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Brooklyn Heights–Downtown

Monday, June 2, 2008

MTV calls: It’s Bell Tel for ‘Real’

Downtown: It’s official: MTV’s “The Real World” reality show is coming to the Bell Tel lofts building on Willoughby Street in Downtown. Comment

Saturday, May 31, 2008

DOT tries to cool hot corner

Downtown: The city will reconfigure one of Brooklyn’s most-dangerous intersections — at Adams and Tillary streets in Downtown — but the work won’t happen without a fight. Comments (9)

Building, hope collapses on Clark St.

Downtown: Emergency demolition is underway at a landmarked Brooklyn Heights building after two partial building collapses rained bricks and mortar to Clark Street over Memorial Day weekend, leading some neighbors to suspect that the owners of the “For Sale” building are trying to force out their last few rent-stabilized tenants. Comments (1)

Seeing double on the Fulton Mall

Shopping: No, you’re not seeing double when you’re shopping on the Fulton Mall — there really are close to a dozen duplicate stores along Downtown Brooklyn’s busiest shopping strip. Comments (4)

Bridge Park costs soar

Downtown: The cost of building Brooklyn Bridge Park has more than doubled — from an original 2002 estimate of $150 million up to $350 million today — fueling concern the public had been snookered by officials in their quest to create the waterfront park and condo development. Comment

Let’s do luncheon

Dining: Toro, the formerly Spanish-Asian fusion restaurant inside the white Italianate building on DUMBO’s edge, is back in business — losing the Latin flavor and adding an awesome lunch deal. Comments (1)

Fancy gizmos are flying out of nabe homes

Downtown: Burglars easily broke into at least three Brooklyn Heights apartments last week and stole thousands of dollars’ worth of electronics. Plus all the other crime news from Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO, Downtown and Boerum Hill’s 84th Precinct. Comment

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