Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007

He threw out the umbrella so they chose to stab him

Williamsburg: Two thugs stabbed a guy with his own umbrella on Oct. 27 after he discarded it near the car in which the men had been sitting, said police. Plus all the other crime news from Williamsburg and Bushwick’s 90th Precinct. Comment

Capt. Vorbeck gives us the 411 on 911

Williamsburg: Greenpoint continues to be the Mayberry of Brooklyn, with crime rates remaining low, at least according to Paul Vorbeck, the commanding officer of the 94th Precinct, which encompasses the neighborhood. Comments (1)

Greenpoint factory ‘penciled’ in as city landmark

Williamsburg: A city panel has landmarked Greenpoint’s Eberhard Faber pencil factory and several surrounding buildings — just in time, one commissioner remarked, to protect the building from “development fever [and] fires.” Comment

Power plant’s gas pains

Power plant’s gas pains

Williamsburg: The Bloomberg administration wants to pull the plug on plans for a massive power plant on Brooklyn’s northern waterfront and is pushing ahead with its own plans for a 28-acre park surrounding the Bushwick Inlet by condemning the property parcel by parcel. Comments (1)

Will Greenpoint museum be next victim of city land grab?

Williamsburg: While the city turns up the heat on TransGas, a smaller landowner is feeling the pressure from a city plan to condemn property to create Bushwick Inlet Park. Comments (3)

Riders don’t see L of a difference

Williamsburg: L train commuters certainly didn’t notice much of an improvement on their crowded line on Monday, the first day of newly expanded service. Comment

Reader mail — a tradition

Beside the Point: Our columnist opens the mailbag. Comments (2)

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