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DOT Says No Major BQE Work Likely Until 2028.

As reported by amNY, under questioning from City Council Member Lincoln Restler a representative of the City’s Department of Transportation said no major capital reconstruction work on the triple catilevered section of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, which lies below Brooklyn Heights between Atlantic Avenue and Sands Street, is likely to begin before 2028 “at the earliest.” […]

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BQE Truck Weight Limit Enforcement Begins Today

According to Ben Brachfeld in amNY, starting this week northbound trucks on the cantilevered portion of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway below Brooklyn Heights that exceed the 80,000 pound weight limit will be charged $650 fines. The weight sensors have been operative for three months, but until now overweight trucks have been given warnings. The sensors for […]

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Restler Introduces Bill to Ban Non-Essential Helicopter Flights

Last November, citing The City, we noted that there had been a large increase in complaints to 311 about helicopter noise. Now AMNY reports that City Councilmember Lincoln Restler (photo) has introduced a bill that, if enacted, would ban all “non-essential” flights from city owned heliports. This would include all commuter and tourist flights. Those […]

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Adams Seeks Cut to Funding for BQE Repairs This Year

According to AMNY Mayor Adams and the city’s Department of Transportation want to reduce DOT’s budget for repair work on the crumbling Brooklyn-Queens Expressway this year from $225.1 million to $44.6 million, with the reduction of $180.5 million preserved for use in later years. The AMNY story quotes City Council Member Lincoln Restler, whose district […]

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Watermark to Host Exhibit Honoring LGTBQ Seniors

As reported by Tat Bellamy-Walker in AMNY, The Watermark at Brooklyn Heights, the new luxury senior housing (formerly the Towers Hotel) at 21 Clark Street, will host “Not Another Second,” a photographic exhibit honoring LGBTQ seniors. The portraits feature a former politician, military veterans, a Stonewall survivor, and a Black Panther, among others. The art […]

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AMNY Talks Brooklyn Heights

Today’s edition of AMNY has a section about Brooklyn Heights.  BHB publisher John “Homer Fink” Loscalzo is quoted a couple of times.  There’s also a curious sidebar interviewing an 18 year old who has lived in the Heights for 2 years.  She predicts that the neighborhood is the “next Manhattan”. PDF here, article starts at […]

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AMNY Covers Brooklyn Heights

Homer Fink and BHB were part of last year’s AM New York roundup of Brooklyn Heights.  This year, the Brooklyn Heights Cinema’s Amy Mascena is profiled:

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