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Monday, Nov. 26, 2012

Lights, theater, action!

Theater: On the stage, you have to do your own stunts. Comment.

Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012

Sit back with your coffee and Carmine.

Sunday Screech: Carmine doesn’t need an introduction. Just read it. Comments (1).

Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012

Best folk friends forever

Formed in the youthful days of college, Bombadil is a North Carolina pop-folk quartet that has survived the years by sticking to what matters — the music. Comment.

Friday, Nov. 23, 2012

Police: We rebuilt Bergen Street’s makeshift bike lane barrier

Mean Streets: Bergen Street’s makeshift bike lane barricade is back — and this time cops say they’re the ones who built it. Comments (36).

Fairy tale search for a ‘Disney on Ice’ star

Theater: Disney’s got talent! Comment.

Our roving Bartoonist finds a place to enjoy movies with a brew

Bar Scrawl: Bill Roundy — The Brooklyn Paper’s artistic drinking critic — has discovered an establishment where you can rent DVDs and enjoy alcohol. Comments (1).

A news sandwich

Page 1: You know what’s the best part about community news? It’s just as good on Friday as it was on Thursday. Sure, it’s fun reading BrooklynPaper.com and enjoying all of the stories when they’re piping hot and at their freshest — but there’s something to be said for savoring a second helping of your favorite local news coverage in our print edition. There’s still plenty of great stuff in there, and who knows, maybe you missed out on some of our best reportage during the busy holiday week. We’ve got tons of good journalism left over, it’s all made with care, and we guarantee another news feast will keep you hustlin’, Brooklyn. Comment.

When attending a play set in Rome …

Theater: Et tu, audience? Comment.

Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012

It’s Thanksgiving!

Photo Galleries: Turkey was on everyone’s mind this week as scores of borough business leaders opened up their hearts — and refrigerators — to supply residents with free birds for their Thanksgiving table. Gobble up all the good will in our slide show! Comment.

New tasting room treats olive oil like wine

Shopping: You know you prefer a Pinot Grigio to a Chardonnay, but do you know your favorite varietal of olive oil? Comments (1).

Art is a beach after Sandy

Art: Go to beach and enjoy the waves — on the banks of the Gowanus. Comments (1).

So many faces in and out of my life…

The Dad: This week, The Dad ponders the lives of all those kids he’s helped raise through osmosis. Comments (1).

Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012

Under a-taxi! Arena cabs turn streets into parking lot, neighbors say

Atlantic Yards: Read their lips: no more taxis! Comments (26).

Fish fuel farm: Bushwick market will boast ‘aquaponic’ garden

Bushwick: Yemi Amu believes that fish poop can change the world — or at the very least change an abandoned Bushwick lot into a thriving farm. Comment.

Sandy leaves Coney Island Hospital in critical condition

Coney Island Hospital is open, but still healing from Hurricane Sandy’s assault, city hospital officials said yesterday. Comment.

Cops question ‘John Doe duffel bag’

Link: Police are talking with a ‘person of interest’ in the murders of three Brooklyn shopkeepers. Comment.

Will you root for the Brooklyn Nets or the Manhattan Knicks?

Nets: As the Nets gear up for their first game against their rivals from across the river, the borough’s basketball fans must make the call and throw their support behind Brooklyn’s new home team or a franchise that chooses to employee Rasheed Wallace. Our columnists say the choice is easy.

Nets big guys better than aging, overrated Knicks

Front Court: Go ahead, Knicks fans, enjoy it — because we all know it won’t last. Comments (12).

Trust the stats and root for the Nets

Back Court: Before the NBA season tipped off, Councilman Jumaane Williams (D–Flatbush) voiced the concerns of his constituents in a single Tweet. Comments (1).

Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012

Cops seek ‘person of interest’ in shopkeeper killings

Link: Investigators are hunting for a man seen near two of the three stores where Brooklyn merchants lost their lives in a series of mysterious murders all committed with the same gun. Comment.

Be kind, rewind, sip wine

Videology, one of Brooklyn’s most beloved video rental joints, has found a timeless formula for keeping its business open: booze. Comments (1).

Brooklyn Marathon a runner’s high for borough’s joggers

Photo Galleries: Who needs the ING New York City Marathon when you can run 26.2 miles without leaving the borough? Comments (2).

City to volunteer ax men: Lower your chainsaws and stop chopping trees

Link: These post-storm tree-cutters have an ax to grind with the Parks Department Comment.

Rosanne Cash sings for Red Hook

Music: Now you can square dance for a cause. Comments (1).

Cops: Bike bandit snatches girl’s cellphone

Bay Ridge: The theft leads this week’s 68th Precinct police blotter. Comment.

Monday, Nov. 19, 2012

Gowanus condo plan advances, but councilman warns there will be flood

Gowanus: The development company Lightstone Group won’t let Hurricane Sandy — or an angry councilman — stand in the way of its plans to construct a massive housing complex on the banks of the Gowanus Canal. Comments (9).

Finally, a happy hour for parents

Clinton Hill: Bedford Hill Coffee Bar is giving parents a break every Saturday night. Comments (15).

Coney recovery effort drafts Johan Santana

Mets ace Johan Santana voluteered in the Sandy relief effort, handing out lunches in Coney Island. Comment.

Eldorado back for another season

The Eldorado will be back for another season — once workers finish cleaning up after Hurricane Sandy. Comment.

Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012

Scare tactics: Masked thieves knock over Ridge bank, say police

Bay Ridge: Cops are looking for two costumed crooks who held up a Bay Ridge bank last month. Comments (2).

Coney recovery effort drafts Johan Santana

Mets ace Johan Santana voluteered in the Sandy relief effort, handing out lunches in Coney Island. Comment.

Friday, Nov. 16, 2012

Update: Police arrest man for yesterday’s deadly hit-and-run

Williamsburg: Police have 27-year-old man in custody, claiming he drove off after killing one person and injuring another in Williamsburg yesterday. Comments (3).

Bartoonist checks in on Red Hook

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking illustrator shows his support for businesses hit by Hurricane Sandy — and here’s how you can help, too! Comments (1).

She’s 82, has lived in the Bossert Hotel for four decades, and wants to stay there

Brooklyn Heights: Monica Greir has lived at the Bossert Hotel in Brooklyn Heights during bad times and good, and, as new ownership takes over, she wants to make sure she remains. Comments (2).

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