Archive | October, 2012

Watch Manhattan Go Dark Monday Night In A Matter Of Seconds…

Gothamist has posted five time-lapse videos showing the impact of Hurricane Sandy on the city, including the one below taken in Brooklyn Heights as Lower Manhattan goes dark within seconds at the :08 mark.

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Halloween Fun In Brooklyn Heights

As usual, Garden Place and Grace Court Alley were the places to be this Halloween. Some pics from BHB pal Peter Steinberg on Grace Court Alley and the world of the Twitter after the jump:

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Don’t Go Near the Water

We’ve received word from Notify NYC that because flooding has allowed untreated wastewater to flow into local waterways, “direct contact with the Hudson River, East River, New York Harbor, Jamaica Bay and the Kill Van Kull for recreational activities such as swimming, canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing, or any other water activity that would entail possible direct […]

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Montague Street BID Wednesday Eve Update

The Montague Street Business Improvement District filed a Wednesday evening update for businesses and local residents in the wake of all things storm-related. Highlights follow: * Sanitation Collection: “Although not formally confirmed, it is expected garbage collections will resume either tonight or tomorrow morning along Montague Street. Recycling collections are suspended until further notice.” * […]

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MTA’s Hurricane Sandy Subway Recovery Map

Now this is genius… MTA has released an up to-the-minute map that shows which subway lines will be operating beginning Thursday, November 1. No lines are making stops below 42nd Street, while, as you’ll see, unfortunately, there’s no service yet connecting Brooklyn Heights with Manhattan. Info about transit options connecting buses from Jay Street to […]

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Halloween Decorations in Brooklyn Heights

After the storm, some Heights residents were quick to put up their Halloween decorations. Part of the elaborate display at 273 Hicks Street, near the corner of Joralemon, is shown in the photo above (click on image to enlarge). More photos after the jump.

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Update On Transit Options Thursday

Shuttle bus service to/from Manhattan: Will operate between Jay Street/Metrotech and 57th Street/Lexington Avenue via the Manhattan Bridge. No info yet on hours of operation/schedules. Subway service into Brooklyn: Subway service between some local stations and destinations within Brooklyn. 4 trains will run between Borough Hall and New Lots Avenue, making all local stops. To […]

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National Guard Drops In On DUMBO

Just as Brooklyn Borough Prez Marty Markowitz had issued a plea for “allocating as many National Guard troops as possible” to BK neighborhoods hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy, the troops touched down in DUMBO. Owen Hughes provided BHB with these stirring pics, telling us: “There’s a building on the corner of Jay Street and John […]

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Brooklyn Chamber Offers Space For Displaced Member Businesses

The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce has set up a resource guide with information and phone numbers that borough businesses may contact for assistance and emergency loans in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. It is also offering temporary work space at its offices through the end of the year for Chamber members displaced by the storm. […]

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BREAKING: Public Transportation From Brooklyn To Manhattan Begins Thursday

BREAKING: CBS 2 reports that limited New York City subway service will resume Thursday, supplemented with a bus between Manhattan and Brooklyn, according to NY Gov. Cuomo. There will be no subway service south of 48th Street. BHB will update as more info is available. Update: MTA head (and Heights resident) Joseph Lhota says water […]

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