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Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015

Acclaimed Sunset Park author found inspiration at neighborhood mosque

Books: Sometimes to get the story, you have to sacrifice some soles. Comments (1)

Monday, Feb. 2, 2015

Harper’s bizarre! Slope artists turn entire magazine into a play

Theater: This play focuses on the real issues. Comment

Bulldogs? Bull s---: New book denounces purebreds

Books: This should give you paws for thought. Comment

Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015

Carmine says fire the weatherman!

Sunday Screech: Yeah, right. Like you didn’t see this one coming from a mile away (not that it’s hard to see Carmine coming from a mile away, him being so large and all). Comment

Friday, Jan. 30, 2015

Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

Editor’s Picks: See “Saturday Night Live” writers perform improv, boogie down at a Motown vs. disco dance-off, and more things to do in Brooklyn, Jan. 30-Feb. 5. Comment

Bartoonist knows what he likes

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking illustrator likes the people at new Prospect Lefferts Gardens bar Midwood Flats. Less so the prices and portion sizes. Comments (4)

Where to watch the Super Bowl in Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge Nights: The experts at BrooklynDaily.com have your step-by-step guide to the game day in the Ridge. Comment

Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015

Tunnel vision: Cross-harbor freight plan raises traffic fright

Bay Ridge: Bay Ridge’s most crowded trucking corridor could face a deluge of even more vehicles if a long-stalled freight-tunnel project succeeds in connecting the neighborhood to the New Jersey waterfront, the Port Authority revealed to local leaders at Borough Hall last week. Comments (8)

City has powerful weapon against illegal conversions — but doesn’t use it

Bay Ridge: A software system the city uses to clamp down on residents who illegally rent their apartments over the internet should be used to put an end to the illegal dicing up of homes in Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights, pols said. Comments (9)

Musical bingo replaces spinning balls with spinning tunes

Nightlife: Numbers are for old people. Comments (1)

‘Let the Right One In’ proves teen vampire stories don’t have to suck

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: Sink your teeth into this! Comments (1)

3-D at a discount: Plastic printer company aims to undercut MakerBot

Circuit Lord: This MakerBot alum is aiming to give his old office a run for its money by selling three-dimensional printers starting at less than half the price. Comments (1)

Step into an immersive fairy tale in Boerum Hill

Theater: There is a whole universe being built inside a Boerum Hill arts venue. Comment

Steph’s tall tale on honesty

Fearless Parenting: This week, our fearless mom learns to let things go before fears go too far. Comment

Snow job: Crummy pecks Nets for canceling ahead of storm

Flagrant Fowl: Our curmudgeonly basketball columnist takes issue with the NBA’s better-safe-than-sorry attitude, and vows to crush mascot-bashing Trail Blazer Robin Lopez. Comment

Don’t forget the bread!

Page 1: Prepare yourself, Brooklyn, because this week’s edition of The Brooklyn Paper can potetntially be even more intense than any that has come before it. It could, in fact, be a Brooklyn Paper of historic proportions. Our prognosticators predict it will include a blizzard of hard-hitting news that can’t help but precipitate adoration for your neighborhood weekly. So pick up a copy, hunker down, and keep hustlin’ Brooklyn!

Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015

Blaster from the past: Retro video game store opens in Ridge

Bay Ridge: He hit the reset button on some old favorites. Comments (12)

Waiting for the busker suit to drop: Subway musician to sue for ‘wrongful arrest’

Williamsburg: The subway musician who police arrested for singing on a Williamsburg subway platform — just after an officer read him a law saying what he was doing was legal — is suing the city, claiming wrongful arrest. Comments (14)

And we’re st-rolling! New short features a walk through Park Slope

Cinema: Hey, he’s walkin’ here! Comment

Fool me twice! Slope duo pen children’s book on storied dessert

Books: Talk about a sweet story! Comment

Kill shot: The Bronx beats Brooklyn in handball tourney

Politics: The streak is over. Team Brooklyn lost the annual handball competition against the Bronx for the first time in history on Jan. 24. Comments (1)

Bigfoot’s backyard? ‘Sasquatch’ sighted in Prospect Park

Fuzzy Brooklyn: One local videographer claims to have gotten the surprise of his life when trying to record Monday night’s snowfall. Comments (10)

Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015

Cuomo defends subway closure as blizzard misses Brooklyn

Transit: On Tuesday morning Gov. Andrew Cuomo defended his decision to suspend subway service overnight on Monday, in the wake of revelations that the trains ran empty all night, and charges that the move ran against common sense. Comments (4)

You call that a blizzard?

Photo Galleries: We toured the aftermath of the historically over-estimated storm, and got a cool time-lapse video. Comment

Helter shelter! Greenpoint Church quietly opens 10-bed sleepover for alcoholics

Greenpoint: The Lutheran Chruch of the Messiah is welcoming the homeless from McGolrick Park nightly. Comments (7)

Brooklyn coming back to life as blizzard fizzles

Photo Galleries: So much for that blizzard. Comments (5)

Zip it! Post office cancels move to wrong zip code

Boerum Hill: Plans to move Boerum Hill’s post office a few blocks from its Atlantic Avenue location to nearby Dean Street have been sacked because the new location is in the wrong zip code! Comments (1)

Israeli president comes to Brooklyn

The president of Israel visited Brooklyn on Sunday to discuss the importance of the relationship between the African-American and Jewish communities and the communities’ common goals at the Christian Cultural Center in East New York. Comment

Drug bust in Vinegar Hill

Vinegar Hill: Police nabbed 14 in a suspected drug ring run out of the Farragut Houses. Comment

New beer on the block

Bushwick beer, minus the Bushwick

Branding Brooklyn: Braven’s first variety is here, but like much of Brooklyn Brewery’s product, it is being brewed upstate. Comments (2)

Hops to it: Hardworking reporters put new beer’s taste to the test

Branding Brooklyn: The Brooklyn Paper took a break from reporting the day’s news to swirl the new Braven beer around on our sophisticated palates and brew up some hard-hitting hops criticism. Comment

Cool runnings: Where to go sledding today

In case you missed our handy guide to sledding in Brooklyn last year, here it is again. Comments (1)

For one night only: W’burg theater hosts new improv fest

Theater: The Never Before, Never Again festival lives up to its name. Comment

Sheepshead Bay’s $2.4-million speed camera

A Sheepshead Bay speed camera that was installed last July has issued nearly 50,000 tickets in the past six months, generating about $2.4 million for the city in 2014, according to statistics obtained by this paper from the Department of Transportation. Our pals at BrooklynDaily.com have the whole story. Comments (1)

Prospect Park rink rules: LeFrak Center honored

LeFrak Center won a design award — awarded by designers! Comments (1)

She’s in! Jo Anne Simon is sworn in at Brooklyn Heights ceremony on Sunday

Brooklyn Heights: Brooklyn’s newest assemblywoman is in. Comment

Monday, Jan. 26, 2015

EXCLUSIVE

Subways will run empty overnight during snowstorm, source says

Transit: Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s move to shut off the city’s subway system overnight ahead of an anticipated blizzard came as a surprise to transit workers and runs against common sense, because the trains need to move as part of keeping the tracks clear and will be running all night anyway, according to a transit insider. Comments (31)
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Kings Theatre reopening sparks gentrification fear

Photo Galleries: Pols want the reopened Kings Theatre to make Flatbush a destination on par with Manhattan’s most opulent cultural attractions, but a local business leader fears that would drive out mom-and-pop shops. Comments (5)

Midwood man vanishes

Midwood: Police are looking for a 19-year-old Midwood man who disappeared from a Manhattan hospital on Jan. 22. Comment

Midwood molester pleads guilty

Midwood: A 30-year-old Midwood man with a history of sexually abusing children pleaded guilty on Jan. 22 to serial molestation. Comment

Friday, Jan. 23, 2015

Assemblyman on Silver: I won’t step ‘on somebody’s body who is dying’

Politics: Greenpoint’s assemblyman is not touching embattled Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver just yet. Comments (13)

Activists: Dem convention needs party police

Prospect Heights: Activists who live near Barclays Center are demanding that the city come up with a plan to soften the impact of the Democratic National Convention, should it come to Brooklyn in 2016. Comments (5)

Name blame: Pol drops ball in parents’ quest to honor dead daughter

Carroll Gardens: The parents of an 11-year-old Boerum Hill girl who died of an asthma attack in a case of police incompetence suffered a setback in their quest to honor her memory when a local pol dropped the ball on a simple piece of paperwork this week. Comments (7)

Chaotic street near Morgan L to become one-way

Mean Streets: The city wants to make Bogart Street a one-way to ease traffic. Comments (10)

Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015

High chase: Cops say crack-smoking burglar ran across Clinton Hill roofs

Clinton Hill: A suspected crack-smoking burglar led cops on a wild chase across several Clinton Avenue roofs on Jan. 16, according to a police report. Comments (1)

In rumbling color: Gowanus subway tracks backdrop of light show

Art: A Gowanus art group is lighting up the elevated F and G tracks along Ninth Street. Comments (5)

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