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Standing O: Brooklyn's Biggest Booster

Bensonhurst: Locals got their picture taken with New York Mets mascot Mr. Met at a ribbon cutting ceremony in Bensonhurst on Oct. 10. Comment

Charity groups partner for Brooklyn shoe drive

DUMBO: A non-profit dedicated to enriching the lives of emotionally and developmentally disabled children and adults will be collecting gently worn and new shoes at locations throughout the borough until Oct. 31. Comment
Editor’s Picks: This week we’ve got brass bands, dummy deaths, a cycling celebration, and much more! Brooklyn is the place to be! Comment

A spooktacular guide to Halloween parties in the boo-rough

Event: It’s the season of the witch! Comment
Dining: This beer bar has leveled up! Comment
Music: He’s got the keys to the Planet! Comment

Gowanus NYCHA residents want school rezoning plan halted

Residents at a Gowanus housing project called on city education honchos to halt their ambitious scheme to desegregate local elementary schools until they’ve had a proper chance to weigh in. Comment
Police shot and killed a man during a wild gun battle near the Gowanus housing projects on Tuesday night. Comments (1)
Downtown: A vandal defaced a statue of controversial Italian icon and 15th century explorer Christopher Columbus outside a Downtown Brooklyn courthouse in the early hours Monday. Comments (6)
Sheepshead Bay: Police recovered the body of a teenage boy discovered floating off the coast of Manhattan Beach on Tuesday. Comment
Governor Andrew Cuomo got one over on New York City First Lady Chirlane McCray and husband Bill de Blasio in announcing his plans to help fund a statue for the Italian icon Mother Cabrini, after the mayor’s wife snubbed the beloved saint during a vaunted statue-building contest to honor women. Comments (4)
Brooklynites took to the streets on Saturday to celebrate Italian heritage in Bensonhurst at the 38th Annual Brooklyn Columbus Day Parade. Comment

All the raga: 24-hour Indian music marathon in Red Hook

Music: Raga ’round the clock! Comment
Transportation buffs are looking to make some Brooklyn roads completely dedicated to bus travel. Here are some options. Comments (6)

Child kidnapped along with stolen car found safe in East New York

Canarsie: Cops located a missing Six-year-old boy who vanished along with a stolen car in Canarsie on Monday. Comment
Crown Heights: Brooklynites gathered Monday night to mourn the victims of a mass shooting that claimed four lives in Crown Heights on Oct. 12. Comments (1)
Andrew Cuomo joined Kings County Catholics in their battle against Mayor Bill de Blasio and wife Chirlane McCray over the First Lady’s snub of Brooklyn’s patron saint of immigrants. Comments (3)
Artists unveiled murals murals to a gnarly, old ruins of a former laundromat in Prospect Heights. Comment

Motorist runs down cop amid traffic stop in PLG

Prospect-Lefferts Gardens: A Brooklyn motorist allegedly struck and injured a police officer in an attempt to flee from a routine traffic stop in Prospect Lefferts Garden on Saturday, cops said. Comments (1)

60-year-old pedestrian fatally struck by car in Kensington

Kensington: The victim was crossing the roadway when a driver struck her and another pedestrian on Saturday. Comments (3)
Transit gurus kicked off a sweeping overhaul of Brooklyn’s bus network on Oct. 2. Comments (9)
Williamsburg: The nation’s largest open-air food market, Smorgasburg, is moving indoors to a Williamsburg venue next month. Comments (1)

Cops hunt subway fiend in Williamsburg robbery

Williamsburg: Police are hunting the scoundrel who beat and robbed a straphanger at the Marcy Avenue subway station in Williamsburg on Sept. 29. Comments (1)
Crown Heights: Four people were killed and three were injured in a mass shooting at an illegal gambling club in Crown Heights Saturday morning, police say. Comment

Cuomo to Nat Grid: Pass the gas

Governor Andrew Cuomo ordered National Grid on Friday to provide more than 1,100 new customers with gas following an investigation into the British-based utility company. Comment
Federal authorities arrested a Brooklyn judge at Laguardia Airport on Friday for allegedly obstructing an investigation into a multibillion-dollar financial institution — where she once served as chairwoman of the board. Comments (1)
Boerum Hill: The national nonprofit radio company trying to shutdown Brooklyn’s beloved 99.5 FM WBAI lied to the public about debts owed by its listener-funded broadcast, according to executives at the radio station, who claim their tax-exempt overseers really just want to strip the station for parts. Comments (1)
Downtown: Panic ensued after a gunman shot a firearm inside the Jay Street-MetroTech subway station on Friday afternoon, according to police. Comments (2)

Cyclist suffers serious injuries in Downtown crash

A motorist smashed into a cyclist near the Manhattan Bridge entrance ramp in Downtown Brooklyn during the morning rush Friday, sending him to a Park Slope medical center with serious injuries. Comments (13)

Cops hunting sleaze in Bushwick grope

Bushwick: Police are hunting for the creep who groped a woman in Bushwick on Oct. 2. Comment
A Park Slope lawmaker wants to rein in landlords from using facial recognition technology to track tenants. Comments (1)

Standing O: Brooklyn's Biggest Booster

Standing O: The Federation of Italian-American Organizations of Brooklyn hosted a luncheon at Sirico’s banquet hall this Sunday, honoring their five Brooklyn Columbus Parade Grand Marshals. Comments (1)
Standing O: Three cheers for Doral Health and Wellness, which opened a new adult day care center on Thursday! Comment

Perv grabs woman’s butt at Brighton Beach subway station: NYPD

Brighton Beach: Police are looking for a sleazebag they say groped a woman at the Brighton Beach subway stop on Sept. 24. Comments (1)
Gravesend: Two disgraced former narcotics detectives were slapped with five years’ probation after trading freedom for sex with an 18-year-old suspect in Gravesend. Comments (2)
Police are investigating the events surrounding a burning backpack found outside of a Park Slope synagogue during Yom Kippur on Wednesday. Comments (1)

Gunman shoots woman in the butt on Bay View Avenue

Coney Island: Get ready for your weekly run-down of crimes from the 60th Precinct. Comment
Brooklyn Hospital Center bigwigs celebrated the medical center’s 175th anniversary with an Oct. 2 award ceremony honoring 10 extraordinary women for their outstanding contributions to Kings County — included former Fox 5 news anchor Sukanya Krishnan, New York Public Library COO Iris Weinshall, and Schneps Media President and Publisher Victoria Schneps. Comments (1)
Books: Talk about the art of conversation! Comment

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