Archive | January, 2010


84th Precinct Police Blotter – 1/26/10

A pair of car thefts and a robbery from a 14-year-old girl top this week’s police blotter.

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Times Headlines Insurer’s Battle with LICH, other Hospitals

The contract dispute between UnitedHealthcare, the health insurance giant that controls the popular Oxford Health Plans, and Continuum Health Partners, the hospital consortium that controls Long Island College Hospital, is the subject of a front page article in today’s Times: The New York Times: A front in the national health care battle has opened in […]

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Open Thread: New Neighbors

Just move to Brooklyn Heights?  Have a question about services, history or anything else?  Just want to say hello?  Comment below!

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Hearse is the Word on Henry and Clark Streets in Brooklyn Heights

BHB pal @mopostal sends us this photo of a hearse he says has been parked in the same spot on Henry Street near Clark Street for the last week. He ponders via Twitter: Why has there been a hearse parked in front of the Clark St. 2/3 for the past week? It’s starting to freak […]

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Times: Walentas May be Two Years from Breaking Ground on Dock Street

In an interview by Vivian Marino in The New York Times, David Walentas, responding to a question about opposition to his Dock Street project in DUMBO, said this: Some of the community people who oppose it have filed a lawsuit; we don’t think it has merit. But that will probably take six months to get […]

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New Arby’s Arrives at Historic Gage & Tollner Space

Both the Brooklyn Paper and Brownstoner have “first looks” at the new Arby’s location nestled inside the landmarked Gage and Tollner location at 372 Fulton Street in Downtown Brooklyn.  Read more at The Brooklyn Bugle.

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Sneak Peek at 166 Montague and Some Mad Montague & Court History

The work of many great architects from the late nineteenth century has disappeared from the New York City architectural landscape. Unrelenting demolition of these age-old structures by developers and city planners in the name of progress have made the remaining survivors akin to endangered species. Brooklyn Heights has fortunately maintained landmark status protection since 1965 […]

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NY Times Gives Brooklyn Heights the “Living In” Treatment

New York Times scribe Jake Mooney covers Brooklyn Heights for the paper’s Sunday Real Estate section.  After reading the piece, we’ve learned that Brooklyn Heights is a great place to live! Whew!! NY Times: This grand-piano-shaped neighborhood is roughly 12 blocks deep, and about five blocks wide at its widest point. It is protected by […]

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Fender Bender Shuts Remsen Street

BHB tipster “MC” lets us know that Remsen Street between Henry and Clinton is closed due to a double parked car being sideswiped by a passing vehicle. The 84th Precinct is on the scene.  DEVELOPING… Update: Some commenters below are suggesting that the accident in question was the end result of an undercover drug bust and […]

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A Hunka Hunka Burning Taxi

A taxicab caught fire and burned to a crisp on Cadman Plaza Plaza West and Middagh Street yesterday afternoon, McBrooklyn reports. Coincidentally at the scene as well was the Brooklyn Eagle’s Mary Frost who reports:

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