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Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011

Dog disappointed by snowfall

Brooklyn Heights: Sure, it was the perfect storm for Bloomy, but consider Zippy, the would-be snow dog. Comments (1)

Jed Walentas caught in ‘racial mess’

DUMBO: DUMBO developer Jed Walentas admitted that it was good that his supporters from “the projects” — and their political backers — didn’t show up and make a “total racial mess” at a 2009 hearing on his controversial Dock Street project. Comments (13)

‘Women’ on the verge! Heights Players prison comedy is a riot

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: There is something incongruous about seeing a production of “Women Behind Bars,” a 1975 Tom Eyen play that was a smash hit when it starred Divine and opened Off-Off-Broadway, in the former church on quaint (and historic) Willow Place in Brooklyn Heights that the Heights Players have called home since 1962. Comments (1)

Boot beating on train

Brooklyn Heights: Thieves complimented the victim on his footware before bashing him for his phone. Plus all the other crime news from Brooklyn Heights and Downtown’s 84th Precinct blotter. Comment

Daniel Kitson is fantastic in one-man show at St. Ann’s Warehouse

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: Ignore the title; “The Interminable Suicide of Gregory Church” is a thirill ride. Comment

Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011

Another suicide at the Brooklyner

Downtown: A man jumped to his death from the Brooklyner — the second suicide from the borough’s tallest building in a year — on Saturday afternoon, police said. Comments (4)

Cursed no more? New eatery in ‘Busy Chef’ space

Dining: The so-called “cursed” corner of 60 Henry St. in Brooklyn Heights may finally see its first new restaurant in more than two years — owners just applied for a liquor license under the name Bevacco. Comment

Brooklyn beer — OK, and some history, too — at the Historical Society next week

Event: Urban tour guides David Naczycz and Cindy VandenBosch want to share a beer, and some history, with you. Comment

Monday, Jan. 10, 2011

Pool party! Brooklyn Bridge Park seeks new swimming hole

Brooklyn Heights: Brooklyn Bridge Park is one step closer to getting a pool. Comments (3)

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Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011

Taxicab confession! City to flip one-way Duffield to help cars find hotels

Downtown: City planners will reverse the direction of Duffield Street so out-of-towners can better access a group of fancy hotels near Fulton Mall. Comment

Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011

The ball dropped — on him!

Brooklyn Heights: A man’s car is cleaned out in DUMBO while he rings in the New Year in Manhattan. Plus all the other crime news from Brooklyn Heights and Downtown’s 84th Precinct blotter. Comment