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Saturday, Oct. 13, 2007

He didn’t really have a gun!

Downtown: A man robbed a State Street bodega on Oct. 5 by using the old trick of pretending the hand in his pocket was a gun. Plus all the other crime news from DUMBO, Brooklyn Heights and Downtown’s 84th Precinct. Comment

New mansion on the block

Downtown: The Landmarks Preservation Commission has cleared the way for a four-story Greek-revival-style mansion at the corner of Hicks and State streets — on the last empty lot in the notoriously snooty Brooklyn Heights Historic District. Comment

DUMBO landmarking on the map

Downtown: The creation of a DUMBO historic district moved closer to reality this week when the Landmarks Preservation Commission agreed to discuss the topic later this month, the first step in a process to protect the waterfront warehouse district from the wrecking ball of redevelopment. Comments (2)

Keeping the faith

Bloomy in the ’Hood: Mayor Bloomberg joined the joyous Simchat Torah festivities last Thursday night in front of two Remsen Street synagogues that were among a score of sites targeted by swastika-painting vandals. Comment

Sinking feeling in the Heights

Heights Lowdown: Brooklyn Heights is full of holes — sinkholes and potholes, that is. Comment

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