Archive | January, 2024

Update on 39 Grace Court: Landmarks Rejects Proposed Townhouse on Garden Site on Design Grounds

Brownstoner reports that, at the hearing yesterday, the members of the Landmarks Preservation Commission rejected the proposal to develop the existing garden lot at 39 Grace Court by building a single family townhouse there. Their rejection of the plan was based on the proposed design of the building, which one commissioner described as a “defensive […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

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Grace Church Winterfair This Saturday, February 3

This coming Saturday, February 3, Grace Church, 254 Hicks Street (corner of Grace Court, between Joralemon and Remsen) will present its annual Winterfair from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Items for sale at the fair include clothing (adults’ and kids’), toys, books, CDs and DVDs, household goods and tchotchkes, sporting goods, flowers and plants, baked […]

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Wall Collapse on Atlantic Avenue

Sitting in my classroom this morning waiting for students to arrive, I got an alert on my phone: “Due to FDNY activity, expect traffic delays, road closures and a heavy presence of emergency personnel in the area of Atlantic Avenue and Clinton Street in Brooklyn. Consider alternate routes and allow for additional travel time.” I […]

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Landmarks Preservation Commission Hearing on Proposed New Grace Court Townhouse Tuesday

The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, January 30 on the proposal to build a new townhouse at 39 Grace Court. The agenda for the hearing is here. You may participate in the hearing, either in person or remotely, but must register here no later than 7:00 a.m. […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This weekend — late Friday evening, January 26 to early Monday morning, January 29 — there will be no service in either direction at Clark Street. 2 and 3 trains will be running, and stopping as usual at Borough Hall. They just won’t be stopping at Clark while the MTA makes “station improvements.” Otherwise, things […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

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Should Brooklyn Heights Lose Its Historically Protected Status to Allow for Affordable Housing?

Three weeks ago Binyamin Appelbaum’s opinion piece, “I Want a City, Not a Museum”, appeared in the New York Times. Mr. Appelbaum blamed the city’s lack of affordable housing on its “preserving the corporeal city of bricks and steel at the expense of its residents and of those who might live here.” He noted that […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This weekend — late evening Friday, January 19 through early Monday morning, January 22 — 4 trains will not be serving Brooklyn in either direction. This means there will be no service at the 4/5 platforms at Borough Hall, as 5 trains do not serve Brooklyn on weekends. 2 and 3 trains should be running […]

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Repast Baroque Ensemble Returns to Brooklyn Heights with “Bird Fancier’s Delight”

The Repast Baroque Ensemble returns to Brooklyn Heights this coming Saturday afternoon, January 20 with “Bird Fancier’s Delight.” Baroque composers were just as inspired by birds as birders are today, listening to the songs of nightingales, cuckoos, chickens, quail, and even the “dodo of love,” and incorporating them into their music. This program features works […]

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