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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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Smell Something? Say Something.

We’ve received this somewhat cryptic message from Notify NYC: Notification issued on 7/19/14 at 11:18 AM. The United States Coast Guard reports that a ship in Arthur Kill [red in map] off the coast of Staten Island is offloading various fuel products. As a result, there may be an odor in Staten Island and Brooklyn. [...]

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E-Waste Recycling Event This Weekend

Our friends at the Brooklyn Heights Association let us know that there will be an e-waste recycling event this weekend at the First Unitarian Church Chapel, Pierrepont Street between Monroe Place and Clinton, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, May 31 and from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 1. There’s a list [...]

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The Recycling Scavengers of Brooklyn Heights

Last year, we wrote about Mettle, a film about folks who go through garbage cans looking for metal and other recyclables to sell. While its Kickstarter campaign didn’t hit its goal, the issue is still very much alive. Each week in Brooklyn Heights, right before recycling days, a ragtag crew of mettlers rifle through private [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

It’s spring, really spring, so you may feel like getting outside and doing a little gardening. The Poplar Street Community Garden is having their first Workday of the season this Saturday, April 12, from noon to 3:00 p.m. The Garden is located at Poplar and Hicks streets. Bring your own pruning shears, or use theirs. [...]

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Sanitation Pickup Update

This in from the Brooklyn Heights Association regarding garbage and recyclables pickups: The following information comes from the DSNY District 2 Garage Superintendent and applies to Brooklyn Heights even if snow arrives as predicted for tomorrow: 1) The DSNY advises that they could reach Brooklyn Heights for pick-ups of regular garbage as soon as tonight, [...]

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Update on Garbage Pickup from BHA

The Brooklyn Heights Association has given us this heads-up: Due to the heavy snowfall, we are advised not to expect any garbage collection until next Tuesday, February 18, at the earliest. Monday, February 17 is a DSNY holiday. Residents should keep garbage off the sidewalks until we can be certain of pick-ups. There’s a list [...]

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BHA Says Garbage Pickup Maybe Tomorrow Night; Wants to Know What’s Your Favorite Nabe Diner

The Brooklyn Heights Association has been told that there may be regular garbage (not recyclables) pickup tomorrow (Friday) night, and reminds us: “If your trash is buried under snow, please dig it out. If the men can’t see it or reach it, they’ll leave it.” Recyclables should be held back for now; we will be [...]

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BHA Updates: Vigil for Pedestrian Safety Sunday; Garbage Pickup Resumes Today

The Brooklyn Heights Association sends us this notice: We hope you will join us and other Brooklynites in a candlelight vigil for pedestrian safety at 4:30 on Sunday, January 26, at the intersection of Wyckoff, Palmetto and Myrtle Avenues, outside the Myrtle-Wyckoff subway station on the L Line. The vigil pays tribute to all New [...]

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No Garbage Pick-Up Monday

The Brooklyn Heights Association advises us that, because of the Veteran’s Day holiday, there will be no garbage pick-up this Monday, November 11. For those who have Monday recyclables collection, there will be no collection of recyclables this week; the next pick-up will be Monday, November 18. Wednesday collection of recyclables will happen as usual. [...]

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Some Autumn Color at Brooklyn Bridge Park

After taking the tour of Pier 5 and the construction zone on Sunday, I headed north to Pier 1. While fall foliage is at its peak upstate, the warmer temperatures here mean it comes later. Still, there were some hints of fall evident along the way, beginning with these staghorn sumac leaves and drupes. The [...]

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Levin to DOT: Fix BQE Below Brooklyn Heights

We’ve received this presser from City Council Member Steve Levin’s office: CM Levin has sent a letter asking the [NYC Department of Transportation] to mill and repave the cantilevered section of the [Brooklyn Queens Expressway]. There have been a number of Brooklyn Heights residents who have felt vibrations around this section of the BQE, spurring [...]

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Taking the “Birds, Bugs, Bees” Tour at Brooklyn Bridge Park

That’s a fearsome looking cicada-killer wasp peering over the edge of a flower stalk in Brooklyn Bridge Park this morning. I saw it while on the Birds, Bugs, Bees tour offered by the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy. Although skies were gray and some desultory rain was falling, I put on my slicker and walked down [...]

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BHA Urges Maintenance Work on BQE

According to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle the Brooklyn Heights Association has urged the City Department of Transportation, which is responsible for routine maintenance of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, to mill the roadway and replace asphalt and concrete, as necessary, on the cantilevered portion of the BQE that runs below Brooklyn Heights. A letter to DOT Commissioner [...]

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