Archive | June, 2010

Park Progress: Addition by Subtraction

Demolition of the National Cold Storage Warehouse on the landward side of Pier 1 has opened up views of the Brooklyn Bridge from the Promenade (compare photo below, taken on May 7 of this year). More photos and text after the jump.

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Crumbs Coming Soon

Work on the Crumbs cupcake store on Montague Street is continuing sources tells BHB.  It’s expected to open later this summer.  DEVELOPING…

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Work Begins on 116 Montague Street Expansion

The Brooklyn Eagle reports that work has begun on the expansion of 116 Montague Street,  currently the location of a Sleepy’s outlet.   We first reported in February 2009  about the plans.  The  Landmarks Preservation Commission approved the design of 3 additional stories last year after telling planners to go back to the drawing board.  However, […]

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Danger Domes are Gone at Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 1

The NY Times City Room reports that the expensive and dangerous steel domes have been removed from Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 1 playground. NY Times City Room: The $84,000 domes were installed at the toddler playground in March.  But within a week of their unveiling, parents reported that their children were burning their hands on them  – […]

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Open Thread Wednesday 6/30/10

What’s on your mind? Comment away!

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Brooklyn Heights Wine Bar: A Place for Kids?

Park Slope has a reputation as a neighborhood that’s almost too family friendly, to the extent that some “grown-up” restaurants have been asked to add a kids’ menu, and parents and their children are now welcome into bars. even did a story on it back in March: [A] 14-month-old toddler is the sort of […]

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WSJ Plugs BHA’s Pier 1 Whitman Blast

Reminder: the Brooklyn Heights Association’s celebtation of Walt Whitman, produced in collaboration with Issue Project Room, will be this Thursday evening, from 5:00 to midnight, on the harbor lawn of Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park. According to today’s Wall Street Journal: So while a mobile, marathon reading of “Leaves of Grass” begins at 5 p.m. […]

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84th Precinct Police Blotter – 6/29/10

A fare steals $50 from a cabbie; a shooting leaves three wounded on Sands St.; and a woman leaves a $10K diamond ring in her car. It’s this week’s police blotter.

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St. Ann’s School Film Head Produces Play in Catskills

Deborah Dobski of St. Ann’s School is serving as executive producer of a Catskill Mountain Foundation production the local press calls avant-garde: Daily Mail: Dobski, who is head of the film department at Saint Ann’s School, in Brooklyn Heights, and a former film professor at Columbia University, learned of the work because O’Rourke — one […]

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BHB Photo Club pic by Pat Bianculli

Kayaks Launch at Pier 1

BHB Photo Club member Pat Bianculli snapped this shot of kayaks launching from the new boat ramp at Pier 1 Sunday.

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