— Movie Review: “The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug”

Flatbush — Star of Brooklyn: Lauren Collins

— Tradition rekindled

— Dining Out: Italian culture and coffee collide at Kings Coffee

Bensonhurst — Gravesend school opens kitchen classroom and greenhouse

Cobble Hill — Red Hook musician releases song about weathering Sandy’s storm

— Going, going, gone: city nixes auction of Markowitz and Brooklyn memorabilia

— Guest Op-Ed: With runaway gun violence, improving gun safety is common sense

— Lincoln pulls out last second win over Tottenville for PSAL title

Marine Park — Home run! Brooklyn’s own not-so-average-Joe headed to Cooperstown

Bay Ridge — Guest Op-Ed: Three faiths united against violence

— Holidays on Atlantic Avenue blends community and commerce