Tag Archives | Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon

Sahadi’s Recognized as a “Historic Business”

As reported by Kirstyn Brendlen in The Brooklyn Paper, Brooklyn Heights’ mecca for Middle Eastern and other delicacies, Sahadi’s, 187-189 Atlantic Avenue, has been included in New York State’s Historic Business Preservation Registry. What effect this might have on Sahadi’s future isn’t clear, but as of now all seems to be going well. The Brooklyn […]

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“Java with Jo Anne” Thursday; BQE on the Agenda

State Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon, who represents Brooklyn Heights and nearby neighborhoods, will have another of her “Java with Jo Anne” sessions, this one on line or by telephone only, this Thursday, July 28, from 9:30 to 11:00 am. She will be discussing many matters of local concern, inviting local residents to express their views […]

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Simon, Kavanagh Promote Legislation to Identify, Fine Overweight Trucks Using BQE

The Eagle’s Editorial Staff reports that Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon and State Senator Brian Kavanagh have introduced legislation to establish a pilot program that uses mobile or stationary weigh-in-motion systems to enforce restrictions on overweight trucks on the BQE in Brooklyn. The Eagle story quotes Simon as observing that overweight trucks are a particular problem with respect to the condition of […]

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BHA Update on BQE; “Save the Promenade” is now “A Better Way NYC”

The Brooklyn Heights Association has sent us an update on efforts to have the City’s Department of Transportation to pursue alternatives to replacing the Brooklyn Heights Promenade for a period of at least six years with a temporary elevated six lane highway carrying heavy truck and auto traffic. The BHA has worked with Save the […]

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Bill Sponsored by NYC Councilmembers Menchaca, Chin & Rosenthal Takes Aim at Tourist Helicopters

Stroll the Brooklyn Heights Promenade and you can hear it day and night: the constant thwapping of tourist helicopters.  Flights take off from the Downtown Manhattan Heliport (DMH) located just south of the Seaport and is operated by Saker Aviation Services.  According to the Stop the Chop NY NJ,  “these tours are allowed to operate […]

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Squibb Park Pedestrian Bridge Should Be Back In Service Late This Spring; Park Will Pursue Cost Reimbusement

According to the Eagle, the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation “aims to have the bridge back in operation by late spring.” The bridge, locally known as “the bouncy bridge,” was taken out of service last August after some supports were found to be loose and the portion of the bridge nearest Squibb Park developed a list […]

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