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Brooklyn Heights–Downtown

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Builder’s bridge to the arts

Art: David Walentas has hired a culture czar to keep DUMBO’s artists happy. Comment.

The joke’s on Walentas

Theater: DUMBO real-estate mogul David Walentas is being spoofed on a neighborhood stage. Comment.

Guesthouse owner doesn’t hail Manhattan cabbies

Carroll Gardens: A Boerum Hill woman filed a complaint with the Taxi and Limousine Commission after at least five Manhattan hacks refused to take guests over the river. Comment.

Clarke: Save Duffield Houses

Downtown: Rep. Yvette Clarke threw her support behind the owners of several Downtown Brooklyn houses who claim their buildings were once part of the Underground Railroad. Comment.

Thugs choke man in DUMBO

Downtown: A would-be kick-boxer defended his life, but lost his cellphone to armed thugs — and the rest of the crime news from the 84th Precinct. Comment.

A column that’s lovely as a tree

Heights Lowdown: A woman wants to save a historic tree in Brooklyn Heights — yet is meeting resistence. Comment.

Buy some ink & save a tree

Downtown: Want to turn those empty printer cartridges into trees? Here’s how. Comment.