Downtown plan: Brooklyn’s tallest office building was sold on Wednesday for $107.5 million to Manhattan’s largest office landlord — and the new owner immediately distanced himself from rumors that the building be converted to luxury residential use like many others in the neighborhood. Comment.
Downtown plan: Schermerhorn Street — long home to parking lots, litter, a food stamp distribution center, job placement offices and a Hare Krishna temple — is finally joining the rest of the Downtown Brooklyn residential boom. Comment.
Downtown: Two men — who may have been armed — forced a Brooklyn Heights man to withdraw $800 from an ATM before ordering him to drive them to Manhattan on June 16. Plus all the other crime news from Brooklyn Heights, Downtown and DUMBO. Comment.
Downtown: The Department of Transportation has agreed to do a study of the traffic-choked intersection of Tillary and Adams streets in Downtown Brooklyn — the result of protests by local seniors who say that current light timing doesn’t give them enough time to cross the street. Comment.
Art: A quick-acting disc jockey saved the day — and quite possibly helped catch the art world’s elusive Splasher — at Thursday night’s glitzy opening to graffiti legend Shepard Fairey’s DUMBO installation after one of the guests attempted to light a flammable device amidst a crowd of 500 street-art lovers. Comment.