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Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010

Bklyn party boss lived in Queens!

Vito under the Microscope: An old mortgage on Vito Lopez’s Long Island lovenest listed the foreign address. Comments (12)

ExxonMobil to pay $25M to fix Greenpoint mess

Cleaning Our Waterways: The state has reached a $25-million settlement with ExxonMobil, ordering the oil corporation to finish cleaning up the state’s largest oil spill under Greenpoint. Comments (2)

Inside Vito’s Long Island lovenest

Vito under the Microscope: Brooklyn power couple Vito Lopez and Angela Battaglia were no doubt drawn to Peconic Knolls on the edge of Long Island’s North Fork for its tranquility and privacy. Comments (1)

The latest from Vitoland!

Vito under the Microscope: Our weekly compendium of the latest news, gossip and allegations against Williamsburg’s longtime Assemblyman. Comment

Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010

Levin says no to McGuinness shelter

Greenpoint: A plan to convert an occupied industrial loft on the corner of McGuinness Boulevard and Clay Street into a 200-bed men’s shelter would not help the local population and only bring more problems to the neighborhood, the area’s councilman told the city this week. Comments (4)

Nunchucked!

Williamsburg: A martial-arts style attack on Roebling Street. Plus all the other crime news from Williamsburg’s 90th Precinct. Comment

Geezer squeezer!

Greenpoint: Another granny is conned by her “grandson.” Plus all the other illegal stuff from Greenpoint and Williamsburg’s 94th Precinct. Comment

Hoier’s new band, Boom Chick, breaks out

Music: Frank Hoier and Moselle Spiller at the Trash Bar on Sunday. Comment

Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010

House organ! Vito and allies have their own state-financed newspaper

Bushwick: Assemblyman Vito Lopez and his political allies have found a nifty way of ensuring good press: publishing their own newspaper — and you’re paying for it! Comments (8)

The history of Brooklyn music — in photos

Art: Emily Wilson’s picture archive tells the story of Williamsburg’s 1990s rock scene. Comments (2)

Monday, Nov. 15, 2010

Kobayashi, now an eating free agent, loses bid for Guinness fame

Greenpoint: Legendary competitive eater Takeru Kobayashi thinks he won his huge battle to become a gustatory free agent — but in the end, he couldn’t beat a small pizza. Comments (4)

City tightens ban on Newtown Creek kayaking

Cleaning Our Waterways: Local outdoorsmen are livid, but agency says that Superfund designation demands “caution.” Comments (4)

The Kobayashi story

Greenpoint: A timeline of a legendary eater’s rise and fall. Comments (1)

Friday, Nov. 12, 2010

Vets restore memorial to beloved Greenpoint war priest

Greenpoint: Nearly 70 Catholic war veterans from the Father Edward Giorgio Post on Lorimer Street honored the post’s namesake in a Veterans Day ceremony on Thursday that restored a plaque that thieves had stolen two years ago. Comment

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