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Borough President Eric Adams Joins Pierhouse Fray; Park Corporation Replies

Reader and Brooklyn Heights preservation activist Martin L. Schneider has sent us a copy of a letter from Borough President Eric Adams to Brooklyn Bridge Park President Regina Myer in which Adams begins by noting that his office has received several inquiries expressing concern about the development of the Pierhouse in Brooklyn Bridge Park and […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This weekend is your last chance to see the Heights Players’ production of Thornton Wilder’s The Skin of Our Teeth. Performances are on Friday, March 20 and Saturday, March 21 at 8:00 p.m., and a Sunday, March 22 matinee at 2:00 p.m., at the Playhouse, 26 Willow Place. You may make reservations here. On Saturday […]

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Plans for “Brooklyn Strand” (Not a Bookstore) Revealed

Thanks to reader “DoBro84″ we have a link to the presentation (PDF) given at Monday evening’s meeting about plans for the “Brooklyn Strand,” a series of parks, green spaces, pedestrian and bike paths, and other amenities intended to tie together Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Metro Tech, the Navy Yard, Farragut Houses, and Fort Greene, […]

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Plans For “Brooklyn Strand” to be Revealed Monday Evening

We have the following from Community Board 2: Join the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership and CB2 parks committee as they host Claire Weisz of WXY Studio, who will present the final plan for Brooklyn Strand. Based on a series of stakeholders meetings and an earlier public meeting co-sponsored by Community Board 2, the plan reimagines the […]

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Brooklyn Heights Library Meeting Reveals Schedule; Much Still to be Resolved

Last evening’s meeting of the Community Advisory Committee for the Brooklyn Heights Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library had few surprises. The final design of the proposed structure is far from complete, although it has been decided that it will be “taller and skinnier” than earlier renderings showed. The footprint of the library space within […]

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Brooklyn Bridge Park Litigation on Hold For “Meaningful Discussions” on Park’s Future

We’ve received word from Lori Schomp of People for Green Space, which began a lawsuit against the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation and others seeking justification for BBPC’s plans to allow construction of two high rise residential buildings at the entrance to Pier 6 (see rendering), that pursuant to an agreement among the parties the scheduled […]

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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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