Save the View Now, the grassroots Brooklyn Heights citizens group seeking to curb the height of Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pierhouse received support Monday from a high profile resident. Girls star/creator Lena Dunham tweeted out a link to Glynnis MacNicols’ NYDN editorial about the project. Reaction from the Twitterverse was…. well… interesting: The Pierhouse topped out […]
Archive | January, 2015
The Eagle reports that Save Pier 6 will hold a “Town Hall” this Saturday, January 24 starting at 3:00 p.m. at the Zion German Evangelical Lutheran Church, 125 Henry Street. You may submit questions in advance by emailing email@example.com This event will serve as preparation for the Community Advisory Council meeting the following Tuesday, January […]
Our elected officials helped organize tonight’s meeting with the DOE as a spinoff of the November Town Hall overcrowding meeting. For those with children born in 2010, it is an opportunity to ask the DOE questions about how to navigate the Kindergarten application process. (Kindergarten registration is open through February 13th). The meeting will take […]
Brooklyn Heights pet-owners rejoiced when the little space on the corner of Hicks and Cranberry, too-long dormant, began to show signs of life. A Heights institution for pet care, the veterinary practice had closed following the retirement first of founder Dr. Bernard Wasserman and later Dr. Richard Turoff, and in between the departure of Dr. […]
The Brooklyn Bridge Park Community Advisory Council will meet from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 27 at Congregation Mt. Sinai, 250 Cadman Plaza West. Representatives of Save The View Now and People for Green Space/Save Pier 6 will be present, so discussion should be lively. All are invited.
Actor, former firefighter and firehouse preservation champion Steve Buscemi will introduce a screening of Symbiopsychotaxiplasm Take One, …a groundbreaking 1968 film by the legendary African-American filmmaker William Greaves that blends fiction and documentary and remains one of the most insightful deconstructions of filmmaking to date. The screening will be at the Brooklyn Historical Society on […]
Two controversies concerning present and future development projects at Brooklyn Bridge Park have roiled Brooklyn Heights lately. The first, being advanced under the banners of Save Pier 6 and People For Green Space, concerns plans, as not yet implemented, to build two high rise residential buildings near the entrance to Pier Six. The second, called […]
On February 10, 1963 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. came to Brooklyn Heights. He delivered an address at Plymouth Church that he called “The American Dream.” Dr. King worked on the piece and it evolved into his historic “I Have a Dream” speech, delivered later that year on August 28 in Washington D.C. Read the […]
Two BHB readers alerted us to a bit of dendrochronology happening on Columbia Heights. The stump of a tree cut down near 157 Columbia Heights has been annotated by someone to reveal its approximate origin date (1885) as well as these historical events:
The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy has given us ten reasons to love the Park in the wintertime. Another reason is embedded in their first one: it’s a lot less crowded. See the ten reasons here, illustrated with stunning photos by Etienne Frossard and Julienne Schaer.
Advertise on BHB
Get BHB in your inbox everyday. Enter your email below.