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Temporary Restraining Order On Pierhouse Construction Extended

Update: Channel 12 will have coverage of the case this evening (Friday, May 22) at 6:30 and 10:00. New York Supreme Court Justice Lawrence Knipel yesterday extended the temporary restraining order prohibiting construction work on the southern (“Parcel B”) portion of the Pierhouse structure (the part nearest the Brooklyn Heights Promenade) that would cause the […]

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Your Input Wanted on Parks Survey

Both the Brooklyn Heights Association and Community Board 2 have requested local residents to take a survey initiated by C.B.2 and designed to determine how we view and use our parks and playgrounds. Data gathered through the survey will be submitted to the Department of City Planning. You may take the survey here.

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Pierhouse Lawsuit Hearing Postponed; Set For Monday, May 18

We have word from Steven Guterman of Save The View Now that the court hearing originally scheduled for this coming Monday has been postponed by one week: Please note, the court date has been pushed back to May 18, 2015 at 2:00 PM. We expect this session to again be open to the public. The […]

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City Comptroller Asks Brooklyn Bridge Park For More Financial Transparency

City Comptroller Scott Stringer (photo) has written a letter, dated May 1, 2015, to Brooklyn Bridge Park President Regina Myer. His letter begins: I write today to urge the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation (BBPC) to improve the transparency of its financial statements and provide greater detail to the public on past, present, and future budget […]

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CB2 Exec Committee to Consider Slow Zone, Joralemon Closure at Furman, Schermerhorn Bike Lane on Monday

Community Board 2’s Executive Committee will meet at the Jonas Board Room, Metcalfe Hall, Long Island University, Flatbush and DeKalb avenues this coming Monday evening, April 27, starting at 6:00 p.m. Among the items on the agenda are (1) the Brooklyn Heights “Slow Zone”, (2) a proposal to close Joralemon Street to through traffic at […]

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Slow Zone, Bikes on C.B. 2 Transportation Committee Agenda Tuesday Evening

Community Board 2’s Transportation Committee will meet tomorrow (Tuesday, April 21) evening at 6:00 in the first floor board room at St. Francis College, 180 Remsen Street. According to C.B. 2: The agenda … includes presentations by the DOT on proposals for a Brooklyn Heights Slow Zone, extension of the bicycle network on Schermerhorn Street, […]

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Vote on Councilmember Levin’s Participatory Budget Items This Coming Friday

City Councilmember and cat savior Steve Levin has a kitty (not the one in the photo) of $1 million to spend on projects in his district, which includes Brooklyn Heights, that have been recommended by constituents. The nominees for this year are listed here. Voting will be held at various locations throughout the district at […]

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Hillary Announces; Anti-Hill Signs Go Up on Cadman Plaza; View From the U.K.

Today’s announcement by Hillary Clinton that, yes, she’s running for President, came as little surprise, following as it did the earlier news that she had leased two floors at One Pierrepont Plaza for use as a campaign headquarters. Today signs mocking Ms. Clinton (see photo) appeared, hanging from streetlight fixtures on Cadman Plaza West and […]

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Squibb Park Pedestrian Bridge Should Be Back In Service Late This Spring; Park Will Pursue Cost Reimbusement

According to the Eagle, the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation “aims to have the bridge back in operation by late spring.” The bridge, locally known as “the bouncy bridge,” was taken out of service last August after some supports were found to be loose and the portion of the bridge nearest Squibb Park developed a list […]

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Schumer to Deliver Keynote Address at Squadron’s Community Convention This Sunday

Brooklyn’s own U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer will give the keynote address at State Senator Daniel Squadron’s Community Convention this coming Sunday afternoon, April 12 from 2:00 to 5:00 at LES Prep High School, 145 Stanton Street (between Suffolk and Norfolk) in lower Manhattan (F train to the 2nd Avenue station). From Sen. Squadron’s office: We’ll […]

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