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Borough President Eric Adams Joins Pierhouse Fray; Park Corporation Replies

Reader and Brooklyn Heights preservation activist Martin L. Schneider has sent us a copy of a letter from Borough President Eric Adams to Brooklyn Bridge Park President Regina Myer in which Adams begins by noting that his office has received several inquiries expressing concern about the development of the Pierhouse in Brooklyn Bridge Park and […]

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Brooklyn Heights Residents Give Library Suggestions

Books, books, books, and lots of shelves for them, was the main theme of the suggestions made at yesterday evening’s design workshop, at which local residents interacted with architects and library staff concerning what a new Brooklyn Heights branch library should offer. Adequate, well trained and friendly staff (some participants–not library staffers–also stressed “well paid”) […]

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Jonathan Rose Closes On 183 Montague Street, More Condos To Come?

Developer Jonathan Rose Companies closed on 181-183 Montague Street today, The Real Deal reports. The bank building, currently home to a Citibank branch, comes with development rights of 93,500 square feet according to the report. TRD: No permits have been filed with the Department of Buildings for any alterations or a new building at the […]

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Brooklyn Heights Library Design Workshop Monday Evening–All Invited

As was noted at the Community Advisory Committee meeting on Monday, March 9, much work remains to be done on the design of the proposed new Brooklyn Heights Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library. (The image is of a preliminary rendering of the new library’s exterior, and will not necessarily be the final design.) This […]

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Plans for “Brooklyn Strand” (Not a Bookstore) Revealed

Thanks to reader “DoBro84″ we have a link to the presentation (PDF) given at Monday evening’s meeting about plans for the “Brooklyn Strand,” a series of parks, green spaces, pedestrian and bike paths, and other amenities intended to tie together Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Metro Tech, the Navy Yard, Farragut Houses, and Fort Greene, […]

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Plans For “Brooklyn Strand” to be Revealed Monday Evening

We have the following from Community Board 2: Join the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership and CB2 parks committee as they host Claire Weisz of WXY Studio, who will present the final plan for Brooklyn Strand. Based on a series of stakeholders meetings and an earlier public meeting co-sponsored by Community Board 2, the plan reimagines the […]

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Brooklyn Heights Library Meeting Reveals Schedule; Much Still to be Resolved

Last evening’s meeting of the Community Advisory Committee for the Brooklyn Heights Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library had few surprises. The final design of the proposed structure is far from complete, although it has been decided that it will be “taller and skinnier” than earlier renderings showed. The footprint of the library space within […]

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Brooklyn Heights Library Plans to be Discussed Monday Evening

The Community Advisory Council for the Brooklyn Heights Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library will meet on Monday evening, March 9, at 6:30, in the Library’s auditorium, 280 Cadman Plaza West. All are invited to attend. From the Brooklyn Heights Association: We’re expecting to hear project status updates regarding the proposed development, as well as […]

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Juice Press Opens Saturday (3/7) In Brooklyn Heights

Excited to check out the new Juice Press coming to the neighborhood? You won’t have to wait much longer. The newest outpost in New York City’s burgeoning, cold-pressed, fruity beverage empire — located at 124 Montague St. behind Kiehl’s — will celebrate its grand-opening tomorrow (3/7) with a limited private event, according to an invitation […]

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Two Brooklyn Heights Buildings Set to Meet the Wrecking Ball

Brownstoner confirms today what commenter DoBro84 posted on last week’s OTW:

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