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Open Streets Montague, Saturday, August 6

Open Streets Montague, sponsored by Montague Street BID and the Brooklyn Heights Association, returns this Saturday, August 6 from noon to 7:00 PM. All parked cars must be moved from Montague before then; an emergency lane will be open during the event. There will be music, games and activities for kids. From 1:00 to 2:00 […]

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Volunteer for Community Clean Up with BHA and Lincoln Restler This Sunday

Volunteer with your neighbors to improve the cleanliness of our sidewalks and streets. Meet at the corner of Henry Street and Hunts Lane at 10am on Sunday July 31st. Great opportunity to volunteer with your kids! Sign up at this link. This event is co-sponsored by the BHA and City Council Member Lincoln Restler.

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Restler Introduces Bill to Ban Non-Essential Helicopter Flights

Last November, citing The City, we noted that there had been a large increase in complaints to 311 about helicopter noise. Now AMNY reports that City Councilmember Lincoln Restler (photo) has introduced a bill that, if enacted, would ban all “non-essential” flights from city owned heliports. This would include all commuter and tourist flights. Those […]

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Lots of Open Streets Activity Saturday

There will be another Open Streets Montague, sponsored by Montague BID and the Brooklyn Heights Association, this Saturday, this time with an encouraging weather forecast. There’s a schedule of activities here. They include music, raffles, lots of activities and stories for kids, from 12:30 to 2:30 PM an opportunity to learn about composting with Big […]

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E-Waste Recycling Event This Sunday at First Unitarian Church: Drop Off Your Working and Non-Working Electronics

  After you drop off your new or gently used children’s goods at Pierrepont Park this Sunday (see last post), head over to the First Unitarian Church on Pierrepont St. to drop off your working and non-working electronics between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Dig out all those old cellphones and laptops taking up space […]

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Earth Day Activities at Brooklyn Bridge Park

This Friday, April 22 is Earth Day, and there are many activities at Brooklyn Bridge Park for adults and children to celebrate it. They include yoga and a “meditative nature walk” with Chelsea Piers Fitness, an “Earth Day Storytime” with Brooklyn Public Library, a book giveaway with Brooklyn Book Bodega, and many others. There’s a […]

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City’s Department of Environmental Protection Considers Loosening Rule on Vehicles Idling

Streetsblog reports that the NYC Department of Environmental Protection is considering amending its rule governing the idling of vehicles on city streets, which is a source of airborne pollution here in Brooklyn Heights as well as throughout the city. The proposed change, which is championed by Spectrum, would broaden the exemptions to the three minute […]

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Adams Cuts Composting Funding, Citing “Low Participation”

Gothamist reports that Mayor Eric Adams has cut money slated for expansion of the composting program from the City’s budget. He said this would save about $27.5 million over the next two years, claiming that “low participation does not justify the expense.” He described the present program as “broken” and said he would study how […]

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Details of Brooklyn Heights Association Annual Meeting Thursday

The Annual Meeting of the Brooklyn Heights Association will, as we previously reported, be held on line this coming Thursday, February 24, starting at 7:00 PM. We now have details on the agenda for the meeting, along with contact info. Community service awards will be presented to “the founders of the Brooklyn Heights Community Fridge,” […]

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For $25 You Can Stand on a Freezing Roof Sipping a Cocktail from a Glass Carved from Ice

According to TimeOut the 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, which we know as the building that blighted the view of the Brooklyn Bridge from the Promenade until One Manhattan Square, aka “The Cheese Grater” (someone once commented on BHB, “It gives Pecorino Romano a bad name”) utterly trashed it, has found a way to make money […]

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