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Saturday, Sept. 22, 2007

Greenpoint spill 3 times larger than the Exxon Valdez!

Williamsburg: An underground oil spill that has been leaking toxic vapors into Greenpoint air since the 1950s is almost twice as large as once thought, a bombshell report revealed last week week. Comment.

New bowling alley — yes, a bowling alley — opens in G’Point

Williamsburg: There’s a new game in town: The owners of Barcade have opened a bowling alley (yes, a bowling alley). How are they doing? Well, for now, a sign above the shoe counter reads, “Please be patient while we learn how to run a bowling alley. The Management.” Comment.

The old pool story, part II

Beside the Point: Our columnist — a Greenpoint insider — concludes his two-park series on the McCarren Park pool. Comment.

Burglars love to pick off those cool hipster Apples

Williamsburg: Three roommates lost thousands of dollars in computers and other electronics when a thief broke into their Maujer Street apartment during the day on Sept. 14. Plus all the other crime news from Williamsburg’s 90th Precinct. Comment.

Two pistols disappear from ‘secure’ area at 90th Precinct stationhouse

Williamsburg: Cops in Williamsburg still haven’t found two 9mm handguns that disappeared from a secure area at the 90th Precinct stationhouse three weeks ago. Comment.

Something stinks — hey, it’s this park!

Williamsburg: Up for a nature walk? The city is building one right next to the sewage treatment plant. Comment.

Gentlemen, start your art-gens

Williamsburg: Check out Ken Butler’s crazy slot cars at artMovingProjects. Comment.