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Summer Has Come And Gone: Hotel Bossert Yet to Re-Open

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle’s “Eye on Real Estate” has been following the progress of The Hotel Bossert gut-renovation.  The project underway is to include 279 guest rooms and a rooftop restaurant.  Back in March they reported the “Waldorf-Astoria of Brooklyn” re-opening had been pushed back to this summer.  Yet, here we are one week away […]

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Long-Standing Eyesore Slapped With New Violations

At the corner of Clark Street and the bucolic Monroe Place resides the notorious neighborhood eyesore, 100 Clark Street.  The Brooklyn Eagle cheekily reports the dilapidated “half-demolished historic house” owned by Newcastle Realty Services has been slapped with new Buildings Department violations including a “partially open roof” and cracked facade.  The Eagle also reports the Scaffold […]

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BHA Urges Emails Opposing Pier 6 Housing

In an email, the Brooklyn Heights Association has asked Brooklyn Heights residents to send emails to Rose-Marie Mahase at Empire State Development Corporation, brooklynbridgepark@esd.ny.gov, urging disapproval of the proposed modifications to Brooklyn Bridge Park’s General Project Plan affecting two high rise residential buildings proposed to be built near Pier 6. Such emails must be sent […]

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August 31 Deadline for Comments on Pier 6 Towers

The Empire State Development Corporation is considering modifications to Brooklyn Bridge Park’s General Project Plan concerning the two high rise residential structures proposed to be built at the park entrance near the foot of Pier 6 and near the foot of Atlantic Avenue. The modifications would, among other things, slightly reduce the height of the […]

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Borough President’s Hearing on Library Plan Brings Out Players on Both Sides

Tuesday evening’s hearing, called by Borough President Eric Adams (at left in photo, next to his Land Use Supervisor, Richard Bearak) as part of the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) for the proposed sale of the site of the Brooklyn Heights Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) to developer Hudson Companies. Hudson proposes […]

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Drone Spotted Outside Eagle Offices

According to Gothamist, the office manager and other employees of EBrooklyn Media, publishers of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle and Brooklyn Heights Press, were surprised to see a drone (not the one in the photo, but similar) hovering near their 30th floor office windows at 16 Court Street, at the corner of Montague, on Thursday. The […]

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Reminder: B.P. Adams’ Public Hearing on Library Sale at Borough Hall Tuesday Evening

As we reported earlier, Borough President Eric Adams will host a public hearing about the proposed sale of the Brooklyn Heights Branch of Brooklyn Public Library to a developer who would build a high rise residential and commercial building on the site with a new library on the ground and one below grade level. The […]

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Fortis Hires Firms With de Blasio Connections for LICH Site Proposal; CHA Hires Lawyer With Same

Last week’s public meeting on Fortis Property Group’s proposals for development of the Long Island College Hospital site produced little but the conclusion that the developers and local residents are far from agreement on anything other than the need for affordable housing: see Mary Frost’s Eagle story. Politico NY reports that Fortis has now hired […]

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Stuff Around the Neighborhood

Now we know what’s replacing Pete’s Waterfront Ale House: goodbye, eclectic and interesting menu; hello Brado Thin Crust Pizza. With Table 87 and Luzzo’s already in place, this stretch of Atlantic was really crying for another pie joint. CVS has announced their soon to be presence at Clinton and Montague, former home of Rite Aid. […]

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Electeds Seek Answers On Squibb Bridge, Now Closed One Year

As of August 9th, the Squibb Park Bridge, a.k.a “the Bouncy Bridge” has been closed for one year.  What was billed by Brooklyn Bridge Park as a “unique and vital access point to the park” connecting Brooklyn Heights to Pier 1 has been, as reported by the New York Times in July, closed longer than […]

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