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Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012

Watch out: Here’s our 12 to watch in 2012

The new year is here, so keep your eyes on these up-and-comers, who are sure to do big things in 2012. Comments (8).

Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012

Carmine got nuttin’ for Christmas

Sunday Screech: And you guessed it, he’s mad about that. Comments (1).

Friday, Jan. 6, 2012

It’s ‘Brodaway’ — get used to it!

Williamsburg: The MTA is refusing to fix a 75-year-old typo at the Broadway G train station because it claims a misspelled mosaic that reads “Brodaway” is a part of city lore — but the blooper is giving local grammarians clause for concern. Comments (12).

Uprooted! City chops Prospect Park ‘tree houses’

Meadows of Shame: The city wants Prospect Park’s homeless tree dwellers to make like a tree — and leave. Comments (26).

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! Comments (1).

Human nature: Artist dresses Park Slope trees in sweaters

Park Slope: Here’s one crowd that won’t bark about getting a homemade sweaters for the holidays — because trees can’t complain! Comments (19).

Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012

Tree houses: Vagrants take residence in Prospect Park trees

Meadows of Shame: A group of homeless people has turned the rotted-out trees in Prospect Park into their own Keebler Elf-style shanties, only they’re not making cookies — they’re destroying a delicate ecosystem, according to park watchdogs. Comments (33).

Divorce: Read all about it! Author pens book on painful breakups

Crown Heights: Does the topic of failed marriage make for great fiction? Writer Gary Lutz certainly thinks so. Comment.

‘basik’ally delicious: Williamsburg’s new small plates spot a hit

Dining: It’s back to basics for a new suds, spirits and small bites bar on Graham Avenue. Comments (1).

Not your grandma’s sock hop: Cabaret celebrates 1950s tunes

Art: The music may have died on Feb. 3, 1959, but the tunes of late greats Buddy Holly, the Big Bopper and Richie Valens will be exhumed on Jan. 12 at the Bell House, at a modern-day cabaret tribute to the big three. Comment.

Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012

Hit and run: Shot cabbie collides with Heights brownstone

Brooklyn Heights: A passenger shot a livery cab driver in the neck then fled from the car after it smashed into a Brooklyn Heights brownstone on New Year’s Eve, police said. Comments (7).

Street (light) art: Quirky banners rise above Park Slope

Park Slope: A prolific Park Slope painter is giving new meaning to the expression “high art” by hanging his whimsical creations on street light poles above Fifth Avenue. Comment.

A ‘feast’ for the eyes: Exhibit showcases best food photography

Art: Feast your hungry eyes on 65 mouth-watering morsels of food photography at the “Feast Your Eyes” exhibition at the powerHouse Arena, opening Jan. 6. The delectable group show is part of the New York Photo Festival, and features food-related works shot by a mix of renowned and amateur photographers, to create a delicious display of images that pay homage to anything and everything that provides us with sustenance. Comments (1).

Surf’s up: Ho’Brah’s tacos are a taste of California — in Bay Ridge!

Foodie-in-Chief: Hey bro — got a jones for some righteous SoCo-style eats? Make the drop into Bay Ridge, where Ho’Brah, Bay Ridge’s new surfer-inspired taco joint, is currently riding the sweet wave of success. Comments (2).

New Year’s resolutions: Let your kids make their own!

Fearless Parenting: It’s 2012 now, and time to start making good on those New Year’s resolutions — but don’t confuse goals for yourself with goals for your kids; let them be themselves. Comment.

Partiers beware: Two Clinton Hill robbers target late-night revelers

Clinton Hill: Police are grappling with two separate robbers, though their methods are the same — they’re attacking people who may be stumbling home after a night of drinking. Comments (7).

Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012

City: New fencing will defuse bike path ‘bombing zone’

Fort Greene: The city says a bigger fence will stop rocks and debris from being thrown onto the Navy Street bicycle lane below. But some bicyclists say much more needs to be done before they’ll use the route again. Comments (26).

Cold comfort! Guided winter walk keeps the doldrums at bay

Event: Join psychotherapist Lynne Spevack at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden on Jan. 8 for a tour past barren trees, bright berries and rustling grasses. It’s a dose of self-help for the price of museum admission! Comment.

Monday, Jan. 2, 2012

Another South Slope sex attack!

Park Slope: A woman is groped on Fourth Avenue - right in front of her boyfriend - two months after the South Slope Sex Fiend’s last assault. Some wonder if the predatory pervert has returned. Comments (10).

‘April’ in wintertime

Theater: The Heights Players bring a springtime classic to the stage. Comment.

Swimmers brr-ring in the New Year!

Two groups of frigid water fanatics jumped into the Atlantic Ocean yesterday. One group did it for a good cause; the other to honor its founder. Comment.

Eating his words! Alex Borgognone bails on bid to unseat Rep. Grimm

Bay Ridge: The former cupcake shop owner wants to open up a Manhattan restaurant instead. Comments (1).

Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012

Brooklyn’s party animals usher in 2012 with a bang at Grand Army Plaza!

If the world does go up in smoke in 2012 Brooklyn’s thrill seekers can say that they were there to celebrate the beginning of the end! See all the fun in our slideshow. Comment.

Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011

Old mayors never die, they just fade away

Midwood: A John Lindsay campaign ad from 1965 resurfaces on a Flatbush building — and flummoxes a new generation of residents. Comments (8).

Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011

The sound and the fury: Greenpoint irate about late-night construction noise

Greenpoint: Greenpoint residents heard more than silver bells during the holidays — a noisy pile driver working late into the night has kept neighbors awake over the past two weeks. Comments (2).

Blizzard fallout! Brooklyn is a garbage dump

Brooklyn Is Angry: Brownstone Brooklyn was still awash in refuse on Wednesday, more than 10 days after the first flakes from the Mega-Blizzard of 2010 began. Comments (8).

Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011

Christmas slap! Good Shepherd tree lighting dedicated to accused pedophile

Bay Ridge: Msgr. Thomas Brady was arrested for accosting a teenage boy in October. His flock remembered him this Christmas during a tree lighting — something the victim’s family finds disgraceful. Comments (1).

The real F-ing mess starts next week

Carroll Gardens: Trains will skip three key Brownstone Brooklyn stations starting on Monday, due to necessary trackwork on the elevated Culver Viaduct. Comments (14).

Three goons jump 28-year-old

Carroll Gardens: Plus a smattering of other crimes from the 76th Precinct in Carroll Gardens. Comments (1).