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Public Meeting on LICH Site Plans Thursday Evening

There will be a public meeting, to discuss the developer Fortis Property Group’s plans for the Long Island College Hospital site, this Thursday evening, August 6, from 6:30 to 8:30 at the Brooklyn Montessori School, 185 Court Street (corner of Bergen). This meeting will include a brief presentation of the options put forth by Fortis, […]

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Save The View Now Claims New Evidence Sufficient to Re-Open Litigation

The Brooklyn Eagle’s Mary Frost reports that Save The View Now, whose lawsuit to halt and scale back construction of the Pierhouse structure adjacent to Pier 1 in Brooklyn Bridge Park was dismissed in June on the grounds that it was barred by the statute of limitations and that the agreements seeking to limit the […]

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Fortis Closes On LICH Site; Brooklyn Heights MD Says Medical Facility “Totally Inadequate”

Curbed reports that the purchase of the Long Island College Hospital site by Fortis Property Group, which intends to develop the site as a mixed residential, commercial, and medical area, possibly including a school, has finally closed. The Curbed piece also quotes Brooklyn Heights physician Dr. Jon Berall as calling the medical facility planned for […]

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Will Montero’s Soon Be Just A Memory?

According to a story in today’s New York Times, Pepe Montero, skipper of the Montero Bar and Grill, which has been in business since 1939 and in its present location at the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Hicks Street since Robert Moses tore down the original one across Atlantic to make room for the BQE, […]

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Public Hearing for Pier 6 Towers Scheduled for This Thursday Evening

A public hearing for the proposed towers at Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park will be held this Thursday, July 30th from 6:00 – 9:00 pm at St. Francis College, Founders Hall, 180 Remsen Street.   As previously reported, the meeting is the direct result of a lawsuit settlement between People for Green Space Foundation and […]

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Charming Brooklyn Heights Featured in The New York Times

The New York Times featured Brooklyn Heights in their Real Estate section’s July 22nd installment of “Living In,” a blog that offers “the inside scoop on New York City neighborhoods and beyond.” The post outlines the neighborhood borders and diverse architecture, real estate pricing, schools, restaurants and shops and a brief history.   Reporter, Alison Gregor […]

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Geotechnical Drilling To Begin Around Library Site This Week

Brooklyn Public Library has announced that geotechnical drilling to test ground quality around the site of the existing Brooklyn Heights Branch will begin this Thursday, July 23 and continue for about three weeks. The drilling, using truck mounted drill rigs, will be done during the hours from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on weekdays. The […]

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Community Board 2 Approves Library and Pier 6 Housing Plans, Both With Conditions

In a sometimes tumultuous meeting (see photo) Wednesday evening, with frequent shouting, chanting, and heckling from the public attendees, especially during the consideration of the Land Use Planning Committee’s recommendation that the planned sale of the Brooklyn Heights Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library be approved, with conditions, the full Community Board did approve that […]

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Goodbye, Grand Canyon

My wife walked by Grand Canyon, 141 Montague Street, yesterday, and was dismayed to find it closed. She loved its burgers; our friend Edmund delighted in its turkey clubs. A sign taped to the door says, “Grand Canyon is CLOSING. We thank you for 32 years of support.” No word on why, other than a […]

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Full C.B. 2 Board To Consider Committee’s Recommendation To Approve Library Sale On Wednesday

As we previously reported, this Wednesday, July 15, the full Community Board 2 will consider the recommendation of its Land Use Committee that the proposed sale of the Brooklyn Heights Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library be approved, with conditions. The meeting will be held at St. Francis College, Founders Hall, 180 Remsen Street, starting […]

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