Downtown archive

Brooklyn Heights–Downtown

Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011

DUMBO feels dumped on by NYPD

DUMBO: Tourists and ex-cons will mingle under a secret plan to move an NYPD property office to tony DUMBO — allowing people fresh out of jail to retrieve their stuff in an area filled with much-promoted attractions for out-of-towners. Comments (14).

Municipal mall! City sells two floors of D’town building for shops

Downtown plan: A Manhattan developer has plunked down $10 million to buy the first two floors of the Municipal Building, saying he’ll transform it from a lifeless office into a retail hub — and bring in an upscale restaurant. Comments (8).

Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011

News analysis: Inside the Brooklyn Bridge Park deal

Bridge ‘Park’: It’s the billion-dollar boondoggle! Comments (135).

Editorial: At Brooklyn Bridge Park, the rich get richer

Editorial: Our editorial board provides a contrary view of the Brooklyn Bridge Park funding deal (you know, the one that everyone else seems to like). Comments (24).

The ‘Watchtower’ deal’s winners and losers

Bridge ‘Park’: The city’s agreement to fund Brooklyn Bridge Park’s annual maintenance with the property taxes on soon-to-be-sold Watchtower properties could be the greatest real-estate swindle of all time or sound public policy. But either way, it’s created plenty of winners and losers. Comments (13).

Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011

The butlers did it!

Brooklyn Heights: Plus all the other crime from Brooklyn Heights and Downtown’s 84th Precinct blotter. Comments (2).

Monday, Aug. 8, 2011

Rooms with a view! City starts search for Pier 1 hotel developer

Bridge ‘Park’: The city has moved forward with plans to build condos and a hotel at Pier 1 of Brooklyn Bridge Park — locking in a long-sought revenue source for the waterfront park’s $16-million annual maintenance budget. Comments (5).

City rejects a brownstone — in brownstone Brooklyn

Brooklyn Heights: A city panel that had blocked a developer from building a true brownstone in the heart of brownstone Brooklyn now says that a red brick house is just fine. Comments (11).