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Registered Democrat? Vote in Congressional Primary Tuesday

This Tuesday, June 28, voters registered as Democrats may vote in a primary election to determine who will be the party’s nominee to represent New York’s Seventh Congressional District, which includes Brooklyn Heights and surrounding neighborhoods (see map here). There are three candidates: incumbent Rep. Nydia Velazquez; Jeff Kurzon, an attorney; and Yungman Lee, a […]

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BHA Urges Action To Defeat Proposed “Upzoning”

Update: We’ve been advised by the New York Landmarks Conservancy that the “upzoning” bills will not be acted on in this legislative session. The Brooklyn Heights Association has alerted us to a “massive rezoning” proposal that would allow much taller residential structures to be built in many areas of Brooklyn and other parts of the […]

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Brooklyn Heights Ass’n Continues Pier Six Towers Fight

As we previously noted, the City, and the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation, intend to have the BBPC’s board vote on a modified plan for the two residential towers planned for the Pier Six uplands this coming Tuesday, June 7 and, presuming the board approves, proceed with the construction. As we also noted in our earlier […]

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City Ready To Move On Pier 6 Development

As we noted earlier. despite the State’s refusal to approve a planned modification to Brooklyn Bridge Park’s development plan to include affordable housing in the two planned high rise buildings sited near the Park’s Atlantic Avenue entrance and Pier Six, the City believes it may move ahead with the development. The Eagle reports that the […]

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Council Member Levin’s Town Hall Meeting Thursday Evening

City Council Member Stephen Levin will hold a Brooklyn Heights Town Hall this Thursday evening, May 26, from 7:00 to 9:00, in the Second Floor Community Room at 140 Cadman Plaza West. Update: Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez and State Assembly Member Jo Anne Simon will also be there. Among the topics to be discussed are: (1) […]

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State Scuttles Pier Six Towers Plan; Park Execs Got Hefty Raises

Politico New York reports that the Empire State Development Corporation, controlled by Governor Andrew Cuomo and with authority over development at Brooklyn Bridge Park, has decided not to approve a proposed modification to the Park’s plan that would have allowed construction of two residential towers, including a substantial affordable housing component and a space for […]

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Senator Squadron 8th Annual Community Convention This Sunday

State Senator Daniel Squadron wants to know what issues are most important to you.  Join him in conversation at the Eighth Annual Community Convention this Sunday, May 15th, 2:00 – 5:00 pm, PS124, The Yung Wing School, 40 Division Street (bet Bowery & Market), New York, NY.  RSVP online or by calling 212-298-5565.

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Democrat Or Republican? Vote Tuesday!

If you’re registered as a Democrat or Republican (but not as an independent), your vote in tomorrow’s Presidential Primary can help to determine who your party’s nominee will be for the general election in November. In case you’ve been in an isolation tank for the past several months, the Democratic contestants are Hillary Clinton and […]

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Bernie Sanders in Brooklyn Heights This Evening

Newsday reports on a “Faith and Social Justice Roundtable” held this evening at the First Unitarian Church, corner of Monroe Place and Pierrepont Street, at which U.S. Senator and presidential aspirant Bernie Sanders was the featured participant. Also participating in the roundtable were Cornel West and Linda Sarsour, executive director of the Arab American Association […]

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A Look Inside Clinton’s Brooklyn Heights HQ

Have you wondered what it’s like inside Hillary Clinton’s campaign headquarters at One Pierrepont Plaza (photo)? AMNewYork sent reporter Jamie Reysen to what she describes as the “quirky” office suite. You can read her story, and see photos, here. Reysen asked how the location was chosen; one staffer noted that “it’s on Tillary Street and […]

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