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Potential Immigration Raids 14-18th: Know the Facts and Your Rights

Council Member Levin sent out this very important message pertaining to reported DHS and ICE raids.  New York is The Melting Pot, a Sanctuary City. Please share this information far and wide. Let’s all help protect to those striving for a better life here in our fair city. If you or someone you know is […]

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Cuomo Names Former City Council Member Yassky His Director of State Policy

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today that he has appointed David Yassky (photo) his new Director of State Policy. Mr. Yassky previously served as City Council Member for District 33, which includes Brooklyn Heights, from 2003 to 2009. After that he served as head of the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (2010-2013) and Dean […]

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City Council Member Proposes “Bill of Rights” For Communities Affected by Film Shoots

Mary Frost of the Brooklyn Eagle reports that City Council Member Inez Barron, whose district includes East New York and New Lots, has introduced a bill that would create a community and media Bill of Rights, with the aim of producing clear and consistent guidelines for production companies. The bill would provide rules regarding parking, […]

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Borough President Adams Weighs In On BQE Plans

We recently published a letter from a Brooklyn Heights resident to various elected officials, including Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, responding to what NYC Department of Transportation representative Tanvi Pandya told a neighborhood group concerning DOT’s intentions about the repair of the Brooklyn Queens Expressway. Borough President Adams has responded to our neighbor’s letter, as […]

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DOT Representative Tells Poplar Street Residents it Remains Committed to “Temporary” Promenade Destruction; a Heights Resident Responds

At a recent meeting with Poplar Street residents, the city Department of Transportation’s representative, Tanvi Pandya, made it clear that DOT isn’t giving an inch in its desire to effectively destroy our neighborhood by demolishing the Promenade for a minimum of six years (good luck with meeting that timetable) and putting a six lane highway […]

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Hearing on Proposed Brooklyn Jail Expansion Thursday Evening

The Brooklyn Heights Association has advised us that Brooklyn Community Board 2 will hold a public hearing on this Thursday evening, April 11 from 5:00 to 9:00 (doors open at 4:30), at the Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School Auditorium, 357 Clermont Avenue (Enter off Greene Avenue) — see map here. The nearest subway stop, two […]

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BQE and Mega-Jail Dominate BHA Annual Meeting

It was standing room only at the Founders Hall Auditorium of St. Francis College for Tuesday’s Annual Meeting of the Brooklyn Heights Association. As the Eagle’s Mary Frost reports, BHA President Martha Bakos Dietz said the BHA had submitted to the City’s Department of Transportation an alternative plan that would avoid putting a temporary six […]

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Levin: “[T]here Has to be a Better Way” for BQE Repair

City Council Member Stephen Levin was interviewed on WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show, and had this to say about the City Department of Transportation’s plan for the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway rehabilitation: Robert Moses’ infrastructure projects created all types of massive havoc around New York City, divided communities and really displaced thousands of people. As we’re looking towards […]

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Times Reports on BHA’s BQE Plan; Guarded But Positive DOT Response

Today’s New York Times reports that the alternative routing for the for the temporary highway to be used during reconstruction of the portion of the Brooklyn Queens Expressway below Brooklyn Heights, proposed by the Brooklyn Heights Association has, at least in an initial form, been revealed. Scroll down in the linked Times story, past the […]

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Simon Says: Talk to Neighbors; Examine Data; Review EIS for BQE Renovation

As expected, Thursday’s “Java with Jo Anne” event, with State Assembly Member Jo Anne Simon at One Girl Cookies in DUMBO, drew a number of Brooklyn Heights residents eager to question Ms. Simon’s stance concerning the City Department of Transportation’s plan to construct a temporary six lane highway in the present location of the Brooklyn […]

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