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Williamsburg–Greenpoint–Bushwick

Friday, Nov. 18, 2011

Go drinking — at a distillery!

Bar Scrawl: Our Bar Scrawl heads to Breuckelen Distilling Company. Comments (1).

Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011

Spirit is willing — and the flesh is full of gin!

Nightlife: Brooklyn’s newest craft distillery is churning out the hooch with the spirit of a Prohibition-era bootlegger. Comments (3).

What, pray tell, is gin, old chap?

Williamsburg: There’s more to this elusive tempress than just soaking neutral spirits in juniper berries. Comment.

Bike-riding iPhone thief is back

Greenpoint: Plus all the other crime from Greenpoint’s 94th Precinct. Comments (1).

Vicious cyclist-on-cyclist crime

Williamsburg: Plus all the other dastardly news from Williamsburg’s 90th Precinct. Comment.

Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011

A great adventure — without ever leaving the five boroughs

Event: Explore the depths of the sewer system, a labrynth of abandoned subway tunnels or a condemned mental institution on the outskirts of town — without getting dirty next week at Union Docs. Comments (1).

Monday, Nov. 14, 2011

Attack was not a hate crime — but pols, Jews rally anyway

Williamsburg: A big Sunday protest to call for more NYPD patrols — though cops say that Friday night’s attack on a Hasidic man was not a bias crime. Comments (17).

Empty ‘Nest’ no more! Beloved dive bar reopens on Bedford Avenue

Nightlife: Williamsburg’s beloved Bedford Avenue dive bar, Turkey’s Nest, reopened last week with a clean bill of health after inspectors closed shut it down on Halloween. Comments (27).

Dead space to green space — Navy Yard may turn burial ground into park

Williamsburg: An abandoned naval cemetery will be transformed into a peaceful, wildlife-filled respite under a proposal being pushed by the Brooklyn Greenway Initiative. Comments (14).

Friday, Nov. 11, 2011

Floater! Artists will put cameras on boats in the Newtown Creek

Greenpoint: Three Greenpoint artists will deploy miniature boats that will record underwater life on Brooklyn’s most-polluted waterway. Mmm, delicious. Comments (4).

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