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December, 2011

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Hanukkah happiness at the Sephardic Jewish Center of Canarsie

Those folk in Canarsie sure know how to celebrate an ancient miracle with style! Comment.
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Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce ‘winter gala’ honors pols and biz leaders

Movers and shakers were hailed for their advocacy of the borough at the group’s annual end-of-year awards ceremony. Comment.
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Bishop Kearney ‘Samaritans’ deliver cheer to strays animals

Big-hearted students at the Bensonhurst school didn’t forget their four-legged friends for the holidays. Comment.
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Dance group mixes things up for the holidays

The Brooklyn Dance Center performed its holiday show, “Illuminations of Christmas,” to a sold-out crowd at IS 281 in Bensonhurst. For highlights of the performance, see our slideshow. Comment.
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Annual living nativity scene goes on

The New Utrecht Reform Church’s living nativity scene went on this year, despite the loss of a longtime organizer and its traditional use of live farm animals. Comment.
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Christmas party draws more than 500 kids

Councilman Mathieu Eugene’s annual holiday toy party in Flatbush drew a big crowd this year when kids, parents and Santa gathered at PS 92 to celebrate Christmas. For more on the fun, see our slideshow. Comment.
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Fans mourn demise of ‘Bored to Death’

A few hundred super-fans of HBO’s mysteriously canceled Brownstone Brooklyn ode, “Bored To Death,” flocked to the Brooklyn Inn on Wednesday night after the show’s creator Jonathan Ames mentioned on Twitter that he and one of the stars, John Hodgman, would be drowning their sorrows. Comment.
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Light ’em up! Ridge parks ablaze with Christmas spirit

Bay Ridge was full of holiday spirit last week as residents, a state senator and, of course, Santa, gathered to carol, sip hot chocolate and celebrate Christmas with two tree lightings. Comment.
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Lenny and John’s celebrates new expansion

The 42-year-old neighborhood staple is offering customers a bigger slice of the good life after expanding its restaurant and upgrading its menu. Comment.
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Ridge kids tap into Swedish tradition

Students from the Christ Church After School program celebrated Lucia Day last Tuesday, dressing in traditional garb and singing songs. Comment.
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Jay-Z makes history — at Flatbush school’s ‘museum’

Seventh graders at Fahari Academy Charter in Flatbush presented their very own “Museum of Brooklyn History” last Monday with documentaries and posters on a borough subject of their choice — which included Jay-Z. Comments (4).
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Night Bazaar was a Brooklyn stocking stuffer

Holiday shoppers dispelled their big-box blues by heading to Williamsburg for an Asian night market-styled souk. Comment.
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There’s a new ‘Peach Pit’ in town — at the Mill Basin Deli

Fine deli fare with a chance to gaze at Chagalls, Ertes and works by other renowned artists show that the famous deli’s new expansion is no greasy spoon. Comments (1).
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Fidler puts Santa out of work!

A Councilman and his elves collect more than 8,000 toys for needy children — all without Santa’s help! Comments (1).
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Democrats eat, drink and make merry at Thomas Jefferson Club holiday party!

Politicans from across the city visited the TJ club — and we were there to see them let their hair down! Comments (1).
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PS 52’s got talent! School showcases students at annual fundraiser

Students — and some faculty — performed at the Nostrand Avenue school’s talent show on Dec. 8 and 9. See the talented school in our slideshow. Comments (1).
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Fore! Santa stops by Dyker Heights Golf Course

Kids had a day of fun on Sunday at “Santa’s Holiday Workshop,” which included arts and crafts, performances from a magican and a choir, and a visit from Kris Kringle himself. See all the festive fun in our slideshow. Comment.
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Coney, Gravesend light up for the holidays

Residents gathered for two separate tree lightings, which included caroling, hot chocolate, and a visit from Saint Nick. See all the fun in our slideshow. Comment.
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Canines bark up a storm at park carol-fest

Brooklyn’s pooches are a dab paw at holding their own during a holiday howl-fest, and FIDO’s annual man-dog carol-fest at Prospect Park proved the point. Comment.
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Santa sightings: Ol’ Saint Nick tours southern Brooklyn

Kris Kringle came to town last weekend — hitting three spots in Bergen Beach, Mill Basin and East Flatbush. See all the fun in our slideshow. Comment.
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Boxed in!

Students of Bay Ridge art school craft works of art out of everyday objects. Comment.
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‘Kaplan Way’ honors longtime Brighton activist

The city co-named Brighton First Place in honor of community activist Fran Kaplan during a ceremony on Dec. 1. See our slideshow for more. Comment.
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Tree lighting at Shore Road Park ignites seasonal spirit in Bay Ridge

Santa stole the show as the illumination of a towering, twinkling timber set the neighborhood aflame with good cheer. See all the fun in our slideshow. Comment.
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Seddio holiday tradition brightens Flatlands Avenue

Let there be light! Comment.
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Fantasia slithers into young hearts

The “Fantastia on the Loose” campaign acquainted visitors with one of the world’s largest — and prettiest — serpents. Comment.
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A tree glows at Borough Hall!

Boroughites flocked to their “White House” and flicked on the cheer with a tree illumination in Downtown. Comment.
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Santa’s first stop: Gerritsen Beach!

Who needs Macy’s when you have the Gerritsen Beach Ragamuffin Parade? See all of it in our slideshow! Comment.
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Colson Whitehead’s hilarious angst on display at St. Joseph’s College

The acclaimed author puts it all on the line at a reading at the Fort Greene school. Comment.
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Foraging fun! ‘Wildman’ Steve Brill hunts for wild carrots in Marine Park

A group of curious foragers found more than wild carrots when they trekked through the Gateway Recreation Area on Saturday. See what kinds of plants they found in our slideshow. Comments (1).
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PS 216 shows its true colors with a concert for Veteran’s Day

Pint-sized freedom-lovers at the Gravesend school showed their appreciation to area war heroes with a red, white, and blue salute. Comments (1).

November, 2011

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Give thanks! 68th Precinct sponsors Thanksgiving dinner

More than 100 parishioners, locals, and hungry families feasted on a Thanksgiving dinner last week at Our Lady of Angels. See our slideshow for more. Comment.
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‘Well’ wisher! DUMBO artist tends to giant spring in Cadman Park

Leonard Ursachi is the first to admit that he’s obsessed with water wells. Comment.
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Greater New York Ice Hockey League assists Bensonhurst food pantry for Thanksgiving

Brooklynites in need this Thanksgiving were served a heaping portion of care by warm-hearted ice gladiators. Comment.
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Bikers for Brooklyn hold holiday toy giveaway

The riding club held its 23rd annual Christmas Toy Run in Coney Island, delivering early holiday gifts to kids. Comments (1).
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Ridge parish welcomes back old friends

Former congregants and students of St. Anselm’s Parish returned on Saturday for a mass and wine and cheese party to kick off a year of celebrations marking the 90th anniversary of the Bay Ridge church. Comment.
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Occu-pie Bay Ridge! Pie social draws crowd for ample pies, good cause

Pie-eyed Ridgites showed up for the second annual Bay Ridge Pie Social on Sunday to show off their baking skills, sample the sweet treats, and raise money for a good cause. Comment.
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Borough races into athletic history with ‘Brooklyn Marathon’

Read, set, GO! Runners storm the site of the Battle of Brooklyn for the first-ever borough marathon at Prospect Park. Comments (4).
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Kokoro Karate students kick for a cause

Students at the Mill Basin center raised $6,000 for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital during their Kick-A-Thon on Saturday. Comment.
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Brooklyn Philharmonic flutist strikes a sweet chord at the Midwood Senior Center

Brooklyn virtuoso David Wechsler had seniors gobbling up his wow works when he performed a solo concert for an early Thanksgiving party on Nov. 16. Comment.
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Kingsborough walk puts the ‘fun’ in fundraising!

Students, staffers and supporters mixed business with pleasure when they dressed up in costume for their third annual benefit walk. Check out their costumes in our slideshow. Comment.
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Elders salute vets and staff at Senior Citizens League of Flatbush

Snazzy seniors put on the glitz during a fall frolic at the Ditmas Park center. See all the fun in our slideshow! Comment.
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PS 52 kids put best foot forward for diabates

The budding benefactors trekked around their school and raised more than $2,000 for the American Diabetes Association. See the big-hearted bunch in our slideshow! Comments (1).
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True-blue Veteran’s Day salute at Fort Hamilton honors our war heroes

Heroic freedom fighters — past and present — were the men and women of the hour for grateful patriots eager to show their true colors. Check out our slideshow. Comment.
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Prospect Park gala laid on the glitz

Dancing, drinks and awards mark the Nov. 10 event. Comment.
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PS 206 honors local heroes on Veteran’s Day

Students at the Sheepshead Bay school gave vets a star-spangled tribute on Nov. 10. Comment.
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Wiener wolfer Joey Chestnut judges ‘hottest dog’ contest

The new PetSmart in Carroll Gardens celebrated its grand opening with a tail-wagger tourney for Brooklyn’s most wag-tastic hound — thing is, she’s from that other state across the Hudson River! Comments (1).
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Grandmas are ‘glam-mas’ for senior beauty pageant at ‘National’ restaurant!

Elder lovelies show that age is merely a number as they strut their stuff during the 10th annual contest of glamor and grit in Brighton Beach. See all the coverage in our slideshow! Comment.
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More recess, please! PS 212 cuts ribbon on new playground

Students and teachers celebrated the opening of their new play space at the Gravesend school on Monday. Comments (2).
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Millennium Development ushers in fall with family funday

Mom, Dad and the kids welcomed the golden season with a harvest festival at the John Malone Community Center in Bergen Beach on Saturday. See all in the fun in our slideshow. Comment.
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Vollie grimebusters make a clean sweep of Mermaid Avenue

Have you noticed how Mermaid Ave. between Stillwell Avenue and W. 33rd Street looks spiffier? Thank Astella Development Corporation, the Coney Island Board of Trade, and area residents, who joined forces for a clean-up day along the commercial corridor. See all in the fun in our slideshow. Comment.
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Brooklyn lays out welcome mat for New York City Marathon runners

NOBODY cheers louder and better than Brooklynites — and the marathoners received their fair share of rah-rah-rah as they cruised the borough on their way to Queens. See all the action in our slideshow. Comment.
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Havana-gila!

A Cuban chef cooks a kosher meal for the East Midwood Jewish Center. Comments (1).
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BRIC anniversary bash strokes borough artists

Brooklyn-based artists had a close brush with admiration when they were honored at Pier 41 for helping to shape our vibrant, creative community! Comment.
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Smith Street soup crawl creams the competition!

There’s nuthin’ meek about soup, according to celebrity judges who picked the cream of the crock during a bisque, broth and bouillion festival in Carroll Gardens. Comment.
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Halloween fun for everyone!

Kids — and adults — came decked out in their finest Halloween costumes on Monday for the Trump Village Apartments’ third annual holiday bash. Comments (3).
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Trick-o-treaters get their ghoul on at Kings Plaza!

Kings Plaza howled with Halloween spirit on Saturday as children donned their freakiest glad rags and strutted their spooktastic selves for prizes and bragging rights! See it all right here in our slideshow. Comment.
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‘Lawrence P. Dorsey Way’ unveiled to cheering crowd of residents and artists in Prospect Lefferts Gardens

The unpretentious art patron and area merchant showcased the works of internationally-acclaimed African-American artists — now, his legacy will live on at the corner of Rogers Avenue and Fenimore Street. Comment.
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Court Street Fest beats back historic nor-easter!

Food, rides and more ramp up fall fun in Downtown Comment.

October, 2011

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Costumes on parade: Everyone dresses up for Canarsie Halloween party

Kids decked in Halloween costumes danced the afternoon away at IS 211 during the 69th Precinct Community Council’s holiday party. See all the fun in our slideshow. Comment.

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Sea Gate exhibit transports nostalgists to the 1939 and 1964 New York World’s fairs

The Sea Gate Garden and Social Club was the place to be last week if you wanted the lowdown on the historic expos — plus a chance to view some of their time-honored souvenirs! Comments (1).
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Powers of Love! Artist paints more letters across Downtown walls

Steve Powers continues to beautify the area with his tributes to Brooklyn. Comment.
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Grab your partner! Down-home hoedown celebrates newly renovated park

Ridgites do-si-doed during a rootin’, tootin’ family hoedown at Owls Head Park on Saturday. See all the fun in our slideshow. Comment.
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Crest Hardware carves up a ghouly good time

The art-smart showed us how it’s done in Williamsburg by devilishly decorating orange beauties for the zaniest day of the year! Yes, that’s Osama and Saddam. Comment.
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Packed memorial for St. Ann’s School founding headmaster Stanley Bosworth

The larger-than-life educator, who dismissed conventional curriculums in favor of artistic expression and indiviidualism, was paid a touching tribute at the Brooklyn Heights house of worship by those who knew him best. Comment.
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Breast cancer buster unveiled

Just in time for Breast Cancer Awareness month, Maimonides Medical Center unveiled its brand new Breast Cancer Center with fanfare and guests including Dr. Christina Giuliano, director of Breast Imaging; Pamela Brier, president and CEO; Dr. Patrick Borgen, chairman of the department of surgery; Council Speaker Christine Quinn; Martin Payson, chairman of the Board of Trustees; and Borough President Markowitz. Comment.
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Clean it up! Ridgites pitch in to clean up Shore Road Park

Volunteers spent the day on Friday pitching in to make the park a better place. Comment.
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Benefit walk raises money for ailing food pantry

Reaching-Out Community Services found a friend in the community, which teamed up with clients and others to raise money for the cash-strapped soup kitchen. Comment.
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Sea of howlin’ fun at New York Ascarium

Usher in the year’s most spooktastic day — if you dare to brrr-ave it — with a Halloween line-up of awesome attractions at the New York Aquarium. Comments (1).
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The spookiest house on the block

For eight years, this devilish decorator has been terrifying Bath Beach with his homage to Halloween. Comments (5).
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Clean sweep: Hundreds turn out to spruce up Jamaica Bay

Floyd Bennett Field’s shoreline got a much needed sprucing up on Oct. 15 as boy and cub scout troops from throughout Brooklyn were turned into environmental warriors. Comment.
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Tail-waggers put on the dog for Halloween at Narrows Botanical Gardens!

It was a spooktackle — and then some — when the Narrows Botanical Gardens held its annual Halloween canine costume contest and harvest festival. Read on for more on the wag-nificent fun! Comment.
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Blue Men raise green for Vermont

You don’t need to cover yourself with cobalt blue paint to get people’s attention, but it may not hurt. Comments (2).
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Dog day for Downtown — with a puppy-filled slideshow

The Downtown Brooklyn Partnership sponsored its first “Dog-Tober” block party for pups on Saturday — and we don’t know if it was a “success” or a “failure,” but we do know that these dogs were very cute. Comment.
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Former graffiti vandals celebrated as artists at Downtown hotel

These guys went from being the scourge of the subways to the toast of the art world. Comment.
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Yessss! Hundreds compete to be Nets announcer

Many tried out, but few were chosen for next week’s finals in hopes of being the voice of the Brooklyn Nets. Comment.
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Stick it to ‘em! ‘Old-timers’ face off with next generation in annual stickball tournament

The Brooklyn Stickball Old Timers’ 43rd annual tournament pitted younger players against their older counterparts for a series of stickball matches on 80th Street between Third and Fourth avenues. Comments (1).
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‘Senior Idol’ wows crowd at Xaverian High School

Brooklyn’s canaries and larks sang up a sweet storm in Bay Ridge for the fifth annual elder song competition, proving that the borough’s golden crooners are neither old nor cold when it comes to exercising their vocal chords. Comment.
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March to White House highlights need to label foods that are genetically modified

A 313-mile march to raise awareness about what is on our dinner plates kicked off in Ditmas Park on Saturday — drawing more than 100 people from across the world. Comment.
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It was a tyke-errific time when the annual Ragamuffin Parade unfurled its magic in Bay Ridge!

Fun was the word around town as lads and lasses got gussied up and put a festive foot forward for the area’s premier tot parade. Comments (1).
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86th Street Bath Beach Kiwanis Club honors ‘extraordinary’ urban warriors

Brooklyn group lauds members and others for helping to improve our quality oif life. Comment.
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A Third Avenue wonderland

They were dancing — and eating — in the streets! Comment.
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The Diceman takes MCU Park by X-rated storm

Brooklyn-born comic Andrew Dice Clay got a rousing welcome home. Comment.
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Atlantic Antic does it again!

There’s a reason why the Antic is the largest street fair in New York — and now you can read all about it! Comment.
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John Starks hosts IS 227 hoops clinic

The Knicks legend wowed students during a hoops clinic at a Bensonhurst school. Comment.
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‘Tunnel to Towers’ run draws Bravest from all over

The 10th annual race was more celebratory than mournful as tens of thousands of runners put their best foot forward in memory of 9-11 firefighter Stephen Siller, who worked in Park Slope. Comment.

September, 2011

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Shorefront food drive kicks of Rosh Hashanah in Brighton Beach

The Jewish New Year arrived in Brooklyn with a food distribution by the Shorefront Jewish Community Council, proving that charity begins at home. Comment.
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‘Attention’ must be paid to world poverty

Doctors Without Borders recreated a medical unit in Grand Army Plaza to show their work in the world’s hunger hotspots. Comment.
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Gala honors survivors and crusaders of pediatric cancer

Top cancer researchers, cancer survivors and a chef were honored on Sept. 23 at Hopefest 2011. Comment.
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Move over Carrie and Clay — there’s a new ‘Idol’ in town!

Brooklyn’s first “Teen Idol” is a 13-year-old warbler from Park Slope! Comment.
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Flying high! Joystick jockeys helps fight breast cancer

The fight against breast cancer soared to new heights on Sept. 26 as members of the Pennsylvania Avenue Radio Control Society held a unique fundraiser in Floyd Bennett Field — where flying aficionados got to take model airplanes up for a spin while helping an important cause. Comments (1).
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Awards dinner hails urban warriors

An area group lauds seven honorees for helping to improve the neighborhood. Comment.
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Brooklyn Heights chooses top dog — it’s Woodley!

The second annual Brooklyn Heights Dog Show brought canines big and small, but only one Goldendoodle stole the show! Comment.
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Fetching the gold! Daisy the pit bull wins three-peat at Doggie Olympics

Dozens of pooches — and their masters — flocked to Marine Park on Saturday for the seventh annual competition. Daisy the pit bull took home her third gold medal. Comment.
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BAM gala celebrates a classic

What would you do for your 150th birthday? Comment.
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First theater poised to shatter the booze ceiling

The new indieScreen could be the first to get a liquor license for in-theater drinking. Comments (1).
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Take a spin on Jane’s Carousel

Our exclusive slide show from the first week of the hot new carousel in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Comments (3).
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NFL star ‘tackles’ the flu

He may have run for 2,587 yards in his 52 starts and completed 21 touchdowns, but even former Giant Stephen Baker needs a little protection from the flu. Comment.
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Lofty kite festival transforms The People’s Playground into an aerial theater

Go fly a kite! The clarion call was answered by the high and mighty during a two-day festival, presented by the Kite in Motion Club on Coney’s white sands. Comment.
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Mother of God! Faithful honor Mary in Carroll Gardens

Italian-Americans hailing from the town of Mola di Bari in Italy honored their patron saint — a little lady named the Blessed Virgin Mary — with an elaborate parade in Carroll Gardens with celebrants carrying her statue, with a knife through her heart, above the crowd. Comment.
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What hurricane? MeadowWood at Gateway residents finally celebrate Irene-postponed Family Day

Residents at the condo complex celebrate their special event that had to be postponed — twice. Comment.
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It’s back-to-school time for Brooklyn kids

Brooklyn bustled with a late summer ritual last week, as bright-eyed children across the borough dressed up with somewhere to go — school. Comment.
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Fightin’ FInest square off at Gleason’s

Flying fists and skillful strategy were part of the action when cops squared off against the DUMBO Destroyers at St. Ann’s Warehouse to raise money for the area’s business improvement district. Comment.
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Speed racers go head-to-head in soap box derby

More than 150 kids gave it their best try during Coney Island Generations Gap’s race. Comments (1).
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‘Never forget’ — and Brooklynites didn’t on the 10th anniversary of 9-11

The borough became a silent sanctuary for the milestione anniversary, which had boroughites packing observances across town — from parks and piers to churches and schools. Comments (1).
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School supplyapalooza! Hundreds of kids stock up during fun-filled Harvest Fest

More than 1,000 school children received much needed school supplies — and had a blast while doing it — during a special “say hello to the school year” Harvest Fest at Paerdegat Park on Sept. 10. Comment.
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Meet the Coney Hall of Fame’s newest members!

An unlikely trio of Coney Island legends finally got their due. Comment.
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Smoked out! FDNY bests NYPD in heated baseball match at MCU Park

Talk about getting hosed! Comment.

August, 2011

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Fort Greene’s martyrs remembered

Brooklyn’s history geeks commemorate prison ship martyrs in Fort Greene Park. Comment.
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Welcome to Turturro’s ‘Passione’

The Park Slope actor has created a musical tribute to Naples. Comment.
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Motorcycle fans reveled in borough’s largest vintage chopper show

Fans revved up their engines at Williamsburg’s vintage motorcycle show Sunday. Comments (2).
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Dig it! Youths shovel their way to glory on the beach at Coney

The beach at Coney Island was turned into a big hunk of Swiss cheese on Tuesday as seven post-grad slackers spent the day doing what comes naturally: digging holes. Comment.
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Wanted: A purr-fect caretaker for Greenpoint’s feral cats

The wild felines of India Street need some loving. Comment.
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Mets’ rookie with Brooklyn roots gives back to youth league

Mets rookie pitcher Pedro Beato hit a home run with kids from Canarsie’s Youth Service League on Thursday when the Xaverian HS graduate helped give something back to younger ballplayers. Comment.
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Marathon swim washes up at Coney

Six swimmers reenact a 17-mile swim on the 100-year anniversary of endurance swimmer Rose Pitonof’s historic swim. Comment.
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Street games

Kids spend the day playing games, enjoying food and making friends at the Police Athletic League’s Summer Play Streets program. Comment.
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Teens take out the trash

Bensonhurst teenagers clean up their neighborhood park with Assemblyman William Colton. Comments (1).
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Roller derby teams battle at the airstrip

In a triple-header, three New York City teams socked it out at Aviator Sports and Events Center on Saturday. Comments (2).
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Dozens salute the summer at Paerdegat Park

Dozens of kids happily saluted the summer season on Saturday with a day of fun in the sun at Paerdegat Park, sponsored by the Citizens for a Better Community. Comment.
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Home again: Breukelen Friends and Family Day a hit

Former residents of the Breukelen Houses return for the annual event, featuring old friendships and good memories. Comments (1).
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Play on!

The Police Athletic League celebrates the end of summer with games, sports and plenty more. Comment.
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Coney welcomes the smallest brewery in the world

The freak show just got another freak show. Comment.
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This ‘gift’ garden keeps on giving

Volunteers from several faiths tilled a Noble Street garden’s rows and built some new raised beds this week that will one day provide nutritious vegetables for the Greenpoint Reformed Church’s soup kitchen. Comment.
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Festival freak-out: Marine Park transforms to child’s paradise

Kids of all ages enjoyed a summer festival in the park on Sunday. Comment.
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Fore! Mini golf is better than par

Families enjoyed free rounds of mini golf on a course with Brooklyn landmarks on Sunday as part of Heart of Brooklyn’s 10-year anniversary. Comment.
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Champs in the ring — and the classroom

Young boxers of an East Flatbush gym were awarded for their athletic and educational victories. Comment.
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Kids play ball at MCU Park

Kids enrolled in the Police Athletic League’s got the chance to play their own game at the home of the Brooklyn Cyclones. Comment.
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Firms stage apartment crawl

During the slow summer months, three real-estate brokerage firms unite to host a moving open house in Carroll Gardens. Comment.
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Arrested by fun!

The NYPD and Marine Park residents celebrate Night Out Against Crime. Comment.
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Queen of Soul gets ‘respect’ on Coney Island

Sock it to us! Comment.
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Coney unleashes the kooks!

The People’s Playground revisits its iconic heyday with the second annual Coney Island Talent Show. Comment.
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Pint-sized pageant princess raises $1,800 for ailing friend

Go ‘Nessa! A Brooklyn tween with a big heart offers food for thought with her bake sale benefit. Comment.
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Holy feast draws faithful to Bergen Beach

Vendors, amusement rides and carnival attractions fired up the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel outside St. Bernard’s Church. Comment.

July, 2011

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Arab-American celebration touts culture

Party at Shore Road Park includes games, dancing, food and more. Comment.
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CB14 holds farewell party for Doris Ortiz

Parting is such sweet sorrow. Comment.
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Model elders sparkle on the runway

Fugghedabout Bryant Park — Caton Park Nursing Home is the new kid on the style runway. Comment.
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Brooklyn shows its true colors on the Fourth

Bay Ridge comes together to help celebrate Uncle Sam’s 235th birthday. Comment.
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Outgoing top cop welcomes new cop

Flatbush and Midwood got its first peek at its new top cop on Wednesday — and said goodbye to an old friend. Comment.

June, 2011

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CB17 variety concert kicks off summer at Paerdegat Park

It got the whole family dancing. Comment.
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Brooklyn’s 2011 grads are in a class of their own!

Put the books away and let the celebrations begin. Comment.

May, 2011

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Coastal rallyers form a human chain in Coney Island

-— Shavana Abruzzo Comment.

April, 2011

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‘Egg’-heads come out for McKinley Park Easter festivities

It was an egg-cellent day during the annual Easter egg hunt at McKinley Park. Comment.
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Raising glasses — and dollars — for Memorial Day Parade

Bay Ride showed its true colors during a fundraiser for its Memorial Day Parade last week. Comment.
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Southern Brooklyn parishes fill the streets with faithful for Good Friday

Bensonhurst knows the way of the cross. Comment.
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Get ready to ‘Scream’ as Coney Island debuts new rides

It’s history in the making. Comment.
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Center shows it’s the ‘Salt’ of the Earth

The Salt Marsh Nature Center went all out for Earth Day this year, hosting arts and crafts, a nature walk and a performance by the Brooklyn Dance Center on April 23. Comment.

March, 2011

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True blue salute for ‘Nam vets at Fort Hamilton

If you love freedom, thank a vet. Comment.
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Scouts go sled-to-sled in Coney for Klondike derby

Coney Island’s beach morphed into a winter runway for scouts on sleds who powered their lean, mean, homespun machines on Saturday for the Boy Scouts of America Brooklyn Council’s annual Klondike derby. Comment.
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Knees-up for Danish Mardi Gras at DAC

Whatta final hurrah it was. Comment.

February, 2011

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Ready, set, shoot

Aspiring Kobe Bryants at the Brooklyn Sports Club discovered how its done in the big leagues when they challenged their mettle in a three-point shootout contest on Sunday. Comment.
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Scouts go sled-to-sled in Coney for Klondike derby

Coney Island beach morphed into a winter runway for scouts on sleds who powered their lean, mean, homespun machines on Saturday for the Boy Scouts of America Brooklyn Council’s annual Klondike derby. Comment.
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Marty ushers in ‘Year of the Rabbit’ in Bay Ridge

Quirky Ed Eisenberg even donned bunny ears for the occasion. Comment.
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Coney Island sizzles in 65-degree winter heatwave

For invigorated pedestrians, a walk on the Riegelmann Boardwalk was a step away from spring. Many welcomed the opportunity to take in a leisurely stroll, fly a kite or just relax on a bench along the world-famous footpath, which was masked by snow days earlier. Comment.

January, 2011

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Kids get ‘Artsmart’ at the Brooklyn Museum

BY SHAVANA ABRUZZO Comment.
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Brooklyn welcomes 2011 with a bang

Ratatatat-schplook-hisss-kaboom-splishhh! Comment.
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“Hansel and Gretel” opera tunes in crowds at OLPH

Move over Lincoln Center, there’s a new gig in town that rocks the socks off its pricey peers. Comment.

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