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Apparently, if you’re going to infiltrate and blog about covert underground operations, say a subterranean rock climbing lair, you should get permission to blow up the spot first. “This is both the neighborhood-y, Local thing to do and simple journalistic ethics,” according to The Local, the Times’ Fort Greene/Clinton Hill-based blog. The site unpublished yesterday’s story about a “secret underground climbing gym.” Unfortunately, redacting the post about “one of the best kept secrets in Brooklyn” only generates more interest and it’s not like you can hide the cache (props!). Or the screengrab presented in its entirety after the jump.

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