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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Will there be any BQE left to fix?

Cartoon: Our cartoonist, Cristian Fleming, thinks this BQE roadwork is taking too long. Comment

Yarn tootin’! Montague Street puts a sock on it

Brooklyn Heights: This much is clear: Montague Street is knit to be reckoned with these days. Comment

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Art attacked! State park cops reuglify DUMBO building

Bridge ‘Park’: An evolution-themed artwork that beautified an ugly scaffolding was ripped down by state officials who claimed the artists did their public service without permission. Comments (9)

State official: BQE could crumble before repairs

Bridge ‘Park’: State officials revealed on Tuesday night that a colossal renovation of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway won’t likely begin until 2020 — nearly 30 years beyond the roadway’s original lifespan. Comments (8)

Teenage wasteland!

Brooklyn Heights: What’s the matter with kids these days? Here’s what: they’re committing all the crimes! Plus all the other crime news from Brooklyn Heights, Boerum Hill, Downtown and DUMBO’s 84th Precinct. Comment

Tailored Pet rises from the dead — thanks to former workers

Brooklyn Heights: The Tailored Pet is back from the dead — reborn as “Rocco and Jezebel.” Comments (10)

Monday, May 11, 2009

BQE fix ramps up — tomorrow night!

Mean Streets: A decades-long project to repair a ready-to-collapse section of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway finally begins tomorrow night. Comments (4)

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There went the bride — on the 4 train

Brooklyn Heights: Subway riders got a thrill on Saturday afternoon when Vanessa Francis and Matthew Solly left their wedding ceremony in Brooklyn Heights and headed to the reception … on the 4 train. And she even got a seat! Comments (3)

Friday, May 8, 2009

Church in state! Lebanese cathedral on Remsen needs help

Brooklyn Heights: Brooklyn Heights’ own Notre Dame is in line for a multi-year makeover of Biblical proportions. Comment