Covering: Williamsburg, Greenpoint, Bushwick

Hair Man Shines on Celluloid

Williamsburg: Finally a film about hair that is not a musical! Comment

Purim some sugar on me

Williamsburg: Beyond noshing on hamentashen from Lee Avenue in Williamsburg and attending an all-day reading of the Book of Esther, there are four events to fill your weekend with Purim activities where you can shake your graggers and take in the whole megilah without wandering more than a few blocks from the L train. Comment

Greenpoint’s Citibank hosts a “Polish Day” for area residents

Williamsburg: The Greenpoint Branch of Citibank invites area residents to “Polish Day at Citibank,” February 27, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 836 Manhattan Avenue at Noble Street. Comment

K-Bridge Final Four

Williamsburg: It is down to the final four! Comment

East River Park Dodges Closure

Williamsburg: East River State Park has dodged Albany’s budget cuts like the hipsters who play dodgeball during the park’s popular summer concert series. Comment

Sugar Shock! Committee Sours on New Domino

Williamsburg: The protracted effort to redevelop the former Domino Sugar refinery stumbled unexpectedly on February 24, as a key committee disapproved of a plan to rezone 11.2 acres of the Williamsburg waterfront. Comment

Snow, NYPD freezes would-be criminals

Williamsburg: Crime remains low in Northside Williamsburg and Greenpoint, with an assist from the region’s winter storms which depressed criminal activity throughout North Brooklyn. Comment

DEC Dives into Newtown Creek Sewage Bust

Williamsburg: They may be small in number, but they have a disproportionate influence over environmental conservation in Brooklyn. Comment

Activists “PERC” up to new findings

Williamsburg: PERC may be even more dangerous than previously thought. Comment

Bushwick Trailer Park Circles Up, Retreats

Williamsburg: Is this the end of the Bushwick Trailer Park? Comment

Rape investigated

Williamsburg: Rape investigated Comment

Transportation Concerns Shadow Sugarland

Williamsburg: Williamsburg’s transportation advocates are raising questions about the expansive New Domino project’s effect on the region’s infrastructure, if approved in the coming months. Comment

Burg Fashion Weekend, Clothes Included

Williamsburg: For the sixth Williamsburg Fashion Weekend, founder and designer Arthur Arbit has ironed out the wrinkles for what is expected to be the smoothest fashion weekend ever. Comment

Warehouse 11: Let’s make a deal!

Williamsburg: A Williamsburg condominium may be saved from foreclosure. Comment

Musical Chairs – Roommate edition

Williamsburg: If you are in search of a roommate in the Williamsburg/Bushwick area, a new program called Roommates Wanted will host a “mixer,” February 21, 8 p.m. at the DuckDuck Bar, 161 Montrose Avenue at Humboldt Street in Williamsburg. Comment

Beloved Williamsburg Deli Owner Dies

Williamsburg: A much-loved deli owner’s sudden death has brought a period of momentary pause and reflection this week to Williamsburg’s busiest corner. Comment

Kick it (and spin it) old school, Polish-style

Williamsburg: The Brooklyn Record Riot storms into town with a kielbasa and pierogi-fest(think a “giant 12 step meeting with records, beer, DJs and polish food”), February 28 at The Warsaw, featuring a number of new dealers, along with old stalwarts and local heroes. Comment

Meat Your Sweetie at Greenpoint Food Market

Williamsburg: Few dispute that the way to a woman or a man’s heart is through his or her stomach. Comment

Fur balls!

Crime: Two bandits steal 116 fur coats from a Bayard Street shop. Plus all the other crime news from Greenpoint and Williamsburg’s 94th Precinct. Comment

Pollution under Greenpoint? It’s worse

Northeast Greenpoint groundwater — now with more industrial dry-cleaning chemicals! Comments (8)

Odd name, but great food at new W’burg sushi-fusion joint, 1or8

Dining: In Japanese gambling, the term “one or eight” means “all or nothing” — but there’s no risk at all on the menu at the new 1or8 Japanese fusion restaurant in Williamsburg. Comment
Music: Everyone needs a reason to groove from time to time — but how about 10 nights of straight funk? Comments (1)

And the best chicken wing in Brooklyn is …

Dining: … Super Wings in Crown Heights! Comments (2)

You can learn how to make — and play — this thing!

Music: Yuri Landman makes guitars like this — and you can, too. Comment

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