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City Council Redistricting Training Session on Zoom Tuesday Evening

There’s been a lot of press coverage lately about Congressional and State Senate redistricting, but work is getting underway on redrawing City Council districts. Brooklyn Heights is presently included in District 33, represented by Lincoln Restler (photo). There’s a map of the district on Council Member Restler’s website. It’s an odd looking district, indeed. The […]

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Lots of Open Streets Activity Saturday

There will be another Open Streets Montague, sponsored by Montague BID and the Brooklyn Heights Association, this Saturday, this time with an encouraging weather forecast. There’s a schedule of activities here. They include music, raffles, lots of activities and stories for kids, from 12:30 to 2:30 PM an opportunity to learn about composting with Big […]

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Adams Seeks Cut to Funding for BQE Repairs This Year

According to AMNY Mayor Adams and the city’s Department of Transportation want to reduce DOT’s budget for repair work on the crumbling Brooklyn-Queens Expressway this year from $225.1 million to $44.6 million, with the reduction of $180.5 million preserved for use in later years. The AMNY story quotes City Council Member Lincoln Restler, whose district […]

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Spring Into Service This Sunday with BHA: Bring New or Gently Used Children’s Books, Clothes, Strollers, Etc. to Pierrepont Playground

From the Brooklyn Heights Association: May 1, 10:30 AM | Pierrepont Playground Building on the success of last year’s inaugural event we are bringing our day of service back – this year bigger and better! The BHA is offering you a few different ways to support our community, along with other Brooklynites in need. Here […]

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Open Streets Montague Returns in May

It was previously noted here before, on Open Thread Wednesday for March 12 by — who else? — Andrew Porter, that Open Streets Montague, co-sponsored by the Montague Street BID and by the Brooklyn Heights Association, would be back this year for Saturdays in May. On these days Montague will be closed to traffic, except […]

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Pierrepont Playground Egg Hunt Saturday, April 16

An Egg Hunt, organized by the Brooklyn Heights Association’s Pierrepont Playground Committee, will be this Saturday, April 16 starting at 10:30 a.m. (arrive early; there’s always a long line), at the Pierrepont Playground (entrance near Pierrepont Street and Columbia Heights). The BHA warns us that “a rogue bunny has a plan to litter Pierrepont Playground” […]

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Koren Volk Becomes President of Brooklyn Heights Association

The Eagle reports that Koren Volk has become the new president of the Brooklyn Heights Association, succeeding Erika Belsey Worth, who led the community efforts to organize an alternative BQE plan and supported initiatives such as the ‘Brooklyn Heights Together’ fund which supported workers in need during the COVID lockdown in 2020. Ms. Volk and […]

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Listen to Mary Frost, Lara Birnback and Brooklyn Heights Neighbors on The Pulse Podcast

Remember that story of the hellish noise coming from Cadman Towers? Brooklyn Daily Eagle reporter Mary Frost’s coverage of the mystery was so captivating, an NPR podcast, The Pulse, covers it in this episode. You can hear Mary Frost, neighbors Wilson Burrous, Victoria Owens and Toba Potosky, and Brooklyn Heights Association’s Lara Birnback in the episode. […]

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Brooklyn Heights Association Annual Meeting Highlights

Because of a long standing conflict your correspondent was unable to attend Thursday evening’s Brooklyn Heights Association Annual Meeting. Fortunately, The Eagle’s Mary Frost was there to provide an excellent summary. As always for the past several years, the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway was a prominent topic. The Eagle story quotes BHA President Erika Belsey Worth: The […]

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Details of Brooklyn Heights Association Annual Meeting Thursday

The Annual Meeting of the Brooklyn Heights Association will, as we previously reported, be held on line this coming Thursday, February 24, starting at 7:00 PM. We now have details on the agenda for the meeting, along with contact info. Community service awards will be presented to “the founders of the Brooklyn Heights Community Fridge,” […]

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