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Williamsburg–Greenpoint–Bushwick

Friday, May 11, 2012

This guy has a pencil to sell you

Books: Do what you love — even if its just sharpening pencils. Comments (3).

Sad clowns, mad scientists

Theater: There are scientists, there are mad scientists, and then there are mad-clown scientists. Comment.

Williamsburg dive bar is a little naughty

Bar Scrawl: Our bartoonist visits a pub that keeps condoms, lubricants, and adult diapers behind the bar. Comments (1).

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Greenpoint’s Automotive High to teach bike repair to better reflect community

Greenpoint: It’s slightly slower times at Automotive High. Comments (6).

Women at play: Troupe performs classic Greek theater without men

Williamsburg: An all-female acting troupe is challenging theatrical norms with its rendition of the classic Greek “Antigone.” Comment.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Peace meal? Councilman’s proposed law could end War On Brunch

Greenpoint: A North Brooklyn legislator’s new brunch bill would make it legal for restaurants to serve food outdoors on Sundays before noon. Comments (16).

W’burgers battle burgers: Neighborhood embroiled in Cooper Park grill fight

Williamsburg: A group of Williamsburg park-goers are searing mad about controversial grills installed in Cooper Park on Sunday — and they’re burning up over the fact the city may put nine more cooking stations in the green space. Comments (42).

Cops investigate rape on Green Street

Greenpoint: Plus all the other crime from Greenpoint’s 94th Precinct. Comment.

Botched bank robbery on Havemeyer Street

Williamsburg: Plus all the other dastardly news from Williamsburg’s 90th Precinct. Comment.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Kickball shocker: Rookie team Milk Believe upsets former champs on opening day

Greenpoint: Got milk? The answer is a resounding ‘yes’ for North Brooklyn kickballers after rookie phenoms Milk Believe stunned perennial titans the John Cougar Mellencamps in a 6–5 opening day victory. Comment.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Cut to Commercial! G’point park stalls as city’s deal with MTA unravels

Meadows of Shame: A plan to build a park on Commercial Street has derailed thanks to a city agency’s bickering with the MTA over its turf. Comments (1).

Molecular menu at Williamsburg restaurant

Foodie-in-Chief: An el Bulli-schooled chef is bringing bite-sized concotions to the spacious My Moon. Comments (4).

Sweet justice! Court rejects suit over Domino mortgage deal

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: A court ruling will allow the cash-strapped developers behind the ailing Domino Sugar project to renegotiate with a lender — quashing a lawsuit by project co-owner Isaac Katan. Comments (2).

‘Bedford Ranter’ threatened to rape middle schoolers, cops say

Williamsburg: Police arrested a man known as the “Bedford Ranter” and accused the Williamsburg fixture of threatening to rape fifth and sixth graders outside a middle school. Comments (11).

Thursday, May 3, 2012

If you see brunching, say something — Civic leader recruits neighbors in War on Brunch

Greenpoint: The man leading the charge against Greenpoint and Williamsburg brunch joints is trying to bolster his ranks by convincing North Brooklyn residents to enlist in the fight. Comments (74).

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