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Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014

Husband and wife share role of transgender woman in new opera

Theater: Opening minds is a two-person job. Comment

Monday, Sept. 1, 2014

Parton glances: Fans throw Dolly Parton tribute show

Nightlife: And they will always love her. Comment

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Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

Tix fix back on track after bus-lane blitz

The infamous B44 ticket blitz is a big step closer to getting fixed. Comments (17)

Where to GO this week!

Nightlife: The West Indian Day Parade, a karaoke birthday party for Michael Jackson, a live reading by BuzzFeed writers, and more things to do and see in Brooklyn, Aug. 29–Sept. 4. Comment

Yankess, Cyclones seasons mirror each other

Brooke Lynn at Bat: Yep, we’ve done it. We’re comparing the Cyclones to the Yankees. Comment

Bartoonist offers the ugly truth

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking illustrator visits Uglyduckling in Cobble Hill, and finds its beer menu wanting in more ways than one. Comment

Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

Turning over a new Leif

Bay Ridge: The beloved Leif Bar has returned to Bay Ridge. Comments (1)

Roots’ rapper pal promises his musical variety show will change your life

Music: “Old New York Live” will be a throwback to the days when artists and audiences from all walks of life rubbed shoulders, according to creator Dice Raw. Comment

Back to school doesn’t have to mean back to screaming

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie figures there’s got to be a better way to transition from play time to school time. Comment

Break-in news

Greenpoint: Police are looking for men in connection with two burglaries in Greenpoint last month. Comments (1)

It’s Brooklyn Paper time!

Page 1: If you’ve got the time, we’ve got the Paper — The Brooklyn Paper — it reads too good to hurry through. But when it’s time to relax The Paper stands clear, so if you’ve got the time, we’ve got the Paper. The Brooklyn Paper. Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comment

Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

Fighting test stress with the lotus position

It’s the downward-facing middle-school student! Comment

Permanent relocation: G’point record store sets sights on G’wood Heights

Music: It’s a record turnaround. Comments (9)

Immersion bender

Chekhov’s shun! Clinton Hill play has ‘poor door’ for cheap-ticket holders

Theater: At this immersive production of “Three Sisters,” those who pay 99¢ will have a very different experience from those who pay . Comments (11)

Three-day-long performance combines Emily Dickinson with disco music

Theater: Nothing says “19th-century poetry” like disco dancing and outer space. Comments (3)

Sun systems: D’town company pitches solar-powered internet

Circuit Lord: A proposed post-Hurricane Sandy tech project combines an autonomous communication network with a solar power supply. Comments (1)

Cyclones beat up Yankees

The Ride: The Evil Empire of the New York-Penn League lost this epic battle. Comment

Full house! Crown Heights art installation is inspired by hoarders

Art: This performance will have it all — literally. Comment

Race heats up for soon-to-be-empty B’klyn Heights Assembly seat

Brooklyn Heights: Two Assembly hopefuls vying for a long-held Brooklyn Heights seat ganged up on their shared opponent at their first debate on Monday, claiming he’s abusing campaign finance loopholes. Comments (3)

Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014

NYPD: Trio wanted in gun ambush

Fort Greene: Police are looking for three men in connection with an Aug. 15 shooting in Fort Greene. Comments (9)

Heroics at Coney soapbox derby race

Photo Galleries: The annual soapbox derby race in Coney Island’s Kaiser Park on Aug. 23 nearly turned tragic, but for the quick-thinking heroics of one of the event’s volunteers. Comment

Weekend power outage at Coney Island aquarium remains unexplained

Maybe they had a glitch in the electric eels. Comment

Make a racket! Where to watch the U.S. Open in Brooklyn

Event: Have a smashing time at one of these ace screenings. Comments (2)

Tenth-inning homer wins it for Yanks

The Ride: The Cyclones lose! The Cyclones lose! The Cyclones have lost the game! Comment

Pint-sized dancers compete to represent Nets

Downtown: Kids from all over the city flooded Long Island University in hopes of dancing their way into the coolest after-school gig in the borough. Comment

Monday, Aug. 25, 2014

Cops: Russian strolled to top of B’klyn Bridge for cellphone pics

Brooklyn Heights: That’s no observation deck. Comment

Save our seniors! Beep wants crossing guards to help oldsters

Mean Streets: Borough President Adams says making crossing guards full time, and having them help seniors cross the street will save lives. Comments (14)

The new model: Kentile Floors sign is back — in miniature!

Awesome: Miss the famous beacon of Gowanus? Now you can build your own Kentile Floors sign, and put it wherever you want! Comments (1)

Make sure your pets get their shots!

The city is offering free vaccines — including the rabies inoculation — for dogs and cats at the Salt Marsh Nature Center in Marine Park on Sept. 14. Comments (2)

Turntable Department

Beloved Permanent Records taking final spin

Changing Brooklyn: The 7-year-old purveyor of music on wax is closing. Comment

Turning the tables: These Brooklyn record stores are still going strong

Not every record store has closed. In fact, Brooklyn has many of them! Comment

Clones win again, hold onto playoff spot

The Ride: Ya gotta believe us, this is getting exciting! Comment

Flatbush theater to reopen in January with royal flourish

Development: It is becoming a palace fit for Kings. Comments (6)

World Ward III: Teachers, students of Third Ward seek paybacks

Williamsburg: A crew of do-it-yourself artists who were left out in the cold when a big Williamsburg arts center closed last year are banding together to find a way to get back the tens of thousands of dollars the owners of the company owes them. Comments (1)

Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014

Biggest man on Mulberry Street: Carmine parties with his old pals!

Sunday Screech: It was like Little Italy all over again when the Screecher celebrated his 79th birthday with his pals from fifth grade! Except the conversation was a bit dark. Comments (1)

Cyclones scratched by cats

The Ride: If you want to win, you’ve got to score some runs. Comment

Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014

Clones shut-out ’Cats

The Ride: The Cyclones now have a two-game lead in the wild-card race. Comment

Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

Rabid kitten alert!

Bensonhurst: An alert went out this week warning that feral cats and kittens roaming Bensonhurst may have rabies, after city officials captured a rabid raccoon that was seen fighting with some street cats in the neighborhood on Aug. 20. Comments (13)

Air pool: New tower will let you take a dip high above Brooklyn

Downtown: A luxuary apartment building offers tenants swimming 40 floors up. Comments (21)

Blinded by the lights! Park movie lovers say soccer lights ruin show

Williamsburg: At this rate, they’ll never find Nemo. Comments (4)

Not baseball at MCU Park

Melee at MCU Park! Indie wrestling comes to Coney

There was a time when seeing two grown men fighting in Coney Island was undoubtedly a bad sign — now it’s a toss-up. Comment

Boomer! Softball stars raise money at MCU Park

The other stars were out in Coney Island before Tuesday’s New York-Penn League All-Star Game at MCU Park when a group of already-stars had a match of their own. Comment

Raise a glass to the Battle of Brooklyn!

Event: A history buff will lead a free, educational pub crawl from Park Slope to Gowanus to commemorate the 238th anniversary of the skirmish. Comment

Good hair day! Fashion show celebrates black women’s natural locks

Fashion: This Bedford-Stuyvesant resident is tackling stereotypes, one hairstyle at a time. Comment

Cyclones get back on track

The Ride: Our boys rebounded from their worst game in history — thanks to a Met! Comment

Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

Errors galore!

The Ride: Two sad franchise records beaten Comment