Brooklyn Heights–Downtown

Covering: DUMBO, Vinegar Hill, Downtown, Brooklyn Heights

Make ‘park’ a real park

Editorial: Our editorial board calls for the Brooklyn Bridge Park development to be scrapped and reconceived as a real public park. Comments (8)

Eat here

Eat here

Dining: It’s on an unlikely block — yet Vinegar Hill House has become a destination restaurant almost overnight. Comments (3)

Drunk drivers are no match for this cop

The only people not toasting police officer Larry Santiago are the drunk drivers he busts. Comments (1)

A cheesy crime

Crime: A diner at a famous Flatbush Avenue restaurant and bakeshop is robbed. Plus all the crime news from Brooklyn Heights, Boerum Hill, Downtown and DUMBO’s 84th Precinct. Comment

Death claims woman — and pet store

It looks like the Tailored Pet is going to die with Serena Bellino. Comments (1)

Most egg-cellent podcast! Paper team makes news on coldest day

Podcast: The Brooklyn Paper’s “Stormtracker 2009” team hit the streets on the coldest day of the year to see once and for all whether you can freeze an egg on the sidewalk. The results — disgusting! Comment

Toasts and tusks to ’09

Brooklyn Heights: Eighteen-month-old Akitusaaq, the Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium baby Pacific walrus, waves goodbye to 2008 and welcomes 2009 as he runs through some of his enrichment behaviors with animal keeper Paul Moylett. Comment

Taking the oath...

Brooklyn Heights: Newly elected State Senator Daniel Squadron was officially sworn in during a special ceremony on the Senate floor in Albany Monday. Squadron took over the spot from Martin Connor after besting the 30 year incumbent in a hotly contested Democratic primary for the 25th State Senate District, which includes Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn Heights, Williamsburg and downtown Manhattan. Upon taking the oath, Squadron was immediately made chair of the State Senate Cities Committee, which is responsible for legislation pertaining to major metropolitan areas throughout New York state. Comment

Roadwork up ahead-DUMBO to be repaved

Brooklyn Heights: DUMBO residents may take pride in their historic cobblestones, but the uneven Belgian block and asphalt roadway can leave your muffler dangling like a loose tooth. Comment

Haunting ‘pale riders’-Bklyn activists put death of cyclists in the spotlight

Brooklyn Heights: Stark black and white symbols of a horrific reality appeared throughout the borough Sunday as bicyclists paid homage to riders killed on city streets. Comment

City seeks sites for new schools-Asks public for ideas

Brooklyn Heights: The city is asking Brooklynites for help. Comment

Jazz it up

Brooklyn Heights: Share a warm toast to Brooklyn’s newest cool park: Thomas Greene Park, Third Avenue between Douglass and Degraw, January 24 from 1-5 p.m. at Puppets Jazz Bar, 481 Fifth Avenue near 11th Street in Park Slope. The door charge is $10. Food and drinks are extra. Comment

Marty backs jail’s reopening

Brooklyn Heights: Borough President Marty Markowitz last week said he supported the reopening of the Brooklyn House of Detention at its current capacity. Comment


Brooklyn Heights: The Flatbush and Shaare Torah Jewish Center invites the public to attend its first Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration & Celebration, featuring NY1’s veteran journalist Dominic Carter. Comment

New Brennan report blasts Joan Millman-Assemblywoman accused of failing to provide legislative oversight

Brooklyn Heights: The Brennan Center for Justice has released a report this week that appears to have one Brooklyn official in its crosshairs for not conducting enough legislative oversight in the State Assembly. Comment

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