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Exploding Manholes on Montague!

Montague Street has been getting its share of attention lately, from the new Montague Diner to a forthcoming large new building. As reported by Mary Frost in The Eagle (click on the link for her story and photos by Marc A. Hermann) on Saturday afternoon there were two explosions on Montague between Henry and Hicks […]

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“The Moth” Storytelling Session at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Wednesday Evening

As reported by the Eagle, this Wednesday evening, March 20, the “acclaimed storytelling nonprofit The Moth” will be at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, corner of Clinton and Montague streets, for an event in which “[f]ive storytellers will take the stage to tell tales of finding real beauty in moments when our lives […]

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Brooklyn Heights Association Meeting Focuses on Accomplishments, BQE, and Public Realm

Despite the protestors who prevented Senator Kirsten Gillibrand from speaking (see previous post) at the Brooklyn Heights Association’s Annual Meeting, much else was accomplished. As reported by Mary Frost in the Eagle, BHA president Koren Volk (photo), whose term ends soon, although she will remain on BHA’s board of directors, gave an account of BHA […]

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Meeting on Redesign of Columbus Park, AKA Borough Hall Park, Monday, February 26

City Council Member Lincoln Restler has invited all to a meeting, to be held this coming Monday, February 26, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Borough Hall (enter at 209 Joralemon Street) to discuss a proposed re-design of Columbus Park, also called Borough Hall Park. That park extends from Joralemon Street past Borough Hall and […]

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Improvements to Pedestrian Safety

The Brooklyn Heights Association advises us that a new stop sign and crosswalk have been installed to aid pedestrians crossing Henry Street at Orange Street, and “DOT tells the BHA that this crossing will be updated to a traffic signal hopefully later this spring.” The BHA also notes that the City Department of Transportation is […]

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Spoke at Plymouth Church 61 Years Ago, Calling for Peace and Brotherhood

In February of 1963 the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a guest sermon at Plymouth Church, then called Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims, in Brooklyn Heights. He spoke at the invitation of Plymouth’s then Senior Minister, the Rev. Dr. Harry Kreuner. In his sermon, which called for brotherhood and world peace, Dr. King […]

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BQE “Boondoggle”: Bad and Good News

Mary Frost’s Eagle story contains what she calls some “chilling” information about the City Department of Transportation’s and Mayor Adams’s plans for the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway beyond the urgent repair work now underway. The bad news for Brooklyn Heights is that these plans would include demolition of the Brooklyn Heights Promenade (although it would eventually be […]

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Police Search for Man Who Shoved and Injured 89 Year Old Woman

According to Mary Frost in the Eagle police at the 84th Precinct have provided a photo (see it by following the link to Ms. Frost’s story) of the man suspected of having, at about 2:00 PM on September 26 at Court and Montague Streets, approached an 89 year old woman from behind and shoved her […]

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Should Dogs Be Allowed On The Brand New Cadman Park Turf?

Mary Frost read the debates raging in the comments section here and on Nextdoor, worked her journalistic magic, and settled the question once and for all in today’s Brooklyn Daily Eagle article. Read the many quotes from familiar names in the neighborhood and a spokesperson from the Parks Department. Feel free to continue the discussion in the comments […]

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Reports of Harrassment and Threats on Promenade

Mary Frost in the Eagle quotes a number of Heights residents concerning harrassment and threats, mostly occurring at the north end of the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, and often including ant-LGBTQ slurs, by unidentified men. The story includes two photos supplied by a Heights resident of an “allegedly threatening individual.” Ms. Frost states that an NYPD […]

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