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Brooklyn Heights–Downtown

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Koval’s departure

Editorial: Our editorial board sees a much bigger story to Marianna Koval’s resignation from the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy. The story: There is no park. Comments (2).

Dafriend or Dafoe?

Cinema: Our encounter with the beloved actor. Comments (1).

Marty’s taller Dock Street tower unites everyone — against it!

DUMBO: The Beep’s vision for “saving” the Brooklyn Bridge would allow a taller, though thinner, Dock Street tower than David and Jed Walentases version above. Comments (1).

Demolition on Duffield clears way for fourth hotel on block

Downtown plan: A historic Duffield Street home believed to be a hotbed of Abolitionist activity in the 19th century is being torn down, possibly to make way for the fourth hotel on the Downtown block. Comments (11).

All drawn out

Bridge ‘Park’: Cartoonist Cristian Fleming looks at an abrupt departure at the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy. Comment.

Shul house rocked!

Brooklyn Heights: For the second time in a week, someone has broken into a Brooklyn Heights synagogue — and the fed up rabbis are certain that the thief is a former recipient of the temple’s kindness. Comment.

DUMBO’s future to be mapped out with rezoning

DUMBO: DUMBO residents and merchants are divided over a proposed city rezoning for a swath of the less-swank portion of the neighborhood east of the Manhattan Bridge that will allow old manufacturing buildings to be converted into residential lofts and let developers build new apartment buildings as high as 12 stories. Comments (1).

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Breaking news! Koval out at Bridge ‘Park’ Conservancy

Bridge ‘Park’: Longtime Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy President Marianna Koval has resigned — officially to spend more time with her teenage daughter. Comments (1).

Marty: Yes on Dock Street (sort of)

DUMBO: Borough President Markowitz announced that he supports a DUMBO developer’s controversial residential tower, defying opponents who say the 18-story building would obstruct views of the Brooklyn Bridge — but his approval is conditional on a redesign of the building. Comments (4).

A Tea Lounge for Brooklyn Heights!

Dining: Park Slope’s laid back, novel-writing, blog-posting, coffee-drinking culture may have finally found a beachhead in Brooklyn Heights. Comment.