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Williamsburg–Greenpoint–Bushwick

Monday, April 19, 2010

His story! Transman pageant comes to Brooklyn

Nightlife: A transgender beauty pageant is about to make “his-tory.” Comment.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Anarchy in the BK! Two rebels arrested at Thames Street ‘collective’ on eve of festival

Bushwick: Finally, a reason for anarchists to be paranoid — cops arrest two on eve of Anarchist Film Festival and book fair this weekend. Comments (3).

Brick Theater’s new show about torture is a great night out

Theater: Human behavior can be a gold mine for a playwright, and Crystal Skillman has found her nugget — Mankind’s propensity to torture. Comment.

It’s a wheely bad time on the Williamsburg Bridge

Mean Streets: Pedestrians and bicyclists were at each other’s throats this week on the remaining Williamsburg Bridge bike path now that the city has closed the southern lane for repairs that will drag on through the entire spring biking season at least. Comments (14).

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Rose in full bloom! Levin and developer ink deal on eve of Council vote

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: Williamsburg Councilman Steve Levin dropped his opposition to a controversial waterfront project after the developer agreed to increase the number of family sized apartments — and price all of the 74 large units at below-market rates — and the project sailed through a key Council vote hours later. Comments (6).

Pregnant lady beaten — for not holding a door!

Williamsburg: That’ll teach those would-be moms to be more courteous! Plus all the other crime news from Williamsburg’s 90th Precinct. Comment.

Blood on his tracks

Greenpoint: A break in, with blood! Plus all the other crime news from Greenpoint and Williamsburg’s 94th Precinct. Comment.

Small craft advisory at the handmade calvalcade in Greenpoint

Shopping: From clocks made out of bingo cards to card cases adorned with images of the Brooklyn Bridge and the Cyclone, the borough’s ingenuity will be on full display this month. Comment.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

‘Street’ news! New book celebrates the work of graffiti artists

Art: Finally, a chance to enjoy street art — without having to hit the street. Comment.

Aurora rising! Italian joint in Williamsburg is better than ever

Dining: Every Italian joint this side of Carroll Gardens has the standard vongole — but one Williamsburg restaurant’s menu is making its name as a one-of-a-kind, serious foodie destination. Comments (2).

Monday, April 12, 2010

‘Union’ busters! City considers plan to demap street near McCarren Park

Greenpoint: McCarren Park is about to swallow a piece of Union Avenue. Comments (5).

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Marty says Domi-YES!

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: Borough President Markowitz backed the controversial Domino Sugar redevelopment last Friday, praising the $2-billion condo plan at the abandoned waterfront refinery as “ambitious” and “vibrant” — even as he ordered up a few minor tweaks. Comments (6).

Friday, April 9, 2010

‘Rose’ affordable units are in full bloom — but Levin still smells something stinky

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: The councilman is still not on board, despite a new hike in the number of affordable units at Rose Plaza. Comments (4).

Mini mall coming to desolate Williamsburg triangle

Williamsburg: One catch — the developer doesn’t own the land yet. Details! Comments (5).

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Lude awakening! Feds say they busted a drug plant in Greenpoint

Greenpoint: Quaaludes are back and, apparently, popping up in Greenpoint. Comments (4).

Levin still has thorns from Rose Plaza, seeks more ‘affordable’ units

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: A controversial developer has added more affordable units to his proposed complex on the Williamsburg waterfront, but not enough to satisfy Councilman Steve Levin. Comments (4).

Cops shut down ‘illegal’ Market Hotel in Bushwick

Nightlife: Easter was the day the music died in Bushwick. Comments (3).

Go jump in a lake! To woo Google, Lentol says he’ll swim in Newtown Creek

Greenpoint: Towns all over America are doing wacky things to win Google’s offer to install an ultra-high-speed Internet network, but none of them — so far, at least — have an elected official who’s willing to jump in a toxic waterway. Comment.

Bushwick has a cool new gallery — just look for the tax accountant’s sign

Art: Bushwick’s latest art gallery happens to be tax deductible! Comment.

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