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Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013

Blaze of glory: Meet Brooklyn’s new musical superhero

Music: Call him the Light Knight. Comments (3)

Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013

‘Iron Bound’ draws on Jersey’s greaser gangs

February Houses: For the crime-story aficionado on your holiday list, it is hard to imagine a better gift than Brendan Leach’s “Iron Bound,” a graphic novel from Brooklyn indie-comics powerhouse Secret Acres. “Iron Bound” offers the reader immersion in the milieu of 1961 New Jersey greaser gangs — outlaw kids forging adult identities in the same working-class neighborhood in which they grew up. Comment

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Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013

Hole lotta love: Sweet exhibition celebrates New York’s deep-fried delicacies

Dining: You can bet dollars to donuts that this exhibition will make your stomach rumble. Comment

Monday, Dec. 16, 2013

A show that makes fun of wrestling, by the people who love it most

Nightlife: Can you smell what Union Hall is cooking? Comments (4)

Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013

Where to GO this week!

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

Friday, Dec. 13, 2013

Bartoonist tackles a tough tart

Bar Scrawl: At Fort Greene’s the Great Georgiana, our drinking illustrator gets into a bar fight — with a pastry. Comments (2)

Sunset Park ghostwriter pens Kim Jong Il’s ‘autobiography’

Books: Meet the man trying to resurrect Kim Jong Il. Comments (3)

Theat-arrr! Pirate-inspired performers promise free holiday play

Theater: The only thing these pirates are plundering is ticket prices. Comment

Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013

Say goodnight, Gracie! DeBlasio to move clan to Manhattan

Park Slope: He’s movin’ on up … to the East Side! Comments (13)

A cracking show: ‘The Nutcracker’ gets a modern makeover

Dance: Vertical Aerial Arts’ “The Nutcracker Circus Suite” takes the classic seasonal ballet, and adds breakdancing mice, burlesque performers, aerial acts, and trip-hop. Comment

Big hearts in Dyker Heights! Party benefits Ridge boy

Dyker Heights: The Dyker Beach Golf Course catering hall hosted holiday meals and deals on Dec. 8 — with proceeds going to help a Bay Ridge boy. Comment

Fir trade: Your guide to Christmas trees and the people selling them

Shopping: Still stumped about where to buy a Christmas tree? Try our guide to Brooklyn’s sidewalk stands. Comments (3)

She’s away at college, and I’m keeping my distance

The Dad: This week, the Dad knows he can eaisly keep tabs on his college-age daughter, but decides he’d rather just send a letter. Comments (1)

What's up with the Nets?

Win proves how much Nets need D-Will

Back Court: Remember the Deron Williams who pushes tempo, makes defenses react, and can be a nightmare for opposing coaches? That’s the D-Will the Nets got when he returned to the team for Tuesday’s win over the division-leading Celtics. And that’s the one they will need the rest of the season. Comment

The big, old Nets are not built to run

Front Court: This week, our columnist is glad Coach Kidd has finally realized his team can only win through isolation. Comment

Acting sketchy: Downtown sketch comedy show skewers the ’90s

Theater: This sketch comedy group may sound sweet — but do not let the name fool you. Comments (1)

Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013

Whole Foods is coming — really soon

Shopping: The long-awaited, sometimes-controversial Gowanus Whole Foods is finally opening on Dec. 17. Comments (10)

Flea to pack bags: Locals push market out of Williamsburg park

Williamsburg: Call it the Flea that flicked itself. Comments (6)

Home for Christmas! Kids count on base for holiday fun

Bay Ridge: Brooklyn’s only military base trimmed up the tree and threw a holiday bash for its service members and their kids on Dec. 6. Comment

Celebrated Brooklyn film finally gets borough premiere

Cinema: A hit on the underground film fest circuit, Brooklyn-based dramedy “See You Next Tuesday” finally gets a local screening. Comment

Do you Haiku? Brooklyn-inspired poetry

Books: A famed poet is leading a haiku workshop at the Brooklyn Museum, so we wrote a few verses of our own. Comments (11)

Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013

Greenway to protect Industry City from next Sandy

Sunset Park: The group pushing the borough’s planned greenway is giving “boosterism” new meaning. Comments (17)

Bore ’em Hill: Elementary school cuts special science class

Boerum Hill: One Boerum Hill school is teaching kids about erosion — by slimming down its science program. Comments (11)

Brooklyn remembers Mandela

Downtown: Mandela admirers, including some activists who knew him, gathered at Boerum Hill’s House of the Lord Church on Sunday to pay tribute to the beloved leader of South Africa’s anti-apartheid struggle. Comment

Starry night: Carroll Gardens church brightens up BQE commute

Carroll Gardens: A star light, star bright went up above Sacred Hearts–Saint Stephen church on Dec. 7. Comment

Run-deer! Kids spring through Prospect Park in Reindeer Run

Fitness: These kids had a bell of a time jingling through Brooklyn’s backyard. Comment

Monday, Dec. 9, 2013

UPDATED WITH FULL DATA SET: Crash test shows Prospect Park West fender-benders holding steady

Mean Streets: The city’s plan to slow down cars on Prospect Park West by replacing a lane of traffic with a two-way bike lane hasn’t decreased the amount of accidents in the area, city data shows. Comments (32)

Whole Foods on crack: We didn’t do it

Gowanus: Construction on the about-to-open Gowanus Whole Foods Market caused a massive crack in the wall of a historic building that shares the lot with the health food giant, claim locals who love the building and say the city is not doing enough to protect it. Comments (14)

Shining Sunset! Christmas comes to Fifth Avenue

Sunset Park: All the Christmas lights go on at Sunset! Comments (4)

O Christmas tree! Shore Road Park greets the season

Bay Ridge: The Shore Road Park’s gazebo was a-glow with Yuletide goodwill on Dec. 5 at the annual tree lighting. Comments (1)

Saliva links Dyker man to Borough Park molestation

Dyker Heights: A Dyker Heights man is looking at a 32-year prison term after police linked his saliva to a 2007 molestation case. Comment

Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013

Carmine loves Barbra, but hates to pay to see her

Sunday Screech: In this week’s screech, Carmine relishes a chance to watch Streisand perform in Brooklyn, but wonders why no one offered him free tickets to see her live. Comments (4)

Friday, Dec. 6, 2013

Clinton Hill seniors: Keep the post office close!

Clinton Hill: The impending closure of a Clinton Hill post office could make the routine task of sending a letter a long-distance slog, elderly neighbors of the doomed drop-box depot said at a meeting of a local panel on Thursday night. Comments (1)

New dedicated-lane bus lowers commute times, raises commuter hackles

Transit: The new bus service that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority promised would speed up commutes along Nostrand Avenue knocked 25 minutes off a trip down the route — and the service is not even fully operational yet. Comments (7)

School bus crashes outside LICH, victims taken to Flatbush

Cobble Hill: A school bus crashed right in front of Cobble Hill’s beleaguered Long Island College Hospital — and the four people injured were sent to a hospital five miles away in Flatbush, firefighters said. Comments (22)

DeBlasio gives Giuliani’s top cop a second shot

Red Hook: William Bratton will be take the reigns as the city’s top lawman once again, Mayor-elect Bill DeBlasio announced Thursday. Comments (1)

The ice rinks cometh: Prospect Park skating complex opens Dec. 20

Prospect Park’s long-awaited ice skating complex is set to open on Dec. 20 at 9 am, but Williamsburg’s just-opened rink could close just a few weeks after that. Comment

Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013

Keri Russell gets a rude awakening from B’klyn Heights burglars

Brooklyn Heights: Keri Russell — the star of the television drama “Felicity” — could not have been happy when she discovered burglars rummaging around in her Brooklyn Heights house on Hicks Street early Wednesday morning. Comments (8)