Brooklyn Heights–Downtown

Saturday, May 24, 2008

The Brooklyn Bridge celebrated its 125th birthday on Thursday night with a gorgeous fireworks show. Funny, but she doesn’t look a day over 80! Comments (2)

Tourists’ welcome map

Tourists’ welcome map

Tourists will no longer be scratching their heads searching for the long-hidden Brooklyn Bridge footpath, thanks to a new map, directional signs, travel guides and stunning lighting on our side of the storied span. Comments (1)

Drilling art

Art: No, that’s not a drill bit coming out of the Fulton Ferry Landing — it’s a telescope that lets you see all the way to London. OK, it’s really an art project that touches on Victorian, futuristic and sci-fi themes — but the part about seeing London? That’s entirely true. Comments (1)

Affordable housing DOA

Development: The leaner, meaner real-estate market has forced one of the city’s major developers to eliminate more than 200 affordable housing units from his 660-apartment complex in Downtown Brooklyn. Comment

Garage plan is buried

Garage plan is buried

Development: The city rejected a plan to put a two-level parking garage with a rooftop garden in the courtyard of a historic Brooklyn Heights apartment building — unless the landlord buries the garage himself. Comments (1)

Brooklyn’s sign lady retires

The patron saint of all wayward Brooklyn tourists says her mission has been accomplished. Roslyn Beck, the Brooklyn Heights woman who has spent a decade making and installing her unique directional guides in and around the long-hidden Brooklyn Bridge footpath, said this week that the city has finally gotten it right. Comment

Skate hate

Crime: A thug smashed open a Manhattan man’s head with a skateboard just after midnight on Livingston Street on May 16 — but the gnarly hoodlum was later apprehended. Plus all the crime news from Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO, Downtown and Boerum Hill’s 84th Precinct. Comment

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