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Monday, Sept. 15, 2014

Gowanus

In ‘Gowanus Idol,’ Ira Glass will judge singing comedians

“Ira will probably be the Paula Abdul equivalent,” said one organizer. Comment
A group of local shutterbugs has been posting snapshots of Downtown life online — now they’re getting an exhibition. Comment
Fort Greene

Ladies’ night! Young and old-school female emcees to perform free BAM show

The beat will drop — but the pitch will not. Comment

Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014

Courier Life is proud to present the latest print edition of Brooklyn Weekly, which can be found each Sunday in the New York Post. Check it out, along with our other local editions! Comment
Letters

Sound Off to the Editor

Catch up on what your neighbors are thinking on the best soapbox in town. Comment

Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014

Big Screecher

Carmine’s shopping spree at Gateway II good for the economy

This week, the Screecher does his part — even if it is against his will. Comment

Friday, Sept. 12, 2014

Gerritsen Beach

Condo plan irks locals

Gerritsen Beach residents want to sink a plan for waterfront condos in Sheepshead Bay. Comments (2)
Bay Ridge Nights

It came from Bay Ridge!

Mars attacks the Ridge this weekend — and the neighborhood’s nightlife calendar is out of this world! Comment
Coney Island

Here they are: Your 2014 Clonie Awards!

It’s that time of year. That’s right, it’s award season. Specifically, the season for The Brooklyn Paper’s very own annual honors dedicated to all things Cyclones. Comment
A Britisher’s View

Muslims need to form an international peace movement to root out the radicals

The Muslim world is dozing at the wheel while Islamo-thugs amplify their terrorism, writes our columnist. Comments (2)

Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014

Coney Island

Breezin’ through Coney Island

Coney Island

Breezin’ through Coney Island

Aerial enthusiasts from around the world blew into the People’s Playground last weekend for the annual Coney Island National Kite Festival. Comments (1)
Bay Ridge

Lilikakis prevails in Republican primary for 46th Assembly District

Stamatis Lilikakis defeated Lucretia Regina-Potter in the Sept. 9 Republican primary, winning the right to take on four-term incumbent Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny in the November general election. Comment
Gerritsen Beach

Storage moving into Gerritsen Beach

Metro Storage, a self-storage facility with more than 100,000 square feet, is set to go up in Sheepshead Bay across the creek from the waterfront neighborhood. Comment
Standing O

Standing O says ‘Thanks, Joan’ for splitting our sides all these years

Brooklyn’s biggest booster sends a tearful shout-out to late comedy queen Joan Rivers. Comment
Gowanus

Puppy love! Animal rescue bash to feature pit bull kissing booth

Dog lovers, get ready to put your moniker where your mouth is! Comments (1)
You don’t need to don a tux for this penguin party! Comment
Borough-wide

Brooklyn resident Hill takes aim at title on ‘The Ultimate Fighter’

What started as a way to get in shape has led Angela Hill to an historic opportunity in the sport of mixed martial arts. Comment
Joe Knows

New Railsplitters leave strong first impression

Shawn O’Connor’s message to his new Lincoln football team was to use its season opener against Tottenville as a chance to introduce itself to the rest of the city. Comments (1)

Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014

Sheepshead Bay

Cymbrowitz defeats Akselrod

Sheepshead Bay

Cymbrowitz defeats Akselrod

Incumbent Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz defeated repeat challenger Ben Akselrod in the Sept. 9 Democratic primary by more than double the margin he received the last time the two tangled at the ballot box. Comments (1)
Canarsie

Sampson wins primary battle

Twice-indicted state Sen. John Sampson (D–Canarsie) won the Sept. 9 Democratic primary by a significant margin, taking more than half of the votes cast in the four-way race. Comment
Get ready to Roth! Comment
Downtown

Junior’s owner: I turned down $45 million and won’t sell

The iconic Downtown cheesecake bakery’s owner says he reconsidered his plan to unload his building after he thought about what closing would entail. Comment
Not for Nuthin’

Jo’s has it with all these ‘belfies’

This week, our columnist takes on Hollywood stars who take photos of themselves in compromising positions. Comment
BoroBeat

It’s electric

BoroBeat

It’s electric

Electric Run at Aviator Sports Center on Sept. 5 and 6 provided beer for the grown-ups, fun for the kids. Comment
High School Sports

Defending champion Lincoln handles Tottenville in title game rematch

The new Lincoln football team looked as dominant and last year’s undefeated city championship club in a 28–6 season-opening victory over Tottenville. Comment
High School Sports

Vikings pillage Beach Channel

South Shore expected nothing less in its first game at the highest level of Public School Athletic League football, but the lopsided victory still left the team wanting more. Comment
Park Slope

Park Slope play merges hip-hop and hallucination

It is a dance-topian future. Comment

Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014

Sheepshead Bay

New lows in Sheepshead Bay Assembly race

The Sheepshead Bay Assembly race has gotten even uglier in the home stretch. Comments (1)
Coney Island

Coney icon ‘goes gold’ to fight childhood cancer

Brooklyn’s Parachute Jump lit up in gold to celebrate Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month, after Manhattan’s Empire State Building said ‘no’ to kids fighting cancer. Comments (1)
Coney Island

Unicycle fest pushed from Prospect Park

Coney Island

Unicycle fest pushed from Prospect Park

The borough’s annual unicycle festival was thrown for a loop when the city blocked the pedaling participants from their traditional route through Prospect Park over Labor Day Weekend. Comment
Bay Ridge

Doe Fund to clean Ridge streets

They’ll be cleaning up Brooklyn streets as they clean up their lives. Comment
Prospect Heights

High-heels step out of the closet — and into the Brooklyn Museum!

Shoes. Shoes. Shoes. Oh my god, shoes! Comments (1)
Bay Ridge

Crazed vagrant threatens to behead Arab community leader

Police arrested a troubled homeless man for threatening to behead an Arab community leader in Bay Ridge on Sept. 3. Comments (19)
BoroBeat

Brooklynites: Bless these Mets

Brooklyn turned out to celebrate its love for the orange and blue this weekend at a Mets–themed shindig in Brooklyn Bridge Park on Saturday called Mets Jam. Comment
And you thought dirty water was just for hot dogs. Comment
High School Sports

Femiano, Poly Prep run past Cardinal Hayes

High School Sports

Femiano, Poly Prep run past Cardinal Hayes

Brendan Femiano sure didn’t look like somebody still nursing a sore knee. Comments (1)

Monday, Sept. 8, 2014

Bay Ridge EXCLUSIVE

R train’s East River tunnel may reopen early

Brooklyn Daily has learned that repairs to the long-shut Montague Street Tunnel are ahead of schedule. Comments (2)

Football in Coney Island

Coney Island

Minor league football coming to MCU Park

Score! Brooklyn is getting its first football team in 70 years. Comments (2)
Coney Island

Best seats to see the Bolts?

Where to sit when watching football in a ballpark. Comment
Bensonhurst

18th Avenue’s Rosalia Fest a hit

Bensonhursters once again celebrated Italian heritage with the 10-day 18th Avenue Feast, which culminated in a parade on Aug. 31. Comment
BoroBeat

‘Swan Lake’ dances into Brighton Beach

A professional ballet company for young adults wowed the seniors at Shore View Nursing Home with their second performance at the center. Comment
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan has the numbers, you add it up

It’s another week of percentages for Stan. Comment
Sheepshead Bay

S’head Bay synagogue bounces back from Sandy

The Young Israel of Kings Bay synagogue in Sheepshead Bay showcased their new community social hall on Sept. 4. Comment

Friday, Sept. 5, 2014

Bay Ridge

State: Don’t order the ‘Hammas’ plate

The Department of Motor Vehicles yanked a Bay Ridge driver’s pro-Hamas vanity license plates after complaints from locals and questions from this paper. Comment
Borough-wide

Back to school!

Borough-wide

Back to school!

Ready or not, Brooklyn kids kicked off another school year today. Comment
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