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Thursday, July 17, 2008

MTV hangs up on Downtown

Downtown: MTV’s reality show “The Real World” will no longer house its seven cast members in the newly renovated BellTel Lofts in Downtown, a member of the building’s board confirmed. Comments (2)

Better than Times Square?

Theater: The curtains have gone up on the long-awaited TKTS booth at the Metrotech Center in Downtown Brooklyn. And the offering of discount tickets is cause for a standing ovation. Comment

Park art

Art: There are always plenty of strange things to gawk at in Empire–Fulton Ferry State Park, but beginning Sunday, a collection of 30 exotic sculptures will be unveiled by the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition. Comment

‘Associated’ with failure; Concord Village supermarket closes

Downtown: The Associated Supermarket on Tillary Street in Downtown shuttered its doors last week — but only temporarily. Comments (2)

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Evicted! Soft-serve man who took over tourist attraction is booted

DUMBO: A smoke-belching soft ice-cream truck that had commandeered the city’s much-ballyhooed $1.5-million tourism gateway at the Brooklyn Bridge footpath has been booted by cops — who vowed to ticket its owner if he ever parks there again. Comments (1)

Man is brutally beaten by trio in DUMBO

Brooklyn Heights: If it’s Wednesday, that means its Police Blotter Day in the now daily-updated Brooklyn Paper. Find your neighborhood below to read all the crime news. Comment

Lookout below! Cement bucket falls 23 stories on Court St

Brooklyn Heights: A five-pound bucket of cement fell 23 stories from nearly the top of 66 Court St., demolishing a city-owned car and bringing back eerie memories of a similar incident 25 years ago — but unlike that fatal accident, only one passer-by was shaken up this time. Comments (2)

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