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Friday, Oct. 10, 2008

Bring the noize! Big rap party on Heights pier

Bridge ‘Park’: Pier 3 along the Brooklyn Heights waterfront will play host to a massive block party on Saturday night — but residents in the quiet hilltop community nearby are already complaining about the noise. Comment.

Wave goodbye to ‘park’ walkways

Bridge ‘Park’: A key — and much-hyped — design element of the proposed Brooklyn Bridge Park development that would have created Boardwalk-like promenades over the East River has been quietly abandoned by state officials who deemed it harmful to aquatic life. Comments (5).

‘Railway’ history no longer underground

Downtown plan: At long last, Brooklyn will soon get its own Abolition trail, thanks to a just-announced $3-million project to commemorate the borough’s rich history in the battle against slavery. Comment.

Nu Hotel’s growing pains

Downtown: Overnight residents at the Nu Hotel on Smith Street are dealing with two unwanted guests: bus exhaust and unwanted guests. Comments (2).

They’re Dugan it!

Brooklyn Heights: Ice-cream socializing. Comment.

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008

Spiked! Lee won’t make movies, just ads, in DUMBO

DUMBO: It turns out that filmmaker Spike Lee will not be making Hollywood magic in DUMBO after all. Comments (1).

A wave of iMuggings

DUMBO: Everyone loves listening to his iPod — but that doesn’t mean you should completely zone out, as these victims found. Plus all the crime news from Brooklyn Heights, Boerum Hill, Downtown and DUMBO’s 84th Precinct. Comment.

Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008

BBQ on the BQE

Mean Streets: Traffic was finally back to normal this morning, almost 18 hours after a truck exploded in a collision in the Queens-bound lanes on the Brooklyn–Queens Expressway underneath Columbia Heights. Comment.

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It’s fare game

Dining: The proof is in the pupusa for a beloved Latino food vendor from Red Hook Park whose simple snacks may be named the best street food in the city next week. Comment.

Brooklyn goes two the dogs

Dining: Meet two men of meat. Comments (3).

Monday, Oct. 6, 2008

Merritt’s Monday Minute!

Art: Our correspondent, Merritt Gurley, headed to DUMBO last week for the Art Under the Bridges festival to figure out the age-old question, “What is art?” Along the way, she meets artists, sees finished work and even licks a salt sculpture. With video … Comments (1).