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Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012

Carmine remembers the World Trade Center bombing — and an old friend

Sunday Screech: This week, Carmine gets some sad news, and the memories come rushing back. Comments (2).

Brace for it! Evacuations ordered as Hurricane Sandy nears

Mayor Bloomberg is giving residents of Coney Island, Manhattan Beach, Gowanus, Greenpoint, and Sheepshead Bay just a few hours to pack up and leave town. Comments (2).

Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012

Fish tales: New graphic novel tells of Hudson River mermaid

Books: The Little Mermaid lived under the sea, but she wouldn’t dare go into the Hudson. Comments (2).

Friday, Oct. 26, 2012

Drinks on the White House! Election–themed cocktails please partisan pub-goers

Never talk politics at a bar — just let the color of your drink speak for itself. Comments (16).

Enjoy Monday, bloody Monday at Fort Greene’s new butchering class

Dining: A restaurant in Fort Greene is offering a class on butchering large, medium, and small animals. Comments (4).

Our roving Bartoonist finds a bit of England in Bushwick

Bar Scrawl: Fancy cocktails get Roundy’s seal of approval at this cute Wilson Avenue joint. Comments (5).

UPDATE: ‘Frankenstorm’ halts most weekend service changes

Weekend Watch: Everything you read about weekend service changes is now false. Comment.

Kings Plaza Mall sold for $751 million

Link: Our pals at BrooklynDaily.com have the goods on a huge real estate deal in southern Brooklyn. Comment.

Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012

WATCH: Know-it-alls go head-to-head at Park Slope pub trivia championship

Park Slope: Q: What’s the best place to show off your useless knowledge about Brooklyn? A: Trivia finals at the Sackett. Comment.

Nets season preview: It’s a battle between big guys and little guys

Front Court/Back Court: Meet the Nets — and the two hoops experts we brought in to cover them. Comments (3).

Big pun

Page 1: Here’s a short list of possible headlines The Brooklyn Paper considered publishing to announce the arrival of the Islanders at the Barclays Center:

"Ice to meet you, Brooklyn"
”Brooklyn nets Islanders”
"Barclays on ice"
”Brooklyn finally gets Zamboni”

Which one did we choose? You’ll just have to read our print edition — on paper or in convenient PDF format — to find out. Thanks for reading and keep hustlin’, Brooklyn. Comment.

Checkin’ in with Brooklyn’s foremost ghost expert

Checkin’ in with: Did you know Alfred T. White’s ghost is a foot fetishist? Ever think that Jacques Torres opened his chocolate shop in Brooklyn because of paranormal forces? Were you aware that there are sperm-stealing witches in DUMBO? If you answered no to any of these questions, you need to have a chat with supernatural insider L.V. Salazar. Comments (4).

Folson zombie blues: Undead version of Johnny Cash rises for Jalopy concert

Music: Johnny Cash famously sang that he shot a man in Reno just to watch him die — but did he eat the guy’s brains? Comment.

My daughters and women’s rights

The Dad: This week, The Dad realizes how lucky he and his kids are becasue they live in a country where women have rights. Comments (6).

Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012

THE PUCK DROPS HERE

The New York Islanders have signed a 25-year lease with the Barclays Center, moving the team from the suburban portion of Long Island to the urban. Comments (50).

Picture this: Our baby walrus!

The New York Aquarium released photos — and a video — of it’s newest resident, Mitik the baby walrus! Click above to see them! Comments (3).

Bump your a-- off, one last time!

Coney Island: Friday may might be your last chance to bump your a-- off! Comments (1).

Golden claims not to support mosque spying, but letter says otherwise

Bay Ridge: State Sen. Marty Golden is all for spying on mosques — except when he’s not. Comments (14).

Wanted: Obama and Romney?

Art: A new street art campaign is anything but an endorsement for this year’s candidates. Comments (3).

Marco Polo gets facelift: Major makeover for classic Italian eatery

Changing Brooklyn: The owners of a legendary Italian restaurant are saying “Ciao!” to their old-school, fresco-lined dining room and reinventing the eatery to fit into Carroll Gardens’s hip dining scene. Comment.

Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012

Carney: City snipped my zipline

Development: An old-school Coney Island carney is barking mad because he thinks the city is trying to stifle competition in the People’s Playgound. Comments (2).

How adults can let loose for Halloween

Nightlife: As trick-or-treaters hit the hay after crashing from the sugar high, grown-ups seize the moment for a night of boozy, late-night shenanigans dressed to invoke their wildest fantasies. Comments (7).

Learning to fear the bomb: Atomic survivors teach Brooklyn students the horrors of war

Downtown: Two survivors of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic attacks — and the grandson of the man who ordered the bombings — moved a classroom of high school students to tears with an impassioned plea to bring an end to the nuclear age. Comments (6).

Infinite fest: Foster Wallace fan club a supposedly fun thing they plan to do again

Books: Self-proclaimed book geeks are celebrating all things David Foster Wallace with a new meet-up group that promises to be as quirky, obsessive, and self-deprecating as the hipster lit icon himself. Comment.

Sen. Marty Golden butts heads with rival Andrew Gounardes regarding education

Bay Ridge: The two contenders all but drew blood at their third meeting before the November election. Comments (4).

Monday, Oct. 22, 2012

Paulie drops the gloves!

Downtown: Paulie “Magic Man” Malignaggi has a message for the naysayers: I won. Comment.

Bridging the gap: Lentol pushes for bike lane on Pulaski

Mean Streets: Greenpoint’s Pulaski Bridge will gain a bike lane and lose a lane of automotive traffic if a North Brooklyn politician gets his way. Comments (77).

Two new eateries planned for Brooklyn Bridge Park

Bridge ‘Park’: Park officials are dishing out two food-focused plans to rake in funding at Brooklyn Bridge Park: a small take-out shack and an upscale rooftop restaurant with Manhattan skyline views. Comment.

Friday, Oct. 19, 2012

One year after Lefevre’s death, what has changed?

Mean Streets: The dangerous conditions that led to the death of cyclist Mathieu Lefevre remain as hazardous now as they were one year ago today, when a hit-and-run driver killed the 30-year-old artist and ignited a street safety movement that sought to change the city’s traffic enforcement culture. Comments (20).

WATCH: Perp torches Bensonhurst couple’s trash can, urinates on their car

Link: It’s a weird one, and our pals at BrooklynDaily.com are all over it. Comment.

Controversial new Park Slope school zoning lines revealed

Are you in for PS 321 or PS 107? Or are you out? Comments (10).

Who needs Walgreens? After pharmacy replaces grocery, nabe plans its own co-op

Windsor Terrace: A band of kale lovers are hoping to bring a co-op to Kensington and Windsor Terrace following the closure of a beloved Key Food — and the pending arrival of a Walgreens pharmacy in its place. Comments (9).

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