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New Life for 186 Remsen? Bye-bye 192 Montague?

In a post this past September I speculated about the future of 186 Remsen Street (photo, by C. Scales), which I have long liked as an example of Victorian Romanesque architecture. In the post I noted that the building had been acquired by Up Ventures LLC, who had filed plans for a fourteen story hotel […]

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No Garbage, Organics or Recycling Collection New Year’s Day; Alternate Side Rules and Parking Meters Suspended

Our friends at Community Board 2 have advised us that, according to the City Department of Sanitation, there will be no pickup of garbage, organics, or recyclables on Tuesday, January 1. Those who normally receive pickup of these items on that day should put them out for pickup following 4:00 PM Tuesday. Also, according to […]

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Parking Tickets Issued in Heights on Rosh Hashanah

Community Board 2’s Executive Director Robert Perris has sent us the following: Several people got tickets in Brooklyn Heights today despite the fact that alternate side of the street parking was suspended for the second day of Rosh Hashanah. Shana tova! Similar incidents have happened in the past because the parking regulations on the narrow […]

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CB2 Hearing on “Out of Context” Downtown Development Wednesday Evening

The Brooklyn Heights Association and others are urging local residents to attend Community Board 2’s public hearing at 6:00 PM this Wednesday, March 28 at St. Francis College, 180 Remsen Street, on the appliction by a developer to build two residential towers, one 74 and one 38 stories, on a site bordered by Flatbush Avenue, […]

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Town Hall with Mayor de Blasio at St. Francis Wednesday, October 18

Our friends at Community Board 2 have advised us that Mayor Bill de Blasio will be at St. Francis College, Founders Hall, 180 Remsen Street, on Wednesday evening, October 18, for a Town Hall to which all are invited. Admission is free. The event begins at 6:00; doors will open at 5:30 and close at […]

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Night Milling Of Furman Street Scheduled For Friday, June 30

We have word from Community Board 2 that Furman Street between Old Fulton Street and Joralemon Street will be milled this coming Friday, June 30. According to CB 2: Due to daytime traffic volume, this work is planned to take place OVERNIGHT. Yes, this is an annoyance but one that is deemed necessary. Thank you […]

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More Homeland Simulated Chaos This Sunday

Brooklyn Community Board 2 tells us that this Sunday, February 26, there will be more filming of Homeland centered at 110 Livingston Street but affecting nearby areas. The permit extends from 6:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. As before, the action will include “explosions, simulated weapon fire, smoke and actors dressed as uniformed police and military […]

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LinkNYC Kiosks Coming to Brooklyn Heights

Wi-fi communication kiosks–which earlier this year gained notoriety as hubs for porn watching–are coming to the neighborhood. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported last week that 13 sites in Brooklyn Heights and Downtown Brooklyn are currently under review for kiosk placement, and a Community Board meeting on Oct. 18 was held to discuss the matter. The Brooklyn […]

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Fireworks Tomorrow Night

Community Board 2 advises us that there will be a fireworks display tomorrow (Sunday, October 2) starting at 7:00 p.m. in the East River near Pier 16, which is directly opposite Brooklyn Heights. It is not included in the list of legal fireworks displays approved by FDNY, so we don’t know who is sponsoring it.

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Sen. Squadron Gives Update on Noise From Watermark Bar

We’ve been contacted by State Senator Daniel Squadron’s Deputy Chief of Staff and Communications Director, Zeeshan Ott, who gave us the following information regarding the Watermark Bar, which was the source of the noise assaulting Brooklyn Heights one week ago. There was a meeting between Squadron’s office, Brooklyn Community Board 2, Manhattan Community Board 1 […]

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