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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Jane’s Carousel is good news for Brooklyn Bridge ‘Park’

Editorial: Kids of all ages got some good news this week when the developers of Brooklyn Bridge Park accepted Jane Walentas’s gift of her restored 1920s-era carousel for a spot in what is currently Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park. Comments (7)

All the world’s a small stage at this festival

Theater: At this event, smaller is better. Comments (2)

Puppet collection finds new home at Brooklyn College

Theater: From the miniature to the gigantic. Comments (1)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Jailhouse crock! Correction buses still parking all over Downtown

Downtown: Despite a promise, they’re doing it again. Comment

‘Empire’ of dapper duds as 1920s-era series lenses at Borough Hall

TV: The men in the gray flannel suits were part of “Boardwalk Empire,” a new HBO series. Comment

Granny is scam victim

Brooklyn Heights: Two perps steal $5,000 from an old lady in the ol’ “trick the old lady” scam. Plus all the other crime news from Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO and Downtown’s 84th Precinct. Comment

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

‘Jane’s Carousel’ closer to a grand entrance in Brooklyn Bridge Park

Bridge ‘Park’: A 1920s-era carousel donated to Brooklyn Bridge Park may soon be as iconic as the River Café or the bridge itself, after architects revealed big plans for the attraction on Monday night. Comments (3)

Pier 6 is without peer thanks to amazing kid attractions

Bridge ‘Park’: It might just be the coolest place to bring your kids for free. Comments (2)

Monday, May 17, 2010

Unfair fowl! Heights Key Food appears to have doctored ‘sell-by’ date on a chicken

Brooklyn Heights: A Brooklyn Heights Key Food was investigated last week after a woman alleged that store workers placed a new “sell by” label on her chicken — 11 days after the date on the original label had passed. Comments (1)

In Downtown, blight gets a window dressing

Downtown: Downtown developer Al Laboz is once again papering over his problem on Willoughby Street. Comments (1)

Friday, May 14, 2010

This ‘Lion’ roars for two Zimbabwean exiles

Dance: Two Zimbabwean greats combine for a poetic fusion of dance and music this month. Comment

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