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Clark Street Being Milled and Resurfaced

In case you haven’t noticed, Clark Street (photo taken today) from Cadman Plaza West to Columbia Heights is being milled. This schedule shows milling continuing through today, with no work scheduled for tomorrow (Friday, September 10); presumably resurfacing will be done early next week.  Update: (see photo below) The street is still unpaved, but passable for traffic. Evidently re-paving […]

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Of Addresses Renumbered and Other Curiosities of Brooklyn Heights History

I like to take walks through Brooklyn Heights. I’ve lived here going on 38 years, longer than I’ve lived anywhere, and there is no block in the neighborhood I haven’t traversed many times. (Well; Love Lane and College Place only a few. I’ll remedy that.) Still, I seldom take a walk on which I don’t […]

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Poll on Closing Montague Street for Outdoor Dining

Update: the survey resulted in Montague being kept open to car traffic on weekends. Our friends at the Montague Street BID and at Brooklyn Community Board 2 have alerted us to a poll being run by the BID asking whether Montague Street should be closed to auto traffic on Fridays from 5 to 10 p.m. […]

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Mayor Responds to BQE Panel: Enforce Heavy Truck Ban, but Don’t Reduce Lanes

Anna Sanders in the Daily News reports that Mayor Bill de Blasio has responded to the recommendations included in the report just issued by the expert panel that he appointed to study options for the rehabilitation of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. The Mayor said an existing ban on trucks weighing over 80,000 pounds will be immediately and strictly enforced. He […]

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Downtown Brooklyn Group Has Plan to Make Area Pedestrian and Bike Friendly

The Eagle’s Lore Croghan reports on a plan, the “Public Realm Action Plan”, by the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, a private, not-for-profit organization, for a “sweeping redesign” of the streetscape in our nearby neighborhood, where many of us shop. Contributing to the design, along with architecture and design studio WXY, was Bjarke Ingels Group, which has […]

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Heights Streets, Milled Weeks Ago, to be Paved This Week

On June 22 we warned that certain streets in Brooklyn Heights were to be milled, and then repaved, during the following week. The milling got done, but the repaving is taking longer. So far, Poplar, Schermerhorn, and Willow streets, as well as Monroe Place, have been repaved. The Brooklyn Heights Association has notified us that […]

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Many Brooklyn Heights Streets to be Milled and Paved Next Week

Brooklyn Community Board 2 has advised us that many Brooklyn Heights streets are scheduled for milling and repaving during daytime hours next week. The schedule is: Remsen Street from the Promenade entrance to Clinton Street: Monday, June 25 and Tuesday, June 26. Monroe Place, College Place, Love Lane, and Willow Street: Tuesday, June 26. Middagh […]

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NYC DOT Engineer Says Keeping Traffic Off Brooklyn Heights Streets High Priority

The Eagle’s Mary Frost has an excellent report on last week’s Brooklyn Heights Association Annual Meeting. Here are my takeaways from the meeting: 1. The featured speaker, DOT Deputy Commissioner Robert Collyer (photo) said at least twice that a primary DOT concern is keeping traffic off Brooklyn Heights streets during the BQE renovation. 2. Mr. […]

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What’s Holding Up Approval Of Design/Build For The BQE?

Last June we noted here that a procedure called “design/build”, in which the same contractors bid on both the design and construction aspects of a project, could greatly shorten the time necessary to do the vital reconstruction and repair work on the cantilevered portion of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, beneath Brooklyn Heights and the Promenade. In […]

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NYC Schools Open Tomorrow; Alternate Side Rules Suspended Through Saturday

Update: Alternate side rules are now suspended through Wednesday, January 10. New York City public schools are open tomorrow (Friday, January 4), including for all scheduled after-school activities. Packer, Brooklyn Friends, and Brooklyn Heights Montessori remain on regular Winter Break. We suspect St. Ann’s does, too, but they’ve yet to update their January calendar. Having […]

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