Archive | December, 2007

Drats! Rats!

Sure it may be the holiday season and time for cheer, but this week’s Heights Lowdown in the Brooklyn Paper takes a stab at our neighborhood’s rats: Brooklyn Paper: Brooklyn’s Rat…: “The rats are getting more brave every year,” said Javier Quintana, a nine-year resident. “I’ve seen some the size of small dogs cruising down […]

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Sing Tonight!

  TwoFones reminds you that Brooklyn Heights Christmas Caroling is happening tonight (12/20) at 6:30pm. Meet at the First Presbyterian Church [124 Henry Street]. Read more about the annual event organized by The Hinkle Family.

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Precinct Housing Still Alive

  Housing should still be an option at the old precinct at 72 Poplar Street, Heights residents said at Wednesday's CB2 meeting.  Brownstoner reports that a "large crew of locals" were at the meeting and presented a petition carrying 104 signatures advocating the building for residential use.  The developer who purchased the property announced last […]

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BBP Construction Starting?

If it's in the newspaper, it has to be true: NY Daily News: New Waterfront Park Coming Soon: Construction on what will become a sprawling 1.3-mile Brooklyn Heights waterfront park could begin as early as next month, the Daily News has learned. If approved today, the $18 million construction phase would include the demolition of the […]

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Big Dumptrucks on Montague

"Stew" writes us:  Last night I woke up to dump trucks making pick ups 19 times.  I actually counted. I live on Montague Street, and of course, since it is a commercial street it is to be expected.  BUT 19 times?  It went on from 11pm to 3am.  What is going on here?  Usually it happens on […]

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Open Thread Wednesday 12/19/07

Stuff to discuss this week: DUMBO landmarked!  What to tip the staff for the holidays? Freakin' Freegans!  …and whatever else is on your mind…  BHB Photo Club pic by fkuffel via Flickr

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DUMBO, You’ll Be a Landmark (Soon)

The NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission voted this afternoon to make DUMBO a historic district. Now all that's left is NYC Council approval. LPC Approves…:The Commission voted unanimously 8-0 this afternoon to protect the blocks and 91 historic buildings in Dumbo. The new historic district is bound by John Street to the north, York Street […]

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Downtown Brooklyn Transportation Meeting

From the BHB Inbox: The Downtown Brooklyn Transportation Blueprint is a planning process and plan to meet the multi-modal transportation needs of Downtown Brooklyn for the next 20 years. The Blueprint integrates planning for pedestrians, transit users, cyclists, motorists and goods movement. The project considers the implications of growth; developing goals, policies, strategies and initiatives […]

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Brooklyn Tattoo Hits Hot Video Game

 BHB pal/Brooklyn Tattoo owner Adam Suerte's work is featured in this season's hottest video game — Rock Band. Many of the characters in the game are sporting his famous "Brooklyncentric" tattoos. The Brooklyn Eagle caught up with the hardest working artist in show business for today's edition: 

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What to Tip?

It's the holidays and it's time for celebrating… and tipping! If you have a doorman or any type of staff in your building this time of year has some of you living in fear of the "hairy eyeball". How much should you tip? Should you dig deep at all for building staff, after all aren't […]

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