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Brooklyn Heights–Downtown

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Signs of the times as city moves to improve Pier 6 pedestrian safety

Mean Streets: Sign painters to the rescue! Comments (1).

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Tonight — watch Hope Reichbach mix political science and the sweet science

Committeman Confrontation: You’ve heard of “Million Dollar Baby”? Well, meet Democratic District Leader candidate Hope “The Moose” Reichbach — Brooklyn’s $20,000 baby. Comments (8).

Downtown walls, if nothing else, start to look great

Downtown: Lipstick on a pig, indeed — some abandoned construction sites in Downtown are looking a lot cooler these days now that local artists are turning the sites into canvases. Comment.

Ice creamed! Blue Marble’s frosty debut on Pier 1 is delayed

Bridge ‘Park’: No wonder this kid is so PO’d. Comments (1).

Monday, June 28, 2010

This band really enjoyed those free pianos (you can, too)!

Music: Indie band Jukebox the Ghost shows up at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Comment.

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Hip-hop festival bigger than ever — and it opens on July 5

Music: The annual Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival is like the genre itself — it’s gotten bigger and more expensive every year. Comments (2).

Thursday, June 24, 2010

BQE planners take Heights off the hit list

Mean Streets: State officials have slammed the brakes on a controversial plan to eviscerate part of historic Brooklyn Heights in order to modernize the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, conceding on Wednesday night that the shocking scheme is untenable. Comments (5).