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Expand Brooklyn Bridge Pedestrian and Bike Paths?

Your correspondent occasionally enjoys a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, but as the narrow pedestrian and bike paths, separated only by a thick painted white line, have become increasingly crowded, enjoyment has become scarce. I’ll quickly admit this is more the fault of pedestrians than of cyclists. Walking three or even four abreast, or stopping […]

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Brooklyn Bridge Jumper Survives

As I was taking a stroll along the Promenade this afternoon I noticed two police helicopters, one hovering overhead and the other making slow circuits around the Brooklyn Bridge. At the Brooklyn Bridge Park entrance at the foot of Old Fulton Street I found fire and police vehicles and ambulances (photo). I asked a bystander […]

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“Moms” March Over Brooklyn Bridge for Gun Sense Next Saturday

The New York chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense invites their neighbors to join them Mother’s Day weekend for the 4th Annual Brooklyn Bridge March.  Saturday, May 7th at 1:00 pm Moms, Dads, survivors and supporters will gather at Cadman Plaza Park to march over Brooklyn Bridge towards a rally at City Hall.  […]

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Five Borough Bike Tour, Road Closures This Sunday

Thanks to this correspondent’s penchant for late night surfing, The Blog has just learned of this Sunday’s TD 5 Boro Bike Tour.  Now in its 39th year, the ride consists of “32,000 cyclists of all skill levels [who] come from around the world to roll through every borough of New York City on streets totally […]

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Robert Furman’s Brooklyn Heights is a Trove of Information

Robert Furman’s (with contributions of photographs of historic Brooklyn Heights buildings by Brian Merlis) Brooklyn Heights: The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of America’s First Suburb is a massive–471 pages–attempt to encompass all that is significant in the history of our neighborhood. The subtitle provides a narrative arc, though an inverted one. It begins with a […]

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Autumn Scenes from Brooklyn Heights and Brooklyn Bridge Park

This weekend afforded perfect weather for brisk walks through the Heights and Brooklyn Bridge Park, and I was able to get some photos of fall blooms and foliage, as well as other scenes. Asters were in bloom in the Brooklyn Heights Promenade gardens near the Remsen Street entrance. Seen from the newly opened outer portion […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Bargemusic’s “Here and Now Labor Day Festival,” which began yesterday evening, continues on Friday and Saturday evenings, September 4 and 5, at 8:00 and Sunday afternoon, September 6, at 4:00. It features works by contemporary composers, played by a distinguished collection of musicians, including pianist and Brooklyn resident Kathleen Supové (photo). This Saturday afternoon, September […]

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Save The View Now Claims New Evidence Sufficient to Re-Open Litigation

The Brooklyn Eagle’s Mary Frost reports that Save The View Now, whose lawsuit to halt and scale back construction of the Pierhouse structure adjacent to Pier 1 in Brooklyn Bridge Park was dismissed in June on the grounds that it was barred by the statute of limitations and that the agreements seeking to limit the […]

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Manhattan Bound Brooklyn Bridge Closed All Weekend

This in from Notify NYC: Due to planned construction, there will be a continuous full closure of the Manhattan bound Brooklyn Bridge, from 12:01 AM on Saturday, July 11, through 5:00 AM on Monday, July 13. Consider alternate routes and allow for additional travel time.

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Explore Brooklyn Bridge’s Literary Legacy Wednesday Evening

On Wednesday evening, June 24, the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy presents “My Hand In Yours, Walt,” in which Poet, Adam Fitzgerald, leads a literary walk that examines the legacy and connections of Brooklyn Bridge’s shadow within the work of Hart Crane and Walt Whitman, Elizabeth Bishop, and Marianne Moore. The walk begins at 6:30 p.m. […]

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