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Williamsburg–Greenpoint–Bushwick

Monday, Nov. 1, 2010

Do you abide? You’d better if you’re going to the Lebowski Fest on Nov. 4

Nightlife: Bowling, White Russians and costumes combine next month at Brooklyn Bowl for Lebowski Fest 2010, a celebration of the 1998 Cohen Brothers’ cult comedy and its great anti-hero, The Dude. Comment.

Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010

‘History’ in the making in Bushwick

Bushwick: Community leaders are scrambling to landmark the historic stretch of Bushwick known as “Brewers Row” before the buildings are sold and further altered. Comments (3).

Money? What money? Beep slams developer for claiming he’d fund Greenpoint Hospital project

Greenpoint: Borough President Markowitz slammed the Queens-based developers of the Greenpoint Hospital site for making the “wrong” claim that he would underwrite the project with $3.9 million. Comments (4).

Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010

Skinny legs and all! W’burg bar serves tequila with a grasshopper chaser

Nightlife: Tequila goes great with plenty of dishes — tacos, scallops, skirt steak and Doritos, to name a few — but everyone’s favorite south-of-the-border beverage actually goes best with grasshoppers. Comments (2).

‘History’ in the making in Bushwick

Bushwick: Community leaders are scrambling to landmark the historic stretch of Bushwick known as “Brewers Row” before the buildings are sold and further altered. Comments (3).

Mugged twice in the same night!

Williamsburg: The first time, the thief pulled a knife. The second time, he didn’t have to. Plus all the other crime news from Williamsburg’s 90th Precinct. Comments (1).

Old people scammed!

Greenpoint: Two seniors are scammed — and there were lots of iPhone muggings, too. Plus all the other illegal stuff from Greenpoint and Williamsburg’s 94th Precinct. Comments (1).

Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010

Is she really going out with him — and that yarmulke?

Theater: An unorthodox new play delves into modern Judaism and romance. Comment.

‘Knitting’ together a new theater community

Theater: It’s “Monday Night at the Knit,” thanks to new play productions at The Knitting Factory. Comment.

Friday, Oct. 22, 2010

City blitzes Williamsburg shops for ATM violations

Williamsburg: For nearly a dozen Williamsburg business owners this week, cash machines stopped dispensing money and started swiping it. Comments (13).

Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010

River stance! City says no to Newtown Creek kayaking

Greenpoint: The city has cut some access to the Newtown Creek for boaters days after the federal government listed the creek as a toxic Superfund site — but the feds and local kayakers argue that the city is overreacting. Comments (3).

Meanwhile, group pitches a new boathouse

Greenpoint: Even though the city has reduced boat access to Newtown Creek, a Greenpoint group is dreaming of a maritime future for the polluted waterway. Comment.

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