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Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Feds score $16 million from Getty Oil for Newtown Creek dumping

Greenpoint: The bankrupt oil company is shelling out the money to go towards cleaning up the fetid inlet, where it dumped oil and other chemicals. Comments (2).

Bartoonist drinks hooch with some pooches

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking cartoonist goes barking mad for the pictures of dogs in suits at Bushwick bar Miles. Comment.

Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Subway musicians to police: Let us play

Music: Buskers rallied this week after a video of an apparent wrongful arrest in the Metropolitan Avenue G station went viral. Comments (11).

Glasslands to shatter, shutter — and reports blame Vice

Williamsburg: Another music venue bites the dust. Comment.

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Plastic surgery: Greenpointers say factory-condo scheme could poison

Greenpoint: A plan to build luxury condos on the toxin-laden site of a former plastics factory in Greenpoint could kick up pollutants and poison kids attending a planned school nearby, neighbors fear. Comments (7).

Cops: Trio attacked man in McCarren Park

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

Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Pay to playground: McGolrick Park scores spruce-up

Meadows of Shame: The playground at McGolrick Park will finally get a much-needed facelift thanks to $1.3 million in taxpayer money, activists announced last week. Comments (14).

Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014

Bushwick residents rally against gentrification

Bushwick: Activists demanded tighter rent regulations and described landlord harassment at the protest yesterday afternoon. Comments (40).

Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014

Early-morning group mugging on Manhattan Avenue

Williamsburg: Plus all the other dastardly news from Williamsburg’s 90th Precinct. Comments (1).

Teen swipes sleeping woman’s phone from her bedroom

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

Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014

Domino neighbors: Saturday-work plan must fall

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: Williamsburg residents want to hit the snooze button on Saturday construction at the Domino Sugar factory mega-development. Comments (9).

Friday, Oct. 10, 2014

VIDEO: Murder at the Bushwick Houses

Bushwick: Police have released a video of the cold-blooded killing of a Bushwick Houses resident in late September. Comments (1).