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Future of Gowanus Discussion at Brooklyn Historical Society Wednesday Evening

On Wednesday evening, May 17, starting at 6:30, the Brooklyn Historical Society, in partnership with the Van Alen Institute, will present a panel discussion, “Gowanus’ Triple Bypass: Change Through Art, Design, and the Environment.” Once an artery of commerce and industry, the Gowanus neighborhood has become emblematic of change and the forces impacting the Brooklyn […]

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Some Scenes From Today’s Earth Day Celebration

Rain, never heavy, but scattered showers, put something of a damper on today’s Earth Day celebration, sponsored by the Montague Street BID. Who can blame Mother Earth for a little rain? April showers, as they say, bring May flowers. In any event, things got going as scheduled at 10:00 AM, with the Brooklyn United Marching […]

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Update: Sanitation Town Hall Postponed

We’ve just been advised by City Council Member Stephen Levin (photo) that, because of a scheduling conflict, the Sanitation Town Hall meeting, originally scheduled for this evening, has been postponed until Thursday evening, April 13 from 6:00 to 8:00, at St. Francis College auditorium, 180 Remsen Street. According to Council Member Levin: The Department of […]

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Sanitation Town Hall at St. Francis Tomorrow Evening

Update: the Town Hall has been postponed to April 13 (see above). The Brooklyn Heights Association has advised us that there will be a Sanitation Department Town Hall Meeting tomorrow evening, Wednesday, March 22, starting at 6:00 p.m. at St. Francis College, 180 Remsen Street. Let the Department of Sanitation know your issues with litter […]

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Extended LICH Demolition Hours Irk Cobble Hill Residents

The Eagle’s Mary Frost reports that developer Fortis Group has secured “after hours variances” from the City’s Department of Buildings that allow “late-evening and early weekend construction at 339 Hicks St[reet]”, part of the campus of the former Long Island College Hospital. Nearby residents have complained about construction noise during these hours, and, they say, […]

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Still Have That Christmas Tree? Unwanted Electronics?

This in from the Brooklyn Heights Association: The City offers three options for turning your tree into useful mulch that will help trees and gardens throughout the city. You can bring your tree to a drop-off location from Saturday, Dec. 31st through Sunday, January 8th, where the City will recycle it at a later date. […]

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Pierrepont Playground Closed This Week

We have this news from the Brooklyn Heights Association: At the request of the BHA, the NYC Parks Department has begun a week-long repair of Pierrepont Playground beginnng today to make it a safer and more resilient recreational space. The repairs include creating a more level rubberized surface where tree roots have pushed up, improving […]

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Coming Events at Brooklyn Bridge Park

On Wednesday evening from 5:30 to 6:30, Marie Viljoen, an expert on Brooklyn’s wild plants, will lead a “Fall Foraging Tour” to discover the “indigenous edible plants of Brooklyn Bridge Park.” She will also instruct on how to prepare them for the table, and how to grow them in gardens. Tickets are $10, or $5 […]

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Loud Party Noise Assaulting Brooklyn Heights from Across East River

That bright blue light in the center of the photo, which your correspondent took from the roof of his building, appears to be the source of the amazingly loud party noise pounding the Heights this (Thursday) evening. As best I can determine this is the Watermark Bar, located on Pier 15, which is also a […]

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Brooklyn Heights Association Seeks Help for Street Tree Survey

The Brooklyn Heights Assocaition conducted a street tree census last year, during which our volunteers found that many of the Heights’ street trees suffer from overcrowded tree roots and tree pits too small to provide the tree with adequate nutrients and water. In response, “the BHA is launching a project to enlarge sub-standard tree pits […]

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