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Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013

What to read this week

Books: Neighborhood booksellers give their recommendations. Comment

Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013

Coney library finally turns the page on Sandy

Call it the reading rainbow after the storm. Comments (3)

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Art from the storm

These artists are still in the eye of the storm. Comment

Are you afraid of the park?

Theater: A Carroll Gardens theater company brings dark and eerie tales to life on Halloween night. Comment

Monday, Oct. 28, 2013

Do you know what it means to miss Red Hook?

Red Hook: One year after Hurricane Sandy poured more than 10 feet of harbor water into their Red Hook home, Clyde Harewood and Jean Bleasdell are still waiting to get back inside. Comments (4)

Swamped during Sandy, Jane’s Carousel gets a fence for next time

DUMBO: She spent 27 years restoring the beloved merry-go-round and it was almost washed away in just a few hours last October. Comments (2)

Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013

Bartoonist’s Scot whiskey at Duke of Montrose

Bar Scrawl: In a bonus Bar Scrawl, our drinking illustrator finds Scotch is the obvious choice at Park Slope’s only Scottish pub. Comment

Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013

Where to GO this week!

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

Fecal Matters: This book has the scoop on poop

Books: A Midwood author’s new book is full of fascinating facts about your excrement. Comments (4)

Friday, Oct. 25, 2013

Kvetch Comedy: Jackie Mason brings his schtick to Brighton Beach

Theater: He’s ruled the Borscht Belt and Broadway — now he’s coming to Brooklyn. Comment

Bartoonist hits Brooklyn’s only Welsh bar

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking illustrator lets his Welsh flag fly at Longbow. Comments (6)

The Brooklyn Witch Project: Library’s poltergeist doc debunked

Crown Heights: A group of crafty librarians fabricated news stories, filmed a fake documentary, and lied to this paper, all to make it appear that the central library at Grand Army Plaza is haunted, this paper’s paranormal investigations unit has learned. Comments (16)

Bushwickans: Rezoning for development is fool’s Rhein-gold

Bushwick: A proposed cluster of high-rise apartment buildings in an industrial part of Bushwick that opponents say will overwhelm the neighborhood with traffic and further spike rents got the green light from a city panel on Wednesday. Comments (8)

Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013

Plank proponents say Sandy slammed concrete Boardwalk

For all the destruction it caused, Sandy mostly spared Coney Island’s iconic wooden Boardwalk — and one group of activists is hoping that the storm might even have saved it. Comments (2)

Park ‘n’ ride! Ridge families clean greenspaces

Bay Ridge: Dozens of Ridgites descended on Shore Road and Owls Head parks to rake, pick up, and paint on Oct. 19 — part of the citywide clean-up effort, “It’s My Park Day.” Comments (8)

Now’s your chance, kid. Go for it.

Page 1: We know you’ve waited for this moment your entire life, and now that it is here, you have the confidence you can make it happen. But can you really pull it off? Do you have the guts, kid? Do you have the moxie? Well, there’s only one way to find out, and The Brooklyn Paper is ready to give you the chance. Many people have tried, and a precious few have succeeded. It’s out there for the taking, kid, so dive on in. And keep hustlin’, Brooklyn. Comment

The seventh-grade itch: Steph’s son is growing up, but will she let go?

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie realizes that her son is getting older, and making decisions on his own, whether she likes it or not. Comments (5)

Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013

Former Rep. Major Owens dies at age 77

Politics: Former longtime Brooklyn Rep. Major Owens, a Democrat who helped pass the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 during his 24 years in congress, died on Oct. 21 in Manhattan. He was 77. Comments (5)

Schoolhouse rocked! Williamsburg parents and teachers pack hearing to denounce student cram plan

You want to see school overcrowding? We’ll show you school overcrowding. Comments (8)

Board slams plan: CB10 rejects city’s Fourth Ave. traffic proposal

Bay Ridge: Bay Ridge’s Community Board 10 has put up a road block to the city’s plan for slowing traffic on Fourth Avenue with an overwhelming vote against the reforms Monday night. Comments (35)

Luna-ween! Coney park rings in the season

Just because summer’s over doesn’t mean fun is done in Coney Island! Comment

Stop the tape: Credits will roll on Brooklyn Heights’ last video store at the year’s end

Brooklyn Heights: It is the last store in Brooklyn Heights where you can rent “White Christmas,” but this year, its Christmas is going to be blue. Comments (2)

Don’t e-waste your time — haul your tech junk to Prospect Park this Sun and Mon

Make cash at your computer for Prospect Park by throwing the computer away. Comments (8)

Court’s LICH watchdog goes rogue, calling state handling of hospital ‘evil,’ ‘arrogant’

Cobble Hill: A court-appointed ombudsman tasked with making sure that the state doesn’t take any steps to close Long Island College Hospital is fed up with what he sees as state officials disobeying with impunity — and he’s not afraid to say it. Comments (18)

Lights, camera, cook: Brooklyn bites hit the big screen

Dining: New York’s annual Food Film Festival is taking on a decidedly Brooklyn flavor. Comments (1)

Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013

Flatbush woman didn’t have to die in Central Booking, her family says

A woman died in a jail cell after suffering for hours while police stood idly by, ignoring her cries for help, her family alleged in a federal lawsuit filed on Monday. Comments (22)

Pipe dream come true! Organ reborn at Flatbush church

They’ve got the keys to Brooklyn’s heart! Comment

Green sweep! Volunteers clean and green Park Slope’s Fourth Avenue

Awesome: Volunteers tackled street litter and planted flowers on Saturday to spruce up Park Slope’s busiest thoroughfare. Comment

Bowl-ing for dollar signs: Soup fest raises cash for Cobble Hill high school

Carroll Gardens: They got it while it was hot. Comment

Monday, Oct. 21, 2013

First Person: 14 years after attack, she takes self-defense class

Perspective: She was almost murdered in 1999, but she fought off her assailant. Now, she’s making sure she’s prepared if it happens again. Comments (13)

Meet the new top cop at the 76th Precinct

Carroll Gardens: Capt. Justin Lenz recently took over command of the precinct, which patrols Carroll Gardens, Red Hook, Cobble Hill, and parts of Gowanus, after its former commanding officer was reassigned to head the Ozone Park beat in Queens. Comments (7)

Cops on hunt for East Williamsburg gunman

Williamsburg: Cops are asking for help collaring a gunman who opened fire on several people inside a Williamsburg public housing complex last weekend. Comments (10)

Texans bring barbecue, turkey tails to Prospect Heights

Dining: Morgans Brooklyn Barbecue serves up its specialty the way nature intended — by the pound. Comments (8)

Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013

Carmine gets places better when he drives from the back seat

Sunday Screech: Thought Carmine had already said it all? Try again. He’s back with another instant classic, this one about how difficult it is for a man of his stature to get where he has to go! Comments (10)

Friday, Oct. 18, 2013

Brooklyn Museum’s latest installation: A fancy restaurant

Breaking Chews: The renowned Smith Street eatery Saul will open inside Brooklyn Museum Friday night after closing its 14-year-old Boerum Hill location in July – and the owner is calling his new digs a work of art. Comments (13)

Ridge ram-up! Crash at intersection after city rejects traffic light petition

Bay Ridge: Two cars collided on Oct. 16 at a Ridge intersection that neighbors say they’ve been begging the city to fix for years. Comments (19)

Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013

In Bushwick, school leader claims Dept. of Education is racist

Bushwick: A city plan to shoehorn a third school into a building that houses an elementary school and middle school made up of mostly black and Hispanic children is racist, a leader on a Bushwick school board claimed this week. Comments (26)

Bottoms up! Gowanus Whole Foods to open with a rooftop bar

Gowanus: Go for the organic kale, stay for the craft beers. Comments (27)