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Friday, June 25, 2010

It’s Oedipal! Restler runs against Warren, but campaigns against Steve!

Committeman Confrontation: A war of words is breaking out between two young challengers for North Brooklyn’s next Democratic District Leader — and Brooklyn’s judges are in the middle of it. Comments (3)

Thursday, June 24, 2010

‘Ultimate’ fighter! Lawmaker’s bill to legalize blood sports moves ahead in Albany!

Greenpoint: Getting a bill passed through Albany these days may be tougher than beating Chuck Liddell in a mixed martial arts match — but not if the bill could bring Ultimate Fighting Championship events to Brooklyn! Comment

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Foes: New loft law will speed gentrification in Williamsburg

Williamsburg: Gov. Paterson signed legislation on Monday to require illegally converted loft buildings to get up to code — a move that could make such residences safer, but at the same time could result in higher rents that will push out Williamsburg’s artists and the industries they live near. Comments (12)

Gang bangers take his phone

Williamsburg: Latin Kings steal a kid’s cell. Plus all the other crime news from Williamsburg’s 90th Precinct. Comments (3)

Early AM shooting in McCarren Park!

Greenpoint: A guy on a bike starts shooting randomly. Plus all the other illegal stuff from Greenpoint and Williamsburg’s 94th Precinct. Comment

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Williamsburg Walks returns this weekend

Shopping: Reclaim the streets! Comment

Levin leads anti-Domino charge

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: A Williamsburg lawmaker slammed the Domino Sugar redevelopment plan as too big and too expensive for a neighborhood already burdened by packed subways and gentification. Comments (19)

Kickball shocker! Sadewitz is injured!

Greenpoint: It was a kickball weekend filled with the thrill of victory and the agony of victory. Comment

Walk the line! Take Philippe Petit’s high-wire class

Williamsburg: The man who captured the world’s attention when he walked between the Twin Towers on nothing but an inch-thick steel cable is about to give a master class so you can do the same someday. Comments (2)

Monday, June 21, 2010

How to make the most of the Northside Festival

Music: Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines. Comment

‘Fiery’ talk from Furnaces co-founder

Music: Ten years ago, Eleanor Friedberger didn’t have too many places to play in Greenpoint. Comments (1)

How to make the most of the Northside Festival

Music: Here’s how Greg Sullo of the band Dinosaur Feathers will take advantage of the Northside Festival. Comment

Friday, June 18, 2010

The New Domino: A benefit to Williamsburg

Perspective: We are particularly pleased that the City Planning Commission has unanimously approved our “New Domino” plans, which will now advance for final consideration by the New York City Council. Comments (11)

New Domino is just too big

Perspective: Last week, the City Planning Commission approved the redevelopment of the historic Domino Sugar factory by CPC Resources, the for-profit subsidiary of the Community Preservation Corporation, and the Katan Group, a luxury housing developer. Comments (12)