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The BHB Ten 2021: The Most Impactful People of Brooklyn Heights This Year

We’re bringing back a BHB tradition of an annual list, described by our founder John Loscalzo aka Homer Fink as “10 people who live or work in Brooklyn Heights who we think made an impact on our neighborhood, the city, the country, or the world” or who are “influential, altruistic or just plain special.” After […]

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Short Comment Period for BQE Funding

The Eagle reports that a period to comment about “proposed amendments to funding for the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway section underneath Brooklyn Heights” begins today and ends at 4:00 PM Friday, December 3. Comments should address the need for “new or additional funding for X77417: Rehabilitation of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway from Atlantic Avenue to Sands Street.” Comments […]

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St. Ann’s Church Gets $250K Grant to Restore Tower

It seems the third try was indeed the charm for St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, a pro-cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island, at Clinton and Montague Streets. As reported by Ranaan Geberer in the Eagle, the church’s third application for a grant from the National Fund for Sacred Spaces has been […]

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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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