Local literary luminary Hernan Diaz was on hand earlier this week to re-open the neighborhood’s big box bookstore Barnes & Noble, recently relocated from Court St. to Atlantic Avenue. As reported by Mary Frost at the Brooklyn Eagle, also present were Kelly Carroll, executive director of the Atlantic Avenue Business Improvement District and store manager […]
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NYC DOT Engineer Says Keeping Traffic Off Brooklyn Heights Streets High Priority
The Eagle’s Mary Frost has an excellent report on last week’s Brooklyn Heights Association Annual Meeting. Here are my takeaways from the meeting: 1. The featured speaker, DOT Deputy Commissioner Robert Collyer (photo) said at least twice that a primary DOT concern is keeping traffic off Brooklyn Heights streets during the BQE renovation. 2. Mr. […]
It’s Cold Out There!
Who better to know than the Eagle’s Mary (ahem!) Frost, who found the sign at TD Bank, near the corner of Montague and Court streets, registering a temperature of seventeen degrees today. She cites a 2013 New York Times story that declared Montague and Court “the windiest intersection in all of New York City.” My […]
Pop-Up Pool Will Be Back For One More Summer, But What Will Replace It?
The Eagle reports that the powers-that-be at Brooklyn Bridge Park have allowed the much loved Pop-Up Pool (photo) to survive through the summer of 2018. However, the Eagle story notes: Next summer will be absolutely the last year for the pool, however, as it is located in the site of the planned Pier 2 uplands […]
Witnesses Dispose Of More Brooklyn Heights Properties
The Eagle reports that L.A. based real estate investors Hawkins Way Capital have bought 117 Columbia Heights (photo), a Brutalist intrusion, by Ulrich Franzen, into a row of nineteenth century townhouses, three of which were also bought by Hawkins from Watchtower and, like 117, became residences for Witnesses. The sale seems to indicate that the […]
City Approves Demolition of Library Building
The Eagle’s Mary Frost reports that the City’s Department of Buildings has approved the demolition of the former Brooklyn Heights Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library by Hudson Companies, which intends to build a high rise residential and commercial building, with a new library on its ground, mezzanine, and basement levels, on the site. When […]
Extended LICH Demolition Hours Irk Cobble Hill Residents
The Eagle’s Mary Frost reports that developer Fortis Group has secured “after hours variances” from the City’s Department of Buildings that allow “late-evening and early weekend construction at 339 Hicks St[reet]”, part of the campus of the former Long Island College Hospital. Nearby residents have complained about construction noise during these hours, and, they say, […]
Two Montague Street Buildings Designated Landmarks
The Eagle reports that the Landmarks Preservation Commission has voted unanimously to designate two buildings on Montague Street’s “Bank Row” between Clinton and Court streets as city landmarks. We noted their nomination for landmark status last August. The buildings–181-183 Montague, the People’s Trust Company Building, now occupied by Citibank; and 185 Montague, the National Title […]
Construction Debris Falls From Roof of Former Brooklyn Heights Library
The Eagle reports that several shards of metal roof flashing that had been removed from the former Brooklyn Heights Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, at 280 Cadman Plaza West, and stored on the roof, had blown off in the high winds on Sunday. Fortunately, no one was injured by the falling debris. The Eagle […]
City Approves Demolition of Former Brooklyn Heights Branch Library
The Eagle reports that the City’s Department of Buildings has approved the application of the developer Hudson Companies to demolish what had been the Brooklyn Heights Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library. The building has been vacant since late July, when staff and contents were moved to an interim facility in Our Lady of Lebanon […]
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