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Brooklyn Heights–Downtown

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Look for union label: Pols rally against Downtown hotel project

Downtown plan: Protesters and elected officials rallied last Friday in Downtown to protest the use of non-union labor in the construction of twin hotels. Comment

Flaming bar on market: Site for sale, but Hank’s will stay

Downtown: A building housing a legendary, century-old Atlantic Avenue bar that was once so popular with Mohawk Indian ironworkers that it became an informal union hall is for sale. Comment

Mean green or good grass? Cadman Plaza Park opens

Downtown: Foes of artificial rubber grass were dealt a resounding blow on Tuesday, when the city’s Parks Commissioner declared Cadman Plaza Park — complete with a new Astroturf playing field and a gorgeous, $2.9-million facelift — officially open. Comment

Yassky: More biodiesel

Downtown: A Brooklyn Heights councilman wants every building in the city to be partially powered by the stuff that comes out of the fryer at your local diner by 2009. Comment

Unlucky man robbed twice in one week

Downtown: Talk about a bad week: A 22-year-old Brooklyn man suffered a string of bad luck when he was held up twice in four days, police said — plus all the other crime news from Downtown, DUMBO and Brooklyn Heights. Comment

The Chabadnik-ing of DUMBO

Downtown: DUMBO’s only yeshiva has closed — but there’s no Jewish Exodus going on; the yeshiva’s founders are about to open a community center nearby. Comment

‘Sopranos’ fan waits for Tony

Heights Lowdown: Our columnist imagines Tony Soprano doing business in Brooklyn Heights. Comment

Murray’s poem walk

Downtown: Call us crazy, but we kinda expected Bill Murray to be, you know, funny. But, alas, he wasn’t cracking jokes during the 12th annual “Poetry Walk” across the Brooklyn Bridge this week. Comment

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