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Democrat Or Republican? Vote Tuesday!

If you’re registered as a Democrat or Republican (but not as an independent), your vote in tomorrow’s Presidential Primary can help to determine who your party’s nominee will be for the general election in November. In case you’ve been in an isolation tank for the past several months, the Democratic contestants are Hillary Clinton and […]

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Bernie Sanders in Brooklyn Heights This Evening

Newsday reports on a “Faith and Social Justice Roundtable” held this evening at the First Unitarian Church, corner of Monroe Place and Pierrepont Street, at which U.S. Senator and presidential aspirant Bernie Sanders was the featured participant. Also participating in the roundtable were Cornel West and Linda Sarsour, executive director of the Arab American Association […]

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A Look Inside Clinton’s Brooklyn Heights HQ

Have you wondered what it’s like inside Hillary Clinton’s campaign headquarters at One Pierrepont Plaza (photo)? AMNewYork sent reporter Jamie Reysen to what she describes as the “quirky” office suite. You can read her story, and see photos, here. Reysen asked how the location was chosen; one staffer noted that “it’s on Tillary Street and […]

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Love Thy Neighbor: Upcoming Vote to Fund Community Projects

It’s Participatory Budgeting time again and City Council Member Steve Levin wants to know how you would spend up to 1.5 million dollars of the city’s money.  “These funds can go towards capital projects in our parks, our schools—or wherever else the residents of our district decide,” Council Member Levin explains via his Tumblr blog. Levin […]

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Developer: Financing for Pier Six Towers in Jeopardy Unless State and City Act Soon

The Real Deal reports that developer Robert Levine, of RAL Development Services which, along with Oliver’s Realty Group, plans to build two high rise residential structures near the entrance to Pier Six in Brooklyn Bridge Park, has written a letter to state and city officials urging them to give prompt approval to the project because […]

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Meet Yungman Lee, Challenger to Incumbent Congresswoman Velazquez, at Friend of a Farmer Thursday Evening

NOTE: This post has been revised to reflect a change of venue. Yungman Lee (photo), lawyer, former state official, bank executive, and public health advocate, has declared his candidacy for the Democratic nomination to the U.S. House of Representatives from New York’s Seventh Congressional District, which includes Brooklyn Heights. He is challenging Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez, […]

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Borough Board Drops Last Barrier to Brooklyn Heights Library Deal

Take a last look at the facade of the Brooklyn Heights Branch of Brooklyn Public Library, with its captivating (to this writer) WPA-ish (though of 1960s vintage) friezes that, over the course of the next year are to be reduced to rubble, and replaced by a new library in the base of a high rise […]

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Library Plan Faces One Final Hurdle as Borough President Calls Time

The proposal to sell the existing Brooklyn Heights Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library to developer Hudson Companies, who would build a high rise residential and commercial building, with a new library sited in its ground floor and basement, appeared to be sailing to completion when it was approved by the City Council subject to […]

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Full City Council May Vote on Library Deal Tomorrow; City Officials, Civic Group Voice Opposition

Update (!2/16): The full City Council voted 45-1 to approve the library deal today. DNA Info reports that the full City Council “is expected to vote” tomorrow (Wednesday, December 16) on the deal to replace the existing Brooklyn Heights Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library with a new, slightly smaller library located on the same […]

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Library Project Gets Council Land Use Committee Nod; Levin Secures Sweeteners

Today the City Council’s Land Use Committee approved the plan to demolish the existing Brooklyn Heights Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library and replace it with a new library in a high rise residential and commercial building to be built on the site, with a temporary library to be available in the Our Lady of […]

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