Those of you who, like me, have taken solitary, or with spouse/partner, exercise on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade may have noticed a single white hulled sailboat docked at the ONE°15 Brooklyn Marina, located between piers 4 and 5 in Brooklyn Bridge Park. This New York Magazine “Intelligencer” Article by Laura Van Straaten explains how it came and what […]
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This photo, taken from your correspondent’s window this afternoon, shows how the winds that have battered Brooklyn Heights this winter and early spring have ripped the flag that flies at the Montague Street entrance to the Brooklyn Heights Promenade.
There’s been a lot of excitement in various forums since Curbed reported that a “Brooklyn Heights penthouse” sold for $20 million, a record for any residential property in the Borough of Brooklyn. Oddly, the New York Post story Curbed cites gives the correct location of the penthouse: Brooklyn Bridge Park. The Penthouse sits atop Quay Tower, seen in your […]
Alerted by PortSide NewYork’s mailing list that the hospital ship USNS Comfort should pass the Statue of Liberty at 10:00 a.m., your correspondent walked the short distance from his building to the Brooklyn Heights Promenade at 9:57, carefully observing social distancing. The big ship – 900 feet long and 70,000 gross tons – was right on time. It was […]
Wednesday’s Brooklyn Heights Association annual meeting began with a summary, by BHA President Martha Bakos Dietz, of BHA’s accomplishments during the previous year. First among these was the apparent elimination of the city Department of Transportation’s plan to demolish the Brooklyn Heights Promenade and replace it with a temporary six lane highway. Both the expert panel appointed by […]
Anna Sanders in the Daily News reports that Mayor Bill de Blasio has responded to the recommendations included in the report just issued by the expert panel that he appointed to study options for the rehabilitation of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. The Mayor said an existing ban on trucks weighing over 80,000 pounds will be immediately and strictly enforced. He […]
The issue of repairing the cantilevered stretch of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway below the Brooklyn Heights Promenade and Brooklyn Heights is one that those in authority have, for some years, as the saying goes, “kicked down the road.” Any solution was bound to raise problems, whether for drivers and truckers who use the BQE, Brooklyn Heights […]
Update:The memorial for the firefighters of Engine Co. 205 and Hook and Ladder Co. 118 will take place at the firehouse, 74 Middagh Street, at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, September 11. There will be an all day event at the Brooklyn Historical Society, which will present, from 8:30 A.M. until 7:00 P.M., in real time […]
Notify NYC tells us that tomorrow, Sunday, September 1 and Monday, September 2 (Labor Day) 7 multicolored L-39 Jets and a blue and white Jet Provost will be conducting a flyover on the Hudson River in Manhattan on 9/1 from 10 AM to 6 PM and 9/2 from 10 AM to 3 PM for a […]
The Eagle’s Mary Frost reports that local elected officials; federal. state, and local, have joined to sign a letter to New York City Department of Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg, asking for clarification concerning the plans for repair or reconstruction of the cantilevered portion of the Brooklyn Queens Expressway below Brooklyn Heights and the Promenade. The […]
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