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Brooklyn Heights–Downtown

Friday, Nov. 25, 2011

Downtown congregation seeks developer for holy alliance to save church

Downtown: Help save the New Baptist Temple! Comments (9).

Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011

Coal’d comfort! Grimaldi’s to move, but oven will stay behind

DUMBO: Grimaldi’s, regarded by many as the best pizzeria in the city, is moving to a new DUMBO location, but leaving behind the key to its success: its coal oven. Comments (5).

‘Occupiers’ fill the cash register!

Brooklyn Heights: The anti-greed movement is good for business, it turns out. Comments (1).

Bawled ‘Eagle’! Newspaper HQ to become nondescript apartments

Brooklyn Heights: A developer wants to raze the squat offices of the Brooklyn Eagle for a new apartment building — but a Brooklyn Heights leader thinks his design is too boring for the neighborhood. Comment.

Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011

Battle on high! Fight over ‘Skyscraper’ District nears climax

Downtown: A proposal to landmark nearly two dozen towers in Downtown is heading for a climactic battle at the City Council as co-op residents and the borough’s most-powerful landlords fight preservationists in hopes of cutting the landmark zone down to size or killing it altogether. Comment.

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Mirror, mirror off my car

Brooklyn Heights: A thief swipes the side-view mirrors. Plus all the other crime from Brooklyn Heights and Downtown’s 84th Precinct blotter. Comment.

Monday, Nov. 21, 2011

Grimaldi’s will serve its final pie — then move next door

DUMBO: We knew it was coming. The iconic DUMBO pizzeria lost its lease, but it’s opening a fresh new parlor next door. Comments (10).

Friday, Nov. 18, 2011

‘Occupy’ the subway! Anti-Wall Street protesters go underground

Downtown: The “99 percent” took its incendiary movement into two subway stations in Brooklyn on Thursday as part of a huge day of protests celebrating the two-month anniversary of the first settlement at Zuccotti Park. Comments (18).

Paint fumes from Brooklyn Bridge have locals breathing uneasy

Brooklyn Heights: Ooooh, that smell! Comments (3).