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Monday, Dec. 1, 2014

Artists hold dance party funeral for Williamsburg

Nightlife: Stick a thrift-store-bought vintage fork in it — it’s done. Comments (5)

Shakespeare shack! Puppets and Poets fest brings burgers to life

Theater: Mmm, the land of hamburgers! Comment

Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014

Span of time: Locals recall the building of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

Bay Ridge: The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge turned 50 on Nov. 21, and after half a century connecting Brooklyn and Staten Island, practically everybody has a story about the span. Comments (8)

What to read this week

Books: Neighborhood booksellers give their top picks of new literature. Comment

Friday, Nov. 28, 2014

Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

Nightlife: Dance to Robyn one last time, play winter trivia with Pat Kiernan, buy some freaky gifts in Coney Island, and other great things to do in Brooklyn Nov. 28–Dec. 3. Comment

Android of many faces growing up Downtown

Circuit Lord: This robot is supposed to help autistic kids better relate to fellow humans. Comment

Cops after Bay Ridge bag thief

Bay Ridge: Police are looking for the woman who took a shopper’s unattended purse from an 86th Street clothing store on Nov. 8. Comment

Bulgarian pickling workshop comes with a side of cultural exchange

Dining: This class is kind of a big dill. Comment

Fall in love with Kneehigh Theatre’s ‘Tristan & Yseult’

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: The British troupe brings its popular production to Dumbo. Comment

Bay Ridge lights up for the holidays

Bay Ridge Nights: Now you are stuffed full of Turkey Day cheer — and turkey — our pals at BrooklynDaily.com explain where to work off that stuffing by rocking out in the Ridge. Comments (1)

Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

When suicide and the holidays meet

The Dad: This week, the Dad ponders the empty seat at the Thanksgiving table. Comment

Giving thanks

Page 1: The Brooklyn Paper has a rare day off, and we hope you are enjoying whatever you’re doing. What we’re thankful for, briefly: spiral-bound notebooks, Twitter, cords to charge your phone from your laptop, Freddy the coffee guy downstairs, Chipotle — hey, there isn’t much hot food around MetroTech — the dollar slice place — again — the advertisers who keep the lights on, and the readers who keep us honest. Thanks for reading, and thanks in advance for checking back to find all the info you need to keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comments (1)

Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

Ferguson here: Protesters flood Manhattan Bridge, Flatbush Avenue

Downtown: Demonstrators surged over the Manhattan Bridge on Tuesday night to protest a grand jury’s decision not to charge white Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson with any crimes for shooting black teen Michael Brown dead in August. Comments (27)

Reporter’s notebook: NYPD cop whacked me at Ferguson protest

A police officer hit me in the stomach with a baton while I was covering Tuesday night’s demonstrations. Comments (9)

Coney Island puts a freaky spin on holiday gift market

Shopping: Forget sidewalk sales — this is a sideshow sale! Comment

Judge: P’Park Residence owner greedy

Park Slope: The owner of a Park Slope old-folks-home who is trying to shutter the place and sell the building for millions was motivated purely by greed, not by financial hardship as his employee previously claimed, a judge ruled in a scathing decision challenging a state-approved closure plan. Comments (3)

Cyborg night: Robot will turn on Downtown Christmas lights

Event: This is the droid MetroTech Commons was looking for. Comment

Zorn again! Legendary composer celebrates 30 years of ‘Cobra’

Music: John Zorn is bringing his famous composition back to where it all began — sort of. Comment

Reporter talks artist exodus ahead of Vice Media’s expansion

Our Williamsburg correspondent Danielle Furfaro appeared on BK Live to discuss the mass relocation of arts organizations ahead of the hipster media juggernaut’s January move-in to two buildings at Kent Avenue and S. First Street. Click through to watch the whole conversation. Comments (1)

What the Nets can learn from my cousin Sal

Flagrant Fowl: Or how I learned to continue worrying while the Nets drop the ball. Comment

Danish church rings in Christmas in Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn Heights: Glædelig jul! Comment

Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

Gowanus: Soaring to new heights or keeping a low profile?

Gowanus: Gowanus residents are split over whether to allow high-rise development in the neighborhood, according to locals who attended the unveiling of a list of rezoning demands on Monday night. Comments (16)

UPDATE: Bklyn Heights building secured, thanks to our article

Brooklyn Heights: We get results! Comments (6)

Get them to the Greek! Bay Ridge Hellenic school wins board approval

Bay Ridge: A Greek school’s controversial bid to build big in a low-rise area got the green light from the local community board after lots of back-and-forth. Comment

Pro-creations! Red Hook show features art inspired by parenthood

Art: Meet the parents — then meet their artwork. Comment

Bedford-Stuyvesant writer pens new play in under a month

Theater: Time is on his side, yes it is. Comment

Police find submachine gun, machine pistol at Gowanus Houses

Gowanus: Cops recovered a pair of heavy-duty, semi-automatic weapons from the roof of a Gowanus public housing building between Baltic and Wyckoff streets on Nov. 22, according to a report. Comments (11)

Williamsburg gobbles up a preemptive turkey dinner

Williamsburg: Thanksgiving came early to the neighborhood late last week. Comment

Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

It’s raining mensch!

Crown Heights: Thousands of rabbis gathered in Brooklyn for a conference this weekend — and they all posed for a massive group photo on Eastern Parkway. Comments (2)

Happy Birthday Bridge

Bridge birthday bash botched, boycotted

Bay Ridge: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s 50th anniversary celebration for the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge turned out to be mostly a celebration of itself — and rather a lonely one at that. Comments (17)

Campaign for Verrazano bike path picks up speed

Bay Ridge: The wheels are turning again on a push to install a bike path on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. Comments (10)

Author of ‘The Bridge’ talks about his real muse

Bay Ridge: In 1960, legendary reporter Gay Talese set out to memorialize the workers who made the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge a reality. Comments (1)

Great moments in air pollution

With talk of toxic stuff in the air, we figured it’s high time to turn back the clock to bring you the highlights of the biggest and weirdest instances of smog, smaze, and fumes the world has ever gotten a whiff of. Comment

Deck the mall with lights all jolly

Downtown: With a flip of the switch, the holiday season began on Fulton Mall. Comment

Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

Finally! Carmine gets sanctioned by Gay Talese

Sunday Screech: This week, the Screecher hears from his biggest fan. Comments (7)

Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014

Robberies at fancy Flatbush eateries stoke fear, split reactions

Crime: A string of armed robberies has Flatbush residents freaking out. Comments (22)

Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

Wall-power: 16-foot barrier coming to Atlantic Yards site

Construction Update: It’s the Great Wall of Prospect Heights. Comments (6)

New Heights Cinema building owners hope to woo preservationists

Changing Brooklyn: Will the third time be the charm for the big-money realtors aiming to win over the landmarks board that twice shot down attempts to redevelop the old theater building? Comments (1)

Neighbors celebrating neighbors: Housing advocates feted

Event: Do-gooders gathered on Nov. 18 to raise money for Neighbors Helping Neighbors, a group dedicated to keeping low-income Brooklynites in their homes. Comments (2)

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