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Bill Sponsored by NYC Councilmembers Menchaca, Chin & Rosenthal Takes Aim at Tourist Helicopters

Stroll the Brooklyn Heights Promenade and you can hear it day and night: the constant thwapping of tourist helicopters.  Flights take off from the Downtown Manhattan Heliport (DMH) located just south of the Seaport and is operated by Saker Aviation Services.  According to the Stop the Chop NY NJ,  “these tours are allowed to operate […]

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Geotechnical Drilling To Begin Around Library Site This Week

Brooklyn Public Library has announced that geotechnical drilling to test ground quality around the site of the existing Brooklyn Heights Branch will begin this Thursday, July 23 and continue for about three weeks. The drilling, using truck mounted drill rigs, will be done during the hours from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on weekdays. The […]

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Events at Brooklyn Bridge Park This Week

Tomorrow evening (Monday, July 20) starting at 7:00 at the Granite Prospect on Pier 1, the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy’s “Books Under the Bridge” series continues with readings by Jami Attenberg (photo) and Kate Bolick read from their works. This event is curated by DUMBO’s powerHouse Arena. It’s free, and no RSVP is necessary. There’s […]

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BHA Needs Volunteers for Street Tree Census Tomorrow

We have this from the Brooklyn Heights Association: We just got word that the NYC Parks Dept. will be holding our first BHA Group Training Event tomorrow [Sunday, July 19] from 2 to 5pm for the NYC street tree census, known as TreesCount! 2015. All who are interested and available are welcome and very much […]

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Events At Brooklyn Bridge Park This Week

On Monday evening, July 13, starting at 7:00 p.m., as part of its “Books Beneath the Bridge” series, the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy, in conjunction with Greenlight Bookstore, will present a Poetry Salon, featuring a distinguished group of poets who will read from their works. The event takes place at the Granite Prospect on Pier […]

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More Info on Proposed Changes to Pier Six Towers

According to the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation’s press release, the following changes are proposed for the residential towers at Pier Six: Each of the site’s two buildings would be reduced by three floors from the heights permitted under the Park’s 2005 General Project Plan (GPP) while including a substantial affordable component. In response to community […]

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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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