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Livery Cab Jumps Curb, Hits Rite Aid in Brooklyn Heights; One Injury Reported

A BHB reader sent us this photo of a livery cab that jumped the curb and drove into the Rite Aid on Court Street and Atlantic Avenue. No word on injuries.

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NYC DOT Begins Work on BQE Cantilever This Monday

Extensive surface repairs to the Brooklyn Queens Expressway cantilever deck below the Brooklyn Heights promenade will commence on Monday, August 4. The BHA website reports that the New York City Department of Transportation will begin milling and paving of the full surface of the eastbound (towards Queens) BQE from Atlantic Ave to Cadman Plaza West. [...]

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BHA Joins Push for City-Wide 20mph Speed Limit

The Brooklyn Heights Association, having advocated successfully for the designation of the Heights as a “slow zone” with a 20 mph speed limit and speed bumps on streets, has now joined with Families for Safe Streets, Transportation Alternatives, and other civic and advocacy groups, to urge a city-wide default speed limit of 20 mph (higher [...]

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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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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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