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Open Letter To An Anti-Vaxxer

On Tuesday, a flyer titled “The Replacement Game,” was taped to a lamppost directly in front of my building. There’s no sugarcoating it. The message was racist, homo/transphobic, and Anti-Semitic. The “designer” relies on a smug false equivalency to plead their case, portraying anger toward anti-vaxxers as bullying and akin to discrimination against the Black, LGBTQ+, and Jewish […]

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State Senator Kavanagh Co-Hosting A Homeowner Assistance Virtual Town Hall TONIGHT

State Senator Brian Kavanagh, along with State Senator Liz Krueger, will be hosting a virtual town hall meeting on the Homeowner Assistance Fund and what it can do for you tonight, January 6th, from 7pm to 8:30pm. You can register to attend here. The NY Homeowner Assistance Fund is a federally-funded program to help struggling […]

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State Senator Kavanagh Virtual Townhall Today — Don’t Miss It!

NY State Senator for Brooklyn Heights (and other nabes in District 26) Brian Kavanagh will be holding a virtual townhall meeting via Zoom tonight, Monday, December 13th, from 7pm to 8:30pm. This virtual meeting is exclusively for his Brooklyn Heights, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Vinegar Hill,  Columbia Waterfront, Fulton Ferry, and DUMBO constituents. You can RSVP […]

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Could Infrastructure Funds Mean No More BQE?

As Streetsblog reports, that’s what Carlo Scissura, former head of the Mayor’s panel that considered options for repairing or replacing the crumbling Brooklyn Queens Expressway and that, to the relief of many Brooklyn Heights residents, killed the Department of Transportation’s proposal to repair the cantilevered portion below the Heights while replacing it with a “temporary” […]

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PSA: Vote in Election 2021!

Reminder: Today is Election Day for 2021, don’t forget to vote! Polls close at 9pm, but vote now and get it out of the way! You can look up your local poll site (as well as see who/what will be on your ballot) at findmypollsite.vote.nyc. Though some of it may seem like a foregone conclusion […]

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Our Next Council Member, Lincoln Restler

Lincoln Restler easily won the primary to be the Democratic nominee for the 33rd City Council District seat presently occupied by the term limited Stephen Levin. Mr. Restler has no declared opposition in the coming general election so, failing a successful write-in campaign, he will be our next City Council member. He grew up in […]

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Curbside Composting to Resume in Fall

Our friends at Brooklyn Community Board 2 have alerted us to the announcement by the Department of Sanitation that curbside composting will be available again this fall. If you’re interested, go to their website, where you can sign up, or ask your building management to sign up, for composting service. According to the map on […]

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Council Candidates’ Forum Yields No Differences on Issues Crucial to Heights

Despite hot and humid weather, a sizeable crowd gathered in front of the War Memorial in Cadman Plaza Park for the City Council Candidates Forum on Sunday, starting at 5:00 p.m. The candidates, from left to right in the photo above, are: Elizabeth Adams, Victoria Cambranes, Sabrina Gates, Toba Petosky, Lincoln Restler, Stu Sherman, Benjamin […]

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City Council Candidates Forum at Cadman Plaza Park Sunday Evening

There are eight candidates running to take term limited Stephen Levin’s City Council seat for District 33, which includes Brooklyn Heights. This Sunday, June 6 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, there will be a live forum for these candidates in Cadman Plaza Memorial Park. The event is sponsored by, among others, the Brooklyn Heights Association, […]

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Reminder: BHA Annual Meeting Tonight

The Annual Meeting of the Brooklyn Heights Association will be held this evening by Zoom, beginning at 7:00 p.m. At least eight of the nine announced candidates for City Council from District 33, which includes Brooklyn Heights, will be present on line and available to answer questions. Incumbent Council Member Steve Levin is term limited. […]

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