Archive | October, 2007

Happy Birthday Brooklyn Heights Press

The Brooklyn Heights Press celebrates its 70th anniversary this week and columnist Henrik Krogius takes the opportunity to recall some Heights history: Brooklyn Eagle: Heights Press at 70: During the locally quiet World War II years, when gasoline rationing kept traffic down and stickball could be played on the streets, I delivered groceries for the […]

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fire escapes 10 23 07, BHB Photo Club pic by fkuffel via Flickr  

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NY Post: Sharks Circled Cadman Accident

In the NY Post's coverage of yesterdays car-meets-bus shelter accident at Cadman Plaza, we learn that more than a few of the loitering lawyers in the area pounced  and solicited the injured, at least 3 of whom worked in the courts: NY Post: Driver Likely…: One court employee said the accident was a field day […]

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Open Thread Wednesday 10/24/07

Lots of things to talk about this week — Stores in the Brooklyn Municipal Building? So much for that new bus shelter… Nabe thesp writes, directs new feature  Happy conductor  BHA gets $10Gs from Coens  Asbestos abatement sign has Eagle writer miffed  Hate crime creeps still on the loose!  … and whatever else you want […]

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Otis Pratt Pearsall, Preservation Pioneer, Still on the Barricades

Otis Pratt Pearsall, who, along with his wife, Nancy, was the prime mover behind the drive to prevent Robert Moses from destroying the northeast part of Brooklyn Heights by tearing down existing houses and stores to build  luxury apartment towers, and whose efforts were rewarded by the Heights' being designated the first historic district in […]

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Driver Plows Bus Shelter

UPDATE: Fox 5 News has video and photos of the crash scene. The Brooklyn Eagle reports that at around 1:30 pm today a car lost control and rammed into the bus shelter on Court Street near Borough Hall.  The late model Nissan narrowly missed hitting shoppers at today’s Farmer’s Market. The report says that 5 […]

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Muni Building May Add Stores

The NY Daily News reports today that the Brooklyn Municipal Building on Joralemon Street may be adding two floors of retail outlets: NY Daily News: Brooklyn Municipal Building to Convert…: Downtown Brooklyn planners are pushing an idea to outfit the borough’s staid, 80-year-old Municipal Building with two floors of shops, Brooklyn News has learned. The first […]

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Great Pumpkins

24 Willow St, BHB Photo Club pic by fkuffel

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New (Boerum Hill) Neighbor: Blue Ribbon General Store

From Cobble Hill Blog: Proprietor Ann Lopatin has opened the The Blue Ribbon General Store at 365 State Street (and Bond). It promises to carry a “unique assortment of home accessories and gift items for kids, pets and adults that represent the best of what life has to offer, all under one colorful and cozy […]

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Alternate Side of Street Parking

This column originally appeared in Brooklyn Paper on July 14, 2007 The mystery “illegal” parker of Pierrepont Street has broken his silence! To me! Exclusively! In my last column, I reported on the controversy surrounding alleged parking permit abuse on Pierrepont Street. The problem is so bad along the strip between Henry and Hicks streets […]

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