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Williamsburg–Greenpoint–Bushwick

Friday, Sept. 24, 2010

Catch the big one at this year’s fishing derby

Event: It’s has been widely said that if you give a man a fish, he eats for a day. But if you teach a man to fish in the East River, he could win the Brooklyn Fishing Derby. Comment

Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010

Vito’s power plays cross the line

Editorial: The Brooklyn Paper editorial board takes on Assemblyman Vito Lopez’s power base. Comments (2)

‘Animal Farm’ reimagined as an Orwellian circus

Theater: The circus and communist Russia never had much in common, but House of Yes is looking to change all that. Comment

You’ll crow for this ‘Rooster’

Nightlife: On the farm, cocks need room to roam. In Williamsburg, hipsters need room to drink — and now they have a whole lot more, in the form of the Old Rooster. Comment

Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010

Oh no, Cono’s! Even Vito’s restaurant has closed!

Dining: As if things couldn’t get any worse for embattled Assemblyman Vito Lopez (D–Williamsburg), now his favorite restaurant has closed. Comments (6)

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Final result is in — Restler beats Cohn

Williamsburg: But the real loser is Party boss Vito Lopez — but you knew that. Comments (11)

Janitor says Vito Lopez’s charity fired him for backing his rival

Williamsburg: A former employee at a nonprofit agency backed by Assemblyman Vito Lopez claims the Bushwick group fired him for backing one of Lopez’s rivals in last year’s election. Comments (2)

Rowback! City has not bailed on out-of-borough developer for G’point Hosp

Greenpoint: Apparently, hopeful local groups heard what they wanted to hear. This time, the city speaks more clearly. Comment

Talk about a ‘Mama Grizzly’!

Williamsburg: This new mom opens a can of whoop ass on an errant driver. Plus all the other crime news from Williamsburg’s 90th Precinct. Comments (2)

Violent jerk on Bedford

Greenpoint: A thug swipes her gold necklace. Plus all the other illegal stuff from Greenpoint and Williamsburg’s 94th Precinct. Comments (1)

Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010

Mellencamps are surging! Former champs poised for kickball greatness

Greenpoint: All the action from Brooklyn Kickball from the dean of the Kickball press corps, Aaron Short. Comments (6)

Monday, Sept. 20, 2010

Boss Vito: I have cancer — Party leader reveals health scare to insiders

Williamsburg: Assemblyman Vito Lopez, the most powerful politician in Brooklyn, has had his share of battles with political opponents throughout his career, but he is facing an even more formidable foe — cancer. Comments (13)

Another flip-flop in Williamsburg district leader race

Williamsburg: Now Restler appears to lead! Comments (15)

Friday, Sept. 17, 2010

Bump in the trunk! Jews rushing to get caffeine suppositories

Williamsburg: Talk about a bum’s rush! Comments (42)

Flip flop! Now Restler is losing to Cohn

Williamsburg: The closest election of this year’s primary season is going to paper ballots and machine recounts. Oy vey. Comments (3)

Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010

Another high-rise to go up on the Southside of Williamsburg

Williamsburg: A 15-story building will rise on a vacant waterfront lot on the edge of Broadway and Kent Avenue, adding another residential tower to Williamsburg’s fast-developing south side — though this one is mostly comprised of affordable units. Comments (2)