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Housing Opponents Swarm Brooklyn Bridge Park Corp. Board Meeting, Channeling Spike Lee

Opponents of the new residential buildings being constructed at the north and south ends of Brooklyn Bridge Park were out in full force at the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation’s (BBP) board meeting Thursday (2/26). The gathering of upwards of 70 remained mostly polite but — as has been the case in other recent BBP meetings — […]

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Coming Up at Brooklyn Historical Society This Week

On Wednesday evening, February 25 at 6:30 the Brooklyn Historical Society will present the latest in its “Told it First Hand: Conversations with Hip-Hop’s ‘Do-ers’” series. This one will feature Albert Johnson a.k.a Prodigy of Mobb Deep (photo), urban crime novelist K’wan Foye, publisher Johnny Temple of Akhasic Books, and moderator Wes Jackson of Brooklyn […]

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Philly, Not Brooklyn, to Host 2016 Democratic National Convention

Your correspondent just received an announcement by email from Democratic National Committee Chair and Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, giving the following info: After much buildup and very careful consideration over which city will host our 2016 Democratic National Convention, I’m pleased to announce that we’ll nominate the next President of the United States in […]

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Manhole Cover Blowouts in Cobble Hill; Any in Brooklyn Heights?

A reader reports two manhole cover blowouts in Cobble Hill, on Pacific Street between Clinton and Henry, this (Monday, February 9) morning. “Lots of loud popping and shouting, now we are without power and it is getting cold in our houses.” she adds. Any similar incidents in Brooklyn Heights?

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Is Brooklyn Heights What Manhattan Used To Be? Ethan Hawke Thinks So

Actor/Brooklyn Heights resident Ethan Hawke says that Brooklyn is what Manhattan used to be in a Manhattan Magazine profile.

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Slain Officers Were From 84th Precinct, Patrolled Brooklyn Heights

Police Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, who were shot to death yesterday while on duty, were assigned to our local 84th Precinct, according to this notice from Community Board 2. At the time they were shot, they were “operating within the confines of the 79th Precinct” at Myrtle and Tompkins avenues. We at BHB […]

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Redesign For Small Old Fulton Street Building Wins Over Landmarks Comission

A long-underutilized lot down at 20 Old Fulton Street will be getting a new commercial building.

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Kristallnacht and Rwanda Remembered by City Tech Faculty

December 7, the date of the attack on Pearl Harbor, was called “a day that shall live in infamy” by President Franklin Roosevelt. Yesterday and today, November 9-10, bears its infamy as well. This year it marked the 76th anniversary of Kristallnacht (photo), the “November Pogrom” in which Germans, spurred by Nazi propaganda, smashed the […]

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State Officials Approve LICH Sale to Fortis

Say goodbye to Long Island College Hospital, and to availability of critical emergency care in our area. Today State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli both approved the sale of LICH to developer Fortis Property Group, which will turn most of the property into luxury housing, and provide space for NYU Langone […]

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BHB Exclusive: Q&A w/David Kramer of Hudson Companies

Earlier this week Brooklyn Heights Blog sat down with David Kramer, a principal of Hudson Companies, in their Greenwich Village offices. Hudson Companies was recently chosen by the Brooklyn Public Library and the New York Economic Development Corporation as the successful bidder for the Brooklyn Heights Library Redevelopment Project. Read the Brookyn Public Library’s documents […]

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