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Friday, Aug. 17, 2018

DUMBO: Some preservationists are crying foul over a city scheme to remove and reshape historic Belgian blocks from Dumbo and Vinegar Hill streets as part of a plan to make changes to a plaza that they said neighbors don’t even want — and never signed off on in the first place. Comments (13)

Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018

Brooklyn Heights: Workers on Sunday tore down the Bossert Hotel’s tattered awning for a spruce-up nine days after the Brooklyn Paper reported locals’ frustrations with the eyesore and the slow-going restoration of the once-grand lodge. Comment

Monday, Aug. 13, 2018

Brooklyn Heights: The new owners of the former Jehovah’s Witnesses headquarters in Brooklyn Heights can not hang another sign atop the building where the iconic Watchtower letters once floated — and must remove the flashing time and temperature display that still remains — because the signage was never legal for the decades it hovered above the borough, according to some city officials. Comments (7)

Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018

Crook takes off with man’s scooter

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

Monday, Aug. 6, 2018

Brooklyn Paper vs. Marla Aaron vending machines: Tale of the Tape

Downtown: How does this newspaper’s beloved snack dispenser compare to the jeweler’s bauble bar? Our reporter investigates. Comment

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