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Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012

Who you gonna call: Expert on sexual specters tells all

Books: Is there something strange in your neighborhood? You better hope it’s not Il Masturbatore! Comments (3).

Color it theirs! New owners make pink brownstone a brown brownstone

Park Slope: Park Slope’s legendary pink brownstone is no longer pink. Comments (6).

Monday, Dec. 3, 2012

Restaurant from Italy’s hippest neighborhood opens in Brooklyn’s

Williamsburg: When in Brooklyn, do as the Romans do. Comments (1).

Shirts and giggles outside the Barclays Center

Park Slope: A landlord has given Brooklyn Rock, purveyors of quirky, handmade and often downright strange T-shirts, a prime piece of real estate across the street from the Barclays Center because he likes what they represent. Comments (15).

Critics: Clean ‘trash avenue’

Bay Ridge: Apartment tenants on 69th Street between Fourth and Fifth avenues must clean up their act, members of a Bay Ridge community panel say. Comments (2).

Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012

Carmine reads it, but he can’t believe it!

Sunday Screech: This week, Carmine says Denis Hamill should win the Wurlitzer Prize! Comments (6).

Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012

A white Russian Christmas

Cinema: This holiday season you can relive the nostalgic, cartoon-filled Saturday mornings of your youth by indulging in a spiked bowl of Fruity Pebbles at a cartoon and cocktail event. Comment.

Artful nudes: Adult performers show other side of pornography

Art: Come for the skin, stay for the art. Comments (2).

Friday, Nov. 30, 2012

Doctors check up on Red Hook

Red Hook: A ragtag group of doctors and medical do-gooders left their hospitals and clinics to care for Red Hook’s sick and elderly after Hurricane Sandy ravaged the neighborhood’s housing projects. Comments (1).

Art pranksters get drivers’ attention with fake parking tickets

Don’t worry, motorists: the orange slip on your windshield isn’t that piece of paper you never want to see — it’s just one of those surveys you’re never going to fill out. Comments (19).

Our roving Bartoonist discovers a cocktail spot in Gowanus

Bar Scrawl: Bill Roundy — The Brooklyn Paper’s artistic drinking critic — stumbles upon a Third Avenue watering hole that serves up classics and some original creations. Comment.

Sandy victims slam Recchia over sewer project

Talk about raising a stink! Comment.

Wheels of ire

Weekend Watch: It’s been one month since Hurricane Sandy and things are finally returning to normal in Brooklyn — yep, weekend track work is back. Good luck getting around the borough! Comment.

Friday night lights

Art: You won’t see a bazaar this bizarre but in Brooklyn. Comments (9).

Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012

New zoning maps approved for Park Slope’s most coveted schools

Park Slope: The controversial plan to shrink the areas that feed into two of Park Slope’s most beloved schools passed the test on Wednesday night. Comment.

G notes: Commuters sick of paying for transfers on Brooklyn Local

Transit: Riders of the Brooklyn Local want a free Manhattan transfer. Comments (17).

Skyscraping arts, retail, housing development planned beside BAM

Changing Brooklyn: Developers say they’ll pave over a parking lot and put up paradise next to the Brooklyn Academy of Music when they build a cultural center topped with housing. Comments (1).

Jackpot!

Page 1: It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for — the release of this week’s winning numbers! And here they come, now: it’s volume 35, issue 48. Wait, no, it’s not possible … it can’t be! You, dear reader, are the winner! You’re taking home the grand prize — an online copy of this week’s print edition. No longer will you spend sleepless nights dreaming about what it would be like to have your very own PDF version of the borough’s finest community newspaper. Those dreams are now your reality. Enjoy your newfound riches, and keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comment.

Coming to terms with the Season of Joy in a post-Sandy world

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie figures out that its good to give. Comment.

Lesser stars push Nets past Knicks

Nets: The Nets beat the Knicks in the first bout of the city’s new subway series — and our columnists say it was thanks to two of Brooklyn’s less high-profile players. Meet the under-appreciated stars in this week’s edition of “Front court / Back court,” below.

Reggie, Reggie, Reggie! Nets spark plug a nightmare for the Knicks

Front Court: It’s a name that has tormented Knicks fans for years: Reggie. Comments (1).

Whose house? Stackhouse!

Back Court: Brooklyn’s 96–89 triumph in the first installment of the battle of the boroughs showed a lot to like on the Nets lineup — save for the fact that shooter Joe Johnson still can’t remember how to shoot. Comment.

Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012

Water worries: Flooded Gowanus residents fear for their health

Gowanus: Gowanus dwellers fear the floodwater that inundated their homes and businesses during Hurricane Sandy contained raw sewage, dangerous bacteria, and harmful toxins that puts their health at risk. Comments (3).

Pastor holds church services at Williamsburg dive bar

Williamsburg: At this church service, a disco ball spins in the corner, the pews were once the back seats in vans, and you can get a PBR and a shot for just $5. Comments (5).

Volley vault! Long Island University Blackbirds fly west to take on Bruins

The Blackbirds are flying to California — and National Collegiate Athletics Association glory. Comment.

Park Slope artist turns copper into gold

Loew’s — for all your home improvement needs, and your next art installation. Comment.

Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012

Off view: Little-known vista at risk, preservationist claims

A picturesque view of the Empire State Building framed by Grand Army Plaza’s iconic arch is in danger of being blocked forever. Comments (20).

Three injured as fire rips through Ridge apartment building

Bay Ridge: A massive blaze scorched the third and fourth floors Bay Ridge apartment building on Nov. 23 — injuring two residents and a firefighter, officials said. Comment.

NYPD: Ice cream bandit is behind bars

Park Slope: Cops have arrested a man who allegedly knocked off at least 10 ice cream and sandwich shops across Brooklyn — including the same Tasti-D-Lite in Park Slope that he robbed three times, police said. Comments (1).

Cash rules! Country star helps raise $14K for storm-battered Red Hook

Red Hook: The Sandy-ravaged businesses of Red Hook are one step closer to opening their doors. Comment.

Owe, yeah! Barclays Center developer gives up battle with taxman

Atlantic Yards: The owner of the Barclays Center withdrew a lawsuit seeking to lessen a property assessment of the new arena and reduce the amount of money it owes the city — just three days after the press reported on the court filings. Comments (4).

Monday, Nov. 26, 2012

Brooklyn Industries clothing chain stretches out to Ditmas Park

Changing Brooklyn: Brooklyn’s T-shirt and hoodie empire is poised to open a new oupost on Cortelyou Road. Someone put that on a T-shirt! Comments (5).

Police: W’burg rapist cuffed

Williamsburg: Cops say they caught a man who followed a women into her Kent Avenue building and raped her in her apartment on Nov. 17. Comment.

The man behind Bridge Park’s velodrome plan

Link: The New York Times checks in on reticent philanthropist Joshua Rechnitz — a bike benefactor who plans to build an indoor velodrome in Brooklyn Bridge Park and an arts space in Gowanus. In case you missed it over the weekend, the Gray Lady gets some good details on the media-shy Rechnitz, but resorts to using the same handout photo we’re stuck with. Comment.

Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012

Mission workers: Hurricane Sandy is forcing us to close

A homeless shelter that cared for scores of displaced super storm victims is about to shut its doors — and it has Hurricane Sandy to thank, volunteers say. Comments (1).

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