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Reminder: BQE Town Hall on Wednesday, April 3

Don’t forget: the Brooklyn Heights Association will present a Town Hall meeting to discuss plans concerning reconstruction of the Brooklyn Queens Expressway this coming Wednesday, April 3 starting at 7:00 p.m. at Plymouth Church, 57 Orange Street. Among those present will be City Comptroller Scott Stringer, Borough President Eric Adams, and City Council Member Steve […]

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Brooklyn Folk Festival at St. Ann’s Church April 5-7

This year’s Brooklyn Folk Festival will take place at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, enter at 157 Montague Street (near Clinton) from Friday evening, April 5 through Sunday evening, April 7. A complete schedule is here. This year’s lineup includes some old favorites, including Frank Fairfield and Meredith Axelrod (photo by Brian Geltner), […]

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Brooklyn Heights Author Rachel Cline Reads From New Novel

On Thursday evening your correspondent attended a reading at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe by Brooklyn Heights resident and native Rachel Cline, from her forthcoming novel, The Question Authority. Her central character in the story, like Ms. Cline, lives in the Heights and works for the City’s Board of Education, but Ms. Cline carefully said that […]

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BHA’s Exec Director Peter Bray Leaving; Replacement Sought

The Brooklyn Heights Association has announced that “with much regret, … it has begun a search for a new Executive Director to replace Peter Bray, who will be leaving his post at the end of June to attend to a serious health issue within his family.” Mr. Bray has served as BHA’s Executive Director since […]

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Affordable Housing Lottery Open for The Pierrepont

As seen on the Brooklyn Heights Association’s Facebook page: There are 23 newly constructed affordable housing units at 146 Pierrepont St., Brooklyn, 11201 currently accepting applications. Preference will be given to people already living in Community Board 2 (Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn Navy Yard, Clinton Hill, Downtown Brooklyn, DUMBO, Ft. Greene, Vinegar Hill). Applications […]

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CB 2 Chairman Says DOT “Back to Square One” on BQE Plans

Kevin Duggan in The Broklyn Paper quotes Brooklyn Community Board 2 Chairman Lenny Singletary quoting City Department of Transportation officials as saying, at the closed door meeting with Community Board representatives a week ago, that they moved away from the agency’s two initial plans proposed last fall — which would either turn the Brooklyn Heights […]

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Heights Casino Coaches Accused of Sexual Harassment of Local Teens

Apparently, membership does NOT have its privileges.  A local family says their daughters were sexually harassed by three of the club’s squash pros and the Casino did little about it. The NY Post reports, “Julie and Edward Burke claim The Heights Casino on Montague Street, “reluctantly” investigated their allegations, but hid its findings and disciplined no […]

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City Comptroller Proposes New BQE Plan

The Brooklyn Eagle’s Mary Frost reports that City Comptroller Scott Stringer (photo, Thomas Good / NLN) has proposed an alternative to the City Department of Transportation’s plan to replace the Brooklyn Heights Promenade with a temporary six lane highway for a period not less than six years, or to repair the BQE lane by lane […]

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Bach B Minor Mass at Zion Church April 7

Bach in the Heights will perform J.S. Bach’s B Minor Mass, conducted by Edward Houser, on Sunday, April 7 at 3:00 p.m. at the Zion German Evangelical Lutheran Church, 125 Henry Street (between Pierrepont and Clark). The singers and instrumentalists for this performance include those “who regularly perform with premier musical organizations like the Metropolitan […]

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Town Hall Meeting on BQE Rescheduled for April 3

The town hall meeting on the BQE reconstruction plan has been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 3 at 7:00 p.m., at Plymouth Church. The town hall is co-sponsored by the Brooklyn Heights Association and A Better Way.

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