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Monday, Nov. 12, 2012

Jam from the past

Music: Friends who play together, stay together. Comment.

Sheepshead Bay desperate for electricity

Photo Galleries: Major sections of Hurricane Sandy-ravaged Sheepshead Bay still don’t have electricity, heat, or hot water, say residents and merchants who are spending their third week repairing damaged homes and storefronts. Comments (1).

Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012

Carmine’s like a kid in the candy store!

Sunday Screech: This week, we remind you that nothing makes Carmine more content than kids having fun — and him eating candy! Comment.

Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012

The guide to vintage shopping in Williamsburg and Greenpoint

Fashion: Just because you love vintage wares doesn’t mean you can’t love your iPhone. Comments (2).

Cartoonists are the stars of this comic show

An artist is taking the page to the stage. Comments (1).

Friday, Nov. 9, 2012

Arts venues bounce back from Hurricane Sandy

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

Our roving Bartoonist discovers a new Kensington gastro pub

Bar Scrawl: In the second cartoon review of this week’s Bill Roundy double feature, our drinking illustrator scopes out Hamilton’s. Comment.

Ridge volleyballers won’t let Sandy spike their dreams

Link: Hurricane Sandy has left most of Fontbonne Hall’s varsity girls volleyball team — and its coach — homeless, but the athletes say the games must go on. Comment.

Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012

Cement Boardwalk couldn’t weather Sandy’s wrath, advocates say

Hurricane Sandy proved Boardwalk advocates’ claims that wood is good — especially during major storms. Comments (5).

Our roving Bartoonist finds a buzzing little bar near the BQE

Bar Scrawl: Hurricane Sandy coverage got in the way of last week’s Bar Scrawl, so this week we’re making up for it by giving readers two straight days of Bill Roundy’s legendary illustrated drinking reviews. Check back tomorrow to see Roundy’s take on another new bar! Comments (7).

Early returns indicate

Page 1: The polls are closed, the ballots are being counted, the results are coming in — and at this point we’re ready to make the call: The Brooklyn Paper is awesome. Readers across the borough have made their voices heard and shown support for the incumbent in neighborhood news once again. It’s hard to say, exactly, how The Brooklyn Paper keeps winning issue after issue — perhaps it’s the great articles, amazing photographs, top-notch arts coverage, or captivating columnists. Or maybe it’s the way it keeps hustlin’, Brooklyn. Comment.

Lessons learned during Hurricane Sandy

The Dad: This week, The Dad learns that you can’t shield your kids from everything — and sometimes that’s a good thing. Comments (1).

Playwrights find new home in Bath Beach

Theater: Southern Brooklyn theater’s got bite. Comment.

Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012

O’ yeah! Barack enjoys big Brooklyn win

Politics: Brooklyn is still Barack-lyn. President Obama won his second term in the White House with 81 percent of the borough’s vote, once again making Brooklyn the biggest Barack-backing county in the state. Comment.

Surf Avenue businesses: Sandy crippled us

Surf Avenue merchants say Hurricane Sandy flooded their stores and damaged supplies — and at least one Coney Island merchant is considering abandoning his beloved People’s Playground forever. Comment.

G train service returns

Transit: The “Brooklyn Local” is back! Comments (2).

Shelter shocker: Homeless move into Carroll Gardens building — right now

Carroll Gardens: A controversial plan to turn a vacant W. Ninth Street building into a homeless shelter became a reality on Tuesday night due to Hurricane Sandy. Comments (14).

Here’s what the Nets must do to win

Front Court/Back Court: The Nets had a strong showing on opening night, but fell to the weak Toronto Raptors in the second game of their short existence in Brooklyn. Our columnists — one a staunch supporter of big men, the other an expert on the league’s guards — tell you what that means for the borough’s new home team.

She got out the vote! Sloper’s pre-election marathon helps Sandy evacuees vote

Park Slope: In some parts of the country, people spend their time fighting tooth-and-nail to prevent others from voting. But here in the Brooklyn, locals are giving their blood, sweat, and tears to get everyone they can out to vote — especially in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Comment.

Crook steals iPhone — shatters it during his getaway

Park Slope: Plus all the other crime news from Park Slope’s 78 Precinct. Comments (2).

Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012

Fairway’s return is a ways off

Red Hook: Don’t expect to find organic kale, artisan cheeses, or Greek yogurt in Red Hook any time soon. Comments (7).

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).

North Brooklyn to MTA: Give us the G train … or at least give us shuttle buses

Williamsburg: Talk about the “ghost train.” Comments (9).

Monday, Nov. 5, 2012

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).

Here’s your Brooklyn subway system status!

Transit: It’s back to work for Brooklyn — so here’s an update on the status of the rails more than one week after the city’s subway system ground to a halt due to Hurricane Sandy. Comment.

Don’t believe the Tweets! Roll ‘n’ Roaster survives Sandy’s onslaught

Link: Tweets of Roll ‘n Roaster’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. Comment.

Get cash back for food spoiled by Sandy

Link: Did you lose power after Hurricane Sandy — and with it all of the food in our fridge? If so, you may be eligible for reimbursement from Con Edison. Here’s the form! Comment.

Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012

Occupy Wall Street preoccupied with Sandy relief

Red Hook: The demonstrators from Zuccotti Park are helping Brooklynites in need after the storm. Comments (6).

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).

Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012

Prospect Park reopens, more trains coming back on track

Brooklyn’s backyard is back. Comment.

Gas pains! Fuel shortage leaves borough on edge

Hurricane Sandy’s aftermath has created a gas shortage for the ages that’s disrupting commuters and businesses throughout the borough, motorists say. Comments (19).

Bringing out the big guns! Coast Guard vessel arrives in Narrows to assist in Hurricane Sandy recovery

Bay Ridge: Bay Ridgites have a new neighbor: a heavily armed 270-foot U.S. Coast Guard Cutter harbored near the 69th Street Pier. Comments (1).

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