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MTA Gives Low Priority to Upgrade of York Street Station Called a “disaster waiting to happen”

As reported by Mary Frost in The Eagle, the MTA has made upgrading the York Street subway station in DUMBO, which serves the F line (and during what seem to be frequent route diversions, the A and C lines as well), “low on its list of priorities”. Asked why, at a Zoom town hall sponsored […]

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SUV Tires Deflated in Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO

Jalopnik reports that a group of climate “activists” called the Tyre Extinguishers deflated the tires (“tyre” is the British spelling of “tire”) of fifty SUVs, some in Brooklyn Heights and some in DUMBO, earlier this week. According to Jalopnik: Tyre Extinguishers aims to “make it impossible to own a huge polluting 4×4 in the world’s […]

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“Java with Jo Anne” Wednesday Afternoon

New York State Assembly Member Jo Anne Simon, whose 52nd Assembly District includes Brooklyn Heights, will have one of her periodic “Java with Jo Anne” sessions this Wednesday afternoon, November 2, from 4:30 to 6:30, at Dawn’s ’til Dusk, 33 Main Street, in DUMBO. Ms. Simon invites you to join her there to discuss any […]

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BQE Maintenance Work to Create Traffic Problems This Weekend

In what is, no doubt, a preview of things to come, the Atlantic Avenue BID warns us of possible Downtown Brooklyn gridlock this weekend: Maintenance on the BQE will require Queens-bound single lane closures (Washington to Pearl Sts) & Atlantic Ave on-ramp closures this weekend. *AVOID* driving in Downtown Brooklyn this Saturday 10/29 1AM- Mon. […]

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Restler Announces School Showcases; Participatory Budgeting for Climate Justice

City Council Member Lincoln Restler has announced a “School Showcase” for districts 13, which includes P.S.8 and P.S.307, and 15. It will be held on Saturday, October 22 from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM at the Dock Street School, 19 Dock Street, in DUMBO. At the Showcase you can “learn about our district’s amazing public […]

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“Java With Jo Anne” Friday Morning

New York State Assembly Member Jo Anne Simon, whose 52nd Assembly District includes Brooklyn Heights, will have one of her periodic “Java with Jo Anne” sessions this Friday morning, September 30, starting at 9:30, in the backyard of Ovenly at 276 Court Street, between Kane and Degraw streets, in Cobble Hill. Ms. Simon invites you […]

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Multidisciplinary Performance at Columbus Park Tuesday

Tomorrow, Tuesday, September 20, starting at 5:00 PM, in front of Fred Wilson’s sculpture “Mind Forged Manacles/Manacled Minds,” located in Columbus Park (between Cadman Plaza West and East, near the end of Pierrepont Street), Julian Louis Phillips will present a free multidisciplinary performance inspired by Mr. Wilson’s art. “The performance combines speeches from African and […]

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Atlantic Antic Coming October 2

The 47th annual Atlantic Antic, a street fair that stretches along Atlantic Avenue from Hicks Street to Fourth Avenue, will be held on Sunday, October 2 from noon until 6:00 PM, rain or shine. Local merchants will be represented, with special deals for the occasion, along with food, music, dancers, visual artists, clothing vendors, and fun […]

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Neighbors in Need: Family Flees Ukraine, Settles in Brooklyn Heights After Toddler’s Cancer Treatment

Imagine your country is on the brink of war. Then you learn your two-year-old child has a large, cancerous brain tumor. This is exactly what the Negodiuk family from Kyiv, Ukraine has endured.  Just two days before Russian bombs began to drop, their son Mark had emergency surgery. Once home, the family of three was forced […]

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“The Worst Escalators in Brooklyn” at High Street Station to be Replaced

This news comes from a tweet sent by Council Member Lincoln Restler. No further details could be found yet. 🚇The worst escalators in BK are finally getting replaced at High St A/C! No more seniors or parents with strollers struggling up the stairs of super deep station! In early August, escalators at Adams St will […]

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