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Monday, Sept. 30, 2013

Fall into autumn with this seasonal beer pub crawl

Nightlife: Maybe the best time in the year to enjoy a pint is just when the weather is getting chilly but you have not quite given up on having a social life and, in brewery-rich Brooklyn, you do not need to look far to find a locally brewed refreshment. Here are our picks for a perfect fall pub crawl, with an emphasis on local, seasonal beers, which can be as fleeting as the season itself. Comment

Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013

Sophie Blackall, illustrator at large

Subway commuters are likely to have seen Blackall’s 2012-poster for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Arts for Transit Program, which managed to make a subway scene straight out of central casting, complete with a man in a bear suit sitting next to an Orthodox Jewish senior, sad. Comment

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Monday, Sept. 23, 2013

‘Found’ mag founder finds his ‘idiotic’ heart

Davy Rothbart has made a name for himself collecting mementos of people’s private lives so, when it came time for him to lay out his own personal life, he went for broke. Comments (1)

Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013

BOOKS: Booksellers’ tips on what to read this weekend

Books: Here are some fresh book recommendations from bookstores around the borough. Comment

Editor’s Picks: Where to GO this week

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

Friday, Sept. 20, 2013

Living history — Museum founder who recorded Sandy as it happened to premier proof at Coney film fest

Hurricane Sandy soaked Coney Island — now a new film on the superstorm is making a splash at the neighborhood’s film fest. Comment

Beautiful Sunset! Festival takes Fifth Avenue

Sunset Park: The Fifth Avenue Festival filled the corridor between 59th and 44th streets with families, food, and fun for the 14th year in a row. Comment

Sal’s not finished yet! Former candidate to carry on fight for good government

Bay Ridge: The primary may be over, but Sal Albanese said his fight is far from done. Comments (12)

Bartoonist dives in to Bedford-Stuyvesant

Bar Scrawl: Project Parlor has some surprises in store for our bartoonist in this week’s Bar Scrawl. Comments (2)

Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013

Coney residents slam Marty’s Childs Building plan

Looks like getting Borough President Markowitz’s latest amphitheater plan built won’t be Childs play after all. Comments (9)

Hit runs family out of Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge: A hit-and-run driver sent a 14-year-old Ridgite to the hospital on Sept. 11 — and is sending his family out of the neighborhood. Comments (13)

Slimed! P’Park lovers say Nickelodeon kid fest has no place in Brooklyn’s backyard

Meadows of Shame: An upcoming Nickelodeon festival that is going to pack Prospect Park with screaming children will be the latest in a long line of big-ticket events to trash Brooklyn’s backyard, claim park preservationists who refuse to give the kids’ network a pass. Comments (21)

Pics in a box

Art: Who let the art out? Comments (3)

You can’t defend a walk

Page 1: One of the great things about The Brooklyn Paper is our ability to throw strikes. Sure, other newspaper will try to dazzle you with a fancy repertoire, but how many can actually get the ball over the plate? Only The Brooklyn Paper keeps zipping that old pill past the competition, all the while making sure we’ve covered all the bases, delivering the kind of hard-hitting news that always keeps you hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comment

September 11, my girls, and the life we’ve lived

The Dad: This week, the Dad reflects on that fateful day with his 15-year-old daughter. Comments (1)

Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013

Bus stop bust up: Out-of-control pick-up kills elderly man at B4 bus stop

Dyker Heights: The driver of a pick-up truck collided with another vehicle and went hurtling through a Dyker Heights bus stop where it hit an elderly man on Sept. 17. Comments (21)

No love loft! G’point warehouse tenants get the boot ahead of hotel conversion by fallen starchitect

Greenpoint: Tenants of a Greenpoint warehouse are getting the boot to make room for a hotel designed by an architecture firm with a long history of pushing the limits of legality, according to plans filed with the city. Comments (17)

Brooklyn Bridge Park’s stairway to heaven is pie in the sky unless park-keepers raise $8-million

Bridge ‘Park’: Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6 is getting an eye-opening, $29-million addition, but the crowning piece may fall by the wayside if the park’s keepers can’t raise the funds. Comments (4)

Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013

Heads up! Smith-Ninth subway station scaffolding falls onto dump truck, backing up train and car traffic

Carroll Gardens: Stand clear of the falling floors, please. Comments (3)

Scared safe! Barclays Center transformed into blood-soaked disaster zone for chemical attack drill

Prospect Heights: On Friday night, the Barclays Center turned into a disaster area packed with dead and dying people and emergency personnel rushing around in hazardous materials suits — and it was all part of a military drill to prep for a possible chemical attack. Comments (4)

Reporter’s Notebook: DeBlasio glossed over public advocate loss in LICH lawsuit victory crow

Cobble Hill: On Thursday, Public Advocate and Democratic mayoral nominee Bill DeBlasio cheered a court ruling that blocked the state’s closure of Long Island College Hospital, but he glossed over the fact that the ruling explicitly denied him any say in the matter. Comments (6)

Muddy run supports military, challenges civilians

People will buy anything — take a crawl through mud for example. Comments (1)

Slope woman left homeless by house collapse has been sleeping on her stoop: Neighbors

Park Slope: Several weeks after she left her house in cuffs after a cop fell through the floor and she refused to leave the wreckage, according to authorities and witnesses, a First Street homeowner is locked out and living on the stoop, neighbors say. Comments (10)

Let it grow! City OKs McCarren Park expansion, forcing drivers to look elsewhere for the kind of park space they crave

Williamsburg: McCarren park is about to get bigger, forcing drivers to go around so that park lovers can go greener. Comments (10)

Cops: Two ‘would-be robbers’ tried to stick up a Red Hook bank

Red Hook: Funny disguise or funny face? Whatever the case, cops are after this duo who they say could not quite get the goods. Comment

Cops seeking suspect in attempted W’burg home invasion rape, $12,000 reward offered

Williamsburg: A man sneaked into a Williamsburg apartment and tried to rape a woman sleeping inside, police said. Comments (1)

Monday, Sept. 16, 2013

Sawed off! Greenpoint car part thieves cause catalytic catastrophe

Greenpoint: A rash of thefts of an obscure car part that helps filter exhaust is dirtying the air in Greenpoint and has cops and victims, well, fuming. Comment

Judge: State’s closure of LICH was unconstitutional

Cobble Hill: Long Island College Hospital must stay open and the entire system for closing hospitals in the state must be changed, a Brooklyn Supreme Court judge ruled on Thursday, but will the state listen? Comments (4)

Borough’s lively president honored at Brooklyn’s biggest cemetery

Greenwood Heights: He’ll be a Brooklynite to the end — and beyond! Comments (3)

Over the limit? Gentile seeking third-term, but won’t say why

Bay Ridge: We talked with the Councilman about why he’s seeking a third term, and what he hopes to do for his Southern Brooklyn district. Comments (19)

Together at last! Rotary Club, Chamber team up

Downtown: Borough Wide Comments (1)

Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013

Only Carmine can put an end to Carmine — but he decides against it

Sunday Screech: In this week’s screech, Carmine worries for his life! Comments (8)

Friday, Sept. 13, 2013

Don’t duck and cover! The disaster at the Barclays Center tonight is only a drill

Prospect Heights: Those dead and bleeding people and the figures in gas masks running out of military vehicles feet from Atlantic Avenue? They’re just practicing. Comments (31)

Street eats feast! Vendys hit Sunset Park

Dining: A Red Hook food truck took home the top honors at the Ninth Annual Vendy Awards — the Oscars of the sidewalk dining world. Comment

Going Green-wood! City rolls out compost pick-up in Greenwood Heights, Windsor Terrace

Greenwood Heights: Apartment dwellers who want to go green can soon count on curb-side service for their rotting leftovers. Comments (9)

Letters: Parks without names are a pain and the film industry is our gain

Letters: Our readers respond with fresh information and a defense of Tinseltown’s presence in residential nabes. Comments (3)

Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013

Not forgotten: Brooklynites mark Sept. 11 at ceremonies throughout the borough

Photo Galleries: They said to never forget — and we haven’t. Comments (17)