The Brooklyn Heights Association announced in the its latest membership newsletter that early 20th century “bishop’s crook” style lamposts will be installed at 229 locations around Brooklyn Heights.
The Brooklyn Heights Press reports in today’s edition that $650K in City and federal dollars are being spent to launch Phase 1 of the Historic Lighting Project which is “advocated” by the BHA. A total of $2.7 million is needed for completion.
The government funding is made up of $400K in federal Transportation, Housing and Urban Development dollars along with $250K from the NYC DOT. That will allow for an initial 65 lampposts to be replaced.
Montague Street is currently lined with similar fixtures. That project was funded by a grant obtained by Montague BID.