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Lawsuit Over BBP Stainless Domes Settled

Today, the NY Post reports that the resulting lawsuit from the dangerous stainless steel domes in Brooklyn Bridge Park has been settled.  Reportedly, the plaintiff, who was one year old at the time, will receive $17,500.  According to the NY Times, the Brooklyn Bridge Park  Corporation and the park designer, Michael Van Valkenburg Associates, will […]

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Should They? Chipotle On Montague Offers Cops A 50% Discount

While the north side of Montague Street, between Clinton and Court, has been obstructed with scaffolding for what feels like forever, it seems that a bargain cannot be hidden. According to a story in The New York Times, “At Chipotle, an Unofficial and Prohibited Discount for Officers” that talks specifically about the Brooklyn Heights locale, uniformed […]

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Photoville Improves Access

Last weekend I happened upon the Photoville exhibit that has been on display in the Brooklyn Bridge Park.  Coincidently, as I was arriving, a fellow neighbor in a wheelchair was leaving and she informed me that the exhibit isn’t really “accessible.” After rolling around for 10 minutes, I had to agree with my friend and […]

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Open Thread Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The Open Thread Wednesday might be a little late, but assuredly, the BHB community will make up for lost time.  Comment away! (Photo: Chuck Taylor.) Share this Story: Tweet

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BLS graduates sue BLS

In a brief news item reported Sunday, February 5, 2012, WNYC radio discussed litigation brought against four law schools in New York State, one of which is Brooklyn Law School.  In dispute is whether the four law schools exaggerated the salaries and employment statistics of their graduates, which enticed people to attend these institutions.  Does […]

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NYTimes looks at Appellate Division on Monroe Place

Recently, the NYTimes offered a superficial and frustrating article entitled: “A Judgeship With Prestige, and, Oh, What a Grand Room“.  The article fails to include any significant historical or architectural information about this building.  On the bright side, at least the St. Ann’s “smoking lounge” didn’t get included in the photo.  Share this Story: Tweet

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October 28 Fireworks Reminder

This evening at 7:45 PM there will be a brief 15 min. fireworks display in celebration of the 125th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty. Share this Story: Tweet

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House Redistricting May Hit Heights

In an online news publication called “Capital“, a description of the current redistricting fiasco was provided.  Interestingly, the question of Brooklyn Heights Congressional representation was put to Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries.  Assemblyman Jeffries is a rising political entity who has all but declared his intention to run against Rep. Edolphus Towns. Historically, Brooklyn Heights has been […]

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Accessible Pedestrian Signals coming to Brooklyn

As reported in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, accessible pedestrian signals will be installed at a number of major intersections throughout Brooklyn to make the streets easier and safer for seniors and people with visual impairments.  Notably, many of these devices will be in the downtown Brooklyn area.  Perhaps of most relevance to the BHB community, […]

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Steve Levin Promotes Extension of Millionaires Tax

With the recent announcement of more than 6000 teaching slots being cut through layoffs and attrition, NBC nightly news spoke with Steve Levin about his proposal to extend the millionaires tax.  Given that both of these possible outcomes will affect Brooklyn Heights, which you think is better for the neighborhood?  Teacher layoffs or a millionaires […]

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