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  1. Cheese whiz: Sunset Parker awarded international prize for her cheese-storage contraptionRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | The Brooklyn Paper

    Cheesy goodness: Canadian dairy company Agropur chose Brooklyn-based startup Cheese Grotto - which makes cheese storage devices - as one of five startup businesses to receive $15,000 and several months worth of mentoring. Bigwigs at a foreign dairy cooperative awarded a Sunset Park entrepreneur $15,000 in cash and four months' worth of mentorship to help her bring what she called her one-of-a-kind, cheese-storage invention to the masses.

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  2. Zay it ain't so! Restaurateur closing Zaytoon's in Carroll Gardens this monthRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | The Brooklyn Paper

    A Carroll Gardens restaurateur is shuttering his beloved Middle-Eastern eatery on Smith Street after 20 years in the neighborhood. The owner of Zaytoon's will serve his last meal at the establishment between Sackett and Degraw streets on Nov. 20, before he closes its kitchen for good in an attempt to wind down after decades feeding hungry locals, he said.

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  3. Meet Brooklyn Paper's new editor-in-chiefRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | The Brooklyn Paper

    Peak Brooklyn: Our new editor in chief sported a Domino Sugar bag while reading his favorite newspaper before a Brooklyn Cyclones game last summer. Schneps Community News Group is proud to announce that Brooklyn Paper Deputy Editor Anthony Rotunno, who joined our newsroom in America's Downtown in May 2017, is taking the reins as the Paper's new editor-in-chief.

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  4. The givinga s good! Locals net impressive haul during Thanksgiving drive outside Ga Beach grocerRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Brooklyn Paper

    Members of a local civic group spent their Sunday collecting car loads of donated Thanksgiving food items during their annual pre-holiday food drive.

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  5. Bklyn pol pushing to axe Public Advocate officeRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Brooklyn Paper

    No advocate: Councilman Kalman Yeger introduced legislation that would allow voters to weigh in on whether or not to keep the city's office of Public Advocate. A Bensonhurst councilman on Wednesday introduced a bill to eliminate the watchdog position of Public Advocate, weeks ahead of a special election to fill the seat that the current officeholder will vacate to become the state's next Attorney General.

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  6. Glass half full: Visitors toast a quiet wine festival in WilliamsburgRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | The Brooklyn Paper

    Double down: Anthony Armstead, left, from Black Hawk Imports, poured samples of wine and liquor at the Toast of Brooklyn festival on Nov. 10, including the "Vodkila," a blend of vodka and tequila. The 11th-annual Toast of Brooklyn wine festival, held in Williamsburg on Saturday, brought about 1,000 booze enthusiasts to the sixth and seventh floors above William Vale park.

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  7. Passing the mic: Janelle James Comedy Festival takes over from Eugene MirmanRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | The Brooklyn Paper

    Taking over: Janelle James wants to make the "Janelle James Comedy Festival," happening on Dec. 4-6, keeps the same energy as Eugene Mirman's eponymous festival. Pass the mic: Eugene Mirman started his self-titled comedy festival more than a decade ago, and it grew into a beloved Brooklyn staple.

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  8. Heroes honored: Korean War vets celebrated at ceremonyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | The Brooklyn Paper

    Hero: Jerome "Jerry" Forman received a plaque during the service to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the end of the Korean War. Brooklynites honored two dozen local veterans of the Korean War during a ceremony near a Downtown monument memorializing the conflict.

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  9. Slopers demand MTA bring elevator to Seventh Ave. station in $40B subway fixRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 11 | The Brooklyn Paper

    State transit officials must install an elevator at Park Slope's Seventh Avenue subway station as part of their recently unveiled plan to make more hubs accessible across the city, locals and pols demanded. "The Metropolitan Transportation Authority must include the Seventh Avenue station in any plans for accessibility upgrades," Councilman Brad Lander said at a Friday rally outside the station.

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  10. Locals learn healthy living at networking eventRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 11 | The Brooklyn Paper

    Health-conscious Brooklynites hobnobbed at a Downtown hotel on Wednesday during a networking session where they mixed, mingled, and learned more about the resources that host United Healthcare offers in the borough, according to a company employee. "We wanted people to see what United Healthcare offers our community," said Manuel Quezada.

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  11. Big day for Tray! Beep gifts comedian Morgan with key to Bklyn for birthdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 9 | The Brooklyn Paper

    Welcome home: A teary-eyed Tracey Morgan addressed a crowd at Borough Hall on Friday, where Borough President Adams awarded to the Brooklyn-born comedian a key to the borough. Borough President Adams gifted Brooklyn-bred comedian Tracy Morgan with a ceremonial key to the Borough of Kings to celebrate the funny man's 50th birthday on Friday.

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  12. Display okayed: New sign can replace 'Watchtower'...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 9 | The Brooklyn Paper

    Let's hang: The city's Board of Standards and Appeals on Thursday ruled that the new owners of the Jehovah's Witnesses old Brooklyn Heights headquarters can hang a new sign where the Watchtower letters once hovered. Another sign will soon grace the Brooklyn Heights skyline where the Jehovah's Witnesses Watchtower letters once hovered, after the city on Thursday ruled the property's new owners' can put their own branding on the building's still-in-place scaffolding.

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  13. Five things to do in Brooklyn this weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 9 | The Brooklyn Paper

    Open season: "The Education of Al Capone as if Told by Jimmy Durante" will officially open at Coney Island USA on Nov. 9. The opening night of the Dick Zigun's latest Coney Island-centric play "The Education of Al Capone, as if told by Jimmy Durante" - which tells the true story of 18-year-old Capone working at an Italian restaurant - will be followed by a discussion with the cast and a selection of fancy snacks! Shows later in the run cost $20. Enjoy a night of pitch-black ballads from acoustic singer-songwriter Amigo the Devil, a leading figure in the "murder folk" genre, when he stops at heavy metal bar St. Vitus tonight.

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  14. a Parta of life: Cartoonist brings her graphic memoir to festivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 9 | The Brooklyn Paper

    Be a part of it: Williamsburg artist Ariel Schrag will discuss her latest cartoon autobiography during the Comic Arts Brooklyn festival at the Pratt Institute on Nov. 11 Four eyes: Artist Ariel Schrag tells a story of her quest for the perfect glasses in her new cartoon autobiography. A Williamsburg artist will discuss her latest cartoon autobiography during the Comic Arts Brooklyn festival at Pratt Institute on Nov. 11. The author and illustrator of "Part of It: Comics and Confessions," says that her fifth graphic novel will take readers on a journey from her formative years in California to landing in Kings County.

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  15. Gounardes defeats Golden after tight campaignRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 8 | The Brooklyn Paper

    A Golden supporter gripped her face in shock during his election-night party, as the results showed the incumbent losing his seat. Gounardes supporters cheered the Democratic upstart's apparent win against Golden at his election-night bash at Cebu in Bay Ridge.

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  16. CommentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 8 | The Brooklyn Paper

    Making history: Former Fort Greene Councilwoman Letitia "Tish" James celebrated her election-day victory among supporters, who cheered the city's current Public Advocate on as she claimed victory in the New York State attorney general race, and will go on to be the state's first black top prosectuor. Democratic state Senate hopeful Andrew Gounardes defeated longtime GOP state Sen. Marty Golden in a shocking upset on Tuesday, kicking the eight-term incumbent out of his seat by a more than 1,100-vote margin, turning a swath of Southern Brooklyn blue for the first time in decades, and giving the Dems control of Albany's upper house.

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  17. a This is not Afghanistana : Beep demands voting-system reforms after problem-riddled Election DayRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 8 | The Brooklyn Paper

    City and state officials must overhaul the city's archaic voting system, which on Tuesday failed hundreds of Brooklynites trying to cast ballots in the decisive midterm election , according to Borough President Adams, who on Wednesday unveiled a five-point plan to bring the outdated system into the 21st century. "I think it's imperative to really examine what we witnessed yesterday, this is not Afghanistan, this is America," the beep said outside the Brooklyn Board of Elections.

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  18. Gimme a double! Two wine festivals come to Brooklyn on SaturdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 6 | The Brooklyn Paper

    Two wine and food festivals will go glass to glass in a bottle battle in Brooklyn this Saturday. "The Toast of Brooklyn Wine and Food Festival" in Williamsburg and the "Brooklyn Crush: Wine and Artisanal Food Festival" in Sunset Park, will each hold afternoon and evening tasting sessions on Nov. 10. Each will have about 80 vendors pouring free samples of wine, cider, and spirits, spread out over two floors of their respective venues, along with food samples.

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  19. B.I.G. makeover: Brooklyn Nets debuting Biggie-inspired jerseysRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 6 | The Brooklyn Paper

    Brooklyn Nets players will honor the late local hip-hop legend, Christopher "Biggie Smalls" Wallace, by debuting a new uniform paying homage to the prolific rapper this month. The basketball stars will first don their new black uniform trimmed in a multi-colored pattern along its sides and neck for a Nov. 17 home game at the Barclays Center in Prospect Heights.

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  20. Park Slope man stole thousands from the dead, DA claimsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 6 | The Brooklyn Paper

    Prosecutors accused a Kings County bureaucrat living in Park Slope of scamming the dead, alleging he stole debit- and credit-card information off the recently deceased to fuel a $78,000 spending spree, according to the borough's top prosecutor. "This defendant abused his position and betrayed the public trust by allegedly stealing tens of thousands of dollars that he then used for his personal expenses," said District Attorney Eric Gonzalez.

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