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Botched Ballots to Be Resent to Over 100,00 Brooklyn Voters

If you received your absentee ballot and it’s got the wrong name on the return envelope, raise your hand. Both Gothamist and The New York Times reported a “printing error” as the cause of the literal mix-ups. As many as 100,000 absentee ballots were sent with return envelopes mismatched to the intended voter. The vendor responsible, Phoenix […]

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Stacey Abrams to Speak in Brooklyn Historical Society Virtual Tribute to “Women + Power”

Stacey Abrams, who served as minority leader in the Georgia House of Representatives from 2011 to 2017, and narrowly lost the gubernatorial election in 2018, will appear on Wednesday, September 16 at 7:30 p.m. in an on line discussion with Raquel Willis, director of communication for the Ms. Foundation for Women, which co-sponsors this event. […]

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NYS Attorney General Letitia James at St. Ann’s Sunday Evening, March 29

New York State Attorney General Letitia James, the first woman to be elected Attorney General and the first woman of color to hold statewide office, will be at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church and Pro-Cathedral, 157 Montague Street (between Clinton and Henry) on Sunday, March 29 starting at 5:30 p.m. She will speak […]

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Don’t Forget… Early Voting Starts Today!

Starting today (10/26/2019), and lasting until next Sunday (11/3/2019), you can vote early in this year’s election! For many of us, the daily polling location will be at PS8, but you should visit voting.nyc to verify your polling location, as well as view a copy of the ballot. This year, there’s a few NYC Charter […]

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Elected Officials Press DOT on BQE Plans

The Eagle’s Mary Frost reports that local elected officials; federal. state, and local, have joined to sign a letter to New York City Department of Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg, asking for clarification concerning the plans for repair or reconstruction of the cantilevered portion of the Brooklyn Queens Expressway below Brooklyn Heights and the Promenade. The […]

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Simon Says: Talk to Neighbors; Examine Data; Review EIS for BQE Renovation

As expected, Thursday’s “Java with Jo Anne” event, with State Assembly Member Jo Anne Simon at One Girl Cookies in DUMBO, drew a number of Brooklyn Heights residents eager to question Ms. Simon’s stance concerning the City Department of Transportation’s plan to construct a temporary six lane highway in the present location of the Brooklyn […]

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Public Advocate Candidates at First Unitarian This Evening

Apologies for the late notice. The Brooklyn Heights Association is sponsoring a forum for candidates for the office of New York City’s Public Advocate this evening, Tuesday, December 18, at the First Unitarian Church, Pierrepont Street and Monroe Place. According to the BHA, “[d]oors will open at 6:30pm and the discussion will begin at 7pm. […]

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Why Does New York Make It So Hard to Vote? Find Out Tonight!

Ever wonder why New York makes it so hard to vote?* Do you think automatic voter registration just makes common sense? Do you dream of the day you can vote by mail in your sweatpants? Voting Rights/Reform groups Let NY Vote and Common Cause are hosting a free “People’s Hearing” on election reform tonight at […]

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BHA to Meet With DOT Commissioner on BQE – Promenade Issue

The Brooklyn Heights Association has announced that they have scheduled a meeting with City Department of Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg and DOT engineers on Monday, November 19 at which BHA “will press DOT to abandon the 6-lane highway on the Promenade in favor of a better approach to rebuilding the BQE.” The BHA has retained […]

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Gun In Schools Vs. Neighborhood Noise

In today’s example of Politics At Its Worst, noise in our neighborhood from the BQE project is being made a pawn in the school safety bet, with state Senate Republicans tying streamlining the BQE project to a provision that would require guns in schools in New York City. As reported by Brooklyn Paper in an article with […]

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