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Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Greenpoint startup wants to be Facebook with will-call

Circuit Lord: The about-to-launch social-network-ticket-sales site Wrevel is supposed to be a cross between Facebook and Eventbrite. Comment.

Shredding anniversary! Noise rockers Deerhoof celebrate 20 years

Music: Deerhoof has lasted longer than most marriages. Comment.

Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

DA ramps up charges against Bushwick anti-gay shooting suspect

Bushwick: Brooklyn’s top prosecutor has leveled a new charge against the suspect he says shot a man dressed in drag in Bushwick last month: attempted murder as a hate crime. Comments (2).

Louts attack woman with milk crate

Williamsburg: Plus all the other dastardly news from Williamsburg’s 90th Precinct. Comment.

Cops: Bandit robbed deli of $3g, beer

Greenpoint: Plus all the other crime from Greenpoint’s 94th Precinct. Comment.

Monday, Oct. 27, 2014

Shuttered by Ebola, The Gutter reopens after scrub-down

Health: The Williamsburg bowling alley that an Ebola-infected doctor visited last week spared no precaution in cleaning up to prevent another strike from the deadly virus. Comments (2).

Author explains why his family fled Greenpoint

Books: Spoiler — it involves the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Comments (1).

Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Feds score $16 million from Getty Oil for Newtown Creek dumping

Greenpoint: The bankrupt oil company is shelling out the money to go towards cleaning up the fetid inlet, where it dumped oil and other chemicals. Comments (7).

Bartoonist drinks hooch with some pooches

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking cartoonist goes barking mad for the pictures of dogs in suits at Bushwick bar Miles. Comment.

Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Subway musicians to police: Let us play

Music: Buskers rallied this week after a video of an apparent wrongful arrest in the Metropolitan Avenue G station went viral. Comments (13).

Glasslands to shatter, shutter — and reports blame Vice

Williamsburg: Another music venue bites the dust. Comment.

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Plastic surgery: Greenpointers say factory-condo scheme could poison

Greenpoint: A plan to build luxury condos on the toxin-laden site of a former plastics factory in Greenpoint could kick up pollutants and poison kids attending a planned school nearby, neighbors fear. Comments (7).

Cops: Trio attacked man in McCarren Park

Greenpoint: Plus all the other crime from Greenpoint’s 94th Precinct. Comment.

Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

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 (14).

Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014

Bushwick residents rally against gentrification

Bushwick: Activists demanded tighter rent regulations and described landlord harassment at the protest yesterday afternoon. Comments (41).