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Brooklyn Heights–Downtown

Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009

‘Dock’ tease: New internal e-mails show Walentas school would be substandard

DUMBO: The public middle school offered to the city by a DUMBO developer as a sweetener to get approval for his controversial apartment building next to the Brooklyn Bridge may have failed to meet city standards when it was approved earlier this year, according to documents that came to light this week. Comments (5)

Happy 100th, Manny B!

Brooklyn Angle: Fans of the Manhattan Bridge — and they are legion, make no mistake — will finally get a chance to celebrate as the Brooklyn Bridge’s much-maligned younger brother celebrates its 100th birthday this weekend. Comment

On Fulton Mall, the food is fast and the crimes are harsh

Downtown: Two people are beaten trying to use the bathroom in two Fulton Mall burger joints. A coincidence? We wish. Comments (3)

Armando’s is back — and so is the lobster!

Dining: Montague Street’s famed restaurant Armando’s is back in business — and so is its iconic lobster sign. Comment

In Downtown, a plan to get the cops off the sidewalk

Downtown: One of Downtown Brooklyn’s busiest corners will become a pedestrian oasis when the city constructs a public plaza at Hoyt and Schermerhorn streets. Comments (1)

Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009

Watch out in Boro Hall!

Brooklyn Heights: Lots of crime in one of the borough’s busiest subway stations. Plus all the other crime news from Brooklyn Heights, Boerum Hill, Downtown and DUMBO’s 84th Precinct. Comment

Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009

Luxury conversion has DUMBO upset at the Walentases

DUMBO: DUMBO titans David and Jed Walentas, who pride themselves on having developed the neighborhood as a hub of creative culture, will alter a piece of that culture by converting a loft building filled with artists and non-profits into luxury rental apartments. Comments (7)

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