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BHA Urges Emails Opposing Pier 6 Housing

In an email, the Brooklyn Heights Association has asked Brooklyn Heights residents to send emails to Rose-Marie Mahase at Empire State Development Corporation, brooklynbridgepark@esd.ny.gov, urging disapproval of the proposed modifications to Brooklyn Bridge Park’s General Project Plan affecting two high rise residential buildings proposed to be built near Pier 6. Such emails must be sent […]

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Borough President’s Hearing on Library Plan Brings Out Players on Both Sides

Tuesday evening’s hearing, called by Borough President Eric Adams (at left in photo, next to his Land Use Supervisor, Richard Bearak) as part of the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) for the proposed sale of the site of the Brooklyn Heights Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) to developer Hudson Companies. Hudson proposes […]

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Reminder: B.P. Adams’ Public Hearing on Library Sale at Borough Hall Tuesday Evening

As we reported earlier, Borough President Eric Adams will host a public hearing about the proposed sale of the Brooklyn Heights Branch of Brooklyn Public Library to a developer who would build a high rise residential and commercial building on the site with a new library on the ground and one below grade level. The […]

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Community Board 2 Approves Library and Pier 6 Housing Plans, Both With Conditions

In a sometimes tumultuous meeting (see photo) Wednesday evening, with frequent shouting, chanting, and heckling from the public attendees, especially during the consideration of the Land Use Planning Committee’s recommendation that the planned sale of the Brooklyn Heights Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library be approved, with conditions, the full Community Board did approve that […]

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Full C.B. 2 Board To Consider Committee’s Recommendation To Approve Library Sale On Wednesday

As we previously reported, this Wednesday, July 15, the full Community Board 2 will consider the recommendation of its Land Use Committee that the proposed sale of the Brooklyn Heights Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library be approved, with conditions. The meeting will be held at St. Francis College, Founders Hall, 180 Remsen Street, starting […]

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Squadron Is Friend To Our Best Friends

As the Eagle reports, the Hillside Dog Park urgently needed a delivery of fresh wood chips which, spread on the Park’s ground, “keep the dust (and the smell) down.” A delivery wasn’t scheduled until August. Park users contacted the office of State Senator Daniel Squadron, and he was able to get the delivery advanced to […]

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C.B. 2 Parks & Recreation Committee to Consider Pier 6 Towers Monday; ESDC Public Hearing July 30

The Parks and Recreation Committee of Community Board 2 will meet Monday evening, starting at 6:00, in the Dibner Building, Room LC 400 of NYU Polytechnic, 5 Metrotech Center. On the agenda is the following: Staff from the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation will present proposed modifications to the General Project Plan for the park and […]

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C.B. 2 Land Use Committee Approves Library Sale With Some Conditions

As Mary Frost reports in the Eagle, at yesterday evening’s meeting of the Land Use Committee of our local Community Board 2, the Committee voted eight to four to approve the sale by the City of the Brooklyn Heights Branch of Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) to developer Hudson Companies, which plans to build a 36 […]

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C.B. 2 Land Use Committee to Reconsider Library Issue Tomorrow Evening

Tomorrow (Monday, July 6) at 6:30 p.m. in the Founders’ Hall of St. Francis College, 180 Remsen Street, there will be a meeting of the Community Board 2 Land Use Committee to reconsider the proposed sale by Brooklyn Public Library of the Brooklyn Heights branch to a developer who seeks to raze the existing structure […]

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Some Empire State Development Board Members Consider Need for New EIS for Pier 6 Towers

At Thursday’s meeting of the Empire State Development Corporation’s (ESDC) board of directors, as reported in Mary Frost’s Eagle story, two board members questioned whether Brooklyn Bridge Park’s 2005 Final Environmental Impact Statement and the 2014 Technical Memorandum supplementing it properly considered changes in the local environment, particularly population growth and its stress on infrastructure […]

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