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Monday, May 28, 2012

Tale of Kentucky’s ‘King of Pot’ hits Greenpoint

Books: The true story of a cartel of Kentucky-fried marijuana growers snagged in the nation’s largest weed bust comes to Brooklyn. Comment

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Rolling in the deep! Williamsburg welcomes Brewskeeball tournament

Williamsburg: The country’s best skeeball rollers will compete this weekend for the right to earn bragging rights over perhaps the most obscure sport in Williamsburg. Comments (8)

Friday, May 25, 2012

Teens float idea for massive Newtown Creek parkland

Greenpoint: Newtown Creek would go from Superfund to super fun if a group of high schoolers have their way. Comments (5)

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Drivers fear bike-share will replace parking in W’Burg, Heights

Mean Streets: Some Williamsburg and Brooklyn Heights residents are concerned that bike share docks could sacrifice on-street parking, but cyclists say bike docks are just another form of parking. Comments (82)

Art that caused bomb scare was supposed to bring peace to Bedford Avenue

Greenpoint: A Greenpoint artist who sparked a bomb scare on Bedford Avenue by hanging illuminated trash bags says his art project was supposed to make the neighborhood more peaceful. Comments (4)

‘Sexiest vegetarian’ is more than a piece of meat

Williamsburg: He’s a beefcake — and he won’t even eat one! Williamsburg actor and waiter Zachary Koval is the “Sexiest Vegetarian Next Door” according to People for Ethical Treatment of Animals, earning the accolades of plant eaters worldwide. And he bares it all in this exclusive interview with The Brooklyn Paper. Comments (1)

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Artist Takeshi Miyakawa released from custody

Greenpoint: A judge ordered a Greenpoint artist held without bail and sent him to Rikers Island for a psychiatric evaluation for allegedly hanging a plastic bag from a tree — a harsh decision that has baffled artists, residents, and even police sources. Comments (5)

Hungry, hungry robber

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

Thieves punch man for iPhone

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

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Spa helps uncomfortable pups with massage, mood lighting, classical music

Fuzzy Brooklyn: A fancy Williamsburg canine salon sets itself apart from the pack by dimming the lights and putting on classical music as part of its grooming package. Comments (10)

Fresh legs! Young teams upend veterans at McCarren Field

Greenpoint: Forget the rookie of the year — it’s the year of the rookies. Comments (5)

Monday, May 21, 2012

From nightclub to day-care: Controversial W’burg venue in flux

Nightlife: It could be a nightclub, a day-care, or an organic restaurant — but no matter what a Manhattan nightlife impresario opens in his Williamsburg building, he won’t be serving booze anytime soon, state officials say. Comments (6)

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Cops nab suspect in Wythe Avenue slaying

Williamsburg: Cops arrested a 19-year-old who allegedly shot and killed Williamsburg man inside his Wythe Avenue apartment three months ago. Comment

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