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So What Do You Think About Gothamist’s Take on Housing at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6?

Jake Dobkin, king of all Gothamist/Park Slope resident, writes about the controversy around housing at Pier 6 in his “Ask a Native New Yorker” column. It’s witty and well-informed but do you agree with what he’s saying? Here’s a sample: Gothamist: The Pierhouse Condos currently going up by Old Fulton Street in Brooklyn Bridge Park [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

In town for the long weekend? You can watch live U.S. Open tennis action on a big screen while picnicking on the Harbor View Lawn, Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park. The action starts at 11:00 a.m. tomorrow (Saturday, August 30), and will continue each day so long as match play continues or until Monday, September [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This Friday and Saturday Under Armour is bringing its Elite 24 Basketball Tournament back to Brooklyn, this year at Pier 2, Brooklyn Bridge Park. The tournament features top high school hoops stars from around the country (see roster here). The action starts at 5:00 p.m. tomorrow (Friday, August 22) and continues on Saturday at 7:00 [...]

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Re-enactment of Washington’s Evacuation of Brooklyn This Saturday

Update: We’ve just been advised that the re-enactment event has been cancelled because the group doing the re-enactment has a schedule conflict. This Saturday, August 23, from noon to 2:00 p.m. there will be a re-enactment of the evacuation of the Continental Army, under the command of General George Washington, from Brooklyn to Manhattan. The [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

On Friday evening, August 15, at 7:00, Bargemusic will present works by Haydn, Schumann, Beethoven, and Smetana played by pianist Roman Rabinovich. On Saturday evening at 7:00 the St. Petersburg String Quartet (photo) will perform works by Shostakovich, Beethoven, Jeremiah Bornfield, and Dvorak. The concert on Sunday afternoon at 4:00 will feature works by Brahms [...]

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So What Do You Think About the New York Times Op-Ed on Brooklyn Bridge Pier 6 Housing?

The New York Times weighs in today on the controversy about the housing planned for Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6.
What do you think of their take?

Comment away!

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Taking a Stand: Two Brooklyn Heights Residents Fight the Power

Two Brooklyn Heights residents have challenged powerful opponents. Michael White of Citizens Defending Libraries (CDL) and Lori Schomp of the People for Green Space Foundation have recently earned significant victories in their respective battles with the Brooklyn Public Library and Brooklyn Bridge Park. Mr. White has wielded social and print media like a cudgel to [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Tomorrow (Friday, August 8) the Brooklyn Heights Cinema will have its premiere showings of Magic in the Moonlight, starring Colin Firth (photo) as Stanley Crawford, “a grouchy and arrogant Englishman with a sky-high opinion of himself and an aversion to phony spiritualists’ claims”, who meets his match, in two senses of the word, in Sophie [...]

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Battle Royale at Borough Hall: BBPC Board Shoots Down Pier 6 Opponents

As witnessed yesterday by an overflow audience massed in Brooklyn Borough Hall Community Room, the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation Board of Directors turned a deaf ear to impassioned pleas from John Raskin, New York City Council Member Stephen Levin, New York State Senator Daniel Squadron and many others regarding future housing development in Brooklyn Bridge [...]

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Here are the Proposed Designs for the Towers at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6

The proposed designs are in for the towers at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6. We’ve posted the full presentation below. For the most part we will reserve comment and let our readers weigh in on each one.

See the proposals after the jump.

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Quoted in the NY Times, Blair Guppy Clarifies Position on Housing in Brooklyn Bridge Park

It’s one thing to be the lead plaintiff in the action against more towers being built in Brooklyn Bridge Park. We can assume that Lori Schomp and Joe Merz knew that they’d be spending some of their time over the next few months defending their position. On the other hand, if you’re just a concerned [...]

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The NY Times Sheds Light on the Opposition to Affordable Housing in Brooklyn Bridge Park

The New York Times has posted an in-depth look at the recent opposition to housing – notably the “affordable” kind – at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6. After the city added an affordable housing component to the park’s long standing housing plan, a neighborhood group including long time Willowtown resident Joe Merz and lead by [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

On Friday evening, August 1, starting at 7:00, Bargemusic will present an eclectic mixture of classical (Schubert), modern (Charles Ives), and contemporary (Scott Wheeler and Martin Boykan) music performed on piano by Donald Berman (photo, by Gil Gilbert). On Saturday evening at 7:00 and on Sunday afternoon at 4:00 the Manhattan Symphonie Chamber Orchestra, featuring [...]

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NYT Takes a Stroll in Brooklyn Bridge Park

The New York Times posted a feature about Brooklyn Bridge Park yesterday. The piece included an interview with the park’s landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh:

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Today (Friday, July 25) the Brooklyn Heights Cinema will have its premiere showings of A Most Wanted Man, starring the late Phillip Seymour Hoffman and based on a novel by spy fiction master John le Carré. It will continue to show through the weekend and the following week, along with Chef. On Saturday evening at [...]

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Baylander, at Pier 5, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Opens to Visitors This Weekend

You may have noticed an odd looking small ship moored near the northeast corner of Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 5 (see photo above) for the past couple of weeks. It’s the Baylander, billed as the “world’s smallest aircraft carrier.” Baylander is a former U.S. Navy vessel, built in the 1960s, that served as a troop [...]

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