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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

City kills brownstone brownstone

Brooklyn Heights: A plan to build a townhouse in historic Brooklyn Heights made of actual brownstone quarried from its original source has been stopped in its tracks by the Landmarks Preservation Commission because it thinks the retro-chic design is a “McMansion” in disguise. Comments (5)

Ugly Americans rip off German tourist near Promenade

Brooklyn Heights: Lots of crime from Brooklyn Heights and Downtown’s 84th Precinct blotter. Comment

Need to know the price of copper? Ask a thief

Brooklyn Heights: Two more jobsites are robbed of that most-unprecious of precious metals — copper, the new gold. Comments (1)

Monday, June 6, 2011

Finally, a new owner for Brooklyn Heights Cinema

Cinema: Brooklyn Heights’ beloved twin cinema will become more than a moviehouse, now that a local musician and tech specialist has taken over. Comments (10)

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Friday, June 3, 2011

Work in the park! DUMBO is city’s first all-Wi Fi neighborhood

DUMBO: DUMBO threw the switch on free, neighborhood-wide wireless Internet service on Thursday, making the area between the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges the first true Silicon Alley in the city. Comment