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That Other “Brooklyn” and its Bridge

If you’ve spent any time in Brooklyn Heights, or if, like your correspondent, you live in this building, you’ve seen this awning and thought, “‘Breukelen,’ that looks a lot like ‘Brooklyn’.” With any knowledge of history you may have concluded that this was the name the Dutch settlers gave to this place, later Anglicized as […]

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Restler Launches “Go Fund Me” Page for Deceased Construction Worker’s Family

The Brooklyn Paper reports that City Council Member Lincoln Restler (photo), in conjunction with the Worker’s Justice Project, yesterday launched a Go Fund Me page to raise money for the family of Angel Pilataxi, who died last Friday after a fall at the construction site at 124 Columbia Heights. Mr. Pilataxi, an Ecuadorian immigrant, was […]

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Construction Worker Killed In Fall from 124 Columbia Heights

The Brooklyn Paper reports that a construction worker, whose name has not been released pending notification to his family, died Friday morning, February 11 after falling several floors at the construction site at 124 Columbia Heights (the address is not given in the Brooklyn Paper story, but is available from the NYC Buildings site, which […]

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Overweight Trucks on BQE to be Monitored and Penalized

As reported by Kirstyn Brendlen in the Brooklyn Paper, Governor Kathy Hochul has signed into law a bill, sponsored by State Senator Brian Kavanagh and Assembly Member Jo Anne Simon, that authorizes the city’s Department of Transportation to install up to 16 weigh stations on the BQE between Atlantic Avenue and Sands Street. The technology […]

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Council Candidates’ Forum Yields No Differences on Issues Crucial to Heights

Despite hot and humid weather, a sizeable crowd gathered in front of the War Memorial in Cadman Plaza Park for the City Council Candidates Forum on Sunday, starting at 5:00 p.m. The candidates, from left to right in the photo above, are: Elizabeth Adams, Victoria Cambranes, Sabrina Gates, Toba Petosky, Lincoln Restler, Stu Sherman, Benjamin […]

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Gage & Tollner Re-opens for Indoor Dining Thursday

As reported by Kevin Duggan in the Brooklyn Paper, the legendary downtown restaurant Gage & Tollner, at 372 Fulton Street, under new ownership and with a new kitchen and floor crew, will resume indoor dining, with customers limited to half capacity, this Thursday, April 15. Before it closed in 2004, G&T had been a favorite […]

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Community Board 2 Executive Director Perris Resigns

The Brooklyn Paper’s Kevin Duggan reports that Robert Perris, who for seventeen years has served as executive director of Brooklyn Community Board 2, which serves Brooklyn Heights and nearby communities, has announced his resignation effective December 26. According to the Brooklyn Paper story, “he wants to focus on his family after 17 years at the […]

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Mayor Prefers Replacing Promenade With Highway During BQE Reconstruction

The Brooklyn Paper reports that Mayor Bill de Blasio has expressed a preference for the City Department of Transportation’s “innovative” plan that would close the Brooklyn Heights Promenade for at least six years and replace it with a temporary six lane highway that would render some residences virtually uninhabitable. The Brooklyn Paper story quotes the […]

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Is a Bistricer/Chetrit Feud Behind Lack of Progress on the Bossert?

In early July the Eagle reported, in a story we linked to here, that one of the hotel’s owners, either David Bistricer or Joseph Chetrit, had said that “a major announcement” about the hotel would be made soon. It was presumed that this would be of a firm opening date for the hotel, which has […]

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Should Hardhats be Required at Borough Hall Subway Station?

Just over a month ago, part of the ceiling over the Manhattan bound 4/5 platform at Borough Hall station collapsed. Alert reader Andrew Porter notifies us of a Brooklyn Paper story about a similar collapse on the Brooklyn bound side. Fortunately, things are more or less back to normal now. Perhaps those of us who […]

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