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Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011

State nixes BQE fixes

Brooklyn Heights: The feds are pulling the plug on a vital, and long-promised, overhaul of a crumbling portion of the Brooklyn–Queens Expressway, saying that fixing the borough’s transportation artery is just too expensive. Comments (16)

Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011

Coal’d shoulder! City blocks new Grimaldi’s from opening over illegal oven

DUMBO: The pizza war on Old Fulton Street rages on — before the first pie has even been thrown! Comments (4)

Cillian Murphy makes American stage debut at St. Ann’s Warehouse

Theater: St. Ann’s Warehouse solidifies its place as the American home of Irish playwright Enda Walsh with the searing writer’s latest descent into madness, the one-man tour de force, “Misterman.” Comments (1)

Monday, Nov. 28, 2011

Rats! City Tech cafeteria is the dirtiest in the borough

The Greatest Story Ever: Reading, ’riting and rat infestation! Comments (4)

Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011

Olga Bloom, creator of the beloved Bargemusic, dies at 92

DUMBO: Olga Bloom — the spirited violinist who gave up her performing career to create Bargemusic, the 34-year-old floating concert hall on the Fulton Ferry Landing in DUMBO — died on Thanksgiving Day at age 92. Comments (3)

Post-Thanksgiving fun: Pick your favorite design for Brooklyn Bridge Park hotel

Bridge ‘Park’: Watch our slideshow and then render your verdict! Comments (8)

Friday, Nov. 25, 2011

Pie are squared! Patsy Grimaldi to regain DUMBO throne — and coal oven!

DUMBO: In a dramatic twist, Patsy Grimaldi — the man behind the original pizzeria under the Brooklyn Bridge — is emerging from retirement to reopen his old parlor with his old coal-fired oven! This is the biggest pizza story since Tony Pero broke off from Lombardi’s (you know what we mean!). Comments (5)

Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011

It’s beginning to sound a lot like Christmas on the Fulton Mall

Downtown: Piped-in yuletide music — before Thanksgiving?! Comments (5)

Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011

No-tel! City shows off big park plans, but is tight-lipped on Bridge Park development

Bridge ‘Park’: Residents demanded the city slow down before chosing a builder for the hotel, condo, and retail development in prime space in Brooklyn Bridge Park, but the city says its forging ahead — and refuses to reveal who’ll pick the winning design. Comments (28)

HERE THEY ARE! Slideshow gives you the goods on Bridge Park hotel.

Bridge ‘Park’: Here’s a first look at the exciting (and not-so-exciting) designs that potential hotel and condo developers for Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 1 have proposed to the city. Comments (1)

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