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Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Dump truck kills senior outside Barclays Center

Mean Streets: A dump-truck driver struck and killed an elderly woman near the Barclays Center this afternoon, cops and FDNY officials said. Comments (1).

Excelsior redux: Closed gay bar returning to Fifth Avenue

Park Slope: Ever upward, Excelsior will rise again. Comments (1).

Pay to playground: McGolrick Park scores spruce-up

Meadows of Shame: The playground at McGolrick Park will finally get a much-needed facelift thanks to $1.3 million in taxpayer money, activists announced last week. Comments (3).

Walk in the park — for a cause

Stroll patrol: Brooklynites on the march against breast cancer

Park Slope: Thousands of do-gooders flooded Prospect Park on Sunday to honor people killed by breast cancer, celebrate survivors, and raise money to end the disease once and for all. Comment.

Picture books: Children’s author gives kids painting crash-course

Art: Painting is fundamental. Comment.

You’re making grilled cheese all wrong!

Books: Get ready for a chewed awakening from a new book of unconventional ideas to make conventional dishes even tastier. Comments (1).

Charge ‘em! Two nabbed for phony credit cards

Bensonhurst: Credit where credit is due. Comment.

Gowanus play set in world overrun by flies

Theater: This play is generating a lot of buzz — literally. Comment.

Six-string star spends down-time playing Park Slope

Music: Smokey Hormel’s guitar playing is one of the worst kept secrets in rock. Comment.

Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014

Even when Carmine wants to spend money, he can’t!

Sunday Screech: This week, the Screecher tries to dip into his wallet, but his charge card company won’t let him! Comment.

Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

Artist adorns Gowanus Canal with ‘roses’ made from Ralph Lauren shirts

Art: There is something blooming on the Gowanus Canal, and, no, it is not toxic algae. Comments (6).

Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

Where to GO this week!

Nightlife: Learn to contra dance, dress up like a cult movie character, tour art galleries in Gowanus, be part of a spooky Britney Spears musical, and other things to do in Brooklyn Oct. 17–23. Comment.

Two dead in motorcycle crash that sent them flying off Gowanus Expressway

Mean Streets: A nighttime group motorcycle ride turned tragic early this morning when a biker and passenger plunged from the Gowanus Expressway to their deaths, according to cops. Comments (11).

Shock jocks! Bolts bury Boston in record-breaking win

World’s Greatest Brooklyn Bolts Coverage: The Brooklyn Bolts electrified fans at MCU Park on Oct. 15 with a record-shattering victory in the team’s first home game of the season. Comment.

Art school suicide

Clinton Hill: A Pratt Institute student jumped to her death from a dorm balcony on Wednesday, according to police. Comments (7).

Safe’s not sound in MetroTech armed robbery

Downtown: A gunman robbed a Downtown Chipotle early on Saturday morning, police said. Comments (1).

Search is on for suspect in deadly Gowanus hit-and-run

Mean Streets: Police are seeking a man who they say fled the scene of a fatal collision in Gowanus months ago. Comment.

St. Paddy’s comes early to the Ridge!

Bay Ridge Nights: It is halfway to St. Patrick’s Day, and in Bay Ridge, that is reason to celebrate, according to our pals at Comment.

Multimedia opera probes Wikileaks and Chelsea Manning

Theater: Call it a covert ops-era. Comment.