Park Slope: The Brooklyn Paper got a first peek inside Brooklyn’s first boutique hotel — Hotel Le Bleu — and discovered a very modern, tasteful, 48-room, glass-and-steel complex. The room is beautiful. The view, not so much. Comments (2).
Editorial: Borough President Markowitz championed the MTA’s land giveaway to pal Bruce Ratner, yet now says MTA mismanagement is behind a proposed transit fare hike. Markowitz shares the blame Comment.
Letters: Our mailbag is full with letters about Borough President Markowitz’s run for mayor, Barack Obama’s run for president, a state bill to ban the distribution of some flyers and the conclusion of the Arena Bagels saga. Comment.
Greene Acres: Our columnist’s old Fort Greene digs — the $750 three-bedroom apartment that she called home a mere four years ago — was one of Brownstoner.com’s “condos of the day” last week. Naturally, she tried to go home again. Comment.
Red Hook: City officials are on the brink of rolling out a new development plan for the Red Hook waterfront — a move that is expected to keep cargo ships on the piers and scuttle a plan to expand the Brooklyn cruise ship terminal, borough officials said this week. Comment.