Archive | April, 2014

Karl’s Video History of Brooklyn Ferry

We’re approaching the 200th anniversary of the beginning of steam powered ferry service between Brooklyn and Manhattan. Karl Junkersfeld has made a video (see it after the jump) marking the occasion, and giving the history of ferry service, and of the Brooklyn neighborhood (now the Fulton Ferry Historic District and, to its north, DUMBO) that […]

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Mayor de Blasio Asks SUNY to Scrap Winning LICH Bid; Re-Open Process

Crain’s reports that Mayor Bill de Blasio has aked SUNY ” to abandon talks with the top-scoring bidder for Long Island College Hospital and to instead open negotiations with ‘additional bidders.’” This follows numerous reports about the intentions of the winning bidder, Brooklyn Health Partners, including an earlier Crain’s story, based on e-mails among people […]

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BHA Calling for House Tour Volunteers; Bakers

The Brooklyn Heights Association’s annual Landmark House and Garden Tour is on Saturday, May 10 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. The BHA has sent us the following notice: Our house captains are calling for more volunteers so that every house has a full complement of staff. If you have 2 ¾ hours to contribute, please […]

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Phantom Tollbooth Author Norton Juster at BHS Tomorrow for Book Signing, Documenatry Screening

Norton Juster, former Brooklyn Heights resident and author of The Phantom Tollbooth, will be at the Brooklyn Historical Society tomorrow (Thursday, May 1) evening for a screening of the documentary The Phantom Tollbooth: Beyond Expectations: This playful documentary explores how Brooklyn neighbors Norton Juster and Jules Feiffer created one of our most beloved children’s books. […]

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Open Thread Wednesday 4/30/14

What’s on your mind? Comment away! Photo by Mrs. Fink

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Key Stakeholders Respond About Proposed Brooklyn Heights Library Development

BHB spoke recently with Borough President Eric Adams, Alexandra Bowie, President of the Brooklyn Heights Association, Emma Woods, spokeswoman for the Brooklyn Public Library and Michael White of the Brooklyn Heights-based public watchdog Citizens Defending Libraries regarding the proposed sale to developers of the BPL branch at Cadman Plaza. At a reporters’ roundtable attended by […]

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St. Ann’s School Puppet Parade Takes Over Brooklyn Heights

Spring is officially here as the St. Ann’s School Puppet Parade took place today in Brooklyn Heights. Take a picture? Add them in the comments below!

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BHA Joins Push for City-Wide 20mph Speed Limit

The Brooklyn Heights Association, having advocated successfully for the designation of the Heights as a “slow zone” with a 20 mph speed limit and speed bumps on streets, has now joined with Families for Safe Streets, Transportation Alternatives, and other civic and advocacy groups, to urge a city-wide default speed limit of 20 mph (higher […]

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Willowtown Associations’s Linda DeRosa Clarifies Joralemon Street Closing Suggestion

In a telephone interview on Friday, Linda DeRosa, Vice President of the Willowtown Association, clarified her block association’s position regarding traffic congestion that has bedeviled the community located on the cusp of Brooklyn Bridge Park. As was reported last week by News 12 Brooklyn, Willowtown residents have been alarmed by a drastic increase in traffic […]

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Memo Says LICH ER Will Close on May 12, Hospital Will Shut Down May 22

BHB reader Remsen Street Dweller posted this LICH memo detailing the upcoming closure of the facility. The ER will shutdown and ambulances will be diverted to other hospitals on May 12 at 7:00 AM and the entire facility will close its doors on May 22. Patients currently in the hospital will be discharged “as appropriate” […]

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