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Missing Part of Brooklyn Bridge Park to be Completed Starting This Fall

The vacant, fenced off wasteland seen in the photo, which lies just under the Brooklyn Bridge between Water Street and the East River will be made into an attractive bit of parkland that will finally join Brooklyn Bridge Park’s northern and southern sections. For a rendering of what the new parkland should look like, see Ranaan […]

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Cobble Hill Health Center Has 55 Possible COVID-19 Deaths

The Eagle carries an AP story reporting that the Cobble Hill Health Center, a nursing home located at 380 Henry Street, has topped the list of recent deaths in nursing homes in New York State during the COVID-19 pandemic, with 55 deaths reported to date. Cobble Hill LifeCare, which manages the Health Center, issued a press release […]

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Post Office Workers Walk Out for Lack of Protective Gear

We have it on good authority – our mail carrier, who was here yesterday – that there may be no mail delivery for several days, because the Postal Service has failed to deliver sufficient protective gear – gloves and masks – to workers at the main Brooklyn post office (photo; By Beyond My Ken – Own […]

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A Brooklyn Heights Without Tourists

A walk along the waterfront yesterday (while practicing social distancing) was eerie to say the least. New Yorkers love to complain about tourists, don’t we? We may want fewer blocking our path while they’re gazing up at, what, the sky? We may wish they would walk faster, come on, we have some place to go! […]

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Daily News on 90 Year Old Unsolved Slaying of 84th Precinct Cop

Rocco Parascandola, in the Daily News, tells the story of how, ninety years ago tomorrow, Patrolman Walter DeCastillia, assigned to what is still our local 84th Precinct, was gunned down and killed in a crime for which no one was brought to justice. Patrolman DeCastilia was guarding a cash payroll transfer at a business on York Street in […]

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BHA Annual Meeting: BQE, Clark Street Station, Empty Storefronts, and More

Wednesday’s Brooklyn Heights Association annual meeting began with a summary, by BHA President Martha Bakos Dietz, of BHA’s accomplishments during the previous year.  First among these was the apparent elimination of the city Department of Transportation’s plan to demolish the Brooklyn Heights Promenade and replace it with a temporary six lane highway. Both the expert panel appointed by […]

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We’re Number 2! “Most Livable Areas in NYC”

According to a study by RentHop.com, as reported by am New York, Brooklyn Heights-Cobble Hill is the second most “livable area” in the city, based on “neighborhood safety, quietness, transportation, greenness and overall quality of life during the first quarter of 2020.” The rankings were based on a score of 100. Brooklyn Heights-Cobble Hill with a […]

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UPDATE! JENNA FOUND! Brooklyn Tech Student, Jenna Hospedales, Missing Since Thursday

UPDATE: The teen’s mom confirmed to PIX 11 Jenna was found on Tuesday evening and is safe at home. It has not been made public where the teen was during the time she was missing. URGENT! The 77th Police precinct, CB2 and, numerous news outlets are seeking help in finding Jenna Hospedales, a Brooklyn Tech High […]

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What’s in the Crystal Ball for Brooklyn?

The Eagle’s Mary Frost interviewed prominent Brooklynites, asking for their views on Brooklyn’s future. Carlo Scissura, head of the Mayor’s panel studying the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, predicts that “the BQE will get some much-needed love and attention.” Love? He also thinks the Nets will make the playoffs. Karen Johnson, owner of DUMBO’s Olympia Wine Bar, thinks […]

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Downtown Brooklyn Group Has Plan to Make Area Pedestrian and Bike Friendly

The Eagle’s Lore Croghan reports on a plan, the “Public Realm Action Plan”, by the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, a private, not-for-profit organization, for a “sweeping redesign” of the streetscape in our nearby neighborhood, where many of us shop. Contributing to the design, along with architecture and design studio WXY, was Bjarke Ingels Group, which has […]

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