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Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008

Locals want BQE cover-up

Carroll Gardens: In the greatest reunification project since East and West Germany, residents of Carroll Gardens and the Columbia Waterfront District want to reconnect neighborhoods that were split by a trench portion of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway in the 1950s — but do so without supporting Mayor Bloomberg’s vision of high rises on decks over the sunken highway. Comments (5)

Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008

Bike Ferris wheel loses!

Mean Streets: An ambitious plan to create a 10-story bike storage Ferris wheel towering over the Smith-Ninth Street F-train station was narrowly defeated in an architecture competition by a less-spectacular, but admittedly more-realistic, design on Monday night. Comment

Trick or cheat on Halloween

Carroll Gardens: A couple is mugged on Degraw Street on All Hallow’s Eve. Plus all the crime news from Brooklyn Heights, Boerum Hill, Downtown and DUMBO’s 84th Precinct. Comment

Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008

Big meeting, few answers for LICH

Cobble Hill: Brooklynites turned up in droves at Borough Hall on Monday night to express their dismay at the problems at cash-strapped Long Island College Hospital, which has announced plans to shutter its maternity, pediatrics and dentistry wards, laid off 100 workers and said it will sack 200 more before the bleeding stops. Comments (4)

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Monday, Nov. 10, 2008

City dumps Hook pier plan

Red Hook: The city quietly sank its plan for redeveloping a piece of the Red Hook waterfront with a marina, entertainment offering and hotels, The Brooklyn Paper has learned. Comment