Thursday, July 30, 2009

Shot on Varet

A 27-year-old was killed last week after he fell under a hail of bullets on Varet Street. Comment.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Mayoral visits raise eyebrows

The lack of open space in Williamsburg and Greenpoint following the 2005 rezoning is one of the key issues in campaigns for City Council and citywide races this fall, but with tax revenues falling, city officials are in a difficult position. Comment.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Brooklyn obesity figures shows the borough’s growing girth

Brooklyn’s love handles are showing. Comment.

Monday, July 27, 2009

McCaig Welles gallery closes its doors

McCaig-Welles, the playful Williamsburg gallery (129 Roebling Street) that has been on the scene since 2000, is closing its doors for good later this summer. Comment.

Beep! Beep! Newcomer tries to nudge Markowitz out of the way

If Borough President Marty Markowitz is a political locomotive, then newcomer Eugene Myrick – his challenger in the September Democratic primary -- is the Little Engine that Could, spouting the age-old mantra, “I think I can… I think I can…I think I can.” Comment.

Velazquez gets funding for Moore Street Market, Brooklyn Heights

Williamsburg’s Moore Street Market and the Brooklyn Heights Association are set to each receive $400,000 for capital improvements under an appropriations bill Congress passed this week. Comment.

Five-legged Brooklyn dog loses limb

Five-legged Lilly went from nature’s oddity to normal pooch last week: The dog is back on her own four feet. Comment.

Parks Dept. optimistic in spite of cuts

While budget cuts have made their way into every major city department, the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation remains optimistic about its future. Comment.

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