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Monday, Oct. 28, 2013

Freak out! Union Hall show spotlights lives behind the stilettos

Nightlife: At “Unmasked,” a new monthly variety show debuting at Union Hall on Oct. 28, the freaky queens in tights and stilettos will bare more than just flesh — they’ll offer a rare glimpse at the real-life personalities behind their pervy personas, revealing there are at least two sides to every lady in drag. Comments (2)

Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013

Best thing we ate this week: Pelzer’s Pretzels

Crown Heights: A husband-and-wife team say what Brooklynites are missing is a quality pretzel. Comments (9)

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Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013

Where to GO this week!

Nightlife: Got plans the coming week? No? Don’t worry, we have got you covered. Comment

Friday, Oct. 18, 2013

From catwalk to museum

Prospect Heights: On Oct. 25, a retrospective of legendary desinger Jean Paul Gaultier lands at the Brooklyn Museum. Comment

Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013

Burlesque show goes ape!

Exotic dancers and a giant ape — what could possibly go wrong? Comments (1)

It’s Miller time!

Page 1: Who doesn’t want to sit down with a cold brew after a hard day’s — or in our case, week’s — work? Not the staff at The Brooklyn Paper. That’s why each Wednesday night you’ll find our artisans reliving the experience of creating punchy headlines and strong ledes over pizza and beer at Paulie Gee’s or burgers and mojitos at Cafe Luluc. And sometimes, when most have hung it up for the night, we will figure out what we should have done over shorties at Lowlands. Yeah, nothing is more enjoyable than winding down after working hard, that is, of course, unless we’re reminding you to keep hustlin’, Brooklyn.

Festivale Des Soupes returns to Smith Street

Carroll Gardens: Twenty-five Cobble Hill and Carroll Gardens eateries will lay their soup on the line for the annual fund-raiser Festivale Des Soupes along Smith Street on Oct. 19. Comments (1)

Will my marriage survive the kids in college?

The Dad: This week, the Dad wonders if he and his wife will make it through an empty nest. Comments (2)

Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013

In Carroll Gardens, residents say Bloomberg illegally fast-tracking unwanted homeless shelter

Brooklyn Is Angry: Mayor Bloomberg is illegally shoving a controversial men’s homeless shelter down the throats of Carroll Gardeners before a new mayor takes office in January, claim angry residents. Comments (19)

On your Marty! Markowitz gives thumbs up to giant Greenpoint development

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: Borough President Markowitz gave his seal of approval to two controversial developments on the waterfront in Greenpoint. Comments (42)

Slow ride: Speed limit to dip to 20 mph in parts of Heights

Mean Streets: A Brooklyn Heights institution’s battle to slow down cars in the neighborhood — which it kicked into high-gear after one of it’s own was struck by a vehicle and killed earlier this year— is starting to pay off. Comments (19)

Atlantic Avenue’s Long Island Restaurant to open this week

Awesome: The iconic neon sign above Atlantic Avenue’s Long Island Restaurant is set to buzz again. Comments (2)

Chicken tenders flying the coop

Bushwick: Urban farmers are being kicked out of their flagship plantation in Bushwick by a landlord who says he wants to build, leaving them to sow the earth at only one, less-noticeable location. Comments (12)

Timely news! Our papers placed in Coney time capsule

Courier Life is making history! Comment

Googled! Prospect Park trails now found on digital maps

Park Slope: Finally! You can walk through Prospect Park from the comfort of the Tea Lounge. Comments (7)

Autumn harvest! Narrows Botanical Garden celebrates season with pups and pumpkins

Bay Ridge: Ridgites brought their kids and pooches to the Narrows Botanical Garden’s annual Harvest Fest on Oct. 13, for pumpkin painting and a canine-costume contest. Comments (5)

Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013

MEETING TONIGHT: Update on planned homeless shelter in Carroll Gardens

Brooklyn Is Angry: Councilman Brad Lander and other neighborhood leaders will update residents on a controversial homeless shelter in Carroll Gardens. Comments (6)

Jumpin’ juniper! Pop-up shop offers the scents of the West Coast

Williamsburg: A pop-up fragrance shop is aiming to make Brooklynites smell less like the city and more like a mountain range. Comments (10)

Freakshow Creepshow: ‘Coney Island Criminals’ tells the story of the original Boardwalk empire

Celebrate this Halloween with the ghosts of old Coney Island. Comments (3)

Vivo Columbus! Parade takes 18th Avenue

Bensonhurst: They don’t call it Cristoforo Colombo Boulevard for nothing! Comments (3)

Park Slope gone to the Flea!

Shopping: The hugely popular Brooklyn Flea debuted its new Park Slope weekend outpost on Saturday at Seventh Avenue’s PS 321 playground, replacing a beloved neighborhood flea market that operated out of the space for decades. Comments (9)

Bushwick school battle: Parents, teachers try to stop the city from forcing a third school into Bushwick Avenue building

Bushwick: A city plan to shoehorn a third school into a Bushwick building has parents and teachers there demanding they keep the place old school. Comments (4)

Monday, Oct. 14, 2013

Going up! Park Slope historic district could get bigger — and much taller

Park Slope: A plan to increase the number of untouchable buildings in Park Slope includes some 20th-century high-rises. Comments (3)

Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013

Carmine says take sports off the back page!

Sunday Screech: In this week’s Screech, Carmine Screeches with a capital “s.” Comments (9)

Friday, Oct. 11, 2013

Ridgite to chair central bank

Bay Ridge: A daughter of Bay Ridge is set to become the first woman to helm the nation’s central bank — making her arguably the most powerful woman in the history of the world. Comments (14)

Few words, many tears at Sammy’s funeral

Perspective: Brooklyn Paper columnist Stephanie Thompson reflects on Thursday’s funeral for Sammy Cohen-Eckstein, who died when he was hit by a van on Tuesday night. Comments (20)

Cancer Ward: Shuttered W’burg art center regulars blame closure on greed

Williamsburg: There are three words that locked-out regulars say do not describe Williamsburg’s abruptly shuttered arts center. Comments (20)

Hot rod! Car explodes Downtown

Downtown: It burned rubber. Comments (7)

Woman dead after jumping in front of subway at the Barclays Center: Authorities

A woman was killed after she jumped in front of an oncoming B train at the Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center subway station on Thursday afternoon, authorities said. Comments (5)

Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013

The flea stays, Renegade is out at East River Park

Williamsburg: The Renegade Craft Fair is out, but the Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg will get to stay in the East River State Park for another year. Comments (9)

Handicap ramp blocked at Dime Savings Bank

Downtown: A bank that managed to thrive even in the depths of the financial crisis has finally met its match — preservationists. Comments (3)

Pack a blanket! Book traces Prospect Park’s history from picnic haven to Lakeside Center

Books: Did you know that, during the late 1800s, picnics were illegal in Central Park but allowed in Prospect Park? Comments (3)