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SUV Tires Deflated in Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO

Jalopnik reports that a group of climate “activists” called the Tyre Extinguishers deflated the tires (“tyre” is the British spelling of “tire”) of fifty SUVs, some in Brooklyn Heights and some in DUMBO, earlier this week. According to Jalopnik: Tyre Extinguishers aims to “make it impossible to own a huge polluting 4×4 in the world’s […]

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Coming at the Center for Brooklyn History

The Center for Brooklyn History of the Brooklyn Public Library has two interesting public programs coming up this month. Both will be virtual only, as CBH’s space at 128 Pierrepont Street is undergoing renovation. It is expected to be ready to host public programs this coming spring. This coming Wednesday, November 16 from 6:30 to […]

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Harvest Festival at Brooklyn Bridge Park This Saturday

This Saturday, October 22, the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy will present its annual Harvest Festival on Pier 6, near the foot of Atlantic Avenue, starting at 11:00 AM. Enjoy free live music performances by Stoop Kidz Brass Band and Brooklyn Contra, story time by Brooklyn Public Library as well as Drag Queen Story Hour, lawn […]

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Restler Announces School Showcases; Participatory Budgeting for Climate Justice

City Council Member Lincoln Restler has announced a “School Showcase” for districts 13, which includes P.S.8 and P.S.307, and 15. It will be held on Saturday, October 22 from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM at the Dock Street School, 19 Dock Street, in DUMBO. At the Showcase you can “learn about our district’s amazing public […]

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Open Streets Montague, Saturday, August 6

Open Streets Montague, sponsored by Montague Street BID and the Brooklyn Heights Association, returns this Saturday, August 6 from noon to 7:00 PM. All parked cars must be moved from Montague before then; an emergency lane will be open during the event. There will be music, games and activities for kids. From 1:00 to 2:00 […]

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Volunteer for Community Clean Up with BHA and Lincoln Restler This Sunday

Volunteer with your neighbors to improve the cleanliness of our sidewalks and streets. Meet at the corner of Henry Street and Hunts Lane at 10am on Sunday July 31st. Great opportunity to volunteer with your kids! Sign up at this link. This event is co-sponsored by the BHA and City Council Member Lincoln Restler.

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“Java with Jo Anne” Thursday; BQE on the Agenda

State Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon, who represents Brooklyn Heights and nearby neighborhoods, will have another of her “Java with Jo Anne” sessions, this one on line or by telephone only, this Thursday, July 28, from 9:30 to 11:00 am. She will be discussing many matters of local concern, inviting local residents to express their views […]

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The End of Civilization or Just an “Abandoned Vehicle” on Montague St.?

From a neighborhood tipster: This is on the corner of Montague and Henry Sts. at 5:45 p.m. No police barriers or anything. Is this the end of civilization? I tried to report it to 311 but they kept saying they were going to report it as an ‘abandoned vehicle.’ I was trying to impress on […]

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Restler Introduces Bill to Ban Non-Essential Helicopter Flights

Last November, citing The City, we noted that there had been a large increase in complaints to 311 about helicopter noise. Now AMNY reports that City Councilmember Lincoln Restler (photo) has introduced a bill that, if enacted, would ban all “non-essential” flights from city owned heliports. This would include all commuter and tourist flights. Those […]

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Sanitation and Property Tax Virtual Town Hall Tuesday Evening

This coming Tuesday evening, June 7, from 7:00 to 8:00 there will be a Virtual Town Hall via Zoom, sponsored by City Comptroller Brad Lander (photo) and City Council Member Sandy Nurse, Chair of the Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management. The sponsors invite you to give your views on these questions: “How clean […]

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