Brooklyn Heights–Downtown

Covering: DUMBO, Vinegar Hill, Downtown, Brooklyn Heights

Nazi symbols litter Heights

Politics: Vandals spray-painted at least 19 swastikas and left anti-Semitic flyers around Brooklyn Heights Monday night, a few hours after Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad spewed anti-Semitic rhetoric in a speech at Columbia University. Many believe there is a connection. Comments (2)

Heights stands in for D.C.

George Clooney and John Malkovich are turning heads in the Heights — as set designers turn the neighborhood into Georgetown. Comment

‘Abolitionist’ Duffield Street

Downtown plan: The Bloomberg Administration co-named a stretch of Duffield Street in Downtown Brooklyn “Abolitionist Place” last Thursday — even as the city is planning to tear down historic houses on that block that may have served as stations on the Underground Railroad. Comment

Invasion of the film crew

Heights Lowdown: At least one woman — our columnist — is not so happy about the arrival of George Clooney and Brad Pitt. Comment

iStuff lost in late-night grabs

Crime: A violent attempt to grab a woman’s iPhone ended when the cops fortuitously passed by and arrested the attacker. Plus all the other crime news from Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO and Downtown. Comment

Walentas gets soaked

Even though they didn’t make any money, organizers of last week’s “fight night” fundraiser for DUMBO are calling it a success. Of course it was: David Walentas ended up in a dunk tank! Comment

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