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Saturday, Dec. 15, 2007

Battle lines drawn over Navy Yard’s ‘Row’ future

Downtown: Scores of Brooklynites rallied on Tuesday to support a plan to tear down a row of historic, yet badly damaged, houses inside the Brooklyn Navy Yard to make room for a supermarket — even as the federal government issued a report declaring that most of the 10 150-year-old mansions can be saved. Comments (1)

Painting the town: Pols show up for groundbreaking of $60M Fulton Mall hotel

Downtown plan: The InterContinental Hotel Group — an extremely high-end chain with lodges from Andorra to Zimbabwe — joined forces with a 25-year-old developer to break ground this week on a $60-million hotel on Duffield Street. Comment

Have a seat in the Standish

Have a seat in the Standish

Downtown: The Jehovah’s Witnesses, a major landowner in Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO, have netted a whopping $50 million for the Standish Arms Hotel, a Columbia Heights building that will be turned into luxury rentals, the new owner says. Comments (9)

Surprise stab

Downtown: A young man minding his own business was stabbed in the chest by a total stranger on Dec. 5. Plus all the other crime news from Brooklyn Heights, Downtown and DUMBOs 84th Precinct. Comment

’Tis the season for bank jobs

Downtown: Police are hunting for a thief — and a would-be thief — who hit banks in Brooklyn Heights and Downtown on consecutive days last week. Comment

Bill Gallagher, 70, courthouse dean

Downtown: Court officers and other mourners lined Sidney Place and steps of the Church of St. Charles Borromeo in Brooklyn Heights at last Wednesday’s funeral for Bill Gallagher, who died on his 70th birthday, Dec. 3, after a lifetime in the criminal justice system. Gallagher worked in the state’s court system since 1977, most recently as the system’s inspector general. Comment

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