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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The dictator rises again: Dumbo publisher resurrects weighty Latin American lit

February Houses: “Reasons of State,” Alejo Carpentier’s massive novel of Latin American politics, brings us first-person close to the life and times of a brutal dictator in the early 1900s. Comments (1)

Monday, March 17, 2014

Tray display: Sunset Park artist photographs famous developer trays

Books: You have seen the famous photos — now see photos of where they were developed. Comments (2)

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Downtown cops vow to give double-parkers the full-court press

Mean Streets: Officers are gearing up for a crackdown on Jay Street, Court Street, and Flatbush Avenue. Comments (26)

Got your steppin’ stone! 388 Bridge Street is Brooklyn’s tallest tower, for now

Downtown: We took the grand tour of the borough’s new highest high-rise. Comments (37)

Detailed threat does not translate into bucks for bank robber

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

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Activists: ‘Wall off the Jay Street bike lanes’

Mean Streets: Road warriors and Downtown residents say separating the Jay Street bike lanes from the rest of the road will make Brooklyn’s scariest route for two-wheelers better for everybody. Comments (30)

Monday, March 10, 2014

Robot wars! Teens do bot battle at NYU-Poly

Downtown: These high school kids are robot-makers in disguise. Comment

Police seek four in ‘random’ midday Dumbo attack

DUMBO: They jumped a woman but took nothing, cops say. Comments (1)