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Sunday, Aug. 15, 2010

Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010

Williamsburg

They’re parking mad in Greenpoint as city fails to move ahead on two new greenspaces

The only thing standing between two new city parks in Greenpoint is the city itself. Comment

Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010

Williamsburg

Vito power! Lopez got big campaign cash from winning G’point Hospital bidder

The Queens-based developer and Bronx financial partner who won a bid from the city to redevelop the defunct Greenpoint Hospital into affordable housing, contributed thousands of dollars to the neighborhood’s powerful assemblyman and his political allies in what opponents say was a naked ploy to win the bid. Comment

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Dead Weather’s Celebrate Brooklyn show had the ‘White’ stuff

It was another great night at Prospect Park on Tuesday, as Jack White’s new band, The Dead Weather, put on one of the heaviest rock shows of the summer. Comment
Williamsburg

City begins work on ‘Transmitter Park’

Greenpoint residents celebrated the neighborhood’s newest park — though it won’t be open officially until 2012. Comment
Williamsburg

On the road again! Automotive HS’s team has no home field

One of Brooklyn’s best high school football teams is forced to play its home games at a rival high school’s field because the city and the school’s league won’t let the team play in McCarren Park across the street. Comment
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Swan down! This cygnet is the catch of the day

Talk about the ugly duckling! Comment
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Report: Prospect Park West bike lane is working

Drivers are much more likely to adhere to posted speed limits on Prospect Park West, thanks to the controversial bike lane that reduced the roadway to two lanes from three, a new study has found. Comment
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Old school reunion at Carroll Park

He drove 3,000 miles to perform at Carroll Park where as a kid he would jump in the sprinkler to cool off. Comment
Brooklyn Heights

Still not a park! New city board has only two open space pros

Only two members of the city’s new 17-person team overseeing the rest of Brooklyn Bridge Park’s build-out are parks professionals — evidence that the new agency remains a waterfront development, not a park, critics said this week. Comment
Brooklyn Heights

He’s in the kitchen!

84th Precinct Comment
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Art attack at Museum!

77th Precinct Comment
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The ultimate red card! Hook soccer game ends in gunfire

A man was shot in the behind when a friendly soccer match turned ugly in Red Hook Park on Sunday afternoon. Comment
Brooklyn Heights

Toys ‘R’ Us coming to Downtown!

It’s Christmas in August! Comment
Brooklyn Courier

A van, a man, a plan

76th Precinct Comment
Brooklyn Heights

Movie noise in the Heights? What movie noise in the Heights?

Brooklyn Heights residents were mistaken when they complained about the noise from Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Thursday evening movie series, our fancy noise meter revealed this week. Comment

Monday, Aug. 9, 2010

Brooklyn Courier

‘Electric’ company! Here’s one woman’s shocking plan to bar raccoons

One Greenwood Heights woman is so fed up with raccoons that she’s started giving them electro-shock therapy. Comment
Williamsburg

A chess match, but with much bigger pieces

Knights were felled, queens were crowned and pawns were trampled in a Greenpoint park on Saturday as artists dueled to the death in a cruel battle of human chess. Comment
Brooklyn Heights

Blood on Clark Street! Witness describes Heights shooting

Police are on the hunt for a gun-toting thug who shot a Brooklyn Heights resident twice in the back on Sunday, injuring him. Comment

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