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Swastikas and Trump Graffiti Discovered At Adam Yauch Park

Earlier this evening, graffiti of swastikas and “Go Trump” were discovered at Adam Yauch Park. We should have more shortly. DEVELOPING…. Share this Story: Tweet

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Trash Fire at Packer

The trash is on fire in front of Packer on Joralemon Street right now… At around 8:10pm a fire truck arrived. It looked like the cardboard recycling pile caught fire. As I type the fire department is putting it out. If anyone has any more info, let us know or comment! Share this Story: Tweet

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Annual Pierrepont Halloween Parade 10/29: Volunteers Needed!

Start planning your family’s coordinated Stranger Things theme costumes… The Annual Pierrepont Playground Halloween Parade is Saturday, October 29th! Parade starts around 10:30ish, followed by the bake sale and “playground fun”. They are still looking for volunteers, so if you’re interested, visit the online signup form and add your name. Looks like they still need […]

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BBP Members Among The First To Own A Pierhouse Tower Condo… Because What Else Did You Expect

In case you thought this story couldn’t get any loopier (or fade into obscurity), DNA Info NY reported that two of the BBP Board members — David Offensend and Henry “Hank” Gutman — were among the first to buy condos in the Pierhouse Tower in March 2014. According to the article: Offensend, who stepped down […]

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Empire State Development Meeting About Pier 6 Tomorrow, RSVP NOW!!

The folks at Save The View Now would like everyone to know that the Empire State Development meeting concerning BBP Pier 6 will be occurring at 9:30am tomorrow, but you must RSVP by 5pm TODAY. So, you have less than hour to do that. Presumably, they will be discussing infilling the childrens water park and […]

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Power Outages On Columbia Heights

We’ve received some reports that there’s been power outages along Columbia Heights since last night. We haven’t heard or seen any official comment on the situation. Anyone out there affected by power outages (and presumably have enough juice in their cell phone battery to comment)? UPDATE 11:54am: Sources tell us that the new estimate for […]

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Trees Down On Poplar Street

We’ve received reports of downed trees all along Poplar Street from C.F.: Basically every tree behind 55 Poplar lining the garden and behind the parking lot is down, one has fallen on a VW, smashed windshield in one corner. Tree from behind 55 Poplar fence fell over onto Hicks Street partially obstructing the street. Also […]

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Landmarks Preservation Commission Approves 27 Cranberry Re-Design

We received word that the Landmarks Preservation Commission Approved the redesign for 27 Cranberry Street. According to our source, They called it “inventive, harmonious with streetscape and of high quality. They agreed that the use of roman brick completely resolved the scale issue.” Share this Story: Tweet

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Coming Soon: Hotel And Housing Proposals for Brooklyn Bridge Park

While attention has been focused on the St. Ann’s Tobacco Warehouse saga, the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation announced at a meeting yesterday that they will be issuing by the end of August a “Request For Proposal” for the hotel and residential housing buildings across from Pier 1. According to the Brooklyn Eagle: Two buildings — […]

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St. Ann’s Warehouse: Thanks For Your Support, ‘No Winners’ In This Saga

In an email sent to their mailing list, St. Ann’s Warehouse Artistic Director Susan Feldman thanked everyone for their support during the Tobacco Warehouse saga, indicated that they would be leaving DUMBO but have several options elsewhere, and that this is all due to the ‘callousness’ of the neighborhood and preservation organizations such as the […]

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