A walk along the waterfront yesterday (while practicing social distancing) was eerie to say the least. New Yorkers love to complain about tourists, don’t we? We may want fewer blocking our path while they’re gazing up at, what, the sky? We may wish they would walk faster, come on, we have some place to go! […]
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As if the Pierhouse’s blotting out of the full view of the arc of the Brooklyn Bridge, which had been visible (apart from two small interruptions caused by rooftop equipment) from the southern portion of the Promenade when the National Cold Storage Warehouse buildings were there (see here), wasn’t enough, a high rise building in […]
The Brooklyn Daily Eagle’s “Eye on Real Estate” has been following the progress of The Hotel Bossert gut-renovation. The project underway is to include 279 guest rooms and a rooftop restaurant. Back in March they reported the “Waldorf-Astoria of Brooklyn” re-opening had been pushed back to this summer. Yet, here we are one week away […]
Stroll the Brooklyn Heights Promenade and you can hear it day and night: the constant thwapping of tourist helicopters. Flights take off from the Downtown Manhattan Heliport (DMH) located just south of the Seaport and is operated by Saker Aviation Services. According to the Stop the Chop NY NJ, “these tours are allowed to operate […]
The New York Times featured Brooklyn Heights in their Real Estate section’s July 22nd installment of “Living In,” a blog that offers “the inside scoop on New York City neighborhoods and beyond.” The post outlines the neighborhood borders and diverse architecture, real estate pricing, schools, restaurants and shops and a brief history. Reporter, Alison Gregor […]
Whatever structural engineering issues are keeping the fancy $5 million Squibb Park Bridge (aka “Bouncy Bridge”) closed until spring must be pretty serious: repairing the distinctively bouncy pedestrian footbridge that failed after only a year will cost about $700,000, and it’s unclear when if ever the public will find out what exactly went wrong. That’s the […]
We walk for the last time this year on Saturday November 22!
Details after the jump.
You may have noticed an odd looking small ship moored near the northeast corner of Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 5 (see photo above) for the past couple of weeks. It’s the Baylander, billed as the “world’s smallest aircraft carrier.” Baylander is a former U.S. Navy vessel, built in the 1960s, that served as a troop […]
Video: Parks Department Cleans Graffiti From Fruit Street Sitting Area and We Give You the Truth on How Those Brooklyn Heights Fruit Streets Got Their Name
The NYC Parks Department finally got around to cleaning the Fruit Street Sitting Area in Brooklyn Heights today. A crazed and untalented graffiti “writer” defaced the area along with an adjacent Citibike docking station between Monday (6/9) night and Tuesday morning. As we documented earlier this week, the Citibike station was quickly cleaned by Wednesday […]
We walk again Saturday June 14!
BHB publisher/ LICENSED NYC tour guide Homer Fink hosts another edition of his Hidden Brooklyn Heights Walking Tour on Saturday (6/14).
Learn about some of the odd, weird, controversial and amusing history of America’s First Suburb. This is 90 minutes of fun! See where Arthur Miller lived, hear the strange tale of the Montague Terrace Horror and find out what the movie Titanic has to do with Brooklyn Heights.
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