Tag Archives | Brooklyn Heights

DOE to Present Final Re-Zoning Proposal This Wednesday Night

After receiving feedback from the community, the DOE’s Office of District Planning is scheduled to present their final re-zoning proposal at the next CEC13 Calendar Meeting this Wednesday September 30th, 6:30 – 9:00 pm at P.S. 307, 209 York Street in Brooklyn.  There will be opportunity for public comment at the meeting.  Per the CEC […]

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HEAR YE, HEAR YE! CEC & DOE To Hold Re-Zoning Town Hall Meetings

UPDATE: The CEC13Brooklyn has updated their website with a comprehensive overview, FAQ’s and time-line of the proposed re-zoning. The CEC and DOE’s Office of District Planning has scheduled two Town Hall meetings to discuss the proposed re-zoning of Brooklyn Heights’ P.S. 8 and gather vital feedback from the community. Wednesday, September 16th: 6 pm at […]

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Long-Standing Eyesore Slapped With New Violations

At the corner of Clark Street and the bucolic Monroe Place resides the notorious neighborhood eyesore, 100 Clark Street.  The Brooklyn Eagle cheekily reports the dilapidated “half-demolished historic house” owned by Newcastle Realty Services has been slapped with new Buildings Department violations including a “partially open roof” and cracked facade.  The Eagle also reports the Scaffold […]

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DOE Says CEC Will Have Plans for P.S. 8 Re-Zoning By August 31st

The District 13 Community Education Council (CEC) has just announced the DOE’s Office of District Planning is working to deliver a school re-zoning proposal to them by August 31st.   The CEC expects the plan to reduce the P.S. 8 zone in Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO, affecting both P.S. 8 and P.S. 307.  The CEC has […]

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Electeds Seek Answers On Squibb Bridge, Now Closed One Year

As of August 9th, the Squibb Park Bridge, a.k.a “the Bouncy Bridge” has been closed for one year.  What was billed by Brooklyn Bridge Park as a “unique and vital access point to the park” connecting Brooklyn Heights to Pier 1 has been, as reported by the New York Times in July, closed longer than […]

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Charming Brooklyn Heights Featured in The New York Times

The New York Times featured Brooklyn Heights in their Real Estate section’s July 22nd installment of “Living In,” a blog that offers “the inside scoop on New York City neighborhoods and beyond.” The post outlines the neighborhood borders and diverse architecture, real estate pricing, schools, restaurants and shops and a brief history.   Reporter, Alison Gregor […]

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Juice Press Opens Saturday (3/7) In Brooklyn Heights

Excited to check out the new Juice Press coming to the neighborhood? You won’t have to wait much longer. The newest outpost in New York City’s burgeoning, cold-pressed, fruity beverage empire — located at 124 Montague St. behind Kiehl’s — will celebrate its grand-opening tomorrow (3/7) with a limited private event, according to an invitation […]

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Cleaning Up in Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn Heights has never felt so fresh. Just in time for the holidays, the bustling Brooklyn Heights intersection of Clark and Henry is about to smell a whole lot better, thanks to local soap makers Ross Caudill and his fiancé Joanna Maltese. Named after the famed intersection, Clark & Henry recently opened as an online […]

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BHB Open Thread Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Who loves the 80s? Temps are expected to rise to a summery 84 degrees today, before escalating toward 90 before week’s end. Burn, baby, burn! So what’s heating up your head on this Open Thread Wednesday for May 29, 2013? Comment away. (CT)

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True Blue: Brooklyn Heights USPS Mailbox Reveals Curiously Gaudy New Hue

A USPS mailbox at the corner of Columbia Heights and Pierrepont Street has revealed a brazen new blue hue… without any particular rhyme or reason. We conducted a web search to see if the struggling U.S. Postal Service had perhaps purchased millions of gallons of the gaudy blue paint at a marked discount… but nuttin’. […]

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