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Court Dismisses Library Lawsuit

The Eagle reports that New York State Supreme Court Justice Dawn Jiminez-Salta dismissed a suit by community group Love Libraries, Inc., headed by local resident Marsha Rimler, that sought to enjoin demolition of the existing Brooklyn Heights Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library and its replacement with a high rise residential and commercial building that […]

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BHA Files Suit to Stop Pier 6 Towers

The Brooklyn Heights Association announced on its website today that, as previously indicated was their intention, they have fled suit to prevent the construction of two residential towers near the park’s Atlantic Avenue entrance and Pier 6. The suit names as defendants the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation, other government entities involved, and the developers of […]

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Rolling Stone Publisher May Move To DUMBO

Bloomberg reports that ” a person with knowledge of the negotiations said” Wenner Media LLC, publisher of Rolling Stone, along with Men’s Journal and US Weekly, is considering moving its offices from 1290 Avenue of the Americas, in midtown Manhattan, to the Empire Stores (see rendering) near the Brooklyn Bridge Park waterfront in DUMBO. Bloomberg […]

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Starwood Puts Pierhouse Hotel Up For Sale

Update: The Eagle now reports that someone “familiar with the issue” has said that Starwood has told Brooklyn Bridge Park “that it is not actively marketing the property at this time”. The Eagle has asked Starwood to comment, but has not yet heard back. The Real Deal reports that Starwood Capital Group has put up […]

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BHA Urges Action To Defeat Proposed “Upzoning”

Update: We’ve been advised by the New York Landmarks Conservancy that the “upzoning” bills will not be acted on in this legislative session. The Brooklyn Heights Association has alerted us to a “massive rezoning” proposal that would allow much taller residential structures to be built in many areas of Brooklyn and other parts of the […]

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Park Board OKs Pier Six Towers; Litigation Looms

The Eagle reports that the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation’s Board of Directors voted 12-4 to proceed with the construction of two residential towers on the landward side of Pier six, near the park’s Atlantic Avenue entrance. The dissenting votes were by City Council Member Steve Levin; Zeeshan Ott, representing State Senator Daniel Squadron; Michael Stinson, […]

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Brooklyn Heights Ass’n Continues Pier Six Towers Fight

As we previously noted, the City, and the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation, intend to have the BBPC’s board vote on a modified plan for the two residential towers planned for the Pier Six uplands this coming Tuesday, June 7 and, presuming the board approves, proceed with the construction. As we also noted in our earlier […]

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City Ready To Move On Pier 6 Development

As we noted earlier. despite the State’s refusal to approve a planned modification to Brooklyn Bridge Park’s development plan to include affordable housing in the two planned high rise buildings sited near the Park’s Atlantic Avenue entrance and Pier Six, the City believes it may move ahead with the development. The Eagle reports that the […]

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U.S. Attorney and Manhattan DA Probing Library Deal

The Real Deal reports that U.S. Attorney Preet Brahrara and Manhattan D.A. Cyrus Vance Jr. are looking into the deal under which the Brooklyn Heights Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library (photo) was sold to developer Hudson Companies for demolition and redevelopment as a high rise mixed use residential and commercial building with a new […]

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City Argues Pier Six Towers Plan May Proceed Despite State Disapproval

Crain’s reports that City Hall has issued a statement to the effect that the planned development of two residential towers at Pier Six in Brooklyn Bridge Park, including an affordable housing component and space for a pre-school, may proceed despite its having failed to win the approval of the Empire State Development Corporation. According to […]

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