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City Issues Cease Fire On Movie Shoots In Brooklyn Heights & DUMBO

It’s a good thing NBC’s hit series “Smash” has wrapped its first season. The city has imposed a two-month moratorium on film shoots in Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO—bringing a cease fire to movie-making in two of the borough’s most cinematic communities. The Brooklyn Paper reports today that the clamp-down follows persistent complaints from neighbors about […]

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City Council Approves Skyscraper Historic District

Today the City Council approved the Borough Hall Skyscraper Historic District by a vote of 46-1, with two abstentions. The Brooklyn Paper: Preservationists hailed the city for protecting a slew of Romanesque Revival and Beaux-Arts structures, including the tiered co-op 75 Livingston St., which housed some of the designation’s most vocal opponents. “We’re thrilled,” said […]

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Brooklyn Paper: Brooklyn Heights Cinema Endangered?

According to Kate Briquelet’s story, the beloved Brooklyn Heights Cinema, recently rescued and revitalized by BHB Ten honoree Kenn Lowy, may be demolished to make way for (what else?) a five story residential building. Brooklyn Paper: Next Wednesday, building owner Tom Caruana will present plans for a new structure at 70 Henry St. at Community […]

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Local Schools Want Pier 5 Bubble

As reported by Kate Briquelet in The Brooklyn Paper, several local private schools–St. Francis College, Brooklyn Friends School, and Packer Collegiate Institute, along with unidentified others–have expressed their desire to see a regulation sized soccer field with a year-round bubble enclosure and accompanying facilities, built on Pier 5, Brooklyn Bridge Park. Ms. Briquelet quotes Doreen […]

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Grimaldi’s Moving to 1 Front Street

The Brooklyn Paper reports that Grimaldi’s Pizzeria has solved two problems by moving to 1 Front Street – a contentious relationship with its landlord and the cycle of truly lousy tenants at the historic cast iron building:

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Nobody Cry When Jaws Die, Everybody Cry When Indoor Soccer Field Dies at Brooklyn Bridge Park

The Brooklyn Paper reports on the death of the Brooklyn Bridge Park planned indoor soccer field bubble thingy. For some reason all we can think of is John Belushi as Dino De Laurentis declaring that “no one cries when Jaws die…”:

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Engine 205 Saved

Engine Company 205, which shares the firehouse on Middagh Street with a ladder company, and which was included on the Mayor’s list of fire companies to be closed, has been spared the budgetary axe. The Brooklyn Paper: Firehouses expected to be shuttered in Dyker Heights, Park Slope, Brooklyn Heights, Williamsburg and Coney Island — making […]

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Park Footbridge Will Cost $4.9 Million

Designer Ted Zoli’s wooden bridge connecting Squibb Park to Brooklyn Bridge Park will cost $4.9 million to construct: Brooklyn Paper: The new plans come after a bumpy battle for funding. In 2009, Mayor Bloomberg trimmed $8 million from Brooklyn Bridge Park’s construction budget, killing the footbridge. But the following year, the City Council and Borough President […]

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Brooklyn Paper on Clark Street Dorm’s Spring Offensive

The Brooklyn Paper picks up on BHB’s initial report of a “Mad Soda Can Bomber” at the Clark Street dorm.  Seems like one suspect has been given the boot:

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Brooklyn Paper Quotes Homer About Blogfest

For those of you who pay attention to such things, last year’s Brooklyn Blogfest was very “controversial.” This year, organizer Louise Crawford promises to get things back to basics with keynote speaker Jeff Jarvis.

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