Public Hearing for Pier 6 Towers Scheduled for This Thursday Evening

A public hearing for the proposed towers at Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park will be held this Thursday, July 30th from 6:00 – 9:00 pm at St. Francis College, Founders Hall, 180 Remsen Street.   As previously reported, the meeting is the direct result of a lawsuit settlement between People for Green Space Foundation and […]

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Times Reports on Brooklyn Bridge Park’s “New Vistas”

In Sunday’s New York Times Lisa W. Foderaro reported on recent developments in Brooklyn Bridge Park, including the soon-to-open outer portion of Pier 6 (photo), the Park’s southernmost pier, located near the foot of Atlantic Avenue. She interviewed Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation president Regina Myer, who said: Pier 6 is a space where people can […]

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Bill Sponsored by NYC Councilmembers Menchaca, Chin & Rosenthal Takes Aim at Tourist Helicopters

Stroll the Brooklyn Heights Promenade and you can hear it day and night: the constant thwapping of tourist helicopters.  Flights take off from the Downtown Manhattan Heliport (DMH) located just south of the Seaport and is operated by Saker Aviation Services.  According to the Stop the Chop NY NJ,  “these tours are allowed to operate […]

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Events at Brooklyn Historical Society This Coming Week

This coming Tuesday, July 28, starting at 6:30 p.m., the Brooklyn Historical Society will present “An Evening With Bryan Stevenson” (photo), author of Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, and described by Bishop Desmond Tutu as “America’s Nelson Mandela.” Admission is $15; $10 for BHS and Green-Wood […]

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Events at Brooklyn Bridge Park This Coming Week

Monday evening’s (July 27) event in the “Books Under the Bridge” series, at the Granite Prospect on Pier 1 starting at 7:00, will be “a celebration of Harper Lee” in which Brenda Bowen, Caroline Zancan, and Ezra Goldstein will read and discuss selections from Ms. Lee’s much loved classic To Kill a Mockingbird and its […]

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Charming Brooklyn Heights Featured in The New York Times

The New York Times featured Brooklyn Heights in their Real Estate section’s July 22nd installment of “Living In,” a blog that offers “the inside scoop on New York City neighborhoods and beyond.” The post outlines the neighborhood borders and diverse architecture, real estate pricing, schools, restaurants and shops and a brief history.   Reporter, Alison Gregor […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Brooklyn Bridge Park has plenty on tap for adults and kids this weekend. On Saturday, July 25, staring at 7:00 p.m. on Pier 1’s Harbor View Lawn, Gibney Dance Company will present a performance by Heidi Latsky Dance (photo): On the eve of the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Heidi Latsky Dance […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

This coming weekend (11:45 p.m. Friday, July 24 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 27). Manhattan bound A and C trains will be diverted to the F line between Jay Street/Metro Tech and West 4th Street. This means no service from High Street to Manhattan. For destinations in Manhattan below West 4th, use the 2 or […]

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Family of 3-Month-Old Karl Towndrow Receive Outpouring of Support As Investigation Continues

The parents of three-month-old Karl Towndrow, who passed away at a SOHO day care last week, has received an outpouring of financial support. The GoFundMe memorial page, “Remembering Karl Towndrow” has raised over sixty thousand dollars in seven days. The campaign’s founder, Jen Carlson, posted this message of gratitude: “Thank you all so much for […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

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