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Borough President Eric Adams Joins Pierhouse Fray; Park Corporation Replies

Reader and Brooklyn Heights preservation activist Martin L. Schneider has sent us a copy of a letter from Borough President Eric Adams to Brooklyn Bridge Park President Regina Myer in which Adams begins by noting that his office has received several inquiries expressing concern about the development of the Pierhouse in Brooklyn Bridge Park and […]

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Brooklyn Heights Residents Give Library Suggestions

Books, books, books, and lots of shelves for them, was the main theme of the suggestions made at yesterday evening’s design workshop, at which local residents interacted with architects and library staff concerning what a new Brooklyn Heights branch library should offer. Adequate, well trained and friendly staff (some participants–not library staffers–also stressed “well paid”) […]

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Brooklyn Heights Library Design Workshop Monday Evening–All Invited

As was noted at the Community Advisory Committee meeting on Monday, March 9, much work remains to be done on the design of the proposed new Brooklyn Heights Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library. (The image is of a preliminary rendering of the new library’s exterior, and will not necessarily be the final design.) This […]

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Brooklyn Heights Library Meeting Reveals Schedule; Much Still to be Resolved

Last evening’s meeting of the Community Advisory Committee for the Brooklyn Heights Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library had few surprises. The final design of the proposed structure is far from complete, although it has been decided that it will be “taller and skinnier” than earlier renderings showed. The footprint of the library space within […]

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Brooklyn Heights Library Plans to be Discussed Monday Evening

The Community Advisory Council for the Brooklyn Heights Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library will meet on Monday evening, March 9, at 6:30, in the Library’s auditorium, 280 Cadman Plaza West. All are invited to attend. From the Brooklyn Heights Association: We’re expecting to hear project status updates regarding the proposed development, as well as […]

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Juice Press Opens Saturday (3/7) In Brooklyn Heights

Excited to check out the new Juice Press coming to the neighborhood? You won’t have to wait much longer. The newest outpost in New York City’s burgeoning, cold-pressed, fruity beverage empire — located at 124 Montague St. behind Kiehl’s — will celebrate its grand-opening tomorrow (3/7) with a limited private event, according to an invitation […]

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Housing Opponents Swarm Brooklyn Bridge Park Corp. Board Meeting, Channeling Spike Lee

Opponents of the new residential buildings being constructed at the north and south ends of Brooklyn Bridge Park were out in full force at the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation’s (BBP) board meeting Thursday (2/26). The gathering of upwards of 70 remained mostly polite but — as has been the case in other recent BBP meetings — […]

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Historic Districts Council Joins Fray Over Pierhouse View Obstruction

The Brooklyn Paper reports that the Historic Districts Council, an organization with a 44 year history of advocacy for the protection of historic districts, such as Brooklyn Heights, has allied itself with the Brooklyn Heights Association and Save The View Now in their efforts to limit the height of the Pierhouse structure adjacent to Pier […]

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What’s The Deal With Small Business in Brooklyn Heights Lately?

It’s been a tumultuous few months for businesses in Brooklyn Heights. Brooklyn Heights Cinema, Crumbs, Taperia, Connecticut Muffin, and Siggy’s have all closed or announced closures recently. Meanwhile, a handful of new businesses have begun to inhabit the area: there’s the new Clean Bedroom showroom, Gramercy Park restaurant Friend of a Farmer is busy setting up […]

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Brooklyn Bridge Park States Its Case in Pierhouse View Dispute

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation has provided us with a link to part of the visual presentation that accompanied Park Corporation VP for Real Estate David Lowin’s talk at last Wednesday’s Community Advisory Council meeting. The presentation shows comparative views (scroll to the bottom) in photos taken in 2008, before the National Cold Storage Warehouse […]

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