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Monday, Dec. 15, 2014

Brooklyn’s Weezer tribute band finds unexpected fame

Music: Holy cow — we think we’ve got one here! Comments (1)

Give the gift of a sweet Brooklyn cookbook this holiday season

Books: We won’t sugarcoat it. Comment

Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014

Carmine loses control of his meeting!

Sunday Screech: How could it happen? The Screecher ignored? The nerve of these people! Comments (2)

Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014

What to read this week

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

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Friday, Dec. 12, 2014

Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

Nightlife: Swear-along with “Die Hard,” eat free cookies, get sexy with Santa, and other great things to do in Brooklyn Dec. 12–17. Comment

Golden medal years! Dumbo exhibit celebrates elderly athletes

Art: They’re still standing — and running, hurdling, pole-vaulting, javelin-throwing, and shot-putting! Comment

’Tis the season to rock the Ridge

Bay Ridge Nights: Holiday tunes and hard rock are waiting for you in Bay Ridge. Our pals at BrooklynDaily.com have all the details. Comment

Dumbo-Detroit face-off

DUMBO: Is the area down under the Manhattan Bridge overpass really that different from the Motor City? In a word, yes. Comments (1)

Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014

Santas race through Ridge ahead of Prospect Park 5k

Bay Ridge: A cadre of red-suited joggers took to the Shore Road Promenade for Bay Ridge’s second annual Santa Shuffle 5k on Dec. 6. Comments (1)

Community News Group parties down

Photo Galleries: Our parent company held its holiday party at Buckley’s in Sheepshead Bay on Dec. 8. Comment

Dirty ditties: Filthy Song Night returns to Red Hook

Music: Get ready for a night of f------ filth and g------ debauchery. Comment

The Dad ponders racism in diverse Brooklyn

The Dad: Let’s face it. Racism exists everywhere. Comments (7)

Shake it off! All-women cocktail contest comes to Williamsburg

Event: They’re taking the first four letters out of “cocktail.” Comment

A royal pain in the neck — and back

Flagrant Fowl: Our curmudgeonly Nets columnist holds forth on the royal visit and Brook Lopez’s latest injury. Comment

Throwback hack: Bushwick gets the bulletin board treatment

Circuit Lord: The winning project at last weekend’s Hack Bushwick event was an ode to the internet’s yesteryear. Comment

The Brooklyn Paper: We’ll never be royals

Page 1: They’re famous for being famous. We’re faces in the crowd. America is obsessed with them. We run photos of them on the front page of our newspaper. They will be king and queen one day. We are doing our best not to end up working at Burger King and Dairy Queen. Look, say what you want about the English royals. At least Beyonce and Jay Z are good at something. Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comments (1)

Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014

Williamsburg, Bushwick, Greenpoint get new venues as others shutter

Williamsburg: Rumors of the Brooklyn indie music scene’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. Comments (2)

Galapagos’s evolution taking it to Detroit

Art: Citing rising rents, the Dumbo gallery and venue is moving to the Motor City, where it has already bought nine buildings. Comment

Bushwick bar to host ‘anti-SantaCon’ show

Nightlife: No-no-no! Merry Christmas! Comments (1)

Rim raiders: Bandits on car-wheel theft spree

Williamsburg: A band of thieves is stealing the wheels off of late-model cars around Williamsburg, and carting them off in black sedans, police said. Comments (1)

Swingers! Jazz Age Party creators throw ’30s ball in Fort Greene

Nightlife: The jazz ’20s are out and the swinging ’30s are in! Comment

Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014

Garner protesters greet royals at Barclays Center

Prospect Heights: They were royally pissed. Comment

Reporter’s notebook: My Garner protest arrest and NYPD’s changing tactics

Our reporter spent a night in jail for doing his job. He came back with a story, and some insight into how the Police Department’s response to demonstrations is evolving. Comments (17)

Hangout hangover! Urine, trash, threats stain Clinton Hill plaza

Clinton Hill: A triangular plaza in Clinton Hill that includes a de-mapped block of road is a magnet for sinister loiterers who kill business, according to some neighbors who are opposing the city’s move to make it permanent. Comments (17)

City creating ‘fashion hub’ in Sunset Park, but not without pushback

Sunset Park: Sunset Park is about to become a very fashionable neighborhood. Comments (5)

Mystery meat: Underground dining club invades Brooklyn

Dining: Guess who is coming to dinner. Comment

Tree-light-ful: Fort Greene, Boerum Hill flip the switch

Fort Greene: Families turn out for tree lightings, and stick around for the company. Comments (1)

Monday, Dec. 8, 2014

Burying their dead: Funeral for police-shooting victim Akai Gurley

Clinton Hill: The family of the Red Hook man shot dead by a police officer in November put him to rest at a funeral in Clinton Hill on Dec. 6. Comments (1)

Up in smoked fish: 80-year-old Williamsburg lox factory for sale

Changing Brooklyn: A longtime Williamsburg smoked-fish factory could be getting ready to change the lox. Comments (4)

Massage parlors shuttered in prostitution bust

Bensonhurst: Police have brought business to an unhappy end at nine massage parlors across Bensonhurst and Dyker Heights. Comments (3)

Drone strike! Our photographer injured by TGI Friday’s mistletoe copter

The Greatest Story Ever: The restaurant chain’s holiday stunt draws first blood in Sheepshead Bay. Our pals at BrooklynDaily.com have the whole hair-raising story. Comment

Making the Bard of Brooklyn work for his byline

Books: We give Walt Whitman feedback on his long-lost poem. Comment

Holidays hit Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn Heights: Shoppers had much to be merry about on Montague Street over the weekend. Comment

Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014

Parents mourn stairwell-shooting victim, DA investigates

Clinton Hill: The parents of an unarmed Red Hook man shot to death last month by a rookie police officer broke their silence on Friday, just ahead of Brooklyn’s top prosecutor revealing that he is pursuing charges against the cop. Comments (6)

Friday, Dec. 5, 2014

Garner protesters swarm Downtown for second night

Downtown: Hundreds of protesters marched across the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges and sat down in front of Barclays Center on Thursday evening during a second night of protests decrying a grand jury’s decision not to charge NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo with a crime for choking Gowanus native Eric Garner to death on Staten Island in July. Comments (6)

Housing court to move to Municipal Building — someday

Downtown: Brooklyn’s long-troubled housing court is set to get a new home in Downtown’s Municipal Building, but not before suffering through five more years in its current crowded digs. Comments (2)

Dough! Fancy doughnuts arrive on Flatbush Avenue

Dining: Finally! A place to buy $3.75 doughnuts in Prospect Heights! Comments (5)

$15 of shame: Minimum-wage protest hits Downtown Burger King

Downtown: Call this protest the Whopper stopper. Comments (2)

Police seek mentally distressed veteran who vanished

Williamsburg: An Iraq War vet from Williamsburg disappeared on Sunday in Manhattan, police said. Comments (3)

Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014

Outrage over chokehold-cop decision spills over the Brooklyn Bridge

Downtown: Hundreds of protesters marched over the Brooklyn Bridge from Manhattan early on Thursday morning to decry a grand jury’s decision not to charge NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo with a crime for choking Gowanus native Eric Garner to death in Staten Island in July. Comments (9)

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