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Thursday, April 9, 2009

Hooray for ‘Hollywood’

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: Mike McLaughlin, the Butcher of Flatbush Avenue Extension, loves the Heights Players’ “Shakespeare in Hollywood.” Comment

BQE on the QT

Bridge ‘Park’: Here’s another way to muffle the noisy Brooklyn-Queens Expressway as it roars past the proposed Brooklyn Bridge Park development — instead of 30-foot mini-mountains, a Brooklyn Heights architect proposes a solar-panel-covered envelope to encase the highway. Comments (20)

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

CB2: Rezoning is the elephant in the room in DUMBO

DUMBO: A city plan to encourage residential development in parts of DUMBO was narrowly rejected by the neighborhood’s community board on Tuesday night. Comments (4)

Sidney operation!

Brooklyn Heights: This guy is hit right where it hurts — in his Sidney (Sidney Place, that is!). Plus all the crime news from Brooklyn Heights, Boerum Hill, Downtown and DUMBO’s 84th Precinct. Comments (1)

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

There’s a new pizza on the block — is Grimaldi’s scared? (Uh, no)

Dining: There’s a new pizza kid on the block in DUMBO a mere 100 yards from legendary pizza giant Grimaldi’s — but Ignazio’s owner Louis Termini (pictured) maintains that there’s room for both. Comments (6)

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Is it lights out or sign up for Armando’s?

Dining: Brooklyn Heights is gearing up for the return of the popular restaurant Armando’s, but the soon-to-be-reopened Italian joint might not be able to hang its famous — some say infamous — neon lobster sign in the landmark district. Comments (2)

Monday, April 6, 2009

Checkers checks in at Busy Chef site

Breaking Chews: The Busy Chef is about to become the burger chef. Comments (5)

Memorial for Claudia Corwin, Downtown legend

Downtown: At the time of her death, Corwin had been working at Concord Village to bring a new supermarket to the space at Tillary and Jay streets. An Associated Supermarket closed over the summer, and Corwin had said she hoped to see a market with higher-quality goods that would deliver groceries to older residents in the complex. Comment