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Williamsburg–Greenpoint–Bushwick

Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012

Choco-holic! This moonshine’s chock full of cocoa

Dining: When life gives you leftover cocoa husks, make chocolate moonshine! Comments (1)

Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012

Comedian tells Brooklyn what it’s like having agoraphobia

Books: Not only did Sara Benincasa conquer her agoraphobic fear of leaving her apartment — she became a standup comedian, and wrote a whole book about it. Comments (2)

Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012

NYPD grilled for Lefevre investigation

Williamsburg: The mother of a deceased Bushwick cyclist blasted police at a tense City Council hearing on Wednesday for failing to thoroughly investigate the hit-and-run accident that took her son’s life four months ago. Comments (7)

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Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012

Teen killed in grocery store parking lot

Williamsburg: Plus all the other dastardly news from Williamsburg’s 90th Precinct. Comments (3)

Ruffians attack man on Bedford Avenue L train platform

Greenpoint: Plus all the other crime from Greenpoint’s 94th Precinct. Comments (2)

Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012

Greenpoint’s fart factory could be built with nabe’s cleanup cash

Greenpoint: A power company might turn Brooklyn’s farts into fuel by using money the state promised to spend cleaning up Greenpoint, a city environmental insider revealed. Comments (4)

Bushwick hospital bails from $450-million merger plan

Bushwick: A $450-million state plan to merge three ailing Brooklyn hospitals could be in jeopardy because a financially troubled Bushwick health center refuses to sign off on the proposal and lose its independence. Comments (2)

In a neighborhood of condos, condoms

Williamsburg: Williamsburg’s hot dog king is doling out a different kind of sausage casing for Valentine’s Day. Comments (1)

Friday, Feb. 10, 2012

Booze at Smorgasburg? Not yet, says W’burg civic group

Dining: The Williamsburg food festival Smorgasburg wants to add alcohol to the menu — but neighborhood leaders put that plan on ice. Comments (14)

City closes W’burg’s PS 19; Community calls it a ‘travesty’

Williamsburg: A Department of Education panel voted 9–4 to close the Roberto Clemente School during a highly charged five-hour meeting at Brooklyn Technical High School on Thursday night, ending the run of a primary school that served Williamsburg’s Latino population for generations. Comments (6)