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Monday, Sept. 15, 2014

Downtown shooting: Photo project documents rapidly changing ’hood

Art: A group of local shutterbugs has been posting snapshots of Downtown life online — now they’re getting an exhibition. Comments (3)

Ladies’ night! Young and old-school female emcees to perform free BAM show

Music: The beat will drop — but the pitch will not. Comment

Friday, Sept. 12, 2014

Bartoonist’s not gonna take it!

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking illustrator visits Rocka Rolla, a hair-metal-themed bar in Williamsburg. Comments (1)

Where to GO this week!

Nightlife: A pinebox derby for artists, the Renegade Craft Fair returns, Youssou N’Dour plays BAM, and other great things happening in Brooklyn Sept. 12–17. Comment

In ‘Gowanus Idol,’ Ira Glass will judge singing comedians

Nightlife: “Ira will probably be the Paula Abdul equivalent,” said one organizer. Comment

Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014

All is Fairfield in love and war

Gowanus: The Gowanus Arts Building, an artist cooperative, and management of the Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott chain hotel next door have been feuding for more than two years in a dispute that has prompted a campaign by the artists for a boycott of the guest house and a battle over a proposed bedbug-themed mural that the hotel argued was aimed at scaring off customers. Now the two sides say they are on the verge of burying the hatchet. Comments (1)

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Here they are: Your 2014 Clonie Awards!

Ups & Downs: It’s that time of year. That’s right, it’s award season. Specifically, the season for The Brooklyn Paper’s very own annual honors dedicated to all things Cyclones. Comment

Pen-guin pusher! Ridge bookstore celebrates kids book about flightless fowl

Books: You don’t need to don a tux for this penguin party! Comment

Puppy love! Animal rescue bash to feature pit bull kissing booth

Event: Dog lovers, get ready to put your moniker where your mouth is! Comments (5)

My junior stress relived — through my kids

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie remembers what is was like to be locked out in sixth grade. Comments (2)

The Brooklyn Paper: Ready for our close-up

Page 1: A glass of water, a delicately placed clip mic, a little powder, some bright lights. A teleprompter, some monitors, headphones too high, competing lines of sight. A little banter, cellphones off, cellphones reallly off, a countdown, and adrenaline hikes. You are live on BrooklynPaper.com reading this week’s issue before it hits newsstands and that is how you keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comment

Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014

W’burg electronic musician throws her voice across Atlantic

Circuit Lord: This recording artist’s SoundCloud and Kickstarter presence has allowed her to embark on her first-ever tour — throughout Europe. Comment

Primary results

We love an election

Politics:

Yes, upstart gubernatorial candidate Zephyr Teachout and her sidekick Tim Wu brought in 29 and 39 percent of the vote respectively, a whole heap more than anybody expected of their homespun campaign to put the fear of the U.S. Attorney into Gov. Cuomo. And if Teachout, a Fort Greene resident, has political plans here at home going forward, we encourage her to give us a call. But so much more happened in Tuesday night’s low-turnout primary, in which just more than 10 percent of the city’s 2.4 million registered Democrats voted.

Long-occupied Assembly seats opened up and were filled. The Brooklyn Democratic machine reasserted itself against the insurgent Working Families Party machine. Borough President Adams proclaimed himself kingmaker of Kings County. And a TV actor made crude jokes about a sitting councilman.

See below for our take on all the action.

The Brooklyn Paper’s primary coverage — on TV!

Politics: Don’t have time to read all the stories about last night’s primary? Or have you read every last word and yet you’re finding yourself hungry for more hard-hitting analysis? Well here’s deputy editor Nathan Tempey talking with our TV pals at BK Live today about all the highlights. Comments (4)

Beep Adams: Slope proxy win makes me ‘real kingmaker in Brooklyn’

Park Slope: Borough President Adams’ handpicked successor to his Park Slope state Senate seat crushed his opponent in the Democratic primary on Tuesday night in a breakaway win that surprised observers. Comments (1)

Dem machine holds strong in B’Heights Assembly race

Brooklyn Heights: So much for that insurgency. Comments (8)

Bushwick pol back in action, surrounded by allies

Bushwick: Machine Bushwick Assembly candidate Erik Dilan bested his challenger from the faltering left wing of Brooklyn liberal politics in Tuesday night’s low-turnout primary election. Comment

Red Hook on the hook for another two years of incumbent

Red Hook: Longtime Red Hook Assemblyman Felix Ortiz breezed to victory past his first serious challenger in years on Tuesday night in the primary. Comments (2)

Flatbush shakeup signals end of Jacobs era

Politics: The upstart has it. Comment

Williamsburg upstart takes district leader race by storm

Williamsburg: Race to the Rizzo! Comments (5)

Dad Halen! Van Halen tribute band reunites for G’point show

Music: Get ready to Roth! Comment

Junior’s owner: I turned down $45 million and won’t sell

Downtown: The iconic Downtown cheesecake bakery’s owner says he reconsidered his plan to unload his building after he thought about what closing would entail. Comments (18)

Park Slope play merges hip-hop and hallucination

Theater: It is a dance-topian future. Comment

Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014

Upscale Bushwick building seeks ‘settlers’

Changing Brooklyn: An upscale Bushwick apartment building called Colony 1209 invites “settlers” to treat the neighborhood that it calls “Brooklyn’s new frontier” like urban pioneers. Comments (25)

High-heels step out of the closet — and into the Brooklyn Museum!

Art: Shoes. Shoes. Shoes. Oh my god, shoes! Comments (1)

Former inmates, ex-homeless to clean Ridge streets

Bay Ridge: They’ll be cleaning up Brooklyn streets as they clean up their lives. Comments (8)

Thrills, chills, and spills: Kids face off at Slope soapbox derby

Event: It was a race to the bottom. Comments (1)

Grime of passion! W’burg artist combines Japanese printmaking with dirt

Weird Art: And you thought dirty water was just for hot dogs. Comment

Flipping the slip script: Bushwick drag partiers prance, dance

Art: A whole royal court of drag kings and queens wigged out at the cross-dressing fest Bushwig last weekend in Bushwick. Comments (14)

Brooklynites: Bless these Mets

Event: Brooklyn turned out to celebrate its love for the orange and blue this weekend at a Mets–themed shindig in Brooklyn Bridge Park on Saturday called Mets Jam. Comments (1)

Monday, Sept. 8, 2014

Prescription grasses: B’Heights Assembly hopefuls pitch B’Bridge Park cures

Brooklyn Heights: The three candidates for retiring Brooklyn Heights Assemblywoman Joan Millman’s seat propose a ferry terminal and competing public financing schemes to spare the park from further development. Comments (1)

Gym rat bit, whipped with phone charger in Downtown attack

Downtown: Police arrested a woman who witnesses say attacked a fitness buff with a cellphone charger at random as the gym rat was leaving her Downtown health club this morning around 9 am. Comments (2)

EXCLUSIVE: R train’s East River tunnel may reopen early

Bay Ridge: This paper has learned that repairs to the long-shut Montague Street Tunnel are running ahead of schedule. Comments (19)

Football in Coney Island

Minor league football coming to MCU Park

Score! Brooklyn is getting its first football team in 70 years. Comment

Best seats to see the Bolts?

Where to sit when watching football in a ballpark. Comments (1)

VIDEO: Steep learning curve for new Flatbush Avenue Extension jug handle

Mean Streets: Downtown drivers are getting a crash course in the new traffic pattern at Myrtle Avenue. Comments (7)

Viewing your civic duty

Politics: New York’s general election is not until Nov. 4, but because Brooklyn is a Democrat town, the Sept. 9 primary is the one that counts in most districts. If you have worked or partied the summer away and don’t know Zephyr Teachout from Dweezil Zappa, don’t worry, our handy guide to the polls has you covered.

Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014

Carmine’s latest spree boosts Dow Jones Industrial Average

Sunday Screech: In this week’s Screech, Carmine laments the fact that he ever rolled into the new Burlington Coat Factory off the Belt Parkway. Comments (1)

Friday, Sept. 5, 2014

State: Don’t order the ‘Hammas’ plate

Bay Ridge: The Department of Motor Vehicles yanked a Bay Ridge driver’s pro-Hamas vanity license plates after complaints from locals and questions from this paper. Comments (28)

Parks big: Sorry for Red Hook fence snafu

Meadows of Shame: The parks department is playing defense after it cordoned off the waterfront section of a Red Hook Park in the dog days of summer without advance notice. Comments (3)

Mod squad walks off job at Atlantic Yards

Atlantic Yards: Work on the first building in the development formerly known as Atlantic Yards has frozen after the contractor let it go. Comments (7)

G-train pain again

Transit: The Brooklyn Local just can’t catch a break. Comments (1)

Back to school!

Photo Galleries: Ready or not, Brooklyn kids kicked off another school year yesterday. Comment

OkCupid founder pens book on the data of dating

Books: Williamsburg resident Christian Rudder on love in the time of Instagram. Comments (1)

The best nightlife in Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge Nights: Want to rock out in the Ridge this weekend, but don’t know where to go? Our pals at BrooklynDaily.com have got you covered! Comment