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Saturday, March 8, 2008

Downtown: Two businesses in DUMBO have begun weaning customers off the latest symbol of wasteful consumerism: the plastic shopping bag. Comments (3)

‘Sitting’ at the bar

‘Sitting’ at the bar

Downtown: The war between childless bar-goers and the so-called stroller Mafia has ended at one restaurant: the eatery is offering on-site babysitters to watch children in a separate room while their parents — and everyone else — dine and drink in peace. Comments (5)

Sticker shock as NYU takes over Poly

Downtown: Students at Downtown’s respected Polytechnic University will get higher tuitions — but even higher academic credentials — thanks to Thursday’s vote by the school’s trustees to be acquired by New York University. Comment

DUMBO plan could nix David

DUMBO: DUMBO residents want the city to expand a rezoning proposal to not only preventing skyscrapers like the 33-story J Condos and 23-story Beacon Tower from rising again, but also to block David Walentas’s Dock Street project. Comments (1)

Another Remsen swastika

Downtown: Vandals tagged a Remsen Street brownstone with anti-Semitic graffiti last week, less than one month after a Brooklyn Heights man was indicted for covering houses and cars on the same street with swastikas last fall. Comment

Grand idea, too late

Rezoning: The city moved to restrict development along a low-rise stretch of Grand Street, but activists urged the city to speed up the process to protect the neighborhood’s character. Comments (1)

‘Shooting’ scare at Heights prep school

Downtown: An elite private school went under siege on Feb. 22 when a student received an anonymous online message from someone claiming that he would blow up the school. Plus all the other crime news from Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO and Downtown’s 84th Precinct. Comment

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