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Friday, Nov. 5, 2010

Believe it! God loves gays, Pastor Ann says

Checkin’ in with: A very special interview with Ann Kansfield, leader of the Greenpoint Reformed Church, as she launches a new group to help gay teens. Comments (2)

Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010

Inside the city’s McCarren Park Pool project

Greenpoint: That pile of dirt and concrete slabs over there? That’ll be a shallow platform complete with shower fountains at the front of the new McCarren Park Pool. Comments (5)

The victim! Vito rails against media and his ‘enemies’ at public meeting

Bushwick: Both sides of Assemblyman Vito Lopez were on display last week — click below for both stories. Comments (5)

On the other hand, he really fights for loft tenants

Bushwick: Assemblyman Vito Lopez is staking considerable political capital and effort into saving the homes of tenants in an illegally converted loft — despite receiving round-the-clock treatment for a recurrence of cancer. Comments (2)

Mia Riddle brings her band to Union Pool next week

Music: Where would Carly Simon, Alanis Morissette, and 99 percent of country musicians be without bad breakups? Comments (1)

Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010

Defending democracy! Poll worker beaten — but he still works a full shift

The Greatest Story Ever: Mugged and bloodied, Stanley Denker is a true hero of democracy. Comments (2)

City has $7M to spend on Greenpoint waterfront

Greenpoint: The question is how to do it. Comments (11)

Nutria — if you can’t beat ‘em, wear ‘em!

Bushwick: Brooklyn fashionistas to design clothes using the fur of a wetlands rat. Comments (11)

Geezer squeezer

Williamsburg: An old lady is tied up and robbed. Plus all the other crime news from Williamsburg’s 90th Precinct. Comments (2)

One juicy crime

Greenpoint: A thief steals a tractor-trailer filled with fruit beverages. Plus all the other illegal stuff from Greenpoint and Williamsburg’s 94th Precinct. Comment

Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010

Ein stein! Craft beer festival comes to Red Star Bar

Event: The more you enjoy this annual Greenpoint festival, the less you’ll remember it. Comment

Friday, Oct. 29, 2010

Holy Greil! Marcus in Brooklyn to discuss Dylan!

Books: Since Robert Zimmerman changed his name to Bob Dylan, he’s transfixed, confused, annoyed and inspired generations of listeners. Chief among them Greil Marcus. Comments (1)

Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010

Vito hires lawyer! Embattled lawmaker plots ‘libel’ action

Williamsburg: Assemblyman Vito Lopez has hired one of the city’s best criminal lawyers — the same guy who represented Abbie Hoffman and Russell Crowe! — to defend his good name. Comments (3)

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