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TD Bank Moving to Former Citi Space at 181 Montague

It’s official: TD Bank has announced that its branch at 205 Montague Street, which is slated to be demolished to make way for a 47 story mixed use building, will move to the space at 181 Montague (photo) previously occupied by Citibank. The relocation is scheduled for August 2, 2024.

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A 19th Century Real Estate Covenant has Shaped Brooklyn Heights and Incited Litigation

A very big hat tip to readers “Karen and Chad” for putting a link to this New York Times article, co-written by Brooklyn Heights Association President Jeremy Lechtzin and Times correspondent Aliza Aufrichtig, on last week’s OTW. The portrait, from Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, is of Hezekiah Beers Pierrepont (the name was […]

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Jeremy Lechtzin New Brooklyn Heights Association President

The Brooklyn Heights Association has announced that Jeremy Lechtzin is the new President of its Board of Governors. His President’s Message is here. According to the BHA: He is an architectural historian and technology lawyer. Jeremy focuses his history work on early Brooklyn, currently writing a data-driven analysis of every house built in Brooklyn Heights […]

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47 Story Building to Rise at Montague and Cadman Plaza West

According to New York YIMBY developer Jonathan Landau has filed for permits to construct a 47 story mixed commercial and residential building at 205 Montague Street (see photo from Google Maps). While the building now there fronts on Montague, it extends along Cadman Plaza West to Pierrepont Street. It presently houses TD Bank’s branch. Word […]

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Update on 39 Grace Court: Landmarks Rejects Proposed Townhouse on Garden Site on Design Grounds

Brownstoner reports that, at the hearing yesterday, the members of the Landmarks Preservation Commission rejected the proposal to develop the existing garden lot at 39 Grace Court by building a single family townhouse there. Their rejection of the plan was based on the proposed design of the building, which one commissioner described as a “defensive […]

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Wall Collapse on Atlantic Avenue

Sitting in my classroom this morning waiting for students to arrive, I got an alert on my phone: “Due to FDNY activity, expect traffic delays, road closures and a heavy presence of emergency personnel in the area of Atlantic Avenue and Clinton Street in Brooklyn. Consider alternate routes and allow for additional travel time.” I […]

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Landmarks Preservation Commission Hearing on Proposed New Grace Court Townhouse Tuesday

The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, January 30 on the proposal to build a new townhouse at 39 Grace Court. The agenda for the hearing is here. You may participate in the hearing, either in person or remotely, but must register here no later than 7:00 a.m. […]

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Announcing New Brooklyn Heights Blog Contributor Rafael “Raf” Perez!

Many (most?) of you already know and love Rafael “Raf” Perez, the last owner of Mr. Video III and currently a resident and Superintendent on Monroe Place. Raf is Brooklyn Heights through and through, having grown up here and never having left. How many people still here can say they graduated from PS8? We’re thrilled Raf […]

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The BHB Ten 2023: The Most Notable People of Brooklyn Heights This Year

It’s that time, for our annual list of ten people or groups of people living or working in Brooklyn Heights, who made an impact on our neighborhood, the city, the country, or the world this year. With input from everyone at BHB, here in no particular order (actually after the first three groups, alphabetically listed), are The […]

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Hearing Tomorrow on Proposed New Grace Court Townhouse

Update: The Land Use Committee voted 7-0, with one abstention, to approve the plan, noting some concerns about the architecture. It will now go to the full Community Board 2 for another public hearing on January 10. If, as seems likely, CB2 approves the plan, it will go to the Landmarks Preservation Commission for further […]

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