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Bill Sponsored by NYC Councilmembers Menchaca, Chin & Rosenthal Takes Aim at Tourist Helicopters

Stroll the Brooklyn Heights Promenade and you can hear it day and night: the constant thwapping of tourist helicopters.  Flights take off from the Downtown Manhattan Heliport (DMH) located just south of the Seaport and is operated by Saker Aviation Services.  According to the Stop the Chop NY NJ,  “these tours are allowed to operate […]

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A Tour of the Historic Brooklyn Waterfront

A photologue of a tour of historic sites along the Brooklyn waterfront, from Newtown Creek to Bay Ridge, provided by the Working Harbor Committee. For the complete photologue and text, see here.

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Winter Walk Photos

These photos were taken on walks yeterday (Friday) afternoon and this (Saturday) morning. The first was taken from Cadman Plaza East, looking west across Cadman Plaza Park, with lower Manhattan in the background. More photos and text follow the jump. Snowboarding on the slope between Washington Street and the Brooklyn Bridge on-ramp. The Manhattan Bridge […]

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Avast! It’s Red Hook’s Pirate Ball

The historic Waterfront Barge Museum, docked at Red Hook and the site of many a tour and theatrical event, is returning to its maritime roots with a Pirate Ball on September 19th from 6:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m. The gala will celebrate the barge’s upcoming 100th birthday and include cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and music from Brooklyn’s own […]

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Walk Photos: Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO, Fulton Ferry Historic District, and Brooklyn Bridge Park

Saturday’s walk took me to the library to return some books, then to DUMBO, to Brooklyn Bridge Park, then back into the Heights. These purple flowers were at the southern entrance to Cadman Plaza Park. There was soccer action on the field south of the Brooklyn War Memorial (Eggers and Higgins, sculpture by Charles Keck, […]

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Fairway Market Contributes $30k to Non-Profit ‘ReStore Red Hook’

Red Hook’s beloved Fairway Market has donated $30,000 to ReStore Red Hook, a non-profit group dedicated to the recovery of small businesses forced to close after Sandy ravaged the neighborhood in October. Read more on the Cobble Hill Blog.

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This coming weekend is a big one for events at Brooklyn Bridge Park. On Sunday, the Park will celebrate the 130th anniversary of the completion of the Brooklyn Bridge with a marathon reading of Hart Crane’s epic poem The Bridge at the Granite Prospect on Pier 1 starting at 3:00 p.m. More details here. The […]

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Brooklyn Greenway Aims To Connect 14-Mile Pedestrian & Bike Path Along Waterfront

The Department of Transportation is moving forward with a plan to construct a greenway along the Brooklyn waterfront that would link the borough all the way from Bay Ridge to Greenpoint—including Brooklyn Heights along Brooklyn Bridge Park. The Wall Street Journal reports that construction is scheduled to begin this summer in Red Hook. The completed […]

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LICH Rally & March: Sunday, April 7, 1 p.m. In Red Hook

Supporters of Cobble Hill’s Long Island College Hospital (LICH) will march from Red Hook today, Sunday, April 7 at 1 p.m. to bring attention to the potential closure of the 150-year-old hospital. More info at Facebook. It is sponsored by Keep Brooklyn Hospitals Open for Care. A rally preceding the march will take place in […]

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Your Correspondent Grazes at Dine in Brooklyn Presser

Who could resist an invitation from Borough President Marty Markowitz to sample offerings from many of Brooklyn’s best eateries at Borough Hall as a promotion of the Dine in Brooklyn event taking place from March 11 through 21? Not me. As the opening speeches ended, I found myself near the Chip Shop’s space (photo above). […]

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