About Chuck Taylor

Journalist Chuck Taylor worked as a writer and Senior Editor at Billboard magazine for 14 years, has interviewed more than 500 entertainers and music executives, and penned front-page stories for Billboard about Celine Dion, Paul McCartney, Diana Krall, Elton John, Bette Midler, James Taylor, Tony Bennett and many more. He has been interviewed on an array of music and pop culture topics for ABC's “20/20,” “CBS Evening News,” CNN FN, VH1's “Behind the Music,” MTV, BBC and A&E's Biography"; and has been quoted in the New York Times, USA Today, TV Guide, People, Entertainment Weekly and numerous others. He is a voting member of NARAS (Grammy Awards).

Author Archive | Chuck Taylor

Corcoran Vacating First Floor At Montague And Henry Streets

Buried in an article earlier this week in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle is major news that Corcoran is “largely vacating” the first floor of its two-story digs at the corner of Montague and Henry streets. The realtor will maintain the second floor, but is opening a new office at One Pierrepoint Plaza in late fall, [...]

Share this Story:
Read full story · Comments { 1 }

Former Brooklyn Law School Dorm On Joralemon Hits Market As 24-Unit Rental

It was January 2011 when BHB first reported that a Brooklyn Law School dorm at 184 Joralemon Street had been sold and was being converted to a residential property. And now that project is complete. Curbed shows pics and floorplans of a model in the swanky new 24-unit rental building (which was originally slated to [...]

Share this Story:
Read full story · Comments { 11 }

BHB Open Thread Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Who loves the 80s? Temps are expected to rise to a summery 84 degrees today, before escalating toward 90 before week’s end. Burn, baby, burn! So what’s heating up your head on this Open Thread Wednesday for May 29, 2013? Comment away. (CT) Share this Story: Tweet

Share this Story:
Read full story · Comments { 31 }

True Blue: Brooklyn Heights USPS Mailbox Reveals Curiously Gaudy New Hue

A USPS mailbox at the corner of Columbia Heights and Pierrepont Street has revealed a brazen new blue hue… without any particular rhyme or reason. We conducted a web search to see if the struggling U.S. Postal Service had perhaps purchased millions of gallons of the gaudy blue paint at a marked discount… but nuttin’. [...]

Share this Story:
Read full story · Comments { 16 }

Photoville Announces Photog Winners For Brooklyn Bridge Park Fence: Launches 6/13

United Photo Industries, Photo District News, Brooklyn Bridge Park and Flash Forward Festival have announced the selected Photographers for the Brooklyn Bridge Park Fence, which will be unveiled Thursday June 13, and will be up throughout the summer, leading up to Photoville in the Fall. Thousands of photos were submitted for the contest, with winners [...]

Share this Story:
Read full story · Comments { 1 }

BQE Cadman Plaza Exit Ramp Reworked For Pedestrian Access

As reported earlier this month, the stretch of Cadman Plaza approaching an exit ramp that offers drivers BQE access is being made more pedestrian-friendly. A curb extension (or “neckdown”) is being added at the southeast corner of Middagh Street and Cadman Plaza West, while a new sidewalk is being installed between Middagh and where the [...]

Share this Story:
Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Citi Bike Share Day One In Brooklyn Heights And Beyond

After so much whooping and hollering from all sides all sides, the Citi Bike Share program officially launched today, as evidenced by this pic along Hicks at Montague streets—where the newly filled racks extend from the corner at Heights Cafe to J. McLaughlin.

Share this Story:
Read full story · Comments { 12 }

Joralemon Residents Among Apartment Therapy’s ‘Small Cool Apartment’ Finalists

Webbie apartmenttherapy.com is hosting a contest to discover 2013′s best “Small Cool Apartment.” Its judges will determine finalists based on photos of “compact homes” (alongside homeowners’ tips for living well in >1,000sf), with online voting for a Grand Prize Winner in June. Brooklyn Heights residents Justin and Matt, who live in a 590sf apartment on [...]

Share this Story:
Read full story · Comments { 1 }

Luke’s Seafood Outpost Opens In BBP Monday (Delivery Coming Soon)

Luke’s Lobster, which has five locations in NYC, will open its new outpost Monday, May 27, in the Smokestack Building in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Partnering with No. 7 Sub (three NYC locations), the seafood specialist will serve lobster rolls and signature sandwiches underneath the bridge, with seating nearby. Even better, Luke’s anticipates adding delivery services [...]

Share this Story:
Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Comedy Troupe Dinner For One Hosting Theater Workshop—With Paul Giamatti’s Assistance

Pithy comedy troupe Dinner For One—which readers may recall in January filmed a “Girls” robot parody on the Promenade—is hosting a Brooklyn TV Teen Workshop this summer at PS 261 in Boerum Hill, looking to involve some 45 area teens interested in theater. The group is in the midst of raising funds via Mobcaster.com for [...]

Share this Story:
Read full story · Comments { 0 }

‘Sing For Hope’ Public Pianos Return June 1, Including BBP’s Pier 1

As BHB reported in February, Sing for Hope’s outdoor pianos—last seen the summer before last—will return next month to various locations in New York City, including Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 1. The project launches June 1 and endures through the 16th, with 88 artist-designed pianos placed in parks & public spaces throughout the city for [...]

Share this Story:
Read full story · Comments { 4 }

Montague Street BID’s Annual Meeting: Thursday, June 18

The Annual Meeting of the Montague Street Business Improvement District will take place Tuesday, June 18, at 4 p.m. at Borough Hall. The general public is welcome to attend, alongside coop owners/residents, owners of commercial property and commercial tenants. The Keynote Speaker will be Carlo Scissura, President & CEO of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. [...]

Share this Story:
Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Citi Bike Share Program: CB2 Member Claims DOT Told It Not To Vote Yea Or Nay

The wheels just keep spinning on the controversial Citi Bike Share program. Today’s New York Post reports that The Department of Transportation told Brooklyn Community Board 2 not to hold an up-or-down vote on the bike-share proposal—and “did not do enough to engage the public” about where the racks would be located, a board employee [...]

Share this Story:
Read full story · Comments { 30 }