| Jul 12, 2012
| 4:32 AM
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...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 4:37 PM
The second and third books in the steamy "Fifty Shades of Grey" series are at booksellers across the nation. Already the trilogy from first-time British author E.L. James has sparked a phenomenon with women around the world voraciously reading the kinky...
| Jun 9, 2011
| 11:12 AM
Just in time for New York's first heat wave of the summer, members of the Hasidic Jewish community in trendy Williamsburg are posting fliers asking women not to wear tank tops.
The Central Rabbinical Congress, a council of rabbis, placed posters...
| Jun 13, 2011
| 7:46 AM
An alternate route into Manhattan has opened for commuters on the east side. Despite the gloomy skies, the East River Ferry, run by NY Waterway took its inaugural ride at 7 a.m. Monday.
The ferry operates between Manhattan, on Wall Street and East 34th...
| Jul 5, 2011
| 2:55 PM
The Shomrim are a Hasidic volunteer security patrol, often seen in dark sedans with lights and sirens blaring while they respond to neighborhood crimes that come across their police scanners. However, some residents say the security force is unfairly...
| Nov 11, 2010
| 2:21 PM
If you stand on a street corner long enough, the Google Street View cameras will find you -- a lesson three Brooklyn heroin dealers just found out the hard way.
The three dealers were busted by the Google camera car as they dealt drugs in front of the...
| Nov 12, 2010
| 2:36 AM
R.J. Reynolds is setting its sights on its latest target -- Williamsburg, the hipster capitol of New York -- with its newest line of Williamsburg Camel cigarettes.
The iconic camel will appear on the front of the cigarette box on what appears to be...
| Nov 25, 2010
| 2:52 AM
Hate the crowded malls during the holiday season? Well If traditional Black Friday shopping is not your thing, pop shopping might be. It's easy if you know where to find the stores that are "popping" up all over Manhattan and Brooklyn. Savvy holiday...
| Dec 1, 2010
| 5:46 PM
The National Association of Attorneys General has asked RJ Reynolds Tobacco Co. to stop its latest Camel cigarettes campaign and ditch the "hipster" Williamsburg smokes.
"We are concerned that this advertising campaign is using aspects of popular...
| Dec 6, 2010
| 6:39 PM
The Brooklyn District Attorney has denied a claim by a Williamsburg father that prosecutors offered an accused molester probation--no jail time--if he pleaded guilty. The father was talking about 27 year old Meir Descalowitz--who lives in an Orthodox...
| Mar 9, 2011
| 3:28 PM
A Williamsburg man was walking his dog around 11 p.m. Monday night when he says he had a close encounter.
The sky was clear that night, and when Phil DePaolo looked up toward the stars he saw what he believes was a UFO, hovering above Brooklyn.