog stand. Comment
Photo Galleries: The fireworks came back with a bang after five years in exile on the distant Hudson River. Comment
Awesome: The hot-dog-eating titan got engaged in front of a massive audience in the pouring rain to work up an appetite for the 61 hot dogs he gobbled to clinch an eighth straight championship. Comments (2)

June, 2014

Nets set sail for Sunset Park

Sunset Park: Brooklyn’s home team is coming home to Industry City — and a rooftop garden and private movie theater will be waiting. Comments (4)

Avant garter! Cabaret channels performance artist Marina Abramovic

Art: The strippers were present. Comments (3)
Cobble Hill: “The guy’s head was in the back seat,” a police spokesman said. Comments (9)
Dining: It was the cream — and the gyro, the hot dog, and the crepe — of the street-fair crop. Comment

Throngs in thongs

Throngs in thongs

Photo Galleries: This year’s Mermaid Parade brought hundreds of thousands to Sodom by the Sea. See our slideshow for all the fishy fun. Comments (2)

Where to GO this week!

Nightlife: The Mermaid Parade, Shakespeare in Prospect Park, the Celebrate Brooklyn! fest, and more things to do and see in Brooklyn, June 20–26. Comment
Downtown: Love doesn’t live here anymore. Comments (15)

Gay day! Gay day! Brooklyn Pride strikes Slope

Event: They went up in flames. Comments (1)
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First ride on the Thunderbolt!

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First ride on the Thunderbolt!

Photo Galleries: We rode the lightning and lived to tell the tale. Comments (1)
Photo Galleries: Brooklyn high schools aced graduation day, with joyous ceremonies across the borough. Comment
Park Slope: Park Slope residents reached an elevated plane at a Sunday street fair — and we have the photos to prove it. Comment

Bay Ridge Community Council celebrates another year of neighborhood service

Bay Ridge: For an evening, Bay Ridge stretched all the way to Mill Basin. Comment
Go There Now While You Still Can: A long-running market keeps neighborhoods fridges stocked with its special selection of suds and sausages. Comments (3)

The Fifth element! Crowds cram avenue for annual festival

Bay Ridge: The Fifth Avenue Festival featured vendors, bands, and the 10th annual pizza-eating contest on Sunday. For all the fun, see our slideshow. Comments (2)

May, 2014

Photo Galleries: Glowing graduates enjoyed the fruits of their labors during commencement day at Brooklyn College. Comment
Downtown: Roads honchos say the increasingly popular tourist practice of affixing so-called “love locks” to the Brooklyn Bridge is not only a blight but a menace to motorists. Comments (9)
Photo Galleries: Brooklyn’s “Women of Distinction” received trophies and tributes at El Caribe Country Club in Mill Basin on May 21. See our slideshow of the night’s festivities. Comment
Brooklyn Heights: Check out the just-opened new sections of Brooklyn Bridge Park. Comment
Music: Get ready to hear some of the most crisp, resounding guitar chords ever played in Williamsburg, and don’t expect to recognize the people doing the strumming. Comment

All’s fair at Kings County Fair

Photo Galleries: Newcomers to the annual shindig at Aviator Sports Center said Brooklyn’s largest carnival is a real gem. See our slideshow for all the fun. Comment

Ride of the Valkyries! Scandinavians seize Ridge over weekend

Bay Ridge: This ain’t the History Channel, folks! Comment
Photo Galleries: The conflagration gutted a floor of the Ocean Avenue complex. Comments (5)
Fuzzy Brooklyn: The Prospect Park Zoo’s flock of sheep got a haircut over the weekend, to the shear delight of onlookers. Comment
Sunset Park: When a Spanish colonist comes along, you must whip him. Comment

Waiting game: Fort Greene development decades in the making

Fort Greene: A real estate tycoon and mayoral also-ran’s vision for a Fort Greene block is finally coming together — more than 30 years after he bought the property. Comments (18)
Photo Galleries: A flock of athletes, 25,500 of them, ran so far away at the Brooklyn Half Marathon on Saturday. Comments (2)
Photo Galleries: New York Methodist Hospital held its annual Candlelight Gala at the Brooklyn Museum on May 10, and organizers said the event exceeded their own prognosis for success. See our slideshow for more. Comment
Photo Galleries: As warm weather sets in, the Community Newspaper Group’s adventure corespondent scopes out all the outdoorsy fun to be had in Brooklyn’s only national park. Comments (3)
Fitness: They were without a car in the world. Comments (10)

April, 2014

DUMBO: This building is on its fourth act. Comments (2)
Downtown: Thousands of Christian faithful marched across the Brooklyn Bridge on April 18 to commemorate Good Friday. Comments (3)

Turnoff! Police officer makes illegal turn on Flatbush Avenue

Mean Streets: This NYPD school safety officer needs to go back to driver’s ed. Comments (16)

The hunt begins

The hunt begins

Photo Galleries: Brooklyn kicked off its Easter celebration on April 5 and 6 with the first wave of egg hunts planned for this month. For all the fun, see our slideshow. Comment

Little-ville sluggers! Mayor DeBlasio cheers Little League opening day in Slope

Park Slope: These girls and boys of summer could not have asked for a better way to start the season. Comment

March, 2014

Spread love it’s the Brooklyn Day!

Photo Galleries: The Brooklyn Paper doesn’t need a special day to express appreciation for the borough we call home, but we are certainly not knocking the do-gooders who came out in droves for a volunteer event this weekend. Comments (2)

Battle of the Takedown flyers

Nightlife: Bodacious cook-off promotional materials square off. Comment
Brooklyn Heights: This historic Brooklyn Heights hotel is on its way to becoming Brooklyn’s Waldord-Astoria all over again and we got a glimpse of the refurbished glory inside. Comments (7)
Park Slope: The pluck of the Irish — in photos! Comments (1)

Crossing guards are our vested interest

Mean Streets: Park Slope cops are checking up on neighborhood crossing guards so we figured we would get their take on the audit and what it takes to keep the streets safe. Comments (1)

February, 2014

The Borough of what exactly?

Vox Pop:Comments (8)

Snow-sculptors battle in Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Heights: Brooklynites of all ages turned out on Saturday for a very cold snow-sculpting contest at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Comment
Photo Galleries: A pregnant woman’s death by snowplow and the collapse of an East River Ferry pier in Greenpoint are just a few of the worst incidents during today’s relentless snow and sleet storm. Comment
Park Slope: A couple of Harlem Globetrotters wowed kids — and taught them manners — at an action-packed civility lecture on Wednesday. Comments (2)

Walk this way! Myrtle Avenue celebrates Black history with art stroll

Art: It is the biggest Black History Month celebration this side of the East River. Or, as we like to call it, the West River. Comment

January, 2014

Vox Pop: The idea of test tube meat is as intriguing as it is revolting, so we figured we should put the big-money question that could make or break the bio-tech industry to everyday Brooklynites: “Would you eat a hamburger grown in a test tube?” Comments (4)
Photo Galleries: The season’s latest winter storm was a royal pain for the Borough of Kings, dumping more than 10 inches of snow and driving temperatures down to single digits. Comments (3)
Politics: We remembered King for a day. Comments (2)

B’klyn Heights synagogue marks three decades of helping homeless

Brooklyn Heights: The Brooklyn Heights Synagogue celebrated three decades of helping homeless people last week. Comments (1)

PHOTOS: Snow Day!

PHOTOS: Snow Day!

Photo Galleries: Brooklyn kids got their first snow day of the new year on Friday after a massive winter storm dumped six inches of snow on the borough, bringing bitterly cold weather with it. Comments (2)

December, 2013

Photo Galleries: So much happened this year and, yet, it is hard to believe it is over. Let us guide you through the highs, lows, and bike lane woes one more time, for soon-to-be-old-time’s sake. Comment

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