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Historic Districts Council Joins Fray Over Pierhouse View Obstruction

The Brooklyn Paper reports that the Historic Districts Council, an organization with a 44 year history of advocacy for the protection of historic districts, such as Brooklyn Heights, has allied itself with the Brooklyn Heights Association and Save The View Now in their efforts to limit the height of the Pierhouse structure adjacent to Pier […]

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Brooklyn Bridge Park States Its Case in Pierhouse View Dispute

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation has provided us with a link to part of the visual presentation that accompanied Park Corporation VP for Real Estate David Lowin’s talk at last Wednesday’s Community Advisory Council meeting. The presentation shows comparative views (scroll to the bottom) in photos taken in 2008, before the National Cold Storage Warehouse […]

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Brooklyn Bridge Park CAC Asks for Construction Halt, New Environmental and Financial Studies

Last night’s meeting of the Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Community Advisory Council ended with the passage, by an overwhelming majority, of a resolution proposed by Council member Judi Francis, requesting (1) full disclosure of the Park’s financials; (2) a new Environmental Impact Statement taking into account new data regarding the impact of housing proposed and under […]

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Don’t Forget: Brooklyn Bridge Park CAC Meeting Tuesday Evening

The meeting of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Community Advisory Council, originally scheduled for last Tuesday but postponed because of weather, is this Tuesday evening, February 3, at 6:30 to 9:00, at Congregation Mount Sinai, 250 Cadman Plaza West. According to the Eagle: Supporters of Save the View Now say they will be asking the CAC […]

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Save Pier Six “Town Hall” Draws Enthusiastic Crowd; Save The View Now Gets Times Coverage

Saturday’s Save Pier 6 “Town Hall” attracted, by my estimation, about 100 attendees. Among these were representatives of a number of elected officials, including U.S. Representative Nydia Velazquez, State Senator Daniel Squadron, newly elected State Assemblywoman Jo Anne Simon, and City Comptroller Scott Stringer, as well as 52nd Assembly District Democratic Leader Josh Skaller. The […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Plymouth Church’s Underground Thrift Store will be having a winter clothing sale starting this Sunday, January 25. From the Church: Join us at the Underground Thrift on Sunday, January 25 for a special “bin sale” on kids’ winter clothes. Items are $1, $2 and $5 in the Plymouth Gym. And, upstairs in the Thrift Store, […]

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Save Pier 6 “Town Hall” Saturday Afternoon

The Eagle reports that Save Pier 6 will hold a “Town Hall” this Saturday, January 24 starting at 3:00 p.m. at the Zion German Evangelical Lutheran Church, 125 Henry Street. You may submit questions in advance by emailing savepier6@gmail.com This event will serve as preparation for the Community Advisory Council meeting the following Tuesday, January […]

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Brooklyn Bridge Park Community Advisory Council Meets Tuesday Evening, January 27

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Community Advisory Council will meet from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 27 at Congregation Mt. Sinai, 250 Cadman Plaza West. Representatives of Save The View Now and People for Green Space/Save Pier 6 will be present, so discussion should be lively. All are invited.

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Should “Save Pier Six” and “Save the View Now” Merge Their Efforts?

Two controversies concerning present and future development projects at Brooklyn Bridge Park have roiled Brooklyn Heights lately. The first, being advanced under the banners of Save Pier 6 and People For Green Space, concerns plans, as not yet implemented, to build two high rise residential buildings near the entrance to Pier Six. The second, called […]

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Save The View Now! Meeting Draws Enthusiastic Crowd

They are stealing an American view from the millions who visit every year.–Martin Schneider When Steven Guterman, organizer of the Save The View Now! campaign quoted these words of a Brooklyn Heights preservation activist who couldn’t be present at today’s organizational meeting, they were greeted enthusiastically by a larger than expected audience. In the photo, […]

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