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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Conway chaos!

Brooklyn Heights: Lots of crimes in one Fulton Mall department store. Plus all the other crime news from Brooklyn Heights and Downtown’s 84th Precinct blotter. Comment

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Celeb photo of the day: Bill Murray loves poetry!

Awesome: Poems about Brooklyn obviously aren’t lost in translation for comic actor Bill Murray. Comments (4)

Grit and bear it at this all-grits festival

Event: Joe Pesci’s Vinny Gambini character in the movie “My Cousin Vinny” was probably the first Brooklynite to eat grits, but he sure won’t be the last. Comment

En garde! Fencing World Cup opens in Brooklyn on Friday

Downtown: Forget soccer. This month, Brooklyn is the international home of swordplay as the Fencing World Cup comes to the Marriott from June 18-20. Comments (1)

Monday, June 14, 2010

Hidden history

Event: One of Brooklyn’s prized historical sites — the Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims in Brooklyn Heights — will host the first annual “NYC Underground Railroad Festival.” Comments (2)

Spend a night sleeping with an artist!

Art: An art gallery in DUMBO isn’t the coziest place to spend a week, but it certainly could be worse. Comment

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Highway robbery! State is mulling taking Heights homes for BQE repair

Mean Streets: By Gary Buiso Comments (28)

Fix the BQE? Here are three ways

Mean Streets: A plan to make long-overdue repairs to the Brooklyn–Queens Expressway by tearing down historic homes in Brooklyn Heights is just one of several options that state officials are considering. Here are all the alternatives so far. Comments (3)

The road ahead

Mean Streets: It’s going to take more than a decade to fix the stretch of the Brooklyn–Queens Expressway between Atlantic Avenue and Sands Street, a substandard roadway that is well past the end of its lifespan. Here’s how that process began and will roll on. Comment

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