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Friday, Nov. 9, 2012

The New York City Marathon is canceled, but the Moby-Dick Marathon is still on

A great American novel is getting its running shoes on. Comments (1).

Arts venues bounce back from Hurricane Sandy

Art: Sandbags weren’t the only line of defense against Hurricane Sandy. Comment.

Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012

Moth band prophecies

Music: Black Moth Super Rainbow is coming to Brooklyn — so get ready for music inspired by the slurry of bold opposites that was the 1980s and 1990s. Comment.

Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012

Campfire-style play presents ghostly love story

Love stories really are ghost stories. Comment.

Brooklyn’s election live blog!

Politics: Today is the day when Brooklynites come together to exercise the most fundamental expression of democracy — but this year they’re doing it at a time when the borough is still reeling from Hurricane Sandy. Comments (3).

Monday, Nov. 5, 2012

Nerd-themed karaoke for sci-fi geeks

Nerds don’t do karaoke — unless it’s “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” night. Comments (1).

Federal aid comes to Coney Island

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has opened up shop here, but not everyone is singing its praises. Comments (8).

All a blurb: Novelists celebrate Shteyngart for his book cover praise

A group of writers will come together to read from the backs of their books instead of the pages on the inside. Comment.

Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012

How Carmine got through Hurricane Sandy

Sunday Screech: Carmine spent the day before the storm of the century like he does just about every weekend: eating with his family. Comments (9).

Brooklyn Nets triumph in borough’s first home game since 1957

Photo Galleries: The Nets kicked off a new era with a victory over the Toronto Raptors in the first pro sports home game in Brooklyn since 1957 — providing a moment of respite for a borough still reeling from Hurricane Sandy. Comments (11).

The right type

It’s not what you say it, it’s what font you use to say it. Comment.

Friday, Nov. 2, 2012

Aquarium under the sea: If power isn’t back soon, maritime menagarie may leave boro

Brooklyn’s aquatic inhabitants may need to find a new home if power isn’t restored soon at the New York Aquarium. Comment.

Sandy in Coney: Storm puts dunes on Boardwalk

Photo Galleries: Hurricane Sandy lived up to its name in Coney Island. Comments (3).

National Guard floods Brighton Beach

Somebody should tell Mayor Bloomberg that the National Guard is already here — even though he doesn’t want them marching through Brooklyn. Comments (9).

Hurricane crashes Congress race

Politics: The race to replace retiring Rep. Ed Towns will wrap up next week, but no one seems to care about it right now — the candidates included. Comment.

This week’s print edition

Page 1: It’s been a trying few days. The deadly storm that hit Brooklyn took lives, ruined businesses, left our neighbors homeless, and paralyzed our borough’s infrastructure. In these difficult times, we must look out for our neighbors, help where we can, and keep hustlin, Brooklyn. Comment.

Sandy smashes the Shore

Photo Galleries: Sandy destroyed a piece of Coney Island history. Comment.

Sandy bring Steph closer to family, friends, and city

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie weathers the storm. Comment.

Beaten badly in dorm room

Brooklyn Heights: Plus all the other crime from Brooklyn Heights and Downtown’s 84th Precinct blotter. Comments (4).

Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012

The ‘queue’ train! Commuters warn of lengthy lines for shuttle buses

Limited subway service returned to Brooklyn on Thursday, but storm-stranded commuters hoping to reach Manhattan on free shuttle buses found themselves waiting in lines as long as 90 minutes just to get onboard. Comments (9).

More photos of Sandy and its aftermath

Photo Galleries: Here’s an additional batch of photos showing Hurricane Sandy hitting the borough — and the damaged it left behind. Click here for pictures from Southern Brooklyn neighborhoods. Comments (3).

Mayor slams Marty’s National Guard request!

Mayor Bloomberg tossed Borough President Markowitz’s National Guard plea out the window on Wednesday, saying the hurricane-ravaged borough doesn’t need any extra protection. Comments (34).

Bodega braves storm to sell Ditmas Parkers milk, cigarettes, beer

Ditmas Park: Neither rain nor gale-force winds nor falling trees stopped one Ditmas Park bodega from supplying the neighborhood with water, milk, smokes, and six-packs. Comments (2).

Here’s how to apply for federal aid for Sandy–related damage

Brooklynites who sustained property damage in Hurricane Sandy can apply for funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. To request for federal aid, register at disasterassistance.gov or call (800) 621–3362. The agency asks that applicants have their address, insurance information, and social security number ready. Comment.

How to help

Many Brooklynites are being called back into work, but if your office is still closed and you’re starting to go stir-crazy, there are plenty of ways to help the cleanup and recovery effort around the borough. Comment.

Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012

Limited subway service will begin tomorrow; Nets home opener postponed

Some subway service will return to Brooklyn on Thursday — but due to the limited transit access Mayor Bloomberg canceled the much-hyped Nets home opener at the Barclays Center. Comments (22).

Storm stories: How Brooklynites got through Hurricane Sandy

When Hurricane Sandy swept through Brooklyn on Monday night, it left behind floodwater, debris, and about 2.5 million stories. Each borough resident has a different story of the storm — whether it’s a tale of hardship, loss, perseverance, pragmatism, community, comedy, or something else entirely. Below are a few of Brooklyn’s stories.

Bar owner’s narrow escape from flooded basement

Red Hook: The water hit Sunny’s Bar in Red Hook when Tone Balzano was in the worst place possible: the basement. Comments (2).

Pulped fiction: DUMBO’s bookkeeper finds his store under water

DUMBO: Hurricane Sandy is one for the books — and the unprecedented storm went straight for the books, too. Comments (1).

Storm crushes Red Hook artist, businessman

Red Hook: The artist and the businessman didn’t share much in common before Hurricane Sandy besides an Imlay Street address — but the storm left both of them picking up the pieces of everything they had worked so hard to build. Comment.

Beekeepers’ honey-making plan ruined by Sandy

A million bees living on the banks of the East River met a horrible end on Oct. 29 when Hurricane Sandy tore their hives apart. Comments (19).

Thirst quencher: Wine shop delivers well into storm

Bedford-Stuyvesant: Many Brooklynites stocked up on the essentials before Sandy’s arrival — but some still ran out of necessary fluids. Comments (1).

Snapshots of Sandy

Photo Galleries: Our photographers, reporters, contributors, and readers captured some amazing photos of the storm and its aftermath. Here are some of their best shots. Comments (1).

Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012

SANDY DAY 2: Brooklyn’s definitive hurricane liveblog

The storm has passed — and Brooklyn is out surveying the damage. Comments (8).

Monday, Oct. 29, 2012

IT’S A BROOKLYN CYCLONE: The borough’s definitive Hurricane Sandy liveblog

The storm is here. Comments (13).

Sweet relief! Leske’s Bakery celebrates Sandy’s arrival with blackout cake contest

Bay Ridge: Here’s one hurricane-related blackout you’ll actually enjoy! Comments (2).

Staying put! Stalwarts refuse to leave evacuation areas

Many residents in low-lying areas are refusing to evacuate, claiming they’d rather face Hurricane Sandy surrounded by the comforts of home. Comments (11).

Joggers should stay out of bike lanes, cyclists warn

Mean Streets: Joggers who use bike lanes to escape crowded sidewalks are running afoul of roadway laws — and putting cyclists in danger, leading pedal-pushers and bipeds agree. Comments (36).

Surveillance camera turns Williamsburg sidewalk into catwalk

Fashion: Who’s the best dressed on N. Seventh Street? Is it the hipster girl with the black jeans, Capezios, and slow-slung top? Or the dapper man in the brown three-piece suit with the matching green-and-brown shoes and tie? Comments (4).

Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012

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).

Our intern made a music video!

Perspective: Here’s a shout out to Stevie Goode. Comment.

Friday, Oct. 26, 2012

Judge: Lawyers chomping at bit to cash in on Coney Boardwalk trip-and-falls

Coney Island: New plastic and concrete sections of the Coney Island Boardwalk could be land mines for the city — and a financial boon to slip-and-fall lawyers — a judge warned on Thursday. Comments (3).

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).

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