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Art: Catch a glimpse of an unseen city! Comments (1)

Axe-ing for trouble: Boozy hatchet-hurling range to open in Gowanus

The Greatest Story Ever: This place is literally Kick Axe! Comments (2)

Facts skewed can affect our mood

I would like to address several of the issues raised in a recent letter (“Done with Schumer” — Nov. 24-30). In a serious accusation, the writer charges that Sen. Chuck Schumer raises funds from big business and Wall St. and engages in “pay to play” with these wealthy donors. Unfortunately, our election system forces all members of Congress to seek money from wealthy donors. And the recent Citizens United ruling from the Supreme Court has only exacerbated this problem. If we want to see what pay to play really means, we have only to look to the White House’s Cabinet, where at least six former Goldman-Sachs executives are sitting in top positions, including Steve Mnuchin and Gary Cohn. Other Cabinet members were big donors, such a Comment

You are either with us or against us

Spin Cycle: Everyone needs to take a stand against sexual harassment. Comment

The spirit will keep you moving in the Ridge

Bay Ridge Nights: It’s a weekend of music and merriment in Bay Ridge! Comment
Editor’s Picks: It’s been a long week, and Brooklyn needs a drink. So we’ve got a beerhall opening, the launch of an illustrated beer book, and a drunken “Christmas Carol,” along with free bands and silent films. Brooklyn is the place to be! Comment
Event: It’s a Jewish festival of laughs. Comment

It was a beloved holiday tradition — with extra love!

Canarsie: This tree-lighting really sparkled! Comment
Coney Island: Local officials and environmental activists are split over the state Department of Environmental Conservation’s decision to block a local group from placing one million oysters in Coney Island Creek in a bid to naturally clean the waterway’s notoriously dirty waters, with some saying the oysters would be a cost-effective way to improve water quality and others calling them a potential public health threat by encouraging poaching. Comment

Downtown Brooklyn collegians say: ‘Don’t blow smoke!’

Standing O: St. Francis College teams with NYC Smoke Free to encourage a day without smoking, on campus and off. Comment
Bay Ridge: They’re going Dutch for Christmas! Comments (1)
The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: It shoulda been shorter — but that’s my only real complaint about “It Shoulda Been You.” Comments (1)

Brooklyn pols only ‘no’ votes on city’s gay-conversion ban

Party Line: Their silence speaks louder than words. Comment

Do we have to feed the beast?

Fearless Living: Can humans change, or are we trapped by our inhuman human nature? Comment
Digital editions: Late on Wednesday night, after the lights automatically shut off, the old editor finishes tapping at his keyboard and considers where he’ll head to next. He could go home, but it is too early. He could get dinner, but it is too late. Perhaps a drink before the long commute? He will need to find a certain type of place, with two waiters, one younger, one older; one who can’t wait to get home, and one who understands his plight. Keep hustlin’ Brooklyn. Read more…

Two men wanted by police for questioning in Coney Island arson

Coney Island: The police are asking the public to help them identify two men wanted for questioning in regards to an alleged Nov. 29 arson on Brighton Beach Avenue. Comment

Pair of men wanted for questioning in Nov. 9 subway robbery

Dyker Heights: Police are asking for the public’s help identifying two men wanted for questioning about a Nov. 9 robbery at the New Utrecht Street train station. Comment

The Apple of my eye: Why the Downtown Apple Store matters

My Column Vinny: Who cares? I do, that’s who. Comments (12)

Local pols call on city to protect Southern Brooklyn promenades

Gravesend: The city needs to make the Shore Road and Gravesend Bay promenades safer for pedestrians by installing guard rails along an unprotected stretch of the Belt Parkway that runs parallel to the walkways, according to community leaders and local pols. Comment
Bay Ridge: They don’t have a prayer. Comments (5)
Dyker Heights: A neighborhood watch initiative in Dyker Heights has some locals worried that it could further divide the community after an especially divisive Council election, but one of the organizers contends that it’s really meant to bring the community together. Comment

Scary-good fun: Jolly old elf spooks youngsters at Ft. Greene tree-lighting ceremony

Fort Greene: It was the fright before Christmas! Comment
It’s a home away from home for the holidays. Comment
Event: Festive locals gathered at the corner of 60th Street and Fifth Avenue in Sunset Park on Nov. 30 for the neighborhood’s 18th-annual Christmas tree lighting. Comment

School janitor arrested In Marine Park on charges of sexual abuse

Marine Park: Cops cuffed a Marine Park public school’s custodian on Nov. 30 for allegedly sexually assaulting and harassing women inside the Quentin Road school since the summer, police said. Comment
Crown Heights: The battle over this military structure is heading to court. Comments (3)

Triple Threats

Crime: Cops are hunting for three snakes who they said viciously assaulted and robbed a guy on a Cypress Hills street on Nov. 12. Comments (1)

74-year-old Gravesend woman struck and killed by car

Gravesend: A 74-year-old Gravesend woman died four days after she was struck and killed while crossing West Eighth Street by a 37-year-old male driver on Nov. 24. Comment

Man wanted for beating teen with a baseball bat in Coney Island

Coney Island: Police are asking the public to help them identify a man who allegedly struck a 19-year-old man on the head with a baseball bat following a Nov. 11 dispute on 15th Street in Coney Island. Comment

Twin brothers indicted in murder of mobster’s son

Mill Basin: Brooklyn’s top prosecutor charged Mill Basin twins with allegedly murdering their roommate, 35-year-old Carmine Carini Jr., whose tarp-wrapped body later washed up in the Mill Basin marina on Sept. 2. Comment

Fiend steals fish tank from E. 16th St. shop

Crime: Get ready for your weekly run-down of crimes from the 61st Precinct. Comment

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