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Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007

Hunks in the Heights

Downtown: At last! Celebrity-watchers in Brooklyn Heights were finally rewarded for their patience — and for allowing their neighborhood to be overrun with film trucks — and got to drink in the handsome hunkiness of actors George Clooney and Brad Pitt, who are both in the ’hood to shoot the Coen Brothers’ new movie, “Burn After Reading.” Comment

Candy factory conversion leaving a bitter taste

Downtown: The owner of the legendary “Candy Factory” building on Henry Street has flipped the property for nearly $20 million to a real-estate developer who is expected to turn the one-time artists’ colony into luxury apartments. Comment

Boxers trade ring for rings

Downtown: So many marriages today are filled with fights. But that’s exactly how Darryl Wells and Keisher McLeod want it. They’re boxers, you see — and on Oct. 14, they’ll get married at Gleason’s Gym. Comments (4)

Kelly shows faith along swastika-hit Remsen Street

Downtown: The outpouring of support for the Jewish community in Brooklyn Heights got a boost from Police Commissioner Ray Kelly and Israel’s Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, who came to Congregation B’nai Avraham on Sunday to denounce vandals who spray-painted 23 swastikas and other hate messages around the neighborhood on Sept. 24. Comment

Pepper spray is cover for heist

Downtown: A group of three thugs stole $7,500 worth of designer jackets from a Washington Avenue clothing boutique after using pepper spray to create confusion on Sept. 24. Plus more crime news from Downtown, DUMBO and Brooklyn Heights’ 84th Precinct. Comment

The Euros are spending!

Heights Lowdown: No one in the Heights likes the Fulton Mall — but the tourists love it. Comment

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