Archive | February, 2009

BHB Photo Club pic by fkuffel

Open Thread Weekend 2/28/09

What’s on your mind? Comment away!

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Heights History: BBQing for BUG

From Poppa Fink’s archives comes this promo shot of former NYC Commissioner of Public Events/ Knicks star Bud Palmer BBQing atop a building somewhere in Brooklyn Heights circa 1971.   The address of the BUG photo lab is stamped on the back of the picture: 195 Montague Street.  According to Pops, the shot was used in […]

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BHA Annual Meeting Full Recap

Brooklyn Heights in 2009 will be about preserving the neighborhood’s landmarks and property values, and it’s fair to say everything the community hoped and wished for in 2008 did not always go as planned, Brooklyn Heights Association President Tom van den Bout told a packed crowd last night. “I hereby officially call for a ‘do-over’ […]

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Marty: Dock Street DUMBO – It’s Like Root Canal!!

Borough President Marty Markowitz compared the task of evaluating the Dock Street rezoning proposal to a root canal last night at the Brooklyn Heights Association’s annual meeting — yes, a root canal. Making a decision was tough, he said, but he understood that “it had to be done, like a root canal.”

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Follow Us on Twitter

BHB’s parent and overlord, The Brooklyn Bugle is now “on” Twitter.   Follow us and get Brooklyn Heights Blog and Cobble Hill Blog updates as well as the inside scoop on the launch of The Brooklyn Bugle –

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Live Blogging BHA Meeting

Our award winning live blog from the Brooklyn Heights Association’s Annual Meeting. 7:32pm TK Small in the house. First BHB Ten member sighting. BHB Chief Correspondent Sarah Portlock is staying away from me and Qfwfq … she’ll have a real update later…

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Updated Rendering of Sleepy’s Montague Reno

After BHB reported on the planned expansion of 116 Montague Street, currently home to Sleepy’s,   images from the owner’s original-LPC-rejected plans surfaced in online reports. BHB has obtained the updated, LPC approved  elevations from John S. Newman, of Lindsay Newman Arch & Design . New, better, improved? What do you think? [Larger image via PDF […]

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Marty Supports — Sort of — Dock Street DUMBO!

Borough President Marty Markowitz has filed his letter of support for the contentious Dock Street residential project in DUMBO, following a public hearing he held on Jan. 28. We will have a copy of Marty’s letter for you soon, but in the meantime, the New York Times City Room blog writes:

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Travels with Daisy, Part II

We wrestled through four oatmeal cookies, a complete rearrangement of the furniture, two puncture wounds, numerous scrapes and bruises that were wonderfully livid after my shower the next morning, a stream of barking and my tears, pleading and blood for 75 minutes. I figured, by the time the clerk informed me the plane would be closing its doors in ten minutes, that I’d done ten 75-pound lifts.

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20 Henry Plugging Along Just Fine, Developers Say

Work may appear to have quieted down at the construction site at 20 Henry Street, raising some eyebrows — but that’s not to say nothing’s happening, a spokeswoman for the developer said on Wednesday. We received a tip that the work at the building — a conversion of the legendary Peak Mints candy factory to […]

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