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Exploding Manholes on Montague!

Montague Street has been getting its share of attention lately, from the new Montague Diner to a forthcoming large new building. As reported by Mary Frost in The Eagle (click on the link for her story and photos by Marc A. Hermann) on Saturday afternoon there were two explosions on Montague between Henry and Hicks […]

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Brooklyn Heights Association Meeting Focuses on Accomplishments, BQE, and Public Realm

Despite the protestors who prevented Senator Kirsten Gillibrand from speaking (see previous post) at the Brooklyn Heights Association’s Annual Meeting, much else was accomplished. As reported by Mary Frost in the Eagle, BHA president Koren Volk (photo), whose term ends soon, although she will remain on BHA’s board of directors, gave an account of BHA […]

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84th Precinct “Build the Block” Meeting Friday; Community Council Meeting Tuesday

The New York Police Department’s 84th Precinct, which covers Brooklyn Heights, will hold a quarterly “Build the Block” Meeting this Friday, February 16 at 2:30 PM at the Brooklyn Heights Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, 286 Cadman Plaza West. PO Justin Mateo, the 84th’s Community Coordination Officer, will be there to discuss issues concerning […]

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Improvements to Pedestrian Safety

The Brooklyn Heights Association advises us that a new stop sign and crosswalk have been installed to aid pedestrians crossing Henry Street at Orange Street, and “DOT tells the BHA that this crossing will be updated to a traffic signal hopefully later this spring.” The BHA also notes that the City Department of Transportation is […]

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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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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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Wanted: Suspect in Sexually Motivated Burglary in Brooklyn Heights

We sadly interrupt this Mother’s Day to warn everyone to lock your doors at all times. In the overnight hours of Thursday into Friday, at about 1:55 a.m., a neighbor and her teenage son were asleep in their apartment on Poplar St. between Hicks and Henry Sts., when the mother was awakened to a stranger […]

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“Pedestrian Safety Walk” on Atlantic Avenue Saturday

We’ve learned through Brooklyn Bridge Parents that this Saturday, April 29, there will be a “Walk for Pedestrian Safety” starting at noon at Atlantic and Furman Street and progressing to the intercession of Atlantic and Flatbush. This is inspired by the Brooklyn Heights Blog post about the woman who was killed by a drunken driver […]

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Pedestrian Struck, Killed on Atlantic Avenue Sunday Night

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle and multiple news outlets have reported a pedestrian was struck and killed at about 10:00 pm Sunday evening on Atlantic Avenue near Clinton Street in Brooklyn Heights. Katherine Harris, a 31-year-old originally from Hyde Park, NY had the right of way when a Volvo traveling west at a high rate of speed ran the red […]

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