Williamsburg Community Board Equates Wine Bars with Gang Activity

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By Brian Ries
|  Friday, Aug 7, 2009  |  Updated 6:46 AM EDT
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Williamsburg Community Board Equates Wine Bars with Gang Activity

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Suspected gang members recruit at a wine bar in the Hamptons

Williamsburg is drying up. A recent community board meeting had residents gasping when the owner of a new wine bar asked to stay open till 2 a.m. Their reason for such shock? Gang activity. They really, actually have convinced themselves that the gangs are going to frequent a swanky hipster wine bar. [Eater, via Gothamist]

With the simple switcheroo of a subway's service changes sign, the Canal St. stop on the JMZ quickly becomes Anal St., and we are left to giggle frat-tastically amongst ourselves. [Huffington Post]

Following a mid-day fire, the lack of any proper fire evacuation procedure at the United Artists multiplex on Court Street in Brooklyn raises some nearly-singed eyebrows. [Lost City]

Interested in trying out for a performance troupe of "animals" who tend to wear over-sized plushy heads in public places? You're in luck! [FREEwilliamsburg]

The Mad Men director sold his co-op on Broadway and Broome Street for $1.5 million to Saturday Night Live performer, Kristin Wiig. Glad to see Hollywood's still buyin'. [The Real Deal]

An exhibition of Rikers Island inmate art opens this Thursday to help raise awareness of an after-prison arts program in Crown Heights. [Huffington Post]

Alright smarty pants, freak your hearts out. The Village Voice spoke with two curators who want to freak you out with The Horror Show, an exhibition opening today at Dorsky Gallery. It all sounds like a haunted house in August. [Runnin' Scared]

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