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Monday, Jan. 22, 2007

Look, up in the sky, is it a bird, is it a plane? No, it’s a movie shoot!

Downtown: The air over the Brooklyn Bridge will be filled with Army and Coast Guard helicopters and the East River will be filled with police boats trying to save us from evil starting on Tuesday — but don’t worry, it’s just a movie shoot. Comment

Saturday, Jan. 20, 2007

Smacked! Paper shutterbug hit on the job

Downtown: A veteran Brooklyn Paper photographer was berated and attacked outside Monty Q’s restaurant on Montague Street as he took photos for a story about the restaurant’s closure for health code violations. Comment

Tetherball: the city game is back!

Brooklyn Angle: New designs for Brooklyn Bridge Park show new tetherball — tetherball! — courts. Our columnist is excited. Comments (3)

Developer feeds hungry artists

DUMBO: Three artists will soon be elevated from “starving” to “working,” thanks to a developer with a soft spot for creative types. Comment

Heights mystery smell solved!

Downtown: That foul smell that permeated Brooklyn Heights this week was not 1,000 toilets spontaneously combusting, but something much more down to earth: fertilizer. Comment

Arbor-slide! Expert says Parks contractor is wounding trees in Cadman Plaza

Downtown: In a decade, a freshly renovated Brooklyn Heights park could be a tree graveyard, according to an arborist who has charged that a Parks Department contractor has irreparably damaged scores of stately London plane trees in Cadman Plaza Park. Comment

Winter weather forecast? Check Water Street

Heights Lowdown: Some people read the thermometer to judge the temperature. In DUMBO, we just check to see which end of Water Street is busy. Comments (3)

Dumbbell lands boxer in hospital

Downtown: The son of a physical trainer at a DUMBO gym famous for training boxing champions cracked a fellow patron over the head with a dumbbell on Jan. 10, police said. Comment

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