Brooklyn Heights–Downtown

Saturday, June 23, 2007

16 Court tower goes for $107M

Downtown plan: Brooklyn’s tallest office building was sold on Wednesday for $107.5 million to Manhattan’s largest office landlord — and the new owner immediately distanced himself from rumors that the building be converted to luxury residential use like many others in the neighborhood. Comment

Schermerhorn rising

Schermerhorn rising

Downtown plan: Schermerhorn Street — long home to parking lots, litter, a food stamp distribution center, job placement offices and a Hare Krishna temple — is finally joining the rest of the Downtown Brooklyn residential boom. Comment

Monty armed robbery, carjack

Downtown: Two men — who may have been armed — forced a Brooklyn Heights man to withdraw $800 from an ATM before ordering him to drive them to Manhattan on June 16. Plus all the other crime news from Brooklyn Heights, Downtown and DUMBO. Comment

I should run for ‘higher’ office

Heights Lowdown: Our columnist ponders a career in public service. Comments (1)

War of dogs v. roses claims a gardener

Downtown: A veteran gardener has decided to quit rather than fight Fulton Landing dog owners, whose pets’ urine is damaging exotic grasses, herbs and flowers along Old Fulton Street. Comment

Seniors to DOT: Fix the light!

Downtown: The Department of Transportation has agreed to do a study of the traffic-choked intersection of Tillary and Adams streets in Downtown Brooklyn — the result of protests by local seniors who say that current light timing doesn’t give them enough time to cross the street. Comment

Friday, June 22, 2007

DJ scratches ‘bomber’: Keen-eyed spinner may have caught ‘Splasher’

Art: A quick-acting disc jockey saved the day — and quite possibly helped catch the art world’s elusive Splasher — at Thursday night’s glitzy opening to graffiti legend Shepard Fairey’s DUMBO installation after one of the guests attempted to light a flammable device amidst a crowd of 500 street-art lovers. Comment

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