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Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010

Vans plans jams — but what about the fans?

Greenpoint: A multibillion-dollar skateboarding company is building an indoor skate park in Greenpoint — but it won’t be for the public or for fans of the fastest growing wheel-based board sport in the world. Comments (4)

Laughter followed shooting of Hasidic man

Williamsburg: First the bullets, then the smiles after two men shot a Satmar man on Driggs Avenue on Tuesday morning, witnesses said. Comments (7)

A real glass act

Williamsburg: A man steals 50 pairs of glasses from a Graham Avenue optical shop. Plus all the other crime news from Williamsburg’s 90th Precinct. Comment

Five-way crime

Greenpoint: Five businesses in one Wythe Avenue building are burglarized. Plus all the other illegal stuff from Greenpoint and Williamsburg’s 94th Precinct. Comment

Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010

Sticky situation! Anti-bike vigilante is gluing locks in Williamsburg

Williamsburg: And this is his chilling statement: “No bike is safe.” Comments (285)

Landmarked bank building is up for sale in Williamsburg

Williamsburg: You won’t be able to cash a check at the Williamsburgh Savings Bank anymore, but maybe you can live there. Comments (1)

Brooklyn United bunts and dashes to victory!

Greenpoint: Top-ranked kickball team Brooklyn United steamrolled another rival Sunday with its 16th straight win, as it has cleared the way to a likely top seed in next month’s playoffs. Comment

Injury update: Sadewitz is back!

Greenpoint: Seven weeks after New Frontiersmen outfielder Matt “Marquis de” Sadewitz separated his shoulder in a diving catch, the all-star was back on the field this week kicking, running and fielding. Comment

No joke here as Polish vet group sells Greenpoint HQ for big bucks

Greenpoint: Condos are planned. Comments (5)

Monday, Aug. 9, 2010

Williamsburg Bridge roadwork will be hellish this weekend

Mean Streets: It is life imitating art — as the Williamsburg Bridge will be partially closed this month. Comment

Half-baked! A new generation of pros are actually amateurs

Dining: In Brooklyn, D.I.Y. is increasingly becoming L.L.C. Comments (1)

Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010

Kickball scandal! Teams can buy runs in season’s final game!

Greenpoint: So much for the sport’s integrity. It’s the Civil War draft riots all over again. Comments (4)

Friday, Aug. 6, 2010

They’re parking mad in Greenpoint as city fails to move ahead on two new greenspaces

Greenpoint: The only thing standing between two new city parks in Greenpoint is the city itself. Comment

Cutting the mustard! Greenpoint woman makes the good stuff

Shopping: Anna Wolf makes mustard, but relish is really what she’s doing right now. With video … Comments (1)

Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010

Vito power! Lopez got big campaign cash from winning G’point Hospital bidder

Greenpoint: The Queens-based developer and Bronx financial partner who won a bid from the city to redevelop the defunct Greenpoint Hospital into affordable housing, contributed thousands of dollars to the neighborhood’s powerful assemblyman and his political allies in what opponents say was a naked ploy to win the bid. Comments (14)

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