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Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009

Whine merchants! CB1 approves oddly controversial tapas bar

Williamsburg: A Williamsburg community board approved a liquor license for a surprisingly controversial upscale wine bar that an angry group of residents has bitterly fought on the grounds that the party neighborhood is oversaturated with watering holes — even though the opponents were silent when 19 other bars were rubber-stamped for the same licenses. Comments (9)

Editorial: Yes to wine, no to whine

Editorial: Our editorial board offers its take about why Wednesday night’s vote in favor of a new bar in Williamsburg is a good thing for the neighborhood. Comments (1)

Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009

Ich bin ein crime victim

Williamsburg: A German journalist is mugged during a fact-finding tour in Bushwick. Plus all the other crime news from Williamsburg’s 90th Precinct. Comments (1)

Chivalry is dead

Greenpoint: A man offers to walk a woman to a bar — then robs her! Plus the other police news from Greenpoint and Williamsburg’s 94th Precinct. Comment

Monday, Oct. 12, 2009

Whine merchants! ‘Overwhelmed’ W’burgers oppose $11 Cabernet bar

Williamsburg: A small, but angry, group of Williamsburg residents, claiming that the neighborhood is oversaturated with watering holes, picked an odd way of making its case on Thursday night by vehemently protesting a liquor license for an upscale wine bar while not making a peep as 19 other bars in the same neighborhood were approved for the same licenses by a Community Board 1 panel. Comments (6)

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