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Saturday, Dec. 22, 2007

Ratner’s ‘Mr Brooklyn’ deal gets sweeter

Downtown plan: City University is offering to sweeten its deal with developer Bruce Ratner to build a laboratory and classroom building for City Tech in Downtown Brooklyn, The Brooklyn Paper has learned. Comments (5).

Morton’s anchors Adams mall

Downtown plan: Downtown Brooklyn is licking its chops over a plan to bring the upscale Morton’s steakhouse to the Brooklyn Marriott next year. Comments (2).

Downtown scores again

Editorial: Are there problems with all this development going on Downtown? Of course. But on the balance, Downtown’s rebirth is far better off in the hands of the market than in those of the bureaucrats. Comments (1).

IHOP opens on Livingston

Downtown: Brooklynites came from near and far to gorge on piping hot buttermilk pancakes, sausage, hash browns, eggs and every other conceivable type of breakfast fare on Tuesday as the International House of Pancakes opened its first Downtown location on Livingston Street. Comments (6).

Walentas again fights his neighbors over Dock Street apartment tower

DUMBO: DUMBO real-estate titan David Walentas’s latest plan to build an apartment complex next to the Brooklyn Bridge is once again meeting intense resistance from residents’ groups in DUMBO and Brooklyn Heights — despite a smaller design and new incentives from the developer. Comments (3).

Brooklyn’s rat killer fights on

Heights Lowdown: Our columnist sets out to examine the rat problem — and finds a man who shoots the vermin with an air rifle! Comments (4).

DUMBO gets historic

DUMBO: DUMBO became Brooklyn’s 19th historic district on Tuesday — a designation that gives the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission veto power on any major alternations to buildings or new construction in the former manufacturing stronghold that is rapidly becoming a residential enclave. Comment.

Cops grab Gardens man as Downtown bank bandit

Downtown: A man is arrested for robbing two Downtown banks four times in a five-day spree. Plus all the other crime news from Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO and Downtown’s 84th Precinct. Comment.

Kiddie center closed

Downtown: A mismanaged pre-school on Dean Street has shut down over a scandal about unsafe building conditions that led the city to temporarily close it last month. Comments (1).