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Save the Dates: Senator Squadron & Comptroller Stringer to Each Hold Brooklyn Town Hall Meetings in Early December

State Senator Daniel Squadron and New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer will each hold Town Hall meetings in Brooklyn on the 2nd and 3rd of December, respectively. STATE SENATOR, DANIEL SQUADRON: Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 6:30 pm Brooklyn Law School-Student Lounge (1st Floor) 250 Joralemon Street (bet Boerum Place & Court Street) RSVP online […]

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“Architects May Come, and Architects May Go….”

…but H.I. Feldman has left his name, in stone, in Brooklyn Heights for however long 70 Remsen Street stands, and it’s a very solid looking building. It was completed in 1929 and initially functioned as a “men’s hotel”, but is now luxury apartments. His name isn’t all Feldman left on the building, though. If you […]

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Re-Zoning Update: DOE’s PEP Approves Middle School Move to Dock Street

On Thursday night, The Panel for Education Policy unanimously approved the DOE’s proposal to re-locate M.S. 313, a.k.a. Satellite West to the newly constructed school at Dock Street.  Satellite West is currently housed on the third floor of P.S. 307 and has less than 80 students.  The school also resides on the “persistently dangerous” list, […]

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LICH UPDATE: Lander & Electeds Oppose Mayor-Backed Re-Zoning Plan for Former Hospital Site

As reported by DNAinfo, The Cobble Hill Association’s Fall General Meeting took place on Wednesday evening where Fortis’ two proposed development plans for LICH were the hot topic.  After polling his constituents earlier this month, City Councilmember, Brad Lander (who represents Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Columbia Waterfront, Gowanus among other neighborhoods) publicly opposed the De […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

BHB colleague and mom SongBirdNYC lets me know there are lots of events for kids and their parents this weekend. Children’s recording artist Suzi Shelton (photo) will be at the Jalopy Theater in Red Hook on Sunday, November 22 at 11:00 a.m. More information here. The New York Transit Museum has several programs for kids, […]

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Capt. Centa Gives Area Crime Stats at Community Council Meeting; Two Cops Honored

At last night’s 84th Precinct Community Council meeting, Precinct Commander Capt. Sergio Centa gave an overview of crime statistics and trends year-to-date in the area. Note that these stats are for the entire 84th Precinct area, not just Brooklyn Heights. There have been no murders in 2015. Rapes, however, are up by fifty percent over […]

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Brooklyn Historical Society Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Brooklyn Heights Historic District

This coming Monday evening, November 23, the Brooklyn Historical Society, in conjunction with the Brooklyn Heights Association and the New York Preservation Archive Project will present a festive evening to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Brooklyn Heights’ designation as New York City’s first historic district. The program will feature noted architectural historian and Brooklyn resident […]

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84th Precinct Community Council Meeting Tuesday Evening

As this poster, taped to a lamppost at Hicks and Montague proclaims, there will be a meeting of the 84th Precinct Community Council tomorrow (Tuesday, November 17) evening, starting at 7:00, at Congregation Mt. Sinai, 250 Cadman Plaza West (just south of Clark Street). Precinct Co-Captain Sergio Centa will present the 84th Precinct 2015 Year […]

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Danish Seamen’s Church Christmas Fair This Coming Weekend

The Danish Seamen’s Church, 102 Willow Street (just south of Clark; you can spot it by the ship’s bell in front–see photo), is holding its annual Christmas Fair this weekend, Saturday, November 21 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 22 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. On Saturday, the Fair will take […]

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Coming Up At Brooklyn Historical Society This Week

On Monday evening, November 16, starting at 6:30, the Brooklyn Historical Society will present “Malcolm X in Brooklyn,” a discussion led by BHS’s oral historian Zaheer Ali, about Malcolm’s activities in the Borough and his continuing legacy here. The event is free, but you must register here. BHS now advises that response has been so […]

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