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C.B. 2 Land Use Committee to Reconsider Library Issue Tomorrow Evening

Tomorrow (Monday, July 6) at 6:30 p.m. in the Founders’ Hall of St. Francis College, 180 Remsen Street, there will be a meeting of the Community Board 2 Land Use Committee to reconsider the proposed sale by Brooklyn Public Library of the Brooklyn Heights branch to a developer who seeks to raze the existing structure […]

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More Info on Proposed Changes to Pier Six Towers

According to the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation’s press release, the following changes are proposed for the residential towers at Pier Six: Each of the site’s two buildings would be reduced by three floors from the heights permitted under the Park’s 2005 General Project Plan (GPP) while including a substantial affordable component. In response to community […]

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BHA Responds to Park’s Developer Announcement

The Brooklyn Heights Association has responded to the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation’s announcement that it has selected a developer for the proposed high rise residential buildings on the Pier Six uplands. The BHA is “troubled” by the announcement, noting that: Moving forward on the award of this contract with so many open questions and in […]

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Park Officials Recommend Developer For Pier Six Towers

Despite the possibility that a new environmental review may be required before development may proceed, the Daily News reports that Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation staff have recommended the selection of RAL Development Services for the two proposed high rise residential towers near the Atlantic Avenue entrance to the Park. RAL was responsible for the development […]

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Some Empire State Development Board Members Consider Need for New EIS for Pier 6 Towers

At Thursday’s meeting of the Empire State Development Corporation’s (ESDC) board of directors, as reported in Mary Frost’s Eagle story, two board members questioned whether Brooklyn Bridge Park’s 2005 Final Environmental Impact Statement and the 2014 Technical Memorandum supplementing it properly considered changes in the local environment, particularly population growth and its stress on infrastructure […]

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Empire State Development Meeting About Pier 6 Tomorrow, RSVP NOW!!

The folks at Save The View Now would like everyone to know that the Empire State Development meeting concerning BBP Pier 6 will be occurring at 9:30am tomorrow, but you must RSVP by 5pm TODAY. So, you have less than hour to do that. Presumably, they will be discussing infilling the childrens water park and […]

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Opponents of Pier Six Towers Voice Concerns At Public Meeting

At yesterday’s public meeting of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corporation board, revised plans for the two high rise residential buildings proposed for the landward side of Pier Six were presented for consideration. The meeting was held as a result of the settlement of a lawsuit brought by People for Green Space. As Mary Frost’s […]

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Monday Meeting on Pier Six Housing Plan

This coming Monday afternoon, June 22, starting at 3:00, there will be a public meeting concerning a proposed modification of the General Project Plan (“GPP”) for Brooklyn Bridge Park with respect to the amount and type of housing to be allowed at the entrance to Pier Six. The meeting will be at the offices of […]

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After Contentious Meeting, C.B.2 Land Use Committee Defers Vote On Library Plan

Because of a schedule conflict (a.k.a. having a day job) your correspondent arrived late for Wednesday evening’s public hearing before Community Board 2’s Land Use Committee. The photo shows what he found on arrival. The hearing concerned the proposed transfer of the Brooklyn Heights branch of the Brooklyn Public Library to a developer who would […]

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“Flatiron” Design Proposed For Library Site

The Daily News has published this rendering by Marvel Architects (those wonderful folks who brought us Pierhouse) of the latest envisioning of the building that will stand where the Brooklyn Heights Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library now stands. Sadly, for your correspondent, it does not appear to include preservation of the lovely WPA-style friezes […]

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