Forest City Ratner Again Focus of Local Residents’ Ire

Fort Greene residents are holding their noses—literally—as a result of the latest Forest City Ratner incursion into their neighborhood. Residents at One Rockwell Place have complained to a host of public officials, including Public Advocate Tish James, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, and New York City Council Member Laurie Combo, about 10 MetroTech Center, where [...]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

It’s a green light at local stations this coming weekend (Friday evening, July 25 to Monday morning, July 28) as there are no planned cancellations, route diversions, or station skips directly affecting service here. The following week (Monday, July 28 to Friday, August 1) from 11:45 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. each night, 2 trains are [...]

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Brooklyn Heights Connection to Twin Peaks Revealed in New Oral History

The new book Reflections: An Oral History of Twin Peaks includes memories from creator David Lynch as well as many cast members from the ground breaking 90′s drama. Warren Frost, who played Dr. Will Hayward on the show, once lived in Brooklyn Heights. Seinfeld fans will also remember him as Mr. Ross, the father of [...]

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140 Cadman Plaza West Residents Still Bothered by Brooklyn Bridge Construction Noise and Dust

Last fall, a group of concerned residents of 140 Cadman Plaza West held a press conference (video) to express their dismay at the constant overnight noise from ongoing Brooklyn Bridge repairs. Nine months later, they’re now speaking out about health issues related to the construction: Brooklyn Eagle: “People are really suffering,” [Roberto Gautier] told the [...]

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Open Thread Wednesday 7/23/14

What’s on your mind? Comment away!

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Ducks Deluxe in Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Bridge Park has become a favorite spring to summer resting place and breeding ground for ducks. Back in March, I spotted this mallard drake on the uplands of Pier 1. More photos and text follow the jump. In June I saw this mother duck and three ducklings paddling between Pier 2 and Pier 1. [...]

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Tonight’s Brooklyn Heights Fireworks Courtesy Of..

Here’s the info on those fireworks you’re hearing tonight (7/22): Tuesday, July 22, 9:15 PM N.Y. Harbor Ellis Island Sponsor: Marriott International

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Car Jumps Curb on Remsen Street

This dispatch via Twitter from a Brooklyn Heights resident regarding a car jumping the curb on Remsen Street this evening:

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Apple Tree Pruning Time at Poplar Street Community Garden

This Saturday, July 26, from 11:00 a.m. until some time in the afternoon when the trees all get pruned, it’s apple tree pruning time at the Poplar Street Community Garden, at Hicks and Poplar streets. Come by and lend a hand; if you haven’t done it before, there will be experienced pruners there to show [...]

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How the Pranksters Duped NYPD in Brooklyn Bridge Flag Swap Attack

The pranksters, “artists”, terrorists, or hooligans who stole the American flags atop the Brooklyn Bridge and replaced them with white (one bleached) flag last night were clever in their attack. The New York Daily News reports:

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Brooklyn Beep Adams on Brooklyn Bridge White Flags: I’m Not Laughing; Offers Reward for the Capture of the Vandals

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams has released a statement regarding this morning’s flag exchange attack on the Brooklyn Bridge:

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If Someone Could Climb to the Top of the Brooklyn Bridge and Change the Flag, What’s Next

Just a few days after the NYPD failed to stop vandals from trashing a large swath of Brooklyn Heights, another prankster has changed the flag atop the presumably heavily guarded Brooklyn Bridge.

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Emily Gould is Sorry for Upsetting Lena Dunham or Mailer and Vidal Did It Better

Writer Emily Gould has upset Brooklyn Heights resident Lena Dunham. Apparently the author of the new book Friendship has been using an anecdote about the “Girls” star and her boyfriend/rock star Jack Antonoff engaging in “PDA” at a party here recently. This resulted in Dunham reportedly (and rightly) direct messaging the author saying “you fully [...]

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ReBar Owner Jason Stevens Can’t Escape Long Bar of the Law

As announced earlier today by Kings County District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson, Jason Stevens, the notorious owner of DUMBO hangout reBar who two months ago stole wedding party deposits and stiffed his employees, was sentenced to 3 1/3 to 10 years in prison for grand larceny and criminal tax fraud. “Today’s sentence sends a clear [...]

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This French Rapper Freestyling at Brooklyn Bridge Park is… Something

Who says all visitors to Brooklyn Bridge Park are interlopers and hooligans? A rapper named “Mr. Burg” recently filmed himself freestyle rapping at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Perhaps he stopped at the Disco Food Cart for inspiration? Not much info is available about the artist, but his Facebook page features the NYC skyline. Maybe he’s a [...]

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Disco Food Cart on Columbia Heights

First there was the rogue hot dog vendor who decided to set up shop on Montague Terrace. Now there’s a disco food cart on Columbia Heights near Squibb Park entrance to Brooklyn Bridge Park. While we’re pretty sure this is a legal spot, BHB commenter Peter points out in another BBP related thread: Yes, such [...]

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