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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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Byford: Complete Clark Street Station Closure For 8 Months Preferred, But There Are Options

Update: There’s a link to the TA’s survey here (click on “Read full story” to get the live link). These are the takeaways from this evening’s meeting with Transit Authority President Andy Byford (in photo at right, conversing with City Council Member Stephen Levin) at St. Francis College: 1. The TA’a preferred plan would be […]

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Reminder: Meet With TA President Monday Evening About Clark Street Elevator Repairs

As we reported earlier, Transit Authority President Andy Byford will be at St. Francis College from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. this coming Monday evening, September 16 to discuss plans for repair of the frequently malfunctioning elevators at the Clark Street station. There are reports that the TA may plan to close the station for as […]

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Honoring Our Heroes of Middagh Street Ladder 118/Engine 205 – Never Forgotten

The following is courtesy of Bonnie Burke who shared the vignettes she wrote shortly after 9/11 about the firefighters from Ladder 118/Engine 205 who sacrificed their lives on that day. May our heroes never be forgotten. Captain Martin Egan  Captain Marty Egan, a 15-year veteran of the department, was only 36 years-old when he died […]

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BQE Vibrations Affect North Heights Residents

Scott Enman in the Eagle reports that residents of the North Heights, particularly at the north end of Willow Street, near where the Brooklyn Queens Expressway curves, are frequently disturbed by strong vibrations that disturb their sleep. These often happen in the early morning and late evening when traffic on the BQE isn’t backed up, […]

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9/11 Remembrances In Brooklyn Heights

Update:The memorial for the firefighters of Engine Co. 205 and Hook and Ladder Co. 118 will take place at the firehouse, 74 Middagh Street, at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, September 11. There will be an all day event at the Brooklyn Historical Society, which will present, from 8:30 A.M. until 7:00 P.M., in real time […]

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200 Evacuated From The A Train At High Street

Update: I hadn’t seen Mary Frost’s Eagle story when I posted this, but she kindly sent me a link. I think the Eagle’s estimate of 200 passengers is more likely correct than the Daily News’ estimate of 600, which seems a lot for an early Sunday morning train. I’ve changed the headline accordingly. Trevor Boyer […]

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Montague BID “Sunday Social” Happening On Sept 15th

Now in it’s third year, the Sunday Social is a FREE family-friendly day of entertainment, music and activities. The Kids Zone, curated by Brooklyn Bridge Parents, will host more than 25 free hands on activities including STEM, crafts, sports, Bey Blade tournaments, bouncy house, soccer, face painting, music and two free puppet shows.  Restaurants and […]

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Brooklyn Women’s Exchange Re-Opens Tomorrow

The Brooklyn Women’s Exchange, 55 Pierrepont Street (between Hicks and Henry), which unlike previous years remained open much of this summer, is re-opening tomorrow, Saturday, September 7, after a break for inventory. The exchange will now revert to its usual hours: Tuesday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays 11:00 […]

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