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Did Robert Moses “Head Fake” Brooklyn Heights?

The received wisdom is that Robert Moses was determined to route the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway through Brooklyn Heights, following the route of Hicks Street, staying roughly on the course it had taken through Carroll Gardens and Cobble Hill, but that heroic resistance by Heights residents convinced him to try the innovative plan (where have we heard […]

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Top Takeaways From BHA Annual Meeting

Here are your correspondent’s top takeaways from Wednesday evening’s Brooklyn Heights Association Annual Meeting. For a more detailed account, see Mary Frost’s story in the Brooklyn Heights Press. Asked if he was aware of the shooting incident at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 2 last April, Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson (photo) said he was. He […]

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Drone Spotted Outside Eagle Offices

According to Gothamist, the office manager and other employees of EBrooklyn Media, publishers of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle and Brooklyn Heights Press, were surprised to see a drone (not the one in the photo, but similar) hovering near their 30th floor office windows at 16 Court Street, at the corner of Montague, on Thursday. The […]

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Krogius Talks Brooklyn Heights Promenade at BPL Wednesday (11/28)

Local historian/Brooklyn Press editor Henrik Krogius will be discussing his book The Brooklyn Heights Promenade at the Brooklyn Public Library Wednesday night (11/28) at 6:30 pm. The library’s website notes: A wine and cheese reception commences at 6:30pm, with the lecture starting at 7pm. Seating is limited to 40 people. Tickets will be given out […]

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‘Dean Of Brooklyn Reporters’ Dennis Holt Dies At 77

Dennis Holt, a longtime columnist and staff writer for the Brooklyn Daily Eagle and sister publication Brooklyn Heights Press, died at age 83 77 Thursday after complications from a fall in his home on May 14. He had suffered broken ribs and a blow to the head, made worse by a blood thinner he had […]

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Wheel Thieves Strike Again

A Range Rover sits forlornly, bereft of left wheels and propped up on a partially collapsed plastic milk crate, on Pierrepont Place, between Montague and Pierrepont Streets, this morning. We don’t know if this is the work of the same crooks who, over the weekend, took the wheels from a Honda CR-V parked on Henry […]

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Brooklyn Eagle Offices May Go to “Trendier” Gowanus

We noted earlier that the building housing the home offices of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle and allied papers, including the Brooklyn Heights Press, at 60 Henry Street, has been listed for sale. McBrooklyn now reports a rumor that the paper’s owners are looking at space in “trendier (and less expensive) Gowanus”, and may open a […]

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Bishop’s Crooks Going Brooklyn Heights Wide

The Brooklyn Heights Association announced in the its latest membership newsletter that early 20th century “bishop’s crook” style lamposts will be installed at 229 locations around Brooklyn Heights. The Brooklyn Heights Press reports in today’s edition that $650K in City and federal dollars are being spent to launch Phase 1 of the Historic Lighting Project […]

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“KICK” Founder, Brooklyn Heights Preservationist Malcolm Chesney Dies

Chances are without Heights Heroes like Malcolm Chesney, Brooklyn Heights would be one giant highway today.  Mr. Chesney, a Brooklyn Heights resident and champion of Brownstone Brooklyn preservation, died Thursday at 87.  The group Chesney founded in 1958 with fellow Heights Heroes Otis Pearsall and Martin Schneider, Community Conservation and Improvement Council (KICK) eventually merged […]

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Eamonn’s Not Going Anywhere

A couple of weeks ago, the owners of Eamonn's on Montague Street took out this ad in the Brooklyn Heights Press to squash rumors that they planned to shut down and leave Montague Street. 

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