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Two Developers Said to Agree to Buy Witness Headquarters

The Real Deal reports that an investment group led by two prominent Manhattan property owners and developers, Jared Kushner and Aby Rosen, are said to have agreed to purchase the Watchtower headquarters complex at 25-30 Columbia Heights, along with a site on Jay Street in DUMBO that has substantial development rights, for $700 million. No […]

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Pier House Construction Underway

Reader Andrew Porter has been keeping an eye, and a camera lens, on construction activity at the site of Pier House, the hotel/retail/condo complex that will sit between Furman Street and Pier 1. The pedestrian bridge connecting Squibb Park and the uplands of Pier 1, which will eventually be between two sections of Pier House, […]

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Evening Walk Photos: Brooklyn Bridge Park and Brooklyn Heights

I took a walk early yesterday (Monday) evening. On my way from the Squibb Park pedestrian bridge on to Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park, I was greeted by this gray catbird (thanks to reader elw_ny and FB friend John Hunt for the species ID). A little farther along, I found a red saddlebags dragonfly (thanks […]

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City Issues RFP for Brooklyn Heights Library Site

Brownstoner reports that the City has issued a Request for Proposals to develop the site now occupied by the Brooklyn Heights Branch of Brooklyn Public Library at 280 Cadman Plaza West. The RFP provides that the developer’s plan “must incorporate a brand new, 20,000 square foot library branch (“New Library”) for the Brooklyn Heights community.” […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions

Around for what may be a very long, very hot pre-Fourth of July weekend? Keeping cool may be high on your agenda. Brooklyn Heights Cinema will be showing Moonrise Kingdom and Safety Not Guaranteed through the holiday (showtimes here). The Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street (corner of Clinton) is offering another in the series […]

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Update on Billboard: “Not Illegal” says TA

Following up on our inquiry, prompted by reader Andrew Porter, Brooklyn Heights Association Executive Director Judy Stanton got on the phone and found that the City Department of Buildings has no jurisdiction over the billboard (see photo) near the north end of the Promenade, because it is affixed to a building owned by the Transit […]

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Billboard Near BQE and Promenade Illegal?

Responding to our post about an illegal billboard that was blown down by last Friday’s high winds and blocked the southbound lanes of the BQE, a local resident noted that there is an illegal–because it is within 200 feet of a highway–billboard near Brooklyn Heights. It can be seen in the photo and from the […]

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Bye, Bye, Barfberries, or, a Good Idea from D.C.?

In autumn, Brooklyn Heights sidewalks get a generous sprinkling of the overripe fruit of ginkgo trees exuding a noxious smell from which comes their nickname. The fruit contains butyric acid, a substance also found in rancid butter. Tree experts in our nation’s capital may have a cure. dcist: The arrival of warmer spring weather means […]

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Mr. J’s Mea Culpa; or, BHB as Socratic Dialogue

Karl confesses to a minor error in location in his previous video, and thanks BHB reader Andrew Porter for correcting him. This motivates a reflection on how blog dialogue leads us to Truth; and concludes with a lighthearted observation on kids who do the darndest things in movies. Video after the jump.

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Brooklyn Heights, Blizzard of 1975

Andrew Porter sent us these black and white shots of Brooklyn Heights taken after the Blizzard of January 1975.  Click on photos for larger version.

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