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Monday, June 11, 2012

Borscht brunch: Loosen your belt for Russian food in Bushwick

Dining: In Russia they eat brunch, too. Comment.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Enter Kool Keith’s weird world

Music: He’s called himself Dr. Octagon, Dr. Dooom, and Black Elvis — now he says he’s the King of New York. Comments (6).

The ‘Sword’ is mightier! GZA performs legendary album live

Music: GZA’s legendary record “Liquid Swords” belongs alongside the classics like Milton’s “Paradise Lost,” and Joyce’s “Ulysses” — but unlike those other works of literary genius, there’s a good chance you’ll actually make it through this one. Comment.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Kickballers want grills in McCarren Park

Greenpoint: Hungry kickball players are urging the city to install grills in bustling McCarren Park, claiming greater access to hot dogs and burgers will improve their play. Comments (69).

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Our bartoonist visits a Brooklyn classic

Bar Scrawl: This week, Bill Roundy takes on the legendary Brooklyn Inn. Comment.

Photo pool: Greenpoint artist shoots McCarren Park relic

Greenpoint: Photographer Gina Pollack will display images of McCarren Park Pool’s dilapidated glory three weeks before the pool opens to the public. Comments (1).

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Walk, Williamsburg! Pedestrian street fair returns to Bedford Avenue

Williamsburg: Pedestrians will frolic freely on 10 blocks of Bedford Avenue on Saturday when Williamsburg’s biggest retail corridor becomes a pedestrian mall. Comments (19).

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

A league of their own: Female pitchers strike out sexism in Williamsburg kickball

Greenpoint: Female kickball pitchers have turned sexist stereotypes upside down, going from under-appreciated afterthoughts to in-demand hurlers whose skill and savvy determines which teams see postseason glory at McCarren Park. Comments (74).

Jerk helps himself to straphanger’s iPhone

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

Cops: Pizza maker slices coworker’s face

Greenpoint: Plus all the other crime from Greenpoint’s 94th Precinct. Comments (7).

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Cops: Help us catch the sickos who stole Mucinex in Greenpoint

Greenpoint: Police are trying to track down two teens suspected of snatching cold medicine from a Manhattan Avenue pharmacy. Comments (2).

Monday, June 4, 2012

Could cameras tame a deadly Greenpoint street?

Mean Streets: A Greenpoint lawmaker wants to slow traffic on one of Brooklyn’s deadliest streets by catching speeding drivers on camera. Comments (45).

Friday, June 1, 2012

Hungary no more: Restaurateur folds planned Euro eatery amidst protest

Greenpoint: A Greenpoint landlord dropped his proposal to open a Hungarian restaurant in his Newell Street building this week because of loud opposition from neighbors, schoolteachers, and nuns. Comments (12).

VIDEO: Cops need your help catching these alleged W’burg muggers

Williamsburg: Cops are trying to track down a pair of teens in matching track jackets who they believe attacked and robbed a 15-year-old boy as he left the Lorimer Street subway station on May 21. Comment.