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Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Preparing for Ebola in Brooklyn

Health: A day before news broke of a possible Ebola case in Manhattan, health officials convened Downtown to assure residents that they are ready to contain the contagion. Comments (1).

Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

Nightlife: Celebrate Dia de Los Muertos, catch a puppet film festival, discover what the hell “Mormon funeral potatoes” are, and more great things to see and do in Brooklyn Oct. 24–30. Comment.

Bartoonist drinks hooch with some pooches

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking cartoonist goes barking mad for the pictures of dogs in suits at Bushwick bar Miles. Comment.

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts unveils its 2014-15 season

Art: Music, dance, and family musicals will rock the boards for the Center’s 60th-anniversary season. Comment.

Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Subway musicians to police: Let us play

Music: Buskers rallied this week after a video of an apparent wrongful arrest in the Metropolitan Avenue G station went viral. Comments (7).

Brooklyn's space race

Circuit Lord in space! Reporter tries on space suit made at the Navy Yard

Circuit Lord: It’s one small step for The Brooklyn Paper, one giant leap for Brooklyn. Comments (1).

Space is the place: Companies compete to send tourists out of this world

Fort Greene: Brooklyn’s budding aerospace industry is counting on the private space-travel sector to take off in the next few years. Here are the companies that could make the Navy Yard’s resident spacesuit makers rich. Comment.

Glasslands to shatter, shutter — and reports blame Vice

Williamsburg: Another music venue bites the dust. Comment.

Norwegian reality TV show casting Americans with Nordic heritage

Bay Ridge: Many of Bay Ridge’s Nords wouldn’t qualify for the program, which producers insist is not a Norwegian “Survivor.” Comments (2).

How Peter Sarsgaard became the champion of a Park Slope church roof

Music: It involves a mandolin and a movie that was never made. Comment.

Yes, I think I’ve got problems

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie figures out that its best to walk a mile in someone’s shoes before blowing off their problems as insignificant. Comment.

The idea of The Brooklyn Paper

Page 1: Crafting The Brooklyn Paper isn’t as easy as it seems. It all starts with an idea — some little nugget in a reporter’s head that get mentioned in passing around the water cooler. It slowly grows into something greater, as phone calls are made, e-mails sent, tweets tweeted, photos taken, and things start to bloom. It all comes together in the page to your left, a beautiful collection of colors and words that gives you something to talk about around that water cooler, and that keeps you hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comment.

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

‘Kung-fu judge’ nephew gets his day in court

Park Slope: The trial in the lawsuit alleging medical malpractice in the old-folks-home death of civil court Judge John Phillips begins today. Comments (3).

Plastic surgery: Greenpointers say factory-condo scheme could poison

Greenpoint: A plan to build luxury condos on the toxin-laden site of a former plastics factory in Greenpoint could kick up pollutants and poison kids attending a planned school nearby, neighbors fear. Comments (7).

Arrest in Flatbush home-invasion murder

Crime: Police arrested a suspect in the Oct. 15 murder of a senior in Flatbush during a botched home invasion, but two more remain at large, according to police. Comments (6).

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Hate crime vs. hate crime: Accusations fly over Israel-Palestine Barclays fracas

Prospect Heights: Newly released video appears to deflate the claim of Pro-Palestinian activists who said Kings Bay Y director Leonard Petlakh, above, led a “gang of thugs” in an attack on a Muslim woman at the Barclays Center. Comments (38).

Homeward bound: Slopers show puppies love

Fuzzy Brooklyn: These pups are in the doghouse — in the best way possible. Comment.

Dump truck kills senior outside Barclays Center

Mean Streets: A dump-truck driver struck and killed an elderly woman near the Barclays Center on Monday afternoon, cops and FDNY officials said. Comments (8).

Picture books: Children’s author gives kids painting crash-course

Art: Painting is fundamental. Comment.

‘Dark Crystal’ creators will visit BAM for puppet film fest

Cinema: You look like Gelfing, smell like Gelfing, maybe you are Gelfing! Comment.

Young at art: Rising choreography stars dance into Dumbo

Dance: They are dance-stepping out! Comment.

Homeless man arrested for 9-11 memorial vandalism

Police arrested a homeless man they believe defaced the 9-11 memorial at MCU Park with white paint on Oct. 17. Comment.