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Six Reasons the Brooklyn Heights Area is Turning Into L.A.

Yes, friends, our cozy corner of the world is showing signs of becoming an outpost of Southern California. Don’t believe it? For starters, we have a beach. It even gets occasional bits of surf when a passing vessel raises a wake. There’s a surf shop in DUMBO. If you don’t feel like riding the wild […]

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BHA Responds to Park’s Developer Announcement

The Brooklyn Heights Association has responded to the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation’s announcement that it has selected a developer for the proposed high rise residential buildings on the Pier Six uplands. The BHA is “troubled” by the announcement, noting that: Moving forward on the award of this contract with so many open questions and in […]

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Manhattan Bound Brooklyn Bridge Closed Until 9:00 A.M. Tomorrow

Manhattan bound traffic lanes of the Brooklyn Bridge are closed all of today (Saturday, June 6) and until 9:00 a.m. tomorrow (Sunday, June 7). According to Notify NYC: “Among other operations, this full weekend closure will enable asphalt placement on the Brooklyn Approach.”

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CB2 Exec Committee to Consider Slow Zone, Joralemon Closure at Furman, Schermerhorn Bike Lane on Monday

Community Board 2’s Executive Committee will meet at the Jonas Board Room, Metcalfe Hall, Long Island University, Flatbush and DeKalb avenues this coming Monday evening, April 27, starting at 6:00 p.m. Among the items on the agenda are (1) the Brooklyn Heights “Slow Zone”, (2) a proposal to close Joralemon Street to through traffic at […]

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Manhattan Bound Brooklyn Bridge Closed All Weekend

This in from Notify NYC: Notification issued 11/7/14 at 3:00 PM. The overnight detours of Manhattan-bound traffic on the Brooklyn Bridge will be extended to include daytime hours this weekend, November 7th to November 10th. During this time, the Brooklyn Bridge will be closed to Manhattan-bound traffic from midnight on Friday night until 6:00 a.m. […]

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Brooklyn Heights Crash Report: Pedestrian Struck Friday Night, Gas Truck Flips on BQE Today

Gothamist was on the scene this afternoon when a gas truck flipped and spilled fuel on the southbound BQE. Publisher/reporter/Ask a Native New Yorker scribe Jake Dobkin snapped photos of the accident showing the vehicle perched perilously on the cantilever just below the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. Gothamist reported this afternoon that there was at least […]

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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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