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This Brooklyn Heights Mom is Furious After Last Night’s P.S. 8 Town Hall on Overcrowding

If I was a Twitterer, I would have live tweeted this meeting because there was a fair amount of ridiculousness. Here is my tape delayed version of just what went down:

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Town Hall Addresses Overcrowding at P.S. 8 in Brooklyn Heights

In case you haven’t heard, PS8 is overcrowded. The Annex, completed in 2011 was supposed to help. Instead it was filled to capacity almost the minute it opened. Add unchecked residential development and BOOM, the student population has exploded once again.

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BHB Guest Post: P.S. 8 PTA on Overcrowding at the School

The editors of the Brooklyn Heights Blog asked us, co-presidents of the PTA of PS8, to author a guest post on our upcoming public meeting about overcrowding at PS8. We’re happy to have the opportunity to explain a bit more about why we’re organizing the meeting and what people can expect. First, the details: Plymouth [...]

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Guest Post: The Brooklyn Bridge Park No Longer Needs the Money – What Now?

People for Green Space Inc., makes their case against housing at Pier 6 in this BHB exclusive guest post.

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Weekend Offers Tough Home Matchups for St. Francis Brooklyn Water Polo

Riding a five-game winning streak that has pushed their record over the .500 mark for the first time this season, the St. Francis Brooklyn men’s water polo team (10-9; 8-1 CWPA Northern Division) closes out its Collegiate Water Polo Association’s (CWPA) regular season schedule at home this weekend with key matches against Brown, Harvard and [...]

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BHA Seeks Smaller Tower at Pier 6; Slams Pierhouse Addition

In a statement released last night on their website, the board of the Brooklyn Heights Association has requested that the Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corporation reconsider the proposed heights of two controversial residential towers now in the planning stages for Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park. According to a statement on the Association’s website, the [...]

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Citi Bike Announces Major Expansion in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens

Citi Bike is growing, with new partners and a new CEO to lead its expansion. Alta Bicycle Share, operator of Citi Bike, announced Monday that Jay Walder, former chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, will take over as CEO. According to Crain’s New York Business, besides announcing the appointment of Mr. Walden, Alta, plagued by [...]

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BHB Exclusive: Q&A w/David Kramer of Hudson Companies

Earlier this week Brooklyn Heights Blog sat down with David Kramer, a principal of Hudson Companies, in their Greenwich Village offices. Hudson Companies was recently chosen by the Brooklyn Public Library and the New York Economic Development Corporation as the successful bidder for the Brooklyn Heights Library Redevelopment Project. Read the Brookyn Public Library’s documents [...]

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Hot Time at the Pope Center! St. Francis Water Polo Opens at Home with a Win Over Iona College

Last night the hottest spot in Brooklyn Heights was underground. It was standing room only on the deck of the Generoso Pope Center pool at St. Francis College as its men’s water polo team played their first home match of 2014 against Iona College. When a Terrier meets a Gael, guess what happens? The Terrier [...]

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St. Francis Men’s Water Polo Opens Home Slate Tonight at 7:30pm

St. Francis Brooklyn men’s water polo squad opens the home portion of their 2014 Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Northern Division schedule tonight with a match against local rival Iona College (2-11; 2-3 Northern Division) at the Generoso Pope Athletic Center. The Terriers (4-6; 3-1 Northern League) are led by newcomer Bora Dimitrov, a junior [...]

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BPL’s Johnson Holds Her Own Against Opponents of Heights Library Plan; Smorgasburg and Brooklyn Roasting Company Named as Retail Tenants

Last night in the third floor Community Room at Brooklyn Borough Hall, the Brooklyn Heights Library Redevelopment Project was exposed to public scrutiny for the first time. In a dress rehearsal for the official community appeals process the much-debated project will need to pass through before becoming reality, members of the project’s Community Advisory Committee [...]

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Brooklyn Heights Library CAC Meeting 6:30pm Tuesday at Borough Hall

According to notices posted today at the Brooklyn Heights Library branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, on Tuesday October 7 in the Borough Hall Community Room, 3rd Floor (209 Joralemon Street) the Community Advisory Committee (CAC) for the Brooklyn Heights Project will meet to hear about developer selection for the Brooklyn Heights Redevelopment Project and [...]

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Squadron Announces Brooklyn Heights and Cobble Hill Traffic Safety Measures

Responding to requests by community groups regarding pedestrian concerns at local traffic intersections, NYS Senator Daniel Squadron petitioned the NYC Department of Transportation to install Leading Pedestrian Intervals (LPIs) where Hicks Street and Atlantic Avenue cross as well as at the intersection of Congress, Bergen, and Court Streets. Following is a press release issued today [...]

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