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Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014

Strum along if you know it! Ridge bar offers guitar karaoke night

Music: This is one for the average Joe strummers! Comment

Monday, Oct. 27, 2014

Monster bash! The Zombie Prom lurches into Gowanus

Nightlife: The zombies were having fun, the party had just begun! Comment

Author explains why his family fled Greenpoint

Books: Spoiler — it involves the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Comments (1)

Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

Nightlife: Celebrate Dia de Los Muertos, catch a puppet film festival, discover what the hell “Mormon funeral potatoes” are, and more great things to see and do in Brooklyn Oct. 24–30. Comments (2)

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Bartoonist drinks hooch with some pooches

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking cartoonist goes barking mad for the pictures of dogs in suits at Bushwick bar Miles. Comment

Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Circuit Lord in space! Reporter tries on space suit made at the Navy Yard

Circuit Lord: It’s one small step for The Brooklyn Paper, one giant leap for Brooklyn. Comments (2)

Norwegian reality TV show casting Americans with Nordic heritage

Bay Ridge: Many of Bay Ridge’s Nords wouldn’t qualify for the program, which producers insist is not a Norwegian “Survivor.” Comments (3)

How Peter Sarsgaard became the champion of a Park Slope church roof

Music: It involves a mandolin and a movie that was never made. Comment

Yes, I think I’ve got problems

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie figures out that its best to walk a mile in someone’s shoes before blowing off their problems as insignificant. Comments (1)

The idea of The Brooklyn Paper

Page 1: Crafting The Brooklyn Paper isn’t as easy as it seems. It all starts with an idea — some little nugget in a reporter’s head that get mentioned in passing around the water cooler. It slowly grows into something greater, as phone calls are made, e-mails sent, tweets tweeted, photos taken, and things start to bloom. It all comes together in the page to your left, a beautiful collection of colors and words that gives you something to talk about around that water cooler, and that keeps you hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comment

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

‘Kung-fu judge’ nephew gets his day in court

Park Slope: The trial in the lawsuit alleging medical malpractice in the old-folks-home death of civil court Judge John Phillips begins today. Comments (4)

Plastic surgery: Greenpointers say factory-condo scheme could poison

Greenpoint: A plan to build luxury condos on the toxin-laden site of a former plastics factory in Greenpoint could kick up pollutants and poison kids attending a planned school nearby, neighbors fear. Comments (7)

Arrest in Flatbush home-invasion murder

Crime: Police arrested a suspect in the Oct. 15 murder of a senior in Flatbush during a botched home invasion, but two more remain at large, according to police. Comments (8)

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Hate crime vs. hate crime: Accusations fly over Israel-Palestine Barclays fracas

Prospect Heights: Newly released video appears to deflate the claim of Pro-Palestinian activists who said Kings Bay Y director Leonard Petlakh, above, led a “gang of thugs” in an attack on a Muslim woman at the Barclays Center. Comments (77)

Homeward bound: Slopers show puppies love

Fuzzy Brooklyn: These pups are in the doghouse — in the best way possible. Comment

Dump truck kills senior outside Barclays Center

Mean Streets: A dump-truck driver struck and killed an elderly woman near the Barclays Center on Monday afternoon, cops and FDNY officials said. Comments (9)

Picture books: Children’s author gives kids painting crash-course

Art: Painting is fundamental. Comment

‘Dark Crystal’ creators will visit BAM for puppet film fest

Cinema: You look like Gelfing, smell like Gelfing, maybe you are Gelfing! Comment

Homeless man arrested for 9-11 memorial vandalism

Police arrested a homeless man they believe defaced the 9-11 memorial at MCU Park with white paint on Oct. 17. Comment

Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Excelsior redux: Closed gay bar returning to Fifth Avenue

Park Slope: Ever upward, Excelsior will rise again. Comments (1)

Pay to playground: McGolrick Park scores spruce-up

Meadows of Shame: The playground at McGolrick Park will finally get a much-needed facelift thanks to $1.3 million in taxpayer money, activists announced last week. Comments (14)

Walk in the park — for a cause

Stroll patrol: Brooklynites on the march against breast cancer

Park Slope: Thousands of do-gooders flooded Prospect Park on Sunday to honor people killed by breast cancer, celebrate survivors, and raise money to end the disease once and for all. Comment

Charge ‘em! Two nabbed for phony credit cards

Bensonhurst: Credit where credit is due. Comment

Gowanus play set in world overrun by flies

Theater: This play is generating a lot of buzz — literally. Comments (1)

Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014

Even when Carmine wants to spend money, he can’t!

Sunday Screech: This week, the Screecher tries to dip into his wallet, but his charge card company won’t let him! Comment

Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

Artist adorns Gowanus Canal with ‘roses’ made from Ralph Lauren shirts

Art: There is something blooming on the Gowanus Canal, and, no, it is not toxic algae. Comments (8)

Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

Two dead in motorcycle crash that sent them flying off Gowanus Expressway

Mean Streets: A nighttime group motorcycle ride turned tragic early this morning when a biker and passenger plunged from the Gowanus Expressway to their deaths, according to cops. Comments (17)

Shock jocks! Bolts bury Boston in record-breaking win

World’s Greatest Brooklyn Bolts Coverage: The Brooklyn Bolts electrified fans at MCU Park on Oct. 15 with a record-shattering victory in the team’s first home game of the season. Comment

Art school suicide

Clinton Hill: A Pratt Institute student jumped to her death from a dorm balcony last Wednesday, according to police. Comments (9)

Safe’s not sound in MetroTech armed robbery

Downtown: A gunman robbed a Downtown Chipotle early on Saturday morning, police said. Comments (1)

Search is on for suspect in deadly Gowanus hit-and-run

Mean Streets: Police are seeking a man who they say fled the scene of a fatal collision in Gowanus months ago. Comment

Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014

Gaphattan-style food court headed Downtown

Downtown: The City Point mega-development on the former site of Albee Square Mall is getting a Chelsea-Market-inspired bazaar and restaurant area. Comment

Bushwick residents rally against gentrification

Bushwick: Activists demanded tighter rent regulations and described landlord harassment at the protest yesterday afternoon. Comments (41)