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Williamsburg–Greenpoint–Bushwick

Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007

Oil spill fix moves slickly

Williamsburg: Energy giant ExxonMobil will double the amount of toxic sludge it is currently pumping out of the ground underneath Greenpoint by the end of the year, the company announced on Wednesday. Comments (2).

The floods of 2007

Beside the Point: Morgan Avenue residents are still angry at the city for not longstanding fixing sewer problems that exacerbated the floods in July and August. Comment.

Pedaling some art in Williamsburg

Williamsburg: The corporate-sponsored pedicabs that whisked hipsters between galleries last week during the Williamsburg Gallery Association’s monthly art tour were a smashing success — but the service will be short-lived unless the association can find someone to pay for it. Comment.

Game-loving drinker gets gamed for her loot at popular bar-cade

Williamsburg: Another video-game-loving hipster was robbed of her pocketbook at the popular Union Avenue watering hole Barcade on Nov. 11, cops said. Plus all the other crime news from Williamsburg and Bushwick’s 90th Precinct. Comment.

Finger fate in city hands

Williamsburg: A city panel says it needs to know that construction on Williamsburg’s notorious “finger building” will be safe and secure before it can allow the developer to complete the project or leave it where it is today: at the middle knuckle. Comment.

Bloomy sludging it in Greenpoint

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: Mayor Bloomberg flushed plans to demolish a seven-story sewage sludge tank on the Greenpoint waterfront last week, and 300-units of affordable housing and several acres of open space went down the toilet with it, local watchdogs say. Comment.