Brooklyn Heights–Downtown

Saturday, Aug. 18, 2007

Yassky schools Walentas on plan

DUMBO: A Brooklyn Heights lawmaker has blown a spitball at DUMBO real-estate baron David Walentas’s controversial plan for an 18-story, 400-unit complex near the Brooklyn Bridge by demanding that the 300-seat school — which was included in the project to generate support for the entire plan — actually be built in the state’s Brooklyn Bridge Park development nearby. Comment

NYU eyes Brooklyn

Downtown: New York University is coming to Brooklyn — and so is its voracious appetite for real estate. Comment

Time will not tell: Brooklyn ‘clock block’ continues for foreseeable future

Downtown: Only time will tell when Brooklyn’s own timepiece — the clock atop the 512-foot-tall Williamsburgh Savings Bank tower — will start tolling for us again, despite recent assurances by the building’s owner that the beloved four-faced chronograph would be restored by July 4. Comment

City now seeks ‘Railroad’ ties

Downtown plan: Oh the irony: After spending more than two years preparing for the demolition of Duffield Street homes that many believe were stations on the Underground Railroad, the Bloomberg Administration now says it wants to “to commemorate abolitionist activity that occurred in Brooklyn in the 1800s.” Comment

Barge pool gets new bus

Bridge ‘Park’: It’s now easier to get to the Floating Pool on the Brooklyn Heights waterfront. Comment

Downtown going Williamsburg

Downtown going Williamsburg

Downtown plan: A little bit of hipsterdom is on its way to a gritty intersection of Downtown Brooklyn. Comments (2)

Are rou ronna rinish rhat?

Downtown: This man’s dog gets a little too close for comfort at the Heights Cafe. Comment

Downtown precinct hit with mayhem spree

Downtown: The 84th Precinct experienced a mini–crime wave that featured seven robberies or attempted robberies in only five days — but also resulted in five collars. Comment

Fooled by the old sublet scam

Downtown: A 21-year-old woman lost more than $1,000 in an online housing scam — plus all the other crime from the 84th Precinct. Comment

Cops are hunting for this man

Downtown: Cops are hunting this suspect who they believe robbed the North Fork bank branch on Livingston Street on Aug. 6. Comment

The fungus is among us

Heights Lowdown: Our columnist stalks the less-than-elusive source of the raw meat stench in the Hillside Dog Park on Columbia Heights. Comments (1)

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