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Brooklyn Heights–Downtown

Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008

White collars want golden glove green light

DUMBO: Ordinary Brooklynites are fighting for the right to fight. Comment

DUMBO is rejoined! Mr Bloomberg tore down that wall

DUMBO: Now that the city has rejoined the two halves of DUMBO by return turning a long-blocked road to the public, it’s time to look at customs and cultures on each side of the hip neighborhood in our first-ever East DUMBO vs. West DUMBO tale of the tape. Comment

Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2008

A state Senate upset

Brooklyn Heights: Newcomer Daniel Squadron beats 30-year incumbent Marty Connor. Comments (1)

A Civil Court race

Brooklyn Heights: Devin Cohen beats Roger Adler — and gays are happy. Comment

Got something to say? Let’s hear it

Art: In one of the noisiest parts of DUMBO — the Pearl Street Triangle — two local artists will soon establish an oratory oasis: a “speaker’s corner,” where people can stand on soapboxes and rant and rave, or just talk to their hearts’ content. Comments (1)

Hey, Marty! Pass the pickles — and let’s gut term limits

Downtown: Here’s our photo op of the week — all five borough presidents (who are they again?) dining with our own Beep, Marty Markowitz, at Junior’s on Monday. Comments (1)

Glass acts

Brooklyn Heights: Cops have narrowed their search for two perps who smash car windows in DUMBO. Plus all the other crime news from DUMBO, Brooklyn Heights, Downtown and Boerum Hill’s 84th Precinct. Comment

Deli-vered! It’s a sandwich shop for Court St.

Dining: Downtown Brooklynites will be unsuspecting guinea pigs at a new deli on Court Street: the Italian-sounding F. Martinella delicatessen near State Street is actually a retail concept store for the Boar’s Head cold-cut conglomerate. Comments (2)

Seamus O’Toole, Montague Street tavern legend, 58

Brooklyn Heights: Seamus O’Toole, the co-owner of the beloved Brooklyn Heights bar and restaurant Eamonn’s and a de facto “Mayor of Montague Street,” has died. He was 58. Comments (1)

Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008

Mr. Bloomberg tore down this wall!

DUMBO: Long-divided DUMBO was reunited on Monday when the city finally reopened a walkway under the Manhattan Bridge overpass to pedestrian traffic. Comment

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