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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Rabbi in costume helps bust shul house rocker

Brooklyn Heights: Cops nabbed a man they’d wanted for repeatedly breaking into a Brooklyn Heights synagogue over the past few months — and the man who ID’d the thief was a rabbi already in his Purim costume! Comment.

Sympathy for THIS Devil? For O’Malley? Neva!

Event: The son of former Brooklyn Dodgers owner Walter O’Malley, perhaps the most reviled man in the history of the Western Hemisphere, will face down a borough still livid at losing its beloved Bums to Los Angeles more than half a century ago. Comments (18).

Graffiti war comes to DUMBO

Books: There’s a new chapter in the never-ending war between graffiti writers and the police — a book penned by a retired cop has sparked outrage in the scribbling community. Comments (2).

It’s Lincoln’s birthday, but you get the present

Event: To celebrate Abe Lincoln’s just-passed 200th birthday, the Brooklyn Historical Society is showing off its most-prized possession: an original copy of the Emancipation Proclamation, signed by the man himself. This is a big deal. Comment.

New boss at ‘Park’ Conservancy

Bridge ‘Park’: The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy tapped its vice president, Nancy Webster, to become the group’s acting director after longtime leader Marianna Koval announced her resignation last week. Comment.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Screwed DUMBO driver speaks!

Mean Streets: A law-abiding DUMBO driver whose car was ticketed on Monday after the city installed new parking signs says the $115 citation is “unfair.” Comments (6).

Here’s a hairy situation

Brooklyn Heights: A perp robs a Walgreens drugstore — and gets lots of hair-care products. Plus all the crime news from Brooklyn Heights, Boerum Hill, Downtown and DUMBO’s 84th Precinct. Comment.

Opera on Tap mixes high notes and high life

Music: It’s time to take opera out of stuffy concert halls and theaters and get it where it really belongs — in bars. Comments (1).

Monday, March 9, 2009

DUMBO surprise! Boy, this guy got screwed!

DUMBO: Parking rules were changed on Washington Street during the day, making scofflaws out of some legally parked drivers. Comments (3).

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