Archive | July, 2012

Is Brooklyn Bridge Park Responsible For A Rez Boom In Brooklyn Heights?

According to a blissfully rosy story in The New York Post, the 85-acre Brooklyn Bridge Park is not only about a year from being 60% complete, but deserves credit for a residential real estate boom in both Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO. First, the optimistic factoids regarding BBP’s 60% completion: The Post assures that “a sports […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions

Tomorrow evening (Friday, July 27) the Metropolitan Opera will present a free recital on the Harbor View Lawn, Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park, from 7:00 to 9:00, featuring tenor Dimitri Pittas, soprano Danielle de Niese (photo by Chris Dunlop), and bass-baritone John Del Carlo, accompanied by Dan Saunders on piano. There’s no list of what’s […]

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Brooklyn Borough Prez Markowitz Weighs In On Bloomberg’s Soda Ban Proposal

NYC Mayor Bloomberg’s intent to ban 16+-ounce sodas in movie theaters, sports arenas, food carts, restaurants and delis met with plenty of opposition at a NYC Board of Health hearing in Long Island City Tuesday, which drew such a crowd that an overflow room was needed. Among those testifying that the proposed policy is sour […]

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Skeptic Deems Proposed $40M Fieldhouse A ‘Masquerade That Doesn’t Belong In BB Park’

The $40 million, 2,499-seat Fieldhouse/Velodrome proposed for Brooklyn Bridge Park has been personified as a community recreation center, with an indoor bike riding track as its centerpiece. But Peter Flemming, Co-Chair of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Community Council and a member of the Citizens Advisory Committee of the Park Corp., says the plan that’s been […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Weekend and the Following Week

The A and F trains seem to be involved in a slow motion do-si-do. Last weekend, Brooklyn bound A (and C) trains were diverted onto the F track between West 4th and Jay Street-Metro Tech. This weekend, Manhattan bound F trains are taking the A/C line between Jay and West 4th. This means no Manhattan […]

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Image Of The Day: Halloween In July?

Forget Christmas in July. The folks at Verizon Wireless on Montague Street—apparently wanting to insure no passersby ended up meeting the Grim Reaper in the netherworld below the sidewalk—placed this non-intimidating scarecrow beside the candy corn safety cone… making hay out of potential hell. (Photo: Chuck Taylor)

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Downtown’s Starbucks Booming; Seattle’s Best A Bust?

Have you ever met a Starbucks that didn’t do boffo business? The recent move of the Brooklyn Heights’ locale from the open & airy 134 Montague Street to the long & narrow 112 Montague doesn’t appear to have cut down on the number of Caffè Vanilla Frappuccino Blendeds being served in the neighborhood. (More photos […]

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The ‘Brooklyn Eagle’ Has Landed

The one-story 1963 homely building that housed the long-lived “Brooklyn Eagle” newspaper at 30 Henry Street is history. It was two months ago that the lot in Brooklyn Heights was boarded up and by

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Brooklyn Beach Shack Opens Next to Brooklyn Bridge Park Pool

Yesterday was the official opening of the Brooklyn Beach Shack, a concession locted next to the “beach” adjoining the pop-up pool on the Pier 2 uplands of Brooklyn Bridge Park. The shack will serve burgers, hot dogs, ice cream, and soft drinks during pool hours. From the time the pool closes at 6:00 p.m. until […]

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Newly Listed: Jehovah’s Witnesses’ 10-Story Residential 67 Remsen Street

Another Brooklyn Heights property in the Jehovah’s Witnesses real estate portfolio has hit the marketplace. A five-story, 5,088-square-foot residential building at 67 Remsen Street—ironically, abutting the back of organization’s recently sold Bossert Hotel—is asking $3.4M. It features 10 units, a private garden and will be delivered vacant, according to David Schechtman of marketing firm Eastern […]

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