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Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008

Gloves come off in state Senate race

Brooklyn Heights: State Sen. Marty Connor — embroiled in the political fight of his life — used a debate Wednesday night to lash into his 28-year-old opponent as a “trust fund man” with little life and neighborhood experience. Comments (6).

Victory! Taps tightened on tree-killing ‘Waterfalls’

Art: Under fire from local groups and one of the city’s most-romantic restaurants, city officials have cut the hours that the “New York City Waterfalls” exhibit can propel its salt-laden water onto nearby trees — but the decision many not come in time to save some of the victims of Olafur Eliasson’s four-pronged arborcidal artwork. Comments (2).

Trees saved on Remsen Street

Brooklyn Heights: All the leaves are brown — but the gray cement is finally gone. Comment.

Tax returns now part of bitter senate race

Brooklyn Heights: Candidates in an exceptionally heated state Senate race traded barbs over each other’s personal tax returns — and the man who threw the first punch emerged bloodied. Comment.

Squarehead collared, yet break-ins persist

DUMBO: The smasher just got collared — but the car thefts and break-ins have proliferated in his absence! Comment.

Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008

Break-ins continue in the 84th Precinct

Brooklyn Heights: Despite an arrest of a career car window-smasher (alleged!), more cars were stolen in the DUMBO and Downtown area in the last week. Plus all the other crime news from Downtown, DUMBO, Brooklyn Heights and Boerum Hill’s 84th Precinct. Comments (1).

Sunday, Aug. 31, 2008

Victory! Taps tightened on tree-killing ‘Waterfalls’

Art: The tree-killing “New York City Waterfalls” project, which has enraged plant-loving Brooklynites by damaging local flora near the River Cafe in DUMBO and along the fabled Brooklyn Heights Promenade, will be turned off half of the time starting next week. Comments (2).

Friday, Aug. 29, 2008

Cops nab DUMBO ‘smasher’

DUMBO: Police arrested a man they believe has been smashing car windows in the DUMBO area after the DA tied his DNA to a crimescene. Comments (1).

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