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Williamsburg–Greenpoint–Bushwick

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Copper bandits loot Brooklyn

Williamsburg: There’s a new Gold Rush going on in Brooklyn — but the precious metal isn’t the same one that drove the ’49ers crazy. It’s copper. Comment.

Carjack attack

Williamsburg: A would-be car thief turned violent when police arrived on April 8 at the corner of Morgan Avenue and Beadel Street. Plus all the other crime news from Williamsburg and Greenpoint’s 94th Precinct. Comments (1).

KNIVES OUT! Three more gruesome Billyburg blade crimes

Williamsburg: Knives are still in style among Williamsburg muggers, as at least three crooks used blades to intimidate and slash their victims. Comment.

Skatelifting

Williamsburg: An extreme crook jacked the skateboard from a 13-year-old on April 9, but cops ended the four-wheeled joyride the next day. Plus all the crime news from Williamsburg and Bushwick’s 90th Precinct. Comment.

A ‘Grand’ time

Williamsburg: Plenty of people recycle, but how many recycle their clothing? Today at the Green Arts on Grand Street Community Awareness Project’s Earth Day celebration, everything from hats and shoes to dresses and bedding — not to mention household electronics — can be dropped off and recycled. Comment.

Parking lot paradise on waterfront

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: A weed-strewn parking lot on the border of Greenpoint and Williamsburg will bloom with a lush waterfront area, a cutting-edge building topped with a slanted lawn and a playing field under the latest city plan to create a world-class waterfront park. Comments (1).