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Saturday, May 12, 2007

Slope ousts Arabic school; City caves, relocates Gibran Academy to Boerum Hill

Park Slope: The city has given up its controversial plan to squeeze an Arabic language and culture middle school into a Park Slope elementary school — and will now place the controversial Khalil Gibran International Academy in a Boerum Hill high school. Comment

Anatomy of a debacle

Park Slope: How Gibran Academy planners got buried — and what they can learn from the process Comment

Principal says ‘salaam’ to Gibran school

Park Slope: The city announced that the first Arabic language and culture academy will be housed in a Boerum Hill high school, just five days after parental opposition forced the city to quash a plan to house the academy in a Park Slope elementary school. Comment

Gun heists shatter DUMBO’s calm

Fort Greene: Life in trendy DUMBO isn’t always as hip and happy as it seems: Two people were robbed by separate pairs of thieves who showed off — or claimed to have — handguns on the cobblestone streets of one of downtown Brooklyn’s hottest neighborhoods within days of each other last week, police said. Plus all your crime news from Downtown, Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO. Comment

No room for this here hotel

Brooklyn South: Our columnist explains why a hotel plan on Atlantic Avenue died — and why it’s a good thing. Comments (1)

It’s in the jeans

Carroll Gardens: Lucky who? The trendy clothier known for selling 200 jeans with the words “Lucky You” emblazoned on the fly of each pair will open its first Brooklyn store on Smith Street at the end of June, The Stoop has learned. Comment

Everybody on the bike!

Carroll Gardens: More than a hundred bicyclists rode from DUMBO to Red Hook last Saturday on what was the first-ever bicycle tour along the long fenced-off waterfront. Comment