Week in Review

Here’s a recap of the week that was in North Brooklyn:

Northside 2012
Marty Markowitz and GZA announce the 2012 Northside Festival.

At I.S. 318 Eugenio Maria de Hostos, the cool kids are national chess champions – the first middle school to ever win the United States Chess Federation’s high school championship. [NYT]

WAGPOPS – Williamsburg and Greenpoint Parents for Our Public Schools – is stepping up their fight against charter schools co-locating in North Brooklyn. [Greenpoint News]

Whole Foods on the Northside will soon be joined by more retail and a boutique hotel. [Brownstoner]

Police are looking for three men who posed as construction workers to rob an elderly man in [Greenpoint] earlier this month. [NY1]

The Community Board’s Public Safety Committee is worried about early-hours Sunday brunch. [Brooklyn Paper]

And for your weekend to-do list:

NY State Senator Dan Squadron is holding his fourth annual 25th Senate District Community Convention this Sunday. [Sen. Squadron]

The Greenpoint Business Alliance is organizing volunteers to help clean up the Newtown Creek Nature on Earth Day (this Sunday) [Greenpoint News]

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