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Construction for Brooklyn Heights Cinema Slated for Spring

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports that construction on the property at the corner of Orange and Henry is due to begin this spring. The developers who plan to turn Brooklyn Heights’ shuttered movie theater into condos expect to start construction in spring 2016 and complete the job in fall 2017, according to Colin Lieu, who handles […]

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LICH UPDATE: Lander & Electeds Oppose Mayor-Backed Re-Zoning Plan for Former Hospital Site

As reported by DNAinfo, The Cobble Hill Association’s Fall General Meeting took place on Wednesday evening where Fortis’ two proposed development plans for LICH were the hot topic.  After polling his constituents earlier this month, City Councilmember, Brad Lander (who represents Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Columbia Waterfront, Gowanus among other neighborhoods) publicly opposed the De […]

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Concerned About Library Project? Contact Council Member Levin

We noted that the City Planning Commission approved the proposed acquisition of the site of the Brooklyn Heights Branch of Brooklyn Public Library by developer Hudson Comapnies, which would demolish the existing library building (library service would be provided on an interim basis at space leased from Our Lady of Lebanon Cathedral on Remsen Street) […]

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Plan for Brooklyn’s First “Supertall” Revealed

This past August we noted a Crain’s piece that said developers had acquired the landmarked Dime Savings Bank building and an adjacent lot, and that, using air rights from the landmarked building, they could build something as tall as the Empire State Building on the lot, the address of which will be 340 Flatbush Avenue […]

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People For Green Space Faults Consultant’s Report on Park’s Need for Tower Revenue

People for Green Space/Save Pier Six, the advocacy group that opposes building two high rise residential buildings on the uplands of Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier Six, near the Atlantic Avenue entrance to the park, have released an open letter to the members of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation’s board of directors. The letter argues that […]

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City Planning Commission Approves Library Project

The Commercial Observer reports that the City Panning Commission has, by a 10-0 vote, approved the deal by which the Brooklyn Public Library would sell the existing Brooklyn Heights Branch to the developer Hudson Companies, which will demolish the existing building (along, alas, with the perhaps less than artistically notable friezes on the facade that […]

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Super High-Rise Coming to Montague?

I remember some years ago reading someone’s prediction that the price Brooklyn Heights would pay for being a designated historic district is that it would eventually be “walled around by high-rises.” Brownstoner reports that developer Midtown Equities has acquired the property at 205 Montague Street, near the corner of Cadman Plaza West and spanning the […]

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New Plan for LICH Site: A Dormitory?

According to Capital New York, our erstwhile neighborhood hospital may be slated to become…a big dormitory. Following local outcries against Fortis Property Group’s plans to build high-rise luxury condos on the same, the developer has put forth another plan, which can, according to the story, be constructed without neighborhood feedback. Fortis Property Group, the developer […]

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Survey Commissioned by Save The View Now Says Pierhouse Penthouse Encroaches on Promenade View Plane

The Eagle reports that a survey commissioned by the advocacy group Save The View Now shows that the penthouse structure atop the southern portion (the shorter part) of the Pierhouse (photo by Andrew Porter) encroaches by almost twenty feet into the protected scenic view plane (SV-1) from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. The results of the […]

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Friend of a Farmer Near Opening

Update: Sign on the door today (Monday) says “7 days and counting.” Walking home along Montague Street this afternoon your correspondent noticed that the paper had been removed from the windows of 76 Montague Street, indicating that the long awaited opening of Friend of a Farmer at that location will be happening soon. There was […]

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