After taking a brief respite into the woods of Massachusetts this weekend, The Short List is back with a look at five important stories that people should be talking about this week.
Crime: New Daily News reporter Mike McLaughlin reports about how crime is down but burglaries are up in the 90th and 83rd Precincts (that's Williamsburg and Bushwick).
Politics: New New York Observer reporter Reid Pillifant notes how the Kings County Democratic Party leader is encouraging Democrats (and everyone else) to vote on the Working Families Party line (Row E not Row A).
Food: While that Fresh Foods zoning text amendment gets debated in a City Council hearing this morning, BushwickBK's Diego Cupolo takes you through a Supermarket Sweep of some grocery stores in Bushwick you should be visiting.
Environment: The New York Times magazine's Andrew Rice looks at the possibilities for development along the Gowanus Canal. I want to know more about how the market's downturn will impact some of these projects, so expect more news on this angle soon.