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Friday, Aug. 5, 2011

Pols have sold us out to Bloomy

Bridge ‘Park’: State Sen. Daniel Squadron and Assemblywoman Joan Milllman reneged on their promise of no new housing to pay for Brooklyn Bridge Park. Comments (7)

Deal is a good one for Bklyn

Bridge ‘Park’: Two years ago, the governor and the mayor were steamrolling ahead with plans to construct new luxury housing in Brooklyn Bridge Park as a source of funding for park maintenance. Most odious were the two planned 300-foot towers on the corner of Hicks Street and Atlantic Avenue. The mayor and governor showed no interest in considering alternatives to constructing these new buildings. Many of the active recreational elements that the community long advocated for were gone, replaced by kayaking and expensive landscaping. Comments (4)

Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011

All eyes on the Watchtower — Inside the Brooklyn Bridge Park deal

Bridge ‘Park’: Brooklyn Bridge Park will have fewer luxury condos inside its waterfront footprint under a deal that would set aside future tax revenues to pay for the park’s $16-million annual upkeep — but how much less housing depends on the timely sale of tax-exempt buildings owned by the Jehovah’s Witnesses and not controlled by the city. Comments (8)

Explaining the Brooklyn Bridge Park deal

The Explainer: Confused by all the spin? Let the Explainer break it down for you. Comments (1)

Crime story of the week! Homeland Security car burglarized

The Greatest Story Ever: Plus all the other crime from Brooklyn Heights and Downtown’s 84th Precinct blotter. Comment

Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011

Deal is sealed: There will be housing — but less of it — in Brooklyn Bridge Park

Bridge ‘Park’: Two key lawmakers who had long fought luxury high-rise development inside Brooklyn Bridge Park have signed off on a deal that would scale back the housing — and possibly eliminate most of it entirely — but still meet a mandate that the greenspace’s $16-million annual maintenance cost not come from city taxpayers. Comments (10)

Un-bee-lievable! Swarm of wasps invades Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6

Bridge ‘Park’: Stinging pests have taken over the park’s sandy paradise. Experts say don’t worry (tell that to your 4-year-old who’s just been stung). Comment

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Yesterday’s news keeps Brooklyn Bridge Park green

Bridge ‘Park’: The Brooklyn Paper doesn’t just do a great job covering hard-hitting news and information — it also does a number on weeds! Comment

Dive bar requiem denied! Judge puts off Hank’s foreclosure auction

Downtown: A Brooklyn judge blocked Hank’s Saloon from being sold at a foreclosure auction on Thursday — giving fans of the dive bar more time to indulge in cheap beer and country tunes. Comments (6)

Friday, July 29, 2011

City: Brooklyn leads the cycling boom

Mean Streets: More than 2,000 new riders are bike commuting into Manhattan, according to a new survey. Comments (73)

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