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Brooklyn Heights–Downtown

Thursday, Aug. 7, 2008

Galapagos revealed

Nightlife: As the morbidly obese performance artist struggled mightily to tug his (her?) girdle over nearly nude acres of cellulite, the crowd at the newly opened Galapagos Art Space in DUMBO sat in rapt fascination on Tuesday night. Comment

Art attack! Waterfalls are killing DUMBO trees

DUMBO: The city’s hottest new public art project is killing trees at Brooklyn’s internationally beloved River Cafe. Comments (5)

Lawyer: Busy chef a ‘patsy’ — and not the first

Brooklyn Heights: Alleged Busy Chef scammer Dan Kaufman’s lawyer says his client was just a “patsy” who fell victim to a shadowy Brooklyn Heights lawyer who makes a career out of repeatedly opening, closing and reopening restaurants in the same locations. Comments (9)

Pol: Give us raises and we’ll work harder!

Brooklyn Heights: A veteran state Senator is under fire during a heated re-election campaign for calling for massive raises for Albany lawmakers if they’re willing to do what most voters are already forced to do: work full time. Comment

More work, more pay

Vox Pop: State Sen. Marty Connor is pushing a bill that would to raise lawmakers’ salaries in exchange for them putting in regular full-time work weeks all year long. He believes the public will understand and support the bill, but his Democratic rival, Daniel Squadron, said Connor “would be hard pressed to find a single New Yorker who agrees [that] he should get a $52,000 bonus just for doing the job he was elected to do.” To find out who’s right, we hit the streets. Comment

Busted chef is a crime victim, too!

Brooklyn Heights: Busy Chef Dan Kaufman is facing seven years in jail for his alleged credit card fraud scheme — but this week, he was a crime victim himself! Comments (2)

Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008

‘Love’ and death: Suicide near Love Lane

Brooklyn Heights: A 42-year-old Brooklyn Heights man stabbed himself to death in a bathtub on Hicks Street on Tuesday afternoon, cops said. Comment

Whew! It wasn’t anti-Semitism at shul — just a regular burglary

Brooklyn Heights: A man broke into an often-attacked Remsen Street synagogue early Monday morning — but this time, it was common thievery, not anti-Semitism that appeared to be on the crook’s mind. Comments (1)

Crime spikes in Heights, Downtown

Brooklyn Heights: Criminals were working overtime in the 84th Precinct last week. Here’s how the week went down on the bad side of the law in Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO, Downtown and Boerum Hill. Comments (1)

Help wanted? Blogger tries to aid fired ‘Busted Chef’ workers

Brooklyn Heights: The writer behind the Brooklyn Heights Blog tries to help Busy Chef Dan Kaufman’s fired employees. Comments (2)

Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008

CANCELLED! Soapbox derby is scrubbed!

Brooklyn Heights: A Brooklyn Paper Exclusive! The organizer of the annual soapbox derby on Columbia Heights explains why he cancelled this year’s race. Comments (6)

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