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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Hey, you, look out! Closure on W’burg Bridge path means more bike-ped clashes

Mean Streets: The city is shutting the Williamsburg Bridge’s south pathway for six weeks this summer to improve its security — forcing pedestrians and cyclists to use only one path to get between Brooklyn and its western suburb. Comments (20).

It’s Northside Festival time

Music: Even more culture will flood the streets of Williamsburg and Greenpoint than usual, as the Northside Festival returns for four days of music, film and art this month. Comments (4).

Festival picks — from festival players

Music: We asked some of the performers to tell us where to go. Comment.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Rabbis to Williamsburg women: Don’t wear that tank top!

Williamsburg: A Hasidic group has papered South Williamsburg with fliers demanding modesty in dress. What’s next? Burkas? Comments (44).

Where’s the beef? Here it is — stolen!

Williamsburg: This one is classic: A meat truck driver loses his van — and $200,000 in beef — in an early morning theft near the Western Beef. Plus all the other dastardly news from Williamsburg’s 90th Precinct. Comment.

Bank accountant steals from customer

Greenpoint: Plus all the other illegal stuff from Greenpoint and Williamsburg’s 94th Precinct. Comment.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Underground art festival undermined by underperforming underground

Bushwick: Arts in Bushwick’s open studios festival becomes a ghost town because the MTA picked the wrong weekend to cut L-train service. Comments (4).

Torah! Torah! Torah! Williamsburg shuls go crazy for new scrolls

Williamsburg: The holiest book gave way to the holiest street parades in Williamsburg. Comments (2).

Eat it! Williamsburg Walks includes restaurants this time

Williamsburg: This year’s Williamsburg Walks pedestrian plaza could have been called “Williamsburg Eats.” Comments (1).

Friday, June 3, 2011

Hip ZIP ripped! Williamsburg waterfront goes from 11211 to 11249

Williamsburg: The Postal Service quietly announces a major change for users and recipients of old-style mail. Comments (22).

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