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Open Streets Montague Resumes, with “Back to School” Theme This Saturday

After an August long hiatus, Open Streets Montague, presented by the Montague BID, will be back this Saturday, September 9, and will continue each Saturday through September and October. This Saturday will feature a back to school party with lots of activities for kids and parents on the blocks between Clinton and Henry and between […]

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Take the Survey: DOT’s Brooklyn Heights Public Realm Community Planning

From the New York City Department of Transportation: NYC DOT is collecting community feedback and ideas to improve the public realm for pedestrians and cyclists in Brooklyn Heights, from Clark Street to State Street, and Furman Street to Court Street. This survey also asks questions about active Open Streets in Brooklyn Heights: Montague St. Open […]

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Cadman Park Turf Replacement Update: Looking Good!

Work started just two weeks ago to replace the 16 year old, worn-and-torn Astroturf at Cadman Park, and impressive progress can be seen already. The new turf is much more plush. Gone are the thousands of crumb rubber bits that your kids dragged home in the crevices of their shoe bottoms, their socks, their hair, […]

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Letter from 16 Organizations to Electeds Rejecting the City’s BQE Rehab Plans

Here is the open letter, printed in full, from 16 organizations rejecting the City’s plan for BQE rehab, including A Better Way (originated by community activists in Brooklyn Heights), Brooklyn Heights Association, the Montague BID, 160 Columbia Heights, and 360 Furman St. August 14, 2023 Dear Governor Hochul, Mayor Adams, Deputy Mayor Joshi, and DOT […]

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Brooklyn Heights Association and Other Local Civic and Business Groups Demand Action on Atlantic Avenue Safety

Spurred by last Monday morning’s fatal car crash at Atlantic Avenue and Court Street, which follows the killing of a pedestrian at Atlantic and Clinton Street in April, the Brooklyn Heights Association, along with the Willowtown Association, the Atlantic Avenue BID, the Cobble Hill Association, and the Boerum Hill Association, has issued a statement demanding […]

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Welcome Caroline Koster, New Contributor to Brooklyn Heights Blog! Also, Do Not Miss Her Recent Op-Ed in the NY Daily News

We are thrilled to announce that Caroline Koster will be a new contributor to the Blog! Caroline and her husband James have lived in Brooklyn Heights since 1996, raising their two sons here. She is a co-founder of the Brooklyn Heights Community Fridge and a board member of BloomAgainBklyn. A former President of Plymouth Church, Caroline co-chaired the church’s 175th […]

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Reports of Harrassment and Threats on Promenade

Mary Frost in the Eagle quotes a number of Heights residents concerning harrassment and threats, mostly occurring at the north end of the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, and often including ant-LGBTQ slurs, by unidentified men. The story includes two photos supplied by a Heights resident of an “allegedly threatening individual.” Ms. Frost states that an NYPD […]

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High Winds Cause Damage in Brooklyn Heights

Walking through Brooklyn Heights today, Martha Foley saw two instances of trees uprooted by high winds from last night’s storm, including one, in her photo, that damaged a window at Our Lady of Lebanon Cathedral.

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Cadman Park Synthetic Turf Area To Close For 2-3 Months

Brooklyn Community Board District 2 informs that the Cadman Park turf area will be closed for an estimated two to three months to replace the synthetic turf, starting next week. The Cadman Park Oval Reconstruction is also ongoing. Reconstruction of the Cadman Plaza public restroom building is in the procurement stage. See more details of […]

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Overweight Truck Monitoring Starts on BQE, Thanks to Local Electeds

As reported by Stephen Nessen in Gothamist, starting this week the City’s Department of Transportation will start monitoring, using scales and license plate readers that were installed “months ago,” the weight of trucks using the Queens bound lanes of the cantilevered section of the Brooklyn Queens Expressway that lies below Brooklyn Heights. Monitoring of the […]

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