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Brooklyn Heights–Downtown

Friday, Nov. 5, 2010

Fulton Mall is not there yet

Downtown plan: Much has been made about the transformation of the Fulton Street Mall into a luxury retail corridor to meet the needs of a changing residential profile in the area. Clearly, with the advent of nearly 5,000 new market-rate and luxury residences coming on-line in the surrounding blocks, change for the better is an obvious and welcome outcome. Comments (4)

Fulton Mall is rising right

Downtown plan: I agree with several points that Faith Hope Consolo makes about Fulton Mall, and that good things are happening in Downtown Brooklyn — specifically that Fulton Mall is beginning to capitalize on its “sweet spot” by attracting dynamic retailers that accommodate a diverse range of consumers and price points. Comments (2)

Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010

Lorraine Furniture, Downtown stalwart, yields to changing tastes

Downtown plan: Gentrification may be the culprit — but the store failed to change with the times. Comment

Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010

Junior’s marks 60 cheesy years

Downtown: It’s a milestone for Downtown’s beloved diner and clubhouse. Comments (1)

Teen terrors

Brooklyn Heights: A gang runs wild Downtown. Plus all the other crime news from Brooklyn Heights and Downtown’s 84th Precinct blotter. Comment

Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010

Today is Junior’s birthday — but you get the cake!

Downtown: Cheesecake for 60 cents at Downtown’s legendary diner. Comments (2)

Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010

Still the life of the party

Politicrasher: Inside Democratic establishment legend Steve Cohn’s annual breakfast at Junior’s. Comments (2)

Saturday recipe corner! It’s easy being green with beans this good

Dining: City Tech’s adult education program serves up something good. Comment

Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010

Roofus: New ballots more confusing than old ballots

Cartoon: So, everyone thinks the new voting system is better? Well, not our cartoonist. Comments (2)

Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010

Looking up! City plans ‘Skyscraper district’ in Downtown

Downtown: A new historic district would protect the borough’s tallest architectural wonders in Downtown and Brooklyn Heights, the city announced this week. Comment

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