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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Williamsburger: My landlord demolished my apartment while I was out

Williamsburg: A landlord punished for strong-arming rent-stabilized tenants broke into a Bedford Avenue apartment under the auspice of home repairs and trashed the place in an attempt to force a tenant to move out, a Williamsburg resident told cops. Comments (40)

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Markowitz and diners are restaurant allies in War on Brunch

Greenpoint: It was all quiet on the Western omelet front on Sunday after North Brooklyn’s rebel restaurants retreated, hunkering down and calling in reinforcements including Borough President Markowitz in the ongoing War on Brunch. Comments (14)

Will Williamsburg’s new Wythe Hotel become the hipster Hilton?

Williamsburg: The Wythe Hotel opened for business on Tuesday, offering 72 rooms boasting original details, modern street art, a restaurant serving seasonal fare, posh bars, a theater for film screenings, and skyline views of Manhattan from the roof of the neighborhood’s newest luxury hotel. Comment

Double shooting on Humboldt Street

Williamsburg: Plus all the other dastardly news from Williamsburg’s 90th Precinct. Comments (1)

Fiends rob teen on Havemeyer Street

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

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Play ‘ball! Rookie teams will shape Brooklyn Kickball’s 10th season

Greenpoint: Last year’s champs are out, opening the door for several new teams to stake their claim at the Chuck D championship trophy. Comments (2)

Buy land and buy sea? East River ferry operator wants to accept Metrocards

Williamsburg: The operator of a ferry line that connects Greenpoint, Williamsburg, and DUMBO with Manhattan wants to accept MetroCards — a proposal that could streamline payment and lure more landlubbers to commute across the East River, transit advocates say. Comments (5)

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