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Hollyhocks by the Promenade

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Park Progress: Piers 1 and 6 (Eighteenth Report)

Friday, June 26, 2009. Friday, July 3, 2009. This week, we return to headlining comparative photos of the north end of Pier 1, as seen from the Brooklyn Bridge. The topography is taking shape, with a large central hill sloping gently upward from northwest to southeast. More photos and text after the jump.

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A Visitor from Japan at Pier 7

Continuing the tradition of foreign warships docking at Pier 7 (see here, here, and here), at the foot of Atlantic Avenue, the Japanese Coast Guard’s large patrol vessel Kojima (LP-21) is berthed there now. Has the reputation of Atlantic Avenue’s bars spread throughout the navies of the world?

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20 Pierrepont Scaffold-Free; 65 Montague Next?

Window replacement work at 20 Pierrepont having been completed, the scaffolding that has blighted the block between Hicks and Columbia Heights has finally been removed, revealing some lovely flower beds. Meanwhile, workers have been seen replacing windows on the 65 Montague side of the same building complex, giving hope that the scaffolding there will soon […]

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AIG Sues to Take Over 20 Henry Development

According to Brownstoner, troubled financial and insurance giant AIG, which provided nearly $10 million in equity funding for the redevelopment of the “Candy Factory” building at 20 Henry Street into luxury condos, has sued the developers for breach of their contractual obligation to cover overruns in the cost of the project. In its suit, AIG […]

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Official Menorah Lighting Tonight

Rabbi Aaron Raskin of Congregation B’nai Avraham along with Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz will light the Rabbi Jacob J. Hecht Menorah (the official menorah of Brooklyn) tonight.  The ceremony begins at 5PM at Borough Hall Plaza. This menorah and another standing in Grand Army Plaza and sponsored by Rabbi Shimon Hecht of Park Slope […]

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Is the New Hot Spot Spicy?

The customers at the new Spicy Pickle restaurant [143 Montague Street] seem to think it’s a “spicy” new hot spot. The people I spoke to were return customers who raved about the food. Others walked in and already knew what they wanted – like they were old time Spicy Pickle regulars.

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If You Don’t Want Marty’s Message, Post a Sign

State Senator Martin “Marty” Connor’s “street team” was out in force in Brooklyn Heights tonight, handing out fliers to commuters.  A couple of young men were spotted slipping Connor fliers under the front doors of a few brownstones as well.  Luckily, if you don’t want his stuff – or anyone else’s – on your doorstep, […]

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Candy Factory Reconstruction Underway

Although no work was in evidence when this photo was taken (about 2:00 this afternoon), there was scaffolding up announcing new apartments to come.

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A Heights Artist: Mark Crawford

The images in this post are © 2007 by Mark Crawford, and are posted here with his permission. Mark Crawford, who has made the Heights his home since 1993, is a painter whose art defies easy classification. Much of his work, like Garden Charade (shown above) seems to fit within the abstract expressionist canon, but […]

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