June 30 – July 7, 2007: Vol. 30, No. 26
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Brooklyn Heights–Downtown

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Everybody in the barge

Downtown: The floating pool — will finally open for swimming, soaking, and general relief-seeking on July 4, sources told The Brooklyn Paper. Comment.

The sky’s the limit (at least in this picture)

Downtown plan: Here’s a new rendering of a glitzy new mall on Fulton Street in Downtown. Comment.

Tish: Downtown housing should be ‘affordable’

Downtown plan: An unlikely trio of Brooklyn politicians wants the city to revisit a three-year-old plan that was supposed to foment a business boom in Downtown Brooklyn, but has instead sparked a luxury apartment gold rush. Comment.

Two Trees tries tower — again — on Water St.

DUMBO: Developer David Walentas has proposed to add another castle to his DUMBO fiefdom: a $200-million, 400-apartment, commercial and middle school project on Dock Street, between Water and Front streets — the same location where a similar Walentas proposal was defeated in 2004. Comment.

Dog-day afternoon turns glum

Downtown: A young boy and his mother watched in abject horror as a man tried to steal their dog as they were playing with him in Cadman Plaza Park on June 19 — plus all the other crime news from Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO and Downtown. Comment.

Permits a plague on Pierrepont

Heights Lowdown: Our columnist goes undercover to solve the parking mess on Pierrepont Street. Comments (3).

Screamin’ for ice cream

Downtown: Defying weeks of claims that he was just “closed for renovations,” Sven Lapiner finally admitted this week that he had closed the Ben & Jerry’s parlor on Atlantic Avenue, claiming the lack of business forced his hand. Comment.

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