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Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016

Friends with privileges: Childhood pals host ‘Brown Privilege’ comedy show

Rimshot: It’s time to check your Privilege! Comment

Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016

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Queen-sized shred: The Struts bring arena-style rock to Greenpoint club

Music: They’re strutting their stuff! Comments (1)

Monday, Dec. 12, 2016

Wild cards: ‘Spank the Yeti’ game creators make naughty fun

Shopping: Talk about a stacked deck! Comment

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Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016

That’s a wrap! This next big food is delicious!

Rhymes with Crazy: This week, Lenore wraps it up and serves it to you. Comments (1)

Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016

What to read this week

Books: Brooklyn booksellers give their top picks. Comment

Friday, Dec. 9, 2016

Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

Editor’s Picks: ’Tis the season for going out! Bask in holiday concerts, dance shows, and a tribute to those two wise men: Hall & Oates. Brooklyn is the place to be! Comment

Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016

Staffer claims Ridge Councilman made fun of his autism

Party Line: A former staffer is suing Councilman Vincent Gentile, alleging the lawmaker harassed him for his Apserger’s Syndrome. Comment

Cheap chow

Art of the meal: Park Slope gallery showcases free food

Art: Soup’s on display! Comment

Caffeine free: Artist opens cash-optional coffee shop in Williamsburg

Dining: He’s brewing up a statement! Comments (7)

Brooklyn Paper Profile: Natalie O’Neill

Page 1: In this week’s former Brooklyn Paper reporter profile, we turn the time machine dial back to the early teens, when we tried something different: hire a reporter with experience working at a local paper. That reporter was Natalie O’Neill an Emmerson College grad who spent more than two years at the Miami News Times in some place called “Florida,” which is apparently near Cuba. In those halcyon days when our newsroom was stocked with talent, O’Neill was immediately put on the all-important “bike lanes and goose” beat in Park Slope and did well, but didn’t really hit her stride until she began working with last week’s profilee, Ben Muessig. With too many great stories to count, it’s clear she always kept hustlin’, Brooklyn.

Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016

Sinkhole tries to gobble up bus

Sunset Park: A massive sinkhole nearly swallowed a school bus on 23rd Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues on Dec. 6. Comments (1)
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Yarrr on the air! Jewish pirate radio station ruining WQXR broadcast in Kensington, WT

The Greatest Story Ever: Shiva me timbers! Comments (7)

Former Boro Prez Leone is gone — but where is his iconic ‘Welcome to Brooklyn’ sign?

Awesome: We found out. Comment

Witnesses sell four-story Dumbo building for $65M, could become 28-story residential tower

Changing Brooklyn: This investment is expected to grow. Comments (3)

Fighting for their rights: Rally opposes right-turn ban on Ocean Parkway

Transit: The state must put the brakes on a plan to ban turns on portions of Ocean Parkway, drivers are demanding. Comments (21)

Checkin’ in with: Incoming Kensington Assemblyman Robert Carroll

Kensington: We check in on his plans for his first term — including when he’ll finally learn to drive. Comments (1)

Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016

The last word

Cobble Hill’s beloved BookCourt closing after 35 years

Go There Now While You Still Can: That’s all she wrote. Comments (6)

Six other indie bookstores near BookCourt

Books: You don’t have to resign yourself to Barnes and Noble! Comments (1)
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Ragin’ Cajun! Guy robs fried-chicken joint with broomstick

Flatbush: He flew off the handle and threatened to batter an employee. Comments (1)

Islamophobic graffiti scrawled in subway station near Kensington

Windsor Terrace: Hate has gone underground. Comments (19)

Kitsched out! Landmarked Gage and Tollner finally free of gaudy jewelry store

Downtown: And we’ve got photos of the big reveal! Comments (8)

City has been ‘cold calling’ around Sunset Park to find school-development sites

Sunset Park: A, B, C — always be constructing. Comments (1)

Monday, Dec. 5, 2016

Off-duty ‘hero’ cop wearing hijab threatened in Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge: A bigot allegedly told the decorated native New Yorker and her teenage son to “go back to your country.” Comments (16)

Space dismissed! Developer buys Brooklyn Law’s Fulton Mall office, may raze for high rise

Changing Brooklyn: They’re taking the Law into their own lands! Comments (3)

City won’t admit it put predator in shelter next to schools

Sunset Park: The Department of Homeless Services repeatedly lied about its role, state records and local leaders indicate. Comment

Beloved holiday traditions

Sleigh-ing the crowd: Reindeers fly into MetroTech for tree-lighting

Downtown: It’s a beloved holiday tradition. Comment

Sunset spark! Nabe lights up its holiday tree

Sunset Park: It’s a beloved holiday tradition. Comment

Friday, Dec. 2, 2016

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A very special Brooklyn Paper Radio: Gersh breaks up — and breaks down

Podcast: On this week’s edition, a revolving door of “experts” coach Gersh on how to love — and be loved. Comments (1)

Low key: Brooklyn Bridge ‘love lock’ crackdown looks like a success

Downtown: The Brooklyn Bridge is unlocked! Comments (1)
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Broken main floods Seventh Avenue

Bay Ridge: On the first day this week that we didn’t get any rain. Comment

Tree’s company! Shore Road Park lights up for the holidays

Bay Ridge: It’s a beloved holiday tradition. Comment

Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016

Oh brother

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Critics: No-prison deal for slumlord Israel brothers is ‘slap on the wrist’

Landlords in the Crosshairs: They’d be in the slammer if they were low-income people of color, says the lawyer for one victim. Comments (57)

The slum rap: How the Israel bros harassed low-income tenants out

Landlords in the Crosshairs: Pitbulls in the hall, sledgehammer-wielding goons, and smashing up kitchens. Comments (5)

Slow food movement: Eatery finally coming to long-vacant One Brooklyn Bridge Park retail space

Bridge ‘Park’: A fancy French cookie joint will open early next year. Comments (2)
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Police: Guy groped, kissed lady in Jay Street-MetroTech elevator

Downtown: The whole thing was caught on camera. Comments (5)

Malliotakis threatens to sue city over IDNYC records

Party Line: Council Speaker Melissa Mark Viverito says “Bring it.” Read more…