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Survey Commissioned by Save The View Now Says Pierhouse Penthouse Encroaches on Promenade View Plane

The Eagle reports that a survey commissioned by the advocacy group Save The View Now shows that the penthouse structure atop the southern portion (the shorter part) of the Pierhouse (photo by Andrew Porter) encroaches by almost twenty feet into the protected scenic view plane (SV-1) from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. The results of the […]

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Coming Up This Week

To get you in a macabre mood for the coming Halloween, Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Wednesday Night Tour this week is “Haunted Brooklyn Heights”, led by Andrea Janes of Boroughs of the Dead. Nestled within the sedate charms of one of Brooklyn’s oldest neighborhoods is a wealth of gory, ghastly, haunted, and horrific tales. Perhaps some […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

The Heights Players continues its 60th year “Diamond Anniversary” season with its production of Mame this weekend. Performances are at 8:00 p.m. Friday, October 16 and Saturday, October 17, and at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, at the Playhouse, 26 Willow Place (between Joralemon and State). There’s more information here and you can reserve tickets here. Mame […]

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Coming Up at Brooklyn Bridge Park

This week’s Wednesday Night Tour has been moved to Thursday evening, October 15. The topic is “Bringing the Park to Life”, and it will be conducted by Regina Myer, President of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation, who will tell “the story of Brooklyn Bridge Park’s creation and innovative approach to revitalizing urban spaces” while showing […]

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Coming at Brooklyn Historical Society Next Week

It’s been called “Lavender Lake”, it’s still a Superfund site, but its banks are now also a development site, as they were in the 19th century. At Brooklyn Historical Society on Tuesday evening, October 13, at 7:00 Joseph Alexiou will discuss his new book, Gowanus: Brooklyn’s Curious Canal. This event is presented in partnership with […]

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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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