Wednesday’s Brooklyn Heights Association annual meeting began with a summary, by BHA President Martha Bakos Dietz, of BHA’s accomplishments during the previous year. First among these was the apparent elimination of the city Department of Transportation’s plan to demolish the Brooklyn Heights Promenade and replace it with a temporary six lane highway. Both the expert panel appointed by […]
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BHA Annual Meeting: BQE, Clark Street Station, Empty Storefronts, and More
Borough President’s Hearing on Library Plan Brings Out Players on Both Sides
Tuesday evening’s hearing, called by Borough President Eric Adams (at left in photo, next to his Land Use Supervisor, Richard Bearak) as part of the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) for the proposed sale of the site of the Brooklyn Heights Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) to developer Hudson Companies. Hudson proposes […]
Hillary Clinton Campaign HQ Coming to Brooklyn Heights
What was reported as possible in February is now fact. According to Crain’s New York Business, Politico, Bloomberg and MSNBC are all reporting Friday that Ms. Clinton’s nascent campaign has signed a lease for two full floors at 1 Pierrepont Plaza in Brooklyn Heights, one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the city. She attended an […]
Brooklyn Chamber Offers Space For Displaced Member Businesses
The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce has set up a resource guide with information and phone numbers that borough businesses may contact for assistance and emergency loans in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. It is also offering temporary work space at its offices through the end of the year for Chamber members displaced by the storm. […]
Statement: BK Chamber Of Commerce’s Scissura On Hurricane Sandy
Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Carlo A. Scissura has issued a statement to borough residents and businesses about Hurricane Sandy, regarding flooding, downed trees and other storm-related damage. Read it here.
Bossert Plans Draw Cheers and Caveats
Update: Following last evening’s hearing, a majority of the Community Board 2 Land Use Committee voted to approve the new owner’s request for a variance to re-convert the Bossert to transient hotel use. The matter will now go to the full Community Board for consideration. We’ll keep you posted. David Bistricer, buyer of the Bossert […]
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