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Brooklyn Heights–Downtown

Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013

Court appeals to chains

Brooklyn Heights: The few blocks of Court Street that have long stitched Downtown to Brooklyn Heights are undergoing a corporate overhaul and the opening of chain makeup store Sephora in the ground floor of a municipal building and the downsizing of neighborhood staple Bruno’s Hardware signal that the stretch’s transformation from a mom-and-pop oasis to brand central is almost complete. Comments (5)

Cops: Woman freaks out and smashes cookie jar

Brooklyn Heights: Plus all the other crime from Brooklyn Heights and Downtown’s 84th Precinct blotter. Comment

Friday, Nov. 8, 2013

Downtown faces kid crunch as nearby schools fill and apartment towers crowd in: Parents

Downtown: Downtown is headed for a classroom crisis if it does not get a public elementary school soon because children in the fast-growing residential portion of the neighborhood have all but filled the available slots in nearby schools, parents say. Comments (13)

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Bartoonist gets his British fix on Atlantic

Bar Scrawl: In the last three weeks, our roving cartoonist bar critic has belched in a Welsh bar, sipped Scotland’s native spirits, and made friends in an Irish public house. Today he completes his budget tour of the British Isles with a visit to a chip shop that flies the Union Jack. Comments (5)