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Brooklyn Heights–Downtown

Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011

‘Bubble’ has burst! Pier 5 rec fields move forward without year-round element

Bridge ‘Park’: Brooklyn Bridge Park is moving forward with three soccer fields and a picnic area on Pier 5 — without leaving room for a year-round sports bubble. Comments (3)

Robbed while changing a flat!

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

Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011

Bridge too far? Squibb-to-Bklyn-Bridge-Park footpath costs soar

Bridge ‘Park’: The cost of a proposed footbridge from Brooklyn Heights to Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 1 — a key amenity for residents seeking quick access to the world-class park — jumped 26 percent after park officials upgraded the design then failed to find a contractor who could meet the original budget. Comments (12)

Update! Brooklyn Paper saves ‘non-Christmas’ artwork at Downtown gallery!

Art: Con Edison has decided not to pull the plug on a holiday art show featuring “pagan”-themed pieces by a Park Slope artist, changing its corporate mind after a article highlighted the censorship. Comments (9)

Downtown in chains! Two expensive national eateries to fill Adams Street eyesore

Dining: Panera Bread isn’t the only chain eatery moving into the decrepit former city office on Adams and Willoughby streets. A chichi barbecue and beer joint and touristy dessert emporium are slated to open next fall. Comments (5)

Secret’s out! Under pressure, Bklyn Bridge Park reveals hotel selection committee members

Bridge ‘Park’: Brooklyn Bridge Park has released the names of the city officials who will ultimately decide which hotel and luxury condo complex is built on Pier 1 — succumbing to pressure after locals slammed park officials for a lack of transparency. Comments (5)

Original story: So this is Christmas? Artist’s non-yule work censored from Con Ed gallery

Art: A Park Slope artist says her nature-centric woodcarving exhibit got tossed from a corporate art space in Downtown because it’s not “Christmas-appropriate.” Comments (9)

Monday, Dec. 5, 2011

A new ‘Under the Bridge’ record — under the bridge

DUMBO: Seventy-three locals made world history last week, standing in the Manhattan Bridge Archway in DUMBO and belting out a 1990s anthem. Comments (2)

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