Tag Archives | Brooklyn Heights

We Don’t Care About No Stinking Snow!

So are you hunkering down or did you get outside and brave the weather?  Check out these die-hards playing touch foot ball on Cadman Plaza! Show us how you are passing the time while Jonas pummels NYC. Post your personal snapshots** in the comments.  Go! *Cover Photo by Mary Kim, published with permission of the […]

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Heights Residents and Electeds Gather in Opposition to Pineapple Walk Tower

As reported in detail by the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, concerned Heights residents and numerous elected officials convened at 101 Clark Street on Wednesday night to brainstorm ways to convince their neighbors at 75 Henry Street and adjacent town houses to vote “NO” on the potential sale of Pineapple Walk.  A developer has offered $75 million […]

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Brooklyn Heights Resident Killed in Fort Greene Curb-Jump Accident

Tragically, The NY Post and multiple news sources have reported Brooklyn Heights resident, Victoria Nicodemus was killed at 5:30 pm this past Sunday evening when a speeding Chevrolet Suburban swerved to avoid a city bus and jumped the curb on South Portland Avenue near Fulton Street in Fort Greene. DNAinfo reports Ms. Nicodemus was holiday […]

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Halloween Happenings in Brooklyn Heights and Beyond

Hot patootie, bless my soul! The leaves have turned, there’s a chill in the air and pumpkins and spider webs adorn the stoops (and oh the horror, the horror; pumpkin spice-flavored everything is at Trader Joe’s).  Halloween is officially upon us.  What’s that, you are haunted by the ghosts of failed-costumes past? Need some divine […]

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Re-Zoning Update: CEC Meeting Tonight at P.S. 8

As previously reported, the re-zoning vote has been pushed back for two months so the CEC and DOE can hear more feedback from the P.S. 8 and P.S. 307 communities. Tonight’s CEC meeting is an opportunity to weigh-in on the re-zoning and also participate in the conversation about the DOE’s plan to re-locate M.S. 313 […]

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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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