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Brooklyn Heights–Downtown

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Heights bridge to the future?

Bridge ‘Park’: A futuristic, pod-like pedestrian bridge has emerged as a likely solution to an urban design problem that has vexed planners for years: how do you connect the famed Brooklyn Heights Promenade to the waterfront below — and avoid angering the posh neighborhood’s various interest groups at the same time? Comment.

Where’s the beef? It’s all over the place on Montague Street

Downtown: The Montague Street hamburger wars have begun! A new joint, Five Guys, will soon open right near two beloved neighborhood greasy spoons, Grand Canyon and Happy Days. Comment.

Tall tower, high rents

Downtown plan: Talk about the Manhattanization of Brooklyn: A new mega-development slated for the booming border of Fort Greene and Downtown is being built by the same real-estate giant that built a luxury Xanadu with a Whole Foods in the lobby on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Comments (1).

Elderly lady snagged in pimple scam

Downtown: A vicious stabbing — and all the other crime news from the Heights, Downtown and DUMBO. Comment.

Jewish crêpes?

Downtown: Can a French delicacy — made by an Israeli — make it on Brooklyn’s meanest street? Comment.

Delay, thy name is Duffield

Heights Lowdown: Our columnist on the latest effort to save some historic — and possibly slave-linked — houses on Duffield Street. Comment.

You won’t go hungry

Downtown: The toughest corner in the history of Brooklyn Heights — the so-called “Corner of Cranberry” on Henry Street — is about to welcome some new victims … er, tenants. Comment.

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