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BHA Annual Meeting: BQE, Clark Street Station, Empty Storefronts, and More

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 […]

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Hearing on Proposed Brooklyn Jail Expansion Thursday Evening

The Brooklyn Heights Association has advised us that Brooklyn Community Board 2 will hold a public hearing on this Thursday evening, April 11 from 5:00 to 9:00 (doors open at 4:30), at the Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School Auditorium, 357 Clermont Avenue (Enter off Greene Avenue) — see map here. The nearest subway stop, two […]

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BQE and Mega-Jail Dominate BHA Annual Meeting

It was standing room only at the Founders Hall Auditorium of St. Francis College for Tuesday’s Annual Meeting of the Brooklyn Heights Association. As the Eagle’s Mary Frost reports, BHA President Martha Bakos Dietz said the BHA had submitted to the City’s Department of Transportation an alternative plan that would avoid putting a temporary six […]

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After Eight Years, BK Detention Center Reopens This Week

It may not be as swanky as the annual BHA House Tour, but hundreds of locals attended an open house Saturday at the Brooklyn Detention Center, located within a whisper of Brooklyn Heights at 275 Atlantic Avenue off Smith Street in Boerum Hill. The event, where carrot cake and coffee were served, is part of […]

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Thompson: Nix on HOD Deal to Expand

Two weeks after a judge ruled that the Brooklyn House of Detention could reopen but not expand without city approval, Comptroller William Thompson has rejected a contract made with the architect to design the facility’s expansion the Brooklyn Eagle reports.

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Stop BHoD rally Friday at 11:30 am

A judge ruled yesterday that the Brooklyn House of Detention could reopen, but that decision clearly isn’t sitting well with the Stop BHoD group. The group, and Councilmembers David Yassky and Letitia James, will host a rally on the City Hall steps at 11:30 am to call on the city to reconsider its decision. Then, […]

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Contract Rejected for Brooklyn House of Detention

New York City Comptroller William C. Thompson, Jr., announced today the rejection of an architectural contract submitted to his office by the Department of Design and Construction (DDC) for construction-related services at the Brooklyn House of Detention, citing ballooning costs and lack of documentation. Among the problems with the documentation include the “failure to adequately explain an almost […]

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House of D Slapped with TRO

A Temporary Restraining Order has been issued in the case between NYC Department of Corrections and the coalition of jail opponents suing to stop the reopening of the Brooklyn House of Detention. NYS Senator-Elect Daniel Squadron (D-SD25) issued this statement: “I commend the Department of Corrections for agreeing to halt the proposed expansion of the […]

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Jail Open For Biz

From CHB: The NY Daily News reports that 50 prisoners bunked at the Brooklyn House of Detention last night.  Those 50, according to the report, will be painting and getting the place ready for 1,500 of their closest friends.  Read more. Update: Rally Tuesday to close jail. [Brooklyn Eagle]

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