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Public Hearing for Pier 6 Towers Scheduled for This Thursday Evening

A public hearing for the proposed towers at Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park will be held this Thursday, July 30th from 6:00 – 9:00 pm at St. Francis College, Founders Hall, 180 Remsen Street.   As previously reported, the meeting is the direct result of a lawsuit settlement between People for Green Space Foundation and […]

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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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Events at Brooklyn Historical Society This Coming Week

This coming Tuesday, July 28, starting at 6:30 p.m., the Brooklyn Historical Society will present “An Evening With Bryan Stevenson” (photo), author of Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, and described by Bishop Desmond Tutu as “America’s Nelson Mandela.” Admission is $15; $10 for BHS and Green-Wood […]

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Charming Brooklyn Heights Featured in The New York Times

The New York Times featured Brooklyn Heights in their Real Estate section’s July 22nd installment of “Living In,” a blog that offers “the inside scoop on New York City neighborhoods and beyond.” The post outlines the neighborhood borders and diverse architecture, real estate pricing, schools, restaurants and shops and a brief history.   Reporter, Alison Gregor […]

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Family of 3-Month-Old Karl Towndrow Receive Outpouring of Support As Investigation Continues

The parents of three-month-old Karl Towndrow, who passed away at a SOHO day care last week, has received an outpouring of financial support. The GoFundMe memorial page, “Remembering Karl Towndrow” has raised over sixty thousand dollars in seven days. The campaign’s founder, Jen Carlson, posted this message of gratitude: “Thank you all so much for […]

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Geotechnical Drilling To Begin Around Library Site This Week

Brooklyn Public Library has announced that geotechnical drilling to test ground quality around the site of the existing Brooklyn Heights Branch will begin this Thursday, July 23 and continue for about three weeks. The drilling, using truck mounted drill rigs, will be done during the hours from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on weekdays. The […]

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BHA Needs Volunteers for Street Tree Census Tomorrow

We have this from the Brooklyn Heights Association: We just got word that the NYC Parks Dept. will be holding our first BHA Group Training Event tomorrow [Sunday, July 19] from 2 to 5pm for the NYC street tree census, known as TreesCount! 2015. All who are interested and available are welcome and very much […]

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Milling and Paving on Heights Streets This Coming Week

We have word from Community Board 2 and the Brooklyn Heights Association that the following Brooklyn Heights streets are scheduled for milling work this coming week: Thursday, July 23: Joralemon from Hicks to Clinton; Friday, July 24: Joralemon from Hicks to Clinton (cont’d); Columbia Heights from Pierrepont to Cranberry. The milling is to be done […]

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Overcrowding Update: P.S. 8 Wait-list Movement, CEC 13 Ramping Up for Re-Zoning

The summer seems to have brought relief to some anxious parents of children wait-listed at P.S. 8.  Though parent advocacy group WeArePS8Too’s request to restore the sixth Kindergarten section at P.S. 8 was denied by the DOE in mid-June, the wait-list now seems to be moving.  The parent network has informed this reporter a family […]

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Community Board 2 Approves Library and Pier 6 Housing Plans, Both With Conditions

In a sometimes tumultuous meeting (see photo) Wednesday evening, with frequent shouting, chanting, and heckling from the public attendees, especially during the consideration of the Land Use Planning Committee’s recommendation that the planned sale of the Brooklyn Heights Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library be approved, with conditions, the full Community Board did approve that […]

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