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Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012

Carmine starts the New Year where he left the old one — in a fit of anger

Sunday Screech: In this week’s screech, our columnist recaps a year’s worth of irritability. Well, actually, he’s really just mad with FedEx. Comments (5).

Friday, Dec. 30, 2011

2011 rewind: Brooklyn remembers one wacky year

Here it is — our scintillating look back on a year that even we couldn’t believe. Comment.

Food gossip for the new year!

Dining: Yes, it’s this week’s roundup from our Foodie in Chief. Comment.

This ‘Witch’ is ‘Sea’ worthy

Bar Scrawl: A South Slope tavern with a nautical motif — and a clam roll! — draws a rave from our bartoonist. Comment.

The weekender! Here’s what you should do on Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Editor’s Picks: Once again, the invaluable Brooklyn Paper is back with some tips for a great weekend. Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comment.

Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011

Chew on this!

Bushwick: Storefront Bushwick and Norte Maar, two Bushwick galleries, celebrate the new year with two new openings — plus snacks and mimosas! Comment.

Murray New Year!

Ring in 2012 right with comedy legend Murray Hill. Comment.

Sweet charity: Faithful flock to help crumbling church

Park Slope: The Old First Reformed Church hasn’t held a single fundraiser to repair its crumbling roof — but the money keeps pouring in. Comment.

Loon lovers flock to Prospect Park for annual bird count

A strange climate is affecting bird populations, according to the Audubon Society. Comment.

Laughy New Year! Comedians crack their first jokes of 2012

Nightlife: Stop us if you’ve heard this one before — but at the sixth annual 50 First Jokes comedy extravaganza event at the Bell House on January 4, the material is so new that chances are, you haven’t. Comment.

Happy holidays from the MTA!

Weekend Watch: This may be the greatest weekend ever on the rails. Comments (1).

Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011

‘Kung fu’ judge’s kin sues Park Slope assisted living center

Park Slope: Prospect Park Residence was supposed to be Judge John Phillips’s salvation — but it ended up killing him, the jurist’s nephew claims. Comments (3).

iEntrapment: Teen claims cops tricked him into buying stolen smart phone

Bay Ridge: Undercover cops rounded up dozens of suspects in Brooklyn as part of a massive citywide sting — but one burnt teen says that his arrest was illegal and plans to sue the city for damages. Comments (27).

Cops: Josh Rubin was in money trouble

Murdered Ditmas Park cafe owner Josh Rubin may have been moonlighting as a drug dealer — and might have even known his killer. Comments (3).

Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011

Kruger’s five-figure prison stay

Bay Ridge: State Sen. Carl Kruger, who was convicted of corruption charges last week, could collect nearly $70,000 a year while cooling his heels in prison, state officials say. Comments (6).

Comedian Doug Moe is Brooklyn’s worst dad!

Windsor Terrace: You may not find that funny — but, trust us, it’s pretty hysterical. Comments (2).

BUGS infestation! New charter school gets ready to sting Park Slope

Park Slope: A group of corporate big-shots want to open a “community based” middle school in the neighborhood - but some parents want to take a fly swatter to the idea. Comments (8).

Monday, Dec. 26, 2011

‘Menorah Wars’ return with battle of the Hanukkah beacons

Oy-vey-izmir, here we go again. Comments (3).

It’s closing time for New St. Clair Restaurant

Boerum Hill: Famed “flipper” Joe Sitt said the space would be reborn “as soon as possible.” As what? He won’t say. Comments (6).

Hey, kid, get over it! A very special Christmas column

The Dad: Our Dad teaches his kids how to deal with disappointment (and there’ll be a lot — they’re his kids, after all!). Comments (2).

Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011

No Hail Marys — just hailing plaster

Park Slope: Thanks to some ceiling damage, the Old First Reformed Church will be closed to Christmas services — but the show will go on, Pastor Daniel Meeter promises. Comment.

Friday, Dec. 23, 2011

Rubin murder leaves Ditmas Park reeling

The search for Josh Rubin is over — but the investigtion into his death has just begun, leaving his neighbors asking, “What happened?” Comments (10).

See ‘Dick and Jane’ drink

Bar Scrawl: A new Fort Greene tavern earns a rave from our bartoonist. Comments (3).

Downtown to city: Give us MTA’s Jay Street eyesore!

Downtown: Brooklyn’s high-tech CEOs are calling on the city to give up its long-vacant eyesore at 370 Jay St. so that NYU can transform it into a flashy science center — the latest in a salvo of publicity for the cutting-edge project. Comments (2).

Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011

Missing cafe owner found — murdered and charred in a Pennsylvania field

Ditmas Park: The sad end to the mysterious disappearance of Whisk owner Josh Rubin. Comments (9).

Time cops! Fancy watch maker wages war against Rolex Deli

The Greatest Story Ever: It was a matter of time! Comments (7).

Fans mourn demise of ‘Bored to Death’

Boerum Hill: A few hundred super-fans of HBO’s mysteriously canceled Brownstone Brooklyn ode, “Bored To Death,” flocked to the Brooklyn Inn on Wednesday night after the show’s creator Jonathan Ames mentioned on Twitter that he and one of the stars, John Hodgman, would be drowning their sorrows. Comments (1).

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