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Late Afternoon Bird Walk With Heather Wolf Saturday

This Saturday, May 11 is Global Big Day and the spring World Migratory Bird Day (there will be another, when they’re heading south, on October 12), so Heather Wolf, author of Find More Birds and Birding at the Bridge, will lead a bird walk in Brooklyn Bridge Park in which “[w]e’ll be looking and/or listening […]

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“Java with Jo Anne” Tuesday Evening by Zoom to Discuss State Budget

New York State Assembly Member Jo Anne Simon, whose 52nd Assembly District includes Brooklyn Heights, will have one of her periodic “Java with Jo Anne” sessions this Tuesday evening, May 7, from 6:30 to 8:00 PM. The event will be held virtually by Zoom. The purpose will be to discuss the newly enacted state budget, […]

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Monday is Earth Day — Celebrate This Weekend!

This coming Monday, April 22, is Earth Day. The Brooklyn Heights Association has notified us of many celebratory activities this Saturday, April 20 taking place near Brooklyn Heights. The Atlantic Avenue BID is having a celebration on Hoyt Street between Atlantic Avenue and State Street from noon until 3:00 PM on Saturday. The Downtown Brooklyn […]

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City Council Hearing on Unnecessary Helicopter Flights Next Tuesday

Stop the Chop NY/NJ advises us that on Tuesday, April 16 starting at 10:00 AM the New York City Council will hold a hearing on proposed legislation that would ban unnecessary (tourist and charter) helicopter flights, including all such flights to or from the Downtown Heliport directly accross the East River from Brooklyn Heights, and […]

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Brooklyn Heights Association Meeting Focuses on Accomplishments, BQE, and Public Realm

Despite the protestors who prevented Senator Kirsten Gillibrand from speaking (see previous post) at the Brooklyn Heights Association’s Annual Meeting, much else was accomplished. As reported by Mary Frost in the Eagle, BHA president Koren Volk (photo), whose term ends soon, although she will remain on BHA’s board of directors, gave an account of BHA […]

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Heather Wolf Presents “Warbler Wednesday” at Estuary; Bird Walk in Brooklyn Bridge Park Saturday

Avian expert extraordinaire Heather Wolf has two upcoming events. This Wednesday, February 28, as part of her continuing “Warbler Wednesday” series at Estuary at ONE 15 Brooklyn Marina, 159 Bridge Park Drive (foot of Joralemon Street), from 7:00 to 9:00 PM, with a talk by data artist and bird enthusiast Jer Thorp. There is no […]

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BQE “Boondoggle”: Bad and Good News

Mary Frost’s Eagle story contains what she calls some “chilling” information about the City Department of Transportation’s and Mayor Adams’s plans for the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway beyond the urgent repair work now underway. The bad news for Brooklyn Heights is that these plans would include demolition of the Brooklyn Heights Promenade (although it would eventually be […]

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Who Chopped Down a Tree on Clark St. in the Dark of Night? NYC Parks Dept Seeks Info

Mary Frost reports in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle that the NYC Parks Department is seeking information about a missing tree on Clark St. According to the report, sometime after midnight on October 13, an arborcidal maniac chopped down a young, healthy, honey locust tree in front of 64 Clark St. The Parks Department had planted the tree a […]

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Cross Your Fingers: Open Streets Montague Set to Go Saturday

The weather forecast has become more optimistic for Saturday, with rain expected to be heaviest late Friday into the night, but decreasing Saturday morning, so the Montague BID is going ahead with plans for Open Streets Montague this Saturday, October 21, from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM. One feature of this Saturday’s Open Streets will […]

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Getting The “Boot” In Brooklyn Heights

Has parking enforcement become more aggressive lately in Brooklyn Heights, or is the NYPD being “selectively” aggressive? We received this complaint from a long-time reader concerning the “no standing” zone on Henry and Cranberry: We parked our car there for a brief period of time around 6:30am on Wednesday to prep as we had to […]

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