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Brooklyn Heights–Downtown

Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008

Parole scare!

Brooklyn Heights: Federal officials are scrambling to calm Brooklyn Heights parents after a wanted man bolted from a controversial parole office at the corner of Pierrepont and Clinton streets and sent gun-toting cops scrambling in hot pursuit moments before classes at the St. Ann’s School let out for the day. Comments (2).

‘Pop’ over

Bridge ‘Park’: As it turns out, the success of the temporary “pop-up park” at Pier 1 came down to a clear trifecta: Brooklynites and tourists really wanted to spend the evenings enjoying sunsets on the water, reposing on park benches, and drinking a cold beer. Comments (4).

Judges end ‘Park’ perk (well, sort of!)

Downtown: State Supreme Court judges have agreed to no longer park their cars on a walkway in Columbus Park — yet hours later, went ahead and seized an entirely different part of the park for their automobiles. Comments (5).

Down on Main Street

Vox Pop: As the economic crisis ravages the nation, all anyone wants to know is what the folks on “Main Street” think of it. But which “Main Street” are our congressional leaders talking about? We headed to Brooklyn’s actual Main Street — in DUMBO — to get the mood of our borough’s symbolic heartland. Here’s what we heard. Comment.

Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008

Bikers win a battle Downtown

Mean Streets: Bike riders won a huge victory in their ongoing battle with drivers for control of the roadways as the city painted a new bike lane on busy Smith and Jay streets. Comments (1).

New crime wave

DUMBO: The hole-in-the-wall gang is back in DUMBO! Plus all the crime news from Brooklyn Heights, Boerum Hill, Downtown and DUMBO’s 84th Precinct. Comment.

Monday, Sept. 29, 2008

City says ‘go’ directly to jail

Downtown: The city brushed aside widespread opposition to its plan to reopen and double the size of the controversial Brooklyn House of Detention by hiring architects to begin the conversion. Comments (3).

Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008

DUMBO the right thing for Spike Lee

DUMBO: Acclaimed local filmmaker Spike Lee will set up an annex of his famed “40 Acres and a Mule” film company in DUMBO. Comments (3).

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