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Williamsburg (Brooklyn, New York)

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  • Coming to America: The Chinese BYD e6

     
    I've seen my fair share of eccentric things in my northwest Chicago neighborhood of Logan Square ??? Chicago's hipster equivalent to Williamsburg, Brooklyn ??? impromptu 2 a.m. marching bands, anonymous midday drive-by eggings and vehicle fires that...
  • Circumcision Ritual Under Fire Due to Risk of Herpes Infection

    Circumcision Ritual Under Fire Due to Risk of Herpes Infection
    NEW YORK -- A controversial Jewish circumcision ritual is under fire after allegedly causing the deaths of two infants and exposing potentially thousands more to the risk of herpes infections. New York City health officials are pushing a proposed...
  • Mafia-style Bribery Charges for Ultra-Orthodox Williamsburg Jews

    Mafia-style Bribery Charges for Ultra-Orthodox Williamsburg Jews
    Witness tampering, coercion, threats to shut down a business.  It's all playing out in Brooklyn Supreme Court and the suspects are not who you might think they'd be:  four men belonging to the Ultra-Orthodox Jewish sect of Hassidim who live in...
  • Tenants Say Landlord Hired Bike Gang To Kick Them Out

    Tenants Say Landlord Hired Bike Gang To Kick Them Out
    A battle is brewing between artsy East Williamsburg tenants and a tattooed motorcycle club, The Forbidden Ones. The club congregates on Thames near in Brooklyn. Tenants at 13 and 15 Thames, a loft-style building, say the bikers have taken over and...
  • Melvins to attempt Guinness World Record on U.S. tour

     
    The Melvins are attempting to break a Guinness World Record for fastest tour of the U.S.: 50 states in 51 days. Times pop music critic Randall Roberts assesses the odds, and perils, of such a journey....
  • Brooklyn Fire Kills 60-Year-Old Woman In Williamsburg

    Brooklyn Fire Kills 60-Year-Old Woman In Williamsburg
    FDNY investigators are trying to determine what set off a fire in a Williamsburg brownstone that killed a 59-year-old woman. According to authorities, flames broke out Friday around 9:15 in an apartment on Consylea Avenue. Firefighters arrived at the...
  • Artist Arrested After 'I Heart NY' Light Installations Mistaken For Bombs

    Artist Arrested After 'I Heart NY' Light Installations Mistaken For Bombs
    A New York-based artist was arrested and charged over the weekend after police mistook his latest art installations for bombs. According to authorities, Takeshi Miyakawa was taken into police custody Saturday while he was in the middle of setting up...
  • Mariano cruises to Run for the Dream half-marathon win, Williamsburg's Quarles wins women's race

    Mariano cruises to Run for the Dream half-marathon win, Williamsburg's Quarles wins women's race
    WILLIAMSBURG — Exhaust emissions were the only downside to Greg Mariano's first half marathon. Otherwise, the 26-year-old Arlington resident was locked in and pleased. Running by himself for the last 12 miles, Mariano cruised to victory in the...
  • BK Jewish Community Divided By Fundraising For Accused Child Molester

    BK Jewish Community Divided By Fundraising For Accused Child Molester
    There is a small section of Williamsburg Brooklyn where big controversy is dividing the Jewish Community. Posters that have recently popped up on light poles and along private businesses, are promoting a fundraiser for accused child molester Nechemya...
  • Occupy Wall Street 'May Day' Protests Sprout Up Across NYC, Globe

    Occupy Wall Street 'May Day' Protests Sprout Up Across NYC, Globe
    Occupy Wall Street protesters took to the streets Tuesday as several groups set up shop outside city banks and other businesses to mark International Workers Day, or better known as "May Day." Among the locations demonstrators targeted were the...
  • Free Friday: Comedy Awards, Asthma Screenings, Cardio Strip Tease and Champagne Brunch

    Free Friday: Comedy Awards, Asthma Screenings, Cardio Strip Tease and Champagne Brunch
    Each week we tell viewers what they can get for free. This week's free list: 1)Cardio Strip Tease  2) Free Asthma Screenings 3) Free Comedy Show 4) Champagne Brunch Method Gym on UES (67th between 2nd & 3rd) is offering a FREE cardio strip tease class...