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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

On Saturday, September 26, there will be an Americana/Roots/Alt Country call-it-what-you-like (I like it) music festival in Brooklyn Bridge Park. It will happen from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Granite Terrace on the landward side of Pier 3 (not to be confused with the Granite Prospect on Pier 1) and admission is free. There […]

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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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Drone Spotted Outside Eagle Offices

According to Gothamist, the office manager and other employees of EBrooklyn Media, publishers of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle and Brooklyn Heights Press, were surprised to see a drone (not the one in the photo, but similar) hovering near their 30th floor office windows at 16 Court Street, at the corner of Montague, on Thursday. The […]

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“Save The View Now” Encouraged By Judge’s Deferral of Decision

As was earlier reported, the group Save The View Now claimed to have new evidence, in the form of building plans that show uses other than “mechanicals” for the rooftop structures on the Pierhouse and provisions in the governing land lease between the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation and the developers, Toll Brothers, that are said […]

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Questions Persist and Tempers Flare at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6 Hearing

Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corporation (BBPDC), a subsidiary of the Empire State Development Corporation (ESD) held a hearing at St. Francis College this past Thursday to receive public comments regarding the proposed revisions to the General Park Plan (GPP) and the two intended residential towers at Pier 6.  The hearing was a requirement of the […]

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Public Meeting on LICH Site Plans Thursday Evening

There will be a public meeting, to discuss the developer Fortis Property Group’s plans for the Long Island College Hospital site, this Thursday evening, August 6, from 6:30 to 8:30 at the Brooklyn Montessori School, 185 Court Street (corner of Bergen). This meeting will include a brief presentation of the options put forth by Fortis, […]

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Fortis Closes On LICH Site; Brooklyn Heights MD Says Medical Facility “Totally Inadequate”

Curbed reports that the purchase of the Long Island College Hospital site by Fortis Property Group, which intends to develop the site as a mixed residential, commercial, and medical area, possibly including a school, has finally closed. The Curbed piece also quotes Brooklyn Heights physician Dr. Jon Berall as calling the medical facility planned for […]

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Hot! Hot! Hot!

Community Board 2 has passed to us Mayor De Blasio’s advisory concerning the unusually high temperatures we’re now experiencing, and which are expected to continue through tomorrow. If you have elderly or otherwise vulnerable neighbors or friends, especially those who may be without air conditioning, please check on them by phone or in person periodically. […]

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Bill Sponsored by NYC Councilmembers Menchaca, Chin & Rosenthal Takes Aim at Tourist Helicopters

Stroll the Brooklyn Heights Promenade and you can hear it day and night: the constant thwapping of tourist helicopters.  Flights take off from the Downtown Manhattan Heliport (DMH) located just south of the Seaport and is operated by Saker Aviation Services.  According to the Stop the Chop NY NJ,  “these tours are allowed to operate […]

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Geotechnical Drilling To Begin Around Library Site This Week

Brooklyn Public Library has announced that geotechnical drilling to test ground quality around the site of the existing Brooklyn Heights Branch will begin this Thursday, July 23 and continue for about three weeks. The drilling, using truck mounted drill rigs, will be done during the hours from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on weekdays. The […]

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