Yes, it's a very special 10-year anniversary edition of The Short List. My 10-year high school reunion (Go Panthers!), that is. It's BYOB this weekend at Lion's Field. That's Bring Your Own Babies. Everybody is going to be packing and I have a problem. Hey Doug Biviano, can I borrow your kids for the weekend? I'll bring them back in one piece!
Lots of doings on in Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Bushwick this week, but I'm saving two big stories for later posts with more analysis. For Downtown Brooklyn, we've got a thorough recap of the CB2 meeting from Brooklyn Heights Blog, The Brooklyn Paper's wrap of weeklong Atlantic Yards hearings as well as Steve Witt's at The Courier (and his follow-up), The Brooklyn Paper's Mike McLaughlin splits up the B61 Bus and takes in the roller coaster Coney Island development vote at City Council along with The Courier's Michele De Meglio.
In political news, DeBlasio is back on the ballot (oh, you've heard?), Josh Skaller has technical problems, and there was a debate in Williamsburg (more on that later). Also, Gotham Gazette star Courtney Gross profiles Tony Avella,
In the neighborhood, Crains piles on the retail bust, there's a street fair in Bushwick, Faille visits Williamsburg, a Polish-born Greenpoint sculptor is dead, Bedford businesses are upset about the "Gutter Punks", and The Greenpoint Gazette's Juliet Linderman's series on businesses in the Broadway Triangle.
Looking for something to do? BushwickBK's Anna D'Agrossa has the list. I'm hanging out with Romy and Michelle. Time after time.