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Brooklyn Heights–Downtown

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Walentas has ‘Issue’

Downtown: Issue Project Room, a cutting-edge performing arts center, will leave its Gowanus Canal zone and create a theater inside the former Board of Education offices at 110 Livingston St. Comment.

Bossert sold?

Downtown: The Hotel Bossert, the swanky Montague Street accommodation that was the site of the Dodgers’ knock-down, drag-out World Series victory party in 1955 and, more recently, was a dormitory for the Jehovah’s Witnesses, has apparently been sold. Then again, no one’s talking. Comment.

Writ large

Downtown: A heavyweight Manhattan law firm is transferring some of its back office employees to Metrotech, but the firm’s attorneys won’t dirty their white shoes in Downtown Brooklyn. Comments (1).

‘Banner’ day for Henry

Brooklyn Heights: Tree-lined, residential Henry Street was briefly turned into one long billboard, but Brooklyn Heights residents erupted after seeing commercial banners on the mostly residential street, so the city removed them. Comment.

College try

Downtown: Three crooks calmly looted an unlocked college dorm room in the famous St. George hotel building on Henry Street on April 25. Plus all the crime news from Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO, Downtown, and Boerum Hill’s 84th Precinct. Comment.