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Williamsburg’s Country Brunchin’ Hands Down the Most Fun You Can Have at Brunch Time

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By Alissa Fleck Country Brunchin’ at the Nitehawk Cinema in Williamsburg is easily one of the most enjoyable things I’ve ever done in the City. It’s also just the latest variation on the Brooklyn theater/restaurant’s weekend brunch series, celebrating the “sweet sweet South and all its goodness.” This event is 100% ideal for people whose [&hellip
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Major MTA Restorations, Expansions in Manhattan and Brooklyn

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by Adel Manoukian It’s long-awaited good news for Brooklynites and Manhattan residents. State Senator Daniel Squadron announced today that the MTA has made many service expansions and restorations in the two boroughs. The MTA will create a brand new Brooklyn Tech Triangle bus route which the senator and stakeholders will lead the effort for. Other [&hellip
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East River Ferries Hit 1 Million Riders, Revealing Locals Like to Frequent the Ferry Too

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More than 1 million people have ridden East River ferries since the service began just over a year ago, Mayor Bloomberg announced today. Bloomberg said this number far exceeds ridership projections, according to the Huffington Post. Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn rode the ferry from North Williamsburg to Lower Manhattan to celebrate the [&hellip
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David Byrne Makes Appearance at Amanda Palmer’s Williamsburg Show

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Photo by Veronica Hoglund This past Wednesday night Amanda Palmer, former vocalist for the Dredson Dolls, played a sold out show at the Williamsburg Hall of Music. Backed by bandmates The Grand Theft Orchestra, the night’s performance was packed with surprises, including an unexpected appearance by legendary David Byrne of the Talking Heads. AP pleased the packed room with songs off [&hellip
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Split in Jewish Satmar Community Helped Velazquez Win

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aaronites-300x224 Nydia Velazquez should thank the Aronite faction of Williamsburg’s vote-rich Satmar religious sect for fending off a strong challenge from Councilman Erik Dilan in yesterday’s primary, according to Velazquez supporters. The south Williamsburg Satmar Jewish community is split between two rival brothers, Zalman Teitelbaum and Aaron Teitelbaum — who control the community’s Zalmanite and Aronite factions. [&hellip
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Velazquez Nabs Brooklyn, Lower East Side and Hasidic Votes To Secure Victory

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nydia-poll1-300x224 Nydia Velazquez needed to refuel after a long day campaigning. She was barely soaking in her victory — having addressed the crowd at Williamsburg’s East River Bar shortly before 11 p.m. — and was piling her plate with meatballs, roast chicken, fried fish, pasta salad, rice and some kind of lasagna at a buffet set [&hellip
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More Anti-Semitic Vandalism Appears in Williamsburg

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We reported on cases of anti-Semitic vandalism throughout Brooklyn neighborhoods in recent weeks, now it appears even more cases are cropping up. Police believe it’s possible the owners of a dozen vehicles in Williamsburg, which had windows shattered by a pellet gun overnight, were targets of anti-Semitic vandals, reports What’s News, an Orthodox Jewish Community [&hellip
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Free Buses from Williamsburg to the Beach this Weekend

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Photo by dandeluca By Paul Bisceglio Just in time for the weekend’s predicted sunshine, Rockaway Beach’s new Williamsburg-to-the-beach “Rockabus” is kicking off its service this Saturday and Sunday with free roundtrip rides to shore. Beginning at 9:30 a.m. and departing every 35 minutes, yellow school buses will cruise back and forth between Metropolitan and Meeker Avenues and the [&hellip
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