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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Busy Chef in hiding as new charges loom

Brooklyn Heights: Busy Chef Dan Kaufman has spent the week out of view after being charged with stealing nearly $25,000 — and attempting to steal $46,000 more — from unwitting customers in a massive identity theft and credit card forgery case. Comments (12).

On a roll! Soapbox derby flies by Witnesses

Brooklyn Heights: The organizer of an old-fashioned Soapbox Derby has zoomed right past the disapproving elders of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, who last year blocked the gravity-fueled go-cart race along Brooklyn Heights’ legendary “Suicide Hill” because of liability issues. Comments (5).

State: Grimaldi’s cooked books

DUMBO: State officials shut down Grimaldi’s on Wednesday, saying the internationally renowned DUMBO pizzeria owed $150,000 in taxes — but the cash-only joint reopened to cheers a few hours later as its owner downplayed the whole thing as just an “accounting error.” Comment.

Idle threat: Downtowners upset at Ikea shuttle

Red Hook: It’s become a bus-aster at Borough Hall. Comments (4).

Heights iTour

Event: Until now, tourists roaming through Brooklyn Heights were immediately recognizable thanks to their bulging fanny packs and unwieldy maps. But not anymore! Thanks to “CityListen Audio Tour,” a self-guided trek that downloads to any MP3 player, tourists can roam the borough with ear buds — just like us! Comment.

Courageous choreography

Dance: There’s no room for trepidation at the Genesis Dance Company’s “Be Fearless! Experience Genesis Dance!” performances this weekend in Downtown Brooklyn. Meet the artists at the opening night gala. Comment.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Green begets green

Downtown: Adams Street now has a green spine. Comment.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Busy chef is sprung! But more charges are coming say cops

Brooklyn Heights: Busy Chef Dan Kaufman was sprung from jail late Friday by his girlfriend — even as more victims of his alleged credit card scam are coming forward, law enforcement authorities said. Comment.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Busted Chef! Heights food shop owner arrested on identity theft, forgery

Brooklyn Heights: One of the owners of Busy Chef, the popular Brooklyn Heights upscale take-out joint, was arraigned today for stealing nearly $25,000 from unwitting customers in a massive identity theft and credit card forgery case — and will remain in jail at least until Wednesday because the court would not accept a bail payment from an accused forger. Comments (5).

Cats out of the bag; Locals say mayoral wannabe failed them on Myrtle

Downtown plan: An embattled condo project on Myrtle Avenue will come back to haunt its billionaire developer if he goes ahead and runs for mayor, his critics say. Comments (2).