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Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016

Mummies are daddies: Ancient Egyptian women became men, says exhibit

Art: For this afterlife, it’s no girls allowed! Comment

Monday, Dec. 19, 2016

Get Lit

Read all abou-Dit! ‘Ditmas Lit’ brings authors to Sycamore Bar

Books: This bar is fully booked! Comment

Bar back: Sycamore installs heated cabin for winter

Nightlife: Come on back, the winter’s fine! Comment

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Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016

Now I can’t wait to get bit by a scorpion!

Rhymes with Crazy: Lenore learns a lot about the eight-legged freaks! Comments (5)

Friday, Dec. 16, 2016

Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

Editor’s Picks: It’s cold outside, but that won’t stop Brooklynites from heading out to enjoy Krampusfest, fairy tale detectives, and the dulcet tones of Gilbert Gottfried! Brooklyn is the place to be! Comment

A latke love: Festival celebrates the potato pancake

Dining: These aren’t your bubbe’s latkes! Comment

Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016

Naughty nights: House of Yes unwraps six shows of saucy holiday cheer

Nightlife: This show is rated X-mas! Comments (2)

Or: How Stephanie Thompson’s teenage son learned to stop rebelling and love the mom-time

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie’s teenage son learns to go with the flow. Comment

Brooklyn Paper Profile: Moses Jefferson

Page 1: In this week’s former Brooklyn Paper reporter profile, we break with tradition and honor a journalist who is very much still on the payroll, Moses Jefferson. An eternally fresh-faced go-getter of unknown origins, no one can quite remember when he started writing for the Brooklyn Paper, but we certainly can’t imagine him ever stopping. Who could forget his big scoop on Prospect Park’s rehabilitated red-tailed hawk or the time he blew the lid off the return of notorious PTA thief “Mom-strocity”? No one who read those fine pieces of American journalism, that’s for sure. So keep an eye out for this kid — we think he’s got a real future in the biz, because he always keeps hustlin’, Brooklyn.

Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016

Inn-undated! New Hilton signals saturation point for Downtown’s hotel boom, expert says

Downtown plan: Almost 1,000 new hotel rooms have opened Downtown over the past two years. Comments (7)

Bike lane to the danger zone: Hundreds support Flatbush Ave. plan, but predict uphill battle against drivers

Mean Streets: You heard it here first — this will be controversial. Comments (31)

Farce awakens: Comedians re-write ‘Star Wars’ and other classic films

Cinema: See “Star Wars” like you’ve never seen it before — just like the writer! Comment

Good golly, miss trolley

Wrong track: Sunset Parkers lash out against streetcar plan

Sunset Park: They’re calling it a streetcar named displacement. Comments (18)
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Railroaded! Streetcar’s promo video misquotes activist

Sunset Park: He says the city used his critique out of context in a promotional video — making it look like he supported the very plan he is fighting against. Comments (10)

Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016

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Young kids beat and rob man in Fort Greene

Fort Greene: One of the kids was 8 or 9 years old, police said. Comments (1)
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Fallen angel: Selfie-snapping buffoons break statue outside Williamsburg church

Williamsburg: A pack of yahoos broke a religious statue while trying to pose for selfies outside a Williamsburg church on Saturday night, police say. Comments (4)
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Boro’s first VR arcade opens in Park Slope: An in-depth investigation

Boro of Nerds: Park Slope’s gaming scene just entered a new dimension! Comments (1)

Zed-letter day! Pols back Verrazano-Narrows name fix

Bay Ridge: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority must fix a 50-year-old typo, according to area pols. Comments (13)

Monday, Dec. 12, 2016

News about Jews

Oy vey! Brooklyn menorah stripped of ‘world’s largest’ title

Prospect Heights: It is the world’s largest menorah no more-a! Comments (8)

Pork pulled! Mill Basin gets a kosher barbecue restaurant

Dining: It’s a meat-zvah! Comments (1)

Red alert! No weekend 2, 3 trains in Brooklyn starting spring next year

Transit: But 4 and 5 trains will run locally. Comments (5)

Tonight! Weigh in on the streetcar plan in Sunset Park

Sunset Park: Locals can weigh in on the mayor’s proposed $2.5-billion, Sunset Park-to-Queens streetcar project at a meeting in Sunset Park tonight. Comments (8)

Yip yip hooray! Red Hook pit bull honored after thwarting rape

Red Hook: Who’s a good boy? Comments (2)

That’s when you glow Downtown: Atlantic Avenue, Borough Hall Xmas trees light up

Downtown: They are beloved holiday traditions. Comments (1)

Friday, Dec. 9, 2016

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Learn why you should never date a comedian on this week’s Brooklyn Paper Radio!

Podcast: Plus: a scintillating story about garbage! Comment

Construction worker dead after falling from Domino Sugar factory development

Williamsburg: A construction worker died after plummeting two stories from a building at the old Domino Sugar factory on the Williamsburg waterfront on Friday morning, according to police. Comments (10)

LICH developer files plans for first towers — and they’re just what locals feared

Changing Brooklyn: It wasn’t a facade. Comments (12)

The fixture’s in! Old-timey street lamps coming to historic Vanderbilt Ave. stretch

Prospect Heights: Vander-build it and they will come! Comments (4)

Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016