Archive | Health RSS feed for this section

Simon Says: Talk to Neighbors; Examine Data; Review EIS for BQE Renovation

As expected, Thursday’s “Java with Jo Anne” event, with State Assembly Member Jo Anne Simon at One Girl Cookies in DUMBO, drew a number of Brooklyn Heights residents eager to question Ms. Simon’s stance concerning the City Department of Transportation’s plan to construct a temporary six lane highway in the present location of the Brooklyn […]

Read full story · Comments { 20 }

Hundreds Pack Promenade For Rally Against BQE Plan

Brooklyn Heights Association Executive Director Peter Bray said the cold weather made him hope that 300 people would show up for yesterday’s rally on and for the Promenade, but by our estimate there was well more than that number. (Update: the New York Post estimates the turnout as “[a]bout 200″; we believe this is way […]

Read full story · Comments { 3 }

BHA Presents Alternative BQE Plan to DOT

As reported by the Eagle’s Mary Frost, representatives of the Brooklyn Heights Association met with Polly Trottenberg, Commissioner of the City’s Department of Transportation, and DOT engineers, to urge DOT to consider alternatives to a plan that would close the Brooklyn Heights Promenade for a minimum of six years and replace it with a six […]

Read full story · Comments { 28 }

CDC Warns, Do Not Eat Romaine Lettuce

Don’t forget to eat your vegetables this Thanksgiving just NOT Romaine lettuce. The NY Times reports the CDC and has issued a “stern and sweeping advisory” linking the greens to an outbreak of a particularly virulent strain of E. coli bacteria. To date, thirty two people across eleven states have been sickened, several hospitalized. Out of an […]

Read full story · Comments { 1 }

Cadman Park Cleanup Sunday

UPDATE: This event has been postponed as the park is too wet due to the snow.  It will be rescheduled for December.  Stay tuned! The Cadman Park Conservancy invites all who wish to help to come to the circle garden between Tillary Street and the Astroturf field this Sunday, November 18 between 11:00 AM and 2:00 […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Kids in Droves (Adults, Too) Write and Color Cards to Mayor de Blasio Protesting Promenade Destruction

On Sunday afternoon, A Better Way NYC sponsored a postcard write-and-color-in outside the Pierrepont Playground, as reported by Mary Frost in The Brooklyn Eagle. Turnout was indeed impressive, as your correspondent can attest (see photo).

Read full story · Comments { 4 }

BHA: de Blasio “Blindsided” Brooklyn Heights on BQE

Brooklyn Heights Association President Martha Bakos Dietz (in photo, helping at Save the Promenade’s stand during the Montague Street Sunday Social today) issued this statement in response to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s announcement that he favors the city DOT’s “innovative” option for BQE reconstruction: As the President of the Board of Governors of the Brooklyn […]

Read full story · Comments { 54 }

Coming This Week at Brooklyn Historical Society

This coming Tuessday evening, October 16, from 6:30 to 8:00 the Brooklyn Historical Society will present social historian and York University (U.K.) professor emeritus James Walvin, author of Sugar: The World Corrupted: From Slavery to Obesity. in which he uncovers the fraught history of one of our most prevalent ingredients: sugar. From its role in […]

Read full story · Comments { 1 }

City Council Member Levin Talks BQE Rehab on WNYC

In case you missed it, the BQE rehab was the topic of the day on ALL OF IT with Alison Stewart on WNYC on October 4th.  A new show, ALL OF IT “is a live daily conversation about culture and the culture in and around New York City.” Transportation reporter Stephen Nessen gave a breakdown […]

Read full story · Comments { 12 }

City Will Consider Options for BQE Reconstruction

A large crowd assembled for Thursday evening’s meeting at which City Department of Transportation officials discussed plans for the reconstruction of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway below Brooklyn Heights. I took the photo some minutes before the program began; by the time it did there were even more standing in the back or along the sides, and […]

Read full story · Comments { 36 }