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Brooklyn Heights–Downtown

Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009

Yes on Dock Street

Editorial: Our editorial board reiterates its support for Jed Walentas’s Dock Street proposal. Comments (17).

Torah horror for Heights shul!

Brooklyn Heights: The holiday was kosher, but the return trip was a nightmare for one Brooklyn Heights synagogue, which lost a sacred Torah in a car break-in on Sunday night. Comments (1).

It’s a flea-some in DUMBO

Shopping: Brooklyn’s “wee flea” just got a wee bit bigger. Comment.

Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009

Dock Street foes, supporters clash at hearing

DUMBO: Opponents of a controversial residential tower proposed to rise next to the Brooklyn Bridge brought their case to Borough President Markowitz on Tuesday night, bitterly describing developer Jed Walentas’s project as bad public policy and a disastrous way to treat the fabled and legendary span. Comments (27).

Thieves are this phone’s Sidekick

Brooklyn Heights: Two more Sidekick phones are stolen. Plus all the crime news from Brooklyn Heights, Boerum Hill, Downtown and DUMBO’s 84th Precinct. Comment.

Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009

What’s up, Dock? Lobbying fees, that’s what

DUMBO: DUMBO’s principal real-estate development company has spent more than $400,000 on lobbying over the past two years — a time period that corresponds to the company’s effort to persuade city officials to back a controversial plan for an 18-story residential building and public middle school. Comments (3).

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Friday, Jan. 23, 2009

Five lies! Blogs wrong about Five Guys on Court Street

Dining: The popular hamburger chain Five Guys is expanding — but not to a location on Court Street in Downtown, as was wrongly reported by a number of blogs on Thursday. Comments (8).

Herb Kaufman, Heights preservationist, dies

Brooklyn Heights: Herbert Kaufman, a prominent architect who was integral in preserving historic brownstones in Brooklyn Heights in the 1960s, died on Jan. 13 from an infection to his lungs. He was 92. Comment.