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Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011

Brooklyn remembers 9-11

Everyone has a personal story about 9-11, a day that touched every single New Yorker. We asked our readers to share their remembrances — and the result is a broad cross-section of reactions and memories. Click below to read them all.

Minute by minute — a day that will live in infamy

Ten years after Sept. 11, we still remember every second of that tragic day. Here is a brief timeline on the nightmare that changed New York. Comment.

A reporter remembers the day

Brooklyn Angle: We hated those damn towers. Comments (3).

Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011

A widow’s tale: Remembering 9-11

Park Slope: For the longest time, Marian Fontana’s fatherless son, Aiden, wanted to be a firefighter — just like the old man he lost on 9-11. Comments (2).

Friday, Sept. 9, 2011

The legacy of Sept. 11

Perspective: Who owns the legacy of 9-11? What have we learned since that horrifying day? We asked local leaders to weigh in. Click below for their thoughts as we enter the 10th anniversary ceremonies.

Say cheese! Grilled sandwich truck hits Fort Greene Park

Dining: One of the most historic spots in Brooklyn is now home to the most modern take on grilled cheese sandwiches. Comments (35).

City is backwards on Prospect Park work

Letters: Our letters page tells it like it is (well, at least how our readers think it is). Comments (5).

Your weekend reads — from three booksellers

Books: Once again, the ladies of BookMark Shoppe, Greenlight and Word give us their hot books of the week. Comment.

Drive on over to Crown Victoria

Bar Scrawl: A former garage becomes a great beer hall. Comment.

Worst weekend ever!

Weekend Watch: This weekend’s transit snafus. Comments (1).

Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011

Grimm: I’ll take on my party over Irene relief funds

Bay Ridge: The borough’s lone Republican congressman is poised to battle his own party’s leadership — and put his budget-cutting credentials on the line — to make sure that Brooklyn gets more Hurricane Irene relief money. Comments (8).

The playoffs should be the Mellencamps in a walk

Greenpoint: Check out our playoff preview as The Brooklyn Paper breaks down the Brooklyn Kickball League’s postseason tournament. Comments (10).

Never forget — with The Brooklyn Paper

Page 1: It’s been 10 years and, admit it, sometimes even you can’t make complete sense of 9-11. That’s where we come in. In this week’s Brooklyn Paper, you’ll find a full guide to marking the somber anniversary in any way that you see fit. Our guide offers perspective pieces, calendars of cultural and civic memorials, some historical coverage and even an iPhone app that can help. Click the link above to download it all — plus all our other news, arts and features. Honor the past, but celebrate the present — that’s The Brooklyn Paper credo. Comment.

Editorial: Do not allow a cross to defile Trade Center memorial

Editorial: The Brooklyn Paper’s feisty editorial board takes a strong stance against a bill that would turn a cross — the ultimate Christian religious symbol — into the centerpiece of the World Trade Center memorial museum. Comments (18).

This comedy fest is a messy good time

Nightlife: Eugene Mirman does what he does best (with booze!) Comments (4).

Never forget — thanks to these 9-11 memorial events

This month will mark the 10th anniversary of the 9-11 attacks, and Brooklyn will play host to several memorial events vigils, musical performances, poetry readings, and charity runs across Brownstone Brooklyn and Bay Ridge. Comment.

Slope Catholic school principal turns critics into converts

Meet Maura Lorenzen, head of St. Saviours School. Two years ago, she was the Devil. Comments (7).

Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011

Breaking moos! Aggie the cow is dead

Park Slope: Prospect Park’s legendary daily queen losses battle. Comments (6).

Neighbor ruins Prospect Heights garden

Meadows of Shame: A reckless building owner in Prospect Heights destroyed an adjoining community garden on Vanderbilt Avenue by dumping a giant mound of dirt and rocks on top of vegetables and plants to build a wall between his land and the greenspace. Comments (71).

Grimm: Make ‘9-11 cross’ a national monument

Rep. Michael Grimm wants to turn the ultimate 9-11 symbol of Christianity into a national monument. Comments (22).

Williams: Cops wouldn’t have cuffed me if I was white

Prospect Heights: In his first public comments since he was detained by police at the West Indian Parade on Monday, Councilman Jumaane Williams contends that the incident happened because of the color of his skin. Comments (10).

Want to see the Twin Towers again? There’s an app for that

The ghosts of Sept. 11 are still with us. And now you can get two more — the Twin Towers themselves — on your iPhone. Comments (7).

Grimm weighs in on trashy situation in Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge: The Republican congressman says we need garbage cans — for moral reasons! Comments (15).

Another senseless cyclist death in Williamsburg

Mean Streets: A bike rider was killed after a car struck him and dragged him through an intersection on Rodney Street — the second such death in days. Comments (48).

Arts world remembers 9-11

Here’s your roundup of ways to remember and honor what was lost on Sept. 11, 2001. Comments (1).

Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011

Cops detain councilman at West Indian Day Parade

Park Slope: Was it racial profiling? Many think so. Comments (10).

Call him Jack Leather-sick! This pitcher is amazing

Cyclones: Jack Leathersich is a legend in the making — and he’s not afraid to let you know! Comment.

Horsing around! Jane Walentas to finally open her carousel

The instant waterfront icon will start thrilling kids of all ages (or at least some of them) on Sept. 16. Comments (11).

Swedish band wants to get physical

Music: Peter Bjorn and John — legends of Scandivania — are calling on all fans to rush the stage at Brooklyn Bowl. No, we mean it. Comment.

Catch ‘Pee Wee’s Big Adventure’ in Red Hook next week

Cinema: The greatest movie about a bike theft — ever. Comment.

Dealing with Irene like a ’50s TV dad

The Dad: Sometimes father really does know best. Comment.

Monday, Sept. 5, 2011

Cops track another attack by South Slope sex fiend

Windsor Terrace: A sex fiend groped another woman in South Slope on Saturday in the seventh assault in the area since March — days after cops ramped up their efforts to catch the attempted rapist. Comments (4).

Cyclones end regular season by crushing Yanks

Cyclones: Get set for the rematch on Tuesday night as the playoffs begin. Comment.

Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011

Can you believe the nerve of these peoples!

Sunday Screech: This week, Carmine goes off on low-life scumchops who booed kids that were doing a great thing — keeping Brooklyn beautiful! Comments (3).

Cyclones prepare for post-season by thrashing the Yankees

Cyclones: A pre-playoff tuneup goes well for Brooklyn. Comment.

Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011

Cyclones make the post-season with win over Yankees!

Cyclones: A loss by Williamsport clinches the wild-card spot for the surging Clones. Comments (1).

Friday, Sept. 2, 2011

Birders save swan in Prospect Park!

Meadows of Shame: Talk about an Achilles beak! Comments (31).

Cops ramp up hunt for South Slope sex fiend

Windsor Terrace: Cops in South Slope are passing out hundreds of “Wanted” posters and boosting patrols in an effort to nab a sex fiend who’s prowled the area since March. Comments (1).

Cyclones unravel the Spinners for the second straight night

Cyclones: And a Williamsport loss gives the Clones a one-game lead for the wild card with three games to play. Comment.

Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011

Cyclones unravel the Spinners

Cyclones: Wild-card race remains even with four games to play. Comment.

Rogelio does it again! Fort Greene’s mug-holding legend is going to the nationals

Fort Greene: The busboy at Der Schwarze Kolner bested a Manhattan rival to earn a slot in the U.S. mug-holding competition. Comments (1).

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