Saturday, Oct. 13, 2007

Apple to Billyburg?

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: The Apple Store and a Barneys Co-op are reportedly in talks to lease retail space in the ground floor of the Williamsburg Edge, the mammoth, 1,350-unit development rising on the Kent Avenue waterfront. Comments (1)

Bloomy in the ’hood!

Bloomy in the ’Hood: Mayor Bloomberg waltzed into the Polonaise Terrace ballroom last Thursday night for a bureaucrat’s version of a polish wedding: Hizzoner’s first town hall meeting in Greenpoint. And he heard an earful from locals. A “Stoop” special edition! Comment

Bloomy: Find our G spot

Bloomy in the ’Hood: At least one resident attended the town hall meeting to complain about something that the mayor can’t directly fix: the G train. Comment

Build, but listen to us before you do

Bloomy in the ’Hood: Bloomberg leapt at a chance to discuss housing when Community Board 1 Land-Use Committee Chairman Ward Dennis complained about a lack of communication between city agencies and the community. Comment

Close zoning loopholes!

Close zoning loopholes!

Bloomy in the ’Hood: Bloomberg certainly heard plenty of complaints about the 2005 rezoning that unleashed the wave of high-rise development on the neighborhood. Comment

Hero bruised in botched robbery

Williamsburg: A woman and her boyfriend were beaten and robbed by three men while walking home on Oct. 6 — but the robbery was foiled when the boyfriend chased down one of the thugs, who was later arrested. Plus all the other crime news from Williamsburg and Bushwick’s 90th Precinct. Comment

Baseball was made in Brooklyn

Beside the Point: Our columnist reminds us all that Brooklyn was once the center of the baseball universe. Comments (2)

‘Finger’ may get amputated

Williamsburg: A notorious, half-built tower on North Eighth Street — which locals call “the Finger Building” because of how it resembles a middle digit flipping the bird — should get cut off at the middle knuckle at a public hearing next week, members of Community Board 1 say. Comment

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