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Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014

Background stories: F’Greene-published short story collection digs up the past

February Houses: Regrets? They’ve had a few — and it makes for great reading! Comment

Monday, Sept. 8, 2014

Primary Guide

Governor: Cuomo vs. Teachout

Politics: Fordham Law School professor Zephyr Teachout is a long-shot for the governor’s mansion, but one that is gaining more traction than most in her situation. Cuomo, meanwhile, isn’t doing much campaigning at all. Comments (6)

20th state Senate District (Park Slope and Sunset Park)

Politics: Rubain Dorancy and Jesse Hamilton are going head to head for the empty state Senate seat vacated last year by Borough President Adams. Comments (6)

42nd Assembly District (Flatbush)

Politics: Rodneyse Bichotte and L. Rickie Tulloch are facing off in the Democratic primary for the seat that longtime Assemblywoman Rhoda Jacobs is vacating with her upcoming retirement. Comments (1)

52nd Assembly District (Brooklyn Heights)

Politics: The contested seat currently belongs to Assemblywoman Joan Millman, who is retiring after 17 years in office to take a job at the Department for the Aging. Her pick for a successor is Jo Anne Simon, who is in an even fund-raising heat with the Working-Families-Party-backed Pete Sikora. Comments (3)

54th Assembly District (Bushwick)

Bushwick: It’s establishment versus upstart in the race for Councilman Rafael Espinal’s former Assembly seat, which has been vacant since he took his new job at the beginning of the year. Comment

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Ridgite to play 9-11 tribute with songs about New York City

Music: Martin McQuade will croon through three hours of songs about the city. Comment

Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014

What to read this week

Books: Neighborhood booksellers give their recommendations for great new summer reading. Comment

Friday, Sept. 5, 2014

Where to GO this week!

Nightlife: Eat your way around Williamsburg, check out designer high heels at the Brooklyn Museum, meet a Mets player, and other things to do in Brooklyn Sept. 5–11. Comment

Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014

Theft spree targeted women shoppers on Fulton Mall

Downtown: Four store patrons reported having their wallets or bags stolen while browsing the aisles in stores along Downtown’s Fulton Mall on the same day last week. Comments (5)

Autopsy of a missed opportunity

Brooke Lynn at Bat: The worst thing about the Cyclones’ double-jeopardy heartbreak on Monday — their playoff dreams died despite a final-game victory because of a season-end wildcard tie with the Connecticut Tigers — was that it didn’t have to happen. The Clones could have cruised to victory had they not fallen apart at the plate in previous games. Comment

Retro Coney

Wave goodb-eye! Coney throwing farewell party for Spook-A-Rama Cyclops

Art: Keep an eye out for this party! Comments (1)

Whip it good! Green-Wood exhibit features vintage Coney amusements

Event: The cemetery is hosting a new exhibit on the life and work of one its most amusing permanent residents — Coney ride inventor Williams Mangels. Comment

To curfew or not to curfew

The Dad: This week, the Dad wonders what’s best for his youngest when it comes to staying out late. Comments (1)

The Brooklyn Paper: One space after every period

Page 1: At The Brooklyn Paper, we’ve been using just one space after every period since we did away with our Smith-Corona’s back in aught-two. And less space between sentences means even more news is packed into your Brooklyn Paper every week. We do this for you, dear reader, because we know you value your time as much as we love proper typography! Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comment

Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014

Super friends! Nerdy bar nights combine forces for a big brainy bash

Event: When their powers combine, they are Brooklyn Brain Jam! Comment

Cops: Truck driver hit cab into pedestrian

Mean Streets: A flatbed truck driver smashed a livery cab up a curb and into a woman on the sidewalk on Tuesday afternoon, according to police and an eyewitness. Comments (20)

After-school programming

Circuit Lord: For this husband-and-wife teaching team, the world is a computer lab. Comments (1)

Ogre the top! Narrows’ ‘Shrek the Musical’ rocks Bay Ridge

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: Our critic thought good community theater was only true in fairy tales, but now he’s a believer! Comments (1)

Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014

VIDEO: Motorist mutiny on Flatbush as drivers flout left-turn ban

Mean Streets: Talk about a hard left. Comments (35)

The Eastern Parkway way: Plumage procession at West Indian Day Parade

Crown Heights: Hundreds of thousands of revelers flocked to Crown Heights on Sept 1. to shake a tail-feather and scarf a jerk-chicken leg or five as part of the annual West Indian American Day Parade. Comments (4)

Cyclones win! As their playoff dreams die…

The Ride: The Cyclones got the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat all at once on Monday night when they beat the hated Staten Island Yankees but nevertheless saw their playoff hopes dashed thanks to an obscure bit of the New York–Penn League rules. Comments (2)

P-rhyme time! Poets pen pieces about ‘Full House’ and ‘Mad Men’

Books: Roses are red, violets are blue, television can inspire high-brow art, too. Comments (2)

Councilman to MTA: Viaduct repairs have to run express

Park Slope: Here we go again. Comments (5)

Pols push MTA bedbug alert law

Transit: Bedbugs have been spotted on at least 14 subway cars in the past month — including Brooklyn’s N train — and a Bensonhurst assemblyman wants the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to sound the horn whenever the dreaded pests are found on a train or bus, but the state agency says there is no need to inform the public of when creepy crawlies are hitching a ride. Comments (1)

Top that! Boro pols fund new roof for Bay Ridge Library

Bay Ridge: Borough President Adams and Councilman Vincent Gentile have allocated money from their capital budgets to re-top the Ridge Boulevard library. Comments (10)

Monday, Sept. 1, 2014

Upward dog: Yoga Pole Studio gets students above comfort zone

Fitness: In a neighborhood full of yoga, one studio climbs high above the rest. Comment

Happy Labor Day!

Awesome: It’s Labor Day, and you know what that means. Comment

Take that, Yankees! Clones crush rival but playoff bid down to wire

The Ride: The Cyclones are still in a dead heat with the Connecticut Tigers for the wildcard playoffs slot with one game left to play, but boy demolishing the hated Staten Island club last night felt good. Comment

Man fatally hit crossing street in Midwood

Midwood: A 62-year-old pedestrian died after he was struck by the driver of a sports utility vehicle in Midwood on Aug. 28, police said. Comments (3)

Police seek Bensonhurst sex fiend

Bensonhurst: Cops are searching for a creep who is groping women in Bensonhurst. Comment

Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014

Carmine can’t believe he’s not the center of attention!

Sunday Screech: This week, the Screecher says you better stop watching the YouTube and start reading the Screecher! Comments (3)

Cyclones playoff hopes on the brink with two left

The Ride: The Cyclones are now tied with the Connecticut Tigers for the wildcard playoff berth after the Valleycats took out the brooms and swept Brooklyn on Saturday night. Comment

Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014

Cyclones playoff hopes in the balance as they drop another

The Ride: The Cyclones keep on slipping, slipping, slipping, into the future. They gave up a second straight game to the Valleycats, dropping their lead in the standings to just one game ahead of the Connecticut Tigers with two left to play. Comment

Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

Bohemian face-off as activists crash Gowanus art party

Gowanus: Protesters soured the taste of food-truck fare at a shindig held to show off the new art adorning the fences surrounding the Lightstone Group construction site, which they say is like putting lipstick on a pig. Comments (24)

Cyclones ’90s night was, like, totally awesome

Photo Galleries: A ’90s throwback theme night at MCU Park featured a live version of the decade’s popular “Double Dare” show, quintessentially ’90s prizes, and Nickelodeon star Kel Mitchell. Comments (1)

Lowlife steals lady’s walker Downtown

Downtown: No respect. None. Comment

Finger-pointing follows pistol-pointing, shooting Downtown

Downtown: It’s he-said, he-said in a Downtown shooting that each suspect says kicked off on Wednesday when the other tried to rob him. Comments (1)

Sicko wanted for gropings in Greenwood

Greenwood Heights: There is a groper on the loose in Greenwood Heights and he’s targeting women outside the Prospect Avenue R station, cops said. Comments (2)

Kids get their sea-legs in handmade boats

Brooklyn Heights: Youngsters took to the water at Brooklyn Bridge Park on Thursday, sailing boats made by a group of hardworking Red Hook kids. Comment

Cyclones errors at all-time high

The Ride: The Cyclones lost but remained hanging onto their wildcard playoff slot by a thread as they tied the franchise-high of six errors in a game and created a new record in the process, 111 errors in a single season, on Thursday night. Comment

Body in the basin

Fort Greene: A corpse surfaced in the East River off the Navy Yard on Thursday morning, police said. Comment

Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

Back-to-court season: Nurses fight for spot in LICH vestige

Hospitals in Crisis: Former staffers of shuttered Long Island College Hospital have taken the state back to court — and temporarily halted the sale of the valuable medical campus — saying they aren’t getting promised jobs in a remaining freestanding emergency department. Comments (6)

End of the line looms for free G transfer

Free the G: Pols and activists rallied to preserve the above-ground transfer from the Broadway G station to the Lorimer J and M station, which is set to disappear next week. Comments (10)

Cyclones top listless Yanks, hold playoff spot

The Ride: Sometimes, ya gotta take one for the team! Comment