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Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010

Housing project residents to city: Fix this mess!

Williamsburg: Tenants in one Williamsburg public housing tower are livid because the city refuses to fix leaky roofs and cracks that are causing sickening black mold to grow inside the residents’ otherwise immaculate apartments. Comments (9)

Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010

On the road again! Automotive HS’s team has no home field

Williamsburg: One of Brooklyn’s best high school football teams is forced to play its home games at a rival high school’s field because the city and the school’s league won’t let the team play in McCarren Park across the street. Comments (11)

Hotel Toshi is burglarized!

Williamsburg: Plus all the other crime news from Williamsburg’s 90th Precinct. Comment

Time to rob the bagel store

Greenpoint: Someone broke into The Bagel Store. Plus all the other illegal stuff from Greenpoint and Williamsburg’s 94th Precinct. Comment

City begins work on ‘Transmitter Park’

Greenpoint: Greenpoint residents celebrated the neighborhood’s newest park — though it won’t be open officially until 2012. Comment

Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2010

A chess match, but with much bigger pieces

Greenpoint: It’s the immortal game — with humans playing the pawns, knights, bishops and queens. Comments (1)

Good jeans! Loren Cronk opens his denim den in Greenpoint

Fashion: Sure, your $300 pair of Ed Hardy jeans are cool, but it’s time to grow up and meet the denim fanatic who offers style and value to the celebrities — designer Loren Cronk just opened his own retail shop in Greenpoint. Comments (2)

Firehouse becomes art gallery for a night

Art: The former home of Williamsburg Engine 212 will become the future home of a neighborhood community center — but for one day next week it will be an art gallery. Comments (2)

Cheap shot? John Cougar Mellencamps roll all over the competition (literally)

Greenpoint: Fresh off a month-long furlough, the defending champion John Cougar Mellencamps returned with an impressive upset over the scrappy Lobos in a game that featured one of the most-debated plays in weeks. Comment

Monday, Aug. 2, 2010

‘Devils’ and ‘Spacemen’ fill the Brick Theater this month

Theater: At the Brick Theater this month, you’ll be sure to laugh and cry, just like the Greeks intended. Comment

‘Watts’ up at the Bushwick Starr? Innovative comic Reggie Watts

Music: It’s difficult to take your eyes off of Reggie Watts. Comment

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