Oh, how we love to get up in the morning … and rush to our computers to catch up on the latest news. Here's your fix of Brooklyn today for Friday, May 11.
Century 21: The big news — no question — is the anticipated arrival of Century 21 on Fulton Street. Beep Marty reminisced about the old days, when "every Brooklynite shopped on Fulton Street." Now, "every retailer in America realizes they have to be here in Brooklyn," City Point's developer said. Raanan Geberer supplies today's eye-opener. http://bit.ly/K22v9l
Not just retail: Rental apartments (around one-seventh of them so-called affordable units) will rise atop Century 21 at Albee Square. Our real-estate guru, Linda Collins, reports. http://bit.ly/IYeqKF
Hospital mess: The head of SUNY's University Hospital tells our Raanan Geberer that we shouldn't count Downstate, LICH and the former Victory site as dead and buried. She's committed to their survival. http://bit.ly/JpNqQc
Shakespeare does puppets: “The Comedy of Errors” is staged by Theater 2020 in Brooklyn Heights, posts Mary Frost. http://bit.ly/J58DO4
Amazin! Mets rookie Jordany Valdespin, who played for the Cyclones in 2009, launched an Amazin' game-winning home-run that sent Philadelphia packing. And Valdespin packing for the minors. By Sports Editor John Torenli. http://bit.ly/Jp3wLF