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Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009

Walentas ‘Dock’ project sails ahead — though foes still say it would ruin Brooklyn Bridge

DUMBO: A local community board resoundingly approved a controversial plan on Wednesday night for an 18-story building that opponents say would forever ruin views of the fabled Brooklyn Bridge, but supporters say will bring a much-needed public middle school and affordable housing to DUMBO. Comments (18)

Downtown celebrates ‘V-J Day’!

Downtown: The occupation is over! Comment

Hotel no tell

Bridge ‘Park’: A ballyhooed hotel that would have funded a large part of the maintenance budget for the controversial Brooklyn Bridge Park has been quietly abandoned by the condo-and-greenspace development’s planners. Comments (3)

This artist is high!

Art: Artist Crit Streed is literally putting herself on a pedestal with her new project. Comments (3)

DeKalb Avenue’s president’s day

DUMBO: Now this is a real President’s Day celebration. Just as on that other holiday honoring our prior commanders in chief, about 30 businesses on or near DeKalb Avenue in Fort Greene will offer a weekend of special deals in the run up to Barack Obama’s inauguration as the 44th president on Tuesday. Comment

D’town park moves forward

Downtown plan: The economy may be in trouble, but it hasn’t slowed down the city’s plans to build a Bryant Park–style park in Downtown. Comments (1)

It’s now pay to play at the Moxie Spot

Parenting: A Brooklyn Heights restaurant has gone from kid-loving to kid-charging overnight, proving once again that there is no such thing as a free lunch. Comments (2)

Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009

Another gym rat

Brooklyn Heights: Another locker is broken into at the local gym. Plus all the crime news from Brooklyn Heights, Boerum Hill, Downtown and DUMBO’s 84th Precinct. Comment

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Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009

City to cobble together DUMBO streets

DUMBO: DUMBO is about to get stoned — restoned, that is. Comments (2)

Have an ice day in DUMBO!

DUMBO: Our podcast team is on another big story — this time, icy conditions at a DUMBO intersection. With video … Comments (1)

Monday, Jan. 12, 2009

CB2 backs bid for wine bar booze

Dining: Owners of the proposed Brooklyn Heights Wine Bar cleared their first hurdle on Wednesday night when Community Board 2’s health, environment and social services committee voted to approve proprietor Mark Lahm’s liquor license application. Comments (1)

Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009

Walentas opponents rally to ‘save’ Brooklyn Bridge  

DUMBO: Opponents of a controversial 18-story residential building and public middle school rallied on Sunday morning in hopes of blocking a building that they say will forever block views of the historic Brooklyn Bridge. Comments (13)