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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Crossed out; Separation of church and estate

Greenpoint: A plan to convert a vacant Greenpoint church into condos is meeting with widespread approval, but neighbors are cursing a decision to remove religious icons from the landmarked house of worship — an alteration that the project’s architect said he made in hopes of not scaring away potential tenants. Comment

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Fancy schmancy

Dining: Sweat dripped from customers’ chins into their mugs of Sixpoint beer. The fumes of grilling pork rose to meet the smell of close, hot bodies. And then it began to pour. This was the second annual UnFancy Food Show, a celebration of Brooklyn food artisans and small producers in a defiantly un-fancy setting in Williamsburg. With video … Comment

Denmark’s dozen

Theater: Each year, there are more Shakespearean productions in the borough than we can count, but on Friday night at the McCarren Park Pool in Greenpoint, fans of the Bard got more for their money with the Woodshed Collective theater company’s “Twelve Ophelias.” Comment

Man with knife terrorizes M-train gal

Williamsburg: A blade-wielding villain mugged a 21-year-old woman as she waited for an M train at the Hewes Street station on July 6. Comment

Watch out for the thug on the bike!

Greenpoint: A bike-riding thug shoved a 55-year-old man to the ground and stole his wallet on June 30. Comment

Ferry much in need — of city money

Williamsburg: Ferry service returned this week to Williamsburg and DUMBO after seven months out of water, but operators say the service will run aground again this winter if the city doesn’t provide funding. Comment

Bike town, BK! North Brooklyn rolls ahead in bicycle bragging rights battle

Williamsburg: Bicycle traffic across the Williamsburg Bridge is soaring, just-released statistics show — and neighborhood bike advocates are claiming victory in their bloodless battle for bike bragging rights over Brownstone Brooklyn. Comments (2)

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