Archive | January, 2009

Faux Funeral for Subway Lines

BHB Photo Club member JBary writes: Brooklyn politicians and activists eulogize the death of the M and R train line. Speakers in order are: Marty Markowitz, Brooklyn Borough President Daniel Squadron, New York State Senator Michael Burke, Downtown Brooklyn Partnership Paul Nelson, Assemblywoman Joan Millman’s Chief of Staff Video after the jump.

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BHB Poll: Dock Street DUMBO, You Decide

Brooklyn Heights Blog will never take an “official” stance on any issue, candidate or public policy – we leave that up to you the BHB Community. You’ve sounded off on the Dock Street DUMBO Project all over this site.  Now it’s time to go to the polls. Take the BHB Survey on DSD now Once […]

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Flickr photo by mtrelaun

Weekend Open Thread 1/30/09

More Open Threads mean more chances to plug your events, vent about whatever or just say howdy! Flickr photo by mtrelaun

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Ugly Betty Coming to Montague Street

BHB tipster Chuck Taylor tells us that ABC’s Ugly Betty will be shooting next Wednesday on  Montague Street from Hicks to Montague Terrace.  The smash hit TV show stars Brooklyn Heights resident Ana Ortiz. If you’re parked there on Tuesday night, remember to move your car by 7pm or you’ll be towed!

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BBPDC Financial Model Public Meeting

BBPDC Open Meeting Recap

Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corporation (BBPDC), the New York State government entity charged with designing and constructing the nascent Brooklyn Bridge Park, held a public meeting Wednesday night lasting over two and a half hours at a Polytechnic University auditorium in Metrotech to update the public on the park’s financial model for park construction and […]

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Live from BBP Hearing

BHB tipster “MP” is at tonight’s public hearing on Brooklyn Bridge Park. He sent along some photos of BBPDC prexy Regina Myer, Senator Daniel Squadron, Assemblywoman Joan Millman, City Councilman Bill DiBlasio and Parks Commission Adrian Benepe. DEVELOPING…

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“Unbiased” B’Paper Gives Thumbs Up to Dock Street DUMBO

The Brooklyn Paper’s editorial board is saying “yes” to Two Trees’ controversial Dock Street DUMBO Project. In giving approval for the plan in this week’s edition they write: What is often forgotten when passions run high is that David Walentas is not a drive-by developer who wants to destroy DUMBO while grabbing a few quick […]

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Rumor Killer: No Five Guys On Henry

In response to a comment by “ABC” claiming that a Five Guys Burgers and Fries outlet would be moving into the old Busy Chef space at Henry and Cranberry (as opposed to Court Street as previously rumored), Craig Cohen, owner of Brooklyn Five Guys franchises, tells BHB that there is no truth to the Henry […]

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Brooklyn Heights Torah Swiped

The folks at Congregation B’nai Avraham thought they were doing a mitzvah when they lent one of their unique handwritten Torahs to a couple who wanted to have a “kosher vacation” in Turks and Caicos. Unfortunately, the borrowers thought it would be safe to leave the holy scroll overnight last Sunday in the back seat of their […]

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Eagle: BBP Topper Sanguine About Park; B’Paper: It’s Gonna Cost Ya

Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corporation President Regina Meyer tells the Brooklyn Eagle,  Brooklyn Bridge Park will become reality: Citing updated construction costs and actual data, Ms. Myer said the funds are in hand for the development of Pier 1 (off Fulton Ferry Landing) and Pier 6 (off Atlantic Avenue), as well as part of Pier […]

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