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Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018

Promen-Nada! Historic Heights walkway could close to public to make way for cars

Fixing the BQE: The Brooklyn Heights Promenade — the historic walkway that some say makes the Heights the Heights — will become a speedway for Brooklyn-Queens Expressway traffic, sending cars, trucks, and buses zipping by at eye-level during the reconstruction of the crumbling roadway beneath, transit leaders announced on Thursday. Comments (29)
Brooklyn Heights: Our pals at our sister website, Brownstoner, have a great story on the plans to turn a classic structure on Remsen Street in Brooklyn Heights into a 14-story hotel. Click away to give it a read! Comment
Boerum Hill: The developer of 80 Flatbush trimmed its 986- and 561-foot towers to 840 and 510 feet respectively, while reconfiguring the taller high-rise’s design so it blocks less sunlight, and promising to give thousands to improve a nearby community garden, to get lawmakers to okay the rezoning it needs to build the complex at the edge of Boerum Hill. Comments (33)
Party Line: Letitia “Tish” James is likely to become the state’s first black attorney general following her Democratic primary win last week, and a handful of local lawmakers are reportedly ready to step into her citywide watchdog role if she does. Comments (9)

DA: Local cop and his wife stole thousands by impersonating dead relative

Marine Park: A Brooklyn cop and his wife face up to 25 years in prison for using the officer’s mother’s identity to steal upwards of $360,000 from financial companies and the federal government after she died in 2016, according to an indictment District Attorney Eric Gonzalez filed in Supreme Court on Tuesday. Comments (3)
Music: They’re jazzing up the folk festival. Comments (1)
The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: If you see a dozen people wandering through Dumbo looking lost, best not to talk to them. They might follow you home. Comment

The Brooklyn Paper: Sit on it, Malph

Page 1: Look, The Brooklyn Paper hasn’t jumped the shark. We haven’t gone Hollywood. Nor have we sold out. We’ve just kept humming along, singing in the band, showing up for dinner, and appearing in news boxes across this great borough long after anyone ever thought we would. In fact, we’re kind of like Potsie in that snese. So we’ll keep doing what we’re doing, and you keep hustlin’, Brooklyn. Comment

Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018

River of Tears: State transportation leaders want to pack even more passengers on the dedicated Brooklyn–Manhattan ferries they plan to sail across the East River when the L train’s underwater tunnel shuts down for 15 months next April, according to a Williamsburg pol. Comments (6)
Marine Park: A Flatlands man was charged in federal court on Sept. 18 with intentionally setting the fire that ripped through the Kings Plaza parking garage the day before. Comments (12)
Carroll Gardens: Preservationists including legendary folk singer Joan Baez succeeded in saving a pair of Carroll Gardens buildings the musician’s family once lived and worked in when officials named the properties as city landmarks on Tuesday. Comments (1)
Art: It’s black and it’s beautiful. Comments (1)

Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018

Boerum Hill: The Boerum Hill councilman said his decision on the controversial project may come down to just how dense it actually is. Comments (5)
Brooklyn Heights: Brooklyn Bridge Park leaders want the new public swimming hole they’re building in Squibb Park to be more than double the size of the beloved Pop-Up Pool it is replacing, according to consultants tapped to help plan the facility, but also asked neighbors to share their concerns about foot traffic a larger pool will draw to the tony enclave where residents have complained about unruly park-goers in the past. Comments (3)
Marine Park: Police and fire marshals suspect that the massive fire that tore through multiple floors of the Kings Plaza Shopping Center parking garage on Sept. 17 was arson. Comment
Music: They have been Active a long time. Comment

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