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Williamsburg–Greenpoint–Bushwick

Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007

Race, me and Mel Gibson

Beside the Point: Our columnist wants to know why he and his black friends are always being mistaken for cops. Comments (1)

Thug mugs old lady

Williamsburg: A courteous man escorted an 81-year-old lady to her Boerum Street home early Saturday evening, then grabbed her by the neck, snatched cash from her front left pocket, and ran away. Plus all the other crime news from Williamsburg and Bushwick’s 90th Precinct. Comment

$weetest deal for Domino lobbyists

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: Developers who want to line Williamsburg’s shore with nine luxury condo towers lined the pockets of influence peddlers with more than half-million dollars over the past two years to lobby for a city rezoning that will make it possible for them to convert the 11-acre waterfront site into a residential complex. Comments (1)

Power plant off the grid

Williamsburg: Bad news for all you gadget-addicted Brooklynites out there: artist Mouna Andraos’s solar- and arm-powered recharger contraption is heading to — say it ain’t so! — Manhattan. Comment

Nothing stinks about this nature walk

Williamsburg: Turns out, that new “nature walk” along side the Newtown Creek sewage treatment plant on Provost Street doesn’t smell like the Port Authority men’s room. Comments (2)

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