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70 Henry St. (Former Home to Brooklyn Heights Cinemas) Construction Update

Construction at 70 Henry St., former home to our beloved Brooklyn Heights Cinemas, is coming along nicely. Here’s a peek into the guts of the plot of land that is soon to be the site of a five-story, mixed-use development. This morning, the congenial site supervisor named Mike from Jonico Construction, was keeping watch over the […]

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Two Injured, One Seriously, By Falling Bricks at Former LICH

Update: The two injured were workers on the demolition site. They were taken to New York Methodist Hospital in Park Slope. Read more in Mary Frost’s Eagle story. Sadly, News 12 Brooklyn reports that today at about 1:00 p.m. two people were injured, one seriously, by falling bricks at 339 Hicks Street, the former Long […]

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“Queen of Brooklyn Heights Houses” For Sale

The AIA Guide to New York City (5th Ed. 2010) calls 29 Middagh Street (corner of Willow) [t]he queen of Brooklyn Heights houses: a wood-painted, gambrel-roofed Federal house with a garden cottage connected by a garden wall. According to Curbed, it can be yours for a cool $7 million. Photo: C. Scales for BHB.

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Brooklyn Bridge Park Prez, Regina Myer Tapped as Head of Brooklyn Bridge Partnership

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports via re-printed press release Regina Meyer, current President of Brooklyn Bridge Park has been named the new President of the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership. Meyer will take the helm in November. She replaces Tucker Reed who stepped down from DPP in August after an almost five year run. “This was an […]

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New Dock Street School Opens

Your correspondent got notice Monday that at 1:00 p.m. yesterday there would be a ribbon cutting by Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña for the new Dock Street School, a public middle school (grades 6 through 8), drawing “a diverse student body from Bedford-Stuyvesant, Fort Greene, Downtown Brooklyn, DUMBO, Brooklyn Heights, Prospect Heights, Clinton Hill, Vinegar Hill […]

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Honeygrow Coming to Joralemon between Clinton and Court

The “healthy food chain” (Alexandra Leon in DNA Info) called Honeygrow will be opening its first New York City restaurant at 194 Joralemon Street, between the Starbucks at the corner of Joralemon and Court, and Equinox. It seems like a good neighbor for a health club. According to the company’s website, it is expected to […]

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Two Montague Buildings Nominated for Landmarking

Two buildings on Montague Street between Clinton and Court, 181-183 Montague and 185 Montague (left and right in the photo), have, the Eagle reports, been nominated for landmark status. Last November we reported that, during a discussion between preservationist Anthony Wood and architectural historian Francis Morrone at the Brooklyn Historical Society, it was mentioned that […]

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The Long, Sad Story of the Selling of LICH

Thanks to Mary Frost, of the Brooklyn Eagle, we now have a detailed chronology, with links to Eagle stories giving further information about each incident, of the steps leading to and following the sale of Long Island College Hospital. Despite the money SUNY received from the sale of LICH, SUNY Downstate continued to have financial […]

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100 Clark St. Reconstruction Plan Approved by Landmarks – Finally!

The long, unfortunate history of the eyesore of a brownstone at 100 Clark St. (aka 1 Monroe Pl.) dates back to May 2008, when BHB reported that the building had been condemned after years of neglect and disrepair. At the time, the three remaining, rent-stabilized tenants living in the 18-unit building were forced out and the building […]

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Watchtower Headquarters Complex Sold; Office Development Planned

The Eagle reports that a joint venture, including Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner’s company and two others, has closed on the purchase of the Jehovah’s Witnesses’ headquarters complex, for a reported sum of $340 million. The buyers intend to “turn it into an office campus.”

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