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Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008

It’s tree-son!

Downtown: If you think the 15-foot Christmas tree in the Metrotech Commons looks too good to believe, you’re right. Comments (2)

Walentas project prepares to ‘Dock’

DUMBO: A proposed middle school in DUMBO seems headed to victory even before the public-review process begins next week. Comments (1)

Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008

Bridges to hell

Brooklyn Heights: Bike paths on the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges have become a mugger’s paradise Plus all the crime news from Brooklyn Heights, Boerum Hill, Downtown and DUMBO’s 84th Precinct. Comment

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Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008

Morton’s sets the date; steakhouse to open on Nov. 21

Dining: Morton’s is best known for its $53 porterhouses, but when the chain’s first Brooklyn location opens on Nov. 21, its bar will actually be a great place to ride out the recession. Yes, we are talking about three cheeseburgers for $6. Comments (2)

Monday, Nov. 10, 2008

TKT-yes! Downtown discount booth now open on Saturdays

Theater: The new Saturday hours at the half-price Broadway ticket booth in Metrotech are a hit. Comment

Friday, Nov. 7, 2008

Malcolm Chesney — who saved Brooklyn — is dead

Brooklyn Heights: Malcolm McKay Chesney, Jr., who was integral in saving Brooklyn Heights and Park Slope from overdevelopment by encouraging people to fix up brownstones in the 1960s, died in his Heights home on Oct. 30 of Alzheimer’s disease. He was 87. Comment

Albee damned! City wants to cut traffic in unused plaza

Downtown: The city wants to close a part of DeKalb Avenue to expand the Albee Square pedestrian plaza at the triangular intersection of Fulton Mall, DeKalb and Bond Street Comment