Archive | January, 2015

84th Precinct Police Blotter – 1/31/15

So I’m three weeks back at the police blotter and nothing yet to report from Planet Fitness. However, two incidents occurred on January 19th at the Atlantic Avenue YMCA, both at around 2 p.m. In the first, a 22-year-old man playing basketball left his backpack on the gym floor. When he was done shooting hoops […]

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Renderings Suggest Brooklyn Heights Library Replacement Tower Taller Than Depicted

In this guest post, long time BHB reader “Sensei B” ponders the rendering of the Brooklyn Heights Library project vs. reality.

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

On Sunday afternoon, February 1 at 3:00 the Brooklyn Historical Society will begin its celebration of Black History Month with a screening of Brooklyn Boheme: Narrated and written by Fort Greene resident Nelson George [photo], this feature length film celebrates the vibrant African American artistic community that thrived in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill during […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

This weekend (11:30 p.m. Friday, January 30 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, February 2) Brooklyn bound A trains will be re-routed over the F line between West 4th Street and Jay Street-MetroTech. Also during this weekend, C trains will be operating on a reduced schedule–once every 15 minutes–during their normal hours of operation, approximately 6:00 a.m. […]

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Since I’m Not Working: Native American Edition

I’m currently job hunting, and while writing resumes that no one will read is really exciting, I’ve decided to also take this (hopefully brief) time to do the things I wouldn’t normally have time to do if I had a job. I don’t have a particular agenda, just wherever the mood takes me. Perhaps you […]

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DOB Issues Partial Stop Work Order on Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pierhouse

According to sources familiar with the situation, the NYC Department of Buildings has issued a partial stop work order regarding construction of Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pierhouse. This SWO applies to the second portion of the building that has recently begun construction and not the first portion which topped out earlier this month. The request was […]

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Open Thread Wednesday 1/28/15

What’s on your mind? Comment away! Photo: Ken Rutledge via Facebook

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Here Are Some Photos of the Not So Historic Snowfall in Brooklyn Heights

Gentle hippies will say “we dodged a bullet” while conspiracy theorists will blame the Illuminati or Hillary Clinton – but the Snowmageddon 2015 that was predicted for our area wasn’t all that huge. Here’s some photos:

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Save Pier Six “Town Hall” Draws Enthusiastic Crowd; Save The View Now Gets Times Coverage

Saturday’s Save Pier 6 “Town Hall” attracted, by my estimation, about 100 attendees. Among these were representatives of a number of elected officials, including U.S. Representative Nydia Velazquez, State Senator Daniel Squadron, newly elected State Assemblywoman Jo Anne Simon, and City Comptroller Scott Stringer, as well as 52nd Assembly District Democratic Leader Josh Skaller. The […]

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Here’s a Passage from that New York Times Piece on the Pierhouse

Over the weekend, the New York Times ran a story about Save the View Now, the Brooklyn Heights based group seeking to curb the height of Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pierhouse. The article mentions the 2005 agreement that Otis Pratt Pearsall struck with park officials regarding the building’s height: NYT: The Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation, which […]

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