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Friday, March 16, 2012

Drug buy? W’burg groups bid on Pfizer properties

Williamsburg: Six Brooklyn community groups have offered to buy Pfizer’s last remaining properties in Williamsburg for $10 million in hopes of building hundreds of units of below market-rate housing. Comments (5)

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Back to the Futurists

Theater: The spirit of the Russian revolution is here — but you have to bring your own manifesto. Comment

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Whole Foods is coming to Williamsburg

Williamsburg: The organic grocer giant will open a new store on Bedford Avenue and N. Fourth Street by mid-2014, changing shopping habits of thousands of North Brooklyn kombucha drinkers. Comments (13)

Passing the sugar: Former Domino plant up for sale

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: It could be Brooklyn’s sweetest real estate deal ever. Comments (7)

Bench warfare: Pies ‘n’ Thighs battles community group over seating

Williamsburg: The neighborhood’s favorite comfort food restaurant has riled up Community Board 1, which wants the eatery’s sturdy wooden benches gone. Comments (14)

Gunman shoots woman on Throop Avenue

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

Thug breaks woman’s arm

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

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Hit-and-run trucker goes free because cyclist partly to blame: NYPD

Mean Streets: The driver who struck and killed Mathieu Lefevre escaped prosecution because cops say the bike rider was partly at fault. Comments (30)

Apple in stereo: Fiona comes to W’burg

Music: The current wave of ’90s nostalgia has reached its crest — everyone is wearing flannel, “Beavis and Butthead” is on the air again, and, most importantly, Fiona Apple is back. Comments (4)

Monday, March 12, 2012

Redefining Success: Controversial charter ups marketing amid lawsuit

Williamsburg: Success Academy Williamsburg has been wooing parents with pizza in order to gain their support after angry charter school opponents filed a lawsuit that could block the planned elementary. Comments (8)

Friday, March 9, 2012

Atheist billboard rises in Greenpoint amid controversy

Greenpoint: An atheist advertisement calling Judaism a myth went up on Meeker Avenue in Greenpoint after a Williamsburg landlord blocked the sign from his S. Fifth Street building. Comments (68)

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Fire fighters: G’point environmentalists protest incineration plant plan

Greenpoint: The city may install a kinder, gentler incinerator along the Newtown Creek — but Greenpoint residents say they’re the ones who would get burned. Comments (4)

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