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Park Progress Special: Granite Steps at Pier 1 Now Open.

Although the Pier 1 portion of Brooklyn Bridge Park was opened over a month ago, the magnificent granite steps facing the East River and Manhattan, so inviting for sitting and contemplating the view, have been closed to the public until yesterday. (More photos and text following the jump.)

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A View From Inside the Watchtower, Continued: Apocalypse Not

“Orthocath” continues his story of life as a “Bethelite” in 1970s Brooklyn Heights here. In this installment, he tells of the passing of the fateful prediction for 1975, as well as of the acquisition of the Towers Hotel and the digging of a tunnel.

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BHA House Tour Saturday, May 8

The Brooklyn Heights Association’s popular annual house and garden tour will be held on Saturday, May 8, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Brooklyn Eagle: This go-at–your-own–pace, self-guided tour, for the benefit of the Association, allows visitors a rare opportunity to experience the architectural grandeur and contrasting styles found in the finest private homes and gardens […]

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PS8 PTA to Screen Oscar Winning Short Film

Want a good way to chase your tax filing blues? The New Tenants, directed and produced, respectively, by Heights residents and PS 8 parents Joachim Back and Mette Ambro, winner of this year’s academy award for Best Live Action Short, will be screened on the evening of April 15 at Brooklyn Heights Cinema, 70 Henry […]

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Church Parking Flap: We See This As An Acceptable Cost

The Brooklyn Paper covers the ongoing bike-lane abuse, by houses of worship in Brooklyn Heights. The paper quotes the pastor of the First Presbyterian Church as saying their flouting of the law is made possible with the complicity of the 84th Precinct. Last week, at the precinct’s monthly community council meeting, this blogger played for […]

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Park Progress Special: Pier 1 to Open Monday

It’s been sitting there–trees, grass, pathways, a pond, and, especially, those gorgeous steps custom-made for lounging and enjoying the view–beckoning to us from the Promenade or the Brooklyn Bridge. At last, word has come that our longing is to be requited. The Pier 1 portion of Brooklyn Bridge Park will be open to the public […]

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Court to Insurers: Don’t Dump LICH Docs

As reported by NY1, a state court today issued an order temporarily restraining UnitedHealthcare, a major health insurance group that controls the popular Oxford Health Plans, from terminating coverage for services provided by doctors affiliated with hospitals in the Continuum Health Partners consortium, which includes Long Island College Hospital. As we previously reported, Continuum’s contract […]

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City Ready to Commit Additional $55 Million to Park

Characterizing Brooklyn Bridge Park as “the most exciting park project in New York City in 100 years”, City Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe (at podium in photo) announced, at the meeting at LICH hosted by State Sen. Daniel Squadron (standing at right), that the City is prepared, pending State approval, immediately to commit an additional $55 […]

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Denis Hamill Pans LICH/SUNY Deal

Read about it on CHB.

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Paterson Announces State Grant Saving LICH In-school Clinics

We previously reported the planned closure by Long Island College Hospital of four in-school clinics that serve students in six schools located in the downtown Brooklyn area. Today, Governor Paterson announced a state grant that will enable LICH to keep these clinics open during the coming school year. Brooklyn Daily Eagle These clinics — at […]

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