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Brooklyn Heights–Downtown

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Boot camp to the rescue! Paper rep hopes to lose weight, save his own life

Fitness: One of our ad salesmen — overweight, tired, burnt out — signs up for the “Boot Camp Challenge” in hopes of saving his life. Check out the “Before” pictures! Comment

Duffield supporters ‘Hammer’-ing Jack

Downtown: About four dozen Downtown residents, historians and preservationists roundly slammed a city plan to seize 22 lots by eminent domain to make room for a park and underground parking lot — and they focused their anger on an ironically named city official: Jack Hammer of the Department of Housing Preservation and Development. Comment

Jitney jilted! Only 8 take maiden Hampton voyage

Downtown: A three-quarters-empty Hampton Jitney made its maiden voyage from Brooklyn to Montauk last week — yet despite the low turnout, the busride was a resounding success for at least one reason: no one had to travel with “snooty Hamptonites,” one customer said. Comment

Heights nannies are being watched anew

Heights Lowdown: A new art show on nannies gets our guest columnist thinking about their role in our neighborhood. Comment

It’s just business for well-suited con

Downtown: A well-dressed man robs a Downtown store — plus all the other crime news from Downtown, Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO. Comment

A dirty job

Downtown: A dirt-filled truck overturned on Cadman Plaza West on Tuesday morning, stopping traffic, but not halting landscaping work at the apartment tower at 75 Henry St. Comment

Pazza de Pearl OK’d

Downtown: The grimy Pearl Street triangle is about to get a sprucing up by the city. Comment

Call off the hounds: DUMBO kitty found!

Downtown: Curiosity almost killed a cat named Dolphin last week when the feisty feline went on the lam in DUMBO. But Dolphin is now back in her Jay Street home. Comments (1)