Williamsburg & Greenpoint

Education Advocates Rally to Save Bushwick Early Learning Center

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Elected officials and community leaders called on Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration to thwart the eviction of a vital Bushwick early learning center Friday morning. The looming ouster of the center is the result of a number of baffling procedural and paperwork errors by the city, and as […]

'Made in NY' Awards Celebrates Record Local Film Production, With a Few Hiccups

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A former Williamsburgh Savings Bank served as an opulent if raucous home for the ‘Made in NY’ Awards Monday evening. The event celebrated local filmmakers, actors, and industry supporters who have been part of the record level of local production within the five boroughs in recent years. […]

In Williamsburg, Trickle of Chain Stores Gives Way to a Flood

standard In Williamsburg, Trickle of Chain Stores Gives Way to a Flood

The lettering was subtle, the colors muted, soft. J. Crew’s signage on its new Wythe Avenue storefront, like the run-up to its opening over the weekend, involved many careful steps to avoid too much attention or any ostentatious displays. The clothing store has been “collaborating with local artisans […]

Hammerstep, a choreographed dance group, will be performing (Facebook)

standard BPL Hosting a Range of New Cultural, Literary, and Musical Events This Month

A number of new cultural, literary, and musical events are taking place at the Brooklyn Public Library throughout the month of September, including events associated with the Brooklyn Book Festival and two Lincoln Center Local performances. Most of the events will take place at the Central […]

'Feast of the Lily' filming on Havemeyer Avenue Monday evening (Photo by Matthew Taub)

standard Williamsburg Film Pays Homage to Neighborhood’s Italian Roots

New filming by a director of Sopranos renown pays homage to the neighborhood’s Italian history. As Bedford + Bowery reported earlier, ‘Lily of the Feast’ (english for the Giglio Feast) recreates the neighborhood as it looked four decades ago: The guy who played Furio Giunta in The Sopranos is taking Williamsburg […]

Antonio Reynoso participated in the protest and helped to organize the petitioners (Photo by Matthew Taub)

standard Brooklyn’s Largest Affordable Housing Co-Op Mired in Mismanagement, Corruption: Petition

In response to years of alleged mismanagement, corruption and harassment of residents, shareholders of Williamsburg’s Lindsay Park, the largest Mitchell-Lama affordable housing co-op in Brooklyn, are attempting to amend their by-laws for the first time in the complex’s fifty-year history. The goal […]