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The BHB Ten for 2015!

Here, in no particular order, are the people you, the readers, and we nominated for the Brooklyn Heights Ten for the past year, 2015. Tracy (“Mrs. Fink”) Zamot and daughter Gracie: The sudden and unexpected loss of BHB’s founder, publisher, contributor, and guiding light John “Homer Fink” Loscalzo last April left all of us on […]

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Stringer, at Town Hall, Voices Concerns About Library Deal, Park Financing; Supports “Community Based Planning”

City Comptroller Scott Stringer, at his Brooklyn Town Hall Thursday evening, fielded questions from many people who lined up on both sides of the auditorium to get their turn at the microphones, as well as other questions brought in by Periscope. Concerns raised by Brooklyn Heights residents included the deal to sell the Brooklyn Heights […]

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New Plan for LICH Site: A Dormitory?

According to Capital New York, our erstwhile neighborhood hospital may be slated to become…a big dormitory. Following local outcries against Fortis Property Group’s plans to build high-rise luxury condos on the same, the developer has put forth another plan, which can, according to the story, be constructed without neighborhood feedback. Fortis Property Group, the developer […]

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Atlantic Antic This Sunday

The 41st annual Atlantic Antic will take place on Atlantic Avenue from Hicks Street to Fourth Avenue this Sunday, September 27, from noon to 6:00 p.m., rain or shine. As always, the event will feature live music and dance performances–the main stage will be near Clinton Street, roughly in front of Key Food, but there […]

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Fortis Finally Closes on LICH Acquisition; Shake-Up at CHA

Update: “Fool me once….” It seems the closing isn’t “final” yet. See this Eagle story for details. Crain’s reports that Fortis Property Group has finally closed on its acquisition of the Long Island College Hospital site. Meanwhile, as the Eagle reports, Cobble Hill Association president Roy Sloane has resigned following a controversy over whether the […]

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Fortis Hires Firms With de Blasio Connections for LICH Site Proposal; CHA Hires Lawyer With Same

Last week’s public meeting on Fortis Property Group’s proposals for development of the Long Island College Hospital site produced little but the conclusion that the developers and local residents are far from agreement on anything other than the need for affordable housing: see Mary Frost’s Eagle story. Politico NY reports that Fortis has now hired […]

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Public Meeting on LICH Site Plans Thursday Evening

There will be a public meeting, to discuss the developer Fortis Property Group’s plans for the Long Island College Hospital site, this Thursday evening, August 6, from 6:30 to 8:30 at the Brooklyn Montessori School, 185 Court Street (corner of Bergen). This meeting will include a brief presentation of the options put forth by Fortis, […]

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Fortis Closes On LICH Site; Brooklyn Heights MD Says Medical Facility “Totally Inadequate”

Curbed reports that the purchase of the Long Island College Hospital site by Fortis Property Group, which intends to develop the site as a mixed residential, commercial, and medical area, possibly including a school, has finally closed. The Curbed piece also quotes Brooklyn Heights physician Dr. Jon Berall as calling the medical facility planned for […]

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Events at Brooklyn Bridge Park This Coming Week

Monday evening’s (July 27) event in the “Books Under the Bridge” series, at the Granite Prospect on Pier 1 starting at 7:00, will be “a celebration of Harper Lee” in which Brenda Bowen, Caroline Zancan, and Ezra Goldstein will read and discuss selections from Ms. Lee’s much loved classic To Kill a Mockingbird and its […]

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Some Empire State Development Board Members Consider Need for New EIS for Pier 6 Towers

At Thursday’s meeting of the Empire State Development Corporation’s (ESDC) board of directors, as reported in Mary Frost’s Eagle story, two board members questioned whether Brooklyn Bridge Park’s 2005 Final Environmental Impact Statement and the 2014 Technical Memorandum supplementing it properly considered changes in the local environment, particularly population growth and its stress on infrastructure […]

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