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Park Entrance from Montague?

The Eagle reports that the Montague Street Business Improvement District wants a footbridge to connect the Promenade near the foot of Montague Street (photo) to Brooklyn Bridge Park. The BID says this is necessary to provide access to the Park during the time the needed repairs to the cantilevered portion of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway below […]

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Oral Arguments in Save the View Now’s Suit Against Pierhouse in Brooklyn Heights Friday

Oral arguments in the appeal of the lower court’s dismissal of Save the View Now’s suit to remedy the Pierhouse’s interference with views of the Brooklyn Bridge and the protected view plane from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade will be held this Friday, October 20, at the Appellate Division Courthouse, 45 Monroe Place, corner of Pierrepont. […]

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Fireworks Tomorrow Night

There will be fireworks tomorrow night (Saturday, September 30) starting at 10:55 PM. They will be launched from a barge off Red Hook, opposite the Liberty Warehouse. They might not be visible from all parts of Brooklyn Heights or the Promenade because of intervening tall buildings, though they should be visible from many rooftops. They […]

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Thanks to Albany BQE Repairs May be Stalled; Made More Difficult

The cantilevered portion of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, below Brooklyn Heights and the Promenade, is in need of critical repairs. Concrete has eroded, exposing rusting metal reinforcements. The job will take years, and will require closure of at least parts of the BQE for long periods. Last year a City Department of Transportation Official told a […]

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Will Fourth of July Fireworks be Visible from Brooklyn Heights?

Update: Here’s reaction from local business owners. The Eagle reports that this year’s Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks will be launched from barges on the East River beteween 24th and 41st streets in Manhattan. Unlike the past two years, there will be no fireworks launched from barges anchored below Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO. The Eagle […]

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View of Brooklyn Bridge from Promenade Blighted Again

As if the Pierhouse’s blotting out of the full view of the arc of the Brooklyn Bridge, which had been visible (apart from two small interruptions caused by rooftop equipment) from the southern portion of the Promenade when the National Cold Storage Warehouse buildings were there (see here), wasn’t enough, a high rise building in […]

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Promenade Gardeners’ Bake Sale Saturday

The members of the Promenade Gardens Conservancy, who are responsible for the upkeep of the gardens and for the floral displays we enjoy, are holding a bake sale this Saturday afternoon, November 5, from 12:30 until 3:00, at the Montague Street entrance to the Promenade. All proceeds go to the upkeep of the Promenade gardens.

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Promenade “Likely” To Be Closed During BQE Re-Construction

DNAinfo reports that parts of the Brooklyn Heights Promenade might well need to be closed when re-construction of the BQE begins…whenever it will actually begin. “We would like to keep as much of it open as we can,” Bob Collyer, the city’s chief bridge engineer, said at a Tuesday night meeting. “If we need to […]

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Remembering Henrik Krogius

We at BHB are deeply saddened by the news that Henrik Krogius has died. His love of his adopted home, Brooklyn Heights, was hard to match. He was blessed with many talents: writer; historian (he wrote the definitive history of his beloved Brooklyn Heights Promenade); editor of the Brooklyn Heights Press for many years; TV […]

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Remembering Fifteen Years Ago

The beams no longer shine from the location of the two towers; that location has been taken by a new building and by a memorial. Still we remember lost neighbors, kin, and friends, and the eight brave firefighters who never returned. Addendum: There will be an interfaith memorial service at the Montague Street entrance to […]

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