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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Musician’s trek from Sierra Leone to Williamsburg

Music: A ground-breaking musician who turned the traditional tunes of Sierra Leone into the soundtrack of a conflict has reemerged as a star in Brooklyn — even after an eight-year stint as a fast food employee. Comments (3)

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Sci-fi spoof shows robots enslaving humanity using Facebook

Theater: The evil robots are taking over — one Facebook update at a time. Comments (1)

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Boathouse adrift: G’point’s nautical plan hasn’t set sail yet

Greenpoint: A plan to build a North Brooklyn public boathouse has been floating up Newtown Creek without a paddle for nearly a year and a half — and if it doesn’t reach shore by 2015 it might be sunk entirely, water lovers fear. Comments (2)

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Brutal bandits beat employee, rob store

Williamsburg: Plus all the other dastardly news from Williamsburg’s 90th Precinct. Comments (1)

Loud-mouthed thug steals cellphone

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

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Pour one out: Brooklyn Brewery cat Monster dead at 13

Fuzzy Brooklyn: Monster, a Brooklyn Brewery mouser whose carefree charm helped him become the beer-maker’s Williamsburg mascot, passed away on Monday morning from liver failure. He was 13. Comments (5)

Friday, July 20, 2012

Buses galore in Williamsburg

Williamsburg: Two new bus routes will ferry commuters around the bustling but transit-starved neighborhood of Williamsburg under a new Metropolitan Transportation Authority plan. Comment