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Saturday, March 24, 2007

Downtown: Andrew Dice Clay is back. But we remember his days as a quick-talking Court Street process server. Comment

What’s in a name?

Downtown: How can you tell that DUMBO is officially a “real” neighborhood? Bureaucrats have started renaming its streets after other bureaucrats. Comment

How to build a neighborhood

Heights Lowdown: For a while now, DUMBO residents have been wondering why BoConcept and West Elm (both of them high-end furniture stores) ended up side by side on Front Street, while there isn’t a single pharmacy or several other vital stores in sight. Turns out, it was done on purpose. Comment

‘Bomb box’ bank robbers strike in Heights again

Downtown: Police brass aren’t officially labeling it as a trend — yet — but detectives in the 84th Precinct are investigating two more bank heists that involved a robber who claimed to be carrying a bomb in a box. Plus all the other crime news. Comment

St. Charles to reopen — sort of

Downtown: The mystery surrounding the St. Charles Borromeo school has finally been solved: the school will reopen. But what kind of school? Well, therein lies another mystery. Comment

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