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Brooklyn Heights–Downtown

Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010

St. Ann’s Warehouse to restore Tobacco Warehouse

Bridge ‘Park’: The St. Ann’s Warehouse theater company — the world-renowned troupe based in Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO for 21 years — will take over and renovate the vacant Tobacco Warehouse in Brooklyn Bridge Park, converting it into a $15-million mixed-use performance hall and plaza, officials announced on Wednesday amid charges that the selection process was corrupt. Comments (4)

Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010

You can really get high in this apartment

Downtown plan: The Brooklyner puts the loftiest unit on the market. Comment

How do you get to Borough Hall? Use this map

Downtown: By February, you’ll never be lost in Downtown again — thanks to dozens of giant map kiosks that only took 10 years and $1.4 million to erect. Comments (3)

Look out for the pumpkin bomb!

Brooklyn Heights: It’s a post-Halloween rite of passage — toss a rotten pumpkin onto a pedestrian and then deny it! Plus all the other crime news from Brooklyn Heights and Downtown’s 84th Precinct blotter. Comment

Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010

City begins a concrete move to fix decrepit Borough Hall plaza

Downtown: The city finally got to work fixing the dangerous cracked slate in front of Borough Hall last week — and all it took was a broken hip and a lawsuit. Comments (3)

Friday, Nov. 12, 2010

Shaking on Fulton

Editorial: The Brooklyn Paper editorial board thinks that the new Fulton Mall Shake Shack is a harbinger of some good, but many bad, things to come. Comments (12)

Downtown smoke shop busted for tax evasion

Downtown: Police arrested the owner of a popular Downtown smoke shop last week, part of an ongoing crackdown against the scores of tabacconists who hawk untaxed smokes to insiders in schemes that are wholly unknown by the non-smoking public. Comments (4)

Our columnist’s last drug deal

Campbell’s Soup: The days of my lunch break drug deal may now be over. Comments (2)

Vets outraged by fallen war memorial in Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn Heights: On Veterans Day, no less! Comments (5)

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