Brooklyn Heights–Downtown

Covering: DUMBO, Vinegar Hill, Downtown, Brooklyn Heights

Shuttle to ‘nowhere’?

Bridge ‘Park’: Add another perk to the list of sweeteners that the developers of the struggling One Brooklyn Bridge Park condo have doled out: now, residents in the tough-to-reach building have a free shuttle to Borough Hall. Comment
Downtown plan: The Swedish cheap-chic clothing store H&M will come to Fulton Mall next year, making it one of the first tenants in a giant glass-walled mall at Bridge Street. Comments (3)

Burged for the holidays

Crime: It’s holiday time — and even crooks need to work overtime to raise money for gifts. Plus all the crime news from Brooklyn Heights, Boerum Hill, Downtown and DUMBO’s 84th Precinct. Comment

Big brother is back!

Big brother is back!

They’re always watching. Comment

City halts House of D reopening!

The city has halted its controversial plan to reopen and expand the Brooklyn House of Detention, saying it wants to work out a deal with neighborhood opponents who want the Atlantic Avenue jail dismantled. Comment

Heights Gristedes reopens

Heights Gristedes reopens

Shopping: Shoppers in the northern part of Brooklyn Heights once again have a grocery store, thanks to the reopening last Friday of a completely overhauled Gristedes supermarket, a store that had been gutted by a fire in April. Comments (1)
Dining: The grand opening of Morton’s the Steakhouse last Thursday night was a venerable who’s who of Brooklyn royalty — and even Mayor Bloomberg made a rare appearance in the borough, acknowledging that it would be a mis-steak not to “meat” the new neighbors. Comment

Petals and prose make nabe brighter: Boerum Hill Association applauds talented authors and dedicated gardeners

Brooklyn Heights: The Boerum Hill Association, in its first general meeting of the fall season, celebrated three local authors and honored two local gardeners for their efforts to make Boerum Hill a better place. Comment

P.S. 261 brings its favorite storybook characters to life

Brooklyn Heights: Spooktastic Public School 261 students received an A-plus for creativity when they hailed the year’s zaniest day with a literacy parade. Comment

Sick right down to the soil: Experts say Public Place site can be cleaned up

Brooklyn Heights: Public Place, that vast, contaminated tract of land in Carroll Gardens, might be ‘sick,’ but Gardiner Cross seems confident in its cure. Comment

On top of the heap: Kudos to compost committee organizers

Brooklyn Heights: Dedicated volunteers from Concord Village Compost Committee were honored for starting a composting project in Concord Village, one of New York State’s largest cooperative developments. Comment

A doggone good collar for cops: 84th Police Precinct salutes outstanding work of duo

Brooklyn Heights: Keen hearing earned two cops top honors at a recent meeting of the 84th Precinct Community Council. Comment

A Verrry scary haunt at buddy Scotto’s place

Brooklyn Heights: Only the intrepid would even think of walking up to a mortuary on All Hallow’s Eve. Comment

Bklyn cycle city: More commuters riding bikes to work

Brooklyn Heights: More Brooklynites are getting on the bike. Comment

Gifted & talented ‘exodus’

Brooklyn Heights: The new admissions procedures for gifted and talented programs would have run smoother if the city Department of Education (DOE) had sought parental input before implementing the changes, according to Brooklyn parents. Comment

New advisory board at LICH: Critics question formation

Brooklyn Heights: Several months after announcing the dismantling of their maternity, pediatrics and dentistry units, Long Island College Hospital’s management consortium has given the green light to the establishment of a Community Advisory Board. Comment

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