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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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Electeds Ask de Blasio and FAA to Ban Non-Essential Helicopter Flights

We previously noted that three Congressional Representatives, including Nydia Velazquez, who represents Brooklyn Heights, co-sponsored a bill introduced in Congress that would effectively ban all non-essential helicopter flights, including tourist and commuter flights, over all boroughs of New York City. AM New York reports that these same Representatives, along with three others, all from the […]

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Bill to Ban Non-Essential Helicopter Flights Over City Introduced in Congress

The Eagle’s Mary Frost reports that three U.S. Rrepresentatives, all of whom serve districts at least partly in Brooklyn, including Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez (photo), whose New York 7th District includes all of Brooklyn Heights, and Representatives Carolyn Maloney and Jerrold Nadler, have introduced the Improving Helicopter Safety Bill of 2019. If enacted, the bill would […]

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Don’t Forget… Early Voting Starts Today!

Starting today (10/26/2019), and lasting until next Sunday (11/3/2019), you can vote early in this year’s election! For many of us, the daily polling location will be at PS8, but you should visit voting.nyc to verify your polling location, as well as view a copy of the ballot. This year, there’s a few NYC Charter […]

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