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Brooklyn Heights–Downtown

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Heights elementary school to grow — could middle school be next?

Brooklyn Heights: A city plan to build an annex at an increasingly popular Brooklyn Heights elementary school had local power brokers and parents excited that, for the first time, there is clear city support of a new middle school in the district. Comments (1).

Bridge ‘Park’ can find no ‘Purchase’

Bridge ‘Park’: Demolition teams have made short work of the iconic Purchase Building beneath the Brooklyn Bridge to clear space for a piazza that will be part of the controversial Brooklyn Bridge Park project. Comment.

Get on board

Fitness: Starting Aug. 2, you’ll get the chance to explore the East River on a kayak or rowboat — no experience necessary. Comment.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Downtown goes to the dogs

Downtown: Downtown is dealing with an unlikely problem — a growing dog population. And the new wave of residents is asking for relief. Comments (5).

Busy chef closes! Co-owner’s arrest led to demise

Brooklyn Heights: The disgraced Busy Chef restaurant empire has closed amid a criminal investigation into former partner Dan Kaufman, who is accused of swindling $25,000 from customers’ credit card numbers. Comments (9).

Two thugs, two victims, two cellphones

Brooklyn Heights: Two thugs beat up a young couple walking in DUMBO on July 20 — plus all the other crime news from Brooklyn Heights, Downtown, DUMBO and Boerum Hill’s 84th Precinct. Comment.

84th Precinct CO gets promotion

Brooklyn Heights: Crime rates have plummeted so dramatically in the 84th Precinct that its Brooklyn-born commanding officer just got promoted. Comment.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Book ‘em! Heights store will not close, says owner

Brooklyn Heights: Heights Books, says it hopes to reopen in a new Heights location after it is forced to move from its Montague Street home Comment.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Grimaldi’s tax back into good graces

DUMBO: New details — and charges — have emerged about the state’s five-hour shutdown of Grimaldi’s last week over unpaid taxes: the pizzeria owed as much as $165,000. Comments (1).

Admirals Row: The Smackdown!

Vinegar Hill: We invited a member of each side of the Admirals Row debate to hash it out, head to head. It’s a smackdown, baby! Comment.

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