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Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014

Span of time: Locals recall the building of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

Bay Ridge: The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge turned 50 on Nov. 21, and after half a century connecting Brooklyn and Staten Island, practically everybody has a story about the span. Comment.

What to read this week

Books: Neighborhood booksellers give their top picks of new literature. Comment.

Friday, Nov. 28, 2014

Goodbye Blue Monday saying goodbye — again

Bushwick: The Bushwick venue is one of several live music spots shutting down around Brooklyn Comment.

‘Nothing is sacred,’ sez priest following church-burglary spree

Bay Ridge: Call us the borough of church break-ins. Comment.

Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

Nightlife: Dance to Robyn one last time, play winter trivia with Pat Kiernan, buy some freaky gifts in Coney Island, and other great things to do in Brooklyn Nov. 28–Dec. 3. Comment.

Android of many faces growing up Downtown

Circuit Lord: This robot is supposed to help autistic kids better relate to fellow humans. Comment.

Cops after Bay Ridge bag thief

Bay Ridge: Police are looking for the woman who took a shopper’s unattended purse from an 86th Street clothing store on Nov. 8. Comment.

Bulgarian pickling workshop comes with a side of cultural exchange

Dining: This class is kind of a big dill. Comment.

NYPD: Night owl stealing W’burg party people’s purses

Williamsburg: Police are searching for a man who they say has been haunting Williamsburg bars, waiting to grab patrons’ unattended bags when they’re not looking. Comment.

Fall in love with Kneehigh Theatre’s ‘Tristan & Yseult’

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: The British troupe brings its popular production to Dumbo. Comment.

Bay Ridge lights up for the holidays

Bay Ridge Nights: Now you are stuffed full of Turkey Day cheer — and turkey — our pals at explain where to work off that stuffing by rocking out in the Ridge. Comments (1).

Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

Giving thanks

Page 1: The Brooklyn Paper has a rare day off, and we hope you are enjoying whatever you’re doing. What we’re thankful for, briefly: spiral-bound notebooks, Twitter, cords to charge your phone from your laptop, Freddy the coffee guy downstairs, Chipotle — hey, there isn’t much hot food around MetroTech — the dollar slice place — again — the advertisers who keep the lights on, and the readers who keep us honest. Thanks for reading, and thanks in advance for checking back to find all the info you need to keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comments (1).

Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

Ferguson here: Protesters flood Manhattan Bridge, Flatbush Avenue

Downtown: Demonstrators surged over the Manhattan Bridge on Tuesday night to protest a grand jury’s decision not to charge white Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson with any crimes for shooting black teen Michael Brown dead in August. Comments (26).

Reporter’s notebook: NYPD cop whacked me at Ferguson protest

A police officer hit me in the stomach with a baton while I was covering Tuesday night’s demonstrations. Comments (6).

Spiked punch! Williamsburg venue Spike Hill closing very soon

Changing Brooklyn: It’s heading to the great Bedford Avenue in the sky. Comments (1).

Coney Island puts a freaky spin on holiday gift market

Shopping: Forget sidewalk sales — this is a sideshow sale! Comment.

Judge: P’Park Residence owner greedy

Park Slope: The owner of a Park Slope old-folks-home who is trying to shutter the place and sell the building for millions was motivated purely by greed, not by financial hardship as his employee previously claimed, a judge ruled in a scathing decision challenging a state-approved closure plan. Comments (3).

Cyborg night: Robot will turn on Downtown Christmas lights

Event: This is the droid MetroTech Commons was looking for. Comment.

Zorn again! Legendary composer celebrates 30 years of ‘Cobra’

Music: John Zorn is bringing his famous composition back to where it all began — sort of. Comment.

Reporter talks artist exodus ahead of Vice Media’s expansion

Our Williamsburg correspondent Danielle Furfaro appeared on BK Live to discuss the mass relocation of arts organizations ahead of the hipster media juggernaut’s January move-in to two buildings at Kent Avenue and S. First Street. Click through to watch the whole conversation. Comments (1).

What the Nets can learn from my cousin Sal

Flagrant Fowl: Or how I learned to continue worrying while the Nets drop the ball. Comment.

Danish church rings in Christmas in Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn Heights: Glædelig jul! Comment.