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Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009

Docked! Walentas in the fight of his life on DUMBO tower

DUMBO: A proposal for an 18-story tower next to the Brooklyn Bridge has bitterly divided Community Board 2 on the eve if its controversial vote on the project — and the fight has riven the community amid charges that each side is lying or intentionally manipulating the facts. Comments (28)

Booze blues! CB2 panel blocks another liquor license

Nightlife: The rejections are piling up on Fulton Ferry Landing. Comments (2)

Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009

Beer mug!

Brooklyn Heights: Making a beer run has a whole new meaning for these punks. Plus all the crime news from Brooklyn Heights, Boerum Hill, Downtown and DUMBO’s 84th Precinct. Comment

Shhh! Historical Society’s library hours are thing of past

Brooklyn Heights: The deep recession is not only casting a pall over the future — it’s ruining the past, too. Comment

Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009

Brooklyn Flea to land in DUMBO

Shopping: Call it “the wee flea.” Comment

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Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008

Hugh-ge affront at the court

Downtown: The federal courthouse in Downtown was named after Theodore Roosevelt this week. How did that happen? Here’s how: Former Gov. Hugh Carey — and current Rep. Ed Towns — got screwed by Sen. Charles Schumer. Comments (1)

New wine bar in old bottle on Henry Street

Dining: New life will soon come to the disgraced corner of Henry and Cranberry streets — and the two popular neighborhood restaurateurs say they have no connection to the arrested operator of the previous establishment at the site. Comments (3)

Broad daylight shooting!

Brooklyn Heights: A mugger shoots his victim twice on Schermerhorn Street. Plus all the crime news from Brooklyn Heights, Boerum Hill, Downtown and DUMBO’s 84th Precinct. Comment