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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Jacques treat! Torres getting into ice cream

Dining: Chocolatier Jacques Torres has again made mouths water by spilling the beans on his latest treat: DUMBO’s Willy Wonka is expanding into ice cream. Comments (1)

DUMBO will be a mail power

DUMBO: DUMBO is finally asserting its mail power. Comments (1)

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

It’s F-ing scary at York Street stop

Brooklyn Heights: Two brutal and scary muggings at the F train station at York Street. Plus all the crime news from Brooklyn Heights, Boerum Hill, Downtown and DUMBO’s 84th Precinct. Comment

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

State: ‘Park’ still on time — for now

Bridge ‘Park’: Despite uncertainty in the days after Mayor Bloomberg’s stunning announcement on Thursday that the city should take control of the Brooklyn Bridge Park development from the state, the development’s president said on Monday night that the earliest park sections are still scheduled to open by the end of this year. Comments (2)

CB2 says this can is a can’t

Downtown: A city plan for a public restroom in Columbus Park should be flushed away, critics say, because planners chose a location that’s too public for such discreet business. Comments (2)

Monday, March 16, 2009

Tenants hope this plan is in ruins

Brooklyn Heights: Opponents of a controversial plan to build a garage in the courtyard of an historic Brooklyn Heights apartment complex are hoping that a blast from the past will put the brakes on the project. Comment

‘Park’ taking shape? These mounds aren’t just dirt, park planners say

Bridge ‘Park’: Just as the mayor is working out a way to take over the Brooklyn Bridge Park project, the construction of the first permanent section of open space in the long-stalled state-run development are underway, park planners said last week. Comment

Friday, March 13, 2009

A ‘landmark’ Arby’s to take historic Gage space

Dining: When the roast beef sandwich joint Arby’s opens in the historic Gage and Tollner storefront this spring, there will be big changes on the menu — but hardly any alterations to the eatery’s famed interior, the restaurateur behind the fast food franchise told The Brooklyn Paper. Comment

Should Arby’s get historic site?

Vox Pop: The Arby’s sandwich chain is going to open a location in the historic — and landmarked — site of the former Gage and Tollner restaurant on the Fulton Mall in Downtown Brooklyn. We asked shoppers — all potential customers for those fast-food roast beef sandwiches — what they thought. Comment

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