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Does Adams Want to Keep Existing BQE? Repair Plans Announced; Public Discussion Forums Coming

According to Cate Corcoran in Brownstoner, “It seems the mayor has made up his mind.” He wants to repair the triple cantilevered section of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway that sits below Brooklyn Heights and leave it and the rest of the highway as is, while mitigating the damage the BQE has done to other neighborhoods with […]

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Congressional Candidates On Line Debate Monday

The redrawing of congressional districts means that Brooklyn Heights is no longer in the Seventh District, represented by The Hon. Nydia Velazquez. We are in a new Tenth District, for which there is no incumbent. Seventeen candidates are vying for the Democratic nomination in the primary election to be held on August 23. Among them […]

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Online Debate Between State Senate Candidates This Evening

This evening (Wednesday, July 27) starting at 6:00 there will be an on line debate between incumbent State Senator Andrew Gounardes, whose district has been redrawn to include Brooklyn Heights, and David Yassky, who formerly represented Brooklyn Heights on the City Council and who is challenging Gounardes for the Democratic nomination in the primary election […]

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“Java with Jo Anne” Thursday; BQE on the Agenda

State Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon, who represents Brooklyn Heights and nearby neighborhoods, will have another of her “Java with Jo Anne” sessions, this one on line or by telephone only, this Thursday, July 28, from 9:30 to 11:00 am. She will be discussing many matters of local concern, inviting local residents to express their views […]

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Tish James Endorsed by “Carpenter Rise” at Brooklyn Bridge Park Presser – NYC Democratic Primaries Today!

On Saturday on Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 1, Tish James, NYS Attorney General received the endorsement of The NYC District Council of Carpenters, aka “Carpenters Rise.” The group is a consortium of eleven unions representing NYC’s skilled Carpenters, Millwrights, Dockbuilders, Timbermen, Cabinetmakers, Floorcoverers, and Industrial Workers. Joe Geiger, Executive Secretary-Treasurer proclaimed, “No one is more qualified to […]

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Restler Introduces Bill to Ban Non-Essential Helicopter Flights

Last November, citing The City, we noted that there had been a large increase in complaints to 311 about helicopter noise. Now AMNY reports that City Councilmember Lincoln Restler (photo) has introduced a bill that, if enacted, would ban all “non-essential” flights from city owned heliports. This would include all commuter and tourist flights. Those […]

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Mayor Adams Wants New BQE Plan

Just a month ago, we cited an AMNY report that Mayor Adams wanted to slash the budget for repairs to the Brooklyn Queens Expressway, which are focused on the cantilevered portion that runs below Brooklyn Heights and the Promenade, “from $225.1 million to $44.6 million, with the reduction of $180.5 million preserved for use in […]

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Sanitation and Property Tax Virtual Town Hall Tuesday Evening

This coming Tuesday evening, June 7, from 7:00 to 8:00 there will be a Virtual Town Hall via Zoom, sponsored by City Comptroller Brad Lander (photo) and City Council Member Sandy Nurse, Chair of the Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management. The sponsors invite you to give your views on these questions: “How clean […]

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City Council Redistricting Training Session on Zoom Tuesday Evening

There’s been a lot of press coverage lately about Congressional and State Senate redistricting, but work is getting underway on redrawing City Council districts. Brooklyn Heights is presently included in District 33, represented by Lincoln Restler (photo). There’s a map of the district on Council Member Restler’s website. It’s an odd looking district, indeed. The […]

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City’s Department of Environmental Protection Considers Loosening Rule on Vehicles Idling

Streetsblog reports that the NYC Department of Environmental Protection is considering amending its rule governing the idling of vehicles on city streets, which is a source of airborne pollution here in Brooklyn Heights as well as throughout the city. The proposed change, which is championed by Spectrum, would broaden the exemptions to the three minute […]

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