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Democratic Primary Election Tuesday, June 23

If you’re a registered Democrat (there is no Republican primary election here) and haven’t already voted by mail or at an early voting site, you may vote early tomorrow (Sunday, June 21) from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at an early voting site, or at the regularly scheduled time, Tuesday, June 23 from 6:00 a.m. […]

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Simon, Kavanagh Promote Legislation to Identify, Fine Overweight Trucks Using BQE

The Eagle’s Editorial Staff reports that Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon and State Senator Brian Kavanagh have introduced legislation to establish a pilot program that uses mobile or stationary weigh-in-motion systems to enforce restrictions on overweight trucks on the BQE in Brooklyn. The Eagle story quotes Simon as observing that overweight trucks are a particular problem with respect to the condition of […]

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Some Heights Residents Slow on Census Response

Rob Perris, District Manager for Brooklyn Community Board 2, which includes Brooklyn Heights. has advised us that Census Tract 3.01, which is bordered by Pineapple Street on the north, Hicks Street on the east, Joralemon street on the south. and the East River on the west, to date has a census response rate of only 40-50 […]

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A MESSAGE FROM THE MONTAGUE BID

“Thanks again to EVERYONE who has been sharing information and resources with us. Keep the information coming! Here’s a list of businesses on Montague Street that are OPEN as of right now. Click the business name to go to their website. Things are changing so quickly, so be sure to check the business website and follow […]

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City Says, Report Price Gouging

We’ve received the following from Notify NYC: If you see price increases for items in short supply due to COVID-19, report it by calling 311 or visiting NYC.gov/dcwp. Photo: Claude Scales for BHB.

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Community Board 2 Cancels Remaining March Meetings

We’ve received word that Brooklyn Community Board 2, which covers Brooklyn Heights and nearby neighborhoods, has cancelled all committee meetings scheduled for the remainder of March. The cancelled meetings are: Parks and Recreation Committee meeting — March 16 Land Use Committee meeting — March 18 Transportation and Public Safety Committee meeting — March 19 Executive […]

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City Provides Aid to Small Businesses and Individuals Affected by COVID-19

We’ve learned, via Notify NYC, that “[t]he City will provide relief for small businesses that are making less because of COVID-19.” Details are here.  Help for affected individuals, including eviction assistance and emergency cash grants to cover rent or utility arrears, is also available. Go to Mayor de Blasio’s State of Emergency declaration and scroll down to the text […]

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Cuomo, de Blasio Declare State of Emergency; Large Gatherings Banned

Governor Andrew Cuomo (photo) today declared a statewide State of Emergency, and Mayor Bill de Blasio has followed with a citywide one. The Daily News reports that these declarations, which go into effect at 5:00 p.m. tomorrow (Friday, March 13) prohibit “events of more than 500 people” in “areas, concert halls and houses of worship.” What isn’t […]

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BHA Annual Meeting: BQE, Clark Street Station, Empty Storefronts, and More

Wednesday’s Brooklyn Heights Association annual meeting began with a summary, by BHA President Martha Bakos Dietz, of BHA’s accomplishments during the previous year.  First among these was the apparent elimination of the city Department of Transportation’s plan to demolish the Brooklyn Heights Promenade and replace it with a temporary six lane highway. Both the expert panel appointed by […]

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Tuesday Morning City Council Hearing on BQE

While the expert panel appointed by Mayor de Blasio recently released its report on renovation of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, the City Council also commissioned a report on that topic by the urban design firm ARUP. That report will be released this Tuesday morning, February 25 at 10:00 a.m., at a public hearing on “The Future of the BQE” […]

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