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Photo © Geralyn Shukwit City’s Schools Share Space, and Bitterness, With Charters  [NYPost] Community Board Blocks Chasidic Developers Project Rose Plaza  [Vosizneias] New Bike Lane for Williamsburg Street  [Brownstoner] Sonic Youth: Old Rockers Harnessing the Old Power  [NYT]

Pulaski Bridge Walkway Clears on Thanksgiving

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Like my roommates—one gone to Chicago and the other New Jersey—I too am traveling to family for Thanksgiving, so I planned ahead to get a workout in, early. I set out at 9am, and found Nassau St, Greenpoint Ave, and the bridge completely deserted.

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Photo © Geralyn Shukwit Community Board Rejects “Rose Plaza” Waterfront Towers  [BrooklynPaper] Kane & Couture Hosts the Grand Opening of Kiki’s Pet Spa  [marketwire] Brooklyn Man Gives Thanks by Feeding Fellow Homeless  [DailyNews] Jonathan Lethem at Greenpoint’s Word Bookstore Sunday  [BrooklynPaper]

Keanu Reeves Visits Greenpoint Reformed Church Soup Kitchen

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Photo: Philip Mauro In this photo (and it’s not photo-shopped!) Pastor Ann Kansfield of the Greenpoint Reformed Church is in the company of two very big movie stars: Keanu Reeves and Vera Farmiga who stopped by the Greenpoint Reformed Church Soup Kitchen, earlier today, to lend some support before the Kitchen’s Thanksgiving meal was served. Reeves more…

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Photo: © Geralyn Shukwit Stolen Vehicle Crashes into Building, 3 Injured  [WPIX] Competitive Skee-ball League Forming  [YourNabe] Woodhull Releases Cookbook Good Enough to Eat  [YourNabe] A Piano Bar Grows in Brooklyn  [NYT]

Fashion Sense: Brought to You by the Letter “F”

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My blog post today features a Williamsburg-based fashion social media site Fashism (turns fashion criticism on its head) where users can rank each others’ outfits. Think of it as a way for people to Digg your Style. Here’s a Q & A with Fashism co-founder Brooke Moreland. WG: How did you get the idea to launch more…

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Photo © Geralyn Shukwit Drama, Comedy at Broadway Triangle Hearing  [YourNabe] Bigger Sidewalks, Better Bike Lanes, Safer Streets  [streetsblog] A Departing Council Member in Search of a Quo for His Quid  [Observer] Brooklyn Bowl to Host All-Ukulele Beatles Tribute  [BrooklynPaper]

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Photo © Geralyn Shukwit The First Miss G Train Crowned  [flavorwire] Brooklyn siblings strike a chord with TV series on food & music  [NYPost] Fat Camp for Fido in Greenpoint  [NYPost] Robert Sietsema’s Ten Best Williamsburg Restaurants  [VillageVoice]

Greenpoint’s Quiet Park: McGolrick

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Every time I step out of my Greenpoint apartment for a run it begins the same way—a 5-minute stroll through McGolrick Park. This park is quietly understated in the neighborhood, off the beaten path, away from the North Brooklyn fray, a gem to residents nearby. After skipping through its walkways again this morning I decided more…