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Willowtown Assn: Block off Joralemon at Furman to Curb Fast Riding Brooklyn Bridge Park Visitors

News 12 Brooklyn reports that Willowtown Association wants to block off the spot where Joralemon and Furman meet. Residents report that especially in the summer months, drivers fly down Joralemon in an attempt to get to Brooklyn Bridge Park. You can watch the report and video here, and let us know if you’ve come across [...]

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BHA Events: “Vision Zero” Workshop April 24; BHA Social! April 29; House Tour May 10

The Brooklyn Heights Association has a full schedule of events over the coming thirty days. On Thursday, April 24 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Plymouth Church there will be a public workshop, sponsored by the NYC DOT, on Mayor de Blasio’s “Vision Zero” plan to reduce traffic fatalities. All are welcome, and if you [...]

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Tractor-trailer Overturned on Eastbound BQE

A tractor-trailer overturned near the Atlantic Avenue exit on the eastbound BQE this morning around 4:30. According to News 12, “Authorities say another vehicle was involved in the accident, and one man was taken to Bellevue Hospital in serious condition. ” All roads are now open, but traffic is backed up for several miles. It’s [...]

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“Vision Zero” Town Hall Tuesday Evening

The Brooklyn Heights Association has alerted us to a Town Hall meeting to discuss the City’s “Vision Zero” plan. Please join us for the Vision Zero Brooklyn Town Hall, taking place at Brooklyn Borough Hall on Tuesday, April 1, from 7 pm-9pm. The NYC DOT and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Brooklyn Borough President [...]

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Bratton’s Vision Zero Means 930 Percent More Moving Violations In Brooklyn Heights’ 84th Precinct

As part of old/new NYPD commission Bratton’s “Vision Zero” initiative, the 84th precinct reports a 930 percent increase in tickets for traffic violations over last year at this time according to data gathered by WNYC. But that number comes with an explanation. The station writes, “[O]fficers wrote just 10 tickets for speeding, failure to yield [...]

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The Tale of the Truck

This morning your correspondent was having breakfast and, hearing some commotion outside, looked and saw an eighteen wheeler with a lo-o-o-ong trailer vainly trying to turn the corner from Montague Street to Pierrepont Place without doing damage to a parked car or to street signs. The tractor was a long way from home. The trailer’s [...]

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BHA Updates: Vigil for Pedestrian Safety Sunday; Garbage Pickup Resumes Today

The Brooklyn Heights Association sends us this notice: We hope you will join us and other Brooklynites in a candlelight vigil for pedestrian safety at 4:30 on Sunday, January 26, at the intersection of Wyckoff, Palmetto and Myrtle Avenues, outside the Myrtle-Wyckoff subway station on the L Line. The vigil pays tribute to all New [...]

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More Late Night Manhattan Bound Brooklyn Bridge Closures This Weekend and Next Week

This in from Notify NYC: Notification issued 12/20/13 at 12:00 PM. Due to necessary roadway repairs, the Manhattan-bound Brooklyn Bridge will be closed to vehicular traffic overnight during the following dates/times: Saturday 12/21 from midnight to 7 AM, Sunday 12/22 from midnight to 9 AM, Monday 12/23 from midnight to 6 AM, and Monday and [...]

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Late Night Closures of Manhattan Bound Brooklyn Bridge This Weekend and Next Week

This in from Notify NYC: Notification issued 12/13/13 at 12:00 PM. Due to necessary roadway repairs, the Manhattan-bound Brooklyn Bridge will be closed to vehicular traffic overnight during the following dates/times: Saturday 12/14 from midnight to 7 AM, Sunday 12/15 from midnight to 9 AM, Monday 12/16 from midnight to 6 AM, and Monday thru [...]

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Manhattan Bound Brooklyn Bridge Closed Again Part of This Weekend

This just in from Notify NYC: Notification issued 11/22/13 at 12:48 PM. Due to ongoing long-term construction, the Manhattan-bound/westbound Brooklyn Bridge will be closed from 9:00 PM on Saturday, November 23rd until 6:00 AM on Monday, November 25th. Brooklyn-bound traffic will be maintained throughout the project, as well as the span’s pedestrian and cycling paths. [...]

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Deja Vu All Over Again: Manhattan Bound Brooklyn Bridge Lanes Closed This Weekend

This just in from Notify NYC (but note that, unlike previous weekend closures, this one begins at 7:00 this–Friday–evening and goes to 6:00, not 5:00 a.m. Monday): Notification issued 11/8/13 at 12:00 PM. Starting at 7:00PM on Friday November 8 until 6 AM Monday November 11, the Brooklyn Bridge will be closed to inbound/westbound traffic. [...]

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Manhattan Bound Brooklyn Bridge Lanes Closed Again This Weekend

This just in from Notify NYC: Notification issued 10/25/13 at 4:00 PM. As part of the ongoing New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) project to rehabilitate the Brooklyn Bridge, a full closure of the Manhattan-bound lanes of the bridge will be required this weekend, from 12:01 AM Saturday, 10/26 until 6:00 AM Monday, 10/28. [...]

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Brooklyn Heights To Become A ‘Slow Zone’ In 2016

The NYC DOT announced this week that 15 neighborhoods across the city, including Brooklyn Heights, will become “slow zones” over the next two years. Speed limits in these areas will be lowered from the current 30 mph to 20 mph. Brooklyn Heights will join the group in 2016. NYC.gov: Slow zones are marked by high-visibility [...]

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Another Manhattan-bound Brooklyn Bridge Closure This Weekend

This just in from Notify NYC: Notification issued 10/11/13 at 11:00 AM. From 12:01 AM Saturday, 10/12 until 6 AM Monday, 10/14 the Brooklyn Bridge will be closed to inbound/westbound traffic. Motorists proceeding inbound/northbound from south Brooklyn via the Belt Pkwy and Gowanus Expwy should use 3rd Ave/Hamilton Ave into the toll facility Hugh L. [...]

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Another Weekend, Another Manhattan Bound Brooklyn Bridge Closure

This from the NYC DOT website: Starting 12:01 am Saturday September 7 until 6 am Monday September 9 the Brooklyn Bridge will be closed to inbound/westbound traffic. Motorists proceeding inbound/northbound from south Brooklyn via the Belt Parkway and Gowanus Expressway should use 3rd Avenue/Hamilton Avenue into the toll facility Hugh L. Carey (formerly Brooklyn Battery) [...]

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Once Again, Brooklyn Bridge Closed to Manhattan Bound Traffic This Weekend

This in from Notify NYC: Notification issued 8/23/13 at 12:00 PM. As part of the ongoing New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) project to rehabilitate the Brooklyn Bridge, a full closure of the Manhattan-bound lanes of the bridge will be required for 36 consecutive hours this weekend, from 12:01 AM Saturday, 8/24 until 12:00 [...]

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