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BHA Responds to Park’s Developer Announcement

The Brooklyn Heights Association has responded to the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation’s announcement that it has selected a developer for the proposed high rise residential buildings on the Pier Six uplands. The BHA is “troubled” by the announcement, noting that: Moving forward on the award of this contract with so many open questions and in […]

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Opponents of Pier Six Towers Voice Concerns At Public Meeting

At yesterday’s public meeting of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corporation board, revised plans for the two high rise residential buildings proposed for the landward side of Pier Six were presented for consideration. The meeting was held as a result of the settlement of a lawsuit brought by People for Green Space. As Mary Frost’s […]

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84th Precinct Needs Volunteers For Graffiti Removal Thursday

Want to help rid Brooklyn Heights of unsightly graffiti? Join officers of the 84th Precinct and Brooklyn Heights Association members at the northeast corner of Henry and Clark streets (by Gristedes) at 5:30 p.m. this Thursday, June 18. You will be provided with paint and brushes (dress appropriately) and dispatched to locations identified by 311 […]

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Comments From Court and All Sides on Pierhouse Decision

Justice Lawrence Knipel’s decision in the litigation over the obstruction of the Brooklyn Bridge view by the Pierhouse structure is best summed up in his conclusion, which begins: The casual passerby walking along Brooklyn’s majestic Promenade is struck with an indelible impression that these buildings…are simply too large…When our government had the opportunity to significantly […]

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Court Strikes Down “Save The View Now” Lawsuit; Injunction Lifted

Word has reached us that on Friday, June 12, Justice Knipel of the New York Supreme Court issued his decision in the litigation brought by Save The View Now and other plaintiffs seeking to rectify the blocking of views from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade and other locations by the Pierhouse structure under construction at Pier […]

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Save The View Now’s Guterman Urges Pressure on Mayor, Governor

At yesterday evening’s “Town Hall Meeting” Save The View Now co-founder Steven Guterman (photo) said it is important to bring public pressure to bear on Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo, as they respectively control the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation and the Empire State Development Corporation, which are capable of taking action to […]

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Save The View Now “Town Hall Meeting” Tuesday Evening

Save The View Now, which has succeeded in getting a court-ordered temporary stop to construction of the southern, or “Parcel B” portion of the Pierhouse complex, and which continues to litigate the issue of whether the northern portion has execeeded a height limit agreed upon to preserve views of the Brooklyn Bridge from the Brooklyn […]

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Temporary Restraining Order On Pierhouse Construction Extended

Update: Channel 12 will have coverage of the case this evening (Friday, May 22) at 6:30 and 10:00. New York Supreme Court Justice Lawrence Knipel yesterday extended the temporary restraining order prohibiting construction work on the southern (“Parcel B”) portion of the Pierhouse structure (the part nearest the Brooklyn Heights Promenade) that would cause the […]

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E-Waste Recycling Event This Weekend

Our friends at the Brooklyn Heights Association let us know that there will be an e-waste recycling event this weekend at the First Unitarian Church Chapel, Pierrepont Street between Monroe Place and Clinton, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, May 16 and from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 17. There’s more information […]

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No (Loud) Sex, Please; This is Brooklyn Heights

We have helicopters. We have Brooklyn Bridge renovation work. We have kids going to and from Brooklyn Bridge Park. What we don’t have–count your blessings–are neighbors who disturb our peace while getting a piece; at least none who have done so flagrantly enough to rate a 311 call to complain. DNA Info has created an […]

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