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Save the Dates: Senator Squadron & Comptroller Stringer to Each Hold Brooklyn Town Hall Meetings in Early December

State Senator Daniel Squadron and New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer will each hold Town Hall meetings in Brooklyn on the 2nd and 3rd of December, respectively. STATE SENATOR, DANIEL SQUADRON: Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 6:30 pm Brooklyn Law School-Student Lounge (1st Floor) 250 Joralemon Street (bet Boerum Place & Court Street) RSVP online […]

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Study Finds $250 Million Needed For Maintenance in Brooklyn Bridge Park

Crain’s New York reports today on a new study, commissioned by Brooklyn Bridge Park Corp., that recommends spending $250 million to maintain the wooden pilings on which the Park sits…money that would come from the two residential towers planned for Pier Six. In this case, maintenance would require a $90 million upfront investment—a sum that the […]

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“OY/YO” Sculpture to be Unveiled at Brooklyn Bridge Park Tuesday, November 10

Tomorrow afternoon (Tuesday, November 10) at 3:00, at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s newly re-opened Main Street Lawn in DUMBO (foot of Main Street, between the bridges), artist Deborah Kass will unveil her monumental sculpture (photo) which, seen from the west and south (as in photo) says “YO” but from the east and north says “OY”, thereby […]

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Autumn Scenes from Brooklyn Heights and Brooklyn Bridge Park

This weekend afforded perfect weather for brisk walks through the Heights and Brooklyn Bridge Park, and I was able to get some photos of fall blooms and foliage, as well as other scenes. Asters were in bloom in the Brooklyn Heights Promenade gardens near the Remsen Street entrance. Seen from the newly opened outer portion […]

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People For Green Space Faults Consultant’s Report on Park’s Need for Tower Revenue

People for Green Space/Save Pier Six, the advocacy group that opposes building two high rise residential buildings on the uplands of Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier Six, near the Atlantic Avenue entrance to the park, have released an open letter to the members of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation’s board of directors. The letter argues that […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Architectural historian Francis Morrone (photo), who has been documenting every building in Brooklyn Heights and is working on an update of Clay Lancaster’s classic Old Brooklyn Heights to include buildings of post-Civil War vintage, joined by preservationist Liz McEnaney, will lead a recreation of the walking tour of the Heights that Lancaster used to lead. […]

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Brooklyn Bridge Park Harvest Festival and Pier Six Opening Saturday

There are two big events at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier Six, near the foot of Atlantic Avenue, this Saturday, October 24. One will be the long awaited opening of the beautifully landscaped outer portion of Pier Six. There will be a ribbon cutting at 10:30 a.m.; after that, there will be guided tours of the […]

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Survey Commissioned by Save The View Now Says Pierhouse Penthouse Encroaches on Promenade View Plane

The Eagle reports that a survey commissioned by the advocacy group Save The View Now shows that the penthouse structure atop the southern portion (the shorter part) of the Pierhouse (photo by Andrew Porter) encroaches by almost twenty feet into the protected scenic view plane (SV-1) from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. The results of the […]

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Coming Up This Week

To get you in a macabre mood for the coming Halloween, Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Wednesday Night Tour this week is “Haunted Brooklyn Heights”, led by Andrea Janes of Boroughs of the Dead. Nestled within the sedate charms of one of Brooklyn’s oldest neighborhoods is a wealth of gory, ghastly, haunted, and horrific tales. Perhaps some […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

The Heights Players continues its 60th year “Diamond Anniversary” season with its production of Mame this weekend. Performances are at 8:00 p.m. Friday, October 16 and Saturday, October 17, and at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, at the Playhouse, 26 Willow Place (between Joralemon and State). There’s more information here and you can reserve tickets here. Mame […]

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