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Brooklyn Heights–Downtown

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Comptroller: Let’s sell the House of D

Downtown: Comptroller Bill Thompson has called for the city to sell the Brooklyn House of Detention on Atlantic Avenue, despite a city plan to reopen the jail and double its capacity. Comment.


Downtown: A man broke into clothing store on Atlantic Avenue by smashing a hole in the sheet rock walls, apparently with a broom handle, on April 18. Plus all the crime news from Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO and Downtown’s 84th Precinct. Comment.

Puddling around

DUMBO: DUMBO’s most celebrated puddle has gone dry — and now its chroniclers appear to have dried up, too. Comment.

Montague gets the green light

Brooklyn Heights: You don’t need a car to enjoy the green lights on Montague Street. Workers hung environmentally friendly decorative lights from the branches of more than 20 Montague Street trees on Earth Day, illuminating the Brooklyn Heights thoroughfare without pulling any energy from the grid. Comment.