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Fourth of July Fireworks Back, but Not Easily Visible from Brooklyn Heights

After a year’s hiatus for the pandemic, Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks will be back this year, and they will be on the East River. According to Ranaan Geberer in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle There was no indication on the Macy’s site as to exactly where in the East River the barges will be situated. […]

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A Non-Resident’s View of Hunts Lane

Joey Hadden, in Insider, describes her visit to Hunts Lane in Brooklyn Heights, a short, dead end street that goes eastward from Henry Street between Joralemon and Remsen. She took lots of photos, and quotes an Eagle story from 1944 that tells of residents’ children loving to watch when the police, whose horses were stabled […]

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St. Francis College Leaving Brooklyn Heights for Downtown

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports that St. Francis College, a four year liberal arts institution that has made its home in Brooklyn Heights since 1963, will be moving to new, smaller quarters in a high rise building being built above the Macy’s store on Fulton Street in Downtown Brooklyn. Although St. Francis plans to expand […]

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“Heights in Lights” Screening Begins Thursday Evening

Correction: We had earlier reported that the Thursday evening screening would be at The Binc. It is on line only. The “Moonstruck House” (19 Cranberry Street; photo) is just one of many Brooklyn Heights locations to have been featured in film. This Thursday evening, May 20, starting at 7:00, the Brooklyn Heights Association will present […]

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Let’s Name the Noisy Building

Update:Curbed interviews an acoustician who suggests some possible solutions. Big hat tip to reader Remsen Street Dweller for alerting us to Mary Frost’s Eagle story about 347 Henry Street, or 5 River Park (photo by your correspondent), a nearly completed high rise residential building two blocks south of Atlantic Avenue in Cobble Hill, that is […]

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Bill in Congress Would Limit Helicopter Noise

Those of you who have followed this blog for some time know that the issue of helicopter noise is perennial. Even if you’re new to the blog, you may know that it’s an issue for Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn Bridge Park, and other nearby neighborhoods. Just over a year ago, as we noted, a bill was […]

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Brooklyn Heights – Tree Heaven?

We lost a few in Tropical Storm Isaias, but Brooklyn Heights retains and maintains a healthy population of street, park, and garden trees. In her Eagle story, Mary Frost tells of the history. Before the 1940s the Heights, like most of Brooklyn, had few trees. This is why Betty Smith’s A Tree Grows in Brooklyn […]

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Montague BID Head Tapped to Lead Atlantic Avenue BID; Will Have Both Roles

The Eagle has reported that Kate Chura has been named the new Executive Director of the Atlantic Avenue Business Improvement District (“BID”), of which she has been serving as interim Executive Director for some time. She has also served as Executive Director of the Montague Street BID for almost five years, and will continue to […]

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Citi Bike Stations in Brooklyn Heights to Expand

The Eagle reports that the city’s Department of Transportation has plans to expand existing Citi Bike docking stations throughout Brooklyn (and the city), and to add new ones in an effort to expand availability and reach of the service. According to the list in the Eagle story, these are the Heights locations to be expanded: […]

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Missing Part of Brooklyn Bridge Park to be Completed Starting This Fall

The vacant, fenced off wasteland seen in the photo, which lies just under the Brooklyn Bridge between Water Street and the East River will be made into an attractive bit of parkland that will finally join Brooklyn Bridge Park’s northern and southern sections. For a rendering of what the new parkland should look like, see Ranaan […]

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