Archive | July, 2016

Court Nixes “Save The View” Suit; Brooklyn Bridge Park Seeks Venue Change for Pier 6 Litigation

Curbed reports that the court has dismissed a lawsuit brought by Save The View Now and the Brooklyn Heights Association against the Brooklyn Bridge park Corporation, the City of New York, and the developers of Pierhouse, claiming that a penthouse on the southern part of Pierhouse illegally infringed on the protected view plane from the […]

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Open Thread Weekend

OK, the weekend’s half over. We hope you’re enjoying it. You can still comment away!

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Coming Up at Brooklyn Bridge Park

On Sunday, July 31 at the Pier 6 Lawns there will be a free Pier Kids event, featuring Private Picassos art and craft activities from 11:00 a.m. to noon, and a “Meet the Animals” event presented by Friends of Wildlife from noon until 1:00 p.m. More information here. On Monday evening, August 1 at 7:00, […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

It’s a three-peat of subway turmoil this coming weekend. From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 29 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 1 there will be no service in either direction at the 4/5 platforms at Borough Hall, as 4 trains will terminate and originate at Bowling Green in Manhattan, and 5 trains do not serve Brooklyn […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

On Friday evening, July 29, at 8:00 Bargemusic will present Part II of violinist Gregory Fulkerson’s performance of J.S. Bach’s “Complete Violin Solo Sonatas and Partitas Plus”. This performance will include, in addition to works by Bach, others by Bartok and Carter. On Saturday evening, July 30 at 8:00, pianist Olga Vinokur will play works […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

What’s on your mind? Comment away!

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U.S. Attorney Probing de Blasio Role in LICH Sale

The Daily News and Post are reporting that Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney known for his crackdown on political corruption, has–according to “two sources” cited in the Daily News story–subpoenaed from State University of New York, previous owner of Long Island College Hospital, “all communications between the university system and City Hall regarding the sale […]

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Brooklyn Heights Library Closing Tomorrow; Interim Facility Opens Wednesday

Say goodbye to the 1960s vintage Brooklyn Heights branch of Brooklyn Public Library, and to those bas reliefs on the facade that, when I first saw the building, made me think it was a 1930s vintage WPA project (and thereby made me like it). That impression was corrected when I went inside and entered the […]

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Ice Cream Event at Brooklyn Historical Society Thursday Evening

Beat the heat with some ice cream at Brooklyn Historical Society this Thursday evening, July 28. Starting at 7:00 historic gastronomist Sarah Lohman, of the blog Four Pounds Flour, will moderate a discussion featuring Brooklyn’s leading ice cream makers. And, yes, there will be samples, courtesy of Ample Hills Creamery and Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice […]

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Brooklyn Heights Association Seeks Help for Street Tree Survey

The Brooklyn Heights Assocaition conducted a street tree census last year, during which our volunteers found that many of the Heights’ street trees suffer from overcrowded tree roots and tree pits too small to provide the tree with adequate nutrients and water. In response, “the BHA is launching a project to enlarge sub-standard tree pits […]

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