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Tuesday Morning City Council Hearing on BQE

While the expert panel appointed by Mayor de Blasio recently released its report on renovation of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, the City Council also commissioned a report on that topic by the urban design firm ARUP. That report will be released this Tuesday morning, February 25 at 10:00 a.m., at a public hearing on “The Future of the BQE” […]

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FDNY Honors Ladder 118’s Robert Thomas and His Three Sons

In celebration of Black History Month, the FDNY is honoring Robert Thomas of Ladder 118/Engine 205, and his sons Nathan, Jason, and Stephen. Robert is a 38-year veteran of the department who raised not one, not two, but three brave men who followed in his footsteps to become firefighting heroes. It’s an incredible feeling as a parent […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This weekend, Saturday, February 22 and Sunday, February 23, there will be no Manhattan bound R or N service at Court Street or Jay Street, and no service in either direction during late night hours. Use 4 trains at Borough Hall as an option. The following work week – Monday, February 24 to Friday, February […]

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Brooklyn Heights Association Annual Meeting Wednesday Evening, February 26

The Brooklyn Heights Association will have its 2020 Annual Meeting this coming Wednesday evening, February 26 at Founders Hall, St. Francis College, 180 Remsen Street (between Clinton and Court).  The meeting starts at 7:00, but you’re advised to come early. Last year’s meeting was standing room only for later arrivals. All are invited; you need not be […]

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Black History Event at Borough Hall Wednesday Evening, February 26

Borough President Eric Adams (photo) will present, in connection with February as Black History Month. a program, ” Black History’s Next Chapter: Impacting Our Communities,” at Borough Hall (enter at 29 Joralemon Street) on Wednesday evening, February 26 from 6;00 to 9:00. The keynote speaker will be filmmaker and Brooklynite community activist Asha Boston. There’s more information here, […]

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Breaking: Clark St. Station To Close For Eight Months

Just reported by José Martinez, transit reporter for The City NEW: The @MTA will close the Clark St. (2/3) stop in Brooklyn Heights for 8 months to replace three aged elevators prone to breakdowns (see chart from my colleague @annjychoi). Other options would have stretched repair work anywhere from 22 to 24 months. pic.twitter.com/aBjHzCqjoA — […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This Presidents Day weekend, from about 9:30 p.m. Friday, February 14 to about 5:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 18,  there will be no service in either direction at the 4/5 platforms at Borough Hall, as 4 trains will be originating and terminating at Bowling Green, the last stop in Manhattan before Brooklyn (5 trains always stop and […]

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