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Simon, Kavanagh Promote Legislation to Identify, Fine Overweight Trucks Using BQE

The Eagle’s Editorial Staff reports that Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon and State Senator Brian Kavanagh have introduced legislation to establish a pilot program that uses mobile or stationary weigh-in-motion systems to enforce restrictions on overweight trucks on the BQE in Brooklyn. The Eagle story quotes Simon as observing that overweight trucks are a particular problem with respect to the condition of […]

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Missing Part of Brooklyn Bridge Park to be Completed Starting This Fall

The vacant, fenced off wasteland seen in the photo, which lies just under the Brooklyn Bridge between Water Street and the East River will be made into an attractive bit of parkland that will finally join Brooklyn Bridge Park’s northern and southern sections. For a rendering of what the new parkland should look like, see Ranaan […]

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Willow Street Added to List of “Open Streets.”

Our ever alert and helpful friends at Brooklyn Community Board 2 have notified us that, effective now, Willow Street between Middagh and Pierrepont streets (practically its entire length) has been added to the “Open Streets” program, described in Mayor de Blasio’s press release as follows: Open Streets are simple closures of streets to vehicles and do not […]

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Some Heights Residents Slow on Census Response

Rob Perris, District Manager for Brooklyn Community Board 2, which includes Brooklyn Heights. has advised us that Census Tract 3.01, which is bordered by Pineapple Street on the north, Hicks Street on the east, Joralemon street on the south. and the East River on the west, to date has a census response rate of only 40-50 […]

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Brooklyn Historical Society Provides On Line Brain Food at Lunchtime

The Brooklyn Historical Society will provide a series of five free lunch time on-line discussions about objects in the Society’s collection  The first of these will be this Friday, May 22, starting at 12:30 p.m. Here’s what’s in store: Join us for lunch! Our lunchtimes series Bite-Size History begins May 22 with BHS historian Nalleli Guillen who will provide in-depth looks […]

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Zoom Chat with Brooklyn Heights Preservation Pioneers the Pearsalls and Preservation Advocate Anthony Wood Wednesday Afternoon

Those of us interested in Brooklyn Heights history and architecture consider Clay Lancaster’s Old Brooklyn Heights an indispensable guide. Thanks to Brownstoner we’ve been alerted to an event coming up this Wednesday afternoon, May 20, starting at 3:45. This will be a conversation, available on Zoom, among Heights preservation pioneers Otis and Nancy Pearsall and preservation advocate Anthony C. Wood of The New York […]

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Did Brooklyn Heights Lose Over 40% of its Population Because of COVID-19?

According to this story by Kevin Quealy in the New York Times, which has a very interesting map and graph, because of the coronavirus pandemic, [r]oughly 5 percent of residents — or about 420,000 people — left the city between March 1 and May 1. In the city’s very wealthiest blocks, in neighborhoods like the Upper […]

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Starbucks on Montague Re-Opens

The Starbucks on Montague Street, between Henry and Clinton streets, has re-opened for takeout and delivery only, and boy, do they want you to know. Your cold nitro brew awaits.

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Promenade’s Montague Street Entrance Being Cleared

This morning a crew from Everest Scaffolding has been busy removing planks from atop the sidewalk bridge covering the Montague Street entrance to the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. The bridge is there to protect pedestrians from possible falling debris caused by inspection and repointing of Two Montague Terrace’s facade. Our surmise is that the work on […]

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Brooklyn Women’s Exchange Taking Orders For Crafted Items; Offering Resources for Mask Making

The Brooklyn Women’s Exchange has closed its store at 55 Pierrepont Street for the duration of the COVID-19 emergency, but is taking orders by phone – (718) 624-3435 – or by email – bwe@brooklyn-womens-exchange.org – for crafted items made by artisans who have consigned goods for sale at the store. There’s a more extensive list of crafters here. The Exchange […]

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