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Save Pier Six “Town Hall” Draws Enthusiastic Crowd; Save The View Now Gets Times Coverage

Saturday’s Save Pier 6 “Town Hall” attracted, by my estimation, about 100 attendees. Among these were representatives of a number of elected officials, including U.S. Representative Nydia Velazquez, State Senator Daniel Squadron, newly elected State Assemblywoman Jo Anne Simon, and City Comptroller Scott Stringer, as well as 52nd Assembly District Democratic Leader Josh Skaller. The [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Plymouth Church’s Underground Thrift Store will be having a winter clothing sale starting this Sunday, January 25. From the Church: Join us at the Underground Thrift on Sunday, January 25 for a special “bin sale” on kids’ winter clothes. Items are $1, $2 and $5 in the Plymouth Gym. And, upstairs in the Thrift Store, [...]

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Save Pier 6 “Town Hall” Saturday Afternoon

The Eagle reports that Save Pier 6 will hold a “Town Hall” this Saturday, January 24 starting at 3:00 p.m. at the Zion German Evangelical Lutheran Church, 125 Henry Street. You may submit questions in advance by emailing savepier6@gmail.com This event will serve as preparation for the Community Advisory Council meeting the following Tuesday, January [...]

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Brooklyn Bridge Park Community Advisory Council Meets Tuesday Evening, January 27

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Community Advisory Council will meet from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 27 at Congregation Mt. Sinai, 250 Cadman Plaza West. Representatives of Save The View Now and People for Green Space/Save Pier 6 will be present, so discussion should be lively. All are invited.

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Should “Save Pier Six” and “Save the View Now” Merge Their Efforts?

Two controversies concerning present and future development projects at Brooklyn Bridge Park have roiled Brooklyn Heights lately. The first, being advanced under the banners of Save Pier 6 and People For Green Space, concerns plans, as not yet implemented, to build two high rise residential buildings near the entrance to Pier Six. The second, called [...]

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Save The View Now! Meeting Draws Enthusiastic Crowd

They are stealing an American view from the millions who visit every year.–Martin Schneider When Steven Guterman, organizer of the Save The View Now! campaign quoted these words of a Brooklyn Heights preservation activist who couldn’t be present at today’s organizational meeting, they were greeted enthusiastically by a larger than expected audience. In the photo, [...]

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Stopping the Pierhouse: Save the View Campaign Pushes Forward

In a previous post we noted the effort of Brooklyn Heights resident Steven Guterman to mount a challenge to the increased height of the Pierhouse hotel structure which now blocks a portion of the view of the Brooklyn Bridge and of Midtown from various vantage points on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. He has now established [...]

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“Billion Oyster Project” Tour of Brooklyn Bridge Park Tomorrow

Tomorrow evening, Wednesday, October 1 starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Old Fulton Street entrance to Brooklyn Bridge Park, there will be a tour, guided by the New York Harbor School’s Sam Janis, of the Park’s oyster gardens. Mr. Janis will explain “the power of these tiny ecosystem engineers” and show how they are being [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

There’s a lot going on this weekend. The Brooklyn Book Festival is already underway with “Bookend” events, but the main program is on Sunday, September 21, with events starting from 10:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m. (schedule here). Also on Sunday there’s the Montague Street Summer Space from noon to 5:00 p.m.–come meet the BHB crew [...]

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Montague Street BID Wins “Greenest Block” Award

The Montague Street Business Improvement District (BID) won this year’s “Greenest Commercial Block in Brooklyn” award, given by management of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Presumably the specific block in question is that between Clinton and Henry streets (see photo). Accepting the award, BID Executive Director Brigit Pinnell thanked BID Vice President Estela Johannesen, of James [...]

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140 Cadman Plaza West Residents Still Bothered by Brooklyn Bridge Construction Noise and Dust

Last fall, a group of concerned residents of 140 Cadman Plaza West held a press conference (video) to express their dismay at the constant overnight noise from ongoing Brooklyn Bridge repairs. Nine months later, they’re now speaking out about health issues related to the construction: Brooklyn Eagle: “People are really suffering,” [Roberto Gautier] told the [...]

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Forget the Clark Street Station Elevators This Little Fella is in a Hurry

While Brooklyn Heights awaits the return of “Elevator 2″ at the Clark Street station, all creatures great and small still need to take care of business. That includes this little fella snapped recently by NYC Spotted.

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WSJ Writer Samples Life as a Brooklyn Heights Bottle and Can Scavenger

We’ve recently written about the Scavengers of Brooklyn Heights, the ragtag crew of folks who rummage through neighborhood trash for cans and bottles and cash in on their deposit. Area resident/WSJ writer Anne Kadet decided to find out what it’s like to be one of these urban bounty hunters: WSJ: I picked Brooklyn Heights. I [...]

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