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Saturday, April 5, 2008

Going Fourth: Brooklyn’s boulevard seems ready for retail

Park Slope: Retail finally looks ready to take off on Fourth Avenue, a dingy thoroughfare that has seen scores of new residential units in the past few years, but has been slow to cast off its identity as a commercial desert between Park Slope and Gowanus. Comments (3).

Prospect Lefferts Gardens gets big

Prospect-Lefferts Gardens: It could be the development that finally lights a fire under the long simmering Prospect Lefferts Gardens real-estate market — to the delight of some residents and the dismay of others anxious to retain the character of a neighborhood still relatively untouched by new construction. Comments (3).

What’s in a name? Marty says a lot

Kensington: Borough President Markowitz is siding with the descendants of Doris Cohen in their battle to get a Kensington elementary school to retain their mother’s name. Comments (1).

Two women, two thefts, too bad

Park Slope: Two thieves pounced when two women put their purses down during separate shopping expeditions this week. Plus all the crime news from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct. Comment.

Attacking teens

Prospect Heights: Two teens attacked and robbed a bicycle deliveryman on Plaza Street East near Butler Place on March 27 — but they didn’t get far before they were collared by cops. Plus other crime news from the 77th Precinct in Prospect Heights. Comment.