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Court Gives Go-Ahead to Pier Six Towers

Curbed reports that New York Supreme Court Justice Carmen Victoria St. George Friday issued a ruling dismissing a lawsuit filed by the Brooklyn Heights Association in July of 2016 against the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation and two developers, seeeking to prevent the construction of two high rise residential towers on the uplands of Brooklyn Bridge […]

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Update on Design/Build for BQE: Meeting Tomorrow Evening

As an update to our post below, reader Chris Bastian has alerted us to a meeting of the Brooklyn Heights Association’s Transportation Committee on Thursday evening, February 15, starting at 7:00, at 38 Sidney Place. The purpose of the meeting is to prepare comments for the BQE Repair Scoping Meeting on Feb 27, and to […]

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What’s Holding Up Approval Of Design/Build For The BQE?

Last June we noted here that a procedure called “design/build”, in which the same contractors bid on both the design and construction aspects of a project, could greatly shorten the time necessary to do the vital reconstruction and repair work on the cantilevered portion of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, beneath Brooklyn Heights and the Promenade. In […]

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BHS Presents “Free Love” This Friday Evening, February 9

This Friday evening, February 9, from 5:00 to 9:00, the Brooklyn Historical Society will present “Free Love”, a Free Friday event that gives you an opportunity to warm up for Valentine’s Day. The evening will get going with keyboardist Natti Vogel doing “anthems to singledom and trysts without strings attached.” Afterward, there will be talks […]

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City to Designate Ten Parking Spots in the Heights to Rideshare Vehicles

Oh boy, this is bound to incite a rousing debate. WPIX reports that the City has chosen 14 neighborhoods for its two-year pilot program to designate certain parking spots to rideshare companies such as Zipcar. Park Slope and Cobble Hill/Carroll Gardens will have to relinquish 30 spots each. Boerum Hill will have to do without 20, and […]

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Grace Church WinterFair Saturday, February 3

This Saturday, February 3, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Grace Church, 254 Hicks Street (between Grace Court and Joralemon) will hold its annual WinterFair. On sale will be men’s, women’s, and kids’ clothing, books, CDs and DVDs, housewares, furniture, plants, toys, and other goods. There will be a luncheon and a kids’ cafe.

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Pier Six Towers Update: Developers Busy Building and Advertising Despite No Court Decision

The Brooklyn Paper reports that the developers of the two controversial high rise residential towers on the uplands of Pier Six, near the Atlantic Avenue entrance to Brooklyn Bridge Park and on park land, have already done extensive construction work on one of the two towers (see photo in story linked above) and are, as […]

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Theater 2020 Presents 16 Performances of Sondheim’s Assassins at St. Francis

Theater 2020, Brooklyn Heights’ only professional stage company, will present sixteen performances of Assassins, a musical comedy with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by John Weidman, based on an idea by Charles Gilbert, Jr. and originally presented off-Broadway by Playwrights Horizons. The show will run Thursday through Sunday, from Thursday, February 22 […]

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Court Street Office Supplies to Close in February

Brooklyn Paper reports that Court Street Office Supply, a “staple” of the neighborhood since 1982, will close on February 20th. Owner, Jacob Gutman explained, “Our challenge has been the shift in how people purchase things these days,” he said. “Our decision to close the store has nothing to do with rent.” Instead, the almost forty […]

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Brooklyn Historical Society Opens “Waterfront” Exhibition, Presents Three Programs This Week

The Brooklyn Historical Society has opened a new exhibition, “Waterfront”, at its second location in the Empire Stores, Brooklyn Bridge Park (55 Water Street in DUMBO). The exhibition contains many fascinating photos, prints, preserved objects, videos and other materials concerning the Brooklyn waterfront over the years. Your correspondent took this photo of some youngsters enjoying […]

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