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Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009

Builder: This ‘Domino’ won’t fall

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: The developer behind Brooklyn’s second biggest construction project says that he’s doing fine — even though his foes are hoping that the softening economy will do to his oversized project what it did to Atlantic Yards. Comments (3)

Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009

Big time bank rob

Greenpoint: He had a note. She had the cash. The transaction was completed promptly. Plus all the police news from Greenpoint and Williamsburg’s 94th Precinct. Comment

Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009

Run down! CB1 Committee Chair booted over bikes?

Mean Streets: Fasten your seatbelts, Williamsburg — next week’s community board meeting is going to be a “showdown” over the stunning Christmas Eve dismissal of the chairwoman of the transportation committee, who was deposed because of her vocal support for a pair of controversial Kent Avenue bike lanes. Comments (2)

Monday, Jan. 5, 2009

Bike opponents seek ‘Detour’ on Kent Ave

Mean Streets: Opponents of a pair of controversial bike lanes on Kent Avenue have been using school buses to block the street in an act of automotive disobedience — and now they’re publicizing their plans with a billboard blaming the resulting traffic jams on cyclists. Comments (11)

Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008

Saved! Austin Nichols Warehouse will be preserved

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: A historic, Cass Gilbert-designed building on the Williamsburg waterfront will be preserved in perpetuity — no thanks to the city. Comments (1)

Vicious mugging

Williamsburg: A box cutter is the tool of choice for this thief. Plus all the crime news from Williamsburg’s 90th Precinct. Comment

Who were those hooded men?

Greenpoint: Two hoodie-wearing punks brutalize a man. Plus all the police news from Greenpoint and Williamsburg’s 94th Precinct. Comments (1)

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