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Car Crashes Into Lamp Post on Montague St. – Pedestrians Spared, The Lamp Post Not So Much

Our tireless resident journalist Mary Frost of the Brooklyn Eagle reports that a 2005 GMC Envoy jumped the curb on Montague St. and crashed into a “bishop’s crook” lamp post outside TD Bank today at about 1:15 p.m. The lamp post likely spared the lives and limbs of jurors, court staff, students, and others who descend on Montague St. […]

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Cuomo Counsel: Ask and You Shall Receive Design/Build for BQE

The Daily News reports that Alphonso David, counsel to Governor Andrew Cuomo, in a letter to City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, has said that the Governor is eager to sponsor approval of a procedure called “design/build” for the needed reconstruction of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway below Brooklyn Heights. Failure to provide such authorization would greatly extend […]

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NYC DOT Engineer Says Keeping Traffic Off Brooklyn Heights Streets High Priority

The Eagle’s Mary Frost has an excellent report on last week’s Brooklyn Heights Association Annual Meeting. Here are my takeaways from the meeting: 1. The featured speaker, DOT Deputy Commissioner Robert Collyer (photo) said at least twice that a primary DOT concern is keeping traffic off Brooklyn Heights streets during the BQE renovation. 2. Mr. […]

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Theater 2020’s Assassins, at St. Francis, Hits the Mark

Assassins is a musical comedy conceived by Charles Gilbert, Jr., and brought to life with a book by John Weidman and music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Playwrights Horizons gave it an Off-Broadway run in 1990, but it didn’t make it to Broadway until a Roundabout Theatre Company production in 2004, with Todd Haimes as […]

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“Motherless Brooklyn” Movie Shoot Transforms Henry Street

If you were walking on Henry Street Friday and approached the block between Pineapple and Orange streets, you may have been asked to cross the street and walk on the other side, as a movie shoot was in progress. Looking across the street, you would have seen some storefronts temporarily transformed to a decades-ago look, […]

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“Dresden Fireworks” by Repast Baroque Ensemble this Friday

This Friday evening, March 2 at 8:00 the Repast Baroque Ensemble returns to the McKinney Chapel of the First Unitarian Church, 116 Pierrepont Street (between Monroe Place and Clinton), to perform a concert of “Dresden Fireworks.” On the program are works by WF Bach, Fasch, Veracini, Vivaldi (image; shown holding an 18th century predecessor to […]

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Court Gives Go-Ahead to Pier Six Towers

Curbed reports that New York Supreme Court Justice Carmen Victoria St. George on Friday issued a ruling dismissing a lawsuit filed by the Brooklyn Heights Association in July of 2016 against the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation and two developers, seeeking to prevent the construction of two high rise residential towers on the uplands of Brooklyn […]

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Update on Design/Build for BQE: Meeting Tomorrow Evening

As an update to our post below, reader Chris Bastian has alerted us to a meeting of the Brooklyn Heights Association’s Transportation Committee on Thursday evening, February 15, starting at 7:00, at 38 Sidney Place. The purpose of the meeting is to prepare comments for the BQE Repair Scoping Meeting on Feb 27, and to […]

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What’s Holding Up Approval Of Design/Build For The BQE?

Last June we noted here that a procedure called “design/build”, in which the same contractors bid on both the design and construction aspects of a project, could greatly shorten the time necessary to do the vital reconstruction and repair work on the cantilevered portion of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, beneath Brooklyn Heights and the Promenade. In […]

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BHS Presents “Free Love” This Friday Evening, February 9

This Friday evening, February 9, from 5:00 to 9:00, the Brooklyn Historical Society will present “Free Love”, a Free Friday event that gives you an opportunity to warm up for Valentine’s Day. The evening will get going with keyboardist Natti Vogel doing “anthems to singledom and trysts without strings attached.” Afterward, there will be talks […]

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