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Brooklyn Heights–Downtown

Friday, Nov. 5, 2010

Fulton Mall is not there yet

Downtown plan: Much has been made about the transformation of the Fulton Street Mall into a luxury retail corridor to meet the needs of a changing residential profile in the area. Clearly, with the advent of nearly 5,000 new market-rate and luxury residences coming on-line in the surrounding blocks, change for the better is an obvious and welcome outcome. Comments (4).

Fulton Mall is rising right

Downtown plan: I agree with several points that Faith Hope Consolo makes about Fulton Mall, and that good things are happening in Downtown Brooklyn — specifically that Fulton Mall is beginning to capitalize on its “sweet spot” by attracting dynamic retailers that accommodate a diverse range of consumers and price points. Comments (2).

Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010

Lorraine Furniture, Downtown stalwart, yields to changing tastes

Downtown plan: Gentrification may be the culprit — but the store failed to change with the times. Comment.

Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010

Junior’s marks 60 cheesy years

Downtown: It’s a milestone for Downtown’s beloved diner and clubhouse. Comments (1).

Teen terrors

Brooklyn Heights: A gang runs wild Downtown. Plus all the other crime news from Brooklyn Heights and Downtown’s 84th Precinct blotter. Comment.

Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010

Today is Junior’s birthday — but you get the cake!

Downtown: Cheesecake for 60 cents at Downtown’s legendary diner. Comments (2).

Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010

Still the life of the party

Politicrasher: Inside Democratic establishment legend Steve Cohn’s annual breakfast at Junior’s. Comments (2).

Saturday recipe corner! It’s easy being green with beans this good

Dining: City Tech’s adult education program serves up something good. Comment.

Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010

Roofus: New ballots more confusing than old ballots

Cartoon: So, everyone thinks the new voting system is better? Well, not our cartoonist. Comments (2).

Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010

Looking up! City plans ‘Skyscraper district’ in Downtown

Downtown: A new historic district would protect the borough’s tallest architectural wonders in Downtown and Brooklyn Heights, the city announced this week. Comment.

Heroes! Two EMTs chase down thief on Flatbush Avenue

Downtown: Two Brooklyn EMTs were life savers of a different kind last week when they leapt to a Fort Greene woman’s aide, risking their own safety to chase down a mugger. Comments (6).

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