Shooting on Rodney Street

Police are looking for a man wanted in connection to a shooting yesterday at 4:35 a.m..

Authorities say a 31-year-old man was shot in his right leg near South 4th Street and Rodney Street in Williamsburg.

The victim was brought to a local hospital and is now in stable condition, police said.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM.

Summer Restaurant Week on Grand Street!


It’s time to get your grub on.

This week, Grand Street’s restaurants are offering amazing deals as part of its Summer Restaurant Week, thanks to the Grand Street BID.

Grab a two-course lunch for just $11 at Los Tacos-Mcondo or three-course dinner at Forcella for $25.

Take advantage of these affordable deals before they end!

Star Wars: The Force Awakens at Transmitter Park


You may remember that Luke Skywalker saved the world from the evil Darth Vader and the Galatic Empire, but a new force has troubled a land far, far way.

A screening of Star War: The Force Awakens will be showing at Transmitter Park tonight at 8 p.m. You’ll be introduced to new heroes as they take on the evil forces of the First Order.

TONIGHT: National Night Out with 94th Pct!


Join the 94th Precinct and the Greenpoint community in celebrating National Night Out, an event to introduce members of the local police force to our children and neighbors.

The event will be kid-friendly and well-protected. It starts at 6 p.m. at Lorimer Street and Meserole Avenue!

Investors Bank Promotion

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Only a month in and Investors Bank is already offering promotions.

Check out their grand opening promotion, where you can win prizes like a 40-inch LDC television, iPad Air, Kindle Fire, Apple Watch, Nepressors and BBQ grill.

For more information, contact branch manager Debbie Hootam at 718-389-1531.

Newtown Creek Walking Tour Next Week

Flickr/Dan DeLuca
Flickr/Dan DeLuca

NYC H20 is hosting a walking tour of Newtown Creek on August 3 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Organizers are meeting attendees in front of St. Anthony’s Church at 862 Manhattan Avenue.

On this tour, historian Mitch Waxman will show how the use of New York’s ancient streams created the contemporary landscape, including real estate development, environmental hazards and the re-emergence of the creek’s natural environment. The tour will cover the creek’s pollution history, spillage from oil refineries and what ultimately led to Superfund status.

Organizers advise you to bring your camera, be prepared for rough terrain, dress and pack appropriately for hiking and hot weather. Closed-toe shoes are recommended, and you might want to go to the bathroom before the tour.

To register, please click here.

Free flicks at Transmitter Park


Catch a free movie this Friday, July 29 at 8:30 p.m. at Transmitter Park. It’s part of the SummerSTARZ Free Outdoor Movie series, sponsored by Town Square.

The next movie on the schedule is Star Wars: The Force Awakens on August 5.

L train to shut down for 18 months

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MTA executives at a public listening meeting in Williamsburg.

The MTA has officially decided what most residents and riders asked for all along.

They announced Monday that they will shut down the L train from 8th Avenue in Manhattan to Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg for 18 months, starting in 2019.

“While the MTA always looks to avoid service disruptions, there is no question that repairs to the Canarsie Tunnel are critical and cannot be avoided or delayed,” said MTA Chairman and CEO Thomas Prendergast. “Throughout this process we have committed to engaging the community and listening to all concerns so that we can address them as we prepare for this necessary work.”


This decision comes after months of surveying and public listening sessions. According to the MTA, 77 percent of comments the MTA received asked for this option.

The other plan the MTA floated at meetings was to have a 3-year partial shutdown in which service would be dreadfully slower than it already is. They were leaning against that option, and riders agreed.

In the meantime, the MTA should look at increasing service for alternative trains (G or M, for example) or a dedicated bus lane for the M14 in Manhattan.

Free legal clinic in north Brooklyn this week


The Greenpoint Housing Clinics are hosting their regularly scheduled free legal clinics on Thursday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Greenpoint Church (136 Milton Street).

Tenants will have the opportunity to learn about their rights, speak one-on-one with counselors and housing discrimination lawyers and meet with neighbors to discuss forming tenant associations.