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Brooklyn Heights–Downtown

Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009

Feds’ CityPoint bailout is a bad use of taxpayer dollars

Editorial: The Brooklyn Paper’s editorial board thinks there are better ways to spend $20 million in federal stimulus money than to prop up a failed shopping mall in Downtown. Comments (5).

Cartoonist shines a light on lamps

Cartoon: Our cartoonist Cristian Fleming is not a big fan of the antique lights in Brooklyn Heights. Comments (2).

Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009

In Brooklyn Heights, pork is the other light meat

Brooklyn Heights: A $2.7-million plan to install antique-looking lampposts will bring light to Brooklyn Heights — but it ain’t light on the wallet. Comments (8).

Brooklyn Bridge Park is being built

Bridge ‘Park’: Brooklyn Bridge Park is finally being built. Comments (8).

Purse snatchers gone wild!

Brooklyn Heights: There were at least nine purse snatches last week. Plus all the other crime news from Brooklyn Heights, Boerum Hill, Downtown and DUMBO’s 84th Precinct. Comment.

Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2009

BAILOUT! Stalled Downtown tower get $20 million in federal aid

Downtown plan: A comatose Downtown development got the breath of life last week, in the form of a $20 million in tax-exempt federal stimulus bonds to jumpstart the stalled plan to construct housing, retail space, and offices at Albee Square. Comments (4).

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