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Williamsburg–Greenpoint–Bushwick

Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011

Bedfellows! Rival pols Levin, Restler battle — together and apart — to move MTA bus depot

Greenpoint: Two young political rivals are working separately to move the MTA from a waterfront lot in Greenpoint that has been slated to become a park since 2005. Comments (5).

Songwriters Exchange is on the road again

Music: Now the five-year-old series is at Pete’s Candy Store. Comment.

Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011

Humboldt horror house! Man turns Midwestern gal into ‘sex slave’

Williamsburg: A Williamsburg man lured a 27-year-old Wisconsin woman to New York through an online ad and repeatedly raped her during a nine-day imprisonment as his “sex slave,” cops said. Comments (17).

They could feel it coming in the air that night

Greenpoint: Just when you thought it was going all right — 300 people marched in the streets to honor treacly singer Phil Collins. Comments (7).

Brutal rape on Grand Street

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

Skillman Avenue rape

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

Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011

Just when you thought it was going all right — a Phil Collins parade!

Greenpoint: You can feel it coming in the air — tonight in Greenpoint. Comments (32).

It’s a Gimme! Coffee joint to expand

Dining: Gimme Coffee is ready to give us more! Comments (5).

What happened to the ‘Gay Boy’? A grocer scrubs his controversial sandwiches

Bushwick: So much for ordering a Gay Boy with extra cheese. Comments (1).

Better than Viagra! Sale of Pfizer plant gives rise to job hopes

Bushwick: For Brooklyn’s unemployed factory workers — this pill is easy to swallow. Comments (1).

Label them finalists! Six wine bottle artists make the cut

Art: Brooklyn Oenology is about to let you pick the Next Great Wine Label Artist. Comments (1).

Monday, Feb. 14, 2011

City’s ‘stoop’-id Greenpoint plan is shelved

Greenpoint: Residents of a Greenpoint block will get to keep their fences and front stoops after city officials backed off a controversial sidewalk-widening project. Comments (2).

Night moves! Dreamer wants to open an Asian-style market in Greenpoint

Shopping: Call it Singapore on the East River. Comments (1).

The ‘Beat’ goes on as Bushwick opens galleries and studios this Friday

Art: Catch some of the neighborhood’s most exciting emerging artists when Bushwick’s elusive art spaces open simultaneously for Bushwick Beat Nite on Feb. 18. Comment.

Friday, Feb. 11, 2011

It’s all in the ‘Family’ as Akron returns to Williamsburg

Music: A big gig for Akron/Family at the Knitting Factory next Thursday. Comments (1).

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