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Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013

Find petit patrons for your art with this new class

DUMBO: Brooklyn is home to a dizzying number of art galleries, spaces, and collectives, and it is arguably the place that sees the most usage of the word “curate” to describe everyday tasks such as choosing a bottle of wine or flipping between football games, but last week the borough added an artists center with a quirk that manages to stand out from the crowd — a stamp of approval from the city. Comment

Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013

Monday, Oct. 14, 2013

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Dawn of the dead facts: Quiz-master couple whips up macabre trivia night in time for Halloween

Nightlife: It’s like a mausoleum in here. Comments (6)

Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013

Where to go this week

Got plans the coming week? No? Don’t worry, we have got you covered. Comments (1)

Friday, Oct. 11, 2013

Silver idols sing for Golden

Bay Ridge: One Brooklyn senior’s voice rose above the rest at the seventh annual Senior Idol competition in Bay Ridge on Oct. 5. Comments (2)

To the beat of their own drum: Street music fest promises surprises

Music: Honk if you love flugelhorn solos. Or subway musicians. Comments (2)

Bartoonist brown bags it at Beast of Bourbon

Bar Scrawl: He came for the $8 40-ounce bottle of Miller High Life in a brown paper bag, but he did not stay for the food. Comments (4)

Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013

Hynes makes waves in Bay Ridge race

Bay Ridge: The red-hot contest for district attorney is spilling over into the Bay Ridge Council race. Comments (32)

Neighbor: W’burg do-it-yourself center closed after failing to come up with $1.5-million

Williamsburg: A large Williamsburg center for artists and do-it-yourselfers abruptly closed on Wednesday, a restaurant owner who shares space in the complex’s industrial building said. Comments (29)

The Brooklyn Paper: Still rooting for the Dodgers

Page 1: At The Brooklyn Paper, old habits die hard. Why else would we continue to print news, photos, and advertisements on large pieces of folded parchment and hand-deliver them all over our glorious borough? But it’s that dedication to the past that makes us the best choice for news about your neighborhood, for as the old saying goes, those that don’t know history are destined to reapeat it. Yeah, we have that institutional knowledge that tells us the Boys of Summer will go all the way, and tells you to keep hustlin’, Brooklyn. Comments (3)

Should our columnist be naked in front of her kids?

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie wonders if it it is okay to let the little ones see a lot of her. Guess what. She thinks it is. Comments (12)

Fall kicks off in Bay Ridge with parade and street fair

Bay Ridge: The Ragamuffin Parade — a classic costumed kiddie cavalcade — got bright sunny skies for its 47th run on Oct. 5, but the 40th annual Third Avenue Festival the next day wasn’t so lucky. Comment

Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013

Twelve-year-old hit, killed by van on Prospect Park West

Park Slope: Sammy Cohen-Eckstein. who was set to celebrate his bar mitzvah in a few weeks, died Tuesday night. Comments (42)

DA Hynes: I’m still a Dem at heart — just running as a Republican

Politics: If it walks like an elephant and talks like an elephant … it might still be a donkey! Comments (26)

Protestors kick Hynes rally

Politics: Call them surprise witnesses. Comments (7)

Sub-Urban Outfitters: Board denies W’burg store’s booze plan, says no bar needed in place ‘like a mall’

Williamsburg: Board members behind the no-vote at a meeting on Tuesday night said they were incredulous about the proposal to mix wine spritzers and iPod DJ mixers because the chain store that prides itself on its inner-city cool actually has a pretty suburban ambience. Comments (16)

Veloasis: Car-crammed Atlantic Avenue goes bike-friendly but lanes won’t change

Cobble Hill: One of Brooklyn’s most car-congested thoroughfares is now being re-branded as a haven for bikes, though two-wheel advocates say they do not see an end to auto rule happening any time soon. Comments (18)

One of a kind! One-act play festival takes the stage in Bay Ridge

Theater: One hidden Bay Ridge talent did not get a chance to fully shine during his lifetime, but he lives on thanks to a theater festival in his neighborhood and in his name. Comments (1)

Buon Appetito! Italian Restaurant Week starts tomorrow and we know just where to feast

Dining: Partcipating Italian restaurateurs say that the promotion is the perfect reminder for food-loving Brooklynites to savor the red sauce simmering right under their noses. Comments (1)

Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013

What’s shakin’? Tonight, cocktail fest allows booze-hounds to sample a mix of the borough’s mixology

Nightlife: These thirsty Brooklynites want their drinks shaken, and stirred. Comment

Usher, baby! Eight-time Grammy winner makes a low-key appearance at a benefit for a Gowanus park

Gowanus: Gowanus park activists threw a glitzy, 1920s-themed benefit party in the toxic neighborhood on Saturday and mixing it up in the dapper crowd of 100 was R & B icon Usher, who organizers say made them wanna … thank him for coming. Comments (1)

Take that, zombtrees! Body parts of storm-damaged trees form playground in Prospect Park

Prospect-Lefferts Gardens: Trees that came crashing down during superstorm Sandy and their un-dead arboreal brethren have been chopped up and had their body parts scattered around a secluded area in Prospect Park to form a newly opened children’s play space. Comments (2)

Home run! Stickball Old-Timers return to Ridge for classic street game

Bay Ridge: On Sunday, oldsters on one Bay Ridge block walked, ran, and stole their way down memory lane. Comments (10)

Furry and feathered congregants flock to celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi

Fuzzy Brooklyn: Dogs, carts, birds, and other critters received a new leash on life, after participating in pet blessings across Brooklyn to honor St. Francis, the patron saint of animals. Comment

Monday, Oct. 7, 2013

Up and away: Domino developer wants to put cheaper apartments first in line, furthest from the river

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: So much for waterfront living. Comments (62)

Enter the kill zone: Owner of collapsed Carroll Gardens brownstone says he’s scared to live in its replacement

Carroll Gardens: A townhouse is being built on the site of a Carroll Gardens brownstone that fell down last year and was cleared away brick by brick, but the owner of the property says he is not sure if he will move his family back in to the new home because they are still reeling from the shock of the collapse. Comments (6)

Atlantic Avenue fire injures two, snarls traffic

Cobble Hill: A two-alarm fire injured two firefighters and shut down a block of Atlantic Avenue on Friday afternoon, fire officials said. Comments (8)

Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013

Magna Carmine: Screecher wants to end mayor’s tyranical school policies

Sunday Screech: Look, if you didn’t know where Carmine stands on Charter Schools, you will in a minute. Comments (8)

Friday, Oct. 4, 2013

GoogaRiddance! Grass-gouging music fest no longer welcome in P’Park, park officials say

The controversial music and food festival that wrecked Prospect Park for two years in a row will not be invited back to party, a Parks Department official told city council at a Thursday hearing. Comments (33)

Hynes is back in the District Attorney race

Politics: Brooklyn’s 23-year-incumbent district attorney — thought vanquished in the Sept. 10 Democratic primary — is making a shocking second coming as a Republican and Conservative candidate. Comments (37)

Get your glass-bottled milk in this glass-walled Williamsburg Whole Foods

Williamsburg: They are going to need a lot of scent-free, plant-based glass cleaner. Comments (7)

Smog alert! Rock doc follows gloomy songsmith on tour

Fort Greene: This guy has his head in the clouds — and it is making him cough. Comment

Water fight: Gowanus pool partisans vow to fight occupation by federal sewage tank

Gowanus: The battle may be won, but the war is not over yet. Comments (2)

Over the Edge: Upscale W’burg day care loses toddler

Williamsburg: The city closed a Williamsburg day care center last week after teachers left a toddler alone in the park. Comments (18)

Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013

Mom killed in Clinton Hill shooting and cops say they know who pulled the trigger

Clinton Hill: A 24-year-old mother was shot and killed near Pratt Institute in Clinton Hill on Tuesday morning — and cops say they know who did it. Comments (7)

Fort Greene soccer foes unite over Commodore Barry plan

Fort Greene: They will come, but will you build it already? Comments (3)