What Is It with the Rubins? Plus, New Heights School, Maybe... and More Brooklyn Briefs

- Plans for a possible Ace Hotel in Downtown Brooklyn hit a snag, as CB2 voted against the development. [Curbed]

- San Francisco’s ALT School coming to Brooklyn Heights. [BHB]

- 14 Satmar Hasidim defendants have been with conspiracy to commit bank fraud and wire fraud in connection with mortgages secured by properties in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Monroe. Many have the last name Rubin: YEHUDA RUBIN, IRVING RUBIN, DESIREE RUBIN, ABRAHAM RUBIN, JACOB RUBIN, SAMUEL RUBIN, JOEL RUBIN, RIVKY RUBIN, RACHEL RUBIN, RIFKA RUBIN, and a few non-Rubins. [Failed Messiah]

- Brooklyn’s most expensive house is now half-priced. [Brokelyn]

- Brooklyn DA targets lethal gang after 11-year-old paralyzed in shooting. 25 in custody so far. [Daily News]

- Two cabs crashed into each other in Bath Beach, causing quite a commotion. [Bensenhurst Bean]

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