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Brooklyn Heights Resident Hank Gutman Named City Transportation Commissioner

The Eagle reports that Henry “Hank” Gutman, a long time Brooklyn Heights resident, has been named by Mayor de Blasio as the City’s new Transportation Commissioner. According to the Eagle story, Mr. Gutman has promised to create 10,000 new bike racks by the end of 2022. The Eagle quotes him: We have an opportunity to […]

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The Results Are In: BHA’s Future of Montague Street Survey

The Brooklyn Heights Association recently called for community input on the future of Montague Street, and the survey results are in. BHA promises to use the 1,381 responses “to support the creation of a vibrant and successful Montague Street,” while working with community members, local real estate brokers, and the Montague Street Business Improvement District. […]

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Brooklyn Bridge to Have New Dedicated Bike Lane

The New York Times reports that Mayor de Blasio has said, as part of his State of the City address today, that he wants to convert the inner (left hand) lane on the Manhattan bound side of the Brooklyn Bridge into a dedicated eight foot wide bike path, separated from auto traffic by a barrier. […]

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The BQE is Still Crumbling

The Daily News has a piece by former City DOT Commissioner Ross Sandler, who describes in detail the ongoing process of corrosion that is weakening the supports of the cantilevered portion of the Brooklyn Queens Expressway and of the Brooklyn Heights Promenade above it. As we reported a year ago, an expert panel appointed by […]

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Subway Violence Hits Close to Home

WNBC 4 New York reports that this Saturday, November 21 a man standing on the High Street subway platform here in Brooklyn Heights was slashed on the face by another man wielding a box cutter. The slasher, who is described as “wearing a bright blue jacket, jeans and carrying a suitcase,” escaped. The victim was […]

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Major Repair Work to Affect 4, 5, 2, and 3 Subway Service Over Next 33 Months

The MTA is undertaking major repair work to subway tunnels in Brooklyn. They will be on the 4/5 lines between Borough Hall and Manhattan – these are the only repairs that will directly affect service at a local station (4/5 at Borough Hall) – and on the 2/3/4/5 tunnels between Atlantic and Franklin avenues, which […]

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Citi Bike Stations in Brooklyn Heights to Expand

The Eagle reports that the city’s Department of Transportation has plans to expand existing Citi Bike docking stations throughout Brooklyn (and the city), and to add new ones in an effort to expand availability and reach of the service. According to the list in the Eagle story, these are the Heights locations to be expanded: […]

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Local Electeds Move Against City Parking Placard Abuse

Kings County Politics reports that State Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon (photo) and City Council Member Stephen Levin are urging the city to enforce parking regulations, particularly with respect to abuse of city issued parking placards, in Downtown Brooklyn. As has been noted here before, this is a problem that extends into Brooklyn Heights, especially along […]

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Alternate Side Parking Rules in Effect Monday, July 20, with Changes

As we noted before, alternate side of the street parking rules go back into effect this Monday, July 20. However, there are changes to the rules. These changes went into effect in June, while ASP rules were suspended, and concern sweeping schedules for “residential side streets” (non-metered streets) which will now be swept only once […]

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Alternate Side Parking Suspension Continued One Week

ICYMI (as we did), alternate side parking rules have been suspended for an additional week, through Sunday, July 19. Parking meter rules remain in effect.

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