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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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DOE Announces New Remote-Learning Grading Policy

It’s been 48 days since Friday, March 13th, the day students last attended NYC public schools before they were officially shuttered due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  (Private schools closed on Wednesday, March 11th just prior to their scheduled two-week spring break). Not that anyone’s counting. Oh, who are we kidding? EVERYONE has been counting, Parents and caregivers certainly […]

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Squibb Bridge to Re-Open Monday, May 4

According to Caroline Spivack in Curbed  the pedestrian bridge linking Squibb Park and Brooklyn Bridge Park (and presumably Squibb Park itself, which provides access and egress) will re-open this coming Monday, May 4. Early this month your correspondent noted that the bridge’s restoration appeared to be nearly complete, but speculated that the suspension of non-essential construction would freeze further […]

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Brooklyn Historical Society Presents Free On Line Events; Collects COVID-19 Memorabilia

The Brooklyn Historical Society‘s two locations, at Pierrepont Street and in DUMBO, are closed for the duration of the COVID-19 crisis, but the Society remains active. It has online access to exhibitions and is presenting some free online programs, the earliest of which is this Thursday, April 30. BHS also has a COVID-19 Project that seeks to collect material, whether […]

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Mystery Sailboat at ONE°15 Brooklyn Marina Houses Healthcare Workers

Those of you who, like me, have taken solitary, or with spouse/partner, exercise on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade may have noticed a single white hulled sailboat docked at the ONE°15 Brooklyn Marina, located between piers 4 and 5 in Brooklyn Bridge Park. This New York Magazine “Intelligencer” Article by Laura Van Straaten explains how it came and what […]

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Starting May 1, No Composting or Electronics Pickups

Our friends at Community Board 2 have advised us that, because of budget cuts related to COVID-19, the City Department of Sanitation will no longer pick up food scraps or yard waste for composting. Instead, they will be collected with other trash. Residents are advised to store the brown composting receptacles in secure places. This […]

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Tattered Glory

This photo, taken from your correspondent’s window this afternoon, shows how the winds that have battered Brooklyn Heights this winter and early spring have ripped the flag that flies at the Montague Street entrance to the Brooklyn Heights Promenade.

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Cobble Hill Health Center Has 55 Possible COVID-19 Deaths

The Eagle carries an AP story reporting that the Cobble Hill Health Center, a nursing home located at 380 Henry Street, has topped the list of recent deaths in nursing homes in New York State during the COVID-19 pandemic, with 55 deaths reported to date. Cobble Hill LifeCare, which manages the Health Center, issued a press release […]

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Sorry, Brooklyn Heights Did Not Set a Property Value Record

There’s been a lot of excitement in various forums since Curbed reported that a “Brooklyn Heights penthouse” sold for $20 million, a record for any residential property in the Borough of Brooklyn. Oddly, the New York Post story Curbed cites gives the correct location of the penthouse: Brooklyn Bridge Park. The Penthouse sits atop Quay Tower, seen in your […]

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