Brooklyn Heights–Downtown
Downtown plan: Downtown planners introduced on Thursday a glitzy vision of Downtown Brooklyn as a 24/7 destination — and neighborhood — putting snazzy window dressing on a retrenchment of the original notion that the Flatbush Avenue corridor and surrounding streets would be a booming business district. Comments (3)

Historic Dumbo? City considers landmarking

DUMBO: DUMBO residents, civic organizations and the area’s most-prominent developer were unified in their support for recognizing the neighborhood as a historic district at a Landmarks Preservation Commission hearing on Tuesday. Comment

The DUMBO panhandle: Beggars choose rich nabe to ply trade

Panhandling in DUMBO has gotten out of hand, judging by complaints from area residents at a crime prevention meeting last week. Comments (2)

A midnight mugging on Montague Street

Crime: A woman is robbed in her car on Flatbush Avenue — plus all the other crime news from Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO and Downtown’s 84th Precinct. Comment

Dogs parade — no, really

Heights Lowdown: Our columnist dresses up her dog and joins the party on the Promenade. Comment

New group starts ‘watching’ DUMBO

Crime: Local cops came to DUMBO last week to tell residents and business owners how to protect themselves against the mini–crime wave that has hit the neighborhood since this summer, but a group of locals is putting pressure on the police to do more to stop it. Comment

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