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Fort Greene–Clinton Hill

Covering: Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Crown Heights, Bedford-Stuyvesant

What’s with crime going up in F’Greene and C’Hill?

Property crime is way up this year in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill — fueling new worries that the tanking economy and rapid gentrification are creating a perfect storm for crooks. Comments (1)

Wilco’s ‘Golden’ boy

Wilco’s ‘Golden’ boy

Music: Playing in a successful rock band can be a double-edged sword — just ask Mikael Jorgensen. The Fort Greene musician is the keyboardist for legendary Chicago group Wilco — but as he leads a band of his own and prepares to release the group’s solo album, he’s finding that notoriety is both a blessing and a burden. Comment

Would you have any Grey Poupon?

Crime: This thief treats a victim’s house like a supermarket. Plus all the other crime news from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comment

Parking? Lots! More nabes follow alternate-side trend

Street cleaning schedules in a swath of Boerum Hill, Downtown, Fort Greene and Clinton Hill will change drastically after a key neighborhood panel voted to approve a city proposal to cut the hours by half. Comments (1)
Cinema: Film crews use Brooklyn as a backdrop for everything from detergent commercials to Hollywood blockbusters — but when the director calls “cut,” our borough is left holding the bag in the form of tons of needless waste. Comments (1)

BAM! New theater on the map

BAM! New theater on the map

BAM District: They say the neon lights are bright in Fort Greene, thanks to the arrival of an acclaimed Off-Broadway theater company to the brownstone neighborhood. Comments (2)

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