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Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014

One last crack! American Ballet Theatre performs its last ‘Nutcracker’ at BAM

Dance: Aw, nuts! Comment

Monday, Dec. 8, 2014

Punk’s not dead! Music writer revives ’80s hardcore scene in Dumbo

Books: Get out your Doc Martens and your reading glasses. Comment

Bouzouki Joe: Greenpointer combines psych rock with traditional Greek music

Music: Dave Shuford plays 18th-century instruments in his band Rhyton. Comment

Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014

Carmine spins a tale like no other

Sunday Screech: Carmine worked a little harder on last week’s column so we could bring it to you this week. Comment

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Friday, Dec. 5, 2014

Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

Nightlife: Cheat at trivia, see big-name Swedish electronic musicians, learn about the science of whiskey, and more great things to do in Brooklyn Dec. 5–10. Comment

As temps drop, Bay Ridge heats up!

Bay Ridge Nights: Winter weather is here, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a hot night in Bay Ridge thanks to our pals at BrooklynDaily.com! Comment

Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014

Happy belated! Pols celebrate Verrazano birthday at monument unveiling

Bay Ridge: Brooklyn was the last to leave the party. Comment

Check out the new portable internet hotspots at the library

Circuit Lord: The latest title on Brooklyn library shelves has a lot more to it than a John Grisham novel. Comment

Express your elf! Artists open Christmas tree lot in Bushwick

Shopping: In addition to buying trees, you can catch film screenings and watch an elf making mittens from old sweaters. Comment

Green-Wood not set in stone: Cemetery out of landmark running

Greenwood Heights: Green-Wood Cemetery may be the largest and grandest in Brooklyn, and among the oldest, but it doesn’t merit landmark status, according to city preservationists. Comment

We don’t need Madison Square Garden, anyway

Flagrant Fowl: Our curmudgeonly Nets columnist weighs in on the manhandling of a Nets superfan by staffers at the Manhattan arena. Comment

Uncover rare and vintage titles at this Park Slope book fair

Books: What is better than receiving a new book for Christmas? Getting an old book! Comment

Brooklyn Bridge Park honcho: Critics are wrong, hotel height is legal

Brooklyn Heights: In this letter, brass at Brooklyn’s front yard sets out to prove that the critics are wrong and our coverage is incomplete. Comments (15)

Lethal weapons, two of them

Gowanus: The commanding officer of the 76th police precinct named one of his men officers of the month on Tuesday for gathering the intelligence that lead to the seizure of a pair of heavy-duty semiautomatic weapons in the Gowanus Houses in late November. Comments (5)

The Brooklyn Paper: Keeping an eye on things

Page 1: The reporters are on the beat. The photographers have hit the street. And the editors are stratigically stationed around computer monitors, televisions, radios, scanners, and smartphones so they can capture and disseminate the news as it happesn. Why? To make sure you can always keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comment

In football as in life

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie uses her son’s gridiron metaphor to help explain things. Comment

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014

The new pornographers: Bushwick artists hosting smut fest

Art: Bow-chicka-wow-wow. Comments (3)

Monarchy from the UK: Our guide to Brooklyn for Prince William and Kate

The British are coming! On Dec. 8. And we know exactly where they should hang out before and after the Nets game. Comments (5)

Musicians form new bands in 12 hours for Brooklyn Rock Lottery

Music: Gabba gabba hey you never know! Comment

Ridge theater company stages weighty musical ‘Parade’

Theater: Bay Ridge loves a parade, but this one is no celebratory romp down Third Avenue. Comment

Fellow students, family members remember hit-and-run victim

Mean Streets: Mourners marched on Dec. 1 at a vigil to honor the high-school student who died recently in a hit-and-run crash in Kensington. Comment

Daily News PR giant John Campi dies of heart attack at 75

Iconic New York Daily News executive John Campi — a marketing genius who enriched “New York’s hometown newspaper” with clever, blue-chip campaigns — died of a heart attack at a New Jersey hospital on Nov. 28. The former vice president and director of promotions was 75. Comments (1)

Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014

Holiday cheer beats back Scrooge-ish rain at Downtown tree lighting

Event: A steady flow of freezing rain soaked the stage at the 25th annual MetroTech Center tree lighting on Monday night, so much so that one ballerina took a dive and the dance performance had to be cut short. Comment

Homeward bound: Vegans rescue unloved animals — seriously unloved

The Greatest Story Ever: It’s no animal left behind — even rats. Comments (9)

Home is my White Castle: W’burg fast-food joint to become housing

Changing Brooklyn: We can only hope the leases include a side of chicken rings. Comments (9)

Fatal police shooting of Red Hook man echoes Gowanus tragedy

The fatal shooting of a Red Hook man by a rookie cop on Nov. 20 could have been prevented, said the father of the victim of a similar shooting that took place in Gowanus in 1994. Comments (5)

Bow-ties for all! A fashion show for the ‘uncoventionally masculine’

Fashion: They are all dressed up with one place to go — Brooklyn Museum! Comment

Sinterklaas is coming to town!

Event: The jolly old man with a festive, fur-lined red suit and bushy beard is coming to town — but don’t call him Santa Claus. Comments (4)

Having a ball: Kids have surprise face-off with Harlem Globetrotters

Clinton Hill: A pair of pro ballplayers hit the court in a Clinton Hill elemntary school on Thanksgiving Eve. Comment

Monday, Dec. 1, 2014

Board pans Sunset Park mega-development

Sunset Park: Sunset Park’s community board has signalled to the developers of a massive mixed-use project that it won’t be easy getting the neighborhood’s blessing. Comments (5)

Hot to trot: Runners work up an appetite in P’Park on Thanksgiving

Event: A bunch of turkey-loving runners gobbled up some miles in Prospect Park before sitting down to Thanskgiving dinner. Comment

Ooze ships: Watercraft to cart sewage from Newtown Creek plant

Greenpoint: These boats are made for human-waste trafficking. Comments (4)

Tooth in advertising: Drugstore’s bold, refreshing look

Brooklyn Heights: This Brooklyn Heights pharmacy looks like the inside of a tube of mint-flavored, whitening toothpaste. Comment

Homegrown holiday market showcases gifts Made in Brooklyn

Sunset Park: Holiday gifts from Manhattan? Fuggedaboutit! Comments (4)

Friday, Nov. 28, 2014

Goodbye Blue Monday saying goodbye — again

Bushwick: The Bushwick venue is one of several live music spots shutting down around Brooklyn Comments (1)

‘Nothing is sacred,’ sez priest following church-burglary spree

Bay Ridge: Call us the borough of church break-ins. Comment

NYPD: Night owl stealing W’burg party people’s purses

Williamsburg: Police are searching for a man who they say has been haunting Williamsburg bars, waiting to grab patrons’ unattended bags when they’re not looking. Comment

Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

Spiked punch! Williamsburg venue Spike Hill closing very soon

Changing Brooklyn: It’s heading to the great Bedford Avenue in the sky. Comments (2)

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