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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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Opponents of Pier Six Towers Voice Concerns At Public Meeting

At yesterday’s public meeting of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corporation board, revised plans for the two high rise residential buildings proposed for the landward side of Pier Six were presented for consideration. The meeting was held as a result of the settlement of a lawsuit brought by People for Green Space. As Mary Frost’s […]

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Fortis Reveals Plans For LICH Site

Curbed reports that Fortis Property Group, purchasers of the Long Island College Hospital site, yesterday evening revealed their plans for development of the site at a meeting of the Cobble Hill Association. The plan calls for four residential towers, of 40, 30, 20, and 16 stories. There will also be a medical center, townhouses, retail […]

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Brooklyn Heights/Cobble Hill Window Box Contest

As part of its 75th anniversary celebration, the Brooklyn Heights Garden Club is sponsoring a window box contest open to all residents of Brooklyn Heights or Cobble Hill. Contestants may enter more than one kind of planting; flowers in window boxes, containers, and tree beds are all eligible. You must choose a category: either “I […]

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Hillary Announces; Anti-Hill Signs Go Up on Cadman Plaza; View From the U.K.

Today’s announcement by Hillary Clinton that, yes, she’s running for President, came as little surprise, following as it did the earlier news that she had leased two floors at One Pierrepont Plaza for use as a campaign headquarters. Today signs mocking Ms. Clinton (see photo) appeared, hanging from streetlight fixtures on Cadman Plaza West and […]

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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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