BHA’s Exec Director Peter Bray Leaving; Replacement Sought

The Brooklyn Heights Association has announced that “with much regret, … it has begun a search for a new Executive Director to replace Peter Bray, who will be leaving his post at the end of June to attend to a serious health issue within his family.”

Mr. Bray has served as BHA’s Executive Director since September, 2015. In addition to his work over the past months to promote alternatives to the City Department of Transportation’s plan to replace the Brooklyn Heights Promenade with a temporary six lane highway for a period of not less than six years during the renovation of the Brooklyn Queens Expressway, he has

also extended the BHA’s traditional efforts to resolve problems with the delivery of City services and to improve the community’s quality of life. By working with residents and City agencies, Bray has overseen the BHA’s projects to slow traffic on Brooklyn Heights streets and to repair streets, like Love Lane and College Place, that had been long-neglected. He has helped promote the BHA’s sponsorship of family-oriented events in Pierrepont Playground, launch a new program to foster healthier street trees, and spearhead Brooklyn’s first designer showhouse.

The BHA is seeking a qualified replacement for Mr. Bray. A job description is here, and applications may be submitted to

We at BHB join the BHA in wishing the best to Mr. Bray and his family.

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  • Roberto Gautier

    We wish Peter a warm bon voyage. It will be a challenge to find someone who takes the position as seriously, with such attention to the ocean of details involved in the endless stream of vital issues facing the neighborhood, with straight-forward humanity and superb listening skills.

  • Andrew Porter

    Seconded. I have no idea what Bray’s crisis is, but I’m sure that it must be very serious to warrant his leaving his post. My sincere wishes for a good resolution of this go out to him.

    Here’s my photo of Bray, right, with Channel 13’s Tom Stewart at the Annual Meeting earlier this year:

  • W.R.

    I’m going to miss Peter. He was a great leader. I hope everything works out with the family.