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A Tour of the Historic Brooklyn Waterfront

A photologue of a tour of historic sites along the Brooklyn waterfront, from Newtown Creek to Bay Ridge, provided by the Working Harbor Committee. For the complete photologue and text, see here.

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Your Correspondent Learns About Waterfront History at Brooklyn Bridge Park; More Tours to Come

Last Wednesday evening your correspondent went on a tour through Brooklyn Bridge Park of “Brooklyn’s Waterfront History” led by Julie Golia (photo), a Columbia history PhD and Director of Public History for the Brooklyn Historical Society. Julie described the transformation of the Brooklyn waterfront over the years, from natural shoreline up until the early nineteenth […]

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Park Officials Recommend Developer For Pier Six Towers

Despite the possibility that a new environmental review may be required before development may proceed, the Daily News reports that Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation staff have recommended the selection of RAL Development Services for the two proposed high rise residential towers near the Atlantic Avenue entrance to the Park. RAL was responsible for the development […]

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“Flatiron” Design Proposed For Library Site

The Daily News has published this rendering by Marvel Architects (those wonderful folks who brought us Pierhouse) of the latest envisioning of the building that will stand where the Brooklyn Heights Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library now stands. Sadly, for your correspondent, it does not appear to include preservation of the lovely WPA-style friezes […]

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Third Brooklyn Heights Branch Library Design Workshop Monday Evening

The third and final in the series of design workshops for the new Brooklyn Heights Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, to which the public is invited, will be Monday evening, May 18 in the ground floor auditorium of the Brooklyn Heights Branch Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West, starting at 6:30. Representatives of Brooklyn Public […]

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Local Houses of Worship in “Sacred Sites” Tours This Weekend

This coming weekend will be the annual Sacred Sites Open House event presented by the New York Landmarks Conservancy and the participating religious institutions. It will give you the opportunity to visit and receive architectural and historical information about several local houses of worship. The local participating institutions, with their addresses and open house hours, […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

The big event this weekend is the Brooklyn Heights Association’s annual House Tour, which will be Saturday, May 9 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. There will be five historic houses on the tour, with gardens and balconies open weather permitting. General admission is $80, or $65 for BHA members. You may purchase tickets here. Bargemusic’s […]

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Planning Meeting Tonight for the Brooklyn Heights Library

Michael Randazzo sends us the following: The Brooklyn Public Library invites all to join the second community brainstorming session in the Brooklyn Heights Branch’s first floor auditorium, 280 Cadman Plaza West, at 6:30 p.m tonight. The purpose is to discuss plans for the interior layout of the proposed new Brooklyn Heights Branch Library. Representatives of […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

The Heights Players continue their season with Christopher Durang’s Beyond Therapy, which will be showing Friday and Saturday evenings, April 10 and 11, starting at 8:00, and Sunday, April 12 starting at 2:00. The play’s run will continue on the same schedule through the following two weekends. More information here. On Sunday the Brooklyn Historical […]

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Brooklyn Heights Residents Give Library Suggestions

Books, books, books, and lots of shelves for them, was the main theme of the suggestions made at yesterday evening’s design workshop, at which local residents interacted with architects and library staff concerning what a new Brooklyn Heights branch library should offer. Adequate, well trained and friendly staff (some participants–not library staffers–also stressed “well paid”) […]

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