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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Dilan to oppose Velazquez for House

Williamsburg: Bushwick Councilman Erik Dilan announced his candidacy for the House on Thursday, perhaps giving 10-term incumbent Rep. Nydia Velazquez the toughest challenge of her political career. Comments (24)

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

City to North Brooklyn: Filthy streets means lots of alternate-side parking

Williamsburg: Greenpoint and Williamsburg are so trash-strewn that the city says it cannot cut the number of days it sweeps the streets, Comments (24)

Sticking it to him: Bully allegedly beat man with a stick

Williamsburg: Plus all the other dastardly news from Williamsburg’s 90th Precinct. Comments (6)

Off to the races

Greenpoint: McCarren Park will hold its first ever track meet on March 10, thanks to the streetsmart road warriors from the North Brooklyn Runners club. Comments (1)

Irate driver smashes windshield with bat: Cops

Greenpoint: Plus all the other crime from Greenpoint’s 94th Precinct. Comments (2)

Back burners: Gas turned on at W’burg housing project

Williamsburg: State Sen. Dan Squadron enjoys a hearty dinner of kale and macaroni and cheese at Indepence Tower now that the gas is back after a two-week absence. Comments (2)

Beat goes on! Bushwick gallery crawl returns

Art: Skip Manhattan’s Armory festival and hit Bushwick’s nascent gallery circuit instead on March 10. Comment

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Godsmacked! Atheist billboard blocked in Hasidic Williamsburg

Williamsburg: This time atheists found themselves answering to a higher power — a picky landlord. Comments (78)

Saturday, March 3, 2012

‘Snub-nosed bandit’ behind another W’burg heist, FBI says

Williamsburg: Police and federal agents are searching for a gun-toting North Brooklyn bank robber dubbed the “snub-nosed bandit” thanks to his weapon of choice. Comments (1)

Huge new apartment building planned for Greenpoint

Greenpoint: The developers behind a planned 210-unit apartment building on Greenpoint’s northernmost tip insist there’s a market for luxury rentals — even at the mouth of Newtown Creek. Comments (4)

Friday, March 2, 2012

Success’s success! City approves controversial charter’s W’burg bid

Williamsburg: A city panel gave a controversial new charter school the go-ahead to open in Williamsburg, but parents and community leaders vowed to do whatever it takes to stop elementary school from coming to their neighborhood this fall. Comments (54)

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Success suit: W’burg parents sue charter before key school vote

Williamsburg: Charter school officials opening a new school in Williamsburg violated state law by not conducting enough outreach in neighborhood and failing to secure the support of the community a new lawsuit alleges. Comments (40)

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