Brooklyn Courier

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Williamsburg

‘Union’ busters! City considers plan to demap street near McCarren Park

McCarren Park is about to swallow a piece of Union Avenue. Comment.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Williamsburg

‘Rose’ affordable units are in full bloom — but Levin still smells something stinky

The developer of a controversial waterfront housing project has hiked the number of affordable units in the project to 30 percent of the entire complex — but it’s still not enough to satisfy Councilman Steve Levin, who demanded more below-market-rate units. Comment.
Williamsburg

Mini mall coming to desolate Williamsburg triangle

A desolate stretch in Williamsburg could soon become a new shopping center. Comment.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Brooklyn Courier

The Prospect Heights blotter is back!

77th Precinct Comment.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Brooklyn Heights

First suicide at Brooklyn’s tallest building

A woman jumped to her death from roof of the Brooklyner — the borough’s tallest building — last week, police said. Comment.
Williamsburg

Levin still has thorns from Rose Plaza, seeks more ‘affordable’ units

A controversial developer has added more affordable units to his proposed complex on the Williamsburg waterfront, but not enough to satisfy Councilman Steve Levin. Comment.
Williamsburg

Lude awakening! Feds say they busted a drug plant in Greenpoint

Quaaludes are back and, apparently, popping up in Greenpoint. Comment.
Williamsburg

Go jump in a lake! To woo Google, Lentol says he’ll swim in Newtown Creek

Towns all over America are doing wacky things to win Google’s offer to install an ultra-high-speed Internet network, but none of them — so far, at least — have an elected official who’s willing to jump in a toxic waterway. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Red Hook cement plant is up and running

A controversial Red Hook concrete plant that will help rebuild the World Trade Center has quietly opened, dashing the hopes of stone-faced critics who vilified its arrival. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Bus-ted! Correction vehicles are cramming Court Street

The Brooklyn House of Detention is overflowing — but this time it’s not with criminals! Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Forty year Smith Street legend, ‘Sal the Barber’ is dead

Giorgio Zocco, a staple at his Smith Street barbershop for decades, died on Sunday, ending 40 years of old-school dedication to his craft and his neighborhood. He was 70. Comment.
BoroBeat

A hoppin’ good time at the Easter Egg hunt

An egg-citing revel was in store for pint-sized worshippers on Saturday as they celebrated one of the Christian calendar’s happiest days with Brooklyn Heights’ traditional egg hunt at Pierrepont Playground. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

This construction project really stinks (no, really)

The Great Recession really stinks — and for one Park Slope family, it’s literal. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Cops now say that they identified themselves in shooting

The frenzied clash between a heavily armed felon and three undercover cops outside Green-Wood Cemetery may have been a case of mistaken identity for everyone involved. Comment.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Williamsburg

Cops shut down ‘illegal’ Market Hotel in Bushwick

Easter was the day the music died in Bushwick. Comment.
Williamsburg

Greenpoint food market returns on Saturday

Talk about getting a spring in your step. Comment.
Williamsburg

Williamsburg Walks pedestrian event cut by one-third

Williamsburg Walks has been shortened to a crawl. Comment.

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