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Brooklyn Heights–Downtown

Saturday, Dec. 8, 2007

Joy on Duffield: Deal saves ‘Underground Railroad’ home

Downtown plan: The city has said it will redesign a park that is the centerpiece of its plan for Downtown Brooklyn after the owner of a home linked by historians to the Underground Railroad won a court settlement last week. Comments (3).

Man hits the road to save Admirals Row

Downtown: A man drove an old BMW around Brooklyn to oppose the Navy Yard’s plan to tear down the “Admirals Row.” Comments (1).

Big win on Duffield St.

Editorial: The city’s decision to spare a house on Duffield Street is a good one — but now the Bloomberg Administration must go one step further and ensure that a museum to Brooklyn’s Abolitionist past gets built. Comment.

New space is a scofflaw paradise

Downtown: A Montague Street business group’s attempt to make it easier for ambulance drivers to drop off patients at a clinic on the street is being stymied by the very agency that helped set up the parking in the first place — the Department of Transportation. Comments (2).

Our man walks the walk Downtown

Downtown plan: Our columnist explores the wonder of Downtown — and worries about how long it will all last. Comments (1).

Precinct house won’t be homes

Downtown: The owner of a century-old former NYPD stationhouse in Brooklyn Heights has scrapped his plans to convert the building into apartments, and two schools are vying to lease the long dormant space in its entirety. Comments (1).