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Brooklyn Heights–Downtown

Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011

Ring in New Year’s with a case of the blues

Brooklyn Heights: But don’t worry: This performance by blues musician extraordinaire Arthur Neilson will anything but a bummer. Comments (1)

Friday, Dec. 16, 2011

Opinion: Fulton Mall gentrification is only good for some

Perspective: We asked the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership and a Downtown activist group for dueling op-ed pieces about the gentification of Downtown’s main shopping strip. Only the activists accepted our invitation. Too bad. Comments (2)

Fulton Mall is getting better

Perspective: After too many years of decline, Fulton Mall is undergoing a historic transformation. This area brings back so many memories for me, and I’m sure for many of you here tonight who are of a “certain age.” I can still remember my mother dragging me to stores like Mays, Martin’s, E.J. Korvette, A&S, Chock Full o’ Nuts and Needicks. Comment

Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011

This camping stove helps you answer the cell of the wild

DUMBO: At last, you can get away from it all on a camping trip to the wilderness — but still charge your iPhone! Comments (1)

Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011

Reed all about it! Tucker to head D’town Partnership

Downtown: He helped rebuild DUMBO, then Baghdad. Now Tucker Reed has landed a big job running Downtown’s big business group. Comments (7)

It’s beginning to steal a lot like Christmas

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

Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011

St. Ann’s finds new theater space in DUMBO

DUMBO: St. Ann’s Warehouse — the beloved cutting-edge theater company that is losing its current home to development and a proposed future home in Brooklyn Bridge Park after neighbors sued — is staying in DUMBO after all. Comment

Moviehouse Madoff! Former Heights Cinema owner pleads guilty to Ponzi scheme

Brooklyn Heights: The former owner of the Brooklyn Heights Cinema pleaded guilty on Monday to scamming investors out of $530,000 — rolling the credits on a local drama fit for the multiplex he once owned. Comment

Our Santacon coverage is ‘Claus’ for celebration

DUMBO: Hundreds of Christmas-costumed revelers celebrate Santacon in DUMBO on Saturday morning before crossing the Brooklyn Bridge in the first leg of the hipster Triple Crown. Comment

DUMBO florist is having a White (House) Christmas

DUMBO: Emily Thompson has a new client: President Obama. Comments (3)

Five holiday decorating tips from a White House-worthy florist

DUMBO: Emily Thompson, DUMBO’s florist extraordinaire, took her talents to the White House last month — transforming the East Room into a wooded wonderland for the holidays. Here’s five quick and all-natural tips on decking Brooklyn’s halls. Comment

Monday, Dec. 12, 2011

Rich private schools rally to save rec bubble on Pier 5

Bridge ‘Park’: A coalition of area private schools wants to build a sports bubble in Brooklyn Bridge Park now that park officials have failed to do so despite a deal between state lawmakers and Mayor Bloomberg earlier this year. Comments (18)

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