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Blue goes red: North Brooklyn authorities join Santa to deliver toys to tots

Bushwick: They’re commanders in cheer! Comment

Brooklyn Paper a matter of life and death for mayor: DeBlasio ‘lived and died’ on newspaper for chunk of his life

Park Slope: He’s Brooklyn Paper’s biggest fan! Comments (6)
BoroBeat: They’ve got that warm and fuzzy feeling! Comments (1)

A ‘Saturday Night Fever’ dream


A ‘Saturday Night Fever’ dream

Event: Bay Ridge burned up the dance floor — for one night only! Comments (6)
Event: Ridgites headed to St. Anselm’s school last weekend for the annual Winter Wonderland festival, which featured a visit from Santa, “Nutcracker” performances from the Bay Ridge Ballet troupe, arts, crafts, games, and a bouncy house. Comment
Event: Coney Islanders and other Brooklynites braved the first snow of the season to visit the first weekend of the Coney Island Winter Wonderland charity event at the Coney Island Museum. The second-annual event became even bigger this year, with a holiday market, a visit from Santa, a yo-yo performance, and a holiday laser light show, according to the organizer who came up with the idea. Comment
Art: Catch a glimpse of an unseen city! Comments (1)

It was a beloved holiday tradition — with extra love!

Canarsie: This tree-lighting really sparkled! Comment
Bay Ridge: They’re going Dutch for Christmas! Comments (1)

The Apple of my eye: Why the Downtown Apple Store matters

My Column Vinny: Who cares? I do, that’s who. Comments (12)

Scary-good fun: Jolly old elf spooks youngsters at Ft. Greene tree-lighting ceremony

Fort Greene: It was the fright before Christmas! Comment
Shopping: Call it fair weather! Comments (2)
Event: It was a finger-lickin’ good deed! Comment
Event: These Nets stars helped the troops hit the hoops! Comment
Williamsburg: They are so — sorta — inspiring! Comments (4)
Sheepshead Bay: Maybe she wanted to enroll her pups? Comment
Event: It was a day to say thanks to those who deserve it most. Comment

Ridgites eat up at Scandinavian Autumn Festival

Bay Ridge: It was a taste of Nordic traditions! Comment
Event: These elders sang some oldies for the 11th-annual Senior Idol competition. Comment
Dining: From hot sheets to hot plates! Comments (7)

Festive field trip: Ridge kids cut class to paint windows in annual fall event

Bay Ridge: This was more than just window dressing. Comments (1)
Canarsie: They’re getting stronger every year. Comment

Kids celebrate Halloween at Connie Lekas School

Sheepshead Bay: These superheroes are students too! Comment
Dyker Heights: It’s a corner of remembrance. Comment
Event: It was an autumnal oldie but a goodie! Comment
Marine Park: Ghouls, ghosts, and monsters descended on Lenape Playground for the Marine Park Halloween Fall Festival on Oct. 21, sponsored by state Sen. Marty Golden (R–Marine Park). But walking among the dead was also a lively 1960s hippy who danced her heart out all day, said the mom of 10-year-old Sara Arshavsky. Comment
Dining: This brewery has an open-pour policy! Comments (2)
Event: Call it an old cause with a new effect. Comment
Event: Who runs the Ridge? For one October day every year, it’s the Ragamuffins! Comment
Event: Call it an old ballgame with some new players. Comments (6)
Event: One day after the Ragamuffin Parade, thousands of Ridgites once again flooded Third Avenue on Oct. 15 to take part in the avenue’s 44th annual festival. Comment
Coney Island: Talk about going back to school! Comment
Mill Basin: They’ve got style! Comment
Event: Pooches paraded in their scariest, cutest, and most creative costumes — some of them in coordination with their human companions — at the Canine Costume Contest on Oct. 8 as part of Narrows Botanical Gardens’ Fall Harvest Festival. Comment
Marine Park: Bark the herald angels sing! Comment
Event: More than 300 runners toed the start line at the 5th-annual Bay Ridge Half Marathon on Oct.7. The race course, which started and ended at the American Veterans Memorial Pier at 69th Street and looped along the Shore Road Promenade twice, was a scenic one, which eased the pain of the 13.1 miles of pavement pounding, according to the race’s overall winner. Comment
Event: Pets and their people from across the Ridge descended on the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Bay Ridge on Oct. 8 to receive personalized blessings — and the pious pups were on their best behavior for the indoor ceremony, holding their barks in for later, according to one attendee. Comment
Event: The tradition marches on. Comment
Event: These runners gave back to families who gave all. Comment

Party on the pier: Hollywood royalty hits the county of Kings for green space’s gala

Brooklyn Heights: It was a starry night in Brooklyn Bridge Park! Comment
Bay Ridge: The Democratic candidate for Bay Ridge’s Council seat is now running away from Mayor DeBlasio in a bid to woo conservative district voters, despite taking a more supportive stance toward the party standard-bearer during the primary. Comment
Bay Ridge: There was no separation between church and taste last Sunday! Comments (1)
Manhattan Beach: Talk about new and M-proved! Comment
Cobble Hill: It’s fall’s biggest block party! Comments (1)
Sheepshead Bay: They gave out food as sweet as the New Year! Comment

Fun on Fifth Avenue!

Fun on Fifth Avenue!

Event: It was a final taste of summer in Sunset Park. Comment

Story time: Readers revel in literary fair’s bounty

Downtown: It was a book bonanza! Comment
Sheepshead Bay: May their memories be a blessing — and a lesson. Comment

Comforting a community: Coney’s ‘Night Before’ ceremony at MCU Park honors the fallen of Sept. 11

It was a moving night for a community seeking comfort. Comment

Marine Park comes together to remember 9/11 16 years later

Marine Park: They will never forget. Comment

Winning by a whisker: Coney Island’s annual mustache competition

Event: Talk about hair-raising! Comment
Bensonhurst: It was one long Sunday dinner! Comment
Brighton Beach: This was a jubilant Jubilee! Comment
Park Slope: They hit the Slope! Comment
Fort Hamilton: They’re true American patriots. Comment
Nightlife: They’re raising the roof! Comment
Clinton Hill: All eyes were on the sky! Comment
Park Slope: It was a walk to remember! Comments (1)
Coney Island: Come check this out! Comment
DUMBO: These bikers got the beat! Comment
Ferry Tales: Set sail for the hippest ’hood. Comments (3)
Dining: It’s a big brews-er! Comment

Slip-n-slide with a twist

Slip-n-slide with a twist

Marine Park: Hundreds of revelers had the time of their lives during a Blacklight Slide party at the Aviator Sports and Events Center on July 21. Partiers from all over zoomed down giant water slides filled with fluorescent green slime and then danced the night away to a disc jockey playing popular beats. Comment

Ferry tale of Dumbo

Ferry tale of Dumbo

Ferry Tales: Time to sail down under — the Manhattan Bridge! Comments (1)
Sunset Park: A Council candidate owns properties listed among the city’s 250 most worst-maintained buildings — in the district he wants to represent. Comments (1)
Fuzzy Brooklyn: Don’t call it a catwalk! Comments (2)
Sheepshead Bay: Mellett’s getting a makeover! Comment
Fort Greene: Call it a creative union. Comment
Editor’s Picks: The week we’ve got dolled-up doggies, a French festival, the classic “Casablanca,” and much more! Brooklyn is the place to be! Comment
Bay Ridge: Call it a bazaar sight. Comment
Marine Park: It’s the Golden oldies! Comment
Art: They didn’t stick a pin in it — they stuck 7,000 pins in it! Comments (4)
Art: They didn’t stick a pin in it — they stuck 7,000 pins in it! Comment

The ferry tale of Red Hook

The ferry tale of Red Hook

Ferry Tales: Paint the town Red! Comments (3)
Marine Park: What a bunch of maniacs! Comment
Bay Ridge: They made fast work of this meal. Comment
The Ride: A Cyclones first baseman Jose Maria grounded into three double plays and reliever Joe Napolitano gave up four runs in two innings as the Cyclones fell to the hated Staten island Yankees 7–4 at MCU Park. Comment
Bay Ridge: Talk about wet ’n’ wild! Comments (1)
Dining: Brooklyn is chasing rainbows — and catching them! Comments (6)
Fort Hamilton: Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton hosted a celebrity softball game at the Fort Hamilton military base on June 16, honoring the Army’s birthday and shining a spotlight on the work of the forces. Comment
Dining: A swank new spot in Brooklyn Bridge Park! Comments (1)
Park Slope: Kings County has never been prouder of its queens. Comments (3)
Fuzzy Brooklyn: It was a dog’s day out! Comment
Brooklyn Heights: It’s their first step toward first mate! Comment
Bay Ridge: It’s a Dunn deal! Comment

Ladies night! We celebrate Brooklyn’s strong, selfless women

Dyker Heights: Like the borough they’re from, the Brooklyn Women of Distinction Class of 2017 are a tapestry. Comments (2)
Bay Ridge: Call it a ferry-tale commute. Comments (5)
Bay Ridge: You could say they like piña coladas and getting caught in the rain. Comment
Coney Island: Brooklyn war hero Capt. Michael Berdy was honored in his native Coney Island with a street co-naming on West Aveneue on May 22. Comment
Bay Ridge: They were decked out in red, white, and blue — but not for the country you’d think. Comment
Brooklyn Heights: Octopus and orangutan and eagle — oh my! Comments (2)
Bay Ridge: They took Bay Ridge by storm! Comment

Kids choir, bouncy castle delight at BayFest

BoroBeat: It was a “BIG” day in the Bay! Comment

Marco! Polo! Somebody help!: Mom-and-pops gather to save Brooklyn as we know it

The Corner Store: These guys have got a lot on their plate. Comments (3)
Fuzzy Brooklyn: They’re baaaaa-ck!* Comments (2)
Retired Bishop Thomas Daily, the Bishop Emeritus of the Brooklyn Archdiocese, whose legacy included fund-raising triumphs, a highly publicized clash with a governor over abortion, and the taint of pedophile priest scandals in two dioceses, died on May 15 at age 89. Comment
BoroBeat: It was their privilege to attend. Comments (5)
Courts: Once again, it was out with the old, in with the new. Comment
Torch relay kicks off senior games Comment
Coney Island: It was a barrel of laughs! Comment
Bridge ‘Park’: This art is water under the bridge! Comments (6)
Bridge ‘Park’: This art is water under the bridge! Comment
DUMBO: A visit to this Dumbo office building owned by Jared Kushner makes it easy to see why you would want to work at Etsy, and not just because of the free bagels. Comments (10)
Brooklyn Heights: Call it a b-earth day party! Comment

Another egg-stravagant Easter at Aviator!

Marine Park: Youngsters had an egg-cellent time running around filling their baskets with colorful eggs and petting farm animals during the annual Easter egg hunt at the Aviator Sports and Events Center in Marine Park on April 15. Comment
Bay Ridge: Call it a three-egg omelet! Comment
Canarsie: About 100 young-at-heart seniors donned their creative headpieces for a contest. Comment
It’s game-on at the People’s Playground! Comments (1)
Music: It’s Steeling the spotlight! Comments (4)
Sheepshead Bay: Time to break out the popcorn and cracker jacks! Comment
Park Slope: Call it an ice gesture. Comment
Bushwick: They’re breaking down doors — and glass ceilings! Comments (1)
Fuzzy Brooklyn: Call it the luck of the labradoodle. Comment

The perfect storm photos!

The perfect storm photos!

Look, Winter Storm Stella wasn’t quite the borough-burying blizzard we were promised, but unlike the so-called meteorologists at the National Weather Service, our photographers are pros and they always deliver. So soothe your disappointment over Tuesday’s tempest in a teapot by checking out their epic snow snaps. Comment
Bay Ridge: It was a multimedia Megillah! Comment
Fort Greene: But not with bagpipes — those were all taken. Comment
Bedford-Stuyvesant: What’s better than a talking dog? A spelling bee! Comments (1)
Marine Park: Youngsters got to be serious bird watchers for the day — on the lookout for flying hawks and falcons — during the Parks Department’s Birds of Prey event at the Salt Marsh Nature Center in Marine Park on Feb. 23. Comment
Cinema: The Dapper Don lives on! Comment
A miniature therapy horse trotted into the Boro Park Center on Feb. 20 to brighten up seniors’ day with some love from the fluffy foal. Comments (1)
Harbor Watch: Volunteers handed out dozens of stuffed animals, cards, and toiletries to vets at the Brooklyn Veterans Affairs Hospital on Feb. 14. Comment
Immigrants in Sunset Park and Bay Ridge shuttered their storefronts and stayed home from work on Thursday as part of a national protest against President Trump administration’s policies toward immigrants. Comments (6)
Midwood: Talk about a variety show! Comment
Bay Ridge: The Vikings invaded! Comment
Bay Ridge: Give peace a chants! Comment
The man who turned around the Brooklyn Academy of Music died on Saturday. Comment
Hey Brooklyn, we see you out there shovelling your walk, breaking out the sleds, and chucking snowballs. Here’s what your neighbors were up to during Winter Storm Niko. Comments (1)
Greenpoint: They’re wearing their politics on their sleeves! Comments (11)
BoroBeat: These performers must have been right at home in Coney Island! Comment
Clinton Hill: Now if they can just invent driverless cars! Comments (6)
Dance: Tweens said “ni hao” to the Chinese New Year during middle school David A. Boody’s celebration welcoming the Year of the Rooster on Feb. 2. Comment

NYU engineering school evacuated after rooftop machinery malfunctions

NYU engineering school evacuated after rooftop machinery malfunctions

Downtown: The irony of machinery failure hobbling a building full of tech geniuses was, of course, not lost on the whiz kids.. Comment
Awesome: Talk about bodega heroes! Comments (21)
I’m gonna let you in on a little real-estate secret. You ready? One word: “Georgetown.” Comments (2)
Sunset Park: Tens of thousands said ni hao to the Year of the Rooster at Sunset Park’s annual Lunar New Year Parade on Jan. 29. Comment

A whole new world! St. Ephtram’s first-ever musical is ‘Aladdin’

Bay Ridge: Students at St. Ephrem School transported audiences to the fictional village of Agrabah in their version of the Disney musical “Aladdin Jr.” on Jan. 13–15 — the school’s first full-scale theatrical production. The pint-sized performers dazzled audiences with 21 musical numbers in a colorful production that took the entire community to produce, said one parent. Comment
Fort Greene: Activist Opal Tometi was the keynote speaker at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s annual event. Comments (7)
He interviewed the artist live on video while he was getting inked. Comments (2)

Fairway opens in Georgetown

Fairway opens in Georgetown

Shopping: It’s “like no other market” — except the one in Red Hook Comment
Park Slope: There have been three protests over the past three nights demanding he fight various Trump nominations. Comments (8)
BoroBeat: It is the circle of plant life. Comment
Plus a slideshow from the chilly New Year’s Day tradition. Comment
Welcome to Brooklyn! Comments (3)

Prospect Park’s NYE fireworks show is a blast!

Prospect Park’s NYE fireworks show is a blast!

Prospect Heights: Check out our photos! Comment
DUMBO: This kid gives it two enthusiastic thumbs up. Comment
Bay Ridge: This Hanukkah celebration is all about the oil. Comment

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