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Reminder: BHA Annual Meeting Tonight

The Annual Meeting of the Brooklyn Heights Association will be held this evening by Zoom, beginning at 7:00 p.m. At least eight of the nine announced candidates for City Council from District 33, which includes Brooklyn Heights, will be present on line and available to answer questions. Incumbent Council Member Steve Levin is term limited. […]

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Cuomo: Indoor Restaurant Dining OK Starting Friday

The Daily News reports that Governor Cuomo, who previously announced that indoor dining at restaurants, subject to a 25% capacity restriction and social distancing, as well as to a 10:00 p.m. curfew, could resume on Valentine’s Day, February 14; this coming Sunday. Apparently in response to pleas from restaurant owners that they be allowed to […]

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Brooklyn Heights Resident Hank Gutman Named City Transportation Commissioner

The Eagle reports that Henry “Hank” Gutman, a long time Brooklyn Heights resident, has been named by Mayor de Blasio as the City’s new Transportation Commissioner. According to the Eagle story, Mr. Gutman has promised to create 10,000 new bike racks by the end of 2022. The Eagle quotes him: We have an opportunity to […]

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Bill in Congress Would Limit Helicopter Noise

Those of you who have followed this blog for some time know that the issue of helicopter noise is perennial. Even if you’re new to the blog, you may know that it’s an issue for Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn Bridge Park, and other nearby neighborhoods. Just over a year ago, as we noted, a bill was […]

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Community Board 2 Executive Director Perris Resigns

The Brooklyn Paper’s Kevin Duggan reports that Robert Perris, who for seventeen years has served as executive director of Brooklyn Community Board 2, which serves Brooklyn Heights and nearby communities, has announced his resignation effective December 26. According to the Brooklyn Paper story, “he wants to focus on his family after 17 years at the […]

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Early Voting Hours Extended

Due to massively long lines at early voting polling sites, the NYC Board of Elections has extended their hours of operation. The polls will now open at 7:00 am and stay open an hour later than originally scheduled. We posted helpful voting tips last week.  You can click HERE for a refresher. HOT TIP: If you have an […]

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New York’s Early Voting Begins This Saturday!

Huzzah! We’re in the home stretch of an arduous election. Early voting starts tomorrow Saturday, October 24th. Here are all the details to vote in person or via absentee ballot between now and November 3rd. So get out there and let your voice be heard! Use findmypollsite.vote.nyc to identify your early voting site and its hours (or […]

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Botched Ballots to Be Resent to Over 100,00 Brooklyn Voters

If you received your absentee ballot and it’s got the wrong name on the return envelope, raise your hand. Both Gothamist and The New York Times reported a “printing error” as the cause of the literal mix-ups. As many as 100,000 absentee ballots were sent with return envelopes mismatched to the intended voter. The vendor responsible, Phoenix […]

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Stacey Abrams to Speak in Brooklyn Historical Society Virtual Tribute to “Women + Power”

Stacey Abrams, who served as minority leader in the Georgia House of Representatives from 2011 to 2017, and narrowly lost the gubernatorial election in 2018, will appear on Wednesday, September 16 at 7:30 p.m. in an on line discussion with Raquel Willis, director of communication for the Ms. Foundation for Women, which co-sponsors this event. […]

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Citi Bike Stations in Brooklyn Heights to Expand

The Eagle reports that the city’s Department of Transportation has plans to expand existing Citi Bike docking stations throughout Brooklyn (and the city), and to add new ones in an effort to expand availability and reach of the service. According to the list in the Eagle story, these are the Heights locations to be expanded: […]

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