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Fox 5 NY Praises Brooklyn Heights Residents For Beautifying Tree Pits

Fox 5 has a story about Brooklyn Heights homeowners taking care of. and beautifying, the tree pits in front of their properties. The story focuses on those on Garden Place, who have certainly done a commendable job. Still, many on other streets deserve recognition. Consider those on Montague Street (photo), many maintained by Estela Johanessen […]

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Architects Ponder BQE Options

On Monday evening the New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects (“AIANY”) presented a panel discussion, “The BQE in Context: Communities, Infrastructure and Public Space.” AIANY has formed a Task Force to study the plans for reconstruction of the Brooklyn Queens Expressway below Brooklyn Heights. At the beginning of the program Robert Eisenstadt, […]

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Housing Works Thrift Shops Coming Back to Montague St.!

Who says there’s no good news anymore? The tip came from a friend and neighbor via text tonight. Housing Works is coming back to Montague St.! You may recall, to the dismay of the entire neighborhood, Housing Works closed shop at the location on Montague off Henry St. in March 2017, and was replaced by Halstead Real Estate. […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This weekend, from Friday evening, October 4 at about 11:00 p.m. to Monday morning, October 7 at about 5:00 a.m. there will be a do-si-do involving N and R trains. R trains will be re-routed away from the Court Street and Jay Street-MetroTech stations in both directions, but N trains will serve these stations through […]

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UPDATE Lost Dog: Help Find Alba

10/3 UPDATE: A BRIDGE TOO FAR Alba was found around 10:00 am this morning (Thursday) IN MANHATTAN by a good samaritan walking her two pit bulls in East River Park near the Manhattan Bridge (yes, Alba crossed the bridge!) Luckily the adventurous pooch was still wearing her collar and the dog-loving saviour contacted her owners immediately. Alba’s […]

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FDNY Open Houses Next Weekend

FDNY firehouses throughout the city are hosting open house events this coming weekend. Engine Company 205/Ladder Company 118, at 74 Middagh Street, will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 5. That same day, Engine Company 224, at 270 Hicks Street (photo), will be open from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Smoke […]

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Atlantic Antic This Coming Sunday, September 29

The 45th annual Atlantic Antic will take place on Atlantic Avenue between Hicks Street and Fourth Avenue this coming Sunday, September 29, from noon until 6:00 p.m., rain or shine. Local merchants will be represented, with special deals for the occasion, along with food, music, dancers, visual artists, clothing vendors, and fun sites for kids. […]

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Helicopter Noise In Brooklyn Heights Bad Lately?

Neighborhood activist Toba Potosky has noticed a marked increase in helicopter noise in Brooklyn Heights and adjoining neighborhoods. Your correspondent has noticed this in the Heights. Have you? Here’s Toba: Is there a new JFK flight pattern that I’m not aware of? Are we under surveillance, or attack, or whatever… I honestly don’t care, I […]

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Brooklyn Heights Ass’n “Designer Show House” Opens Next Weekend

This year’s Brooklyn Heights Association Designer Show House will be 13 Pineapple Street (photo by your correspondent, taken in the afternoon when shadows are bad, and while some pre-show gussie-ing up was going on). The BHA sez: This is a rare opportunity to visit a historic home on a quiet, tree-lined street in Brooklyn Heights […]

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City Council Hires Firm To Study BQE Options

Mary Frost reports in the Eagle that the City Coucil has decided it needs a new perspective regarding the rehabilitation of the Brooklyn Queens Expressway. The council has selected multinational engineering firm Arup to provide “independent, outside expertise” on the city Department of Transportation’s plans, according to [Council Speaker Corey] Johnson’s office. According to the […]

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