Tag Archive | "Williamsburg"

Smokescreen: Why R.J. Reynolds Plastered Williamsburg on its Camel Blues

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


The Ink uncovers the background of a cigarette campaign that had Brooklyn up in arms.

Private-Public Partnership Keeps Brooklyn Parks Clean, Beautiful

Monday, December 27, 2010

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by Alejandro Lopez de Haro This past 15th of September a tornado hit Brooklyn in the late afternoon, bringing a fright to the residents of New York City’s largest borough. Strong winds and hail plummeted from [...]

As Small Businesses Move From Bedford Avenue, City Council Works On Rent Controls

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

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By Manuel Rueda The Bagel Store in Williamsburg is a popular spot with locals and tourists seeking a quick breakfast or lunch. Asides from the regular fare of poppy seed bagels and sliced meat sandwiches, the [...]

Three Brooklyn Congressional Representatives to Lose Clout

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


By Miranda Neubauer Brooklyn’s clout in the new U.S. Congress will be greatly diminished come January. Despite easy victories in November, the borough’s three most powerful congressional representatives will be removed from leadership posts in three [...]

Williamsburg Savings Bank Could Become Luxury Hotel

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


The Williamsburg Savings Bank has been sold to Juan Figueroa, a local hotelier, reports The New York Observer. Architect George Post, who also designed the New York Stock Exchange, designed the building. It is expected [...]

Jewish Leaders Offer Reward in Robbery

Tuesday, November 30, 2010


The NY Daily News reports that Jewish leaders in Brooklyn are offering a $5,000 reward to anyone who assists in solving a robbery that took place during Thanksgiving. Joel Weinberger, 26, was unconscious after a [...]

Williamsburg Activist Takes Issues Global

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


By Ceylan Yeginsu The pressure of living in an African American community amid the civil rights movement in the 60s pushed Jan Peterson from Harlem to Williamsburg, where she entered what was then an Italian neighborhood [...]

Williamsburg to Receive Own Branded Cigarettes

Friday, November 12, 2010


Williamsburg will be featured on packs of Camel-brand cigarettes, The Wall Street Journal reports. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. started a campaign that features various American cities on packs of cigarettes. Austin, TX and Las Vegas have [...]

Google Street View Cameras Nab Brooklyn Drug Dealers

Friday, November 12, 2010

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Three drug dealers were busted by images that Google’s Street View Cameras took that showed three men dealing in front of the Neighborhood Grocery on Jackson Street and Kingsland Avenue in Williamburg, New York’s PIX11 [...]

Williamsburg Woman Falls in Sidewalk Hole

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


Philippa Kaye of Williamsburg sunk into a sidewalk hole when she was walking on Flatbush and Fifth avenues. Kaye was headed to the New York City Marathon on Sunday when she fell in. The Department [...]