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Monday, Sept. 16, 2013

Indie power

Cinema: Festival aims to level the playing field for filmmakers. Comment

Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013

Editor’s picks

Event: Want to know Where to GO today and during the week? Here are some can’t-miss ideas! Comment

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Hoodie harmony

Music: The Brooklyn Philharmonic has teamed up with a rapper to perform “Blues For Black Hoodies,” an original song about the perils of being young and black. Comments (14)

A stacked day

Books: Home to some of the best independent bookstores in the city, Brooklyn is once again hosting its famed Book Festival. Comments (3)

Friday, Sept. 13, 2013

Food for thought

Dining: Some important questions: is chicken making a come-back? Why is coffee in some restaurants so bad? Comments (2)

Bartoonist goes grand

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking illustrator checks out Grand Ferry, a late-night cocktail bar near the Williamsburg waterfront. Comments (1)

Fall, not religion, rings in the new year for Steph

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie remembers why she chose to raise her kids outside her faith. Comments (12)

Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013

Grump Towers! Community board votes no on Newtown Creek high rises

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: A community board is telling the developers of two huge Greenpoint high-rise projects to take a long walk off a short Newtown Creek pier. Comments (30)

Defeated council candidate: Poll fraud was rampant in Hasidic W’burg

Williamsburg: Defeated council challenger Stephen Pierson claims that his people saw loads of voter fraud in the 33rd District on primary day — and that it is not just sour grapes talking. Comments (9)

Charles Hynes’ dramatic rise and fall — a retrospective of the borough’s soon to be former top prosecutor

Perspective: The ousted district attorney made a career out of prosecuting criminals and political adversaries, alike. Comments (37)

Grindhouse films

Cinema: BAM cinema presents film series about skateboard culture. Comment

Southern twang

Theater: Heights Players take on Horton Foote’s “Dividing the Estate.” Comments (2)

Now that that’s over with…

Page 1: Man, are we glad that is over with. I mean, how much longer was that going to go on? It seemed like it would last forever! But it finally ended, and we couldn’t be happier. Still, there was a point, for a little while there, where we thought we would be stuck going over it again and again and again. But now it’s all in the past, so we guess the only thing left to do is keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comment

Thousands revel in wigs, platform heels at Bushwig

Bushwick: The annual festival of drag performances known as Bushwig drew dozens of performers and more than a thousand fans to event space Secret Project Robot on Saturday. Comments (2)

Thousands fight ovarian cancer through annual awareness walk and run

Park Slope: A legion of women — and men — donned bright blue-green shirts and broke a sweat to raise awareness and funds to help stop the deadly disease. Comments (4)

Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013

Brooklyn wins big at the primaries

Politics: Residents of the County of Kings won three of the hottest races in the city, with Park Sloper Bill DeBlasio claiming the Democratic nomination for mayor, Brooklyn Heights boy Joe Lhota grabbing the Republican line, and Carroll Gardens state Sen. Daniel Squadron and Fort Greene Councilwoman Letitia James heading into a runoff for Public Advocate. Comments (5)

New order in the court! Brooklyn boots 23-year District Attorney Hynes

Politics: Brooklyn primary voters rendered a stunning verdict on six-term District Attorney Charles “Joe” Hynes — and sentenced him to retirement. Comments (14)

Vito vetoed! Reynoso beats Lopez by wide margin in Democratic primary

Bushwick: Former state assemblyman and Brooklyn Democratic boss Vito Lopez lost his council bid to challenger Antonio Reynoso at Tuesday’s primary. Comments (12)

Men-shocka! Challenger Carlos Menchaca unseats Sara Gonzalez in Sunset Park council primary

Sunset Park: Woody Allen once said that 80 percent of life is showing up. Carlos Menchaca says he proved it last night, pointing to his presence over the last few months as the secret to his surprise Sunset Park council win. Comments (25)

Board backs speed cameras

Bay Ridge: It’s not picture day yet, but Community Board 10 wants cameras at Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights schools. Comments (11)

Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013

Authorities shutter five more Brooklyn spas

Bay Ridge: They rubbed people the wrong way — and now they’re getting patted down! Comments (7)

Here they are: Your 2013 Clonie Awards!

The Ride: Who cares if the Cyclones didn’t win the New York-Penn League championship this year when we have the Clonies to cheer about? Comments (1)

My own private Minneapolis: Indie rockers open Midwestern bar in Greenpoint

Greenpoint: You know how people complain that Brooklyn is turning into the Midwest? In this case, they have a point. Comments (18)

Burned Ridge! Fire torches two homes on Dahlgren

Bay Ridge: A blaze obliterated two Bay Ridge homes and six cars parked behind them in the early hours of Sept. 9. Comments (3)

Pig out! Pork lovers dined in droves at Pig Island food fest

Red Hook: Pig-partial foodies were in hog heaven at the swine fest’s Red Hook debut. Comment

Carroll Gardens Catholics honor ‘Our Lady of Sorrows’ through annual holy march

Carroll Gardens: Devout parishioners from Sacred Hearts and St. Stephen Church honored the patron Saint of Mola Di Bari, Italy, during the 65-year-old procession. Comment

Historical occasion! Fort Hamilton museum re-opens

Bay Ridge: Fort Hamilton Army Garrison cut the ribbon on its Harbor Defense Museum on Sept. 5, after a year-long closure for renovations. Comment

It’s back to school for Brooklyn kids!

Photo Galleries: Sharpen those pencils and get ready to hit the books — school is back in session! Comments (1)

Monday, Sept. 9, 2013

Jailhouse hanging

Crime: A 29-year-old man facing charges of drug possession was found hanging by a T-shirt inside a 61st Precinct jail cell early in the morning of Aug. 30, and died six days later. Comment

Finding Fido — Williamsburg couple reunites with pooch after dog-napping

Fuzzy Brooklyn: A Williamsburg couple who suffered a dog-napping got their beloved pet back last Sunday after New York pup lovers put out an all points bulletin and cops zeroed in on the purloined pooch. Comments (5)

One of a kind! Unicycle Fest takes Coney Island

Talk about Coney Island Wonder Wheels. Comments (1)

Who’d ‘a thunk it? Rosh Hashanah menorah blaze not a hate crime: authorities

Kensington: No hate crime to see here, folks. Comments (3)

Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013

Carmine takes on gravity — and loses!

Sunday Screech: This week, the Screecher learns what happens when an immovable force — oh, well, you get the idea. Comments (10)

Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013

A fLICHer of hope! The state restores ambulances to LICH, but not without a fight

Cobble Hill: Ambulances are back at Long Island College Hospital but the state is still resisting pressure to make the medical center whole again. Comments (10)

Pussy galore! Subway kittens to test cuteness online!

Fuzzy Brooklyn: Meow-chicka-meow-meow! Comments (3)

Friday, Sept. 6, 2013

Toy helicopter kills owner in Gravesend

Gravesend: A 19-year-old’s remote control helicopter spiraled out of control and sliced open his head, killing him, at Calvert Vaux Park on Sept. 5. Comments (12)

Kensington menorah that went up in flames just before Rosh Hashanah may have been a hate crime: cops

Kensington: Authorities have not ruled out an accident, but the timing would be too weird. Comments (10)

Time out! Cops seek clock-snatcher

Bay Ridge: Watch out — cops need your help to cuff a suspected clock thief in Bay Ridge. Comments (3)

Suiting up! Pierson and G’pointers vow to sue city, developers over ‘inadequate’ waterfront tower studies

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: It’s going to be a bumpy Landing. Comments (97)

All roads lead to Brooklyn Bridge Park

Bridge ‘Park’: The end of Jay Street will not be a place to live in a van down by the river for much longer. Comment

Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013

It’s official: Cyclones are mediocre

The Ride: The Cylclones didn’t finish with a below-.500 record for the first time in the team’s history, but that doesn’t mean it was a great season. Comment