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Mic Drop: Hundreds Gather For Anti-Hate Rally in Adam Yauch Park with Beastie Boy “Ad Rock,” Electeds, Religious & Community Leaders

When Adam Yauch Park was desecrated by anti Semitic and pro-Trump graffiti on Friday afternoon the community reaction was swift.  Law enforcement deemed the incident a hate crime and the City Parks Department immediately painted over the offensive tags.  State Senator, Daniel Squadron deftly organized a bevy of elected officials and religious leaders for the […]

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Adam Yauch Park Defaced With Hateful Graffitti – Electeds Organize “Stand Up Against Hate” For This Sunday

Hate is on our doorstep, where our children play. On Friday afternoon a resident alerted Senator Daniel Squadron’s office that Adam Yauch Park playground had been defaced with swastikas and the message, “Go Trump.”  The Daily News reports The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating the incident and the Parks Department is in the […]

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Vote on Tuesday!

This year’s general election is this coming Tuesday, November 8. Polls are open from 6:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. The locations of polling places for many, though not all, Brooklyn Heights residents have been changed, even from where they were for the primary elections earlier this year. If you’re a registered voter, you should have […]

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City: BQE Repair Can Avoid Diversion of Traffic to Brooklyn Heights Streets

The Brooklyn Paper reports that City Department of Transportation project manager Tanvi Pandya told local residents at Monday evening’s community meeting on BQE reconstruction that testing by DOT shows that the cantilevered stretch of the highway that parallels Brooklyn Heights and sits partially below the Promenade can last another ten years before repaairs would demand […]

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City Approves Demolition of Former Brooklyn Heights Branch Library

The Eagle reports that the City’s Department of Buildings has approved the application of the developer Hudson Companies to demolish what had been the Brooklyn Heights Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library. The building has been vacant since late July, when staff and contents were moved to an interim facility in Our Lady of Lebanon […]

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Senator Squadron’s Community Town Hall at Brooklyn Law School Wednesday Evening, November 10

State Senator Daniel Squadron will hold a Community Town Hall on Wednesday evening, November 10 from 6:00 to 7:00 at the Brooklyn Law School Student Lounge, 250 Joralemon Street, between Court Street and Boerum Place. The purpose is to [f]ollow up to Senator Squadron’s Community Convention, at which many neighborhood issues were discussed, including parks, […]

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Sen. Squadron Gives Update on Noise From Watermark Bar

We’ve been contacted by State Senator Daniel Squadron’s Deputy Chief of Staff and Communications Director, Zeeshan Ott, who gave us the following information regarding the Watermark Bar, which was the source of the noise assaulting Brooklyn Heights one week ago. There was a meeting between Squadron’s office, Brooklyn Community Board 2, Manhattan Community Board 1 […]

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Update on Voting Location for North Heights Residents

Following up on our earlier post, the Brooklyn Paper reports that, thanks to the efforts of Toba Potosky and residents of Cadman Towers, as well as Assembly Member Jo Anne Simon and Borough President Eric Adams, the location for voting in the November 8 presidential election has been moved to the Community Room at 10 […]

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About That Voting Location SNAFU

A while back, my wife and I received postcards from the Board of Elections telling us that our polling place was, at it had been for the past several elections, the Brooklyn Heights branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, at 280 Cadman Plaza West. The only problem was, the library is now closed and slated […]

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Registered Democrat? Vote in Congressional Primary Tuesday

This Tuesday, June 28, voters registered as Democrats may vote in a primary election to determine who will be the party’s nominee to represent New York’s Seventh Congressional District, which includes Brooklyn Heights and surrounding neighborhoods (see map here). There are three candidates: incumbent Rep. Nydia Velazquez; Jeff Kurzon, an attorney; and Yungman Lee, a […]

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