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Saturday, June 9, 2007

Change of art

A city commissioner has apologized to a group of Brooklyn College art students for ordering the removal of what he deemed “inappropriate” artwork from a war memorial last May, an incident that incited free-speech activists, and provoked a First Amendment lawsuit. Comment

Number 16’s ‘Court’-ing bids

The owners of one of Brooklyn’s tallest buildings — the 38-story office tower at 16 Court St. — are accepting offers to sell the historic icon, The Brooklyn Paper has learned. Comment

Through Google’s looking glass

Heights Lowdown: Our columnist tries out Google’s new “Street Views” — and finds Brooklyn Heights frozen in time. Comment

Fruit cup bust lands two health nuts

Crime: A pair of fiber-conscious twentysomethings were arrested on May 31 and accused of brutally beating two men who intervened when they stole a pair of fruit cups from a Lawrence Street grocery, police said — plus all the other crime news from Downtown, Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO. Comment

Downtown strip goes green

The median along Boerum Place won’t be the ugly stepsister to Adams Street’s beautifully leafy traffic divider for much longer — thanks to a $3.6-million makeover of Boerum Place from Fulton Street to Atlantic Avenue. Comment

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