Brooklyn Heights–Downtown

It’s official: Downtown gets ‘Real’

Development: We broke the news two weeks ago, but MTV has confirmed it: The network’s “Real World” reality show is coming to the Bell Tel Lofts building on Willoughby Street in Downtown. Comment

A hit and run on Court St.

Crime: An 88-year-old man was hit by a silver sedan and left to bleed on Court Street on Monday afternoon as the driver sped off, cops said. Comment

City: We don’t need a middle school in DUMBO — now

DUMBO: A DUMBO developer’s plan to build a controversial 18-story apartment tower with the carrot of a new middle school was handed a setback last Wednesday when a top schools official said that the neighborhood actually doesn’t need a school right now. Comments (1)

Poly alumni still object to merger

A new state Senate report blasts this year’s merger of New York University and Polytechnic University as flawed — and defiant Polytechnic alumni, who couldn’t prevent the Downtown engineering campus from being taken over by the Manhattan-based liberal arts school, are saying, “We told you so.” Comments (2)

Lines are drawn

The Department of Transportation says it will repaint lanes along Front Street in DUMBO by the end of the week after a routine street repaving left drivers confused (like this mini-van driver) about where to go. Comments (1)

Fulton Mall goes trendy

Swedish cheap-chic clothing store H&M will come to Fulton Mall by next spring, a company spokeswoman confirmed on Friday. Comment

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