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“Billion Oyster Project” Tour of Brooklyn Bridge Park Tomorrow

Tomorrow evening, Wednesday, October 1 starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Old Fulton Street entrance to Brooklyn Bridge Park, there will be a tour, guided by the New York Harbor School’s Sam Janis, of the Park’s oyster gardens. Mr. Janis will explain “the power of these tiny ecosystem engineers” and show how they are being [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

There’s a lot going on this weekend. The Brooklyn Book Festival is already underway with “Bookend” events, but the main program is on Sunday, September 21, with events starting from 10:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m. (schedule here). Also on Sunday there’s the Montague Street Summer Space from noon to 5:00 p.m.–come meet the BHB crew [...]

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Montague Street BID Wins “Greenest Block” Award

The Montague Street Business Improvement District (BID) won this year’s “Greenest Commercial Block in Brooklyn” award, given by management of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Presumably the specific block in question is that between Clinton and Henry streets (see photo). Accepting the award, BID Executive Director Brigit Pinnell thanked BID Vice President Estela Johannesen, of James [...]

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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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