Archive | June, 2010

BHA Presses DOT on Pier 6 Crossing Safety

Judy Stanton, Executive Director of the Brooklyn Heights Association, has contacted the City Department of Transportation about concerns over safety of pedestrians, especially with children, crossing from Atlantic Avenue to the new playground in Brooklyn Bridge Park on Pier 6. She reports: I talked to the NYC DOT today re the accident prone approach to [...]

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Remsen St. Fire

FDNY units have extinguished a fire on the 11th floor of 175 Remsen St., and remain on the scene as the smoke condition in the building has not yet lifted. No injuries have been reported.

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BHA Launches New Book “Enjoying Brooklyn Heights”

The BHA just announced their new book, Enjoying Brooklyn Heights, will be available beginning this Saturday at 11 a.m. during their Picnic on the Promenade event. The BHA is delighted to announce the publishing of a great new family resource to celebrate and educate about our neighborhood. ENJOYING BROOKLYN HEIGHTS is a fun-for-the-family “self-guided neighborhood [...]

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Nail Salon Coming to Old Laundromat Space on Montague Street

At last week’s Montague BID meeting, it was rumored a nail salon would be opening at the site of the burned out laundromat at 132 Montague Street.   The laundry announced it would be moving down the block to the vacated Korres space at 140 Montague Street.  Today, the Brooklyn Eagle confirms the nail salon [...]

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News 12 Shows Up to Taste the Controversy

Well, who knew that when we suggested to Michael Correra at (BHB sponsor) Michael Towne Wines and Spirits that  a  free tasting event for the “controversial” Absolut Brooklyn could be fun, that it would garner the attention of hyperlocal TV news outlet News 12 Brooklyn. Stay tuned for our exciting summer series of tastings at [...]

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ManiFooki Properties: At Least the Flowers Are Pretty

Our man with the cam, Karl Junkersfeld, inspired by AEB’s comment on today’s Open Thread Wednesday, paid a visit to the office of ManiFooki Properties, LLC, in the former ROWF space at Hicks and Middagh. The video above tells the tale.

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Brooklyn Bridge Park Access Denied

By all estimation, Tuesday afternoon June 15, was one of those uniquely beautiful days which should be spent outside, walking/rolling around Brooklyn Heights. Since I had not been down to Pier 1 Park recently, that was my destination after conducting some errands. However, you cannot fully appreciate my rage when I discovered that it is [...]

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Philly Phanatic a Brooklyn Heights Native

With the Yankees embroiled in a three game series with the Mets’ divisional rivals, the Phillies, and this Amazins fan uncharacteristically rooting for the Bronx Bombers, I was surprised to learn that the Philly Phanatic, the Phillies’ mascot (who, I will admit, has a lot more panache than Mr. Met), was created by Acme Mascots, [...]

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Millman Joins the BQE Fray

State Assembly Member Joan Millman, whose district includes Brooklyn Heights, today announced her opposition to any realignment or expansion of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway that would necessitate taking any private property “in Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, the Columbia Waterfront District, DUMBO, Fulton Ferry Landing, Vinegar Hill or Willowtown.” She said: I recognize that New York State [...]

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Brooklyn Tech: Brooklyn Digital Foundry’s Brian Lemond and John Szot

At 11 years old, Brooklyn Digital Foundry is a dinosaur by DUMBO standards. But this self-described “old guard” of the industry remains on the cutting edge of traditional and digital marketing, thanks to the passion of founders Brian Lemond and John Szot, both trained architects in their late 30s who met at the University of [...]

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Open Thread Wednesday 6/16/10

What’s happenin’? Comment away!

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Do the Right Thing: Taste Spike Lee’s Vodka Tonight

Tonight (6/16) from 5pm – 8pm BHB sponsor Michael Towne Wines & Spirits (73 Clark Street) will be offering free samples of the Spike Lee inspired Absolut Brooklyn vodka and the Stoop Party cocktails. Details here.

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BQE Plan Covered by All News Outlets Today

The BQE reconstruction controversy was all over local TV and print news today. BHA Executive Director Judy Stanton spoke with WABC-TV in the video above. WCBS-TV also ran the story interviewing many Brooklyn Heights residents including Democratic NYS Assembly candidate Doug Biviano. That report may be seen here.

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BHB’s Heather Quinlan on Channel 12 at 5:30 Today

Above is our Karl Junkersfeld’s video of Heather interviewing passersby on Henry street today. Tune in! It’s on Time Warner channel 156.

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Squadron: Condemnation “must not be on the table” in BQE Reconstruction

This in from State Senator Daniel Squadron (photo above at Pier 6 opening), whose district includes Brooklyn Heights: The Brooklyn-Queens Expressway is in desperate need of a major rehabilitation. It will be a long process, and it is currently in the early stages. I commend the State Department of Transportation for the openness it has [...]

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Brooklyn Heights History: the Low Family and the China Trade

Will Van Dorp, of Tugster: a Waterblog, has an interesting post about the Heights, focusing on Abiel Abbot Low, who came here from Salem, Massachusetts, owned clipper ships in the China trade, and lived in a large townhouse on Pierrepont Place, next to the Montague Street entrance to the Promenade. The adjoining townhouse to the [...]

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