Archive | November, 2007

Markowitz Appoints CB2 Chair McRae to City Planning Commission

The Brooklyn Paper reports that Borough President Marty Markowitz has named Shirley McRae, Chair of Community Board 2, which includes the Heights along with Boerum Hill, Clinton Hill, DUMBO and Fort Greene, to be Brooklyn's sole representative on the City Planning Commission.  She replaces Dolly Williams, a construction company executive who has been Brooklyn's representative […]

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Brooklyn Bridge Park Meeting: Your Thoughts

Sounds like last night's Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy meeting turned out to be a lively discussion. According NY Metro, more than 200 people showed up, "many of whom were angry". Other than a discussion over on Brownstoner, news is scant so far. If you attended, please share your thoughts by leaving a comment.

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What’s Up with 135 Joralemon?

 Most Brooklyn Heights residents are familiar with the saga of 135 Joralemon Street, aka "The Little House the Could".  The home was nearly destroyed by fire in early 2005. Local contractor Howard Haimes restored it and many neighbors attended its "coming out" showing during this year's BHA House Tour.

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Flickr photo by Maulleigh 

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BBP Gets New Head

Governor Spitzer has named Brooklyn City Planning Manager Regina Myer as the new President of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Project: New York Daily News: State Stalled on Bridge Park: The Brooklyn Heights Association, a longtime park ally, recently sent a stinging letter to state and city officials demanding a new president and swift action at […]

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Courting the Mews

The NY Times searches for New York's "Hidden Places" in today's edition, with a mention of Grace Court Alley:  New York Times: New York's Hidden Places…:Brooklyn Heights is also home to several mews. When Stephanie Walls-Driscoll bought her carriage house at 19 Grace Court Alley about four years ago, it was the last one on […]

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Saucy XMas On Montague

The new Ricky’s store on Montague Street lives up to its edgy reputation with this sexy Christmas window display.

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Brooklyn Bridge Park Meeting Monday Evening

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy has announced that: [t]he … Conservancy, working with Empire State Development Corporation, New York State Parks, and New York City Parks, is holding a public meeting on Monday, November 26 to facilitate public input as part of a year-long effort to develop a strategic plan for programming in Brooklyn Bridge […]

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Turkey Eve Swizzle

Some folks call tonight "Inflation Eve" as they brave crowds on the Upper West Side to watch the balloons for tomorrow's Macy's Thanksgiving Parade get blown up.  In Brooklyn Heights, tonight means Turkey Eve Swizzle.  The Dick Swizzle Sudden Death Game Show is ON for 8pm this evening at Magnetic Field [97 Atlantic Avenue]. No […]

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Open Thread Wednesday 11/21/07

  A few things to discuss: Banner teardowns: are they hate crimes?  Giamatti likes the blintzes at Teresa's Whitman comes alive!  Who is the new Mailer? Graffiti on the Brooklyn Bridge (see photo)! BHB Photo Club pic by dietrich via Flickr

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