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Williamsburg–Greenpoint–Bushwick

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Park without plants

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: State officials have turned off the lights on a plan to construct a power plant on the Williamsburg and Greenpoint waterfront — clearing the way for the creation of a long-sought new park. Comment

Downzone not so ‘Grand’ to some

Williamsburg: A wide swath of Williamsburg will be off-limits to high-rise developers thanks to a City Council vote last week that halted 14 projects, some already under construction. Comments (1)

Big haul

Williamsburg: An enterprising perp made off with $35,000 from a home office on Hewes Street on March 30. Plus all the crime news from Williamsburg and Bushwick’s 90th Precinct. Comment

Gymtrification

Williamsburg: First comes the condos, then comes the cardio. Williamsburg’s first 24-hour fitness club will open in the coming months, marking a watershed (or is that a sweat-shed?) moment in the neighborhood’s high-speed transformation from bohemian to bourgeois. Comments (4)

Truck off! Rigs gone wild

Williamsburg: Kingsland Avenue has become a highway to hell — thanks to hundreds of big rigs that illegally use it as a shortcut through the residential neighborhood. Comments (1)

Bananas? In Brooklyn?

Williamsburg: Ricci Albenda tried to grow bananas in his backyard — and even though the crop failed (hey, this is Brooklyn!), something else took root for the Williamsburg artist. Comment