Archive | October, 2014

BHA Seeks Smaller Tower at Pier 6; Slams Pierhouse Addition

In a statement released last night on their website, the board of the Brooklyn Heights Association has requested that the Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corporation reconsider the proposed heights of two controversial residential towers now in the planning stages for Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park. According to a statement on the Association’s website, the […]

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Halloween 2014 Open Thread

What or who are you dressing up as for Halloween? Who in Brooklyn Heights has the best stoop or window display? What else in on your mind about Halloween? Comment away! Then there’s this whiner whining about kids from other neighborhoods coming to theirs to trick-or-treat.

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This Sunday, November 2 is New York City Marathon day. The closest the runners will come to Brooklyn Heights is the intersection of Flatbush and Lafayette avenues (see course map here). Keep in mind that many streets and bridges, including the Verazzano Narrows and Queensboro/Ed Koch, will be closed during the day (see list of […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

“F” may be Kathleen Edwards’ favorite letter, but this weekend, from 11:45 p.m. Friday, October 31 (trick or treat night!) to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 3, Manhattan bound F trains will be diverted to the A/C line between Jay Street/Metro Tech and West 4th Street. This means no Manhattan bound service at York Street, so […]

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50 Cent’s Power Filming in Brooklyn Heights on Halloween

50 Cent’s Power is shooting once again in Brooklyn Heights. The production is set to take place from 1PM to 11PM on Halloween. The show last shot here on Yom Kippur. Parking alert! Move your car by Friday morning at 6AM or you will be towed from these locations: Cranberry Street between Willow and Columbia […]

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Landmarks Commission Approves New Façade For 48 Hicks Street

48 Hicks Street, the four-story building originally constructed as a Federal style frame house in 1829 and altered significantly over the years, will be altered yet again.

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Citi Bike Announces Major Expansion in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens

Citi Bike is growing, with new partners and a new CEO to lead its expansion. Alta Bicycle Share, operator of Citi Bike, announced Monday that Jay Walder, former chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, will take over as CEO. According to Crain’s New York Business, besides announcing the appointment of Mr. Walden, Alta, plagued by […]

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Open Thread Wednesday 10/29/14

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

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State Officials Approve LICH Sale to Fortis

Say goodbye to Long Island College Hospital, and to availability of critical emergency care in our area. Today State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli both approved the sale of LICH to developer Fortis Property Group, which will turn most of the property into luxury housing, and provide space for NYU Langone […]

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Brooklyn Heights Crash Report: Pedestrian Struck Friday Night, Gas Truck Flips on BQE Today

Gothamist was on the scene this afternoon when a gas truck flipped and spilled fuel on the southbound BQE. Publisher/reporter/Ask a Native New Yorker scribe Jake Dobkin snapped photos of the accident showing the vehicle perched perilously on the cantilever just below the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. Gothamist reported this afternoon that there was at least […]

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