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December, 2015

Our type of party: Community News Group’s holiday shindig

Photo Galleries: It was the press event of the season. Comment

Anna Kendrick cheers return of ‘Hard Nut’ to BAM

Fort Greene: She missed it when it was gone! Comment

Bed-Stuy kids flip out when Nets star surprises them with Xmas gifts

Awesome: Seriously, these kids lost their minds — check out the photos. Comments (2)

Near and reindeer! Live animals sleigh crowd at Downtown tree-lighting

Downtown: Talk about horse power! Comment

It came from the Gowanus Canal: The only holiday gift guide you need

Shopping: There is only one place you need to shop this holiday season — the Gowanus Souvenir Shop. Comments (1)

November, 2015

Kids read to dogs, maximum adorableness ensues

Fuzzy Brooklyn: You can now die safe in the knowledge that the most adorable thing of all time has occurred and been documented — with a slideshow! Comments (1)

‘Oy’ to the world! New sculpture speaks from Brooklyn Bridge Park

Art: Yo, Brooklyn, whassup? Comments (6)

Model patients: Breast-cancer survivors, doctors put on fashion show

Awesome: They catwalked for a cure. Comment

Small print! Boro kids meet their favorite authors at Children’s Book Fair

Prospect Heights: It was one for the books! Comment

The race card-board: Brooklynites support marathoners with signs on the sidelines

Awesome: They had a good run. Comments (1)

Boo it yourself! Crafty costumes on display at Park Slope Halloween Parade

Park Slope: Parents say the Slope not only has a great parade — it also has a best candy. Comment

Say cheescake! Pols turn out for Brooklyn’s most-filling fund-raiser

Downtown: It’s the breakfast of champions! Comment

Float on! Red Hookers celebrate Sandy survival at Barnacle Parade

Red Hook: They were making waves — out of papier mache. Comment

October, 2015

Woo-f! Dogs dress up for Howl-O-Ween

Fuzzy Brooklyn: Look, we know you just want to see the photos, but we wrote an article as well. Comment

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Made in Brooklyn: World Series-bound Mets field eight former Cyclones

Photo Galleries: Meet the Mets — because most of them were made in Brooklyn! Comment

Fright nights: The definitive guide to Brooklyn’s Halloween events

Nightlife: Get ready, Boo-klyn! Comments (1)

UPDATED: ‘Toxic avenger’ conquers, tastes Gowanus Canal

Gowanus: It tasted and smelled less poop-y than last time, says Christopher Swain. Comments (6)

Number two! Toxic avenger will make second attempt to swim Gowanus Canal

Cleaning Our Waterways: Call it a doodoo over! Comments (5)

See inside St. Ann’s new Tobacco Warehouse theater

Bridge ‘Park’: Then go see it for yourself next weekend! Comments (1)

Guten wag! Sausage dogs, schnauzers celebrate dog-toberfest

Fuzzy Brooklyn: They’re a man’s wurst friend! Comments (1)

Dog-ma! Churches bless pets across Brooklyn

Fuzzy Brooklyn: Pet owners across the borough brought their furry friends to church over the weekend for the annual round of animal blessings. Comment

Galley cats! Talk dives into feline seafaring history

Art: Don’t call them sea dogs! Comment

Brew-ha-ha: Comics from the Brooklyn Pour beer festival

Greenpoint: Our drinking illustrator visited the Brooklyn Pour beer festival with his sketchbook in hand. Comments (4)

September, 2015

Antic roadshow! Huge crowds celebrate Atlantic Avenue fest

Boerum Hill: It takes the funnel cake! Comment

Hero to ground zero: Runners remember lionheart’s charge to Twin Towers

Red Hook: It took thousands to follow in one hero’s footsteps. Comment

Pizza-palooza: Di Fara marks 50 years with pie-eating contest

Midwood: Famed Midwood pizzeria Di Fara celebrated its 50th anniversary on Sept. 22 with the debut of a special-edition pizza and a gut-busting pie-eating contest that had even the biggest slice savorers swooning Comments (5)

Slime of their lives! Kids flock to Prospect Park for Nickelodeon event

Park Slope: And park stewards say there were no complaints from neighbors this year. Comments (3)

Home, sweet home: Islanders open preseason with Barclays Center win

Islanders: The puck is about to drop on the New York Islanders’ inaugural season in Brooklyn, but fans got a head start on the action on Sept. 21. Comments (2)

The write stuff: Literati gather Downtown for Book Fest

Downtown: This festival takes all types. Comment

Flatbush street fair celebrates 40th year

Photo Galleries: They had a frolicking good time! Comments (2)

Turturro knocks ’em dead at Green-Wood Cemetery gala

Greenwood Heights: He must have done the right thing. Comment

Lucky ‘7’! Train’s new station is awesome

Rhymes with Crazy: This week, our intrepid columnist hops on the Seven train and takes it to its new last stop. Comments (13)

Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

Editor’s Picks: Take advantage of the great weather while you can, Brooklyn! This weekend, it’s all happening outdoors! Comment

Poll: What do you think of the Islanders’ new Brooklyn jersey?

Islanders: These colors remind us of something... Comments (13)

Whoomp, there it was: ’90s Fest hits Williamsburg

Music: The ’90s over? As if! Comment

Garden of eatin’! Windsor Terrace restaurant scene blooms

Dining: This neighborhood has a lot on its plate! Comments (8)

Reporter tries new bike racks on Staten Island-bound busses

Bay Ridge: Our adventure correspondent was one of the first cyclists to try out the new “Bike and Ride” program that lets bus riders strap their bikes onto racks on the front to make the trip over the Varrazano-Narrows Bridge to the bucolic borough. Comments (6)

Top-10 quotes from Cyclones manager Tom Gamboa in 2015

Cyclones: No manager in the history of the Cyclones was more looser with the lips than second-year skipper Tom Gamboa. We celebrate his greatest hits. Comment

First class! Brooklyn kids go back to school

Photo Galleries: Out of the home, into the homeroom! Comment

Revelers shake their tail feathers at West Indian Day Parade

Prospect Heights: We know you’ve been waiting for these photos all day — and they’re finally here! Comment

Gilmore ghouls: Slope artist imagines awkward teens as literal monsters

Art: Talk about awkward teens! Comment

Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

Editor’s Picks: Labor Day weekend is filled with fun — and so is the rest of the week! Comment

Spike Lee unveils street named for ‘Do the Right Thing’

Bedford-Stuyvesant: And celebrates Michael Jackson’s birthday. And commemorates the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Comments (2)

A hill of a good time! Soap box derby races through Park Slope

Park Slope: Kids these days are going downhill fast. Comments (6)

August, 2015

Sporting heroes: Wounded vets triumph in Prospect Park triathlon

Prospect-Lefferts Gardens: They were heroes on the battlefield, and now they’re champions on the sporting field. Comments (1)

Diamond ring! WWE stars slug it out at MCU Park

Photo Galleries: This was a very different bash at the beach. Comment

Sleight of sand! Beach-sculptors carve up Coney shores

Photo Galleries: Sand masters sculpted national monuments, animals, and castles on the Coney Island beach on Aug. 15 for the annual Sand Scultpure Contest. See our slideshow for all the fun. Comments (1)

Brewery returns to Coney Island

Photo Galleries: Neighborhood celebrates with live snakes. Comment

Fun-size photography: Instagram stars shoot mini models

Art: It’s a shoebox photo shoot! Comment

Gowanaissance! New Third Avenue shops reshape the neighborhood

Gowanus: The borough’s new hippest neighborhood is coming into its own. Comments (6)

Fuzzy friends find new homes

Fuzzy Brooklyn: Prospect Park was home to an Adoptapalooza! Comment

July, 2015

Print jobs: Shortly after layoffs, MakerBot opens new factory, begins hiring

Sunset Park: The Brooklyn tech darling that laid off 100 people in April has just opened its new factory in Sunset Park — and now the company is hiring. Comments (1)

Mutt couture! Pooches compete in Park Slope fashion show

Fuzzy Brooklyn: Damn that spaniel — he’s so hot right now. Comment

Beach bums! Pro volleyball shuns Coney, serves up in Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Heights: This story has it all: angry Coney Islanders and athletes in swimsuits! Comments (4)

Four-story building collapses in Bedford-Stuyvesant

Bedford-Stuyvesant: The implosion injured a handful of people and sent emergency services scrambling to find anyone who might be in the building. Comments (6)

Gettin’ Giglio with it! Williamsburg fest hoists tower for 112th year

Williamsburg: Feast your eyes on this! Comment

Cyclones double-dip with 2nd ‘Seinfeld’ Night

Photo Galleries: Cyclones fans got to see their team win, watch one player set a team record, and meet some of the faces from their favorite show. They got it all! Comment

Blast from the park! Crowds watch July 4 fireworks in Brooklyn’s front yard

Brooklyn Heights: Fans of patriotic pyrotechnics gathered by the thousands in Brooklyn Bridge Park on Saturday to celebrate Independence Day. Comment

Red, white, and Brooklyn! Locals become new citizens in Park Slope ceremony

Park Slope: They were the stars and stripes of the show! Comment

Stomach upset! Stonie dethrones Chestnut in Nathan’s hot-dog-eating contest

Photo Galleries: We have a new wiener! Comments (5)

Fired up! Brooklyn’s best spots for July 4 rocket gawking

Event: It’s news you can fuse! Comment

Dozens congregate in Fort Greene Park to celebrate, burn Old Glory

Fort Greene: The event descended into a maelstrom of flag-waving and shouting while a handful of activists quietly burned the banner in a nearby barbecue pit. Comments (17)

Hands-on experience: Park sculpture says ‘Please Touch the Art’

June, 2015

Slopers enjoy divine delicacies at Seventh Heaven Street Fair

Park Slope: Talk about a slice of heaven! Comments (1)

Darling it’s better down where it’s wetter: Mermaid Parade marches on in rain

Photo Galleries: Rain, rain can’t make the Mermaid Parade go away. Comments (2)

Cyclones return to Coney Island in home opener

Photo Galleries: Brooklyn’s boys of summer had a somber evening at MCU Park on June 20, losing their home opener and paying tribute to a fallen hero. Comment

Holy smokes! St. Ann’s previews new Tobacco Warehouse theater

Theater: It was an opening night to remember. Comments (3)

In step: Cops, locals keep peace at Sunset Park Puerto Rican parade

Sunset Park: This procession has made serious progress. Comments (6)

Rainbow connection! Thousands parade through Park Slope for Brooklyn Pride

Park Slope: Talk about pride and joy! Comments (3)

Dances with wolves: Pooches party at puppy prom

Fuzzy Brooklyn: The dancers at this prom had two left feet. Comment

Rogues’ galleries: Studios open their doors for Bushwick Open Studios

Weird Art: It is the art and soul of Brooklyn’s creative scene. Comments (1)

Bam! Pow! Library kicks off superhero-themed summer reading program

Books: Holy literacy promotion, Batman! Comment

Funk yeah! Chaka Khan kicks off Celebrate Brooklyn

Music: The funk queen drew thounds of fans to the Prospect Park bandshell on Wednesday, with thousands more watching on screens outside. Comment

Green day: Botanic Garden opens new and improved kids area

Crown Heights: Talk about garden variety! Comment

Walking dead: Zombie Crawl lurches through Williamsburg

Williamsburg: They were looking for brains — and a stiff drink. Comments (5)

May, 2015

Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

Editor’s Picks: Film fests, zombies, Chaka Khan, and other great things to see and do in Brooklyn this week. Comment

Open water: Beach season begins in Coney

Photo Galleries: Life’s a beach for Brooklynites. Comments (2)

UPDATED: Vets call for reopening of Downtown monument

Photo Galleries: Borough President Adams has now pledged $1 million to help restore the Cadman Plaza World War II memorial. Comments (4)

Vikings invade Bay Ridge!

Bay Ridge: Owl’s Head Park hosted the 15th-annual Viking Fest on May 16. Comment

UPDATED: LICH developer reveals plans for towers in Cobble Hill

Cobble Hill: Now with new and improved renderings. Comments (52)

Fleeced! Zoo gives sheep their summer haircut

Prospect-Lefferts Gardens: It was a case of hair today, gone tomorrow! Comment

MoCADA celebrates 15 years with masquerade ball

Fort Greene: There’s no masking it — this was one successful bash! Comments (1)

Mass appeal: Doc to talk Italian-American devotional art in Bay Ridge

Event: A Bay Ridge wine bar that also slings oysters is serving up some “Mary on the half-shell.” Comments (2)

Flatbush biz leaders toast Markowitz at Kings Theatre

Photo Galleries: It was a gala fit for Kings. Comments (1)

That’s a wrap! Gowanus’s Film Biz Recyling to close

Gowanus: The company is calling “cut!” on its operation, and selling off all its stock at heavily discounted prices. Comment

Book loving bikers tour libraries across Brooklyn

Books: Bookish bikers and bikish bookers teamed up for the Brooklyn Public Library’s “Bike the Branches” event on May 9, riding to libraries in neighborhoods near and far across the borough in an attempt to see who could hit the most checkpoints, or just have a nice ride. Comments (1)

Africa’s top contemporary art coming to Red Hook

Art: Manhattan’s fancy contemporary art fair Frieze is this weekend, but you can save the ferry fare, because Brooklyn is having its own fancy contemporary art fair Comment

Trucks, kids have a blast together

Greenwood Heights: PS 295’s “Touch-a-Truck” event brought kids and trucks together again. Comment

April, 2015

Wham! BAM: Thank you, ma’am!

Fort Greene: Brooklyn’s cultural elite celebrated outgoing Brooklyn Academy of Music President Karen Brooks Hopkins at a gala on April 29. Comment

Old-timers day! History buffs to play 19th-century baseball

Event: Why reenact the Civil War when you can reenact a Civil War-era baseball game? Comment

Robots take Downtown: Polytech grad students show off innovations

Downtown: The robots are coming! Comment

All clear! Test proves Gowanus was OK for a swim

Cleaning Our Waterways: Turns out the most polluted waterway in America would have been deemed fine to swim in by the city had it tested the fetid waters that day! Comments (3)

Recap: The Great Gowanus Canal Swim of 2015 — with slideshow!

Cleaning Our Waterways: No one covered yesterday’s Earth Day swim of the Gowanus Canal like The Brooklyn Paper, and no one will give you a recap like this one. Enjoy! Comments (7)

Hole lotta art! Museum exhibit celebrates Arnold Lehman’s legacy

Art: Art lovers flocked to the Brooklyn Museum on April 15 to toast the museum’s departing president, Arnold Lehman, Comments (7)

Universoul Circus dazzles audiences at Aviatior

Photo Galleries: What a show! Comments (1)

Tots toddle toward Easter treasure

Downtown: Tots from across the borough convened Downtown on April 2 to comb Albee Square for Easter treasure. Comments (1)

Food fest serves up regional delicacies of Fifth Avenue

Dining: Talk about street food! Comment

Cobble Hill photographer captures a disappearing Brooklyn

Art: Take a look now — before it is gone. Comments (5)

Special feature

Photo Galleries: Acclaimed filmmaker Darren Aronofsky dropped by his old middle school, Mark Twain IS 239 in Coney Island, to be inducted into the school’s Alumni Hall of Fame. Comment

March, 2015

Looking at the best

The Greatest Story Ever: It’s official: The Brooklyn Paper is the best of the better. Comment

Terror at 85 feet

Photo Galleries: When Luna Park’s Cyclone roller coaster stalled near the top of its first hill during the second ride of the season on March 29, trapping a dozen riders 85 feet above Coney Island, nobody at the amusement park bothered to contact the police or fire department. Comments (5)

Oh baby! Red Hook tenants say building unsafe for their new kids

Red Hook: A Red Hook landlord who leased cheap apartments in a less-then perfect building is putting the lives of toddlers in danger as he jacks up rents and disregards necessary repairs, claim some long-time tenants who have procreated since moving in — and now expect a better living environment. Comments (20)

Sit on it! Reynoso and Rizzo arrested at senior center protest

Williamsburg: They sat down for justice. Comments (12)

Irish ramblers

Bay Ridge: Ridge eyes were smiling during the neighborhood’s beloved St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 22. See our slideshow for all the green-clad fun. Comments (3)

Authors share obscure history of Greenpoint

Books: These guys really get to the point. Comments (4)

Brooklyn Nightlife Awards celebrates borough’s party people

Bushwick: If Brooklyn’s nightlife scene felt a bit quiet last weekend, it might be because its best and brightest were celebrating elsewhere. Comment

Spring is here — let it snow!

Photo Galleries: Brooklynites across the borough streamed outside and rejoiced as winter came to an official end today, welcoming the spring and all its good tidings. Comments (1)

Cement truck topples over in W’burg, bystander scoops cement into pothole

Mean Streets: A cement truck driver injured his back on Tuesday morning when the loaded truck he was driving tipped over, spilling wet cement all over Varick Street in Williamsburg, officials said. What happened next was someone making the best of a bad situation. Comments (5)

Refuge on the market: Fort Greene community center’s days numbered, officials say

Fort Greene: A Fort Greene building that has housed daycare and senior centers for four decades is up for rent to the highest bidder because the city failed to reach a lease renewal deal, according to administrators of the city-funded programs. Comments (9)

Saint Patrick’s Day Parade rolls through Slope

Park Slope: Hundreds of bagpipers, dancers, military veterans, and others in the Irish spirit marched in the Brooklyn Saint Patrick’s Day parade on March 15. Comments (3)

Perp-walked for a cause: Councilmen arrested rallying for striking car wash workers

Greenwood Heights: Cops arrested a pair of councilmen on Wednesday morning for blocking traffic in a show of solidarity with the striking workers of a Greenwood Heights car wash. Comments (1)

Praying dress-up: Purim is pure fun at Brooklyn Heights temple

Brooklyn Heights: Let the Purim party begin. Comment

February, 2015

The big mermaids: Flippers on full display during Bushwick bash

Bushwick: It was a real-life Enchantment Under the Sea dance. Comments (1)

Cinematic transitions: Brooklyn’s old theaters take new forms

Development: The picture palaces of yesteryear are hiding in plain sight. Comments (2)

PHOTOS: Firefighters battle Williamsburg blaze

Photo Galleries: The waterfront Williamsburg warehouse that went up in flames early on Saturday morning is still smoldering, and fire officials say it could continue for weeks. Comments (2)

January, 2015

You call that a blizzard?

Photo Galleries: We toured the aftermath of the historically over-estimated storm, and got a cool time-lapse video. Comment

Brooklyn coming back to life as blizzard fizzles

Photo Galleries: So much for that blizzard. Comments (5)

Hops to it: Hardworking reporters put new beer’s taste to the test

Branding Brooklyn: The Brooklyn Paper took a break from reporting the day’s news to swirl the new Braven beer around on our sophisticated palates and brew up some hard-hitting hops criticism. Comment

UPDATED: Kings Theatre reopening sparks gentrification fear

Photo Galleries: Pols want the reopened Kings Theatre to make Flatbush a destination on par with Manhattan’s most opulent cultural attractions, but a local business leader fears that would drive out mom-and-pop shops. Comments (5)

Deadly fire in Prospect Heights

Prospect Heights: One man died and 18 people were injured, four of them seriously, when flames tore through an apartment building on Flatbush Avenue in Prospect Heights, according to a Fire Department spokesman. Comments (3)

Celebrating King in Kings County

Event: Martin Luther King, Jr. would have plenty to keep him busy in Brooklyn these days. Comments (1)

Everyday gourmet: Our arts editor’s office coffee ritual

Photo Galleries: Here is proof you don’t have to have to go to a laboratory-style cafe to get your gourmet on. Comment

Indie-music newsletter’s greatest hits

Music: Publisher and promoter Todd Patrick walks us through his favorite Showpaper covers as the staple of the scene stops printing. Comment

Strong, silent type: Ridgite goes to the mat in quest to be the ‘baddest’

Nathan’s Famous: She works as a home health aide, but spends many of her evenings suplexing opponents into oblivion. Comments (2)

Christmas leaves: Brooklynites turn holiday pines to pulp at annual letting-go ritual

Photo Galleries: Christmas is officially over. Comment

Three kings for a day: W’burg Christians mark holiday, honor slain officer

Williamsburg: Hundreds took to Graham Avenue in Williamsburg on Sunday afternoon to celebrate Three Kings Day. Comment

Park Sloper makes sci-fi sculptures from old toys

Art: It is a whitewash! Comment

New Year’s by the sea: Ringing in 2015 in Coney Island

Photo Galleries: An aide to Borough President Adams said that ringing in the new year in Coney Island could become a new tourist tradition. Our reporter put the hypothesis to the test, braving the ocean breeze on the Boardwalk, renting a room at a by-the-hour motel, and the next morning, taking the polar bear plunge. Comments (4)

Woah, baby! First newborn of 2015 a Brooklynite

Photo Galleries: Several borough parents rang in the new year with a little bundle of joy, including one at the stroke of midnight. Comment

PHOTOS: Grand Army Plaza fireworks herald start of 2015

Event: The annual fireworks display at Grand Army plaza drew scores of people too smart to travel overseas to Manhattan to ring in the new year. Relive all the action with our slideshow. Comment

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