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Saturday, Feb. 24, 2007

Train in vain: Five tips for surviving the F

Park Slope: With service on the F train getting worse and worse, The Brooklyn Paper offered these handy tips for surviving the morning commute. Comment
Art: World-class artist Brian Tolle will create a site-specific piece for the gateway to Brooklyn — the top of Flatbush Avenue. Comment

World Wide Wackiness in Heights

Heights Lowdown: One of the three restaurants involved in a co-branding Web site called “the Corner of Cranberry” is already out of business. That’s a tough corner. Comment

Washing her hands gave bandit a clean getaway

Fort Greene: A woman attending a banquet at the Marriott Hotel in Downtown Brooklyn lost a $15,000 diamond ring and her gold wedding band after removing the jewelry to wash her hands before eating and then forgetting the items in the women’s room. Comment

DUMBO underwater!

DUMBO: DUMBO will be inundated in 50 years, thanks to global warming. But the high rents — not the high water — will be responsible for driving out all the artists, say some Pratt Institute students. Comment

Survey says! DUMBO getting better

Downtown: How great is DUMBO? Ninety percent of the neighborhood’s residents think it’s a good place to live — though a sizeable majority thinks the neighborhood remains a lousy neighborhood for basic necessities. Comment

Get this wreck outta here!

Get this wreck outta here!

Downtown: An abandoned car has sat by the entrance of the Brooklyn–Queens Expressway on Hicks Street for more than a week — and remained even after The Brooklyn Paper called 311 to get it removed (so much for the power of the press). Comment

Snow problem near courthouse

Downtown: Agency infighting leaves a sidewalk unplowed in Brooklyn Heights. The Paper puts on its boots and gets the job done. Comment

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