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Thursday, April 2, 2009

A ‘Witness’ to the future as Watchtower buys land upstate

DUMBO: First came the sell-off, next comes the big move. Comments (61)

Brooklyn Bridge historian McCullough denounces Dock St. project

DUMBO: Pulitzer Prize winner David McCullough denounced a developer’s 18-story tower near the Brooklyn Bridge on Wednesday (though the view in the opponents’ photo op above would not be affected by the building). Comments (13)

Biz group tells Manhattan to get down — Downtown Brooklyn, that is

Downtown plan: The burghers of Downtown Brooklyn unveiled an expensive new marketing campaign on Thursday to lure companies and residents by saying that the global financial meltdown is actually “the moment” for the borough’s central core. Comments (4)

Downtown tower keeps going and going and going…

Downtown plan: Workers haven’t even topped off at 111 Livingston St., slated to be the tallest building in Brooklyn. Comments (4)

The Brooklyn Paper wanders around Metrotech!

Downtown: The Metrotech complex in Downtown Brooklyn is a bit soulless and quiet for a place where thousands of people work and study. But the good news is that just a few steps in any direction from the verdant idyll at the heart of the center is a hustle and bustle worthy of an urban downtown. Comments (2)

Sun thing else!

Downtown: Jewish faithful get ready to mark a celestial event that has only happened three times in human history. Comments (1)

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Silent spring at the River Cafe thanks to Waterfalls project

DUMBO: The Weeping Birches at the River Cafe have a reason for real tears this spring — even as other trees are already sporting buds, many of the famed eatery’s branches remain lifeless, a lingering wound from Olafur Eliasson’s arborcidal artwork, “New York City Waterfalls.” Comments (4)

Distracted, then mugged

Brooklyn Heights: A thief pulls the old distraction ploy. Plus all the crime news from Brooklyn Heights, Boerum Hill, Downtown and DUMBO’s 84th Precinct. Comments (1)

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Exclusive: First look at our Metrotech offices!

Downtown: We’ve all moved into our shiny new Metrotech offices Downtown, so Editor Gersh Kuntzman decided the time was right for a tour. Join Gersh, plus Brooklyn Paper stalwarts Mike McLaughlin, Ben Muessig and Señor Editor Vince “The Vincinator” DiMiceli on this exclusive first look at our swank new digs. Comments (3)

Monday, March 30, 2009

Happy together! Brooklyn Paper joins other papers at Metrotech

Downtown: All it took was the ceremonial severing of a bright red ribbon by Borough President Markowitz and it was official: The Brooklyn Paper was welcomed into its new offices at the Metrotech complex in Downtown. Comments (7)

I’m back on the road, thanks to a donated bike

Brooklyn Angle: Someone up there must like Gersh, because over the weekend, an anonymous Brooklyn Paper fan donated our famous bike-riding editor a new bike. Comments (3)

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