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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Real-estate machers praying for Jehovah’s properties

Brooklyn Heights: The Jehovah’s Witnesses’ planned pullout from Brooklyn is huge news for the faithful, but it’s even bigger news for the real-estate market. Comments (34)

Chivalry is clearly dead

Brooklyn Heights: Two crimes this week show that men are mean. Just part of the full coverage in our 84th Precinct police blotter. Comment

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Albee damned! United Nations may look at mall demolition as a human rights violation!

Downtown plan: Could the demolition and new development of the Albee Square Mall in Downtown Brooklyn be a human rights violation on par with the blood diamonds of Zimbabwe, child soldiers around the world or Burma’s political oppression? Comments (8)

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Monday, March 1, 2010

The Brooklyn Winter Hoedown is this weekend

Music: It’s a little bit country. Comments (7)

Friday, Feb. 26, 2010

Sid’s bids adieu to Downtown

Downtown: After nearly 80 years, Sid’s Hardware has left Downtown. Comments (11)

A taco cart opens in Downtown — no, this is big

Dining: It has to be the least-likely best restaurant in the borough. Comments (4)

Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010

EXODUS! Jehovah’s Witnesses begin Brooklyn Heights pullout

Brooklyn Heights: It’s official: the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society — better known as the Jehovah’s Witnesses — are pulling out of Brooklyn. Comments (73)

Press release of the week! U.N. to investigate U.S. human rights abuse — in Downtown Bklyn!

Downtown plan: This just dropped into our “Inbox” and we couldn’t wait to share it: apparently, the United Nations is going to finally get around to examining the United States’ human rights record — and the first stop on the “human rights watch” tour is the demolished remains of the Albee Square Mall in on the Fulton Mall in Downtown Brooklyn. Comments (2)