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Williamsburg–Greenpoint–Bushwick

Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008

All drawn out

Cartoon: Our cartoonist Cristian Fleming has his own take on the fifth anniversary of the stalled Atlantic Yards project. Comment.

Fingered! Billyburg building can rise again

Williamsburg: The city gave a thumbs-up to Williamsburg’s notorious “Finger Building,” granting the owners of the unfinished structure permission to complete their North Eighth Street tower. Comment.

Pols back Hasids in bike lane fight

Mean Streets: Several Williamsburg elected officials — some of whom fancy themselves as bicycle advocates — have joined a coalition of Hasidic residents and local businessowners in now demanding that one of the lanes be removed to restore parking on the east side of busy Kent Avenue. Comments (14).

Noodle town

Dining: There’s a new nightcap in Williamsburg, and — gasp! — it’s not alcoholic. Comment.

Corn meal! Beloved arepa joint opens

Dining: Grand Street is about to get a whole lot cornier — thanks to the opening of Caracas Brooklyn — a Venezuelan restaurant specializing in stuffed cornmeal arepas. Comments (1).

Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008

Naked came the burglar!

Greenpoint: Here’s a classic: A man breaks into a Kingsland Avenue home with nothing on below the waist. And get this: the guy was later collared! Plus all the police news from Greenpoint and Williamsburg’s 94th Precinct. Comment.

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