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Street Milling and Paving in Brooklyn Heights Next Week

With apologies for the late notice they received from the City’s DOT, the Brooklyn Heights Association has notified us of street milling and re-paving to be done each weekday next week (Monday, July 21 through Friday, July 25) from 7:00 a.m. until about 4:00 p.m. on many Brooklyn Heights streets. Parked cars will have to [...]

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Someone Painted a Mural on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade and It’s Brilliant

A “guerrilla” mural was painted along the side of a Columbia Heights building on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade sometime between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. BHB commenter/contributor “Petercow” was the first to notice and filed a video report on this week’s OTW. Update: Watch this video of the destroyed mural The origin remains a mystery [...]

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Willowtown Associations’s Linda DeRosa Clarifies Joralemon Street Closing Suggestion

In a telephone interview on Friday, Linda DeRosa, Vice President of the Willowtown Association, clarified her block association’s position regarding traffic congestion that has bedeviled the community located on the cusp of Brooklyn Bridge Park. As was reported last week by News 12 Brooklyn, Willowtown residents have been alarmed by a drastic increase in traffic [...]

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Area Resident Upset Over Small Business Saturday Banners In Brooklyn Heights

This Saturday (11/30) is Small Business Saturday in Brooklyn Heights and around the rest of the country. The promotion was started in 2010 by American Express to encourage people to shop at small businesses in a weekend cluttered with big box retailers shouting about Black Friday sales. This year other brands are participating and retailers [...]

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SummerSpace on Montague This Sunday and Next

This Sunday, September 15 and the following Sunday, September 22, from noon to 5:00 p.m., the Montague Street BID will present its fifth annual SummerSpace event. The street will be closed to traffic between Clinton and Henry streets and between Henry and Hicks, to accommodate a number of free outdoor events (see more info here). [...]

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Levin to DOT: Fix BQE Below Brooklyn Heights

We’ve received this presser from City Council Member Steve Levin’s office: CM Levin has sent a letter asking the [NYC Department of Transportation] to mill and repave the cantilevered section of the [Brooklyn Queens Expressway]. There have been a number of Brooklyn Heights residents who have felt vibrations around this section of the BQE, spurring [...]

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Release Your Inner Picasso on Atlantic Avenue Under the BQE

The Atlantic Avenue BID has let us know that this Thursday, August 1, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., there will be a community painting event in the tunnel below the BQE’s overpass of Atlantic. The BID won an award to have a mural painted there, and you may contribute to it. We will be [...]

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Night Milling for Old Fulton Thursday and Friday

Our friends at Community Board 2 tell us that there will be nighttime milling of Old Fulton Street between Front Street and the BQE this coming Thursday and Friday, July 25 and 26. According to the notice: NIGHTTIME milling is scheduled for heavily trafficked streets where work during the day would have an especially negative [...]

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In Case You Didn’t Get the Memo…

As the Scots say, “Noo ye ken!”

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BHA Urges Maintenance Work on BQE

According to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle the Brooklyn Heights Association has urged the City Department of Transportation, which is responsible for routine maintenance of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, to mill the roadway and replace asphalt and concrete, as necessary, on the cantilevered portion of the BQE that runs below Brooklyn Heights. A letter to DOT Commissioner [...]

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Brooklyn Paper Scribe Obsessed With Brooklyn Heights’ Captain Cleanup

Just as we were getting all misty eyed over old pal/former Brooklyn Paper EIC Gersh Kuntzman’s return to the interwebs, another local journo has caught our eye. Almost a month after we stamped fini on the adventures of post box painter Captain Cleanup, the Brooklyn Paper’s Jamie Lutz seems to be just “getting the memo”. [...]

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More Street Milling: Garden Place to Start Tuesday

Community Board 2, which earlier alerted us to the milling of Hicks Street (which Homer tells me has begun today) now advises us of more milling projects, including Garden Place, which is scheduled to be milled beginning this coming Tuesday, June 25. Also slated to be milled are several small streets at or near the [...]

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True Blue: Brooklyn Heights USPS Mailbox Reveals Curiously Gaudy New Hue

A USPS mailbox at the corner of Columbia Heights and Pierrepont Street has revealed a brazen new blue hue… without any particular rhyme or reason. We conducted a web search to see if the struggling U.S. Postal Service had perhaps purchased millions of gallons of the gaudy blue paint at a marked discount… but nuttin’. [...]

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Montague Street BID’s Annual Meeting: Thursday, June 18

The Annual Meeting of the Montague Street Business Improvement District will take place Tuesday, June 18, at 4 p.m. at Borough Hall. The general public is welcome to attend, alongside coop owners/residents, owners of commercial property and commercial tenants. The Keynote Speaker will be Carlo Scissura, President & CEO of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. [...]

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Citi Bike Share Program: CB2 Member Claims DOT Told It Not To Vote Yea Or Nay

The wheels just keep spinning on the controversial Citi Bike Share program. Today’s New York Post reports that The Department of Transportation told Brooklyn Community Board 2 not to hold an up-or-down vote on the bike-share proposal—and “did not do enough to engage the public” about where the racks would be located, a board employee [...]

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Instructive Graffiti on Clark Street

While walking to the Clark St. station for your morning commute, you may have seen some chalk talk on the wall. In addition to “Tell Someone You Love Them xoxo” there are a couple others after the jump.

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