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Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013

Red Hook’s sandwich heroes: Gourmet grocers bring broccoli rabe to Sandy-ravaged section

The Best Thing We Ate This Week: Owners of this fancy sandwich counter chose an unfortunate time to set up shop: three months before superstorm Sandy. Comments (2)

Monday, Oct. 7, 2013

UrbanGlass reopens as a ‘treehouse’

This forest is more at risk of breaking than burning. Comments (5)

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Experience swine dining at this battle of the bacon concoctions in Gowanus

Dining: When you’ve got 15-pounds of bacon, anything is possible. Comments (5)

Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013

What to read this week

Books: Neighborhood booksellers give their recommendations. Comment

Teddy Roosevelt and Elvis collide in this surreal buddy comedy

Theater: The surreal buddy comedy rocks, rolls, and does ballet. Comments (2)

Friday, Oct. 4, 2013

Bartoonist lets the good times roll again at Sunny’s

Bar Scrawl: Superstorm Sandy could not lick the cash-only Red Hook fixture and our drinking cartoonist has the proof. Comments (7)

A tale of two hospitals

Perspective: Long Island College Hospital will close. New York Methodist Hospital is growing. Our publisher weighs in on the two. Comments (25)

Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013

Quag-mire! Gentile and rival trade blame at first debate

Bay Ridge: The challenger came out swinging against the incumbent at the first debate to determine who will represent Bay Ridge in the City Council. Comments (113)

The Brooklyn Paper: An investment in your future

Page 1: Let’s be clear: The Brooklyn Paper cares about you and the neighborhood you live in. That’s why our staff works so hard to keep you up to date and informed about all the things that make this borough great, and, at times, not so great. We do it because we understand that an informed public is the bedrock of a free society. So each week when you pick up The Brooklyn Paper, remember that reading it helps ensure the liberty you’ve enjoyed for generations, and your investment in time will pay dividends for years to come. Oh, and keep hustlin’, Brooklyn.

It’s a one-child household now

The Dad: This week, the Dad focuses all his attention on his youngest daughter — and that’s something that has never happened before. Comments (4)

Wunderbar! Where to take the final sips of Oktoberfest in Brooklyn

This weekend is the chance to party like a German — Oktoberfest style! Between sausage tastings and stein-holding contests, it can be hard to pick which party is right for you. That’s where we come in, helping you decide which bretzel and bier spot to head to and break out your favorite lederhosen. Comments (2)

Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013

Maison Bric: Arts organization unveils refurbished theater in Ft. Greene

Art: The refurbished Strand Theater will be an all-arts venue for the first time since the 1950s. Comment

Letitia James wins public advocate run-off and likely the office

Politics: Come January, James will in all likelihood go from Fort Greene’s three-term councilwoman to a heartbeat away from the mayor’s office. Comments (21)

Raucous caucus! Golden and Eaton collide at Brooklyn GOP Convention

Politics: Every Republican was seeing red at the Brooklyn GOP convention on Sept. 30, as a faction led by state Sen. Marty Golden tried — and failed — to boot party chairman Craig Eaton. Comments (18)

Government shutdown grounds Aviator

Aviator Sports Complex is closed indefinitely as a result of the shutdown of the federal government, which shuttered all national parks — including Gateway National Recreation Area, where Aviator is located. Comments (12)

Your headline here: The New Yorker’s caption contest comes alive for one night only in Gowanus

Nightlife: The New Yorker’s caption contest garners lots of entries each week, but it’s only once a year that the highfalutin magazine’s cartoonists and their citizen-writer counterparts walk into a bar together. Comments (5)

Gearing up for a return to the Gowanus Canal’s industrial heyday, minus the toxic sludge

Cleaning Our Waterways: The hundreds of workers and the huge machinery involved in the federal clean-up of the fetid Gowanus Canal will make the waterway look like it did in its industrial heyday, federal officials say. Comments (3)

Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013

Government shutdown strikes Brooklyn: Floyd Bennett Field closed

LINK: The federal government has ground to a halt over Republican objections to Obamacare and the far-reaching crisis is causing problems in Brooklyn’s only national park. Our pals over at BrooklynDaily.com have the story. Comments (1)

Tank you very much! Feds’ final Gowanus Canal clean-up plan calls for giant sewage containers over city’s objections

Cleaning Our Waterways: It’s signed, sealed, and delivered! Comments (11)

Keep Brooklyn wired: City to bring free public wifi to Downtown, BAM, Brownsville

Picture a bunch of Brooklynites standing around in public places, thumbing their smartphones and tablets. Now picture the city spending $900,000 to try to get them to do it more. Comments (4)

Sari doesn’t cut it: Free-flowing Dumbo Arts Fest performance ends with a fall

Art: Artist and activist Monica Jahan Bose unwrapped herself from a 216-foot sari that cascaded down Water Street near Brooklyn Bridge Park as part of the Dumbo Arts Festival on Sunday, landing on a soft bed in the middle of the street. Comment

Back to the block: Revelers flocked to Atlantic Antic on Sunday

Brooklyn Heights: The Antic boasted all the staples of a typical New York street fair — there was more funnel cake and grilled corn than you can shake a skewer at — but the many-block party offered not-so-standard fare as well. Comments (12)

‘Tunnel to Towers’ retraces the fearless footsteps of 9-11 Firefighter Steven Siller of Park Slope

Red Hook: Thousands of runners from across the world upheld the memory of tragic 9-11 fireman Steven Siller on Sunday. The Squad One smokeeater ran through the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel to the burning World Trade Center, never to return home. Comment

Monday, Sept. 30, 2013

Williamsburger: I was the victim of an anti-gay beatdown steps from my front door

Williamsburg: The victim tried to fight back, but did not want to let go of his dogs and ultimately suffered a broken nose and eye socket. Comments (19)

Exodus! Movement of dance people

Dance: Another Williamsburg arts mecca is packing up and saying goodbye to the nabe. Comment

Worst. Park. Ever. The other ‘Bridge Park’ is a giant slab of concrete

DUMBO: Take a walk in this park — it’s pretty much all you can do. Comments (4)

Back wall of South Slope building collapsed, fire officials say

Park Slope: The collapse comes a month after Department of Buildings issued a complaint against the building’s owner for illegal after-hours construction work. Comment

Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013

OK, you got us. We have no idea what Carmine has done this week

Sunday Screech: This Sunday Screech has all of us shaking our heads. Find out why! Comments (9)

Friday, Sept. 27, 2013

Residents throw stones at Methodist’s glass house

Park Slope: Dozens of Park Slopers attacked new plans for New York Methodist Hospital’s expansion that features new glass-topped structures. Comments (23)

There’s gold in that thar oil! But who will get it?

Greenpoint: Officials are about to begin handing out $19.5 million in oil company money to Greenpoint community members with creative ideas on how to gussy up a neighborhood that suffered through an oil spill that was three times the size of the Exxon Valdez disaster, but some residents worry that the biggest chunks of money will be reserved for well-connected companies, leaving crumbs for everyday environmentalists with innovative ideas. Comments (2)

Cause for relief! New bathrooms mean shorter lines for thirsty athletes at Parade Grounds

Ditmas Park: The centrally located, 7,000 comfort station was installed because all that Gatorade had to go somewhere, park officials said. Comments (5)

The waste water beneath my wings! Bette Midler rings in new, absorbent community garden in Gowanus

Gowanus: Legendary performer Bette Midler rang in the reopening of a spruced up neighborhood garden just blocks away from the fetid Gowanus Canal on Wednesday. Comment

Take it by storm: Your guide to this weekend’s Sandy-centric Dumbo Arts Festival

Art: The approaching one-year anniversary of superstorm Sandy is not lost on organizers of the Dumbo Arts Festival, which runs today through Sunday. Comment

No love boat! B’klyn Bridge Park activist says Pier 5 marina plan turns away boat-dwelling seafarers

Bridge ‘Park’: They’re going to need some different boats. Comments (5)

Threatening scrawl triggers bomb scare at Lincoln High School

A bogus bomb threat forced the evacuation of Coney Island’s Abraham Lincoln High School on Sept. 25. Comments (3)