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Monday, April 30, 2012

Eating and writing

Breaking Chews: The Food Book Fair combines lettuce and letters — two subjects the borough’s food-crazed book lovers can certainly relate to. Comment.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Adults stage plays written by fifth graders

Theater: Big things have small beginnings, especially for these child playwrights. Comment.

Buy land and buy sea? East River ferry operator wants to accept Metrocards

Williamsburg: The operator of a ferry line that connects Greenpoint, Williamsburg, and DUMBO with Manhattan wants to accept MetroCards — a proposal that could streamline payment and lure more landlubbers to commute across the East River, transit advocates say. Comments (5).

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Burlesque beauties battle in risque wrestling match

Nightlife: What do a bunch of girly burlesque dancers have in common with “Macho Man” Randy Savage? Four words — Spinning-headlock-elbow-drop. Comment.

Badbadnotgood promises good time for W’burg concert-goers

Williamsburg: They’re so young they probably wouldn’t get past the bouncer if they weren’t headlining. Comment.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Lofts lost! Artists evicted from live-work space in W’burg

Williamsburg: A law designed to protect loft-dwellers from eviction won’t save the residents of a Williamsburg building because they signed away their rights before the legislation came into effect, a judge ruled Tuesday. Comments (1).

MacCrook! Thief snatches computers on McKibbin Street

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

Beaten after withdrawing cash from ATM

Greenpoint: Plus all the other crime from Greenpoint’s 94th Precinct. Comment.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

G’point restaurant hit with summons as War on Brunch escalates

Greenpoint: The Lorimer Street eatery Lokal became the first casualty in the War on Brunch when city inspectors slapped it with a court summons for serving outdoor diners on Sunday morning Comments (1).

Pol art: Warhol-esque posters paper Greenpoint with Vito Lopez’s face

Greenpoint: State Assemblyman Vito Lopez isn’t just the face of Brooklyn’s Democratic party — his face is becoming a Brooklyn street art icon. Comment.

Monday, April 23, 2012

‘Steal this art’ painting stolen from Williamsburg gallery

Williamsburg: Artist Adam Simon hoped to elicit a big response from Williamsburg gallery-hoppers with a painting reading “Steal this art” — but he didn’t want his message to be taken quite so literally. Comment.

Pfizer sells off last properties in Brooklyn

Williamsburg: The pharmaceutical company founded in Brooklyn before the Civil War has sold off its last remaining parcels in Williamsburg. Comment.