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Thursday, April 22, 2010

March madness! Cops say Memorial Day parade is one-half block too long!

Greenpoint: It’s all part of cutting the police overtime budget, apparently! Comments (1).

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Legalize poker? Fine, but no one wants to play Bushwick Hold ‘Em with Lentol

Greenpoint: Hours after Assemblyman Joe Lentol announced a bill to legalize poker, all his would-be marks folded. Comments (2).

The Rookie! Levin, fresh off big win, now fights Bloomy on Domino

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: Less than two weeks after winning a big political and policy victory on the Williamsburg waterfront, rookie Councilman Steve Levin is now after a bigger fight against a stronger opponent — he wants changes in a $1.2-billion Domino Sugar redevelopment that is backed by a wily veteran named Mike Bloomberg. Comments (17).

Beating with a Latin flavor

Williamsburg: These gang members texted their victim to his own beating. Plus all the other crime news from Williamsburg’s 90th Precinct. Comment.

Phoned it in

Greenpoint: A vicious beating over a phone. Plus all the other crime news from Greenpoint and Williamsburg’s 94th Precinct. Comment.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Now Lentol wants to legalize poker!

Greenpoint: What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas — except for legal poker, one Williamsburg lawmaker is hoping. Comments (3).

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Indie rockers La Strada come ‘Home’ to celebrate at the Knitting Factory

Music: It started with an accordion — and now La Strada has a full LP. Comment.

It’s a jazz double-header for returning Fishman

Music: Howard Fishman has been in the studio so long, his fans may have feared he put down the guitar for good — but he’s back this month with two shows! Comments (1).

Monday, April 19, 2010

Anarchists see more in cop raid than meets the eye

Bushwick: A police raid of an anarchist collective in Bushwick last Tuesday — which cops claim was a mission simply to arrest two members of the commune who skipped court appearances on minor offenses — may actually have been a intelligence mission at the Thames Street compound. Comments (1).

Holy cow! Man opens shrine to pork in Hasidic Williamsburg

Dining: And this man’s Traif is delicious. Comments (6).

Friday, April 16, 2010

UPDATE: Jew gotta be kidding! Niederman ‘e-mail’ may have been faked!

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: A controversial e-mail from a Satmar Hasidic rabbi that urged opponents to vote down a divisive Williamsburg development project may have been fabricated! Comments (15).

Jew got mail! Prominent rabbi sent slimy e-mail to undermine rival

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: All’s fair in hate and war between two rival Hasidic factions. Supporters of a controversial waterfront development found that out when a rabbi slimed his foe. Comments (41).