Covering: Williamsburg, Greenpoint, Bushwick

Rose Plaza’s thorns pricking ‘Burg leaders

Williamsburg: Two sides of a Hasidic religious schism traded words in a public hearing Wednesday morning as the City Planning Commission heard testimony over whether a controversial development project, known as Rose Plaza, should be built on the Williamsburg waterfront. Comment

Nominate Burg’s Most Eligible Bachelor!

Williamsburg: Have you ever attended an East River summer concert, hung out at Union Pool or wandered into a community board meeting and thought, “Who’s that cute boy in the corner?” Comment

Fulton Takes a Bite Out of Crime

Williamsburg: Crime has been on the decline in North Brooklyn for the past year, but Deputy Inspector Dennis Fulton wants community members to take crime prevention into their own hands. Comment

City Reliquary Needs Your Help

Williamsburg: The little storefront museum that celebrates Brooklyn’s underdog spirit with exacting curatorial detail and a passionate devotion to artifacts large and small may be in danger of closing. Comment

Infamous Idiotarod Rides Again

Williamsburg: Registration has been a discombobulated mess, no one knows the route, and it is expected to be 26 degrees with a 50 percent chance of snow on Saturday, but that has done little to diminish Brooklynites’ unbridled enthusiasm for the 2010 Idiotarod. Comment

Hasid vs. Bikester Debate Settles Little

Williamsburg: A debate between the Hasidic community in South Williamsburg and cycling advocates over the removal of the Bedford Avenue bike lanes revealed that both sides have irreconcilable differences over improving transportation in Williamsburg. Comment

EWVIDCO “Cooks” Up Industrial Space in Burg

Williamsburg: Light manufacturing is dead. Long live light manufacturing! Comment

Two gals, one gun

Crime: A thief steals two women’s pocketbooks in one fell swoop. Plus all the other crime news from Williamsburg’s 90th Precinct. Comment

Cats out of this bag

Crime: Thieves break in — and then leave the door open so the cats can escape. Plus the other police news from Greenpoint and Williamsburg’s 94th Precinct, including lots of oyPhone thefts. Comment

Catch wrestle mania next weekend

Get out the old Ric Flair T-shirt and work on that fist pump — the borough is about to receive its first piledriver of the decade. Comment

What if the G train gets worse?

Transit: The MTA is planning huge service cuts, including worse service on the G train. Senior transit reporter Andy Campbell staked out Brooklyn’s much-maligned line to find out how riders will use all the extra time on the platform! Comments (2)
Politics: The path to the Senate obviously goes through the stomach of Assemblyman Vito Lopez. Comments (15)

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