Brooklyn Heights–Downtown
Ordinary Brooklynites are fighting for the right to fight. Comment

DUMBO is rejoined! Mr Bloomberg tore down that wall

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

A state Senate upset

A state Senate upset

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

A Civil Court race

Politics: Devin Cohen beats Roger Adler — and gays are happy. Comment
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)
Politics: 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

Crime: 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
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

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)
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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