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Virtual Events Coming at Brooklyn Historical Society

The Brooklyn Historical Society is presenting virtual events, all of which are free, but for which registration is required. Tomorrow (Tuesday, August 11) starting at 6:30 p.m. Fordham law professor and political activist Zephyr Teachout, along with Federal Trade Commissioner Rohit Chopra, will discuss the ideas set forth in Ms.Teachout’s book, Break ‘Em Up, in […]

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Cats In Covid Crisis

Since mid-March, I’ve been delivering cats. Not in the “giving birth” kind of delivery, but in the “ordering delivery” sense, when someone wants/needs something and someone else brings it to their door. As people began working from home, they wanted a furry companion beside them, or they had the time to devote to a new […]

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Cobble Hill Association President Amy Breedlove Stepping Down

As reported by the Brooklyn Paper, the Cobble Hill Association’s president Amy Breedlove will be stepping down after two terms’ service, as required under the term limit provision of the Association’s charter. Her replacement has not yet been elected. Ms. Breedlove is remembered by Brooklyn Heights residents for joining with us in opposition to the […]

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Haves and Have Nots: Elite Brooklyn Private Schools Rake in Millions in Federal Paycheck Aid-DOE Budgets Slashed

Gothamist reports elite Brooklyn Heights private schools are among institutions that received millions from the Federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Private schools are eligible for PPP because they are considered non-profit businesses. According to data released by the Small Business Association, St. Ann’s, Packer Collegiate, Brooklyn Friends, and Brooklyn Heights Montessori all received loans. This money is in […]

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DeBlasio Announces Hybrid Back-To-School Plans For September

Amid the reports of dangerous spikes of Covid-19 across the country, Mayor DeBlasio announced on July 8th NYC public schools will open in September on a “hybrid” schedule. The tentative plan entails three versions of staggered in-school instruction. Protocols include mandatory masks for children, teachers, and staff and nightly deep cleanings of school facilities. In a letter […]

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Clark Street Elevator Repairs on Hold; MTA to do Borough Hall First

We’ve seen some questions on Open Thread Wednesdays, and heard them in on line conversations with friends: when will the MTA proceed with replacement of the Clark Street elevators? Just this February the MTA announced that the Clark Street subway station would close for eight months while all three aged, breakdown prone elevators are replaced, […]

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Part of Columbia Heights to be Closed on July 14, but What Part?

Let’s see … Pierremont Street. Is that in Fort Greene? Vinegar Hill? Bushwick? Canarsie? You’ve been forewarned.

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BQE Below Brooklyn Heights Being Resurfaced

Our friends at the Brooklyn Heights Association have advised us that the City Department of Transportation, in an effort to reduce the problem of vibrations from the cantilevered portion of the Brooklyn Queens Expressway, has ordered the resurfacing of the BQE from Brooklyn Bridge to Remsen Street. The BHA’s announcement said that the reduction in […]

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R.I.P. Martin Schneider, Brooklyn Heights Preservation Pioneer

We are greatly saddened to learn, thanks to the Brooklyn Heights Association, of the passing of Martin Schneider. Marty, a TV producer and Heights resident, was, along with Otis and Nancy Pearsall and others, a strong participant in the battles to save Brooklyn Heights, first from plans to put the BQE through the Heights, then […]

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Alternate Side Parking Rules Suspended July 5th through 12th

The New York City Department of Transportation has announced that alternate side parking rules will be suspended tomorrow — Sunday, July 5 — through next Sunday, July 12. Parking meter enforcement remains in effect.

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