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9/11 Remembrances In 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 […]

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Another Air Show Tomorrow and Monday

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 […]

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Elected Officials Press DOT on BQE Plans

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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Air Show Thursday Morning; View from Promenade

The Eagle’s Mary Frost reports that, this Thursday morning, August 22 at 9:30, four precision flying teams: the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds (photo); the U.S. Navy Blue Angels; the Royal Air Force Red Arrows; and the F-35 II Lightning Demo Team, will fly past the lower end of Manhattan. Approaching the Statue of Liberty, they […]

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Is Brooklyn Heights Cool?

Not “cool” in the sense of “hip”, though we may be a little of that (at least Montague Street gets name-checked in a Bob Dylan song), but in terms of ambient temperature. Right now, as I write this, that’s 81 degrees Fahrenheit; not quite as bad as it’s been lately. According to Curbed NY, citing […]

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Scissura to Community Groups: “Very Little Chance” of Promenade Highway

The Brooklyn Heights Association has reported that, in his strongest statement yet on the Brooklyn Queens Expressway reconstruction plans, Carlo Scissura, chair of the panel studying the issue, said the Department of Transportation’s “innovative” proposal to build a temporary six lane highway in the location of the Brooklyn Heights Promenade “has very little chance of […]

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Again, and Again, With the Fireworks

Notify NYC lets us know that there will be fireworks tomorrow (Saturday, May 18) starting at 11:45 p.m. and on Monday, May 20 starting at 10:45 p.m. Both displays are to be launched near the Statue of Liberty, and should therefore be easily visible from the Promenade, and audible throughout the Heights.

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Promenade Garden Conservancy Bake Sale Saturday

The members of the Promenade Garden Conservancy, who are responsible for the upkeep of the gardens and for the floral displays we enjoy, are holding a bake sale this Saturday, May 18 (rain day May 19), from 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the Montague Street entrance to the Promenade. All proceeds go to the […]

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DOT Representative Tells Poplar Street Residents it Remains Committed to “Temporary” Promenade Destruction; a Heights Resident Responds

At a recent meeting with Poplar Street residents, the city Department of Transportation’s representative, Tanvi Pandya, made it clear that DOT isn’t giving an inch in its desire to effectively destroy our neighborhood by demolishing the Promenade for a minimum of six years (good luck with meeting that timetable) and putting a six lane highway […]

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Quick Takeaways From Tonight’s BQE Town Hall

The Town Hall convened just hours after a bombshell announcement by Mayor de Blasio that he has appointed a panel of experts to evaluate the various proposals for repair of the Brooklyn Queens Expressway, thereby backing away from his earlier support of a City Department of Transportation proposal that would replace the Brooklyn Heights Promenade […]

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