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Docking, Driving, Building and Borrowing — The Hook-up (6/8)

Williamsburg car-share sites dedicated to the DOT’s new pilot program. Via Greenpoint Post

Happy Friday, Greenpoint! Now you’re really living — because the Newtown Creek Alliance has announced plans for the construction and installation of a second Living Dock within Newtown Creek.

And if that doesn’t quicken your pulse, maybe the unveiling of a new staircase at the Bedford Avenue L station will. They opened on Saturday as a first taste of the MTA larger L-pocalypse repair work.

But, with more stairs comes fewer parking spaces. The city has reserved dozens of spots in Williamsburg as part of its car-sharing pilot program.

Speaking of sharing, Brooklyn Public Library cardholders can now borrow musical instruments for up to two months at a time!  Continue reading

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Banking on New Development — The Hook-up (6/1)

There were some major Real Estate stories in the news this week. First, Greenpoint Savings Bank (807 Manhattan Avenue) has been sold to investor Jack Terzi for $10 Million. While still under-long term lease to Capital One, the building may become retail space in the coming years.  Continue reading

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Motorcycle and Church Thieves, Plus Meredith Graves About Town — The Hook-Up 9/26

Photo: Driely Schwartz via Racked
Photo: Driely Schwartz via Racked

As Pope Francis alights upon our city, the New York Times turns its attention to Greenpoint’s own St. Anthony Church, where graffiti, theft, and abuse of holy water bely the sometimes less savory side of embracing the destitute.

Progress for Newtown Creek’s new Kosciuszko Bridge are right on track. Where public development projects are concerned, no news is certainly newsworthy.

New York’s first Polish Dual Language Program has landed at PS34. On the agenda: preserving the neighborhood’s cultural heritage, preparing kids to succeed in English, and raising a class of high-achieving wunderkind. Continue reading

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Many Greenpoint & Williamsburg Businesses Burglarized; 2 Men Wanted

Video footage on  CBS Local shows two suspects, white males who broke into the front doors of many local Greenpoint and Williamsburg businesses, stole cash and fled in a white minivan.

They are suspects in the burglaries of the following Greenpoint businesses:

• Connie O’s, 158 Norman Ave., between 4 a.m. and 10 a.m. on June 18;

• Mrs. Kim’s, 150 Franklin St., between 3 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. June 28;

• TBD Bar, 224 Franklin St., around 3:40 a.m. July 3;

• Grandma Rose’s, 457 Graham Ave., between 12:57 a.m. and 3 a.m. July 3;

• One Stop Beer Shop, 134 Kingsland Ave., between 4:37 and 5 a.m. July 21;

• Cookie Road, 94 Franklin St., around 6:30 a.m. July 22;

• Freddy Food Market, 257 Driggs Ave., between 1:53 and 1:56 a.m. July 22;

• Boulevard Tavern, 557 Meeker Ave., at 5:33 a.m. July 22;

• Ameenas Florist, 183 Norman Ave., between 8 p.m. July 25 and 9:30 a.m. July 26.

They also are believed to have robbed the following Williamsburg businesses:

• Fat Goose, 125 Wythe Ave., at 3:09 a.m. July 26;

• Modca, 103 North 3rd St., between 11 p.m. July 25 and 6 a.m. July 26;

• Osio Coffee Shop, 133 Roebling St., around 1:50 a.m. July 26;

Anyone with info – call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS or visit the Crime Stoppers website or text tips to 27463 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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Help Recover 2.5 Years of Customer Notes from Paulie Gee’s

Paulie Gee Pizza Table With NotesYou know that adorable table at Paulie Gee’s where you can hang out, have a beer and show your appreciation for the amazing pizza and hospitality by writing a note and sticking it in the secret box in the table? Someone took off with all the notes that customers left over the past two and a half years.

Paulie is seriously heartbroken and wants them returned. Any information leading to the safe return of those precious notes would be greatly appreciated. If you have them, do the right thing and stick them in an envelope and mail them back anonymously (60 Greenpoint Ave). They are worth so much in sentimental value.

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