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Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010

Joe Camel — a hipster? R.J. Reynolds markets its smokes to Williamsburg

Williamsburg: Williamsburg’s hipsters have been smoking for decades — but Joe Camel wants them to start puffing their own neighborhood brand. Comments (17)

Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010

One dream for two wheels — a velodrome in Greenpoint

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: What’s a velodrome? It’s a fancy bike-racing stadium — and it could be coming to the North Brooklyn waterfront soon. Comments (22)

Battle on Bedford! Duane Reade takes on the little guy in Williamsburg

Williamsburg: What do the people of Williamsburg love more: a mom-and-pop drugstore or 24-hour beer? Comments (21)

Board of Elections honors poll site mug victim

Greenpoint: A hero of democracy finally got his due. The Board of Elections honored poll coordinator Stanley Denker this week for remaining at work on Election Day even after he was mugged and brutally assaulted on his way to a Greenpoint polling site that morning. Comments (3)

Toxic avenger! Pollution foils film studio expansion

Greenpoint: A Greenpoint film production company’s $24.5-million expansion plans have been temporarily put on hold — thanks to oil contamination on the banks of Newtown Creek. Comments (2)

iPad theft!

Williamsburg: Never read your iPad while walking near the J train. Plus all the other crime news from Williamsburg’s 90th Precinct. Comment

Kidnapped and mugged

Greenpoint: She’s kept prisoner in a basement — but escapes to call cops. Plus all the other illegal stuff from Greenpoint and Williamsburg’s 94th Precinct. Comment

Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010

Walentas hotel gets its fed stimulus money

Williamsburg: DUMBO titans David and Jed Walentas have received $15 million in federal stimulus money to revive their stalled luxury hotel in Williamsburg — even though the city thinks that the project will create far few jobs than the developers promised. Comments (4)

Monday, Nov. 8, 2010

Glidden paints a picture of Israel through the eyes of a skeptic

Books: Sarah Glidden thought she was leaving her art studio in Greenpoint for a 10-day trip through Israel, but it turns out she was embarking on a deeply personal and spiritual journey. Comment

Pie in the sky this Sunday in Williamsburg

Dining: It’s the annual pie contest, so let’s get ready to cruuummmmbbbbbllllleeeee! Comment

It’s Bushwick gone wild as area becomes a big art show on Sunday

Art: Ever wonder where all the artists in Brooklyn are moving to these days? That would be Bushwick — where another arts festival is set to command your attention on Sunday. Comment

Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010

Sixteen years of NAG-ging

Williamsburg: Williamsburg’s coolest teenager, Neighbors Allied for Good Growth, celebrated its 16th birthday at Causey Gallery on Wythe Avenue last Saturday night with some of its best friends including a smorgasbord of neighborhood heroes. Comment

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