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Williamsburg–Greenpoint–Bushwick

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Pedal pushers

Williamsburg: Cops arrested four thugs suspected of shoving a cyclist to the ground and stealing his bike as he crossed the Williamsburg Bridge on June 27. Plus all the crime news from Williamsburg and Bushwick’s 90th Precinct. Comment.

Vulgar villains

Williamsburg: A group of foul-mouthed thugs mugged two teens on June 23, but cops nabbed some of the suspected offenders. Plus all the other crime news from Greenpoint and Williamsburg’s 94th Precinct. Comment.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Bedford cuts automobiles

Williamsburg: Bedford Avenue will become a pedestrian mall this summer. No, really. Comment.

‘Girls’ wanna rock

Music: Of all the noises made by patrons after a trip to Acapulco Deli & Restaurant — a bare bones Mexican restaurant in Greenpoint — those of the Vivian Girls were surely the least expected. Comment.

CANNED! A Port-A-Potty posse beats up a security guard

Williamsburg: Here’s a dirty crime: Thugs broke into a Lombardy Street parking lot and locked the security guards in a portable toilet. Comments (1).

Bedford brawl

Williamsburg: Two pugilists hospitalized a 21-year-old man after he left a Bedford Avenue bar early on June 16. Comment.

After critical change, city is sweet on Domino

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: The city signed off on a new plan that would save the iconic Domino Sugar sign on the Williamsburg waterfront — and also pave the way for a glassy luxury addition atop the century-old sugar refinery building. Comments (2).

Summer delight

Nightlife: Master mixologist Toby Maloney, a Williamsburg resident, shares his recipe for the perfect summer cocktail. Comment.

‘Monkey’ biz

Nightlife: Monkey Town, the Williamsburg restaurant and performing arts space, closed on June 23 for six weeks of renovations. Although it often seems that when a “closed for renovations” sign is posted on a window in Brooklyn, it’s code for “we’re out of business,” Monkey Town’s owner assures us they’ll be swinging from the branches again come Aug. 2. Comments (2).