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Goats on Brooklyn Bridge Park Berm

The Brooklyn Paper reports that Brooklyn Bridge Park has brought four Nubian goats, like those in the photo, to trim the weeds that have flourished on the sound deflecting berm below the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, giving us something new to view. They are four brothers–Horatio, Eyebrows, Minnie, and Hector–who have been trained as weed eaters […]

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Lots To Do For Free At Brooklyn Bridge Park This Weekend

From a chance to contribute to scientific knowledge about life in the changing East River to one to see planets, stars, and galaxies, Brooklyn Bridge Park offers much this weekend. We’ll start with the stars. Saturday evening, June 4, starting at 7:00 you may look at celestial objects through telescopes, meet Astronaut Anna Fisher (photo), […]

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Town Hall Meeting On Brooklyn Bridge Park Issues Wednesday Evening

This Wednesday evening, May 4, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, Clinton and Montague streets (enter from Clinton) there will be a Town Hall Meeting to discuss “three contentious development issues within Brooklyn Bridge Park”: 1) the obstruction of the views of the Brooklyn Bridge by Pierhouse, 2) […]

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Rats? Bring On Feral Cats, Says BHB Reader Roberto Gautier

The Brooklyn Paper reports that BHB reader, and sometime commenter, Roberto Gautier, fearing an influx of rats into Brooklyn Heights as a result of pending construction of a high rise building on the library site and major repair work on the BQE (Mr. Gautier serves on the community advisory committee for the BQE project), has […]

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Brooklyn Bridge Park Provides Two Chances to Shape Up for Spring

Spring is here, and thoughts may turn to outdoor activities and getting rid of winter’s accumulated flab. If running’s your thing, go to the path in Brooklyn Bridge Park just south of Fornino’s, near the foot of Pier Six by 6:45 this Thursday evening, March 24 or on subsequent Thursday evenings, to sign in for […]

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“Rat Academy” at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church Thursday Evening

No, it’s not where rodents go to learn the “three Rs.” All local residents, businesses, and organizations are invited to a free presentation, sponsored by Community Board 2 and the NYC Department of Health, at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, Clinton and Montague streets, from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. this Thursday, March 17. […]

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Brush Up On Your Survival Skills At Brooklyn Bridge Park Saturday

Terrified of what the outcome of this year’s election may bring? Want to learn how to live off the land? Come to Brooklyn Bridge Park’s HQ, 334 Furman Street (foot of Joralemon, just past the BQE overpass) at 3:00 p.m. this Saturday, February 20, for the start of a Foraging Tour. Join author and forager […]

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Tourist Chopper Traffic To Be Trimmed

The Brooklyn Paper reports that New York City and the operators of tourist helicopter flights have agreed to a phased reduction of the number of such flights that will result in a fifty percent reduction as of January 2017. Sunday flights will cease entirely as of April 1 of this year. A twenty percent reduction […]

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Christmas Tree Collection to Start Monday, January 4

Our friends at Community Board 2 let us know that Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia has announced that curbside pickup of Christmas trees will begin this coming Monday, January 4. City residents should remove all tree stands, tinsel, lights and ornaments from trees before they are put out for collection. Clean, non-bagged Christmas trees left on […]

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Survey Commissioned by Save The View Now Says Pierhouse Penthouse Encroaches on Promenade View Plane

The Eagle reports that a survey commissioned by the advocacy group Save The View Now shows that the penthouse structure atop the southern portion (the shorter part) of the Pierhouse (photo by Andrew Porter) encroaches by almost twenty feet into the protected scenic view plane (SV-1) from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. The results of the […]

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