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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

James gets in middle of ‘Row’

Vinegar Hill: Councilwoman Letitia James now says “some” of the tumbledown, historic houses in the Brooklyn Navy Yard should be saved, though she still supports the city’s plan to tear down the rotting Admirals Row to build a much-needed supermarket. Comment

Checkin’ in with…Victoria Bailey, TKTS-maestro

Checkin’ in with: The Brooklyn Paper checks in with Victoria Bailey, the woman who brought a TKTS booth to Downtown. Comment

Friday, July 11, 2008

Parole office?! Well, not really

Brooklyn Heights: There goes the “there goes the neighborhood” story. Comments (3)

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Brooklyn Heights gets stoned; but is it art or a piece of schist?

Brooklyn Heights: Maybe it should have been called “The Confusing Placement of Stone.” Comment

Thursday, July 10, 2008

The wheel world! Borough Hall is on a roll

Downtown: Borough President Markowitz is often cruising around the borough in a chauffeur-driven hybrid SUV, but now his office has purchased two bicycles for the exclusive use of Borough Hall staffers. Comment

Dumb perp punches cop

Brooklyn Heights: Cops arrested a 31-year-old thug in Brooklyn Heights after he tried to steal an off-duty correction officer’s gun, cops said. Comment

‘Sign lady’ is back — this time just fixing

Brooklyn Heights: Brooklyn’s beloved sign lady has gone from sign maker to sign doctor. Comments (2)

Pay per view

Downtown: Cadman Plaza looked more green than ever on Thursday when a plastic case loaded with what appeared to be $100,000 popped up on the pedestrian plaza near the statue of Henry Ward Beecher. Comment

Monty on Sunday — Paris it ain’t

Brooklyn Heights: If Paris was the inspiration for a car-free pedestrian plaza on Montague Street that began on Sunday, the stretch instead looked a more like, well, a normal quiet Sunday on Montague Street. Comment