Thursday, July 2, 2015

#1 Hotel in Brooklyn Coming to Dumbo Heights? Heights Cinema Plan OK'd; and More Brooklyn Briefs

Dumbo Heights
 - Ian Schrager is working on a new Public hotel at J. Kushner's Dumbo Heights office and retail project. “We ... intend for it to be the No. 1 hotel in Brooklyn,” said Schrager. [NY Post]

- New York City’s Landmark Preservation Commission gave JMH Development and Madison Estates the thumbs-up for their plans at the former site of the Brooklyn Heights Cinema. [CP Executive]

- More cops may be headed to Brooklyn’s 84th Precinct, and Brooklyn Bridge Park is part of the reason why. [Brooklyn Eagle]

- A group burned an American flag during a protest in Fort Greene Park Wednesday night, but scattered when opponents stepped in. [CBS local]

- Possible fetus (!) found in Dunkin’ Donuts coffee cup left in Brooklyn public housing development’s stairwell. [Daily News]

- The NYPD will enhance counterterrorism efforts on Fourth of July this year in response to an increase in worldwide threats. [SI Live]

- $5.3 million will be spent to put high-speed broadband into the Southwest Brooklyn, Long Island City, North Brooklyn and Greenpoint-Williamsburg Industrial Business Zones. [Observer]

- Manhole fires along Bergen Street snagged multiple subway lines from downtown Brooklyn to Park Slope Wednesday afternoon. [CBS local]

- Suspects who stole over 50 phones, tablets from Park Slope AT&T store were caught on camera. [Daily News]

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