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Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009

Re-cyclers! Activists repaint Bedford Avenue bike lane

Mean Streets: Call it a bikelash! Comments (11)

Broadway Triangle plan moves forward

Bushwick: The City Council’s Land Use Committee passed the controversial Broadway Triangle plan this week, all but clearing the way for approval from the full body — despite continuing outrage from a Bushwick councilwoman who opposes it. Comments (9)

Another year on tap for ‘pool’ parties in East River State Park

Music: At ease, hipsters, it now looks like the “pool parties” will be back this summer. Comment

Student mugged

Williamsburg: A student is robbed after getting out of the Morgan Street L-train station. Plus all the other crime news from Williamsburg’s 90th Precinct. Comment

Mugged at an ATM

Greenpoint: She’s attacked just a few steps from her cash machine. Plus the other police news from Greenpoint and Williamsburg’s 94th Precinct. Comment

Sing us a song, you’re the weird guitar man

Williamsburg: It looks like an instrument out of the Mos Eisley cantina in “Star Wars,” and appropriately enough, its eccentric inventor has dubbed it “Guitar2-D2.” Comments (2)

Exclusive: See and hear the the weird guitar man

Williamsburg: Senior Reporter Stephen Brown takes you inside the mind, workshop and machinery of Ben Simon’s “Guitar2-D2” in this exclusive video (his first!). Comments (1)

Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009

Bloomy shovels dirt at McCarren Park Pool

Bloomy in the ’Hood: This pool project is really happening. Get your swim trunks ready — for 2012. Comments (4)

Monday, Dec. 7, 2009

‘Rose’ developer has own thorn — he’s bankrupt!

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: Here’s another reason why the would-be developer of an 800-unit apartment complex on the South Williamsburg waterfront is so desperate to get his site’s zoning changed from manufacturing to residential: He’s belly up. Comments (8)

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You’re no tourist at this Bar Celona

Dining: Take a fashion guru’s interior design skills and mix it with the small plates of Spain and the cocktails of a hipster lounge and you have Bar Celona, the hot new tapas bar in Williamsburg. Comment