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Williamsburg–Greenpoint–Bushwick

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Burgers: City ‘Kent’ get it right

Mean Streets: The city unveiled its latest Kent Avenue bike lane plan — this time seeking to bring peace to warring bicyclists, motorists and business owners — but Williamsburg’s inland residents claim the new proposal only makes matters worse. Comments (33).

Bloomy slashes North Brooklyn park budget

Williamsburg: The grass in McCarren Park isn’t the only green the city is going to cut in North Brooklyn this summer. Comments (3).

The day the music died: Williamsburg’s Black Betty to close

Nightlife: The influential Williamsburg music venue Black Betty is closing on a blue note. Comment.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Going up! ‘Finger’ building will keep rising

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: The new owners of Williamsburg’s so-called “Finger Building” have agreed to amputate the controversial North Eighth Street tower, but the size of the cut remains in question. Comments (2).

The McKibbin Dorm attack!

Williamsburg: Two laptops are stolen from the “McKibbin Dorm.” Plus all the crime news from Williamsburg’s 90th Precinct. Comment.

He used a butter knife

Greenpoint: A thief certainly buttered up his victim, using a butter knife to slash him bad. Plus the other police news from Greenpoint and Williamsburg’s 94th Precinct. Comment.