Brooklyn Heights–Downtown

Saturday, June 9, 2007

Change of art

Downtown: 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

Downtown: 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

Downtown: 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

Downtown: 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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