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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Now THAT’S sun thing else!

Williamsburg: Jews across Brooklyn celebrated the beginning of Passover on Wednesday night, but earlier in the morning, thousands of Hasidic Jews gathered at Kent Avenue and Hooper Street in Williamsburg to mark what they believe to be an historic occasion: the third time in history that the Passover holiday began at the same moment in a 28-year cycle that the sun was in the exact celestial position it occupied at the moment of Creation. Comments (3)

A walk on the mild side this summer in Williamsburg

Williamsburg: Williamsburg might be short on parkland, but on summer Saturdays, the neighborhood is poised to again boast seven additional blocks of open space. Comments (2)

An L of a knifing

Williamsburg: A man is sliced on his way to the L train. Plus all the crime news from Williamsburg’s 90th Precinct. Comments (1)

Drunk driving — to crime!

Greenpoint: This is a wild story about drinking and driving (though not, fortunately, by the same person!). Plus all the police news from Greenpoint and Williamsburg’s 94th Precinct. Comment

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

This gallery show is truly celling sex

Art: Your racy cellphone photos, sultry mobile videos, and salacious text messages aren’t just 21st-century smut — they’re also high art. Comment

Friday, April 3, 2009

Smash! Trash! Inevitable Backlash!

Smash or Trash: The heavy metal band, The Inevitable Backlash, asked The Brooklyn Paper’s “Smash or Trash” team to review its song “My Two Brookes” in advance of the band’s April 26 show at Cameo in Williamsburg. Sorry, but when your name is The Inevitable Backlash, our Smash or Trash team had a pretty easy time helping you live up to it. With video … Comment

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