Thursday, April 29, 2010

Meadows of Shame: A handful of gardeners in McCarren Park are stumped by the apparent efforts of the city to intimidate them. Comments (3)

Movable feast

Event: When Ian Cheney takes his truck for a spin, he keeps more than spades and fertilizer in the back — he brings his whole garden with him. Comment

Lookout at this Williamsburg intersection!

Lookout at this Williamsburg intersection!

Mean Streets: The building boom in Williamsburg has gotten so crazy that a once-quiet intersection has become veritable deathtrap for pedestrians — a crisis so serious that workers nearby dispatch their own flagmen to avoid the inevitable disaster. Comments (6)

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

¡Ay, papi! Here’s our guide to the best tacos in Williamsburg

Dining: Few people know that Cinco de Mayo celebrates the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over the French in 1862 — but that doesn’t mean you can’t at least be educated about Mexican food. Comments (7)

Stray bullet!

Williamsburg: You gotta watch out for stray bullets sometimes. Plus all the other crime news from Williamsburg’s 90th Precinct. Comment

Truck drivin’ bastard

Greenpoint: Chivalry is obviously dead. Plus all the other crime news from Greenpoint and Williamsburg’s 94th Precinct. Comment

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Mean Streets: North Brooklyn’s deadliest road struck again last week, when a man was struck and killed as he tried to cross McGuinness Boulevard — an accident that has left residents outraged that the city has not done more to protect pedstrians. Comments (6)
The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: In the last decade, a new sub-genre of horror flicks has developed called “torture porn,” which seeks to communicate in an extremely over-the-top manner the dangers of vengeance at any cost. Movies like “The Devil’s Rejects” and “Hostel” show how torture ends up turning the good guys bad, leaving the protagonists — and the audience — adrift in a post 9-11 world in which the moral high ground has been abandoned. Comment

Friday, April 23, 2010

City awards Greenpoint housing contract to non-Brooklyn company

Greenpoint: Locals get snubbed — though in the end, the neighborhood gets 240 units of housing. Comments (6)

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