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Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011

Badger-rific! New bar offers refuge for Wisconsin ex-pats

Nightlife: Ex-pat Midwesterners have a home-away-from-home in Burnside, a new Williamsburg bar specializing in food, beers, and cocktails of the fly-over states. Comments (27)

Perps still love taking your phones

Greenpoint: Plus all the other crime from Greenpoint’s 94th Precinct. Comment

Another vicious choking!

Williamsburg: Plus all the other dastardly news from Williamsburg’s 90th Precinct. Comment

Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011

And baby makes art! Kotak delivers a profound piece — and a son

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: A rave from The Butcher for Marni Kotak’s live birth in a Bushwick studio. Comments (6)

Go ‘West,’ young cyclist! City plans major bike lane on Greenpoint’s waterfront

Mean Streets: The city plans to turn West Street, a pockmarked 12-block truck route on the Greenpoint waterfront, into a one-way northbound street while adding a bike lane and removing half the parking spaces. Comments (52)

Greeks bearing gifts! All month, it’s ‘pay what you wish’ at W’burg eatery

Williamsburg: Homer was wrong — don’t be afraid of Greek presents. At Santorini Grill, you can eat what you want — and pay what you want. It all starts on Friday. Comment

So, what would I actually pay?

Williamsburg: The Pikilia greek spread platter comes with four traditional spreads: A hummus of sun-dried tomatoes and roasted red peppers, which was tasty, if not unremarkable; melitzanosalata, a smoky eggplant spread with a serious garlic kick; a strikingly flavorful tzatziki that is the best I’ve had in a long time; and taramosalata, Comment

Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011

Walden is a winner on Lorimer Street

Dining: Simple food, done well. Comments (2)

Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011

State approves Greenpoint boathouse

Greenpoint: Sure, the city said kayakers will get sick from the fetid Newtown Creek, but the state offers $3M to make the boathouse happen. Comments (24)

BPL’s ‘Masquerade Bowl’ was spectacular

Williamsburg: A-listers to D-listers, they were all there at the Brooklyn Public Library’s benefit Halloween masked ball at Brooklyn Bowll, where merrymakers were no crankers when it came to having phant-tastic fun! Comment

Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011

Mom’s crusade: Family of dead Bushwick cyclist blast city for lax enforcement

Mean Streets: The parents of deceased cyclist Matthew Lefevre blasted the NYPD for stonewalling the family about the hit-and-run accident that killed their son in Williamsburg last week. Comments (3)

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